Time for a Review: NaBloPoMo 2016

When I did #NaBloPoMo last year, it was my first time, and I did it in part to see if I could (and would) write every single day. It was a great challenge, and similar to this year, I jumped in with both feet. I prepped WordPress with blanks, figured out where to go for Read More

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#NaBloPoMo – A Life Well Lived

Today’s a bit more serious topic…have you ever wondered what would be said about you after you died? I would hope that if someone was reading my eulogy, they would have known me well. And I hope that some of what I say below is what they would say: Liv was a woman with a Read More

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#NaBloPoMo: It’s Not an Addiction if it’s Under Control

This post contains affiliate links. Hello, my name is Liv, and I’m guilty of binge watching. The prompt for NaBlo today is what’cha watchin’? And there are SO. MANY. THINGS. To qualify—we don’t have even basic cable. Just a digital antenna. So I watch pretty much nada in real time any more. And maybe? I’m a Read More

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#NaBloPoMo – Childhood Attachments

Do you have a “thing” from your childhood that you were overly attached to and wanted to pass down to your children? I had two. Both of them from my Great Grandfather who was a soldier in World War I. The first was a medal he received for his service. It was a hard war. Read More

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My First #NaBloPoMo Post is a #TToT and I’m So Thankful

It’s officially November and today marks the first day of my very first National Blog Posting Month.  I’m using #NaBloPoMo to see if I have the chops for one extended month of writing, writing and more writing. What better way to start the month and get my creative juices flowing then to do a Ten Read More

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Announcement: I’m Entering #NaBloPoMo (#amwriting!)

I can’t believe how much I’ve enjoyed the last year and a half or so. This whole project started for three reasons: I was home with a baby and my brain was starting to melt; Literally – I suffered a minor brain injury during the accident – after nine months at home, I was struggling Read More

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Inspiring Others to Write: A Life’s Passion

An amazing part of starting writing here on Live by Surprise is that I’ve met a ton of other people (mostly women) who LOVE to write too. And every year as it approaches #NaBloPoMo, I encourage everyone I know to join the challenge, jump in and start writing regularly. I know that writing every day Read More

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Canadian Galleries and Museums

Today I’m continuing my series on the finest galleries in the world, and bringing you with me to check out my favorite Canadian galleries and museums.  Most of my Canadian experience is limited to the provinces of British Columbia (because my sister is there), Ontario and Québec (as you know, we’ve been summering in Québec). I can’t recall Read More

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