Cake Mix Cookies

Cake Mix Cookies

These are the easiest and simplest cookies you will ever bake! They taste like you have slaved in the kitchen over a hot stove all afternoon.  Honestly, you may as well throw a bit of flour and sugar around the kitchen, because no one will believe you made these Cake Mix Cookies  so quickly! I used to make these all the time when my kids were little, but I forgot about them and hadn't baked them in years.  I was flipping through my big ziplock bag of recipes (really, that is where I keep many … [Read more...]

The Stork Conception Aid is coming to Canada! #TheStorkisComing

The Stork

Having children is one of the greatest joys in my life.   I was fortunate in being able to conceive with no problem at all. Unfortunately, that is not true for many couples.  I can only image the heartache that would come with trying for years to conceive. There are options available to increase your chances of conceiving, but many are very expensive and out of the reach of a lot of couples. Then along came The Stork! The Stork, which is NEW to Canada, will be available exclusively … [Read more...]

Have I Found My One & Only? (w/Atlantic Canada Contest)

Café Santo Domingo

Anyone who knows me can attest to my great love for coffee. We often grind our own beans and always make a 12 cup pot to start our day. (Sometimes we even make a pot twice) Yes, you read that correctly, 12 - 24 cups!  However, I don't drink it all, my husband works from home and I share it with him! I am a bit ashamed to say we haven't been loyal to any one brand of coffee.  I'm not sure why that would make me feel ashamed. I guess I feel by our age we should have settled down with our … [Read more...]

{CLOSED} Go Back-to-School & #RocktheHalls with Sears! {w/Giveaway}

#RocktheHalls

I have always found September and Back-to-School to be an exciting time of the year. There is an element of anticipation related to heading back to school. The kids are reuniting with friends they haven't seen all summer, meeting their new teacher, finding out who their classmates will be, making new friends and looking forward to fun school and extracurricular activities. However, there is also a bit of anxiety for both the parents and the kids. For mom and dad, it's an expensive time of … [Read more...]

Summer Blast $1000 Cash Giveaway ~ Open Worldwide

Summer Blast $1000 Cash Giveaway

  Are you planning a little vacation, want to pay off some bills, would you like some cash for a head start on your holiday shopping, or maybe you just want some extra cash in your bank account?  Well, this Summer Blast $1000 Cash Giveaway is for you! A giveaway like this would not be possible without the support of many bloggers and small businesses. They include Spaceships and Laser Beams, Fantabulosity, Anders Ruff, Creative Juice Cafe, A Cup Full of Sass, Courtney's … [Read more...]

Join the CAA Back-to-School Twitter Party {#CAAchat}

Join the CAA Back-to-School Twitter Party {#CAAchat}

Join the CAA Back-to-School Twitter Party!   It's hard to believe summer is almost over, but the reality is, the back-to-school season is upon us! With back-to-school, comes back-to-school shopping.  Let's face it, clothing+school supplies+footwear = $$$! To help make back-to-school a little more affordable, I invite you to join CAA and some awesome bloggers as we chat about the best shopping strategies, tips and savings partners of 2014! What's a party without presents? CAA will be … [Read more...]

Please Share Video & Help President’s Choice Children’s Charity

President's Choice Children's Charity

PRESIDENT’S CHOICE CHILDREN’S CHARITY CELEBRATES SILVER ANNIVERSARY, MARKS $100 MILLION IN GRANTS  President's Choice Children's Charity (PCCC), one of the largest corporate charities in Canada, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and the achievement of having granted $100 million helping more than 1.8 million children since 1989. PCCC provides grants to families whose children have physical or developmental disabilities, and to nutrition programs that fight childhood hunger. To mark … [Read more...]

50 Book Club Choices ~ Have You Read Any of These?

50 Book Club Choices

I love the fall.  The heat and humidity of summer is a distant memory. Gardens have an abundance of flowers and produce and the Farmer's Markets are in full swing. While summer is always full of fun activities and family time...it is often not the, "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer" that we imagine, in fact it is often a very busy time of the year. Another reason why I love the fall is the resumption of our book club.  We always take the summers off and I look forward to September when … [Read more...]

Six Week Bran Muffins

Six Week Bran Muffins

Have you heard of Six Week Bran Muffins?  I have made them for a hundred years!  They are moist, delicious and so convenient to have in your fridge. This batter can be stored in your refrigerator, unbaked for 6 weeks. You only need to scoop out the amount you want. Your biggest challenge will be finding bowls and a container large enough to hold this rather large volume of ingredients.  But, trust me, it's worth the search! Over sleep?  Throw a batch in the oven while having your … [Read more...]

Amsterdam Inn & Suites Quispamsis, N.B. ~ Hotel Room Tour

Amsterdam Inn

I'm not sure why, but for some reason, when I thought of the Amsterdam Inn chain, I had a pre-conceived notion that they were just OK, nothing special.  Boy, was I wrong! My daughter recently stayed at the Amsterdam Inn & Suites in Quispamsis, N.B..  She was thrilled with her room and found the staff friendly and very helpful. The  Amsterdam Inn in Quispamsis is located at 114 Millennium Dr., just off Highway # 1 at Exit 141 in Quispamsis, New Brunswick, CANADA. Nearby attractions … [Read more...]

Camping Checklist with Free Printable

Camping Checklist

As anyone who knows me is aware, I love camping!  That's not to say I don't enjoy a vacation in a five star hotel, because I do.  It's just that these are two entirely different experiences, each with their own pluses and minuses. I am going to give you a downloadable camping checklist (at bottom of post), but I also thought it would be good to mention a few details about some of the items on the list Just remember – these are just suggestions. You may not want to bring everything on the … [Read more...]