Make Life Simpler with UGO Wallet {w/BONUS}

Not sure what your wallet looks like, but I imagine, many of you have wallets that look like mine...a MESS of cards! Honestly, I am a fairly organized person, but I cannot count the several times I have needed to empty out my wallet when looking for a specific card. Not only is it embarrassing, it is also a bit of a dangerous practice. Let's face it, if you have your loyalty and credit cards spread all over a store counter, searching for the correct one, the chance of dropping or losing … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Risotto With Pancetta

My husband and I are not big on all the hoopla of candy and roses that are often associated with Valentine's Day. Sure, when we were dating I received roses and candy but honestly, $70.00 or $80.00 for a bouquet of roses and $20.00 for a heart-shaped box of chocolates, (which has about 8 chocolates), is not our thing. We would much rather spend that cash on a nice bottle of wine and ingredients for a delicious dinner at home. We do like to cook together and usually collaborate to make a nice … [Read more...]

Join the #NoHairSelfie Movement in Support of Cancer Research

Did you know that in 2012, an estimated 14.1 million new cases of cancer occurred worldwide? That is a staggering number! That’s why today I'm sharing information with you on the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s #NoHairSelfie movement which is happening on February 4, 2015 – World Cancer Day. I can pretty well guarantee that there is not one person in North America that hasn't been touched by cancer in one way or another. I know I have.  My sister battled breast cancer and won, I … [Read more...]

A Toonie Is All It Takes To Fill A Hungry Tummy #Toonies4Tummies

Most of us would find it difficult to fathom, but can you imagine the heartbreak of having no food for your child's breakfast and sending them off to school hungry? Does that seem like only a third world problem?  It is not. It is also a first world problem.  In Canada, 1 in 6 children start the school day on an empty stomach due to a lack of access to nutritious foods. Can you imagine being a little child and going to school hungry? Day after day trying to concentrate on school work when … [Read more...]

Keeping the Mom and Daughter Tradition Alive #SeasonsTweetings

One of my favourite activities during the Christmas holiday, or any time of the year for that matter, is baking.  Back when I was first married, my mom and I started a tradition of getting together a couple of days before Christmas for an epic, day long baking session. By the end of the day we would be very tired; but it was well worth it because we would each have tins full of cookies, squares and other holiday treats! In the wee hours of “baking day" morning, I would put on a big pot of … [Read more...]

Halloween Rice Krispies Squares

When it comes to spending time with your little trick-or-treaters, there is no yummier way than making some super easy Halloween treats, like these Halloween Rice Krispies Squares. These are so simple to make that even the littlest ghost or goblin will be able to help, feeling a part of the fun process.  All I did was take the recipe for Rice Krispies Squares that you find on the box and add some Halloween themed candies. I used some black and orange jelly beans but just about any themed … [Read more...]

Nutritious Choices are Easy with Guiding Stars

When you are looking at product prices have you noticed 1, 2 or 3 stars stamped on the price label? These are Guiding Stars. Believe me when I tell you, finding these Stars is going to make shopping for nutritious products for you and your family a breeze. Guiding Stars is an IMPARTIAL nutrition navigation program that uses stars on store shelves to highlight, at a glance,  nutritious food choices.  I focused on the word "impartial" because I think it is very important for you to know … [Read more...]

RSVP to the #LeonsCAE Twitter Party 9/11/2014 at 9PM ET ~ Over $3000 in Prizes!

Leon's Customer Appreciation Event   I am so excited to be a member of the Leon's Customer Appreciation Twitter Party Style Crew and to let you know you are all invited to this epic party! WHEN:  September 11 at 9pm EST HASHTAG:  #LeonsCAE  BE SURE TO FOLLOW: HOST - @LeonsFurniture CO-HOSTS -  @shesconnected  @MyChaos  @Gingermommy MODERATORS - … [Read more...]

This Mother’s Day ~ Treat Mom to Breakfast in Bed!

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! “Breakfast in bed is the … [Read more...]

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) For Your Child’s Future {w/Giveaway}

  Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) For Your Child’s Future   I think there is a wish all parents have in common.   That wish is for our children to live long and happy lives.  In order for this wish to come true, a few things need to fall into place.  Some of these, such as health, are somewhat out of our control.  Others such as a good education, is very much in our control. I firmly believe that one of the keys to happiness is a good educational foundation on … [Read more...]

Food That Makes You Feel As Good As Our Long Awaited Spring! {w/Recipe}

After a VERY LONG winter, spring has officially arrived.  Even though in my neck of the woods,  we had snow and freezing rain yesterday, I am still confident spring will soon be arriving here too! It is time to break out of our long winter rut and try something new. It's time to whip up some food that makes you feel as good as our long awaited spring! PUMP UP YOUR GRAINS Need a change from pasta night?  Try incorporating grains into your meal instead.  As part of a salad or main course, … [Read more...]

Savour Life’s Moments with Alokozay Tea

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. For me and many others, tea is one of the simple pleasures in life.  There is just something very soothing and calming about the act of preparing tea. Take a moment and think back to the special times and also the daily, seemingly routine moments in your life that have centered on the enjoyment of tea.  Mine … [Read more...]

President’s Choice® Children’s Charity ~ Helping Kids Do Anything

  President’s Choice® Children’s Charity kicks off spring fundraising campaign    Moncton, NB, February 12, 2014 – In grocery stores across the country, the President’s Choice® Children’s Charity’s Your Small Change Can Make a Big One campaign starts Friday, February 14.  This campaign aims to raise funds to fight childhood hunger, as well as help families whose children have physical or developmental disabilities.  Customers can provide support by donating $2 at the checkout at … [Read more...]

Strawberry Jam Filled Muffins & Coffee = “Quality Time” {#CollectiveBias}

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I have two sisters and even though we live in neighbouring communities, we often feel we don't see each other enough.  I love my entire family, but trust me,  few things compare to the laid back quality time I have with my sisters.  We catch up, unwind and laugh until our cheeks ache! In recent years we have … [Read more...]