4 Exciting Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

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Valentine's Day is one of the most celebrated events in the world. Since it is drawing closer again, many couples, even singles, are particularly amped up for it. Various plans are now being made for this day and many of us can hardly wait. Photo via Visual Hunt If you are one of the people who observe Valentine's Day yearly, then you presumably know the typical drill on this day. These days, February 14th is no longer celebrated by couples alone, rather by nearly everybody. It is a day … [Read more...]

Super Popular Recipes ~ The Top 16 Recipes of 2016

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As cliché as it sounds, it really is difficult to believe that 2016 has come and gone. It was a busy year for me. With our kids now grown and living in other provinces we decided to downsize and in September, sold the home that we had lived in for close to twenty years. Music Man and I have set out on a new, exciting and hopefully fun adventure. We are presently renting a great house, but are hoping, in the very near future, to find the perfect "fixer-upper" to renovate. Stay tuned as I am … [Read more...]

Bulletproof Coffee, It’s Just the Beginning!

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It is no secret that I LOVE coffee. Pouring myself a hot cup of delicious coffee is just about the first thing I do every morning. And...I'm a bit of a coffee snob too. Cream and sugar, those are for other people. Until recently, I always had my coffee steaming hot and black. When I started to write this article, I was trying to remember the first time I ever had coffee.  Although I couldn't recall specifics, I am pretty sure I developed my love for coffee back in high school. Which believe … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Must-Haves From the 2016 Hallmark Holidays Collection {w/Giveaway}

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The Christmas holidays have always been, by far, my favourite time of the year. The holiday “season”, is aptly named "season" because it’s far more than just a single day. It seems to be the only time of year that we all come together and share a joint purpose. It’s like some unwritten contract we have all have signed, promising to be more charitable, appreciative, tolerant and most of all, nicer to each other. If you are still out, searching high and low for the perfect gift for that special … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Creating Memories with my Instax SHARE SP-2 Printer (w/Giveaway & Party)

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The Christmas holidays are easily one of my favourite times of the year.  However, this year is going to be a little different for us. Our daughter is living in a remote area of the Northwest Territories and won't be home for the holidays. I think she is missing many of our family traditions like baking together, decorating the tree and the house, going out for a festive dinner with a group of family and close friends, Christmas at the market, apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes and the … [Read more...]

#WarmWishes From Our Friends at Tim Hortons

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If you like to pick up a "Tims" on your way to work or before heading out shopping or if you follow along on social media, then I'm pretty sure you are aware that the Tim Hortons #WarmWishes trucks were recently doing something VERY special! On November 16 from 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., Tim Hortons set up in Moncton, N.B. among six cities across Canada asking the community to submit their good deeds and wishes to be granted by Tim Hortons. The Tim Hortons Warm Wishes trucks took wish submissions … [Read more...]

Santa Claus, Fact or Fiction? The Man Behind the Myth

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I must admit that as a young child, I suppose like many young children, I never really thought a whole lot about Santa Claus. Don't get me wrong, I certainly was aware of him, and like most children I nervously awaited and anticipated his annual visits. However, the origins of his story were far beyond the interests or attention span of an overactive youngster. That type of information was best left for the adults in my life. Something to be learned when I was much, much older, like say in my … [Read more...]

This Year, Give the Gift of Hygienic Humidification

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Call me crazy, but I really don't mind winter. (Shhh...don't tell my husband!) There is just something so cozy about being snuggled up inside a warm house with a ginormous blizzard raging outside. Plus, snow is so pretty and I love how it covers everything in a shiny, white, pristine blanket.  How can you not love how clean, fresh and quiet everything is after a recent snowfall? Even I will admit, this may be a bit much, but it is still really, really pretty! Give me a mug of hot … [Read more...]

Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Beauty Gala & Twitter Party

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If you have never attended a Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Beauty Gala, you don't know what you are missing. I have been to a few and they are so much fun and at the same time, you are supporting women’s cancer charities like Look Good Feel Better Canada. This year's Holiday Beauty Gala is Saturday, November 5, 2016 ABOUT SHOPPERS DRUG MART BEAUTY GALAS This is the fifth year Shoppers Drug Mart LOVE.YOU. has launched the National Beauty Galas in support of women’s health. The Beauty … [Read more...]

9 Ingenious Uses for White Vinegar

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Most of us have vinegar around the house. White vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid, water, and other trace chemicals, which may include flavorings. Although we often use it in the kitchen for baking, canning, cooking; vinegar is not just for use in the kitchen. It can also help with a variety of cleaning tasks since the acid acts as a disinfectant and an odor neutralizer. Even if you are familiar with using it, you may still be surprised at some of these nine … [Read more...]

#CanadasGarage Winter Prep Twitter Party

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Is it just me, or are our winters becoming worse every year? Lately, it has certainly felt that way! In fact, two years ago, here in Eastern Canada, we had a winter of epic proportions.  From mid-January until the end of March, here in southern New Brunswick, we received more than 17 feet of snow. Yes, you read that correctly, 17 FEET! While you may not receive 17 feet of snow in a few weeks, if you live in Canada, chances are you are going to need to deal with snowy, icy road conditions … [Read more...]

Back to School + Back to Germs = The Fall Spike #SuperstoreFluCrew

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Photo via VisualHunt.com You may have heard me say many, many times how much I love the autumn season. The gorgeous colours on trees, the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, the air is crisp and clean, summer vacations are fond memories, life seems to reset and we get back to "normal". It's a new beginning. What's not to love? Well, even I must admit, there is one major thing I do not love about the autumn. That's the seemingly inevitable, Fall Spike. BACK TO SCHOOL EQUALS BACK … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Hygienic Humidification with a Dyson Humidifier {w/Giveaway}

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Fall has arrived in all it’s magnificent glory!  I have mentioned this before, but I really do believe the autumn is one of, if not my favourite, season of the year. The air is crisp and clean and maybe it is just me, but I think the sun shines more often in the autumn too. I have always found something very comforting about this time of the year.  The hectic but fun, lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have become fond memories and life seems to reset. Everything goes back to normal. Now is … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Autumn is in the Air & Halloween is Just Around the Corner

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Autumn is definitely in the air. The kids are back in school, pumpkins are popping up all over our neighbourhood, we've pulled out our wool sweaters, the leaves are changing colour and nearly every store you enter has an abundance of tempting candy and fall decor on display. This can all mean only one thing... autumn and Halloween will soon be here!  Witches, ghosts and pumpkins, oh my! I have found Hallmark to be the perfect place to buy all my themed home decor and party needs.  It's so … [Read more...]