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How Does the Sun See You?

I have always been a lover of the sun.  Warm beautiful rays of sun.  Living in a place with four beautiful seasons the sun takes on so many different shapes and strengths.  From the bright sun reflecting on a new snowfall to the hot midday sun of a summer day at the beach each one seems to bring healing light to enjoy and cherish.  The downside is those beautiful rays of sunshine are hard on our … [Read More...]

Food

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Perfect Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Turkey without this perfect homemade cranberry sauce is unimaginable at my house.  One Christmas I forgot to make it so while the turkey was cooling on the counter I made a batch and we ate it warm over our turkey. Totally silly but absolutely delicious!  While I would recommend you allow it to … [Read More...]

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15 Minute Chicken Stir Fry #DinnerIn15

Like all households dinner is often a rush.  If it's not something I made on the weekend or defrosted from the freezer I am often left wondering what to make for the boys and I.  After a summer of simple meals on the BBQ and picnic lunches I am often stumped about what to make for dinner.  And with … [Read More...]

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Squash and Apple Soup

Squash and Apple Soup Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 acorn squash, seeded 1 delicata squash (sweet potato squash), seeded 4-5 tart apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 2 teaspoons coarse salt 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 … [Read More...]

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Home Canning: Green Pepper Jelly

Fall is a season of harvest, of putting up fruit and veggies for those barren Winter days and trying to capture the best flavours of the warmer seasons.  Green and Red Pepper Jelly are two of my favourite condiments. Perfect on cheese, meat or on a cracker.  I love that you can make it as spicy or … [Read More...]

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Travel

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Win a Top Culinary Destination Trip from Travelocity #TasteforTravel

Food and travel are two of my most favourite things.  Food combined WITH travel = perfection! I am so excited about Travelocity.ca's new contest #TasteforTravel to win a trip to one of 10 Culinary Destinations.  The trip of a lifetime to travel destinations you've only dreamed of. Have you ever … [Read More...]

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Easy Family Travel with the Hyundai Santa Fe XL #HyundaiDriveSquad

We are a road trippin' family.  I love packing the car, singing songs on the road and watching the world pass by.  The boys have been on road trips since they were tiny and have adapted to long car journeys.  When Hyundai asked if we'd like to road trip with our family in the 2014 Hyundai Sante Fe … [Read More...]

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5 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Vancouver

I'm excited to welcome Salma from The Write Balance to share her expertise on Vancouver and attractions you need to take in with your kids.  Here are her fabulous ideas to enjoy with your kids in Vancouver: 5 Things To Do With Kids in Vancouver Vancouver is a beautiful city with so much to see … [Read More...]

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Family Fun at The Calgary Zoo

Planning a trip to Calgary? Looking for Staycation/Road Trip options? If you are going to Calgary, you must visit the Calgary Zoo.  Filled with attractions that visited from all ages will love, the Calgary Zoo is a must-see destination. The Calgary Zoo has something for everyone from penguins to … [Read More...]

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Family

Aveeno Sunscreen

How Does the Sun See You?

I have always been a lover of the sun.  Warm beautiful rays of sun.  Living in a place with four beautiful seasons the sun takes on so many different shapes and strengths.  From the bright sun reflecting on a new snowfall to the hot midday sun of a summer day at the beach each one seems to bring … [Read More...]

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A Mysterious October with Netflix #StreamTeam

For many kids, October is the most mysterious month of the year, so what better time to get your family playing detective or solving a riddle! Following clues and discovering answers is a great way for kids to learn, taking a potentially boring subject and making it interesting. Just look at … [Read 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 time to gather, to play in leaves and snow and enjoy being together as a family.  All of those delicious meals come with some foods that really stain.  From Red Wine to Cranberry Sauce, gravy and … [Read More...]

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A Slice of Fall #QualityEssentials

This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Fall is all about apple cider, cool nights … [Read 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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Mr Peabody and Sherman Blu-ray Combo Pack #giveaway #MrPeabody

Mr Peabody & Sherman releases on Blu-Ray and DVD on Tuesday October 14 and we are celebrating … [+] More

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DK Books: Amazing Visual Math

When I first looked at Amazing Visual Math by DK books I was all ohhhhs and ahhhhs. I wasn't at all … [+] More

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Win a White 16 GB iPad Mini with Case

I just recently got my first iPad and I am absolutely in love!  That is just one of reasons I've … [+] More

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Create Your Own Game with My Monopoly

Ever wanted to have your very own Monopoly game?  I know I certainly have!  As a kid I dreamt of … [+] More

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Reviews

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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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Get Outdoors with Off Bug Repellent

This Fall we've been outside more hours than we did in the summer it seems.  With a big move this … [+] More

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