TD “No Drama” Auto Insurance ~ The Right Choice {w/Twitter Party} #ad

Auto Insurance

I don’t know about you, but I have always found shopping for insurance products and trying to compare policies between various companies, a bit confusing. There is just so much to consider! Beyond the actual cost of the policy and coverage, there are factors such as: Will I be able to reach this company when it’s convenient for me? If I have an accident, will I be able to speak with someone right away? Are they flexible with their limits and coverage? I don't want to pay for coverage … [Read more...]

FREE Furniture & More During Leon’s Customer Appreciation Event

Leon’s Customer Appreciation Event

Leon's Customer Appreciation Event is happening right now and continuing until Sunday, September 20th. Leon's is showing how much they appreciate their customers by giving away FREE furniture! And, as if FREE furniture were not enough, Leon's will also be holding their biggest furniture sale of the year.       There is a variety of ways to take part for a chance to win fabulous prizes! TODAY (9/16/2015) on TWITTER:    On Wednesday, September 16th you can … [Read more...]

Kellogg’s Breakfast for Better Days Twitter Party

Breakfast for Better Days

Most of us know the importance of eating a healthy breakfast, this is not a new concept. Eating a meal within the first few hours of waking is much healthier for both adults and children. Many kids eat dinner at 5 PM or 6 PM and then have nothing to eat until breakfast. So, understandably, when morning arrives their fuel tank is empty. Breakfast is the fuel that provides new energy for your body to get started and to keep you functioning until lunch. As Canada’s children head back to … [Read more...]

How to Make Blueberry Pie

Blueberry Pie

I love the fall of the year. The blistering temperatures and high humidity have been replaced by comfortable temps and a cooling breeze. Another reason I love this time of year is the abundance of local fruits and vegetables available at markets and roadside stands. One of our favourite fruits is blueberries. They grow in wild abandon in fields all over southern New Brunswick. Not only are they delicious, blueberries are very high in antioxidants. One of my favourite things to make … [Read more...]

Countdown to 2016 Rio Paralympic Games {w/Twitter Party}


Did you realize that the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and Paralympics are just over a year away? The Paralympic Summer Games are the second largest sporting event in the world today, the first largest being the Olympic Games. Canada is expected to send a team of approximately 170 to 200 athletes, participating in 18 to 21 sports. The origin of the Paralympic Games dates back to 1948 when Sir Ludwig Guttman staged the International Wheelchair Games to coincide with the 1948 London Olympic … [Read more...]

Eat More Stars & Earn More PC Points #GuidingStarsCA #EatMoreStars

Eat More Stars

These past few months my family and I have tried to eat healthier by following the President's Choice Guiding Stars program. I have documented our journey in a series of posts: Part One invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program. Part Two featured a, #GuidingStarsCA  Follow-Up & My Meeting with a Registered Dietitian. In Part Three I had the opportunity to learn some healthy eating cooking tips and tricks on my My Visit to a PC Cooking … [Read more...]

Our #PURELL30 Day Challenge Helped Reduce the Spread of Illness-Causing Germs

PicMonkey Collage 2

A little while ago, in another post, I was telling you about our family taking the #PURELL30 Day Challenge. We made a commitment to help reduce the spread of illness-causing germs by using PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer at least three times a day. I just want to update you on how the #PURELL30 Day Challenge is progressing. To encourage use of hand sanitizer, when soap and water aren’t convenient or available, we have made sure it is easily accessible, by: Putting sanitizer in our … [Read more...]

Tangerine Switch Assistant Makes Banking Easy! {#ForwardBanking Twitter Party!}

Switch Assistant

I think we are all aware that our economy has been in a slump these last few years. For me, as I am sure it is for most of you, it is more important than ever to make every nickel of our hard-earned dollars count. Have you ever checked to see how much you’re paying in bank fees? According to Statistics Canada, the average Canadian is spending nearly $200 per year in bank fees. Over time, that really adds up and can make it harder to get ahead financially. It’s worth switching your … [Read more...]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins


By now, I am sure many of you know that I LOVE muffins. I love baking them and unfortunately, I also love eating them! This past weekend, my sister, a friend and I were having a big multi-family garage/yard sale at my place.  The sale was starting at 8AM but we decided we needed to meet by 7:30 to put up some signs and make a few last-minute adjustments to the placement of some larger items. I knew we would be going through multiple pots of coffee...another of my weaknesses, so I wanted to … [Read more...]

Worried about Hand Cleanliness? Take the #PURELL30 Day Challenge

illness-causing germs

Germs, which is the catchall name for bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms can be found most everywhere. They are lurking in our cars, our places of work, the stores we shop, at the office, movie theatres, restaurants and even though we may not like to think about it, they are also present in our homes. I worked for many years as an Operating Room Registered Nurse and I cannot overemphasize the importance of proper hand washing and hand hygiene. It was drilled into us from day one … [Read more...]

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer ~ Twitter Party – Aug. 26/15 #OneWalkShoeSelfie


I have had a few family members with cancer, including my brother-in-law who passed away at the age of forty-six. So the OneWalk to Conquer Cancer is a cause that is near and dear to my heart. If you have not been directly affected by cancer, I am sure you know someone who has been and can understand the importance of this event. Did you know that every day, over 500 Canadians will hear the words “I’m sorry, you have cancer” and their families, friends and co-workers will rally together … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Safely Hiking New Brunswick’s Fundy Coastline {$750 #WoodsExplorer Giveaway}


My family and I love to get out at least a couple of times each year and enjoy the rugged beauty of Canada's majestic Fundy shoreline. We are fortunate to live in relative proximity to many provincial parks, as well as Fundy National Park, Fundy Trail, Cape Enrage and the Fundy Footpath. Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Fundy National Park and with over 100 kilometers of trails, your favorite beach, river valley, or waterfall is just waiting to be discovered! Fundy's trails … [Read more...]

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

Bacon in the Oven

This is one of those recipes (or cooking techniques) that once you have used it, you will be forever asking yourself, why did I ever cook bacon any other way? This method of cooking bacon is incredibly easy and totally frees you up to be doing something else. Another bonus, one that I really love, there is no bacon grease all over the cooktop, counters, floors, walls and my shirt. Am I the only one that has needed to spend 30 or 40 minutes cleaning the kitchen after frying bacon on the … [Read more...]

Loving the Great Outdoors #WoodsExplorer {w/$450 Prize Pkg}


As anyone who knows me will attest, I love camping and the great outdoors!  That’s not to say I don’t enjoy a vacation in a five-star hotel because I do.  It’s just that these are two entirely different experiences, each with their own pluses and minuses. Like many people, I sometimes find the daily grind of what to have for dinner and then cooking the meal a bit of a chore. So you would think I would absolutely dread cooking on a camp stove. Not the case! Maybe it's the laid-back relaxed … [Read more...]