Stef's Writings

The View From My World

Tips for a Successful Yard Sale

I vowed I would never have a yard sale again after the few I’ve done. The ‘best’ experience was having a lady come up to me with an item that was ticketed for a buck or two and offer me 10 cents. And then when I suggested it was valued at more than that she wouldn’t let it go and hung around for more than 20 minutes! So annoying! It.. Read More

My Poor Computer


Yup, my laptop has seen better days and it’s not from being mistreated, simply, it has had a good life. This is my second laptop that I’ve owned; the first one screen went all funny on me so my hubby bought me this one. Well actually I pushed for a new one since I was in school and doing school work on a half bright screen, half dark screen was.. Read More

Trailer Life


Raising five boys can be challenging. My ultimate goal is to raise them up to be good, well rounded men. So I will be teaching them how to do their own laundry and cook a simple meal, when the time comes. For now it’s simply exposing them to a different quality of life. We live in the suburbs of a major city, in what I call a cookie-cutter house on.. Read More

A Day at the Beach

Sand toys on the beach

It’s another beautiful and sunny day here at the Bay! The sun is hot and humid, but at the beach there’s a nice breeze blowing through. A perfect day to take the boys to the beach!   Now taking five boys to the beach is no easy task. There’s the beach toys (which we now have a mountain of thanks to Oma and Opa), the life jackets, towels, snacks, sunscreen etc… Read More

Couch to 5K

Running shoes

Couch to 5K, oh how I hate thee. Well, not really. Let’s start from the beginning. I have been struggling with my weight since after the twins were born. I would lose some weight and then gain it right back again. See, I’m a stress eater who loves carbs. Not a healthy combination.   The twins are no longer babies but toddlers and I still haven’t lost the weight. I.. Read More

My Four Letter Word


My four letter word actually has more letters in it; it’s just that I don’t particularly like it or use it. My word? Exercise. Yup, I hate to exercise. I have been pregnant four times and for three of those times was able to lose all the baby weight through diet alone. It worked, until now. I guess because I’m older (even though I don’t feel it) my metabolism is.. Read More

To Arbonne or not to Arbonne

Arbonne Logo

Yup, that is my serious question. I have been thinking a great deal lately of returning into the line of direct sales, more specifically with Arbonne. I have been involved with direct sales in the past and have a love hate relationship with it. To be successful you need to put a great deal of work and effort into your business to see any rewards, this I know. But why.. Read More

Labour Day 2014

At the Beach

It’s hard to believe that it’s already Labour Day weekend. Where has the time gone? How did you spend yours? We went up to the trailer to enjoy our last few days of summer before the kids head back to school. The campground hosted its annual Halloween evening for the kids. Kids were encouraged to dress up and go trick or treating at participating trailers in the park. This year.. Read More