Nicole Osmond and Natalie Ducey - Sisters and Owners of Peace by Piece Puzzles ~ When passion and purpose collide!
Peace by Piece Puzzles

๐Ÿ’•When passion and purpose collide!๐Ÿ’• @PeacebyPiecePuz with Sisters @Nicole_Osmond and @NatalieDucey

When passion and purpose collide, extraordinary things transpire!ย โ™ฅ

September was such an amazing month and certainly put an extra spring in my step. It first started with the fantastic news that I was selected as “Spotlight”ย Author for the month with Rave Reviews Book Club. It was such an honour for which I’m most grateful and deeply humbled. My two poetry collections, THE HEART’S JOURNEY HOME and THE HEART’S LULLABY, received a huge boost in sales and garnered lovely reviews. I’m still smiling.ย โ™ฅ

Many of you know that my sister, Nicole, means the world to me. She is my best friend and has been by my side through life’s mystifying journey. I just recently returned home from a ten day visit with her. For ten full days we enjoyed music, laughter, scenic tours, delicious food, celebratory milestones, and heartfelt reminiscing with shared joy and gratitude for the journey that lies ahead.

Nicole Osmond and Natalie Ducey - Sisters and Owners of Peace by Piece Puzzles ~ When passion and purpose collide!
Nicole Osmond and Natalie Ducey – Sisters and Owners of Peace by Piece Puzzles.

On September 22nd, we travelled to Moncton, New Brunswick to join various high spirited and enthusiastic entrepreneurs for our first joint Exhibition and Gift Show.ย  It was a moment of celebration we’ll never forget. We met so many lovely people and received such a warm response for our business venture PEACE BY PIECE PUZZLES. In addition to our puzzles, I sold numerous copies of both poetry collections … and reached another milestone! Yup, my first book signing for face-to-face customers! I have yet to find adequate words to describe it. Perhaps they don’t exist. I was in pure bliss!

While the Gift Show was underway, Nicole and I were in such delight when we received Facebook notifications via our Peace by Piece Puzzles page. True story! Customers were tagging us with their lovely comments and personal endorsements! Seriously … we couldn’t stop smiling (aka sister giggles). These were/are prized moments for us!

And this was just day two of my visit. The night before we saw Chris De Burgh perform to enormous applause. In addition to his incredible talent, he is a charismatic, funny gentleman. When he sang Lady in Red, he came off stage and danced with anyone wearing red. And he didn’t miss a note. Not one! I mean seriously … who does that? Chris De Burgh, that’s who!

Goodbyes are never easy for us, but this time it wasn’t so bad as I’ll be travelling back to visit again on November 1st. We are all set to be a vendor at one of the largest Christmas Gift shows in Nova Scotia – Christmas at the Forum. High fives all around!!

When passion and purpose collide … the reason why I can’t stop smiling. I’m so grateful for every moment, every second of these magnificent life joys. And how beautifully perfect to experience it all with my sister, my best friend!

Nicole Osmond and Natalie Ducey at Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia
Nicole Osmond and Natalie Ducey at Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

Thank you so much for stopping by today and sharing the love.

Hugs and much love to all. โ™ฅ

PS. If you’re in Halifax, Nova Scotia during November 3rd – 5th, and you happen uponย  Christmas at the Forum, please do stop by. We’ll be the smiling sisters with our puzzles of inspiration and love … and treats, of course. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just look for and follow the beautiful butterfly!



39 thoughts on “๐Ÿ’•When passion and purpose collide!๐Ÿ’• @PeacebyPiecePuz with Sisters @Nicole_Osmond and @NatalieDucey”

  1. What a joyous time you had, and I’m delighted Peace by Piece Puzzles is doing so well. I’m sure it was extraordinary when those tags rolled in on your Facebook page. Congrats on the book sales and signings too.
    P.S….I love Chris DeBurg and Lady in Red ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Mae, it was such an amazing ten days. We always have the best time together, but this trip was extra special.
      Oh my gosh…you would have loved his show. Amazing voice and soooo charming. We have Lady in Red on video. We’ve never seen a performer come into the crowd like that. And his voice was flawless for all of it. My favourites are Borderline and Head and the Heart.
      Thanks so much for stopping by with your support and kind wishes. And for sharing too! You rock! Cheers. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I loved reading about your wonderful experiences with you and your sister. Congrats on Spotlight and show. How amazing the first book signing must have been for you– and all the Facebook responses:)

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  3. (((HUGS))) to both you and your lovely sister, Natalie! What a marvelous experience, sharing the wonderful Chris DeBurg … Borderline has long been a favorite of mine. Your first book signing! How lovely that you were able to share the experience with your soul-sister. Lovely post, my friend. xo

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    1. Soooz, we are so grateful for every minute. It was an incredible experience, and I’m still smiling. Oh my gosh…Borderline is my second favourite to Head and the Heart. He sang Borderline and received a standing ovation. Amazing! I have it on video too and shared it on Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have to share the love. It’s a keepsake for sure. Cheers with hugs, my dear friend. XO

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  4. Nancy, how exciting about the book signing – and congratulations on selling lots of books! So wonderful to see your sister with you and learn about how close you two are โค Also, Lady in Red is my parents' song so I have a real love for it ~ I'm glad to hear Chris De Burgh is wonderful in concert! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Christy! We always have the best time together. It was a wonderful trip for which I’m most grateful. Oh my gosh…your mom and dad would be in for such a treat. He’s so charming and his voice is flawless. Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Teri! We always have the best time together. We’re identical twins. Looking at childhood pictures, we don’t know who is who unless we were colour coded red and blue. Changes began in our teens.
      Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy a lovely Sunday. Cheers!


  5. Oh Natalie, it looks like a lovely time with you and your sis. Congrats on the success of Peace by Piece puzzles. OH, and The Lady in Red was the song my husband chose for our first dance at our wedding, lol, the red hair. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx โค

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    1. Sally, I truly hope all authors experience it. I’m rather shy, so I was a little nervous at first. But I’m soooooooo glad I pushed past it.
      It sounds like we’ll be attending Christmas shows at the same time. That’s just awesome. Cheers and best wishes!
      And thank you for sharing my blog post on Facebook. What a delightful surprise! Big (((hugs))). XO

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