Our New Cuisinart Barbecue and the #CuisinartBBQs Twitter Party Alert!

After a very long winter, spring is finally starting to happen here in Atlantic Canada! I am so excited to finally have a chance to do lots of spring/summer activities like gardening, camping, travel, family get-togethers, and of course barbecuing! We have had our current barbecue for a few years. It has been a good friend to us and helped us celebrate many happy occasions and quiet Sunday dinners. However, it is now very old, tired, rusty and it's energy level is not what it was. Time to … [Read more...]

Unplug & Reconnect at a Carefree RV Park or Campground in Ontario!

Ask my family, it is no secret that I love to go camping. There is something so totally relaxing about leaving all your cares and electronics behind for some time in the great outdoors! Nothing to do except close your eyes or read a book while listening to the sounds of water lapping at the shore, birds chirping and sweet laughter. When our kids were little, my poor un-outdoorsy husband would humour me and we would go camping a few times every summer.  Now, when I say camping, I mean … [Read more...]

The Side Effect of Pregnancy that No One Talks About!

When I was pregnant with my first child, both of my sisters as well as my sister-in-law were also pregnant. Two with their third child and one with her second. So...you would think at least one of them would have filled their baby sister in on the side effect of pregnancy no one talks about, HEMORRHOIDS! I admit, I am a nurse, I should have known, but honestly, I didn't. I guess I was blissfully thinking this may happen to others, but not to me! I was young, in great shape, took good care of … [Read more...]

Breakfast in Bed ~ A Mother’s Day Round-Up

I have the perfect gift idea for mom; it’s not expensive and I guarantee every mom will love it. Breakfast in bed! Let’s face it, any gift a mom receives from their child is always special and dear to their heart, but this is something a little different for your mom (or wife) this Mother’s Day. A change from gardening tools, flowers or a book. This is also something the kids can help and be involved with and mom (and kids) will fondly remember it for years to come! Here are some great … [Read more...]

Look Good Feel Better Twitter Party supporting #SDMBEAUTYGALA

We hope you will join this online Twitter party to help spread the word about the Look Good Feel Better cancer support program and to celebrate the Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Galas hosted at select locations nationwide on May 2, 2015. Funds raised at SDM locations in the Prairies and Atlantic Canada will benefit Look Good Feel Better! Twitter Party Details Date: Wednesday April 29, 2015 Time: 9:00 pm EST Host: @LGFBcanada Hashtag: #SDMBEAUTYGALA Prizing: 5 (five) $100 Shoppers Drug Mart … [Read more...]

Canadian Beef Twitter Party April 30/15 #CDNbeefchat

Save the date! This is the first in a series of new monthly chats that focuses on promoting Canadian Beef and supporting Canadian Beef Farmers and Ranchers. After a very long winter, spring is finally in sight!  With spring comes all the fun activities like gardening, camping, travel, family get togethers, and of course barbecuing! I know most of you can barbecue all year-long, but here on the east coast, for many of us, it is a seasonal activity…especially this year! We are so excited to … [Read more...]

How to Safely and Easily Clean Those Grimy Oven Racks

Here on Canada's east coast, we have just endured a winter of epic proportions. I think I can safely say, I hope I am not jinxing myself, that spring is finally poking its head out from beneath a blanket of snow. Even though the snow is still evident, the temperatures are gradually rising and we have finally been able to open the windows for a breath of fresh air. The first thing on my spring cleaning list is our oven. It is a disaster! Sounds easy enough, right?  Remove the racks, set the … [Read more...]

Thinking of Buying a Home? Join the #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat 4/21/2015

Purchasing a home can be one of the scariest and most expensive decisions you will ever make. You definitely will want to do your research and go into this exciting phase in your life armed with all the information you need. Have questions? Submit them to the experts during the #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat. DETAILS: WHEN - April 21st @ 8:30PM ET WHERE -  Visit Twitter and tweet using the hashtag #RBCFirstHome HOST – Be sure to follow our host @RBC_Canada PRIZING – Chat … [Read more...]

PEI Mussels in Creamy White Wine Sauce

A couple of evenings ago we had unexpected guests drop in for a visit. Does this every happen to you? Anyway, as I was hanging up coats, I was searching my brain, trying to think of something we could have with a glass of wine. Then I remembered that in the freezer, I had a loaf of PC® artisan bread as well as a box of President's Choice® PEI Mussels in Creamy White Wine Sauce. Problem solved! I grabbed the bread and mussels from the freezer and headed to the kitchen as my hubby poured us … [Read more...]

Introducing The Roundup #CanadianBeefApp {w/Twitter Party Alert}

After a very long winter...I can finally feel spring in the air!  With spring comes all the fun activities like gardening, camping, travel, family get togethers, and of course barbecuing! I know most of you can barbecue all year-long, but here on the east coast, for many of us, it is a seasonal activity...especially this year! For Father's Day, our daughter always gives her dad the biggest, juiciest T-bone steak she can find!  It is often our first "official" barbecue of the year and it … [Read more...]

Visit to the Winter Market and Lunch With My Sisters

Here on the east coast of Canada, our winters are always very, very long. Unless you are an avid outdoor activities enthusiast, it is often difficult to find something fun or interesting to do. I love going to our local Farmer's Markets in the summer months and now our neighbouring community has started a winter market too! The market is located inside one of the large greenhouses at Cedarcrest Gardens.  I thought this was such a fabulous use of a greenhouse the would otherwise, for the most … [Read more...]