Why I Tell My Daughter She is Pretty

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  Last night as I was putting my 3 year old, Keira, to bed, she asked to give me hugs and kisses.  As I bent down to receive her tight little squeeze she grabbed my hair and started to pet it, almost in awe.  She then proceeded to say to me, "Mommy, your hair is soooo pretty! I love your Queen Elsa hair!"  To explain, I had washed my hair the night … [Read more...]

Read Anywhere with the Kobo Glo HD + Giveaway #KoboGloHD

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     I've been an avid reader since I first picked up and read The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein back in middle school.  Let's just say that was well before the modern film adaptions!  After I read the Hobbit, I moved on to The Lord of the Rings, and then on to the Dragonlance series.  A friend gifted me the first book in another series as … [Read more...]

Mexican Macaroni Salad

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     When I first made The Pioneer Woman's Mexican Macaroni Salad I completely fell in love with it.  It's zesty and full of flavour and quite different from the typical Macaroni Salad your mother makes.   This Mexican Macaroni Salad goes so well with pretty much anything from Steak to Fried Chicken.  It's really the perfect summer … [Read more...]

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water: Exclusive Free Printable Sponge Square Game #SummerofSpongeBob

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  Celebrating the Home Entertainment Debut of the New Hit Movie, SpongeBob Treat Truck Will Distribute Free Bikini Bottom Snacks, Plus Reusable Totes And Tips On Helping The World’s Oceans on World Oceans Day! SpongeBob SquarePants is coming ashore in 8 cities across the U.S., bringing laughter, joy, and SpongeBob frozen treats!  Fans can keep cool with tasty … [Read more...]

How to Encourage Creativity in your Child

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  I'm a pretty creative person and I always have been.  As a child I loved to play with fabric scraps and create my own dolls, I loved to draw pictures, and I was always finding rocks or pieces of wood that looked like something else.  I often made characters out of wooden spools, beads, cotton batting and twigs.  My parents always took care to encourage … [Read more...]

The Legend of Longwood DVD review

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A beautiful new film out of Ireland, The Legend of Longwood, is coming to DVD on June 4 from Shout! Factory, following its appearance at several film festivals in early 2015. An adventure for all ages, the release includes a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette as a bonus feature. Crumbling castles, mysterious riddles, frightening spirits, beautiful horses and a plucky, … [Read more...]

Summer Salad Recipes

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           Summer is a time for getting together with family and friends whether that be at a picnic or a backyard barbecue.  It's time to pull out your old summer salad recipes for all to enjoy.  That is, unless you decide to surprise everyone with one of these scrumptious summer salad recipes! These summer salad … [Read more...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

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This Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake is a perfect dessert to serve guests.  I won't judge if you eat it for breakfast though.  Our secret! Get to Know Canadian Egg Farmers Did you know that there are more than 1,000 egg farmers in Canada who provide us with fresh, local and high-quality eggs.  It's interesting that egg farms can be found across all ten … [Read more...]

The Walking Dead Cupcakes

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 The Walking Dead is definitely my favourite television series at the moment and can be caught either on AMC or on Netflix.  While I'm waiting for the Season 6 Premiere this fall, I wanted to share with you these super awesome The Walking Dead Cupcakes.  They are a great way to celebrate the upcoming season and feature Rick Grime's Sheriff Badge. If you haven't … [Read more...]

Maya The Bee Movie DVD and Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack #Giveaway

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    Kids and parents across North America will soon be enamoured by the world famous little bee named Maya and her insect friends when the international smash hit “MAYA THE BEE MOVIE” makes its buzz-worthy debut on DVD and on two-disc BLU-RAY™ 3D Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and digital) from Shout! Factory … [Read more...]

How to Successfully Generate Multiple Streams of Income

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  Are you sitting at home and wondering how you can bring a little bit more money into your home? Well, you can keep a steady stream of reliable income flowing in with multiple streams of income.  It’s not hard to do, and just one idea can spark other income potential and generate multiple steams of income.  Diversifying your income is a great way to be able … [Read more...]

Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake

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   This is quite easy and loaded with flavour. I make it all the time when we have guests spend the night.  This is a recipe that everyone just loves - moist and full of bursts of fruity flavour.  This is cake that people will constantly be asking you for the recipe!   Blueberry Lemon Coffee Cake Ingredients:   2 cups of Bisquick 1/3 cup of … [Read more...]