Celebrate the Spring Harvest with Glad


I love spring and it seems this year we've skipped right from winter into hot summery weather for the most part.  There is nothing I love more than opening my windows and enjoying the breeze come in from outdoors, refreshing the house as it passes through.  Well, nothing more than the fresh local berries that will soon be appearing on grocery shelves. We've really … [Read more...]

Coupgon Now Available at Giant Tiger for Instant Savings!


Giant Tiger is one of the largest chains of discount stores across Canada, known for offering great savings on everything from clothing to groceries and everything in between.  There is something for everyone in the family including on-trend fashion for men, women and children, home trends, and brand-name groceries all at low prices.  I actually adore their clothing … [Read more...]

23 Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas That Will Totally Make His Day!

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  Have you decided what you will give your dad for Father’s Day this year? Why not make this year extra special? Check out these 20 gift ideas for Father’s Day that will not break the bank. This Father’s Day is all about the memories and not about the money spent. Of course, these gift ideas are fun, frugal, and will make dad feel extra special. 23 Frugal Father’s Day … [Read more...]

New Flavours from Baby Gourmet


Ava is now 17 months old.  Can you believe it?  She is busy running around after her sister and is already talking my ear off with real words.  Almost daily I wonder how it is my baby went from an itty bitty newborn to this toddler who thinks she runs this house.  It's really amazing to see how Ava has grown though, especially personality wise and just … [Read more...]

7 Must-See Attractions in Prince Edward Island

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  Prince Edward Island is Canada's smallest and arguably most picturesque province.   It is full of rural charm and tranquil beauty with rolling farmlands and red sandstone cliffs, the Island is surrounded by pristine white sand beaches.  It is also a family travel destination with lots to do including great food, culture and of course the amazing scenery … [Read more...]

Introducing Muddy Puddles Lottie & Friends


Lottie has easily become one of Keira's favourite toys.  She looks forward to Ava's morning nap everyday knowing that as soon as I get back to the playroom I will take down her box of Lottie dolls to play with.   Lottie, if you missed out on my first Lottie review, is just about the cutest age-appropriate, child-like range of dolls I have ever seen.   … [Read more...]

Why I Tell My Daughter She is Pretty


  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


     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


  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


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...]