Lifestyle

8 Ways to Make the Most of …

Hi there! Can you believe it is already June?! How does time go by so quickly? Did you know that 71% of each year is a workday evening? How many of us hibernate during workday evenings and lust after the weekends? Sometimes I am so tired after a busy workday and life errands, that I just want to get into my sweatsuit and do something mindless. However, way too often I have found that I blink and…

Ontario

Visiting Kingston Mills & the Rideau Canal

How beautiful is Kingston Mills? We decided to head to Kingston Mills for a lunchtime picnic this past weekend and enjoy the weather. I thought it would be a bit busier, but we ended up having the entire place to ourselves. Not featured in the photos is our fried chicken lunch as per Ryan’s cravings but I also brought healthy snack to balance it out! ALSO – Parks Canada is offering free seasonal lock permits for…

Ontario

Have you visited the Scarborough Bluffs?

I have been looking at photos of the Scarborough Bluffs for a couple of years now and had been itching to visit them! If you haven’t heard of them, the Scarborough Bluffs are a series of cliffs that stretch 15 km along Lake Ontario in Scarborough. We were attending a wedding this past weekend that was right beside the Scarborough Bluffs, so we decided to pop by quickly before the wedding. I am always awestruck…

Lifestyle

Finding Magnolias and the Secret to …

I would love to have an app that documented all of the beautiful locations and flowers in each city! However, I also love the thrill of unexpectedly stumbling across a beautiful spot. The other night we decided to enjoy the warm weather and go on a scavenger walk through the city to find magnolias. We found a couple of trees in strange locations but then found this perfect magnolia tree beside an old stone building…

Ontario

Exploring the Canadian Tulip Festival

Hi there! We decided to check out the annual Canadian Tulip Festival this year to see all of the pretty tulips. If you aren’t familiar with the Canadian Tulip Festival, it claims to be the largest tulip festival in the world with over 1 million tulips! I have to admit, it was so refreshing to see some bright colours after numerous overcast winter months (even if it did rain again!). We ended up strolling around Dow’s Lake and…

Ontario

Sainte-Anne Canyon Waterfall & Basilica

Sainte-Anne Canyon Waterfall We decided to brave the rain and headed to Sainte-Anne Canyon Waterfall this past weekend. We knew that it had rained a lot (and there were serious flood warnings) but we weren’t prepared for the amount of water in the falls. The signs said that on average 100,000 litres of water go over the falls EVERY SECOND in the spring. Add that onto the highest recorded water levels in 25 years and…

Quebec

Top 12 Things to do in Quebec …

Hi there! We spent the past weekend on a mini vacation in Quebec City. We booked this trip last winter and expected May to have beautiful spring weather with lots of pretty tulips. Instead, we got a crazy mix of weather with rain, snow, and strong winds. Many nearby cities also issued floor warnings due to the high water levels. We thought the weekend might be a total disaster, but the we ended up having the…

Lifestyle

Setting Resolutions & Finding Happiness

Setting Resolutions As I mentioned in my earlier post, my grandmother sadly passed away last week after a long wonderful life. We had a lot of family time together to reflect on her values, accomplishments, and memories. It got me reflecting on how I want to live my life and and what I want to be known for among my family and friends. I am a true believer that everyone has room for improvement and…