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6 Purr-fectly PetSafe Christmas Gifts for Your Four-Legged Family Member ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/11

| December 17, 2015 | 104 Comments
6 Purr-fectly PetSafe Christmas Gifts for Your Four-Legged Family Member ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 01/11

In all the hustle and bustle of this holiday season it would be easy to forget your pets, but at the end of a long day of shopping who is the happiest to see you? More than likely it’s your furriest family member. So, whether you have a playful cat or an active dog, I […]

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Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle

| December 14, 2015 | 15 Comments
Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle

    Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle Are you looking to decorate your house for the Holidays with a homemade craft project? The Mason Jar Christmas Candle is super easy to make with your children and also perfect for gift giving. If you can use fresh cranberries and sprigs pine, it will give it […]

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Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies

| December 11, 2015 | 28 Comments
Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies

    The perfect cookies to serve during the holidays! These are so delicious and the white chocolate icing makes it a sweet cookie everyone will love.  Enjoy!   Chai Snickerdoodle Holiday Cookies Cookie Ingredients: 2 cup sugar2 tsp ground cinnamon1 tsp ground ginger1/2 tsp ground allspice1 cup butter, room temp2 eggs, room temp1 1/2 […]

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4 Tips on Saving Money During the Holidays

| December 8, 2015 | 3 Comments
4 Tips on Saving Money During the Holidays

 Saving Money During the Holidays   With the hype that holidays usually bring, people always have the tendency to buy more and spend more without taking into account the consequences that their actions can bring. Hence, it does not necessarily mean that because it is the holidays you have all the reason in this world […]

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Adorable Rudolph Hot Cocoa DIY Holiday Gift with Printable

| December 4, 2015 | 18 Comments
Adorable Rudolph Hot Cocoa DIY Holiday Gift with Printable

     These Rudolph Hot Cocoa gifts are so adorable that you can give them to everyone one on our Christmas gift list! They are super easy to make with your children and are an ideal gift for teachers, bus drivers, co-workers, neighbours, and especially your kids and spouse. You can also decorate your Christmas tree with […]

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Dear Santa Printable Letter

| November 30, 2015 | 9 Comments
Dear Santa Printable Letter

How adorable is this printable letter that you can give your child to write to Santa! Postal elves are busy helping Santa reply to each and every letter they receive in the North Pole. Santa answers letters in more than 30 languages, including Braille!     Canada Post has 3 simple rules when sending a […]

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Give This Holiday Season with Staples and Me To We! #MoreSurprises #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

| November 23, 2015 | 50 Comments
Give This Holiday Season with Staples and Me To We! #MoreSurprises #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/20

Christmas has to be one of my favourite times of the year. I love when shops and homes are dressed up with lights and decorations, a warm cup of cocoa is always welcome, and hanging out with family and friends to celebrate the season is a lot of fun. I also like teaching my kids […]

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A Festive Giveaway for your Family #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

| November 4, 2015 | 123 Comments
A Festive Giveaway for your Family #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

  There are so many things to do around the holiday season – whether you’re planning for a winter getaway, attending events or preparing for family reunions – it’s no wonder stocking stuffers can be overlooked. But, let’s not forget that for your kids (and adults too!), little surprises can be just as exciting as […]

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How to Make a Luscious Lavender Bath Bomb

| April 16, 2015 | 23 Comments
How to Make a Luscious Lavender Bath Bomb

Fragrant bath bombs make bathing so much more fun and enjoyable. For this project, I used a small muffin pan, lavender pure essential oil for a relaxing effect and some purple food colouring for my desired colour. But feel free to get creative! Discover other molds to create floral or heart shapes. Select your favourite […]

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Our “Alternative” Christmas

| January 12, 2015 | 14 Comments
Our “Alternative” Christmas

In the fall, I learned that my brother- and sister-in-law were planning to meet up with her side of the family in Barbados for Christmas. Her family is all in England, making time together harder to come by. Since Christmas is one of my favourite holidays, and Mary, now 3, was for the first time […]

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $20 at Mastermind Toys #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

| December 23, 2014 | 89 Comments
Stocking Stuffer Ideas Under $20 at Mastermind Toys #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/12

We are almost there! It is the home stretch until Christmas Day, and some parents (including myself) are still scrambling to get everything together in time. One of the things on my Christmas To-Do List is to help the Big Guy in Red out with items to fill my children’s stockings. Sure, candy and toothbrushes […]

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The “Christmas Magic” Fail

| December 22, 2014 | 10 Comments
The “Christmas Magic” Fail

My early years as a big sister have taught me some lessons about kids, one of which I am reminded of this Christmas. My sister is just over 8 years younger than I, and I just loved seeing myself as her mentor, role model, camp counselor, activity planner and all-around mother hen, whether she liked […]

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French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and Pets-de-Soeur Recipes

| December 19, 2014 | 38 Comments
French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and Pets-de-Soeur Recipes

