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...]

The Contents of a Well-Stocked Pantry

We moved a couple of years ago and are now a bit of a drive from a major supermarket. There is a small store fairly close by, which is great for emergencies, but it's not well stocked. To save on time, gas and inconvenience, now more than ever, we find it important to have a well-stocked pantry (and fridge).  Banana Oatmeal Muffins made with pantry staples. With some basic pantry supplies on hand, you'll easily be able to prepare a family meal or a last-minute dinner for … [Read more...]

Take the Self-Care Day Challenge & Enter to Win 1 of 10 GC’s

This post is sponsored by Bayer. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.  Take the Self-Care Day Challenge — It’s time to take your health into your own hands! Let’s face facts, many of us lead incredibly busy lives. We are all super busy at home, at work, being a parent, being a spouse, balancing family life, meeting up with friends, maintaining our homes and the list goods on and on. We want to be everything to everyone and in doing so our own … [Read more...]

Chicken and Veggie Fajitas

A few days ago we went on a shopping trip to our local big box store to stock up on some essentials. Well, you can probably guess how that went — we came home with way more than just the essentials...hahahahaha! Really though, who can resist the great prices on all the fruits and vegetables? Apparently, not me! After a couple big dinners and a few appetizer veggie plates, we still had four peppers left that needed to be used ASAP.  So, whatever we made for dinner, had to include these … [Read more...]

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars (Only 5 Ingredients)

There’s often a very good reason for the longevity of some recipes. You know, the recipes your grandmother made, your mom made and now you make. The reason? The recipe is often easy to make and the resulting product always tastes...incredible! This is one of those recipes. It has only five simple ingredients, you don’t need any fancy equipment plus these Old-Fashioned Lemon Bars can be whipped up in no time at all. I recently took these to a family barbecue and my aunt told me, her mom … [Read more...]

42 of the Best Places to Stay in Canada {with Reviews}

Summer, in all its beautiful glory, has finally arrived!  Back in snowy, cold January, oh how I longed for these long, lazy days of summer. As well as a time for relaxing, summer is also a popular time for vacations. When we travel, be it by car or plane, we rarely fly by the seat of our pants, so to speak. I like to be organized, okay, okay...I can hear you all laughing...I’m a bit over the top with the organization, but at least I know it and I’m willing to admit it, unlike some people I … [Read more...]

Brookies ~ Part Brownie, Part Cookie

I heard about brookies a couple of years ago, but only recently tried making this fun combination of brownies and cookies. You can make brookies in cookie form or brownie form...I decided to try the brownie method.  I do admit, I am kind of hooked on brookies now, so I may try the cookie form soon...lol! What I did was use a premium brownie mix...*gasp*!!... I know, I know... a little bit of cheating but it worked like a charm and was so much easier than making both batters from … [Read more...]

Take Control of Your Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Disclosure: I have partnered with YMC and Hologic and have received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. As women, we all have menstrual cycles. These “periods” as they are commonly called, are a normal part of our body's way of preparing each month for a possible pregnancy. Many women breeze through their menstrual cycles.  Other than regularly changing pads or tampons, their period causes them little or no discomfort or inconvenience. They go about their daily lives as … [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...]

8 Ways To Build Big Flavour With Turkey On The Grill {w/Recipe}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored in partnership with Canadian Turkey. As always, all opinions are our own. I love this time of the year. The temperatures are finally starting to warm up and the long, glorious days of summer will soon "officially" arrive. Some of my favourite things about late spring and summer are the laid-back vibe, daylight lasting until almost 10 PM and barbecuing! On busy days, your BBQ can be your best friend!  Cooking on the grill allows you to prepare multiple … [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...]