~ CLOSED ~ President’s Choice #GuidingStarsCA $150 GC Giveaway


  As I mentioned in a couple earlier posts, I am writing a four-part series on the #PCGuidingStars program. Part One invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program -  I explained that like many of us, I am increasingly aware of what goes into my body and I am striving to eat a healthier diet, not only for myself, but for my family too. In the post I talked about my discovery of the Guiding Stars® Program at Loblaws® stores and how I am in … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Love the Great Outdoors? Become a #WoodsExplorer {w/$450 Prize Pkg}


Anyone who knows me is well aware of my love for camping and the great outdoors. If I had my way (which I don't always get...lol), I would be camping every vacation and every weekend in the summer. I always tell my family that I was born one hundred or one hundred and fifty years too late. I would have loved traveling the country in a covered wagon and settling in a small house by a river, somewhere in the middle of nowhere. If you love spending your summer vacation in the great outdoors, … [Read more...]

My Visit to a PC Cooking School {#GuidingStarsCA}

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My Visit to a PC Cooking School is part three of my #GuidingStarsCA, four-part series. Part one invited you to, Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program and part two featured my, #GuidingStarsCA  Follow-Up & My Meeting with a Registered Dietitian. As I mentioned in my last post, my Personal Level is 4 out of 5 (I started at Level 3).  However, I am determined that by using the resources available at my local Loblaws and by following the PC #GuidingStarsCA … [Read more...]

One Year Countdown to 2016 Rio Summer Olympics {w/Twitter Party}


  Did you realize that the 2016 Rio summer Olympics are just over a year away? Canada’s Olympic team is preparing for next year’s Games in Rio, and are setting their goals on how they want to train on the ‪#‎RoadtoRio‬. How will you and your family get ready for the 2016 Olympics? Below are some great ideas to involve the entire family in the countdown to the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Here is a link to a list of summer Olympic sports  Why not try a new summer Olympic … [Read more...]

You’re Invited ~ Tailgate Twitter Party with the CFL July 29, 2015


  Twitter Party Details   Date: Wednesday July 29, 2015 Time: 8:00pm E Hosts: @lovecdnbeef @CFL NO RVSP Prizing Hashtag: #CDNbeefFuelingTheCFL Everyone loves a fun tailgate party and tonight we are talking Football Tailgating at this fun and exciting Tailgate Twitter Party! Hope to see you there! … [Read more...]

A Trip to the Farmers Market and Grilled Pork Tenderloins


Our son, who lives in Ontario, is home for a visit. This is always a fun time for all of us. In addition to spending lots of time together laughing and catching up; most evenings we all work together to make a delicious dinner. One of the things we enjoy doing on many Saturdays, is to make a trip to a nearby farmer's market. The farmer's market that we usually visit is about 15 minutes from home and involves a short car ferry ride. Although I have been on this ferry hundreds, if not … [Read more...]

Canada’s Largest Garage Sale and 25 Great Tips! {w/Giveaway}


My daughter and I have spent many a fun Saturday morning browsing the many garage sales in our neighbourhoods. I'm not exactly sure why I love them, but I do! I think it must be the thrill of the hunt. Finding that perfect painting, the piece of dishware you are missing, tools, books, furniture and the list goes on! A couple of years ago, my hubby and I were looking for a new table for our dining room. We saw that a home not far from us had lots of furniture for sale, so decided to check … [Read more...]

Make Life Simpler with UGO Wallet {w/BONUS}

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Not sure what your wallet looks like, but I imagine, many of you have wallets that look like mine...a MESS of cards! Honestly, I am a fairly organized person, but I cannot count the several times I have needed to empty out my wallet when looking for a specific card. Not only is it embarrassing, it is also a bit of a dangerous practice. Let's face it, if you have your loyalty and credit cards spread all over a store counter, searching for the correct one, the chance of dropping or losing … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Fuel Your Summer Activities with Vector {w/Giveaway}


Summer is here and the livin' is easy! For many Canadian families, that means getting outside to enjoy all that the season has to offer. Maybe it's hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, spending the day at a beach or water park. Whatever the adventure, families who lead an energetic lifestyle need simple solutions to fuel summer activities. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; did you also know that it doesn't need to be complicated to be healthy? To meet the … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Nothing Says Summer Like Ice-Cream {w/$50.00 GC Giveaway}


Summer is in full swing and I don't know about you, but for me, nothing says summer like ice-cream. Whether it's a single scoop in a cone after a ballgame or a full-fledged fancy dessert party, nothing is more evocative of summer than ice-cream! I love the relaxed, easy-going vibe of summer ice-cream desserts. Be it a Deep Dish Watermelon Ice Cream Cake or a make your own sundae complete with waffle bowls, toppings and various flavours, ice-cream is always a perfect dessert. Some of … [Read more...]

Skor Squares ~ Only Four Ingredients!

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I first had these super simple to make Skor Squares way back in 2004 or 2005. One of my colleagues would often bring them in to work. We would have them as a little treat with afternoon coffee or just grab one to munch on as we walked past her desk. We all raved about how good they were and she always told us how simple they were to make. Not sure we really believed anything so tasty could be so easy; that is until she brought in the recipe. There are only four ingredients! Only four … [Read more...]

The Neely G Festival of Music


The NeelyG Festival of Music will feature the best of Folk, Roots, Celtic and Bluegrass music for three fabulous days on July 17, 18, and 19. I feel a very personal connection to this amazing event. My good friend, Sheree, created this event to honour the memory of her beautiful daughter, Neely. It will soon be two years since she lost her beloved daughter. Sheree conceived this festival as a way to honour Neely's love of music and her musical spirit. "It is a celebration of all that she … [Read more...]

Happy Canada Day! {Facts, Figures & Fun}


{Image attribution: Creative Commons} Celebrate Canada Day with some fun facts & trivia and a classic Canadian video! FACTS: CAPITAL – Ottawa (originally named Bytown after Colonel John By, who headquartered there while building the Rideau Canal to connect the Ottawa River with Lake Ontario.) NATIONAL ICON – Beaver MOTTO – “From sea to sea” TREE – Sugar Maple STATISTICS: CONFEDERATED – Canada became a country on July 1, 1867, when the British North America Act was passed … [Read more...]

‎#GuidingStarsCA Follow-Up & My Meeting with a Registered Dietitian ‬


  A  few weeks I wrote a post outlining my goal to eat healthier. In the post I talked about my discovery of the Guiding Stars® Program at Loblaws® stores and how I am in LOVE with not only the Guiding Stars® Program itself, but also my ability to track my Guiding Stars Personal Profile. If you wish, you can read my post,  Follow My Journey with the Loblaws #‎GuidingStarsCA‬ #‎PCStars‬ Program, for all the details, but here is a very brief synopsis: Guiding Stars Program … [Read more...]