Much Needed Time Off

I did not realize just how much time away from a computer was needed until I decided Monday morning last, to simply not get online, or check work emails, or blog or write. There was a feeling of calm, even while running errands, and doing chores, the idea of not being plugged in made a […]

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Travel: Where To Go In May

I am taking next week off from work. A much-needed break, I’ve avoided for four years. Meaning, even while on vacation over the past four years, I tend to check my work emails and respond and or get asked for guidance on various matters from the team – thinking that nothing can get done with […]

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Friday Breakfast For A Family Plus one Doggy Visit

I love spontaneous visits – as my home is always open to family and a handful of friends visiting from out-of-town. In this case, family + her beautiful German Sheppard I cannot wait to hang out with over the weekend. He’s adorable, but not at all interesting to my 15-year old Yokie, who although will […]

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Things You Should Never Say…

I normally don’t shock easily – about the goings on around me or even around the world. But recently I’ve raised an eyebrow or twitched an eye at a few strange comments –  which I felt the need to share – to either put a smile on your face, or have your jaw drop. Never […]

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Boutique Hotel Pick – From Around the World

Sometimes it is very difficult to pick just one hotel to highlight in RS&S, so I have included some of my favorites from this hotel list – just in case you are having a tough time deciding where to holiday this year:

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Pesto Pasta Is All I’ve Been Craving

I have a weakness for pasta – so, here we are, with me thinking pasta for dinner tonight. I mean, I have a wonderful bottle of organic cab sitting in my kitchen, ready to be consumed. So, here we go – this is the recipe I am  going for – even the ricotta cheese, or […]

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Simply Pretty Stuff

This morning, I needed an escape of sort. I’ve been reading a memoir I borrowed from the local library a week ago, and I have to say I’m turning the pages with a mix of emotions, not sure yet by the end how the story will have an impact or not. But, I know that […]

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Fashion: This Month’s Style

Spring is just around the corner, and I couldn’t be happier. Sure, winter has its benefits, or beauty, but Springtime is…well simply amazing – where there is still some crispness to the air in the early morning hours, and perhaps light showers mid-morning, all leading to the best days ahead. And with the idea of […]

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Do You Ever Think…?

There are constants reminders to be and do positive things, or the need to think of yourself a winner, or how to be the best person you can ever be, and well, even the suggestion to persevere no matter how difficult the road ahead. This got me thinking to see the glass half full this […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Quinoa Salad

I cooked quinoa last night – but it was too warm to make a salad out of it just yet. So I switched gears and went with sliders for dinner with a side of home-made coleslaw. But tonight, we are having quinoa salad with a side dish – open-faced grilled cheese baguette. Since this is […]

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