Australian Road Trips

Australian Road Trips: Fun in the Outback

For those privileged enough to explore the gorgeous Australian outback, there is nothing as beautiful in the world. Australian Road Trips: Fun In The Outback, on the coast and of course even a few adventures in the great well known city of Sydney. There are a few things to remember when venturing forth when traveling in Australia, and we hope to help you navigate this with ease. AUSTRALIAN … [Read More...]

Food

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Marshmallow Snowmen

Winter has not always been a season I've enjoyed.  Scraping off the car, boots, bulky coats and sub-zero temperatures are not my favourite activities.  Since having kids my opinion on Winter has most definitely changed.  Now, I think of sledding, hot cocoa, building snowmen and skating.  It's a … [Read More...]

herb and lemon baked tilapia

Herb and Lemon Baked Tilapia

Fish is a go to dinner at our house.  It's easy, requires very little prep and can be paired with almost any flavour you desire.  I love that this dish is like a taste of summer any time of year.  The recipe can be easily modified to include capers, tomatoes etc. to give it a real Mediterranean … [Read More...]

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Holiday Entertaining with Cheese #CDNcheese, #simplepleasures, #holidays

The Holiday season is filled with friends, family and food - lots of wonderful food. From my favourite Christmas Eve gathering at my Aunt and Uncle's to my high school friends' holiday get-together, my holidays are festive and fun.  I love the chance to catch up with people I haven't seen recently … [Read More...]

40 Sweet & Savory Apple Recipes

40 Sweet & Savory Apple Recipes

Today we are celebrating all things apple! From sweet to savory there is nothing more delicious than apples to accompany a variety of tastes and palates.  Head to your local apple orchard, farmer's market or grocery store, grab some apples and create a dish your family will love. … [Read More...]

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Travel

Australian Road Trips

Australian Road Trips: Fun in the Outback

For those privileged enough to explore the gorgeous Australian outback, there is nothing as beautiful in the world. Australian Road Trips: Fun In The Outback, on the coast and of course even a few adventures in the great well known city of Sydney. There are a few things to remember when venturing … [Read More...]

Winter Travel Tips

Winter Travel Trips

Make screening a breeze this winter The weather outside may be frightful, but travelling this winter can be delightful! Whether you’re packing for a winter wonderland with the kids or escaping the cold, these winter travel tips from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) will make … [Read More...]

5 ways to save on holiday travel

5 Ways to Save on Holiday Travel

If you are heading out on the road this year to visit friends or family during the holidays, then these 5 Ways To Save On Holiday Travel may be just what you are looking for. With holiday travel becoming more and more popular, it can be difficult to find great deals. These tips will help you manage … [Read More...]

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The Ultimate Luxury: 30 Private Islands You Can Buy

Owning a private island is at the top of the list of travel adventures.  It's the content of TV shows, the stories of celebrities.  While it may not be my reality it's pretty cool to see these 30 Private Islands You Can Buy. Looking for more island adventures check out Isle of Man: Isle of … [Read More...]

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Family

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Eczema Relief with Polysporin #EczemaAndMe #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Eczema has been a part of my life since I was a newborn.  It has come and gone, appeared on eyelids, arms, legs and behind my ears and if I don't take care of it it can get out of control … [Read More...]

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Family Fun on Sick Days with Netflix #streamteam

November has been a time of illness in our family.  First the boys had pink eye, then chest infections, and then ear infections.  It has felt like we will never rid our house of illness!  We've coloured, played cars and tried out q-tip painting but in the end, it's the snuggles on the couch watching … [Read More...]

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Giving Back with Style #TOMSforTarget

I purchased my first pair of TOMS shortly after they were available in Canada.  I loved the comfort of them and the style reminded me of shoes I had seen when I've travelled in Africa and South America. The best part for me was the One for One® giving model that allowed TOMS to give a pair of shoes … [Read More...]

TMNT

Easy Holiday Shopping at Shoppers Drug Mart #giftsmadeeasy

The holiday season can be exciting, exhilarating, expensive and overwhelming.  Luckily, Shoppe's Drug Mart has you covered. If you are shopping for a Cool Kid and Trendy Tot then I have some great suggestions for you! My favourite shopping is for the kids on my list.  I love purchasing toys … [Read More...]

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Giveaways

Keurig 2.0

Keurig 2.0 The Coffee Lover’s Perfect Gift #giveaway #Keurig2point0hoho

Coffee is an important part of my day.  Perhaps too important really but that's another story! A … [+] More

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Step by Step Instructions with Full Colour Idiot’s Guides

While I don't often like to refer to myself as an idiot I can truthfully say that there are may … [+] More

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Celebrating Food & Drink with DK Books

Looking for some kitchen inspiration? A great gift for a foodie in your life? These titles from DK … [+] More

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Halloween Fun with Hallmark

Halloween was a one of my favourite days as a kid.  My mom made me great costumes, I love trick o' … [+] More

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Survive Thanksgiving Stains and Dirty Dishes with OxiClean

The Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas etc.) are filled with family, fun and delicious food.  It's a … [+] More

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Reviews

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Spiderman Pretend Play with Hasbro

Spiderman... Spiderman... Does whatever a spider can... Just the mention of Spiderman makes … [+] More

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Mr Peabody & Sherman Review #MrPeabody

This weekend my boys and I sat down to watch Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  Tucked into our blankets on … [+] More

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Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition releases Oct 7

 From Walt Disney Studios: “Sleeping Beauty” tells the wondrous tale of a princess cursed by an … [+] More

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Brew a Cup or a Carafe with Keurig 2.0

When I was doing my Master's Degree I drank so much coffee that I actually had to take a break from … [+] More

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It’s All About the Brush #SonicareSmiles

Brushing your teeth is something that we do everyday out of habit, fear of bad breath and to keep … [+] More

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