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Show the Ones You Love How Much They Mean to You #LoveHallmarkCA

| February 13, 2018 | 4 Comments
Show the Ones You Love How Much They Mean to You #LoveHallmarkCA

How to Show the Ones You Love How Much They Mean to You In life, it’s very important that we show appreciation, especially to the ones who mean the most to us. Taking the time to show someone how much you care and love them, and how much they mean to you can do wonders […]

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10 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa

| February 7, 2018 | 4 Comments
10 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa

10 Family Day Weekend Activities Around Ottawa   Get ready, Ottawa! Many of the schools in the city are gearing up for a 4-day weekend to celebrating Family Day! You don’t have plans for this weekend? No problem! We have you covered with our guide of things to do and see around the city to […]

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Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats

| February 6, 2018 | 11 Comments
Kid Friendly Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. It will be here before you know it! That means it’s time to start thinking about kid friendly treats to celebrate the occasion. Of course, there’s no hard and fast rule that says you can’t make these Valentine’s Day treats during other times of the year, just to show your […]

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Valentine’s Day Whipped Sugar Scrub

| February 5, 2018 | 11 Comments
Valentine’s Day Whipped Sugar Scrub

Valentine’s Day Whipped Sugar Scrub Who doesn’t love Valentine’s Day? It’s a time for romance, love, and even pampering ourselves a bit. After all, we want to look our very best, don’t we? Of course, with Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of winter, that’s not always possible. The cold wind can leave our skin […]

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Heart Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

| February 2, 2018 | 12 Comments
Heart Cookie Dough Truffles Recipe

Heart Cookie Dough Truffles Who doesn’t love cookie dough? It’s absolutely one of the most decadent treats one can get their hands on. Of course, we all know that consuming raw cookie dough can be iffy. No one wants salmonella poisoning, especially on Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, there’s a way to enjoy cookie dough without the […]

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10 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

| February 1, 2018 | 10 Comments
10 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Valentine’s Day is a fun holiday for everyone. Not only is there chocolate and exchanging Valentines with family and friends, it’s also a “crafty” occasion. Of compiled a list of 10 Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids many of them suitable for the younger set. Better yet, some of these things make really adorable gifts! The […]

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Five Easy Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs! #Bayer

| January 31, 2018 | 9 Comments
Five Easy Tips for Beating the Winter Blahs! #Bayer

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. With February just around the corner, and the excitement and buzz from the holiday season now long gone, it’s easy to start feeling the “Winter blahs” from our dreadful Canadian winters! All this snow, […]

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Imagine This: Titus Mountain Ski Center in Malone, NY

| January 30, 2018 | 4 Comments
Imagine This: Titus Mountain Ski Center in Malone, NY

Imagine a place where the musky scent of fresh-burning logs forever fills your senses; where the notes of nostalgia envelope you like an old friend, where the air is crisp and invigorating. Imagine a place that is surrounded by snow-capped hills and lush, green mountains; a place that brings you warmth even when it’s cold. […]

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Win a Valentine’s Dinner for 2! ~ Ottawa Area 02/08

| January 24, 2018 | 36 Comments
Win a Valentine’s Dinner for 2! ~ Ottawa Area 02/08

Eat Healthy and Save Time with SupperWorks! At SupperWorks, we create delicious recipes, do the shopping, the washing, the chopping, and the clean-up so you can prepare tasty, wholesome meals in a fraction of the time it would take at home!     In less than 2 hours, you can prepare 12 freezable entrées, each […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Rose Filled Heart Card

| January 24, 2018 | 10 Comments
DIY Valentine’s Day Rose Filled Heart Card

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. While you can rush out last-minute to grab a few cards for friends and loved ones, why not make a homemade Valentine’s Day Rose Filled Heart Card? Many homemade cards are easy to make, they just take a bit of time. If you’re willing to put in a […]

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7 Unbelievable Facts about Valentine’s Day

| January 22, 2018 | 2 Comments
7 Unbelievable Facts about Valentine’s Day

7 Unbelievable Facts about Valentine’s Day When Valentine’s Day rolls around the first thing most people think about is hearts, candy and romance. Kids are excited about exchanging valentine cards with their friends and many adults rush out to buy that special person in their life flowers, cards and gifts to express their love. However, […]

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Fall In Love With Year Round Gardening

| January 17, 2018 | 2 Comments
Fall In Love With Year Round Gardening

Fall In Love With Year Round Gardening Winter can feel like a long season of waiting when you’ve got a green thumb. Gardeners get put on hold when the snow starts to fall. The season may give you some time to plan their plants for the spring, but it can feel like a long wait […]

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Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

| January 16, 2018 | 6 Comments
Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature?

