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Must-Try Keto Recipes

| February 16, 2018 | 8 Comments
Must-Try Keto Recipes

What happens when you cut carbohydrates from your body? Your body begins to use fat as fuel. In other words, you begin to lose weight. It sounds simple enough, right? You cut grains and sugar from your diet and are rewarded with a body that is now burning fat instead of carbs. The problem arises […]

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Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes For the Family

| February 15, 2018 | 9 Comments
Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes For the Family

Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes There are so many ways to make hot chocolate recipes! Scores of people, who love this delicious drink, swear by their own secret recipe. If you don’t have your own recipe, the following list is for you. I think I’ve included a little something for every taste. You be the judge. Bailey’s […]

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What is the Ketogenic Diet

| February 14, 2018 | 10 Comments
What is the Ketogenic Diet

What is the Ketogenic Diet? If you’re currently researching diet plan options, you’re probably already familiar with the popular ketogenic diet or “keto” diet. Scads of celebrities and well-known public figures seemingly swear by it, just like millions of other people. Here’s a little bit about it along with some of the benefits attached.   […]

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Get Your Tresses Award Season Ready with Conair Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/09

| February 9, 2018 | 79 Comments
Get Your Tresses Award Season Ready with Conair Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 03/09

Get Your Tresses Award Season Ready with Conair Canada!   The start of a new year also ushers in a time that celebrities look forward to every year: Award Season! This is when they get dolled up and strut along red carpet after red carpet to accept awards in their various fields of expertise. Whether […]

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Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

| February 8, 2018 | 11 Comments
Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland

Review: Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland On select Sundays and Tuesdays, Walt Disney World offers a special event at Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park called Disney Early Morning Magic – Fantasyland. Tickets to this event must be purchased separately, it is not included with your Walt Disney World park tickets. Theme park admission is required […]

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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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Hors d’Oeuvres is Why #ILoveDK Contest!

| January 29, 2018 | 8 Comments
Hors d’Oeuvres is Why #ILoveDK Contest!

Hors d’Oeuvres is Why #ILoveDK! Food. It is a passion in my home. Eating it is the endgame for us, but making dishes that as pleasing to eyes is what we also try to achieve in our kitchen. The one area we were looking to up our game in the cuisine department was hors d’oeuvres. […]

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Add a Healthy Touch to Everyday Meals with Canadian Turkey! #PowerUpWithTurkey #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/23

| January 26, 2018 | 354 Comments
Add a Healthy Touch to Everyday Meals with Canadian Turkey! #PowerUpWithTurkey #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/23

Add a Healthy Touch to Everyday Meals with Canadian Turkey! The beginning of a new year signals a fresh new start for many Canadians. Some people like to set goals to start eating better. Picking a protein that is versatile is key to making meal planning an easy task to perform for busy families. With […]

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Simple Ways to Make your Bathroom Look Bigger

| January 26, 2018 | 9 Comments
Simple Ways to Make your Bathroom Look Bigger

Simple Ways to Make your Bathroom Look Bigger Small washrooms can be frustrating to live with; especially in smaller homes or condos. A bathroom should be an oasis in many ways, so lacking enough space can be a problem. Luckily, we can implement a number of different tricks to make the space feel a lot […]

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5 Things You’re Doing Wrong When Taking Care of Your Windshield Wipers

| January 25, 2018 | 5 Comments
5 Things You’re Doing Wrong When Taking Care of Your Windshield Wipers

5 Things You’re Doing Wrong When Taking Care of Your Windshield Wipers It’s snowing like crazy outside, the truck in front of you keep splattering mud and slush ice in your windshield, it’s nighttime and you’re driving on a country road. Winter apocalypse. But wait! Your trusted windshield wipers might just save the situation! Except […]

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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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Rowdy. You Don’t Say.

| January 23, 2018 | 4 Comments
Rowdy. You Don’t Say.

I’m not a fan of those “open letter” posts, where the person does nothing in the moment, but then goes home and rants online like they’re all tough and making a difference. But if I were the type to write an open letter-style post, it might be titled something like this: AN OPEN LETTER TO FRIENDS AND […]

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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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10 Big Game Day Munchies for the Family

| January 19, 2018 | 13 Comments
10 Big Game Day Munchies for the Family

Big game day is just around the corner. Whether you’re throwing a big bash or a smaller party, there’s no better time to plan the menu. Honestly, there are thousands of appropriate recipes to consider. This is especially true when it comes to the category of “munchies.” What follows is a list of yummy options […]

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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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A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

| January 15, 2018 | 11 Comments
A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals Here we are, 2013, a brand new year. A time when we reflect on the past year and think about what we want for the year ahead. Some of you may set New Year’s resolutions while others might have given up on that a long time ago. […]

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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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