Tanks Christmas
Savvy Snowbirds
by Marion
1M ago
  I’ve been in and out of trouble this Christmas season. No big deal…not really… I mean the tree fell on ME…it’s not like I fell on the tree!!! The chocolates I ate? Who knew it would mean a trip to the vet…seriously… maybe THEY shouldn’t have left the box so close to the chair that enabled me to get up on the counter where the chocolates were supposed to be “outta my reach”….don’t they know I’m an athlete?! The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… oh please…they were one hop away! How was I to know that they were attached to heavy hooks that were also attached to the garland t ..read more
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The Most Charming Christmas Cottage
Savvy Snowbirds
by Marion
2M ago
If any of you are like me and you love watching Christmas movies this charming Christmas cottage will be instantly recognizable! I love movie sets and I got to wondering how they come up with the homes they use and their locations. Grab a tea and enjoy these pics of the cottage in The Holiday Everyone LOVES, LOVES, LOVES the charming Christmas cottage in London, where Kate Winslet plays the part of love-sick Iris in the movie called The Holiday. If you have never heard of this film you are definitely living on the island of Mis-fits! The Holiday went a long way toward providing viewers with a ..read more
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Imagine
Savvy Snowbirds
by Marion
2M ago
Picture by Savannah 12 years old. It is my absolute privilege to write about remembrance day.   I feel very honoured to be organizing and leading our Remembrance Day celebration for all of the Canadians in our community Bonita Bay. Every year we gather on this date to pause in a silent moment to honour the men and women who have served and continue to serve our country in war, in conflict, and in peace.  More than 1,500,000 Canadians have served our country and over 100,000 have died. They gave their lives so that we may live in peace. You can read about a war story from my ..read more
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5 Reasons why you should plan your own funeral
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by Marion
3M ago
   5 great reasons for planning your own funeral Call it what you want….Planning your own funeral. Pre-planning. Funeral prep. Estate planning or simply Checking out! No matter what you call it, funeral preparation is very important for you and your loved ones. Funeral planning is not meant to take the place of your will. That is something that should be done with your lawyer.   I actually got the idea from a friend of mine. He had a funeral file tucked away in his desk and he proudly announced he had everything in place but the date! Such a character!! He was asked to do the eu ..read more
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Not just an Apron
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by Marion
7M ago
I tie one on every day…don’t you? You don’t?… You should! Does anyone other than me still wear an apron? I had some guests for dinner the other night and the first guest to arrive, a young 30-something lady, caught me in my apron and commented “Hey Mrs. D, I didn’t know you wore an apron…I didn’t know anyone still wore aprons” I have a collection of them!… I use to keep them hidden in my drawers for fear of my friends seeing them and thinking I was living in a different era or I was a closest-case Stepford Wife! I explained to my young guest that while the main reason we wear aprons is to kee ..read more
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Easter Charcuterie and more!
Savvy Snowbirds
by Marion
10M ago
Hello again. I wonder how things turned out for this little lamby? I can’t believe how much the girls have grown since this photo.  With Easter just days away we really need to get moving. This is such a busy time for snowbirds! Packing up the car to go home, organizing the house and still entertaining guests all the while trying to keep up with our regular  household routines, fitness and hobbies. Are you and hubby alone this year or are you able to celebrate with family or friends? This year we are on our own but we will definitely be celebrating Easter dinner with a group of frien ..read more
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Simple Easter Floral Arrangements
Savvy Snowbirds
by Marion
10M ago
Simple Easter floral arrangements with Supermarket flowers. I attended another floral arranging class here in our amazing community; Bonita Bay. Peggy and Deb are the floral designers at Seed to Table. They gave us simple, step by step, instructions on how to create a really cute Easter arrangement using supermarket flowers. If you have never visited Seed to Table you must!! Music and cocktails while you shop…need I say more? Check it all out HERE We used the following flowers and greens, all available at Seed to Table. I am sure you will find similar flowers in your own grocery store ..read more
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Happy Spring ya’ll
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by Marion
11M ago
Happy spring!!! Can you believe it…it’s the last weekend of March and then it’s April Showers bring May Flowers. I think I read that as I am writing this it is snowing at home!  Spring definitely has a different meaning depending on where you are. If you are north, your version of spring is probably warmer weather, spring buds, more wildlife….squirrels darting across the lawn and mama birds busy making new nests for their young. Hopefully the little fox family survived another winter at my Corner House. Spring means trips to the nursery stores and maybe cleaning the garage too! Ok…so for ..read more
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Tackle Boredom – Be Prepared!
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by Marion
11M ago
Boredom!! It happens even in Florida! To the best of us… to the busiest of us! Even to those with four paws and a snoot!   Bonita Bay 2021 Silver Medal Winners….Just Sayin’   We all seem to have our morning events and routines… Pickleball, tennis, bike ride, golf or gym time…and then what? Nap? Read? What do you do to fill the rest of your day?  Be Prepared! Be ready for boredom and tackle it head on. The easiest way for me to be prepared for ‘boredom’ is to make a TO DO list. I then follow up with a list of items I need in order to make this list happen and then I plan a shop ..read more
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Social Media… Not My Reality
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by Marion
11M ago
It used to be so easy! If you didn’t want to compare yourself to Christie Brinkley or Cindy Crawford, you left the magazine on the table. Now, its not so easy and according to most of what I see on IG I am not good enough. HA!  I am 58 years old and I am intimidated by social media. My social media accounts are never kept up to date. If you look at my Savvy Snowbird IG account you will notice that I often use other people’s pics!   Randi Garrett Design As I look at the accounts that I follow (RG is one of my favs, check out that dog bath!) I can’t help but compare my pics to all of ..read more
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