Cranberry Orange Bread

Last week I was craving something sweet (which is nothing new...) to have with an afternoon cup of tea. As I stood, staring blankly into the fridge and freezer, I noticed a bag of frozen cranberries which were left over from Christmas. Then I remembered there was also a big orange in the fruit bowl...eureka, I could make Cranberry Orange Bread! Ever since Christmas, and knowing I had the frozen cranberries,  I had thought of making a Cranberry Bread. Originally I thought of pairing the … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Have You Tried the New Kellogg’s Products? {w/Giveaway}

Well, there is no doubt about it, we are definitely in the midst of the belly of the beast known as "Winter". The weather has been cold, snowy and icy and if you're thinking there is not much to look forward to, except, more of the same, then I have a fun surprise for you! This year, Kellogg Canada is debuting eight new products that are sure to satisfy your taste buds and make this long cold winter more bearable. From quinoa and dark chocolate to mixed nuts and real fruit pieces, these … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Focus on Family Roots {w/Giveaway & Twitter Party Info}

Focus on Family Roots ~ Shortly after getting married, my new hubby and I moved to the beautiful Kennebecasis Valley, which is an area in southern New Brunswick that surrounds the Kennebecasis River. There are several covered bridges in this immediate area, this one was built 103 years ago. Even though we both grew up in a neighbouring city, moving to the "Valley" always felt right. It was like we were going home.  Which in many ways we were. This is where my mom grew up, as did her … [Read more...]

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Family {w/Recipes}

Chinese New Year, the start of the lunar year, is the most important traditional holiday in China. This January denotes the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, as defined by the Chinese zodiac cycle. Celebrations will begin on January 27, 2017, New Year's Eve, and typically last around two weeks, making this the longest holiday in the Chinese calendar. Chinese New Year, Saturday, January 28th will officially usher in the Year of the Rooster.  Millions of people across the world are right … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Become an Expert Nutrition Fact Finder ~ It’s Easy! {w/2 Contests}

It's no secret that for the most part, we all strive to provide the best possible life for our family, especially our growing children. We do everything in our power to keep them safe, happy and healthy; that includes providing the best nutritional foods possible. But, how do we know what is good for our family and what is maybe, not so good? It's easy, we become a Nutrition Fact  Finder! Okay, I know right now you're probably thinking, what the heck is a Nutrition Fact Finder? I’m … [Read more...]

Grammie’s Banana Bread Recipe

I have been making this recipe for Banana Bread for as long as I can remember! In fact, even though I can't, I should be able to make this recipe from memory. (Possibly an age thing??) I actually do okay until it comes to the dry ingredients, I can never remember the exact amount of flour and baking soda...lol. When I was little, if there were ripe bananas sitting in a bowl on the counter my mom always whipped up a Banana Bread.  I remember asking my mom where the recipe came from and she … [Read more...]

4 Exciting Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples

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...]

Daily Tips to Look and Feel Great in 2017

I am very excited to announce that I was chosen as a 2017 brand ambassador for Bayer. As a brand ambassador, I  have been compensated for this post. However, as always, all opinions expressed are my own. I really don't mind the winter months. Now is the time of year for turning on the heat, cozying up in front of a crackling fire or enjoying the warmth of a wood stove. Let’s face it, there is nothing as magical as sitting in front of a roaring fire while watching a white, fluffy snow blanket … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Canucks Rock the New Year with a $550 CDN Giveaway

Okay, be honest, is anyone else feeling a little down after all the excitement of the past few weeks? I know I am.  I love all the hustle, bustle and fun of the recent holidays, but I always find this time of the year a little depressing. Nothing much to look forward to except a few bills rolling in...lol! So, in an attempt to make January a bit more fun, a group of Canadian bloggers (including myself), have banded together, to create a little January excitement. We pooled our resources and … [Read more...]

Super Popular Recipes ~ The Top 16 Recipes of 2016

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!

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}

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)

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

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...]