Author: Christine

Boomer Beaches

If you live in Ottawa, or probably just about anywhere in Canada, you can’t help but dream about lying on a hot sunny beach right about now.  Having travelled quite a bit in my life, and being the beach lover that I am, I thought it might be nice to share some of the best beaches I’ve ever seen and hope that you will also share with our readers some of the best beaches you’ve ever been to.  Please feel free to comment so I can feature your favourite beach. This week I’ve picked a beach very dear to...

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Boomer Consumer – Coffee just got better !!

Boomer Consumer is my weekly blog post reviewing a product that I have recently tried and would like to recommend.  This week I am reviewing a product that I received as a Christmas gift from my kids AKA (hubby)! Beautiful, wonderful, fragrant coffee!  I am not an all day type of coffee drinker and don’t drink regular Canadian style coffee, but I do love my morning espresso and even better if it’s a delicious cappuccino.   Although I have a great espresso machine, the milk steaming option, that is classic on most machines, is not very efficient.  It gets clogged up, is hard...

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Here’s What 50 Looks Like!

Yes!  I actually found some validation for my suspicions … I’m not the only one “loving life after 50”!  The Today Show conducted online interviews from July 21-23, 2014 among a sample of 1,470 online adults ages 45-69. There were 3 sub-groups: 482 age 45-49, 492 age 50-59 and 496 age 60-69.  As you can see from the results, us boomers are feeling pretty good about life and for a number of great reasons.             The “This is 50” survey found people are more satisfied and less stressed in their 50’s, and nearly half say they’re enjoying...

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Artful Living

With so many horrible and troubling things happening in the world, I sometimes just need to escape into something beautiful.  Making art is awesome but not everyone paints or takes amazing photographs … you’d be surprised however how many incredibly inspiring works of art are created everyday by ordinary people … artists! Many years ago I heard about this concept of offering affordable art by providing a platform that any artist could access to show their work.  I actually didn’t come across it however, until recently.  Maybe you’ve already seen or heard of  Crated … but if you haven’t, check it out!  Just go window shopping or...

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Read and Go Broke?

Not sure if you are crazy about reading?  But if you are you might appreciate my latest find!  Sign up for bookbub and you’ll get notices on cheap deals for your Kindle, Apple or Kobo readers.  There is a lot of somewhat questionable reading but you’ll also find some hidden gems.  The site allows you to narrow down your choices with genres then just check them out on for reviews.  I read at least a book a week and then maybe one on the weekend … at that rate you can literally go broke.  I have a Kindle and love it...

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