Friday Five – Mindfulness, Frappuccinos, Sunflowers, Baby Groot and Nugget Boy!

Friday Five – Mindfulness, Frappuccinos, Sunflowers, Baby Groot and Nugget Boy!

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Five…5 things that are bringing me bliss this week!  This week I’ve got some bliss from around town, around the web, and as far away as Hawaii! 1. The Nourished Life It’s inspiring when you can connect with like-minded, soulful people, who live life to the fullest, finding that balance between being a parent, and working or running their own business.  A perfect example is Angela Higgins, founder of The Nourished Life.  I’ve been a…

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Friday Five – Happy Easter!

Friday Five – Happy Easter!

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Friday Five…5 things that are bringing me bliss this week!  It’s the Easter long weekend here for us, and I’m lucky to be off the whole weekend with the boys.  We’re hosting my parents, sisters and all the cousins Sunday morning for Easter brunch and a mini Easter egg hunt in the backyard. 1. Easter Memories Every Easter brings memories of Easter 2010.  The spring weather that year was warm enough for us…

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Friday Five – All the senses blissed out this week

Friday Five – All the senses blissed out this week

Welcome to another edition of the Friday Five…5 things that are bringing me bliss this week!  This one will be quick, as it’s a PD Day today, so my kids are home from school, and we are planning to spend some good quality time together (well, they are planning to play video games…I’m about to be the mean mom and make them turn it off)! All the senses are blissed out this week…audio book and music for the ears, photo…

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Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, April 1, 7am-4pm The boys and I were up bright (relative term) and early at 6am this morning.  It’s festival day, and I strive to be there early to beat the crowds.  The Elmira Maple Syrup Festival, the world’s largest single day maple syrup festival (recognized by the Guinness Book of Records), attracts big crowds…over 60,000 people some years!  If you don’t want to be lining up for hours, you learn to get there at 7am….

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Friday Five – 5 things that are bringing me bliss!

Friday Five – 5 things that are bringing me bliss!

Welcome to my first Friday Five – 5 things that are bringing me bliss this week! I hope to do this type of post every week, and include all different manor of things…food, books, podcasts, people, places, things, etc.  All things that make me happy, and that you might enjoy as well! 1. Effy Wild This week’s number one is in honour of the person I stole the Friday Five idea from, Effy Wild.  She is a mixed media journal…

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I Have An Excuse. Wait…what’s my excuse?

I Have An Excuse. Wait…what’s my excuse?

The view from the window…a cold, grey, drizzly day.  No blue sky today.   It’s been a while, but I have an excuse It’s been a very long time since my last post, but I have an excuse.  I have a number of excuses.  Let’s rewind a bit first, before I get into that. 2017 started out as such a breath of fresh air, compared to the heaviness that seemed to define 2016, for me, for so many others, like…

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Slow start to blogging…but there’s always soup

Slow start to blogging…but there’s always soup

Remember the tortoise and the hare? This is what I’m trying to remember, on days like these. A slow start When I first entertained the idea for starting a blog, I was full of energy, ideas percolating, ready to dive right in and get started.  I would have 2 or 3 posts up in no time!  My intention for this little blog was to capture these “Little Pockets of Bliss” in my everyday chaotic life, focus on the good, and…

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Welcome home!

Welcome home!

Welcome home! That sentiment evokes such a feeling of bliss for me, as I’m sure it can for so many.  Hearing your family saying it, as you step in the door from a long day at work.  Breathing a sigh, suitcases in hand from a vacation, or any time away, be it brief or a lifetime.  That feeling when you’re handed the keys to your first place, all your own.  A friendly greeting from a seemingly familiar face when you’ve…

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