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Lots going on this summer, including selling our lakefront cottage of 19 years – both our Ontario kids and partners are expecting their first babies, so we know we’ll be spending our free time with them as much as possible.

Here we are (were) about 12 years ago.

So a strange mix of sad and super glad, I guess, as so much of life is. One thing I know is that I don’t like having to keep everything tidy for regular real estate showings, so I hope we can sell it soon and enjoy it for the rest of the summer:)

I was recently chosen as a Covid Community Hero by Doctors Nova Scotia for the 3700 masks I made and sold last year, and the $18,000 I raised and donated to local non-profits, mainly to support kids. You can read about it, and my life in general, here:

Still busy with my Etsy shop – thanks so much to everybody who’s supported this new adventure for me and my soul smiles cards. You can see my shop HERE: and other illustrations here I’ve been selling my cards through local farm markets for a couple of years now, and it’s so much fun combining pictures and words! Hope your summer is shaping up to be a good one for you!