~ CLOSED ~ What’s New & Hot at Your Atlantic Superstore Flower Market! {w/$50 GC Giveaway}

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Well...the epic snowfall of this past winter is finally a memory, each day the temperatures are getting warmer and FINALLY it is time to get some long-awaited gardening done.  Whether I am looking for annual bedding plants, perennials or baskets; the Atlantic Superstore Flower Market is usually my first stop. For me, it is only a 10 minute drive and I love the selection of locally farmed plants, as well as their reasonable pricing. On a recent trip to the Superstore flower market, I picked up … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ This June, Hallmark Has You Covered! {w/Giveaway}


June is always a very busy month for our family.  We have three birthdays, plus there is Father's Day and very often graduations and end of school gifts to buy.  Like most people, I always try to buy gifts that are thoughtful as well as meaningful to the recipient. I usually can find a special gift for birthdays with very little trouble, but Father's Day and graduations...well, that is a different story! Finding something special for those occasions can often be tough.  Honestly, if my … [Read more...]

Are Allergies Ruining Your Quality of Life?


I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I enjoy just about everything related to springtime. I'm so happy to finally be outside without wearing ten pounds of winter clothing.  To me, spring/summer means finally being able to work in my garden, warmer temperatures, barbecues, campfires, sitting on the deck, camping, hiking and my newest obsession, sangria. … [Read more...]

How to Make Classic French Toast

Classic French Toast

French toast has been a breakfast staple in our home for years.  It's quick, easy and can be as simple or fancy as you like. When my kids were little I would often make it for weekday breakfast and would use whatever bread I had on hand.  They weren't fussy at all and would always gobble it up. (That is, until they became teenagers and suddenly were way too cool for breakfast...*sigh*) I still whip up a batch on a regular basis.  It's often a bit of a last-minute idea, so I just use … [Read more...]

Take the Pledge & Commit to Fit™ with #SUBWAYFreshSwap


Like most people, my family and I look forward to the week-ends.  In fact, my favourite day of the week is Friday.  I love the anticipation of the relaxing, mostly schedule free weekend that lies ahead! We have a long-standing tradition of eating pizza for Friday night dinner.  It started out as picking up a pizza from a local pizza takeout, and then, because we questioned the nutritional value...morphed into us gathering together and making a pizza from scratch. I'm a vege lover, but my … [Read more...]

~CLOSED ~ Have You Heard of a Guest Book Tree? {w/Giveaway}

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 What is a Guest Book Tree?    I grew up in Ontario, Canada in a family of 6 daughters. I thought I would stay at home forever, I loved living with my family. Surprisingly, I not only moved away from home but out of the country, and to Texas of all places! There I married and began my own family.  I started SpottedNest on etsy first as a way of selling heat packs. While living in Texas, I was a massage therapist and my clients loved the heat packs I used in my sessions and wanted a … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Wishing a Happy 25th Anniversary to the PC® Green Line! (w/Giveaway)


  I am all about living as green as possible and my family and I do everything we can to reduce our footprint on the environment. This includes an awareness of our choice in cleaning products.  We already use many of the PC®  line of products, but just recently learned the GREEN™  line was celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Think back 25 years, to  the year 1989.  Probably, many of you were not yet even born. In my part of the world,  green living was still in its infancy.  I … [Read more...]

Your Sore & Tired Feet Need Skechers with Memory Foam!


Let me tell you, after the winter to end all winters, I could barely wait for the snow to disappear and the temperature to warm up. We are finally seeing temperatures rise, flowers and trees bloom, hibernating animals crawling from their cozy dens and those smart birds that went south for the winter have returned. I can finally throw off my heavy boots and lace up my sneakers.  If you haven't tried a pair of Skechers Sneakers with Memory Foam, you don't know what you're missing! To thoroughly … [Read more...]

Blogger Opp ~ Don’t Buy It, Rent It Sweepstakes

College Cash Giveaway

  Don’t Buy It, Rent It Event   Organized by: Mom Powered Media Grand Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card + Five $100 Visa Gift Card Winners Event dates: 8/1 – 8/31 Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents. SIGN-UP HERE … [Read more...]

Join the #SUBWAYFreshSwap Twitter Party on May 21st!


Spring is in full swing, which (hopefully!) means sunshine and warm weather. We can shake off our stale winter routine (and that extra layer of clothing), in favour of lighter alternatives! Everywhere you look, you’ll see people getting outside more, being more active, and making fresher food choices. Habits that can be kept for life – simply by making easy swaps like biking to work instead of driving, opting for a green smoothie instead of a sugary bowl of cereal in the morning, and leaving … [Read more...]

I am in Love with my Dyson AM06 Desk Fan!

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Where I live, on the east coast of Canada, we have just emerged from the winter to end all winters!  We are finally seeing temperatures rising, flowers and trees are blooming, hibernating animals have crawled from their cozy dens and those smart birds (obviously smarter than me) that went south for the winter have returned. The downside to all of this spring warmth and the coming of summer is the often oppressive heat and humidity. I live only a few miles from the ocean and all of that water … [Read more...]