Skyscrapers, Ok Go

This song has been in my head all week.  I cannot get rid of it, and I don’t much want to.  I love how the more I watch, the more I see – the intimacy, the betrayal, the redemption, all in three and a half minutes of tango. Beautiful, just beautiful.  Ok Go has produced […]

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Punny Guys

For those not acquainted with my family, it is a well known fact that my father is a punster. He’s a smart guy, and while his jokes occasionally fall flat, most of them are pretty good. (I laugh at the good ones anyways). But he really shines when it comes to puns. Enter my husband, […]

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Alice Advice

“I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it.” Alice, “Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll What I try to do when I am sad and feeling low. Don’t look at blogs and websites that are better than yours.  You will just get more depressed about how […]

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Branding: Staged to Sell

Bright Lily Creative is my side-hustle where I help small businesses establish an integrated online presence. I enjoy getting to know people, learning about their stories, and figuring out what makes them tick.  Bright Lily Creative allows me to collaborate with other small businesses, to translate their day-to-day operations into beautiful, functional design, and to […]

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One Hundred

My blog is now just over a year old and this is my hundredth post.  A lot has happened in the past year, and I can’t tell you what a joy it has been to have this outlet for my creative energy.  I’ve been eyeing this milestone for a while now, and I’ve actually been […]

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Butter Tart Squares

So the request from Zoe was followed by a suggestion from my Mom to post the Butter Tart Squares recipe that was featured in the same Canadian Living magazine as the Lemon Squares recipe. Although I feel a little like I am giving away all of my secrets, here it is.  I suppose I can’t […]

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Lemon Squares

This post is for my friend, Zoe, who requested my lemon square recipe.  I got this from my Mom who got it from Canadian Living or something (Mom, feel free to clarify the origins of the recipe).  They are extremely good. Lemon Shortbread Squares Blend the following ingredients using either a mixer or a dough […]

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Killing the Candida

First of all, did you know that Candida has its own theme song? Oh yes it does! I was going to post the live version, but there is some extraordinarily annoying clapping during Tony Orlando’s live performance. Subjecting you to Tony Orlando is my way of announcing that my candida levels have dropped from a […]

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Most beautiful thing: Creativity

This Sunday was beautiful, and so is today, and it is a relief to sit outside in the fresh air and not get rained on. But the “most beautiful” title this week goes to my children and all the nifty things they create. Benno and his “Lava Minion” – check out the blaster. Cate’s portraits […]

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