Banana Chip Bread ~ Recipe

Banana Chip Bread

Banana Chip Bread is a bit of an easy and yummy variation on a traditional Banana Bread.  Kids and adults alike will love this simple to make and very tasty bread! If you are anything like me, you always have a couple overripe bananas hanging around in a bowl on the kitchen table.  Most banana bread and banana muffin recipes call for three ripe bananas. So, if I have only one or two, I peel them and slip them into a freezer bag, adding to the bag until I get three and then start a new … [Read more...]

March Break Play-Cation with HASBRO!

March Break Play-Cation

March Break time is upon us and parents everywhere are scrambling to keep the kids entertained!  It's great to get outside and participate in some fun outdoor winter activities, however, after a long day spent in the fresh air and on those stormy inside days you need to have some great indoor entertainment  planned.  When everyone is tired or you don't want to head outdoors, you can take a March Break Play-Cation with HASBRO! Hasbro has you covered this March Break with a great selection of … [Read more...]

We Owe it to Our Children to Bring Back #WinterPlay


Why We Need to Bring Back #WinterPlay and Encourage Active Transportation   We need to face facts, we now live in a society that is literally "driving" our kids to unhealthy habits.  While we have been enjoying the marvels of the 21st centuries, trying  to be perfect parents and wanting to protect our children at all costs, we have unwittingly instilled in them less active and potentially detrimental activity habits. You know what our parents and grandparents used to always say, … [Read more...]

My Hometown is Quispamsis {#CanucksContentCarnival}


  I am participating in the Canucks Content Carnival monthly writing prompts.  The prompt for March is "My Hometown". We moved to "the valley" almost 35 years ago and have been loving it ever since!  The valley, is on the outskirts of Saint John and consists of two towns, Rothesay and it's sister, Quispamsis.  I lived in what is now Rothesay for 10 years before buying a house and moving to the sister community of Quispamsis, where we have lived for the past 15 … [Read more...]

Corn Chowder ~ Easy & Delicious Recipe

Corn Chowder

Are you looking for something easy, delicious and a little bit different for tonight's supper?  This recipe for Corn Chowder will definitely fit the bill. You probably have all of the necessary ingredients for this chowder in your pantry and fridge right now. This recipe takes under half an hour from start to finish and it is a warm comforting meal to serve on a cold night! Fry bacon until well cooked, remove to paper towel to drain.  Discard all but two tablespoons of the bacon … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ A Brilliant Disguise {w/LINKY}

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To the outside world I would appear to be a well-heeled put together women. A friend of mine gave me this mug a few months ago, she knows me so is all just a brilliant disguise! Each time I take a sip of my morning coffee, I have to smile, this is so me! "Cleverly Disguised As A Responsible Adult"     … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ #MarchBreakCash Giveaway of $250.00 {Open WW}

March Break giveaway

March Break is rapidly approaching.  A time to have a break from the wintertime routine and hopefully escape for some much needed rest and relaxation. Whether your idea of an escape is relaxing at home, spending some quality time as a family or a deluxe trip to Vail for some skiing; most people would certainly welcome a little extra #MarchBreakCash! If you would like some #MarchBreakCash, then this awesome giveaway is for you!  A group of Canadian bloggers have banded together and we are … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Exciting New Products From Kellogg’s {w/GIVEAWAY}

New Products From Kellogg's

Growing up, I was one of five kids in my family.  I remember being little and for breakfast we often had hot cereals; it was always a big pot of oatmeal, five grain cereal or creamed wheat.  Dry cereals were a special treat that arrived with the Friday night groceries. My parents would buy one box of  Frosted Flakes or Corn Pops or Special K or Rice Krispies.  As I recall, my older sisters wouldn't leave on their dates until they had their bowl of  cereal.  They were afraid if they left, the box … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Is it over yet? {w/LINKY}

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This past week-end we had a 40 cm plus it over yet?   … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Warner Bros. February DVD Giveaway

Warner Bros. February DVD Giveaway

  Are you ready for a fun interactive widget and Warner Bros. February DVD Giveaway ? February is the one month of the year where everyone has love on their minds! It’s can be romantic, it can be love for your children or parents or you could just be a movie lover! Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family! If you’re a love lorn poet, there’s the Peanuts Collection! If you want to smother your significant other with … [Read more...]

How to Make Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Where I live, in Atlantic Canada, we are still in winter's cold and snowy grip.  As I look out the window I see the landscape covered in a thick blanket of snow and a quick check of the outside thermometer reads minus 12 C.  We have more snow in the immediate forecast and the temperatures are not expected to improve by much.  All of this cold, stormy weather makes me long for a big bowl of hot, flavourful, vegetable packed, beef stew! The finished beef stew just waiting for the hungry … [Read more...]