The Tourtière is a French Canadian recipe that is traditionally cooked during the holidays, but it’s so delicious that you will make it all year long. With the leftover crust pasty, why not make succulent Pets-de-Soeur for dessert. Two other favourite French Canadian meals that I serve over the holidays are the French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball […]

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French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe

| December 19, 2014 | 28 Comments
French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes (Meatball Stew) Recipe

The French Canadian Ragoût de Boulettes or Meatball Stew Recipe is a French Canadian traditional meal that you definitely have to make for Christmas! It will leave your tummy full and your house smelling wonderfully spiced! Two other French Canadian meals that I serve over the holidays are the French Canadian Tourtière (Meat Pies) and Pets-de-Soeur  and the French […]

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French Canadian “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet) Recipe

| December 19, 2014 | 30 Comments
French Canadian “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet) Recipe

  A classic French Canadian meal to be served with the turkey for Christmas dinner, the “Ragoût de Pattes de Cochon” (Stewed Pig’s Feet). It is definitely a favourite meal at our house. The meat is so tender that it melts in your mouth! Two other favourite French Canadian meals that I serve over the holidays are […]

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Discovering The Wonder Inside Curiosity Box #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

| December 16, 2014 | 45 Comments
Discovering The Wonder Inside Curiosity Box #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 01/05

Picture this: It is a cold and snowy day. You have children at home who want to go outside, but it is just too cold and windy. Your kids are bored, and they do not want to play or watch television anymore. What can you do to keep your children entertained on days like this? […]

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How to Make Snow Globes

| December 8, 2014 | 29 Comments
How to Make Snow Globes

Homemade Globes are easy and inexpensive to make with your kids for the Holiday Season.  They make perfect gifts for your kid’s school teacher, bus driver, or favourite instructor.  I can never get tired of flipping them over and watching the sparkles fall down. You can create a different winter scenery for every room in […]

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Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies #Holiday #Recipe

| December 5, 2014 | 28 Comments
Delicious Peppermint Meringue Cookies #Holiday #Recipe

    Are you looking for an amazing holiday recipe that will have your guests in awe and wanting more for dessert?  This Peppermint Meringue Cookies recipe is so easy to make even though it looks like it came from the bakery.  It’s also ideal to cook with the kids and make it a fun afternoon […]

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To Santa, or Not to Santa?

| December 2, 2014 | 18 Comments
To Santa, or Not to Santa?

Santa is everywhere. He shows up earlier every year. The whole Christmas decor and shopping mayhem used to begin on December 1. Then it started at American Thanksgiving (thanks, Franklin D Roosevelt). It slowly creeped up to Canadian Thanksgiving. A few years ago all the Santas and Jingle Bells began to appear on November 1. […]

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Christmas Shopping Made Easier with #MattelHoliday Toys! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/21

| November 30, 2014 | 107 Comments
Christmas Shopping Made Easier with #MattelHoliday Toys! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/21

Christmas shopping can be a daunting chore, especially if you are unsure of what to get the little one on your gift giving list. You want to make sure that they will be happy on Christmas morning when they unwrap their gifts under the tree. Well, a bit of the trouble has been taken off […]

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City of Ottawa Museum Special Events and Programs for December

| November 24, 2014 | 15 Comments
City of Ottawa Museum Special Events and Programs for December

Vintage Village of Lights – Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from November 29 through December 21 from 3 pm to 8 pm Cumberland Heritage Village Museum You might not know this yet, but you don’t have to drive out of Ottawa anymore to experience a village of lights! We pull out all the stops to […]

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Christmas Gift Overload and Your Children: Expectations vs. Reality

| November 19, 2014 | 27 Comments
Christmas Gift Overload and Your Children: Expectations vs. Reality

The Christmas shopping season has begun! There’s no denying it. While you may not hear music playing just yet, there are heaps of Christmas trees, ornaments and other sparkly things to draw your attention to the upcoming season. The gift displays are snazzily done up, and toys and gifts for children available are as abundant as ever. When […]

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Becoming a Big Kid with I See Me! Personalized Books and Gifts + Giveaway! CAN/US 12/07 #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 5, 2014 | 35 Comments
Becoming a Big Kid with I See Me! Personalized Books and Gifts + Giveaway! CAN/US 12/07 #HolidayGiftGuide

It has been great to see my younger daughter grow from a newborn to the tall toddler she is today. She has gone from not being able to do much to being able to walking, putting together proper sentences, and dancing and learning colours, the alphabet and beginning to love reading. I want to continue […]

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Adding to Our Family With Little Live Pets – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

| November 4, 2014 | 66 Comments
Adding to Our Family With Little Live Pets – Review and Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 12/07

My kids love animals! They like seeing them, and love interacting with them any chance they get. My other half and I would love to have a pet in our home as our next family member, but our younger children are not ready for having a pet just yet. This is why I was so […]

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