Pets like Presents Too! {w/$200 PC® Prize Pkg For One Lucky Dog}

Pets like Presents Too

This holiday season when you are out shopping for all the important people in your life, don’t forget that pets like presents too! At our home, we don't want Santa to forget our sweet little pets, so we always leave a note reminding Santa to put a little something under the tree four our four-legged friends! If you would like to pick up a little something for your canine family member, here is some inspiration. Check out these two baskets of goodies that the kind people at Atlantic … [Read more...]

Keeping the Mom and Daughter Tradition Alive #SeasonsTweetings

Mom and Daughter Tradition

One of my favourite activities during the Christmas holiday, or any time of the year for that matter, is baking.  Back when I was first married, my mom and I started a tradition of getting together a couple of days before Christmas for an epic, day long baking session. By the end of the day we would be very tired; but it was well worth it because we would each have tins full of cookies, squares and other holiday treats! In the wee hours of “baking day" morning, I would put on a big pot of … [Read more...]

This Year, Give the Gift of Iams

Give the Gift of Iams

Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of living with a cat or dog, knows just how quickly these charming little pets become an integral part of the family.  They are always in a sweet and loving mood, at your side no matter how you are feeling and can always be counted on for a snuggle and a kiss. And, like any family member, we want to do everything we can to ensure their health and happiness. My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have had kitties in our lives for much of our married … [Read more...]

This Year, Start A New Tradition ~ PC Holiday Must Try Products

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There is now denying it, the season of entertaining is quickly approaching!  In fact, I sometimes feels that a runaway train named Christmas is speeding my way.  Between family commitments, work, decorating the inside and outside of the house, preparing for out-of-town guests, shopping, cleaning, cooking, wrapping and baking I sometimes feel that my head is going to explode. I love the holidays and everything associated with them. I also love to cook and bake, but there has to be a balance. … [Read more...]

35 Amazing Christmas Treats You Will Love to Make

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One of my favourite activities during the Christmas holidays is baking.  Back when I was first married, my mom and I started a tradition of getting together for a day long baking session. At the end of the day we each had tins full of cookies, squares and other holiday treats! Early in the morning, I would put on a big pot of coffee and apple cider, haul out some baking supplies, clear counter space and pop in some Christmas tunes.  My mom would arrive at my house early in the morning with … [Read more...]

~CLOSED ~ SKECHERS Shelbys Slip-On Boots with Giveaway

SKECHERS Shelbys Slip on Boots

I have a bit of a dilemma. I recently purchased an awesome brown shoulder bag that I plan to use this winter.  It's roomy, but not bulky.  In other words, the perfect companion when I am spending hours in the mall searching for the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on my list.   My dilemma?  My favourite boots, a pair of  SKECHERS ~ BOBS “Earthwise” Boots, are black.  While not a faux pas to wear black and brown together, in fact it is rather in vogue, it was the perfect excuse for a new pair … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ SKECHERS Mark Nason Ampthill Boots with Giveaway

SKECHERS Mark Nason Ampthill Boots

I find many men, my husband included are very hard on footwear.  It seems every time I turn around;  his dress shoes or casual shoes have a hole in the sole, the upper is separating from the base, or the stitching is letting go…there is always a shoe catastrophe of one kind or another happening. That is until we all started wearing Skechers! That's why this year, the men in my family are getting Skechers footwear from Santa.  Not only are there a variety of gorgeous styles to choose from, I … [Read more...]

Ultimate Smashed Potatoes

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Tired of the same old "mashed potatoes"? Sure, plain mashed potatoes are really good, easy to make and are actually a Sunday dinner staple at our house. But sometimes it's fun to go the extra mile and turn the humble potato into the pinnacle of perfection; Ultimate Smashed Potatoes! Don't think, because they are "ultimate" these potatoes are difficult to make, because they are not.  All you need to do is a little bit of prep, then it is just a matter of smashing, adding and mixing. Nothing … [Read more...]

Family Fun at Hallmark’s Northpole 1820

Northpole 1820

I admit, I leave all of my holiday shopping for the last few weeks.  I wish I was one of those people who start shopping a year in advance, but I don't.  So consequently, I am now braving the holiday shopping masses! Thankfully, this holiday season, I have discovered Hallmark is helping to spread the magic with the exclusive line, Northpole 1820. These products come all the way from the enchanted city of Northpole and help bring the holiday spirit to your own home and those on you shopping … [Read more...]

Disney Pop-Up Magic Frozen Game

Disney Pop-Up Magic Frozen Game

 A 2014 Gift Guide Inclusion   Disney Pop-Up Magic Frozen Game If you have a little one between the ages of three and eight on your Christmas list...I have the perfect gift idea for you! I guarantee squeals of delight when this Disney Pop-Up Magic Frozen Game is revealed! I have always trusted Hasbro for awesome gift ideas, they always have the MUST HAVE gifts on every child's wish list!  Whether it be the latest board games, action figures, electronic games, puzzles, preschool … [Read more...]

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

We all need to have a fabulous recipe for apple crisp in a repertoire.  It is not heavy like a pie, but has all the same tastes, but with fewer calories. Not only is it the perfect dessert for a Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving or even Christmas, it is also easy to whip up for a midweek treat. I have made and tasted many apple crisps over the years, but none is as delicious as this one.  Honestly, you will want to hide in a closet with a pint of vanilla ice cream and a pan of this apple crisp and … [Read more...]

Frozen ~ Sing-Along Edition

Frozen ~ Sing-Along Edition

If you have any Frozen fans in your house, then you need to put the Frozen ~ Sing-Along Edition on your MUST HAVE list for this Christmas! I promise the kids will be singing along to the Academy Award winning musical event of a generation! Experience Frozen, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Frozen ~ Sing-Along Edition! Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – … [Read more...]

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas {Diamond Anniversary Edition}

White Christmas

Celebrate 60 years of the treasured musical classic Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS with the spectacular new Diamond Anniversary Edition now available on Blu-ray Combo Pack  from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring legendary performers Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen and featuring unforgettable music by Irving Berlin, the beloved holiday film offers timeless entertainment for all ages. Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up … [Read more...]

Target Canada #BlackFridayCA Twitter Party Alert!

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I don't know about all of you, but I am so far behind on my Christmas shopping that I have barely put a dent in it and times a tickin"!  I have a list made but everything is so expensive. Like many people I have waited to find things on sale. Well, the wait will be over on Friday!  Not only is there going to be a #BlackFridayCA Twitter Party of EPIC proportions on Tuesday evening (Nov. 25th), where there will be amazing prizes, but Target Canada is having a HUGE Black Friday Sale on Friday, … [Read more...]