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...]

Manitoba Rescue In Desperate Need of Food for Evacuated Pets

Like many of you, we are huge animal lovers. I would easily go hungry myself before I would ever see an innocent animal suffer from hunger...or anything else! I am not sure if you are aware of this situation (I wasn’t until it was brought my attention by a like-minded soul). Manitoba rescue needs nearly 13,000 kg of food for pets in evacuated First Nations. At least 500 dogs and cats are in need of care in Little Grand Rapids and Pauingassi First Nations. Photo … [Read more...]

Camping Checklist with Free Printable

When our kids were little we always went on our first camping trip of the year on the Victoria Day weekend. Now when I say camping, I mean rustic tenting, the only luxury we had was a bubble pad under our sleeping bag! (Mind you, there was a frost warning this year, so not sure how that would have worked!) Our kids are older now, (and so are we...lol) so that tradition has sort of fallen by the wayside. Now when we camp it is usually in a “rustic shelter”, which is a bit of a cross … [Read more...]

Will You be Watching the Royal Wedding?

Are you going to watch the royal wedding? It’s not going to be easy, but I plan to drag myself out of bed at 4AM and watch every minute! It seems like a thousand years ago now, but I still vividly recall getting up in the wee hours of the morning to watch the elaborate wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer. Their wedding took place on Wednesday, July 29, 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral in London. The wedding of Charles and Diana was widely billed as a "fairytale … [Read more...]

5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Get it Done Faster

Spring Cleaning Tips to Get it Done Faster ~ There are people out there who truly look forward to spring cleaning every year. They can’t wait to roll up their sleeves and get down to business. There are others though (the group that I fall into...hahahaha) that dread it and want to get it done and over with as quickly as possible. If you have managed to keep your home relatively clean all year, you can probably get your spring cleaning completed with minimal effort. No matter what the … [Read more...]

Earth Hour and Beyond – How to Participate

Earth Hour 2018 is on March 24th 2018 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm, your local time zone. The goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness of the fragility of our planet and to unite people in protecting Earth, our only home! It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then Earth Hour has grown to engage more than 180 countries and territories worldwide. How to Participate During Earth Hour and Beyond - From 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on March 24, 2018 switch off all lights … [Read more...]

Just in Time for National Battery Day, 5 Tips for Safe & Easy Battery Recycling

My family and I are big proponents of following the three “R’s” - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We have dedicated bins in our garage for all our recycling, consciously avoid over-packaged items, use reusable bags, have a big compost bin, used cloth diapers when our kids were babies, have switched to energy efficient light bulbs, and the list goes on. We actually dispose of very little in the way of “garbage” that is destined for landfills...and thankfully, we’re not alone. The majority of us are … [Read more...]

It Happens Once in a Blue Moon

Have you ever responded to a question with, “once in a blue moon“, or thought, I haven’t done that in a blue moon? I think many of us have and of course, we mean it generally as a colourful way of saying, I haven’t seen you in a while, or, it’s been ages since we talked. Photo by Ganapathy Kumar on Unsplash Like a lot of older sayings, “a watched pot never boils” springs to mind, the passage of time and technology have changed the significance, or at the very least, the impact, of these … [Read more...]

Management Solutions for Bladder Leakage

Bladder leakage is the involuntary loss of bladder control. Beyond the physical impact of the condition, bladder leakage can have a broad-reaching effect on one’s emotional, mental and social life. As a woman who has experienced bladder leakage, I know firsthand how vital it is to have the proper protective products available. Otherwise, fear of leaks, which can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing could limit my everyday activities. Without the confidence of knowing I am protected, … [Read more...]

Four Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label. With the exception of the super cold weather, (It was minus 24 degrees Celsius here yesterday...not counting the wind chill, Brrrrr.....), I really don't mind January. This is the time of year for cozying up in front of a crackling fire or enjoying the warmth of a wood stove. Plus, a new year is a blank slate where you can write the next chapter of your life. There’s no time … [Read more...]