Riva Restaurant- Montreal, Canada

Hello WordPressers! I am trying my best to get all these days out on the blog before I take another trip! haha  Here we are on day 3 in Canada, our first full day in Montreal.  It was Canada Day, which is a major holiday for Canadians, much like our Independence Day in the States. We…

Mother’s Day 2019

Hello WordPressland!! Hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend celebrating all the mothers in your lives. What. A. Fantastic. Weekend. Let me start with Friday. Per usual, it’s a holiday so I treated myself to a new pair of earrings that I have been coveting for a while. They finally went on sale, so,…

Top Ten Thursday- Late-Spring Fun

Hey Everyone, This morning we are taking a stroll through my top ten favorite things to do as the weather starts to sizzle in late Spring. Let’s get it going: Gardening. Though some see yard work or gardening as a chore, I enjoy it.  Being able to shop at SOWA, Boston’s outdoor market in the…

Top Ten Thursday- Animated Series

Hello WordPressland! Today I am listing out my top animated series that have influenced me.   Not in any particular order, just off the top of my head. Valeria’s Top Ten Thursday- Animated Series Scooby Doo The Flintstones The Jetsons The Simpsons Futurama Aeon Flux Bob’s Burgers King of the Hill Ren and Stimpy South…

Easter 2019 (in photos)

Hello WordPress! I am keeping this one short and sweet, a photo collage, as I have to run to PT!  Today has just flown with work.  Hope those who celebrated Passover and Easter this weekend enjoyed every moment with family and friends in peace. Here is a collage of our day, minus the after dinner…

Top Ten Thursday- Lipstick

Hi Everyone! I am super excited I decided to make this a makeup Top Ten Thursday. These are my favorite ones! Makeup is my ultimate obsession to discuss.  Did you know that scientists have found makeup first appearing in history as far back as 7 millennia ago? Adorning the face, mainly around the eyes and…

Top Ten Thursday- In Memory of Gordon

With a heavy heart I am dedicating this Top Ten post to our family pet, Gordon.  Tuesday evening we had to say goodbye to Gordon, our beautiful cat.  Over last weekend, we watched in disbelief as our little buddy declined in health, and, by the time we saw the vet on Monday morning, he was…

Top Ten Thursday- Self-Care Ideas

Self-care is a deliberate activity, action, or purpose that helps in regulating your mind, feelings and/or body.  Taking time for one’s self is absolutely important. You can change your whole perspective of your feelings, day-to-day situations, your energy, or anything that you need to uplift yourself from. Below are my top ten favorite ways to self-care….

CUBA 2019- Hemingway House and Varadero

SELRES_5de68f1d-210b-4da2-999f-c2a2ba0030aaSELRES_87e291db-d27c-4a01-99d4-5cbcc2b777a3SELRES_84962270-c50c-402a-a416-6f68d561dfd0SELRES_659a1678-f381-4d9d-858f-d5380c9c7c70SELRES_659a1678-f381-4d9d-858f-d5380c9c7c70SELRES_84962270-c50c-402a-a416-6f68d561dfd0SELRES_87e291db-d27c-4a01-99d4-5cbcc2b777a3SELRES_5de68f1d-210b-4da2-999f-c2a2ba0030aaWhat’s happening, everyone!?!? Here we are on our sixth day in Cuba.  It was VALentine’s Day, and it turned out to be a pretty great one! Especially compared to the day before.  For starters, the rain stopped. Yes! Then we left the bustling city of Havana, in our third reserved classic car, for the laid back…

Top Ten Thursday- more random things to know about Valeria

I…trained our cat, Gordon Ramsey, to box. He knows when I ask him to ‘jump jump’ on the back of the couch in the front room that it’s go time. He is real good at it! He also plays hide-n-seek and tag.  He is that smart!!  Also, he is named after the chef but his last…