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Family-Friendly Activities in Texas and Win $1000 #TexasTraveller ~ CAN 03/24

Family-Friendly Activities in Texas and Win $1000 #TexasTraveller ~ CAN 03/24

February is the perfect month to start thinking about summer family vacation. Really, it is! I used to wait until spring to only find out that the hotels I wanted to book for a getaway were already full or did not have the type of rooms suitable for my family. Lesson is learned, so I […]

Planning a Family Friendly Visit to Bruges

Planning a Family Friendly Visit to Bruges

Bruges is the embodiment of European charm. This small Belgium city is the personification of romance and quaintness; even sceptical travelers can’t help but fall in love with it. Bruges is also clean, safe, easy to navigate, family friendly, and affordable. Here’s how to make the most of your time in what I think may […]

Family Trip Visiting Lake Placid, NY and a Spectacular Bobsleigh Experience!

Family Trip Visiting Lake Placid, NY and a Spectacular Bobsleigh Experience!

My family and I opted to take a 3 day trip this summer just to get away, but we didn’t want to travel too far and spend most of our time on the road. I started looking at cities that were 3 -4 hours away from Ottawa and stumbled upon Lake Placid, NY.  My husband had visited […]

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Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake

A delicious moist cake made with granny smith apples. Your family will request seconds!  Ingredients: 3 C all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp of ground ginger, nutmeg, and allspice 3/4 C unsalted butter, cold, diced into small pieces 1 C and 2 Tbsp sugar, divided 1 1/2 lbs of granny smith […]

10 Strawberry Recipes for National Strawberry Day!

10 Strawberry Recipes for National Strawberry Day!

I thought I would share a round-up of delicious strawberry recipes for National Strawberry Day on February 27th! Did you know that: strawberries are full of flavonoids, which form part of the strawberry’s red colour. Flavonoids are best known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits and also help support the cardiovascular and nervous systems. eight strawberries have […]

Heart Healthy Eating: the Lowdown on Hidden Salt!

Heart Healthy Eating: the Lowdown on Hidden Salt!

As you have probably heard by now, February is Heart Awareness Month. There are many strategies to bring attention to heart disease in women, ways to become more heart healthy and general guidance on heart disease including information on its prevalence. For my part, I am introducing an important topic, one that is very close to […]

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Clean Sensitive Skin with Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion #CleanSensitive

Clean Sensitive Skin with Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion #CleanSensitive

The best way to describe my skin is picky. Since I want to take the best care of my skin I can, I am always on the look-out for the best products that will not dry out or make my skin react negatively to the products I use on it, especially my face. From time […]

Fashion and Comfort Come Together with Leave Nothing But Footprints #Review and $100 GC #Giveaway ~  CAN 03/26

Fashion and Comfort Come Together with Leave Nothing But Footprints #Review and $100 GC #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/26

Shopping for clothing that looks good and feels good while you are wearing it can be a challenge, especially if you are looking for clothing to wear for work or going away on vacation. Then also finding these qualities in clothing that is environmentally-friendly narrows the places people can shop. Leave Nothing but Footprints (LNBF) […]

Loving the Bumbini Best Bottoms Cloth Diapers! ~ Review and $50 GC Giveaway~ CAN 03/31

Loving the Bumbini Best Bottoms Cloth Diapers! ~ Review and $50 GC Giveaway~ CAN 03/31

So, if you have been reading along, you will know that we have had a hard time finding good diapers for my son Marshall. He has to be the biggest peer of life! We have tried every diaper, doubling diapers, diaper liners, waterproof pants, everything but cloth diapering. So, naturally, when I got the chance I […]

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Clean Sensitive Skin with Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion #CleanSensitive

Clean Sensitive Skin with Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion #CleanSensitive

The best way to describe my skin is picky. Since I want to take the best care of my skin I can, I am always on the look-out for the best products that will not dry out or make my skin react negatively to the products I use on it, especially my face. From time […]

Fashion and Comfort Come Together with Leave Nothing But Footprints #Review and $100 GC #Giveaway ~  CAN 03/26

Fashion and Comfort Come Together with Leave Nothing But Footprints #Review and $100 GC #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/26

Shopping for clothing that looks good and feels good while you are wearing it can be a challenge, especially if you are looking for clothing to wear for work or going away on vacation. Then also finding these qualities in clothing that is environmentally-friendly narrows the places people can shop. Leave Nothing but Footprints (LNBF) […]

Loving the Bumbini Best Bottoms Cloth Diapers! ~ Review and $50 GC Giveaway~ CAN 03/31

Loving the Bumbini Best Bottoms Cloth Diapers! ~ Review and $50 GC Giveaway~ CAN 03/31

So, if you have been reading along, you will know that we have had a hard time finding good diapers for my son Marshall. He has to be the biggest peer of life! We have tried every diaper, doubling diapers, diaper liners, waterproof pants, everything but cloth diapering. So, naturally, when I got the chance I […]

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Family-Friendly Activities in Texas and Win $1000 #TexasTraveller ~ CAN 03/24

Family-Friendly Activities in Texas and Win $1000 #TexasTraveller ~ CAN 03/24

| February 25, 2015 | 4 Comments

February is the perfect month to start thinking about summer family vacation. Really, it is! I used to wait until spring to only find out that the hotels I wanted to book for a getaway were already full or did not have the type of rooms suitable for my family. Lesson is learned, so I […]

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Clean Sensitive Skin with Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion #CleanSensitive

Clean Sensitive Skin with Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion #CleanSensitive

