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Tunes for Tuesday - Brodie Dawson

Soulful blues folks singer, Brodie Dawson.


With a voice that is rich and full of soul, it's no surprise that Brodie Dawson was named Vocalist of the Year at the 2014 Vancouver Island Music Awards and has been nominated for Best Live Act two years in a row! 

Brodie will captivate you from the first note. Her eclectic mix of soulful folk blues, blended with gospel funk, pop, and country, is a reflection of the musical emersion she experienced growing up combined with her own musical journey. 


Ideas For Your West Coast Mini Vacation. Part Two.

Beached whale by the beach.


Don't have time for a vacation, but you really need a break? It could be as close as your nearest beach!

Sometimes life keeps us so busy doesn't it? Nose to the grindstone, checking off the to do list each day, only to find out that the list grew back the next day! What?! We forget to look up, take a deep breath, and notice that there is life outside those four walls!

I took a deep breath this weekend and decided I would give myself a mini vacation on Sunday. Okay, I confess. Not really. I was working on my own to do list. But it did involve the beach!  :)


Four Bedrooms. Peek A Boo Views. Extensive Renovations.

Move in ready home for sale in Nanaimo.


Are you looking for a move in ready home with the potential for a suite? Well, you've just found it!

This immaculate home for sale in Nanaimo includes a garden level basement with suite potential. Add that the home is in a great location within easy walking distance to shopping, schools, hospital, and transit, and you have renter's paradise!


Hallelujah! Peace On Earth

On this Remembrance Day, my wish is for peace.


What do you do to commemorate Rememberance Day? For myself, I take the time to remember my brother, Henry. He served our country and left us way too soon. 

With our world in turmoil as we evolve as a planet, I thought it would be as timely as ever to pray for peace. God bless! 

And what better way than with our own KD Lang's moving rendition of Hallelujah. 


We Are So Excited! And We Just Can't Hide It!

omg! reaches its first 1,000 Twitter followers.


We have waited with bated breath all week. Finally!!! We have achieved our first milestone with Twitter. 1,000 Followers! 

Thank you to all our Followers from around the world, that love the West Coast as much as we do. 

And that's not all ! There were 7,101 views of our tweets just last week. That is a new record for omg!


Messages From My Sister - September 08

The Strumbellas


Every day, in little ways, I receive messages from my sister, Hanne, whether it is a sign or a song. Hanne prefers music! Just to remind me that she is near and that she loves me. 

Today was no different. I was adding events to our calendar and felt compelled to listen to this tune. Made me smile the whole way through as Hanne, in her not so subtle way, is reminding me to stay positive and alert for my purpose. There is something for me in this life!

I am sure this tune will have you smiling and tapping your toes as well! The downside? The song is too short!



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