We Have Been Given A Gift Of Time

Did you know that we have been given a gift of time? In case you thought it was just your imagination, it's not. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is considerably longer than winter. It’s true. I know, in the dead of winter it doesn’t always seem that way, but…take this year, for example, summer is almost a full five days longer than winter. And the really good news for all of us warm weather worshippers? Winter is getting shorter by one half-minute per year and will … [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...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Bye Summer! {w/LINKY}

Sadly, the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are quickly drawing to a close.  Even though it is still August, I feel we have already started on the long and winding road to winter!  Bye summer, I'll miss you! … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad ~ Simple & Delicious {w/Recipe}

This recipe for Broccoli Salad has been floating around since long before Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook and probably even the Internet itself!  I have several variations scribbled on bits of paper and tucked into "old-school" recipe boxes and books. There is a very good reason for the longevity of Broccoli Salad. It is simple to make, delicious can be made ahead of time (bonus!) and is easily customizable to suit your own family's likes and needs. Set your imagination free and switch up the … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday ~ Spring…I’ve Waited a Long, Long Time for You!

Although in my neck of the woods it is not yet feeling like summer, it is finally feeling like spring; I am now somewhat confident summer is not far away!  {Please summer...don't let me down!} … [Read more...]

How to barbecue a safe burger ~ HEALTHY LIVING ~

Many of us will be barbecuing in the upcoming summer months; steaks, chicken, fish, pork and lots of hamburgers.  Did you know, eating undercooked ground beef  may result in a type of food poisoning commonly referred to as hamburger disease? … [Read more...]

HEALTHY LIVING – Sun Safety For All {It’s a wrap}

The last couple weeks I've been passing along some summer fun tips and today "it's a wrap"...so please, remember these tips when you hit the boat, backyard, beach or outdoor concert! … [Read more...]

HEALTHY LIVING – Safe Summer Fun ~ Quiz ~

I can't believe I'm writing this...especially since it was minus 5C last night where I live!! But, summer is quickly approaching {not quickly enough...} and it's time to start thinking about how to stay safe during this busy season. … [Read more...]

~ Wordless Wednesday ~ I’m missing summer :( {w/Linky}

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