Andrew & Michelle’s craft beer crawl
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by Marion
3w ago
Hey hey everyone. Thanks Mom for asking me to write a post on your blog. My mom was asked to write a story about Fort Myers Beach after the hurricane for a magazine that she writes for regularly called Bay Watch News. While Michelle and I were visiting her over Christmas holidays we thought it would fun to all head to the beach together. My mom, to do her story and Michelle and I to do a craft beer crawl. You can catch my mom’s story in the February issue of the magazine. Our pub crawl  started at Crazy Dingo with the folks and our pal Tank. Tank loved walking around checking out t ..read more
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The Art of Doing Nothing
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by Marion
1M ago
  The other day, I found myself sitting on my own  and “by my own” I mean with Tank my little side kick. I wasn’t’ doing much of anything. Just enjoying the sound of the rain. I had already journaled, did some housework and made lunch for Steve…so I just kicked back and rested…wasting time, doing  nothing. I picked up my computer and started reading some emails that I had saved under ‘read later’. This was later. I came across an article about purposefully doing nothing and the health benefits of it. This was amazing information for me. I thought wow!! I can do this. This thing ..read more
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Do you ever have one of those days? I did. Grab a ...
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by Marion
1M ago
Do you ever have one of those days? I did. Grab a tea. It’s a doozy I dropped steve off at a meeting here at the Bonita Bay Marina the other day. Before he got out of the car he said “the keys are right here,” Not really paying attention I nodded… or maybe just ignored him…not really sure. In any event when he gets out of the car he inadvertently grabs the keys and puts them in his pocket. I got out of the passenger seat and hopped into the drivers seat. Tank and I were going on an adventure. We were going to the mall to get some white jeans. Tank and I listened to some tunes and I hummed al ..read more
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Kindness matters.
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by Marion
3M ago
The world is in such a sad state of affairs. Wars, terrorism, violence, and prejudice. Then there is the worry of Mother Earth herself. The abuse we feed her. It makes me wonder…does the world have the ability to become a kinder place? Are you all like me and worry to no end for our grandchildren? What is in store for them? I lose sleep over this. We are involved with a company called The Social Impact Games. The Social Impact Games (SIG) is a platform that leverages gaming science to inspire social good actions in an ecosystem called Competitive Kindness. Partners including ..read more
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And then I turned 60
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by Marion
7M ago
  Time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, newly married and embarking on my new life. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago.  I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then with of all my hopes and dreams. But, here it is… I am 60 and it catches me by surprise… How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember being 10 years old and trying to figure out how old I would be in the year 2000….would I even be al ..read more
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Happy National Scotch & Crème Brûlée Day
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by Marion
7M ago
July 27th 2023 Happy National Crème Brûlée Day AND Happy National Scotch Day. Two of my favourite things…well not exactly scotch….but any of my friends will tell you I love Canadian whisky. What’s the difference? The difference is the same as Champagne and sparkling wine. Champagne is only champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne.  Scotch is whiskey made in Scotland. Whisky can be made anywhere. And this is something I just noticed. Canadian Club Whiskey has no E. As it turns out….The ‘E’ refers to the grain. If there is an E it refers to the spirits as being distilled in Irelan ..read more
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Happy Bagel Day
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by Marion
7M ago
Wednesday July 25th Happy Hump day and National Bagel day!!! Our family vacation breakfast is always a bagel, cream cheese, bacon and tomato! We live for this breakfast….we started it in Saratoga NY. Everyone got up on their own time. I had everything ready for the family to create their favourite combo. In the late 1800’s, early 1900’s  as Jewish Poles immigrated to NY city they brought this amazing bread with them. It was Manhattan and Montreal that became famous for their bagels, hanging on strings and poles as an easy street food. The recipe and shaped changed. Salt amounts were adjus ..read more
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Fantastic hot fudge sundae recipe
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by Marion
7M ago
Tuesday July 25th. Happy Hot Fudge Sundae day   Is there anything more delicious than a hot fudge sundae on a Tuesday?? Even Google recognizes this holiday as an official holiday. In 1906 there was an ice cream parlour on Hollywood Blvd. Los Angels, called C.C. Browns. This is the first ice cream parlour to combine both ice cream and hot fudge….a Start was born!!! Five Minute Hot Fudge Sauce. From Crazyforcrust.com RECIPE Decadent Hot Fudge Sundae – from Betterfromscratch.com RECIPE   Simple, simple…..No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream From – An Italian in my Kitchen RECIPE   The po ..read more
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Best Tequila Recipes
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by Marion
7M ago
  For fun this week I thought I would find some ‘international’ food and bevvy days to celebrate. First up….Monday, July 24…. Happy International Tequila Day How do you like your tequila?   Tequila Soaked Watermelon Wedges – from Recipegirl.com RECIPE   Raspberry Tequila Sangria – from thespruceeats.com RECIPE Mexi-tini  – From thespruceeats.com RECIPE Chicken Breasts with Pineapple Tequila Marinade – From Recipegirl.com RECIPE Tequila Infused Margarita Cupcakes – From thespruceeats.com. RECIPE Margarita a Chicken with Agave and Tequila – From Endlessmeal.com RECIPE ..read more
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Happy Canada Day DIY & RECIPES
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by Marion
8M ago
Happy Canada Day weekend. Usually I put my blog out for Sunday morning reading. I thought I would send this one out a day early in case anyone is looking for some super easy, last minute, DIY, Canada Day decor and recipe ideas. Can you believe it…this is the last weekend of June. I feel like we whipped through this month! What about you? These photos are from a party we had a few years ago at the corner house. More photos than chit chat on this blog. I hope you enjoy it. Nothing says Canada Day or 4th of July like a back yard BBQ.  Decor was kept so simple in a red and white theme with D ..read more
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