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Delicious Cheesy Super Easy Potatoes

Cheesy Goodness My sister and I have this cheesy potato recipe from our Dad from many moons ago. We make it all the time and bring it to dinners and potlucks. It’s the perfect dish to travel with and if you can… Continue Reading →

Tweak My Tea

Tea Time   In Canada we have this unofficial first weekend of summer the third weekend of May called the “May 2 four” weekend – otherwise known as Victoria Day Weekend in honour of the Queen’s birthday celebration day. Also known as… Continue Reading →

The Battle for Ant Supremacy

The Ant War We tried building a raised garden bed for herbs and vegetables but after several years of the ant kingdom battles, we surrendered. I drew the line when it came to them getting in my house. The first… Continue Reading →

Insta-April

Favourite posts from April! (As voted by people on Instagram!) I love having a flower picture at least once a day – yellow seems to be a very bright, sunny and well loved colour.     Sunny flowers for a… Continue Reading →

5 Places to Take Your Chocoholic

The Burlington Chocolate Trail A few weeks ago I was invited to preview what will be the Burlington Chocolate Trail – happening the whole month of May. All I really noticed when I saw the invitation was CHOCOLATE. (How did they know I was a chocoholic?)… Continue Reading →

Screen Wars

Screen Wars I was a kid in the days of 12 channels on a round dial. We had two televisions – one colour and one black and white. As the oldest of 4 I had the privilege being “the channel changer”, although that was… Continue Reading →

Kick It

Here’s a little known fact – I do have friends who are sane – at least by my method of measurement. Sanity is a precious asset and we need to do our best maintain it. Life can suck and be… Continue Reading →

Ginger Sandwich Cookies with Lemon Filling

Prepare for ginger “gastrogasms”… …with this cookie when you try it – it is ridiculously delicious. The ginger flavour is perfect and the sweet and tangy lemon icing makes me want to lick all the leftovers out of the bowl. Together they are… Continue Reading →

Beach Treasures

Treasures One of my favourite hobbies is treasure hunting. Be it that perfect photo image, the best sunset, a great deal at a charity shop, or the gently buffed piece of beach glass. treasures I love to wander along the tide… Continue Reading →

Insta-Favs for March

I’ve fallen in Insta-love with Instagram It is a great place to post pictures of daily sights and memories. I love to look back over my insta – images and remember each day through my pictures – kind of like a… Continue Reading →

Winter Adventures at Cedar Grove Lodge

  It’s fun to mix things up and get away now and then. In Ontario we are lucky to have so many places to visit and staycation in. Recently I headed north for a week of R&R with some friends for winter… Continue Reading →

A Fresh New Day

A little while ago I was asked to share my family’s experiences dealing with enuresis – the bed wetting condition that most commonly occurs at night. ( Click here to see the first post. ) In that post I mentioned… Continue Reading →

Mom’s Unplugged Invades Kingston

Girls Weekend When you are a parent working your ass off to keep your sanity in check, your kids alive, and your world moving along you tend to need to force the issue of chilling out. It’s important to get away… Continue Reading →

Dressing Like the Cool Kids

I’ve been at a loss lately about what to wear. Nothing felt right. I hurt my back a couple months again and fell into the yoga pants habit for comfort. Then the excuses were: it’s only shopping, walking the dogs,… Continue Reading →

Last Minute Cookies

First thing this morning my daughter informed me she needed some cookies for a party in her 4th period class. Today! So it was time to pull out the old faithful and favourite shortbread recipe from the back of the Canada Corn… Continue Reading →

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