Cinderella Cupcakes

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  Disney's Cinderella was one of my favourite animated movies as a child.   Even now Cinderella remains as one of my favourite Disney Princess movies.  It's such a classic and really captures the imagination of children between the beautiful princess, the evil stepmother and step sisters, the little mice and of course the dashing … [Read more...]

California Style Eggs Benedict #CanadianEggs

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  Mother's Day is coming  up and personally I am looking forward to the thought of a nice brunch, maybe even a brunch in bed if I'm allowed to sleep in.  (A girl can dream, right?) Personally I am hoping my husband sees this California Style Eggs Benedict recipe and prepares it for me for Mother's Day Brunch! Just thinking about it brings me back to my … [Read more...]

Capture Every Little Detail with #CanonL

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Since I first got my Canon EOS Rebel SL1 camera I discovered a passion for photography I never knew I had.  I mean I've never so much as taken a photography course or picked up a photography book and actually read it.  Thankfully my Canon is incredibly intuitive and makes the hands-on learning process so easy!  Honestly though, since I upgraded my lens to the … [Read more...]

How to Survive a Layoff: The Essential Layoff Survival Guide for Canadians

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  If you are faced with a layoff, it may feel like the end of the world, but it’s definitely not. You’ll be taken through a lot of financial and emotional turmoil, but you can take steps to prepare you and your family for what lies ahead. You can survive a layoff and even come out on top. I am completely confident it is possible.  If you are a regular reader you … [Read more...]

11 Best Practices That Can Help You Avoid Losing Money

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Have you ever felt like your paycheck goes towards everything but yourself? Part of this could be because you are throwing your money away on simple things that can be avoided. This guide has 11 tips to help you avoid losing money so you have more to spend on the luxuries in life. Avoid Tickets at All Costs Most people do not like giving away money to someone else and … [Read more...]

Keira & Auntie #12PrintsProject

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Ever since Keira was born she has shared a special bond with her Auntie Sarah.   Her Auntie Sarah was there when she was born, she planned her baby shower, and more importantly was there more than anyone else to help me get through the newborn stage.  Even to the point of coming all the way over to watch Keira so I could get some much needed to rest. Now that … [Read more...]

New Intel Security program aims to protect Canadian students from cyberbullying

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Thinking back to my school years I can remember being called many names, and not in good fun.  "Four eyes", "Frizzle" (my hair is very thick and curly, not straight like the other girls), and "Lizardbreath" were among the top most used.  It upset me, and I didn't really understand why the other kids were so mean to me.  Word's do hurt and they can cause lasting … [Read more...]

Air Wick® Life Scents™ Scented Oil

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Growing up one of my favourite things to come home to after school was the scent of apple pie baking in the oven.  There is just something about the smell of baking that exudes warmth and comfort.  It's funny how a scent can setup an atmosphere in your home, and help to create a memorable environment for your family and guests.   They do say that your … [Read more...]

Lampe Berger Paris: Purifies & Perfumes #LampeBergerBA

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As Canadians, we spend close to 90% of our time inside; at home, at work and in recreational environments.  Most people, however, are unaware of the effects that poor indoor air quality can have on their health. Worse still, many of us spend hundreds of dollars yearly on so called air freshener products that only mask odours and that may be negatively impacting the air … [Read more...]

Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream #GayLeaMom

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This Apple Layer Cake with Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Buttercream makes a delicously sweet and spiced dessert.  It couldn't be easier to make either, thanks to Gay Lea's Cinnamon & Brown Sugar Spreadables. One of my favourite treats to have for dessert with coffee is a slice of delicious cake smothered in delectable buttercream.  I can remember the first time I … [Read more...]

Princess Crown Cake Tutorial + Disney’s Frozen Queen Elsa Crown Cake

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This is another old project I've had sitting around waiting to be published.  The first cake up is a Royal Princess Crown Cake that I made for Ava's first birthday.  It is also my first attempt at using fondant which was actually a lot easier to use than I thought. Start by baking your cake in the Wilton Crown Cake Pan (available at Amazon.ca and Amazon.com) and … [Read more...]

Playtex® PlayTime™ Cups with Twist ‘n Click™ Technology

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We used to have a major problem with leaking sippy cups.  At one point a day didn't go by without finding either a sippy cup sitting on my couch with a large puddle of milk leaking from it or a sippy cup thrown from a high chair with a growing puddle of milk surrounding it.  Basically puddles of milk were ruining my life. A year ago I got to to test out a Playtex … [Read more...]