Tags archives: summer

  • Book Review: Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

  • This book was only bookmarked once, for sleeping. Otherwise, it was open and shut in a few short hours during an overnight stay at our cottage a few weekends ago. Are You Sleeping, a novel by Kathleen Barber, was a quick, engaging, and great read. It's the ideal book for the beach, the Muskoka chair, or a plane or train ride. Here is the synopsis from publisher Simon & Schuster Canada: [...]
  • Take the party outside! My tips for simple outdoor entertaining.

  • Literally the moment Spring has sprung, I just itch to sit outside and read a book, to eat outside, really to do anything outside. I love the changing of the seasons and welcome all the freshness that Spring brings, like forsythia. As avid entertainers, one of my favourite spots to entertain is in the yard during the warmer months. A good meal, great friends, maybe a bonfire, and a healthy[...]
  • Tips for summer fun with dogs

  • We all love summer, including the dogs, but summer also means different schedules and new places to explore.  We love taking 'the boys' with us as much as we can, so I've pulled together my list for making sure your pets are as happy and safe on your summer vacation as you are! 1. It may seem like a no-brainer, but make sure your pets have up to date vaccinations and tags.  This is especial[...]