Shoppers Drug Mart Holiday Beauty Gala & Twitter Party

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

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

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

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}

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

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...]

I’m Back and Man Oh Man, Am I Ever Tired!

I'm back from my unplanned absence and man oh man, am I ever tired!  Late last week...or was it earlier this week...anyway, it was one of those times, (the days have become a blur and are all running together...lol), we moved for the fifth time. Now after moving five times, you would think we would have it all down to a science, wouldn't you? Not necessarily the case! In many respects we did; we had everything neatly packed, labelled and very organized as far as the movers were concerned. But … [Read more...]

Start the School Year Off in Style!

What signals the end of summer for you? For me, it's when work vacations are just a fun memory, the days are getting shorter, there is a distinct chill in the air most evenings and we're looking at the long relaxing lazy, hazy days of summer in our rear view mirrors. But is not a totally sad time of the year. In fact, for the kiddos heading back to school, in many ways, the fall of the year signals a new beginning.  New teachers, new classmates, and learning new things. Hallmark carries a … [Read more...]

19 Alternate Uses for Your Dryer Sheets

Did you know that dryer sheets aren't just for softening and reducing static in your clothes, bedding, and towels? I had used dryer sheets for a hundred years but had always tossed them out after one use. Not anymore! I've compiled a list of 19 alternate uses, tips and tricks for your laundry room's dryer sheets. Some are for unused dryer sheets, but many are for used dryer sheets. A great way to reduce, reuse and recycle! Freshen Old Books:  If some of your favourite old books … [Read more...]

Follow Along As We Check Out Our New Leesa Mattress

A few years ago we bought a new mattress for our master bedroom bed. The old one had been kicking around for... well, I don't know how many years!  It was still in pretty good shape though, so we upgraded the twin bed in our guest room with our old double mattress. Well, that was six or seven years ago now and our guest room bed is now in desperate need of a new mattress. I know this because occasionally if I am having trouble sleeping I will move to the guest room. That way I can read and go … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ It’s Time to Take Control and Own the Throne {w/ 2 Giveaways!}

Why is it, that as a society, we openly discuss some common health issues, but not others? We meet for coffee and tell anyone who will listen about our hypertension, gallbladder disease, insomnia, arthritis, bladder infections and kidney stones, but we rarely discuss bowel issues? We all have bowel movements and sometimes we have bowel problems, such as diarrhea or constipation. But, we don't usually talk about them, why is that? Look, I'm guilty too. I'm a nurse, and I definitely know … [Read more...]

13 Essential Tips for Open House Success

Like many in our age group, my husband and I are now empty nesters. Our children have not only moved out, but they have both relocated to different...and yes, faraway parts of the country. Our son has lived in Ontario for many years now and that always seemed like a very long way from the Maritimes...that is until our daughter recently moved to the Northwest Territories. Now suddenly, Ontario feels relatively close. We have reluctantly come to the realization that there is very little … [Read more...]

Canada Day ~ Fun Facts, Trivia & Classic Videos

Canada Day ~ Tom Brokaw explains the relationship between Canada and The United States, in a pre-recorded short film that aired on NBC, prior to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Feb. 12th, 2010. The Molson Canadian 2006 commercial "I Am Canadian". Canadian Facts:  CAPITAL – Ottawa (originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the Ottawa River with … [Read more...]

The Biggest Breakthrough in Toothpaste Since Fluoride #HealthyRoutines

As a nurse, I know all too well, the consequences of not properly caring for your teeth. Nasty outcomes like gum disease, tooth loss, and bad breath. Taking care of your teeth and gums isn't just about preventing cavities or bad breath either.  Your mouth is often called the gateway to your bodies overall health and some evidence suggests that neglecting your oral hygiene may lead to systemic health issues as well. The more dental caries and gum disease I see, and the older I get, the more I … [Read more...]