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  • The perfect balance
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    The Perfect Balance

    Is there even such a thing as The Perfect Balance? If I were to try to define it, it would be that moment in time when everything in life falls exactly…

  • Life Thoughts

    What does cooking mean to you?

    “Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.” ―Craig Claiborne Growing up, my mum always made sure we had home-cooked…

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    New Blog Name: Butter and Gems

    Have you noticed? The JL Heart blog is now called Butter and Gems. What?   Yes, butter, as in the butter we use for cakes, cookies and all things yummy. And…

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    What did you just say?!

    The other day, I was doing my workout to my favourite trainer Cassie’s Blogilates Snow Bunny Blast and my seven-year old daughter was just hanging around the room with me, watching…

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    Six Word Stories

    It’s so satisfying to have another human being, who loves me unconditionally, also think that my corny jokes are “da bomb” (according to my son, this means I’m sorta cool). We…

  • Tourmaline Christmas Tree
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    Reflecting on 2015

    As you know, I turned 40 this year. And people at this age tend to reflect quite a bit. 🙂 2015 literally whizzed past and it has been good to me.…

  • The F Word
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    The F Word

    Some wear it like a badge of honour while others evade it like the plague, often with the help of their trusted cosmetic surgeons. Say it to a woman’s face and…