3.26.2017

Sunday Sayings . . .


he who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.:



It's been a busy weekend around here.  It's chilly and grey here today so we'll probably light a fire, think of something to bake, work on the never ending pile of laundry and get ready for the new week.  I want to wish all of my blogging friends across the pond a very happy Mothers' Day filled with lots of love.  xo


~ Wendy







3.22.2017

Finding My Passion . . .

My Mum definitely believes in this, as she goes on, babbling about Pinterest to #all of her friends. I <3 U MUM though you are #pinterested https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM3yZj332Tk:







Eight or nine years ago my husband surprised me with a Nikon D40 digital camera.  I was definitely a little intimidated by it and I am also a creature of habit.  I hate to admit it but that camera sat unopened for a long time while I still used my little Kodak Easy Share.  Remember those? 




Fast forward to summer vacation at the Jersey shore.  My husband, unbeknownst to me, has brought along my new camera and is taking lots of beautiful photos with it.  I, of course, take it from him and, after a quick lesson on how to use it, begin to see the world in a whole new way.  That was the day I discovered my passion for photography.  And it didn't take long to discover that my true passion is in the genre of outdoor and nature photography.






I am a homebody by nature.  I think one of the reasons why I love winter so much is because I get to hibernate without feeling guilty about not wanting to go out.  Now though, if I go for an extended period of time without using my camera, I honestly feel like something is missing in my life.  One good car ride around town with my camera  (especially since we moved to a new town and I have all new surroundings)  and I feel balanced again. 





I just signed up for a two day class with a professional photographer and I have to tell you that I'm really looking forward to it.  There are settings on my camera that I know nothing about and I want to learn.  I'm ready to step out of my comfort zone and stop being a creature of habit.



It took me about 28 years to figure out what sets my soul on fire...after a bachelor's degree, student loans, two full-time jobs.  But I figured it out. Helping women find their strength - in themselves, in their bodies, in their businesses & dreams. I've never felt more fulfilled than when I'm working my Strong Girl business ❤️ What sets YOUR soul on fire?! COMMENT BELOW!:

What sets your soul on fire?  I'd love to hear your stories of finding your passion!!  xo


~ Wendy


3.20.2017

A Visit to Jones' Farm . . .








On Friday, Jim was off from work so we drove to our favorite local farm for some lunch and to pick up some Irish Soda Bread for Friday night's feast.  Jone's Farm is in Cornwall and is the best little place to visit for an hour or two.  They now have their cafe opened.  Not many food choices but what they offer is so good that you don't need a lot of choices.  

Outdoor patio covered in snow. 

These were our views from our table . . .


Some of last year's sunflowers.




 It wasn't just about winter.  There were some signs of spring as well!!




Jim ordered the fish tacos while I opted for the marinated eggplant, red roasted peppers and fresh mozzarella with pesto on a toasted brioche bun.  Absolutely delicious!! 

After lunch, we ordered our bread and some cookies and I took a few photos while waiting for everything to be boxed up.  



They have a wonderful gift shop upstairs but we didn't visit it this time around.  Instead we stopped to take a few more photos of the barnyard crew. 




There was so much snow piled up in front of the barnyard fence that I couldn't get close enough to feed or pet any of the animals.  Otherwise, I'm the first to put my hand in to pet them.  : )


Catching some rays!!


This beauty came over to the car looking for food.  Jim was not going to give up any of the Irish Soda Bread!!  : )




Here's to a very happy Monday and a very happy first day of spring!!  xo


~ Wendy


3.19.2017

St. Patrick's Dinner at McDonagh/Valentine Cottage and a Sunday Saying . . .







Friday night we feasted on corned beef with all the St. Patrick's Day trimmings, compliments of my husband. 

The chef.  : )

We caught up with friends and family that we haven't been able to spend much time with lately and these two besties got to run around and play for a few hours. 







The many faces of Megan and Gracie!!



Lucky indeed!!!   🍀


Irish Saying:


Happy Sunday to you!! ~ Wendy xo