There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

December 24, 2014
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Hello Friends: It’s Christmas Eve and hopefully you’re all on your way to a place surrounded by family, friends, and fur babies that love you! I will be spending this particular Christmas at home in Vancouver with the Husband, and our beloved Daisy. Christmas Day we will have friends of ours over for what will […]

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Welcome to the Good Life

November 1, 2014
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Woah!! What happened there!?!? I kind of fell off the map, and I have to say it was never really conscious choice!! I took a bit of a break from blogging and next thing I knew MONTHS had gone by!! But trust me, my being absent had nothing to do with things going badly in […]

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Summer Love in Vancouver

July 22, 2014
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Hola Friends: Have I told you that summer Mondays have become rather a special day for me? Random, isn’t it!?! I know most of us spend the weekend dreading Monday but this summer Zumba Vancouver, and Port Metro Vancouver have gone and brightened the start of my week! For a couple of weeks now, if […]

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A Brutally Honest Review: New 2014 Kashi Products – Non-GMO and Gluten-Free

July 14, 2014
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Hola Friends!! How have things been going in your neck of the woods? Here in the Vancouver Coastal Casa things have been mighty hot – and I’m not just saying that because I’m a spicy Latina (HA! ) but because the West Coast of Canada has been hit with a heatwave of sorts! Although, unlike […]

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Lately – of the last day of spring, impromptu trips, and city love

July 9, 2014
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So where were we?!? Ah yes, it was early June when we last spoke. Time to get you all caught up again!!! When we last spoke, I was in the middle of a long trial. Once it came to an end I was totally looking forward to catching up again. But I didn’t get that […]

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China: 25 Years Later

June 4, 2014
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25 years ago China was closed to the Western world. Some things have changed, and others remain the same. But if my trip to China has taught me anything, it’s that we really are more alike than we realize. That’s why travel is so important – it breaks down barriers and opens up minds to […]

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Qufu: Everything Has Its Beauty But Not Everyone Sees It (The Confucian Sites)

June 1, 2014
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Hola friends! It’s yet the end of another week here in the Coastal Casa and I’m happy to be coming at you again with another blog post! Before I begin, I have to thank all of you that commented on my last post and welcomed me back. After such a long lull I wondered if […]

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Lately – Of New Grass, Sunsets, and Lessons Learned

May 25, 2014
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“Where has she been,” you’re probably asking? “Has she turned into one of those people who never blog again and never bother to say goodbye?” “Jerk,” you may be muttering . . . Well rest assured friends, this is not the end! Sure, I took a step back from the blog for a while. An […]

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A Time for New Beginnings

April 20, 2014
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Hello Everyone: It’s Easter weekend – a time for new beginnings, loads of sugar, and time spent with family, and friends. As always during the Holidays, I find myself feeling extra grateful for all the good things in my life. And although, this particularly weekend was decidedly low-key (what with the Husband working on the […]

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Lately – Of Mines, Pies, and Dogs Wearing Hats

April 5, 2014
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Hola Friends! It’s been an alarmingly long time since I last posted so I thought we were overdue for one of my “Lately” posts! If you can remember that far back, you’ll recall that I started March off blogging pretty consistently . . . and then I fell off the face of the Earth. Truth […]

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