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gone are the days Gone are the days that a fire drill at school would be the scariest thing to happen. Today our children not only do the ever important fire drills, but they also do 'lock down drills'. Let that sink in for a minute. Our babies, starting at 5 years old (some possibly 4 years old), are learning how to be safely locked in their classrooms with their teachers...how to stay quite and out of the line of sight from the window in the door. Props to our school's teachers in making sure the children are Read more [...]

weekly monday giveaway link up Have a Canadian contest/ giveaway? Feel free to link up with us on our weekly giveaway link up. Please include the prize, the end date and state who can enter (MUST be Canadian friendly though, No US only contests please, they will be removed!). So, lets get started, add your link then check out the others and enter some for yourself! **Note that this linkie is for clean links only. Referral links are not permitted and will be removed** Check HERE if you're interested in Twitter Parties that are Read more [...]

More Time Mom back to school As we are trying to fall back into the routine of back to school, I still feel like we haven't got it down pat. It's not just the morning routine that we haven't got down, it's also our new evenings - there's school meetings, new sports schedules and new bedtimes. I try to keep bedtime routines the same all year long (yes, even in the summer he's in bed by 7pm) but as he's getting older, his sports schedules are getting later and we have to adapt to staying up past bedtime for practices. One Read more [...]

lasagna soup Nom nom nom this soup is a crowd pleaser. It freezes well and is super easy to whip up. Tastes just like the timeless classic lasagna. ENJOY! 1 box low sodium beef broth 1 cooking onion diced 2 stalks of celery diced 1/2 green pepper diced 10 button mushrooms sliced 2 cloves garlic chopped 1 pound ground beef 2 cans of stewed italian tomatoes 10 pieces of lasagna noodles broken up to approx 1 inch pieces 2 basil leaves chopped 1 teaspoon thyme salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon italian Read more [...]

Scratch Be Gone congrats Thank you to Rootflage for allowing us to try your product and bring it to our readers! (See the review HERE) Congratulations goes out to ...................... CHRISTINE H!!! Christine, we've already sent an email to you so please make sure to check your inbox/junk mail! Read more [...]

Pic of black decorative congratulations Thank you CheeCha Puffs for once again being a wonderful sponsor and helping us to bring our readers a healthy and tasty snack choice (see our review HERE) The winner of the CheeCha Puffs is....................... JENN E!!! Congrats Jenn! We've already emailed you so please check your inbox & junk mail carefully Read more [...]

Winner announcement Thank you to CreaClip for being a wonderful sponsor and for allowing us to bring their product to the attention of our readers. (Find our review HERE) The winner of the CreaClip package is................... JESSICA E!!! Congrats Jessica! Please check your emails carefully - we've already sent you a notification Read more [...]

Niagara Falls Groupon This is a sponsored post and all opinions are my own   If your like a lot like Canadian families, you might need to pinch pennies to keep your budget on track....But lets face it, we still want a dinner out or a girls night out on the town and these are just a few ways Groupon can help you save. We have been using Groupon for many years now as have many of our family members and friends. One thing we frequently¬†use Groupon is for weekend getaways. These days it is a luxury and not affordable Read more [...]

weekly monday giveaway link up Have a Canadian contest/ giveaway? Feel free to link up with us on our weekly giveaway link up. Please include the prize, the end date and state who can enter (MUST be Canadian friendly though, No US only contests please, they will be removed!). So, lets get started, add your link then check out the others and enter some for yourself! **Note that this linkie is for clean links only. Referral links are not permitted and will be removed** Check HERE if you're interested in Twitter Parties that are Read more [...]

creaclip hair cut My hair often gets too long in between cuts and usually ends up driving me crazy. I don't get to the salon nearly enough and where I have bangs, they need to be kept up or they are down in my eyes...it's my hairdressers pet peeve when I trim them myself to try to make do until I can fit a visit in. Since I'm not a hairdresser myself, often my bangs are slightly off kilter and I always wish I had something that would help me out with this problem. I've been lucky enough to try out and introduce Read more [...]
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