A Very Special Birthday Wish

Today is the birthday of one of the most amazing men I know.  He is my father.  He is a wonderful human being and an even better father.  He is the most compassionate caring selfless man I know and has always done anything and everything to help my sister and I.

No matter what happens to my Dad, you can always count on him to have a big grin on his face and welcome you with open arms.  He has a contagious smile 🙂


Dad, you are such a great person and I hope you have an amazing day!  I love you with all of my heart and thank you for giving me so many years as a great father and friend!!!! ❤


Beautiful fresh Raspberries hand picked from my parents’ garden! Yum!

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Smile of the Day

Last week my boyfriend and I were pulling into the driveway at home when we noticed someone laying on the ground across the road!!!

We ran over very quickly and soon realized it was a woman who had fallen!  This poor lady was walking her dog and had tripped on the concrete steps and fallen face forward.  

We got her out of the sun and made her comfortable without moving her too much.  We asked if there was anyone she would like us to call and if we should call an ambulance.  After debating for a few minutes, the ambulance was on the way.  

She told us she lived alone and did not want to bother her daughter who would only worry.

In the meantime, my boyfriend stayed with her while I took her pup upstairs to her condo and fetched her wallet and phone.

We stayed with her until the paramedics came and took her to the hospital to get checked out.  She thanked us repeatedly and we wished her well.

A week later we received a knock on the door and the following little surprise:

I knew exactly where it had come from, and it made me smile. We didn’t expect something in return! We were just helping someone in need!  

This made me smile and reading the lovely card was such a nice boost to an otherwise mundane day.

It just shows you that there are kind people in the world who appreciate a simple good deed and compassion


What’s your good deed today?

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Blah Blah Blah Blogging

I have so many days like this where I just feel “Blah”.  I don’t have a real reason why that I can pinpoint… It’s just that feeling where I don’t have much to say and nothing much makes me feel better. 

 I love blogging for this reason … That I can literally type out my inner thoughts into cyber space and feel like I’ve told someone.  Best therapist I’ve ever had! And doesn’t cost a pretty penny.

It’s funny about blogging… I had an idea a while ago to track my health journey to be able to share it with the world and never thought I would become so connected to it.

I now find myself constantly connected and hoping for more followers and friends to like my posts. It’s a weird feeling this whole world I tell you.   I can’t help but feeling this need for approval and like I need to do better at this. BUT I do have to take a step back sometimes and remind myself “YOU ARE ILL” … Oh Ya… That… So this is me just talking about nothing and scattering my thoughts onto a page.

Oh, we bought a new couch… Figured I needed to have something comfy since most of my life these days is spent laying on my ass.  She’s pretty we love her and she comes home tonight 😃😃😃


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I have seen a lot of awards on fellow bloggers’ sites and was wondering how you get one.  I am so excited and grateful to be nominated for my first one-The Liebster Award!  Thank you so much to Vegan Needs for nominating me!

Check out her BLOG filled with tons of info for Vegans, especially great for those just starting out with a Vegan Lifestyle.  Her ice cream recipes are super yummy!!!

As I understand it, this award is for newer bloggers or for those of us who do not have hundreds and hundreds of followers.  It is to discover and help those who have just started out get discovered and gain a following.

Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the nominator.
  2. Display the award.
  3. Nominate 10 more bloggers with 10 new questions.
  4. Answer the questions
  5. Notify the Nominees


  1. What is your favorite thing about blogging?

My favourite thing about blogging is that fact that it gives me a chance to share to good, the bad, and the ugly with whoever is willing to listen.  It is really great to connect with others and to find inspiration from so many other great bloggers.  I  love the blogging world, wish I joined sooner!

  1. Top 3 favorite movies of all time?

Gone Baby Gone:  I love how unpredictable this movie is.  Such a twist.

Hachi-A Dog’s Tale:  Oh my gosh this one killed me…I literally bawled for hours.  But a great movie!

Legends of the Fall:  Yes, Brad Pitt, I do love you, but this is actually a great movie!!

  1. What is your favorite Fruit?

Can I say Avocado?  Technically speaking it is a fruit.  A one seeded berry to be exact.  LOVE my avocados…They can be used in so many different ways, and they are full of healthy fat and nutrients.  Their creamy texture and pretty green hue make me fall in love all over again every time I slice one open.  Too much? haha

  1. Chocolate or vanilla?

I am going to go with Vanilla.  There is just something about it that I prefer.

  1. If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?

If I could change one thing in the world it would be that we all have the knowledge and means to be the epitome of health.  There are just too many chemicals and processed foods and pollutants in this world that make us so unhealthy.  I wish we could all live healthfully in a world free of these unnecessary stressors on our bodies!

  1. what is your favorite beauty product?

My favourite beauty product would have to be my MAC Lipstick in Angel.  I seriously cannot live without it and can’t even count the number of tubes that I have bought over the years.  The best natural pink shade of all time-for me at least!

  1. what is your least favorite flavor/food?

For some reason I really do not enjoy miso type dressings or peanut sauces.  I like miso soups and I like peanuts, but in dressing or sauce form, it just turns me off!  Weird!

  1. are you an early bird or a night owl?

I want to say early bird…but I have always been a night owl…my body just wakes up as the day progresses.  I would say that it is from years of practise and has now become a bad habit that I need to break one day!

  1. Do you have any pets? what are their names?

I have my lovely furry and fluffy white Turkish Angora kitty, Button.  She is 6 years old and has been with me through so much.  She is a little crazy but also incredibly loving.  Love love love my Butty Boo!!

  1. Who is your celebrity crush ?

BRAD PITT all the way.  I have always loved him.  And the older he gets, the hotter he gets lol.  I have eased up on my love of Brad Pitt since I have my own English Brad Pitt, my sexy boyfriend 🙂

I nominate:

  1.  Something Clean Something Green
  2. Feeding Your Beauty
  3. The Person Next to You
  4. Life at 28 and Counting
  5. Pinot and Peeptoes
  6. Serena Glow
  7. Fuelled by Oats
  8. Divine Veggie Mama
  9. Kale In It
  10. Life Diet Health

Here are my questions to the Nominees:

  1. What are the top 3 words that describe you as a person?
  2. What makes you smile?
  3. Why are you here in the blogging world?
  4. What is your favourite food?
  5. What type of diet or undiet do you follow and why?
  6. Who inspires you?
  7. Are you living your dream?
  8. Is there something in this world that you have always wanted to do but have yet to?  What is it?
  9. Family or friends?
  10. What is your simplest pleasure?

I look forward to hearing the answers from my Nominees 🙂 🙂

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