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Happy Birthday Month Canada! Did you know Swedish Fish are a Canadian thing? Just like buttertarts, Halls throat lozenges, Nanaimo bars and ketchup chips.  In honour of this country’s birthday, I have been thinking of things that are, well, Canadian. Recently… Continue Reading →

Keeping it Simple

Summer is going by as fast as ever – especially with the kids both working. It’s all about them having their first real summer jobs with full time hours this year. They are both very busy as rangers at a local campground and… Continue Reading →

A Simple Coupon

Coupon Bonanza I just found out that Groupon has a coupon site – did you know that? (Oh and just so you know this is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own.) It’s called Groupon Coupons. I was invited to… Continue Reading →

Family Bonding in Burlington

Bonding Time During Our Staycation We’ve had a big change this past year – our oldest child went away to university and lived in residence in another town. (Click here to see more of this.) bonding As a very close family, this… Continue Reading →

Bingeing Through the Heatwave

Bingeing Do you remember the good old days when you had to wait until a certain time on a certain day to watch a show which was constantly interrupted by commercials? Or you’d wait for the break to rush to… Continue Reading →

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 →

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