Tag Archives: clothing

Surgery, First World Problems and Travel

Back in March, I ended up in the hospital with an inflamed gallbladder. It wasn’t pretty; I was in the Abbotsford hospital for a week, only to be sent home to await surgery which was scheduled for 6 weeks later. … Continue reading

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Reclaim Mending

I’ve blogged about my lovely friend Anna-Marie before. Anna is one of the most authentic people I know, someone who truly tries to live her life with as small a footprint as possible. She has tried to live out her … Continue reading

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Great Things in Store

I’m traveling on the other coast for a couple of weeks, my hubby and I are taking my mom on another bucket list trip to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Now, my mom instilled in me and my sister a love … Continue reading

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On a Mission

Most of the time, I’m comfortable in my skin and in my clothes. Then, summer happens. Whereas in fall and winter I cuddle up in great sweaters, jeans and comfy sweat pants, in spring and summer, the weather dictates that … Continue reading

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The Secret to the Cheapest Thrift Shopping Experience Ever

  Yesterday, this beautiful Monoreno shawl jacket made its way out of an MCC thrift shop and into my closet. Monoreno is a fashion house based in L.A. They describe themselves as having bohemian sensibilities – quite true when you … Continue reading

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All in the Family

I spent a lovely morning and afternoon with my niece, Alivia; first having coffee and goodies at Old Hand Coffeehouse and Bakery and then thrifting. (My sister has raised her children right.) Felt like “Oldhand” was a good place to … Continue reading

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Big Score, Little Shops – Thrifting in Ontario

I recently visited the nation’s capital, Ottawa, for a very special purpose: to remember my mother-in-law, Vivian Dawson, who passed away in February. I won the lottery when it comes to in-laws: James and Vivian were the best second set … Continue reading

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