protecting your family in a blackout

Protecting Your Family in a Blackout

Hot summers, extreme weather are just two of the causes of blackouts.  For my family, living outside of the city makes it difficult to access all services in the event of a blackout so I make sure that we are prepared.  Food, water, flashlights, candles and an emergency kit are all stored in our home to ensure that we are prepared.  Before kids it really wasn't something that I thought about. … [Read More...]

Food

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Crunchy Bacon Cheese Hot Dogs

Grilled hot dogs are second only in taste to my fav - camping hot dogs done over an open fire. Either way this recipe for simple toppings that result in an absolutely fantastic hot dog - salty, savoury and crunchy! The best part is that you only need 5 ingredients and about 10 minutes to make … [Read More...]

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No Bake Caramel and Sea Salt Cornflake Clusters

Easy summer desserts that require little prep and no bake time are perfect for picnics, dinner outside and lazy summer days.  These No Bake Caramel and Sea Salt Cornflake Clusters have a perfect balance between sweet and salty and look fantastic too! Plus, they are easy enough for little hands to … [Read More...]

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10 Minute Grilled Pineapple with Maple Whipped Cream #gayleafoods

Summer days are filled with swimming, beach time, road trips and family dinners outside.  It's also the season of spontaneous dinners, friends dropping by and lazy afternoons that quickly turn into rushed dinners. Grilled fruit is one of my favourite desserts for summer entertaining.  It's … [Read More...]

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35 Popsicle Recipes

It's summertime and the weather is HOT!  With a lazy days at the beach, on picnics and cooling off under a sprinkler it's the perfect season to make delicious homemade popsicles for your family.  Here are 35 Popsicle Recipes sure to bring a delicious cool treat to your next summer day. 35 … [Read More...]

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Top Foodie Travel Destinations

Travel + Food = the perfect reason to leave home!  Whether you are someone who is a travel fanatic or resident foodie it is a wonderful way to see a city through your senses.  The sights, sounds, aromas and tastes of a place are what sticks in your mind for long after you've returned … [Read More...]

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Our Day Out With Thomas #DayWithThomas

This weekend our family drove to St. Thomas, ON to experience Day Out with Thomas: The Thrill of the Ride Tour 2014. With two little train lovers in tow who LOVED the experience last year, I knew it would be a day full of excitement, crowds and fun activities especially a wonderful ride on Thomas … [Read More...]

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Countdown to Blog Her #BlogHer14

It is hard to believe that after months of planning I will be leaving Tuesday on a plane to California to attend my first ever Blog Her Conference, Blog Her 14.  I am excited, I am nervous and I have created a Google Doc to keep track of my itinerary! Since I began blogging I have watched a … [Read More...]

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Hands on Fun at Legoland Toronto

With twin four year old boys we are beginning to get into Lego and all of the creative fun it brings.  On a recent trip to Vaughan we headed to check out Legoland Toronto to see what it's all about.  Conveniently attached to Vaughan Mills mall there is tons of free parking available and some great … [Read More...]

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Family

protecting your family in a blackout

Protecting Your Family in a Blackout

Hot summers, extreme weather are just two of the causes of blackouts.  For my family, living outside of the city makes it difficult to access all services in the event of a blackout so I make sure that we are prepared.  Food, water, flashlights, candles and an emergency kit are all stored in our … [Read More...]

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Blogging Tips: Organization

While some might find the idea of organizing your blog life simple, for most of us it requires some thought, strategies and tools. Making the decision to blog and take your blog seriously is a process.  For some we begin to blog to have a voice, to tell our story or to document a specific age and … [Read More...]

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Celebrating Canadian Film and TV with Netflix #StreamTeam

It has only been the last couple of years that I have really taken notice to the idea of "Hollywood North" or Canada as a film and TV centre.  This month, Netflix is showcasing movies and TV that are set in Canada, filmed in Canada or created in Canada. This month, in honour of Canada Day Netflix is … [Read More...]

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How to Build a Treehouse

There’s nothing more magical than a treehouse. Kids of all ages simply adore having their own handy hideaway in which they can play and relax, especially in beautiful summer weather. However, some treehouses are definitely more magical than others. The only way to ensure that your children’s … [Read More...]

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Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel in Sex Tape #BedroomSpice

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Why You Should Be Watching The Bridge

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Coppertone Sun Protection for Kids and Adults

Coppertone Sun Protection is a trusted name in our family for years.  Since I was a young kid I … [+] More

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Homemade Marshmallows and Fudge from 300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes

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