Overnight Steel Cut Oats with Chia (w/$50.00 GC Giveaway)

Overnight Steel Cut Oats

I find something very comforting about the autumn of the year.  The hectic but fun, lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer have become fond memories and life seems to reset. Everything goes back to normal. The weather is cooler and we have traded lemonade, corn on the cob and barbecuing for leisurely pot roasts, homemade bread and slow-cooked stews. There is another reason I love the change of seasons, there is always a new PC Insiders Collection available. I love to browse through them and plan … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Autumn is in the Air & Halloween is Just Around the Corner


Autumn is definitely in the air. The kids are back in school, pumpkins are popping up all over our neighbourhood, we've pulled out our wool sweaters, the leaves are changing colour and nearly every store you enter has an abundance of tempting candy and fall decor on display. This can all mean only one thing... autumn and Halloween will soon be here!  Witches, ghosts and pumpkins, oh my! I have found Hallmark to be the perfect place to buy all my themed home decor and party needs.  It's so … [Read more...]

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Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday it was winter and I was longing for the lazy, hazy days of summer! Now we are creeping into mid-August and it's nearly time to exit summer mode and enter into fall mode. It's almost time to close up the cottage for another year, register the kids for hockey, skating, basketball and ballet. Get everything organized for back to school, back to university, and back to a more organized and normal life. Have I said I am going to miss the … [Read more...]

Quinoa & Brown Rice Mediterranean Salad

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I love almost everything about summer. From trips to the beach and picnics to camping and warm summer evening, this is my favourite season of the year. Another thing I love about the summer is meals are most often light and easy to make. Let's face it, when the temperature is hovering around 30°C no one wants to be stuck in a sweltering kitchen, tending to a big turkey dinner with all the trimmings...it is just WAY too hot for any of that foolishness! But, having said that. I still want … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Perfect Gifts for Dads and Grads {w/Giveaway}

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I don't know about you, but June is a busy month in our household! We have birthdays and anniversaries to celebrate, not to mention the all important dads and grads! It's often sometimes tough to come up with a gift that will be meaningful to the recipient but yet doesn't tax the brain or the bank too much. I find I can usually count on Hallmark to take some of the guess-work out of my shopping. They seem to always have the perfect gifts for every occasion, including Perfect Gifts for Dads … [Read more...]

Reminder ~ Enter to Win a 4 Night Trip to LA to See Bryan Adams

Trip to LA

  Zoomer Magazine is giving away a pair of tickets to the Bryan Adams concert in Los Angeles...and that’s not all! In addition to the concert, you will also get to meet Adams during an unforgettable meet-and-greet experience. (I am so jealous!) Here’s what the winner will receive: Round trip economy airfare for two persons to Los Angeles, California (the “Destination”) from one of the following major Canadian airports (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Win the trip of a Lifetime ~ A Night with Bryan Adams in Los Angeles

Trip to LA

You could not have been a girl growing up in Canada in the 80's and not been in love with Bryan Adams I cannot count the number of times I have danced, with my now husband, to Straight from the Heart, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You and Heaven!  And who doesn't know every single word of the Adams' mega hits Straight From The Heart, Summer of '69, Run to You, Please Forgive Me, and Cuts Like a Knife?  I know I sure do!  Good times...lol! Unfortunately, I live in the middle of nowhere, … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Ask the Pharmacist & You May Win a $100 SDM GC

Ask the Pharmacist

  As I am sure you are aware, the value of the Canadian dollar has been rapidly decreasing. For years, the Canadian and US dollar had been roughly at par, fluctuating a few cents above and below. But that is no longer the case.  The value of the Canadian dollar has decreased, and we recently hit a 30 year low!   Because of the low value of the Canadian dollar, many people have altered their travel plans and are foregoing US for other travel destinations, such as the … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ #MySweetValentine $400 PayPal Giveaway {Open WW}


  The excitement of the holidays are behind us and we are smack, dab, in the midst of the dog-days of winter. With more than six long weeks of winter still ahead, I think we could all use something to look forward to. How would you feel about 400 things to look forward to? What if I told you it was a chance to win a whopping $400.00 USD in the #MySweetValentine giveaway? Now that is something to warm you up on a cold winter night! Welcome to #MySweetValentine Giveaway!    This cash … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Safely Hiking New Brunswick’s Fundy Coastline {$750 #WoodsExplorer Giveaway}


My family and I love to get out at least a couple of times each year and enjoy the rugged beauty of Canada's majestic Fundy shoreline. We are fortunate to live in relative proximity to many provincial parks, as well as Fundy National Park, Fundy Trail, Cape Enrage and the Fundy Footpath. Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Fundy National Park and with over 100 kilometers of trails, your favorite beach, river valley, or waterfall is just waiting to be discovered! Fundy's trails … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Canadian Beef Twitter Party {& McDonald’s Giveaway}

Canadian Beef Twitter Party

This summer has been so beautiful, I want it to go on and on. I can hardly believe we are already more than halfway through August. However, instead of getting down about the approaching end to summer, I plan to make the most of the remaining sunny days and long evenings! It is so nice to be able to spend lots of time outside. We love most outdoor activities like gardening, camping, travel, family dinners and of course barbecuing! We have a brand new shiny barbecue this year and have put … [Read more...]

~ 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...]

There is No Tooth Fairy for Pets ~ This and Other #DentalPetFacts


About eighteen months ago, we decided our lone (and lonely) kitty needed a friend, so we adopted a beautiful little cat from a cat rescue program. This poor little kitty had endured horrendous abuse and was little more than skin and bones.  Although she was full-grown, the vet estimated her age to be about two years, she only weighed just a little over 3 pounds. I am happy to tell you, she is now the most loving (and loved) pet on the planet! She has more than doubled her weight and now … [Read more...]