Favorite ThingsChristmas Wish List Edition

How Can You Make a Difference?

The fourth Saturday of October is Make a Difference Day. It has been celebrated since 1992. That year, it was started to mark the Leap Year in a positive way. It was such a success that the organizers decided not to wait until the next Leap Year. Instead, Make a Difference Day as moved to the fourth Saturday in October. This year it is on October 28. Check out the official website at Makeadifferenceday.com. The website describes the purpose of Make a Difference day as follows: Make A Difference Day shows that anyone, no matter of age or background, can Read More

Favorite ThingsChristmas Wish List Edition

11 Books I Keep Recommending

Reading is something I do almost compulsively. There is always a stack of books next to my bed and another on a shelf nearby. I visit my local library biweekly and love the free books I get monthly thanks to Amazon Prime. I’m always on the lookout for a good read. I follow book people of Instagram and Facebook . Check out A Book Lover’s Adventures for a fun blog on books and travel. Books to… is also a fun blog to check out for recommendations. I also find book recommendations on Goodreads and on my local library website. I use Read More

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Much Needed Getaway in Vancouver, B.C.

I just spent six days in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My husband and I marked our 25th wedding anniversary in August and decided we deserved a getaway.  The last time we took six days away without kids was when I was pregnant with child number one. She turns 21 next month. So it was more than time for our trip. I can’t say enough good things about Vancouver. I loved it and I’m not necessarily a “city girl.”  The city boasts a population of over 647,000 people who come from an amazing variety of backgrounds. Vancouver reminded me a little Read More