OneWalk to Conquer Cancer ~ Twitter Party – June 2/2015 #OneWalkShoeSelfie

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The Shoppers Drug Mart OneWalk to Conquer Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is your opportunity to be part of a game-changing movement to conquer cancer. We hope you will join our Twitter Party and show your support!   #OneWalkShoeSelfie Twitter Party Details   Hashtag: #OneWalkShoeSelfie  Date: June 2, 2015 Time: 8:00pm E Hosts: @thePMCF @ChristineLasky @OneWalkToronto Prizing: Ten (ten) $100 Shoppers Drug Mart Gift Cards Please note: Everyone welcome … [Read more...]

Canadian Beef Twitter Chat ~ May 27/15 8PM ET

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Spring has finally arrived and with spring comes all the fun activities like gardening, camping, travel, family get togethers, and of course barbecuing! I know most of you can barbecue all year-long, but here on the east coast, for many of us, it is a seasonal activity…especially this year! We have a brand new shiny barbecue and are so excited to be tossing the first steaks on the grill and making lots of salads and sides to go with them! If like us, you are looking forward to a fun summer … [Read more...]

Waikiki Meatballs

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A few days ago I was looking through my "organized recipe catalogue".  For those of you who believe I am a super organized type A…have a look at the "file" containing my favourite recipes! We were in a bit of a dinnertime rut and I was craving something different from the usual pork chops, chicken, meatloaf, casserole routine. That's when I came across this recipe I had for Waikiki Meatballs. I used to make these delicious and different meatballs on a fairly regular basis; but we … [Read more...]

Hallmark 2015 Father’s Day & Graduation Must Haves {w/(2)Giveaways}

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After a long winter signs of spring are popping up everywhere. The gardens are slowly coming to life, people are out working in their yards and kids are counting the days until the end of the school year. This time of year always reminds me that Father's Day and graduations are right around the corner. Father's Day 2015 with Hallmark    You can celebrate dad, step dad, grandfather, uncle, son or any other special man in your life this Father's Day with the help of Hallmark. Whether … [Read more...]

16 Favourite Kitchen Tips & Tricks

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  Are you like me? You love cooking and baking, but not the amount of time it takes to actually execute that perfect dinner, cake, bread or lunch? Over the years I have learned lots of shortcuts as well as some tricks for making the entire cooking and baking process much more enjoyable. My 16 Favourite Kitchen Tips & Tricks   1.) Read Entire Recipe BEFORE you Begin Cooking Ever get partway through a recipe only to discover you are missing an ingredient? Yeah, I have … [Read more...]

Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program

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A few months ago I discovered the Guiding Stars® Program at Loblaws® stores and now I am in LOVE! Like many of us, I am increasingly aware of what goes into my body and I am striving to eat a healthier diet, not only for myself, but for my family too. Shopping for healthy foods can be very time-consuming. Who has time to look at the nutrition table on every single item before you put it in your cart? Not me and I bet not you either. Maybe in an ideal world we would all closely … [Read more...]

Tangerine Bank is Inspiring Canadians to a #BrightWayForward

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Tangerine’s first Community Gym takes place in Vancouver Tangerine is a bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians, but that is not all they do. Tangerine has gone the extra mile. They are committed to empowering Canadians – not just by providing them with tools and resources to take control of their finances, but by giving them the confidence and skills they need to take positive action in their own lives. Tangerine is working with organizations across the country. … [Read more...]

Why is Your Dog Itchy? #ItchyPetSeeYourVet {w/$100 Visa GC Giveaway}

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Lately I have noticed my pets scratching a lot. At first I didn't think too much about it; like humans, animals get itchy and will scratch from time to time. But this seemed to be a little more than normal. Then I thought, fleas? But after a thorough examination I knew that wasn't the cause. Stress? Although that can cause obsessive behaviour such as scratching or licking nothing had changed to induce a stress response, so we quickly ruled that out. Then we finally figured it out. After some … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Squares

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The first time I had these Chocolate Chip Squares, was at the home of a good friend of mine.  As soon as I tasted one, I knew I had to have the recipe! That was many years ago, and being the sweet person that she is, she willingly gave me her recipe. I have made them ever since. Not only do I love them, anyone who has tried these squares loves them too, especially my kids. They ask me to make these squares all the time, a couple of times they even wanted them in lieu of a birthday cake, … [Read more...]

Our New Cuisinart Barbecue and the #CuisinartBBQs Twitter Party Alert!

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After a very long winter, spring is finally starting to happen here in Atlantic Canada! I am so excited to finally have a chance to do lots of spring/summer activities like gardening, camping, travel, family get togethers, and of course barbecuing! We have had our current barbecue for a few years. It has been a good friend to us and helped us celebrate many happy occasions and quiet Sunday dinners. However, it is now very old, tired, rusty and it's energy level is not what it was. Time to … [Read more...]

Unplug & Reconnect at a Carefree RV Park or Campground in Ontario!

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Ask my family, it is no secret that I love to go camping. There is something so totally relaxing about leaving all your cares and electronics behind for some time in the great outdoors! Nothing to do except close your eyes or read a book while listening to the sounds of water lapping at the shore, birds chirping and sweet laughter. When our kids were little, my poor un-outdoorsy husband would humour me and we would go camping a few times every summer.  Now, when I say camping, I mean … [Read more...]

The Side Effect of Pregnancy that No One Talks About! #HemoclinComfortKit w/Giveaway

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When I was pregnant with my first child, both of my sisters as well as my sister-in-law were also pregnant. Two with their third child and one with her second. So...you would think at least one of them would have filled their baby sister in on the side effect of pregnancy no one talks about, HEMORRHOIDS! I admit, I am a nurse, I should have known, but honestly, I didn't. I guess I was blissfully thinking this may happen to others, but not to me! I was young, in great shape, took good care of … [Read more...]

Book Club ~ Annabel by Kathleen Winter

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I belong to a Reading Group/Book Club. The book that we just finished reading is, Annabel by Kathleen Winter. {Image attribution: Goodreads} I did a little research and found that Kathleen Winter was born in the UK, but raised in Newfoundland and Labrador; this is where Annabel is set. It was published in 2010, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. It was also a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's … [Read more...]