Winter Tips & Free Gas Giveaway with Desjardins Insurance

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Desjardins Insurance. As always, all opinions are my own.  Is it just me, or are our winters becoming worse every year? Lately, it certainly has felt that way. It was just a couple of years ago, that here in Eastern Canada, we had a winter of epic proportions. From mid-January until the end of March, here in southern New Brunswick, we received more than 17 feet of snow. Yes, you read that correctly, 17 FEET! Like most of you, even with all … [Read more...]

Type 2 Diabetes, One is Too Many

Do you know someone who has type 2 diabetes? I’m fairly confident your answer will be yes. I realize this because, like many of you, I know several people with this disease. Maybe it’s your mom or dad, or an aunt or uncle or it could be your brother, sister or best friend.  What I do know for certain is this; when it comes to type 2 diabetes, even one is too many. Why is it One is Too Many? One is too many because approximately one in two Canadians with type 2 diabetes will die … [Read more...]

I’ve Just Returned from a Trip in a Time Machine

I RARELY iron anything, in fact, I can’t even remember the last time I hauled out my iron.  I'm thinking it was probably to remove some wrinkles from my husbands dress shirt before we attended a wedding. Well, this morning all that changed.  I was stripping the bed to wash the sheets and noticed one of the pillow shams had a chocolate stain.  {I have no idea how it got there???... lol } Anyway, I gathered up both shams and threw them in the wash along with the pillowcases and sheets. BIG … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Master Thanksgiving Prep & Planning

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Canadian Turkey. As always, all opinions are our own. Although I’m sad to see the long, laid-back, lazy days of summer come to an end, I’m actually excited for the start of autumn.  I find the cooler weather, vibrant colours, fuzzy sweaters, big family dinners and returning to more of a routine to be comforting. Speaking of big family dinners. Thanksgiving is almost here and Canadians are gearing up to celebrate one of their favourite … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your Allergies Under Control

This post is sponsored by Nasacort 24HR Canada. To be sure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label. I can barely believe another summer is drawing to a close. Honestly, where does the time go? My birthday was in early summer and I could swear that was just a couple of weeks ago! We’ve been enjoying the last few weeks of summer by spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors with lots of day trips to the beach, hiking and a few picnics. Just recently, … [Read more...]

Where Did the Summer Go?

Where did this summer go? It seems May was just a couple of weeks ago and I can hardly believe it is now September! Although we didn’t do any major travelling, this was an awesome summer! The weather cooperated and with the exception of a few brutally humid days, it was perfect. Not a great photo at all, but our daughter grabbed a selfie of us. This was the first time in more than two years that we had all been together! Our son (a teacher) was home for the majority of the summer, which … [Read more...]

Saving with Quber {w/Giveaway and Twitter Party}

Music Man and I have talked for years about “someday” driving across Canada. We’re on Canada’s east coast and the plan is to take our time and drive to Victoria, British Columbia. The distance is roughly 6,000 km one way, so...although it will be a trip of a lifetime and take the best part of a month to drive out and back, it won’t be cheap! There’s gas, food, lodging and incidentals to consider in the total cost. As I mentioned, we have been “talking” about this for years, but we're getting … [Read more...]

8 Smart Ways to Keep Your Kitchen Clutter Free

We have all walked into someone’s kitchen to find ourselves marvelling at how neat and tidy it looks. Not a spatula or a spoon anywhere within eyesight. It is at this point that we wonder to ourselves how they do it and what magic keeps their kitchen in organized bliss. The truth is, decluttering your kitchen and keeping it clutter-free doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s not magic at all, and anyone can do it. 1.) Keep Things in Cabinets Kitchens look much neater when its … [Read more...]

Our Annual (Upgraded) Sisters Trip

Each summer, for the past ten or twelve years, my sisters and I have gone on a little “sister’s getaway”.  Occasionally, one or two of our grown daughters will join us, but most often, it’s just the three of us. The spectacular ocean view from our deck!  (The tide is receding in this photo. When the tide is in (high tide), this entire area will be covered in several feet of water. Depending on what we plan on doing and where we are going, we usually stay for two to five nights. Camping at … [Read more...]

Saturday with the Twisted Sisters

I had a great day this past Saturday. Spent the morning with my Twisted Sisters and niece. My niece, I must add, is a saint for putting up with our endless chatter and weird ways. She happily chauffeured us all over the countryside and didn’t once complain about the three old ladies! We met bright and early for breakfast at a local diner. (8:30AM is bright and early, right?!)  I had the traditional breakfast fare of bacon, eggs, hash browns, toast and numerous cups of coffee. It was really … [Read more...]

A Fun Day with My Sisters

I am fortunate to have always lived in relatively close proximity to my two sisters. They’re both older than I am by a few years (they’re going to want to kill me for saying that...but keep reading!) which I’m absolutely sure was a real pain for them when we were all younger and still living at home. You see, they were the two oldest of five kids and were often in charge of “babysitting” and “looking after” their three younger siblings. That included me. I was sandwiched between two brothers … [Read more...]