Tangerine Bank is Inspiring Canadians to a #BrightWayForward


Tangerine’s first Community Gym takes place in Vancouver Tangerine is a bank that delivers simplified everyday banking to Canadians, but that is not all they do. Tangerine has gone the extra mile. They are committed to empowering Canadians – not just by providing them with tools and resources to take control of their finances, but by giving them the confidence and skills they need to take positive action in their own lives. Tangerine is working with organizations across the country. … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Why is Your Dog Itchy? #ItchyPetSeeYourVet {w/$100 Visa GC Giveaway}

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Lately I have noticed my pets scratching a lot. At first I didn't think too much about it; like humans, animals get itchy and will scratch from time to time. But this seemed to be a little more than normal. Then I thought, fleas? But after a thorough examination I knew that wasn't the cause. Stress? Although that can cause obsessive behaviour such as scratching or licking nothing had changed to induce a stress response, so we quickly ruled that out. Then we finally figured it out. After some … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Squares


The first time I had these Chocolate Chip Squares, was at the home of a good friend of mine.  As soon as I tasted one, I knew I had to have the recipe! That was many years ago, and being the sweet person that she is, she willingly gave me her recipe. I have made them ever since. Not only do I love them, anyone who has tried these squares loves them too, especially my kids. They ask me to make these squares all the time, a couple of times they even wanted them in lieu of a birthday cake, … [Read more...]

Our New Cuisinart Barbecue and the #CuisinartBBQs Twitter Party Alert!

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After a very long winter, spring is finally starting to happen here in Atlantic Canada! I am so excited to finally have a chance to do lots of spring/summer activities like gardening, camping, travel, family get togethers, and of course barbecuing! We have had our current barbecue for a few years. It has been a good friend to us and helped us celebrate many happy occasions and quiet Sunday dinners. However, it is now very old, tired, rusty and it's energy level is not what it was. Time to … [Read more...]

Unplug & Reconnect at a Carefree RV Park or Campground in Ontario!

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Ask my family, it is no secret that I love to go camping. There is something so totally relaxing about leaving all your cares and electronics behind for some time in the great outdoors! Nothing to do except close your eyes or read a book while listening to the sounds of water lapping at the shore, birds chirping and sweet laughter. When our kids were little, my poor un-outdoorsy husband would humour me and we would go camping a few times every summer.  Now, when I say camping, I mean … [Read more...]

The Side Effect of Pregnancy that No One Talks About! #HemoclinComfortKit w/Giveaway


When I was pregnant with my first child, both of my sisters as well as my sister-in-law were also pregnant. Two with their third child and one with her second. So...you would think at least one of them would have filled their baby sister in on the side effect of pregnancy no one talks about, HEMORRHOIDS! I admit, I am a nurse, I should have known, but honestly, I didn't. I guess I was blissfully thinking this may happen to others, but not to me! I was young, in great shape, took good care of … [Read more...]

Book Club ~ Annabel by Kathleen Winter


I belong to a Reading Group/Book Club. The book that we just finished reading is, Annabel by Kathleen Winter. {Image attribution: Goodreads} I did a little research and found that Kathleen Winter was born in the UK, but raised in Newfoundland and Labrador; this is where Annabel is set. It was published in 2010, and won the Thomas Head Raddall Award. It was also a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and the 2010 Governor General's … [Read more...]

Team Up For Chicken #TeamCdnChicken ~ Contest & Twitter Party Details

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Here is an easy little math question for you. QUESTION ~ What does: Canadian Chicken Farmers + Team Up for Chicken contest + An awesome Twitter Party equal? ANSWER  = Chicken Farmers Great Canadian Chicken Challenge and a whole lot of FUN! Here are all the fab details: CONTEST DETAILS   The contest is taking place on the Canadian Chicken Facebook Fan page. Contest begins on April 24th, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. EST and ends on May 29th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Vote for 1 of … [Read more...]

Breakfast in Bed ~ A Mother’s Day Round-Up


I have the perfect gift idea for mom; it’s not expensive and I guarantee every mom will love it. Breakfast in bed! Let’s face it, any gift a mom receives from their child is always special and dear to their heart, but this is something a little different for your mom (or wife) this Mother’s Day. A change from gardening tools, flowers or a book. This is also something the kids can help and be involved with and mom (and kids) will fondly remember it for years to come! Here are some great … [Read more...]

Look Good Feel Better Twitter Party supporting #SDMBEAUTYGALA


We hope you will join this online Twitter party to help spread the word about the Look Good Feel Better cancer support program and to celebrate the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Galas hosted at select locations nationwide on May 2, 2015. Funds raised at SDM locations in the Prairies and Atlantic Canada will benefit Look Good Feel Better! Twitter Party Details Date: Wednesday April 29, 2015 Time: 9:00 pm EST Host: @LGFBcanada Hashtag: #SDMBEAUTYGALA Prizing: 5 (five) $100 Shoppers Drug Mart … [Read more...]

Cranberry Orange Muffins


I think by now you are all aware of my obsession with muffins. Honestly, I think I could live on muffins alone! That reminds me of something. I remember working as a nurse on some of the hospital units and physicians would occasionally admit patients, usually women, under the diagnosis of "Tea and Toast Syndrome". What usually happened was, these wee women were living on their own. They didn't have the will or inclination to go to the bother of preparing a nutritious meal, just for … [Read more...]

Canadian Beef Twitter Party April 30/15 #CDNbeefchat

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Save the date! This is the first in a series of new monthly chats that focuses on promoting Canadian Beef and supporting Canadian Beef Farmers and Ranchers. After a very long winter, spring is finally in sight!  With spring comes all the fun activities like gardening, camping, travel, family get togethers, and of course barbecuing! I know most of you can barbecue all year-long, but here on the east coast, for many of us, it is a seasonal activity…especially this year! We are so excited to … [Read more...]

How to Safely and Easily Clean Those Grimy Oven Racks

How to Safely and Easily Clean Those Grimy Oven Racks

Here on Canada's east coast, we have just endured a winter of epic proportions. I think I can safely say, I hope I am not jinxing myself, that spring is finally poking its head out from beneath a blanket of snow. Even though the snow is still evident, the temperatures are gradually rising and we have finally been able to open the windows for a breath of fresh air. The first thing on my spring cleaning list is our oven. It is a disaster! Sounds easy enough, right?  Remove the racks, set the … [Read more...]