DISCLAIMER: This article is not blaming the teachers – it is an article about my opinion with the way things are done in schools and perhaps a fault in our curriculum.    Learning Expectations: Preemptive or Premature? Homework and Expectations in Elementary School   I got a letter from my son’s teacher this morning, here’s what […]

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13 Best Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

| January 12, 2018 | 9 Comments
13 Best Valentine’s Day Sweet Treats

A big part of Valentine’s Day is all of the sweet treats available on this special occasion. Candy, cupcakes and cookies, oh my! Valentine’s Day really is a chocolate lover’s paradise! Let’s talk about traditional heart-shaped boxes of chocolates for a minute. This year, more than 35 million boxes will be sold worldwide. We can […]

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18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

| January 11, 2018 | 4 Comments
18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa

18 Winter Family Fun Events and Activities Around Ottawa   The longer, colder days are making way for the change of the season! Winter is here! Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean that you and your family have to be stuck inside during winter. The Ottawa-Gatineau region has plenty of events and activities […]

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Family Fun Times at Winterlude

| January 10, 2018 | 7 Comments
Family Fun Times at Winterlude

Winterlude, Canada’s winter celebration, is held in Ottawa–Gatineau each February. The three fun-filled weekends of Winterlude are guaranteed to make the spirit of winter come alive.     History of Winterlude Winterlude was created by the NCC in 1979 to celebrate Canada’s unique northern climate and culture.  Dates and Admission to Winterlude The three weekends are […]

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Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region

| January 4, 2018 | 13 Comments
Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region

    Sleigh Rides in the Ottawa Region   Winter arrived this weekend with a few inches of snow on the ground. It’s a perfect time to start thinking about enjoying one of Canada’s favourite wintertime activities in the months to come: an old-fashioned sleigh ride. It’s such a serene activity to help reconnect with […]

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17 Snowman Crafts for Kids

| January 3, 2018 | 16 Comments
17 Snowman Crafts for Kids

Winter snow is quite magical. Why? It’s what it takes to build a snowman. When your kids don’t want to brave the cold… no worries! They can still bring a snowman (or woman) to life by making one or more of these craft projects. Here are just a few of them. As you can see, […]

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17 New Year’s Eve Treats To Enjoy

| December 19, 2017 | 15 Comments
17 New Year’s Eve Treats To Enjoy

A big part of enjoying New Year’s Eve is all the yummy treats that you whip up for your family and friends. Here are 17 great recipes to consider. Remember, it’s not too early to start making menu plans!     Countdown Cheesecake Bites Cheesecake has always been a very popular party food. Pair it […]

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Eggnog Recipes for Any Occasion

| December 18, 2017 | 19 Comments
Eggnog Recipes for Any Occasion

  Eggnog Recipes for Any Occasion Believe it or not, beverages similar to eggnog have been part of holiday menu planning since medieval times. For awhile, it was only available to monks and aristocrats… Because of the high cost of ingredients. By the 18th century, this drink was readily available to almost everyone. The most […]

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Christmas Cookie Sticks Recipe

| December 15, 2017 | 16 Comments
Christmas Cookie Sticks Recipe

    If you’re looking for a Christmas cookie recipe that’s as fun as it is versatile, these Christmas Cookie Sticks might be just what you’re looking for! When you think about it, the decorating possibilities are almost endless. Better yet, the kids will have a blast helping you get the job done. As you […]

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7 Simple Strategies to Help You Reduce Christmas Stress

| December 12, 2017 | 24 Comments
7 Simple Strategies to Help You Reduce Christmas Stress

    7 Simple Strategies to Help You Reduce Christmas Stress Did you catch yourself cursing at the driver who just snagged the parking spot you’ve been waiting patiently for? Are you impatient with your kids? Your spouse?    Are you completely overwhelmed trying to make Christmas a memorable and magical moment for your loved […]

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5 Easy Tips to Stay Healthy & Active this Holiday Season #Bayer

| December 11, 2017 | 8 Comments
5 Easy Tips to Stay Healthy & Active this Holiday Season #Bayer

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. If you’re anything like me, trying to stay healthy can seem like such a chore during the holiday season with temptations seemingly looming around every corner! It’s so difficult to resist those seasonal […]

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Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe

| December 8, 2017 | 16 Comments
Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe

  Chocolate Peppermint Truffles Recipe Aren’t these Chocolate peppermint truffles gorgeous? They’re surprisingly easy to make and they add an extra bit of holiday flair to the table. This particular recipe makes 20 average-size truffles. You can easily double or even triple the batch, if necessary. Or, to make a smaller batch, simply cut the recipe […]

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