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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 | 17 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 | 21 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 | 19 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 | 20 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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Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time #LoveHallmarkCA #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/12

| December 4, 2017 | 45 Comments
Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time #LoveHallmarkCA #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/12

 Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time It’s that time of year again… time to settle in with your favourite snack, a cup of hot chocolate and your favourite Christmas movies! This is a list of top 10 films you don’t want to miss. Which ones are you going to watch first?     A […]

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Practical Stockings Stuffers for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 01/07

| December 4, 2017 | 94 Comments
Practical Stockings Stuffers for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 01/07

  It happens every year! Just when you think you’ve wrapped up your holiday gift list without going over-budget, you realize that there are still stockings to stuff. Not to worry, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the best stocking stuffer ideas out there that are both practical and affordable. And, […]

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Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

| November 30, 2017 | 35 Comments
Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/29

    Capture Adventure with VTech Canada Kidizoom Action Cam Capturing memories is what my family loves to do. Whether it is of something they see, a funny selfie, to a video of themselves being wacky, we saving these memories. My kids are becoming better with being on both sides of the camera and I […]

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Put your Best Holiday Self(ie) Forward #ChurchAndDwight

| November 30, 2017 | 11 Comments
Put your Best Holiday Self(ie) Forward #ChurchAndDwight

The holiday season is truly a magical time of year. All of the cooking, the gift wrapping, the tree decorating and…oh, is that stain on my shirt in this year’s holiday picture? And a leftover piece of turkey stuck in my teeth? Gasp! It’s a holiday nightmare! Nowadays, it’s impossible to escape from the onslaught […]

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How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

| November 29, 2017 | 20 Comments
How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

    How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget For many, Christmas is their favourite holiday, but it can also be the most expensive holiday. There are things you can do to help save money when you decorate for Christmas. Are you trying to stay on a budget this holiday season? Fortunately, there are […]

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Adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cake Balls Recipe

| November 26, 2017 | 26 Comments
Adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas Cake Balls Recipe

  Are you a Disney fanatic as much as I am? On November 18th, it was Mickey and Minnie’s birthday! Both Disney characters appeared in the movie Steamboat Willie on November 18th, 1928 and were created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios. For the holiday season, why not make these adorable Mickey and Minnie Christmas […]

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Just in Time for Christmas: Shortbread Cookies Recipe

| November 24, 2017 | 23 Comments
Just in Time for Christmas: Shortbread Cookies Recipe

    Shortbread cookies are very popular at our house for a special Christmas treat. When my kids were younger, we used to make them every year and share with family and friends. I usually just take the recipe from my cookbook, but not this time around. I was talking to my friend Sandy from […]

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How to Host a Holiday Party on a Budget

| November 20, 2017 | 14 Comments
How to Host a Holiday Party on a Budget

  Hosting a Holiday Party on a Budget More than any other time of year, the holidays seem to bring with it a sense of wanting to make the perfect memories for our friends and family. We are looking for that perfect tree for the house, the perfect gifts for our loved ones, the perfect […]

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Holiday Planning Tips With FREE Printable Planner

| November 14, 2017 | 12 Comments
Holiday Planning Tips With FREE Printable Planner

    Holiday Planning Tips It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner. Where did the year go? That being said, you still have plenty of time to plan for a festive holiday season. Here are a few (of many) tips to consider.                 Use a Holiday Planner One […]

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Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

| November 6, 2017 | 127 Comments
Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/15

    Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread: A Heart-Warming Treat Mary MacLeod’s Shortbread are delicious all butter shortbread cookies. The company was founded in 1981 by Mary MacLeod in a small shop under the marquee of the Capitol Theatre in Toronto. At that time, she was actually the first business in Canada devoted exclusively to making artisanal […]

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4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/08

| October 26, 2017 | 128 Comments
4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys! #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/08

4 Creative Gifts for Kids with Zuru Toys!   With fall underway, the countdown to the holiday season is on! There are so many toys to choose from that it could make your head spin trying to decide which toy to bring home. Zuru Toys would like to help make picking out gifts for your […]

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Personalize a Special Day with Betty Crocker!

| September 7, 2017 | 12 Comments
Personalize a Special Day with Betty Crocker!

  Personalize a Special Day with Betty Crocker!   Celebrations are always a fun occasion to put together, but what is the one thing that everyone remembers about a special day? The food! Kids big and small are able to pin point how great a party was by the fun and festive the food served […]

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Sharing the Spirit of Giving

| December 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
Sharing the Spirit of Giving

  It’s a snowy day and I sit in front of our large breakfast nook window with my two children, watching the snowflakes stick to the trees like thick vanilla icing. It’s one of those cozy days where it feels good to not have to go anywhere, to just stay put and be present in […]

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Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

| December 14, 2016 | 7 Comments
Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

    Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank It can certainly get expensive during the holidays from shopping and entertaining to baking and decorating! Many of us have a tendency to spend and buy more than we can actually afford financially. The holiday season should definitely not break our bank accounts nor should it load […]

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40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

| December 12, 2016 | 13 Comments
40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids

    Are you running out of ideas for Christmas crafts to do with your kids? You will find below 40 fun and unusual Christmas crafts you can make with the family! You will certainly find a few that you have never created before! Merry Christmas!! 40 Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids Yarn Tree via […]

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Be Merry with the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

| December 9, 2016 | 22 Comments
Be Merry with the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes  My favourite treat for the holidays is chocolate with peppermint, so this recipe hits the spot! It’s also easy to make and adds a festive dessert on the table. Your family will want seconds! Happy Holidays! Cupcake Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp […]

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Picture Perfect Holiday Brunch Entertaining Made Easy #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/06

| December 8, 2016 | 57 Comments
Picture Perfect Holiday Brunch Entertaining Made Easy #ChurchAndDwight #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/06

The holidays are all about spending quality time with those we love. This year, surprise family and friends by switching things up and hosting a fabulous holiday brunch instead of the traditional turkey dinner. We served a brunch one year to accommodate family members that could not attend for dinner and they really enjoyed it! Don’t get […]

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