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

The best way to describe my skin is picky. Since I want to take the best care of my skin I can, I am always on the look-out for the best products that will not dry out or make my skin react negatively to the products I use on it, especially my face. From time […]

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Fashion and Comfort Come Together with Leave Nothing But Footprints #Review and $100 GC #Giveaway ~  CAN 03/26

Fashion and Comfort Come Together with Leave Nothing But Footprints #Review and $100 GC #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/26

| March 5, 2015 | 20 Comments

Shopping for clothing that looks good and feels good while you are wearing it can be a challenge, especially if you are looking for clothing to wear for work or going away on vacation. Then also finding these qualities in clothing that is environmentally-friendly narrows the places people can shop. Leave Nothing but Footprints (LNBF) […]

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Loving the Bumbini Best Bottoms Cloth Diapers! ~ Review and $50 GC Giveaway~ CAN 03/31

Loving the Bumbini Best Bottoms Cloth Diapers! ~ Review and $50 GC Giveaway~ CAN 03/31

So, if you have been reading along, you will know that we have had a hard time finding good diapers for my son Marshall. He has to be the biggest peer of life! We have tried every diaper, doubling diapers, diaper liners, waterproof pants, everything but cloth diapering. So, naturally, when I got the chance I […]

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Heat Things Up with The Smoky Poppy Deluxe Gift Set From The Body Shop! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

Heat Things Up with The Smoky Poppy Deluxe Gift Set From The Body Shop! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

| March 5, 2015 | 19 Comments

Since February is known for being the month of love, most people are on the look-out to find that perfect gift for those they care about. The Body Shop decided to heat things up by introducing their Smoky Poppy Deluxe Gift Set to give the gift of love to its users! This gift set includes […]

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Nooo, Don’t Lick That

Nooo, Don’t Lick That

Parents of very young kids: Do you ever feel that your grand efforts to avoid the winter illnesses are exercises in futility? Yeah, me too, sometimes.  

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A Pawsitively Warm Winter for Your Feline Friend!

A Pawsitively Warm Winter for Your Feline Friend!

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

February is the month of love. Love can extend to more than just the people in your lives; it can also be shown towards the pets in your lives like your fine feline friends. Unfortunately, around this time of the year, the Ontario SPCA has reported that close to one-fifth of cats were returned to […]

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25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

| March 2, 2015 | 3 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so why not get your kids green with envy about Leprechauns, pot of gold, and Irish luck by reading a St. Patrick Day book with them!  You can purchase these books at Indigo/Chapters/Coles, Amazon or barrow them from your local library.    King Puck by Michael Garland: 006084809X A […]

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A Friendly Reminder for Your New Year’s Resolutions: Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

A Friendly Reminder for Your New Year’s Resolutions: Giveaway ~ CAN 03/31

| February 28, 2015 | 32 Comments

The New Year’s countdown might feel like it was ages ago, but that’s no excuse to step away from your goals and give up on your mission to bigger and better things! Continue to make this the year you overcome challenges, achieve the unexpected and build new relationships or even rehash old ones. Keep the […]

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Winter Weight Loss Giveaway: $350 in Amazon Gift Cards ~ WW 03/17

Winter Weight Loss Giveaway: $350 in Amazon Gift Cards ~ WW 03/17

| February 28, 2015 | 7 Comments

Enter the Winter Weight Loss Giveaway sponsored by Weight Loss Experts for a chance to win one of 3 prizes totaling $350 in Amazon Gift Cards! One winner will receive a $250 Amazon Gift Card with two additional winners receiving a $50 Amazon Gift Card each! WOW! What would you buy if you won one […]

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Irish Apple Cake

Irish Apple Cake

| February 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

A delicious moist cake made with granny smith apples. Your family will request seconds!  Ingredients: 3 C all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp of ground ginger, nutmeg, and allspice 3/4 C unsalted butter, cold, diced into small pieces 1 C and 2 Tbsp sugar, divided 1 1/2 lbs of granny smith […]

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10 Strawberry Recipes for National Strawberry Day!

10 Strawberry Recipes for National Strawberry Day!

| February 27, 2015 | 6 Comments

I thought I would share a round-up of delicious strawberry recipes for National Strawberry Day on February 27th! Did you know that: strawberries are full of flavonoids, which form part of the strawberry’s red colour. Flavonoids are best known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits and also help support the cardiovascular and nervous systems. eight strawberries have […]

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Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy (A Review)

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy (A Review)

| February 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

My daughter and I have been to several Disney on Ice shows as well as Disney Live! Mickey’s Rocking Road show. At the moment, her favourite Disney character is Bullseye from the beloved trilogy of Toy Story movies, so when she saw a commercial for Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy she was ecstatic at […]

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Heart Healthy Eating: the Lowdown on Hidden Salt!

Heart Healthy Eating: the Lowdown on Hidden Salt!

| February 26, 2015 | 3 Comments

As you have probably heard by now, February is Heart Awareness Month. There are many strategies to bring attention to heart disease in women, ways to become more heart healthy and general guidance on heart disease including information on its prevalence. For my part, I am introducing an important topic, one that is very close to […]

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Spending Quality Time with your Tween/Teen Daughter

Spending Quality Time with your Tween/Teen Daughter

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

I remember the first day I was back from the hospital with my eldest child. I put her in a white bassinet and looked fondly upon her for many minutes. She was so precious and beautiful! So many questions were going through my mind: will I be a good mom, will she keep her dad’s blue eyes, […]

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