All Posts By Laurie

5 reasons to write a will

5 Reasons to write your will Did you know that less than 50% of Canadians and Americans have a will that is current and up to date? Where do you stand with your will? Up to date, non-existent, or one written so long ago, you can’t remember the details? As we know, life changes and…

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Amazing Almonds

  As we age, being able to enjoy life to the fullest means that we want to make sure our bodies are as healthy and as strong as they can possibly be, so that we can experience all that life has to offer. Be that climbing mountains, walking for miles, or travelling and exploring the…

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Taking Control Of Your Credit Cards

Credit card crisis – 3 steps to ease the strain Taking care of you means taking care of your finances. In this day and age, it is much too easy to drown in debt. No one likes the feeling of being financially over-extended. According to research done by Nerd Wallet the average American family carries…

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‘Creative redesign’, 3 lessons in quilting

I have dabbled in quilting just long enough to believe that I am might actually be capable of creating a quilt without a formal pattern. Call me crazy, but I like the challenge of researching patterns, putting pieces together and playing with colours and fabrics. How about you? Have you ever considered creating your own…

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How is your cholesterol, dear?

In keeping with the theme of taking care of ourselves, let’s take a look at a very nasty, but silent problem that many people tend to overlook, until they get a scare with an angina attack, or something worse,  cholesterol. Do you have any idea what your cholesterol numbers are at this point in your…

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3 reasons to pay yourself first

Do you have too much month and not enough money? That is a very scary and stressful feeling. Been there and done that, and heard many stories of people in the same boat. Depending on which statistics you look at, rumour has it that most people in North America are 3 to 4 paycheques away…

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Geraldine the giraffe

If any of you sewers, crafters or quilters have ever wondered about doing applique and free motion quilting, let me share with you an excellent experience I recently had here in Dubai. You may have heard of Pam Holland, an artist who uses fabric and thread as her main medium. She has published many books…

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3 Quick tips for checking ‘the girls’!

3 Quick tips for checking ‘the girls’. As I am preparing for my mammogram, an annual occurrence since I turned 50, I began to wonder how many of my friends do a breast self-exam every month? Do you, or is it something you think about, but never get around to doing? Two of my friends…

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