Cruise Spotlight: Victoria, British Columbia


Our final excursion on our Alaskan cruise required use of our passports.  We visited Victoria, British Columbia, Canada as our last port of call, and our must-see was Butchart Gardens,  the historic display gardens located in Brentwood Bay.  We decided to book Celebrity’s Butterfly Gardens and Butchart Gardens tour out of convenience (and it only ended up costing about $5.00 more than doing everything ourselves).

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The Friday Five

Happy Friday!  It’s been quiet around here for a bit because life has been crazy.  L and I went on a trip at the end of January and after we got back, I was sick for about a week.  It’s amazing how easy it is to get out of the habit of blogging when you’ve got so many other things to deal with…but I’m back today!  Woohoo!

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Review: Year of Yes


Yes! Sharing another review while the book is still relevant and on everyone’s minds!  Today I’m reviewing Shonda Rhimes’ Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person.

With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.

And there was the side-benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.

Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes. (Goodreads)

I’m thrilled to give Year of Yes five out of five stars.

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