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...]

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...]