Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

If you are looking to re-create Peanut Butter Cookies like your grandmother used to make, you know the cookie; a little crunchy on the outside and totally chewy on the inside, then this is the cookie for you! This is a delicious, peanut buttery, old-fashioned cookie like your Grammie would have made. My hubby is a peanut butter cookie fanatic, so I thought this would be a fun cookie to make for him and hopefully it would bring back lots of great childhood memories. This is a very simple … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Show Your Legs Some Love This Summer

Show Your Legs Some Love This Summer

As a mom who carried two rather hefty babies and a nurse who has worked many, many, many twelve-hour shifts, I am now all too familiar with a medical condition called Chronic Venous Insufficiency (or CVI). I would often come home, especially in the summer months, after a long day of work with heavy, painful, swollen and very tired legs. And fairly early on in my career, I started to notice the formation of varicose veins in my legs.  During the winter months, when long pants and jeans were … [Read more...]

Wishing You a Happy Victoria Day, Here’s to the Queen!

Victoria Day

Queen Victoria By Alexander Bassano - Scanned from the book The National Portrait Gallery History of the Kings and Queens of England by David Williamson, ISBN 1855142287, p. 153., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6640482 The Victoria Day weekend signals the unofficial beginning of summer in Canada. Yes, we are well aware that the season doesn’t officially start for another month but for we northerners, when the weather becomes warm enough to haul out the … [Read more...]

Vegetable and Cheddar Frittata

Frittata

Let me paint you a picture.  I am pretty sure you will recognize this picture, most of us have been there at one time or another.  It's 5:30 PM, everyone has just arrived home after a long day of...work, school, endless appointments, soccer practice, ballet or whatever, and "everyone" is hungry.  You go to the fridge, hoping by some miracle of miracles that something suitable for dinner has appeared, but there is not a dinner worthy item in sight. You go to the fridge, hoping by some miracle … [Read more...]

A Visit to the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market

Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

A couple of weekends ago, we decided a little trip was in order and went to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Halifax is about a 3.5-hour drive from where we live. In addition to spending some time relaxing and taking in the Saltscape Expo, which was happening that weekend, we also wanted to visit the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market. We had heard lots of good things about this market so got up early on Saturday morning to pay it a visit. If you're not familiar with it, the Halifax Seaport Farmers' … [Read more...]

Tweetstorm for Bill C-246 to Support Better Animal Cruelty Legislation

Tweetstorm

Tweetstorm for Bill C-246 to Modernize the Animal Protections Act This enactment amends the Criminal Code to consolidate and modernize various offences against animals. The enactment amends the Fisheries Act to prohibit the practice of shark finning and the Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act to prohibit the importation of shark fins that are not attached to the rest of the shark carcass. It also amends the Textile Labelling Act … [Read more...]

Video Room Tour (& Amenities) Holiday Inn Express, Bedford, N.S. {Part 2 of 2}

Video Room Tour

Disclosure - We received a complimentary stay with IHG®, however, all opinions expressed are honest and my own. I recently went on a fun little road trip to Halifax with my sisters. In an earlier post, Room Tour ~ Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bedford, N.S. {Part 1 of 2}, I gave you details of our room, as well as, a brief overview of the hotel Today, I thought it would be fun to share with you a video I took of our room and to also go into a little more detail on the amenities offered … [Read more...]

Spinach and Bacon Mason Jar Salad w/Poppy Seed Dressing

Spinach and Bacon Mason Jar Salad

I love having some of these made up in advance and tucked away in the refrigerator. They are so easy and let's face it...they're pretty darn cute too! Spinach and Bacon Mason Jar Salad  ~ Summer is almost here and that means everyone is spending lots of time outdoors, having fun. No one wants to make complicated, labour intensive meals. We all want something delicious, but it also must be no muss and no fuss to prepare. Check out the yummy layers of dressing, red onion, bacon, … [Read more...]

What is a Mother’s Love

What is a Mother’s Love?

My Mom, taken shortly before she died. What is a Mother’s Love? ~ Through the annals of history, artists have devoted countless hours of creative effort trying to explain, or at least capture, just a tiny fragment of the emotion that has become known as a mother’s love. Writers have written novels, poet’s great odes, songwriters and lyricists music of all mood and description.   Defining a mother’s love is in truth, difficult. It may very well make more sense to look at the “how” of a … [Read more...]

Room Tour ~ Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Bedford, N.S. {Part 1 of 2}

Holiday Inn Express

Disclosure - We received a complimentary stay with IHG®, however, all opinions expressed are honest and my own. I am so lucky to have best friends that are also my sisters. We all live within a twenty-minute drive of each other and we try to get together as often as possible.  Sometimes it's just for coffee and a chat but at least a couple of times a year we like to take a little "girl's trip". Often it's just a day trip, maybe to a nearby beach or national park. Occasionally, we'll go on … [Read more...]

Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins

Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins

It's no secret at all, that I LOVE muffins! They are perfect as a grab and go breakfast or snack and equally perfect to enjoy while reading the newspaper and leisurely sipping your second (or fourth) cup of hot coffee. In fact, I find it hard to think of anything even remotely negative about muffins. Over the years, I have made many, many muffins of all sizes and flavours, but this recipe for Banana Nut Oatmeal Muffins definitely ranks very near to the top on my list of all time … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Must-Haves {w/ Video & Giveaway}

Mother's Day Must-Haves

  Mother's Day Must-Haves ~ Many Canadians celebrate Mother’s Day by showing their appreciation for mothers or mother figures. The Mother’s Day date in Canada is on the second Sunday of May each year. Celebrations of mothers and motherhood occur throughout the world and many of these can be traced back to ancient festivals. With Mother's Day just a couple of weeks away, Hallmark is keeping moms in the spotlight with products that are perfect for the upcoming season and are complete … [Read more...]

Beauty Gives Back Twitter Party Supporting #SDMBeautyGala

Spring Beauty Gala

  On April 30th, Shoppers Drug Mart stores across the country are throwing an in-store Spring Beauty Gala. Gala guests will enjoy complimentary makeovers, skin care consultations, as well as free samples, refreshments, and snacks. This is the fifth year Shoppers Drug Mart LOVE.YOU. has launched the National Beauty Galas in support of women’s health. The Beauty Gala is a one-day event to help raise funds for The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in Ontario, British Columbia and … [Read more...]

Chocolate Pudding Dirt Cups

Chocolate Pudding Dirt Cups

I admit it; when I was thinking about making these Chocolate Pudding Dirt Cups to celebrate Earth Day, I was leaning toward using a packaged pudding.  However, when Music Man went grocery shopping he remembered the worms but forgot the pudding...lol. In the past, I have made pudding from scratch, but it had been a long time. But I did remember that it wasn't difficult so I decided to give it a go! I am so glad the instant pudding never made it home because I had totally forgotten how silky … [Read more...]