Pura VidaΒ 

So I have a little something for you all, in honour of having grown to 500 followers on Instagram and for there being a number of you following along on the blog as well (though really, all of you should be πŸ˜‰).

A code for 20% off your Pura Vida  orders

Now, unbeknown to me, I had actually seen some of these bracelets during our honey moon in Costa Rica.

Over a year later I can across Pura Vida and their products via Instagram and was curious about the company because I love bracelets and because their name was a term I seen on a lot of things while we were in Costa Rica, meaning ‘pure life’.

Turns out, it’s a company that hires Costa Rican locals, to make bracelets and then they sell them all over the world, all while helping support families.

I got my first bracelet from them a couple of months ago and I love it 😁 Continue reading “Pura VidaΒ “

Fears Eased, Thirsts Quenched

Saturday June 3rd –




We were up by 5:00 to prepare ourselves, load the truck and gulp a coffee before hitting the road to go to our friends in Birch Hills, who were letting us borrow yard space for the big, town garage sale day.



The morning was overcast and chilly and we feared we were in for a slow, pitiful day but luckily the day took a turn for the better.
Along with beautiful sun came gusting winds now and then, which proved tiresome for some of the hanging items which were being blown violently to and fro and not staying in place… but it was still more bearable than the earlier forecastπŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

It was still chilly when Mike and I went to take a peek at the garage sale across the street.
So when I found a sporty, thin jacket, that fit, looked alright and was only three dollars, I was extra pleased to add the extra layer until the sun came out πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ˜

(Mike had been working near that area all week so he had driven to meet/help Mom and I that morning.)

As the morning became more bearable, the people traffic picked up and items began leaving the tables.



Mine included!πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸŒΏ

For being a yard sale attraction and not a specifically handmade/new item focused event, I did pretty well with my creations.
Greatly easing the fear of people not wanting any and the day being a bust πŸ˜‰

Mom took her turn to go out and peruse and then Mike and I went out.
Finding a dresser he bartered down to $25 πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



Continue reading “Fears Eased, Thirsts Quenched”

Knowing A Lot And Nothing At All

Wednesday Jan 18th –

We decided to call a realtor to come check out the apartment and tell us a little bit about what options we had available and in doing so, hopefully figure out some steps to take in our upcoming future πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ 🏒 πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

We were told the possibilities are to put it for sale now or later, or rent it out once we move out.
It was a fairly long chat and much was discussed and learnt and we booked two more realtors to look at the apartment the next day so we could find the best package.

We really don’t have too much of a plan in place.

We know we go to Canada for a visit in April since Mike found more than amazing deals back on cyber Monday.

We know our plan to move to Canada seems like it may happen sooner rather than later since nothing is really holding us now.

We know there is no real rush, but we also want a bit of a game plan.

Lastly, we know paperwork takes awhile and though ours is mailed in and being assessed, there is no telling how long it will take.

So we know a lot but also not really anything at all πŸ™ƒ
If anyone has any wise words of wisdom, let us know 😜

Later on Mike had to go pick up the phone he was buying and also mail off his work one.

I stayed back and created supper using gyros meat we had frozen. Continue reading “Knowing A Lot And Nothing At All”

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