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How to Host a Holiday Party on a Budget

| November 20, 2017 | 11 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 | 11 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 | 91 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 | 106 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 | 11 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 | 17 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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You Don’t Have To Be a Grinch to Control Your Holiday Spending

| December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments
You Don’t Have To Be a Grinch to Control Your Holiday Spending

  With Christmas fast approaching it’s easy to lose control of your holiday spending. Gifts for the kids, family, co-workers, teachers, neighbours, more for your kids and the extra costs that winter time brings. It’s also easy to start thinking of yourself as the Grinch when deciding how much money to spend and what gifts […]

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All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

| December 5, 2016 | 10 Comments
All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?

  All About Elf on a Shelf, Should You Do It For Your Children?   If you’ve never heard of Elf on a Shelf, you are missing out on a fun, family friendly Christmas tradition for the holidays. What is Elf on a Shelf you ask? Elf on a Shelf was created with the idea […]

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Looking To Shed Post-Holiday Pounds? Eggs Are A Quick, Healthy Solution!

| November 30, 2016 | 19 Comments
Looking To Shed Post-Holiday Pounds? Eggs Are A Quick, Healthy Solution!

Looking To Shed Post-Holiday Pounds? Eggs Are A Quick, Healthy Solution! Everyone looks forward to the holiday season — and the delicious food that comes with it. But every mom knows that after dinner with the in-laws, holiday brunch with the kids, and all that turkey and gravy, soon enough you’ve packed on a few […]

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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright And a Macaccino Recipe

| November 25, 2016 | 20 Comments
May Your Days Be Merry and Bright And a Macaccino Recipe

  It is all too easy to truly miss enjoying the magic of Christmas. Everything leads up to that one special day, and within the blink of an eye, it is vanished until next year. All the stress over shopping, cooking, receiving guests, card sending, fending off a seasonal cold, can propel us into a […]

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25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

| November 25, 2016 | 22 Comments
25 Holiday Family Friendly Activities To Do Around Ottawa

The holiday season is upon us! With all of the hustle and bustle of upcoming celebrations before you, there should also be time to spend with your family to enjoy the season. Not sure what to do? There is so much to see and do in Ottawa during this time of year with your family. […]

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Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

| November 12, 2016 | 172 Comments
Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! #FestiveCdnTurkey #Recipe #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/03

Savour the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! The holiday season is on its way! The countdown effectively on and it is time to start planning for this special time of the year.  Some of these items may be on your holiday checklists: Home decorations Tree trimming Gift buying and wrapping Party planning Whether it is a […]

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Scent the Holidays with Lampe Berger! #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/09

| October 31, 2016 | 85 Comments
Scent the Holidays with Lampe Berger! #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/09

The holiday season is back! With the air being a bit crisper, it makes for thoughts of cozier moments and of the fun that is to come in the next few months. This time of year also has people thinking that it may be time to start their holiday gift shopping. Is there someone who […]

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Happy New Year From The Ottawa Mommy Club

| January 1, 2016 | 6 Comments
Happy New Year From The Ottawa Mommy Club

  Here’s to the New Year… And all the promises And hopes it brings! As you sip your wine Celebrating the New Year May it be blessed with peace, love and joy. Here is a wishing that the coming year is a glorious One that rewards all your future endeavours with success. Sending you our heartfelt wishes […]

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Freezing – Bigger, Bolder… Colder – Fantastic Family Holiday Fun in Ottawa! Review and Promo Code

| December 29, 2015 | 3 Comments
Freezing – Bigger, Bolder… Colder – Fantastic Family Holiday Fun in Ottawa! Review and Promo Code

Last year I kept hearing about a hysterical musical out of the Gladstone Theatre called Freezing. I had thought about taking my family to see it, but with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season time slipped away and before I knew it, Freezing was no longer running.     Luckily, Freezing has become […]

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Season’s Greetings from the Ottawa Mommy Club

| December 25, 2015 | 5 Comments
Season’s Greetings from the Ottawa Mommy Club

  We thank you for your continuing support! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and peaceful New Year! All the best to you and yours! Lian and Lyne

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10 Family Friendly Drinks for Christmas

| December 22, 2015 | 13 Comments
10 Family Friendly Drinks for Christmas

Christmas is only a few days away! Are you putting the finishing touches on your menu for the big day? I am! I am now down to deciding what drinks I will serve to my nearest and dearest at our gathering. This year I have uncovered 10 Family Friendly Drinks for Christmas that are perfect for […]

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Things to Consider When Planning a Work Christmas Party

| December 21, 2015 | 4 Comments
Things to Consider When Planning a Work Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again: trees, presents, eggnog, and getting to leave work early to celebrate the special Christmas season with your loved ones. But what’s an office environment without a Christmas party that brings everyone together to celebrate the end of the year and all of the successes of the past year? It’s […]

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Giving Has Never Felt So Good

| December 21, 2015 | 3 Comments
Giving Has Never Felt So Good

Christmas should be a magical time for everybody. For a lot of us, the biggest worry when it comes to water is whether we are drinking our two litres a day. However, for over 650 million people across the world, access to safe water is not even possible and around 1,400 people die each day […]

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Foolproof Creamy Fudge

| December 18, 2015 | 34 Comments
Foolproof Creamy Fudge

    Of all the sweet treats that I enjoy during the holiday season, fudge is the most soft and chocolaty snack I make for my family and guests. Some fudge recipes ask for careful temperature monitoring and lots of beating by hand to achieve the perfect texture, but this creamy fudge recipe relies on marshmallows to […]

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