32 Easter Treats “Everybunny” Will Love

32 Easter Treats "Everybunny" Will Love ~ Most of this past winter I have longed for the warmer days of spring. Finally, the snow is now melting and the temperatures are starting to rise. I even heard some brave birds chirping this morning! Maybe, just maybe, spring will actually arrive this year! Other than the snow melting, the days becoming longer and the temperatures moderating, even though the calendar says differently, to me Easter marks the "official" arrival of spring. I remember … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Canucks Rock the New Year with a $550 CDN Giveaway

Okay, be honest, is anyone else feeling a little down after all the excitement of the past few weeks? I know I am.  I love all the hustle, bustle and fun of the recent holidays, but I always find this time of the year a little depressing. Nothing much to look forward to except a few bills rolling in...lol! So, in an attempt to make January a bit more fun, a group of Canadian bloggers (including myself), have banded together, to create a little January excitement. We pooled our resources and … [Read more...]

35 Amazing Christmas Treats You Will Love to Make

One of my favourite activities during the Christmas holidays is baking.  Back when I was first married, my mom and I started a tradition of getting together for a day long baking session. At the end of the day we each had tins full of cookies, squares and other holiday treats! Early in the morning, I would put on a big pot of coffee and apple cider, haul out some baking supplies, clear counter space and pop in some Christmas tunes.  My mom would arrive at my house early in the morning with … [Read more...]

Are you participating in the Itty Bitty Blogathon?

I'm very much looking forward to participating in the first ever, Itty Bitty Blogathon!  I have taken part in the three 72 hour Biannual Blogathon Bashes, and each time have been able to accomplish a lot! This is a mini version of the Biannual Blogathon Bash and lasts 24 hours.  The event begins Saturday March 23 10:00 AM EST/EDT and continues until Sunday March 24 10:00AM EST/EDT. If you want to join in, it's not too late; just make sure you have SIGNED UP at the event page to … [Read more...]

Earth Hour is Tonight, 8:30PM – 9:30PM (local time, wherever you are)

Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest grassroots environmental event in history – Earth Hour. Earth Hour asks individuals, businesses and governments around the world to turn off their lights for one hour to support urgent action on climate change. Earth Hour is happening tonight: Saturday, March 23 8:30pm – 9:30pm (wherever you are) All that is asked is for you to switch off your lights from 8:30pm – 9:30pm on … [Read more...]

Biannual Blogathon Bash ~ Winter Wrap-up Post ~

It was a fun and very busy week-end.  In addition to the usual week-end happenings, which included a dinner with two of my siblings and their spouses last evening,  I participated in my second Biannual Blogathon Bash. The Blogathon ran from 8AM Friday Jan 25th to 8AM Monday January 28th, that's a possible 72 hours of blogging! … [Read more...]

Watch as NORAD Tracks Santa!!

On December 24, 2012, NORAD is using Cesium and Bing Maps to show Santa's route . The 2D tracker works on all browsers. The 3D experience requires a web browser that supports WebGL, such as Chrome or Firefox. To see if your browser is supported, open the Cesium Viewer. If you see a 3D globe, your browser will be able to track Santa in 3D on December 24 by visiting the Track Santa page on www.noradsanta.org. … [Read more...]

~ Lest We Forget ~

By:  Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae,  May 1915 In Flanders Fields  In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,That mark our place; and in the skyThe larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.  We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,Loved, and were loved, and now we lieIn Flanders fields.  Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throwThe torch, be yours to hold it high.If ye break faith … [Read more...]

Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery ~ Display and Sale ~ Nov 5th – Dec 20th, 2012

I am thrilled to announce, Photographer, Catherine White will be having her framed work displayed at the prestigious Andrew and Laurel McCain Art Gallery in Florenceville-Bristol, NB. Catherine, talented photographer at Oak Lawn Images, and the artist behind the beautiful background image you see on all 2012 Gift Guide features was taken by this wonderfully talented photographer. … [Read more...]

Our volunteer shoreline cleanup! {Living Green}

The last few weeks I have been blogging a lot about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This past Sunday "I put my money where my mouth is", so to speak.  Along with several awesome volunteers I took on the task of cleaning a local shoreline along the Gondola Point Beach. The funny thing is, at first glance the beach appeared quite pristine, however, once we started looking near the fringes of the sand we discovered quite a few unsavoury items. Here is the lengthy list from our … [Read more...]