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Radiant Glow Facial Scrub

Pimples have no respect. Whether you are getting married, going for a job interview or celebrating your birthday it is irrelevant. It also doesn’t matter if you are 16 or 48. My daughter and I both get them which is… Continue Reading →

Post Secondary Blues

The graduate with a Science degree asks, “Why does it work?” The graduate with an Engineering degree asks, “How does it work?” The graduate with an Accounting degree asks, “How much will it cost?” The graduate with a Liberal Arts… Continue Reading →

The Unfinished Sweater

The needles flashed in the sun – click click click. The old woman was knitting a sweater, a very small sweater it seemed. Click click click. She deployed the motions with precision and vigour. Click click click. The man noted… Continue Reading →

DIY Fire Pit Oven

The Fire Pit/Oven Thingy Here, in Ontario, we are sometimes graced by warm days for swimming and cooler nights for snuggling in the same day. These tend to occur, albeit rarely, during the season previously known as SPRING. It’s been a pretty good year… Continue Reading →

Top May IG Shots

May was a great month to have a camera – or in my case, an iPhone 6 camera. Much of the world around me was waking up and bursting out of it’s winter sleep.  We had some unseasonably warm weather where… Continue Reading →

Grab the Healthy Snacks

Healthy is the key word It is a very exciting time in our household – both kids are home and they have amazing summer jobs lined up at a local campground.  Even though my daughter is still in school, she started work… Continue Reading →

Easy Cheesy 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 →

Iced Tea Cocktails

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 →

Honorary Gilmore Girls

We are honorary Gilmore Girls! Sarcasm, humour, love – all part of the glue for mother/daughter bonding. My daughter and I escape with Gilmore Girls. It has so many life lessons for both of us. We’ve watched this series together a few times. She… Continue Reading →

Ants Be Gone!

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 →

April Favourites

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 →

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