Simply Stacie http://www.simplystacie.net Family, Finds & Inspiration Fri, 26 May 2017 13:16:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 4 Budget-Friendly Tips for Sprucing Up Your Backyard http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/budget-friendly-tips-sprucing-backyard/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/budget-friendly-tips-sprucing-backyard/#comments Fri, 26 May 2017 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129146 The weather is getting nicer and I’m wanting to spend more time outside enjoying it. However, I want to do so in style! Now is the time to start thinking about sprucing up your backyard and turning into a summer oasis. Don’t worry – it doesn’t need to cost a fortune. With a few simple, […]

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20 Sheet Pan Dinners to Make Tonight http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/sheet-pan-dinners/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/sheet-pan-dinners/#comments Thu, 25 May 2017 11:10:12 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129031 Lately, I’m all about easy dinners and sheet pan dinners are the perfect way to go. Less dishes = less mess = happy me! Everything cooks on one pan so clean up is a breeze. They are usually pretty quick to make, too. I’ve rounded up some of the best sheet pan dinners to make […]

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Cat Behaviours and What They Mean http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/cat-behaviours/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/cat-behaviours/#comments Wed, 24 May 2017 11:08:34 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129066 No, they’re not plotting to kill you and take over the world. There are so many jokes about cats and the possibility that they consider themselves to be superior beings, rulers of the household and, in all things, the master of their domain. There’s some truth in these jokes, so much so that when a […]

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Childhood Memories of Sporting Misadventures http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/childhood-memories-sporting-misadventures/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/childhood-memories-sporting-misadventures/#comments Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:08 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129122 Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Little, Brown & Co. All opinions and experiences are my own. Sometimes when I’m reading a book, an illustration or situation jogs a memory. It can be the smallest thing like a line a character says or something that occurs in the storyline. That happened to me while I […]

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What Not to Miss in Edmonton http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/edmonton/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/edmonton/#comments Mon, 22 May 2017 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=128836 The Big E, or E-town, is known for a lot of things, both officially and unofficially. It’s the volunteer capital of Canada, the heart of Canada’s Great North West, Canada’s Festival city and Canada’s Richest Mixed Farming District. So if you’re planning to spend some time in the Big E, the first and last questions […]

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Get Your Grill On with Walmart Canada http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/grill-walmart-canada/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/grill-walmart-canada/#comments Fri, 19 May 2017 15:19:09 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129040 If you need me this long weekend, look for me by the BBQ! It’s the perfect time of year to dust off the ol’ BBQ and get cooking some delicious food. I know what will be on my grill: 100% Canadian AAA Angus Beef from Walmart. Yes, you read that correctly. Walmart now sells 100% Canadian AAA […]

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Giveaway http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/diary-wimpy-kid-long-haul-giveaway/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/diary-wimpy-kid-long-haul-giveaway/#respond Thu, 18 May 2017 12:19:11 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129068 Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is coming to theatres on May 19th! About the Movie In DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL, based on the record-breaking book series, a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes […]

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Creamy Salsa Dip http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/creamy-salsa-dip/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/creamy-salsa-dip/#comments Wed, 17 May 2017 11:02:23 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=128964 This Creamy Salsa Dip can be thrown together in a matter of minutes! It reminds me of the cream cheese layer in my mom’s recipe for Layered Taco Dip. It’s only three ingredients: salsa (obviously), cream cheese and sour creamy. It’s so yummy! Serve it with fresh veggies like I did here or tortilla chips. […]

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What Not to Miss in Ottawa http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/ottawa/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/ottawa/#comments Tue, 16 May 2017 11:44:30 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=128633 Things to eat, see and do in the nation’s capital! Ottawa, or the city formerly known as Bytown. Okay, it was known as that until 1855 so we’re not talking ‘recent’ history, but some people still use the moniker when referring to the city that sits where the Rideau Canal meets the Ottawa River. Whatever […]

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20 Free Father’s Day Printables http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/free-fathers-day-printables/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/free-fathers-day-printables/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=127894 Celebrate the dads in your life with some free Father’s Day printables! You’ll find items you can use for gift-giving, decorating, kids activities and more. Show dad how much he means to you! I’ve rounded up 20 freebies for you to use for Father’s Day. Enjoy! Free Printable Father’s Day Cards from carrieelle.com Printable Father’s […]

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Wonder Woman Trailer http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/wonder-woman-trailer/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/wonder-woman-trailer/#comments Sun, 14 May 2017 23:00:16 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129001 Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures. All opinions on this blog are my own. Wonder Woman is coming to theatres on June 2nd! About the Movie Power of a goddess. Heart of a hero. Gal Gadot is #WonderWoman, in theaters June 2. From Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment comes the epic […]

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How to Throw the Perfect Backyard BBQ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/throw-perfect-backyard-bbq/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/throw-perfect-backyard-bbq/#comments Sun, 14 May 2017 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=128949 Backyard family BBQs are one of my favourite things about summer. I love to entertain friends and family with lots of good food and lively conversation. The weather is finally nice (no more snow!) and I’m in the mood to hang out with the people I love the most. I’ve always enjoyed outdoor entertaining and I […]

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Spicy Egg Muffins http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/spicy-egg-muffins/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/spicy-egg-muffins/#comments Fri, 12 May 2017 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=128848 Everything tastes better when you add cheese! I love using cheese in my recipes to add extra flavour and loads of ooey gooeyness! Armstrong Cheese, a favourite cheese brand of mine, recently came out with three new delicious cheese flavours: Garlic and Herb, Havarti and Monterey Jack with Jalapeno. Yum! If you aren’t yet acquainted […]

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Banana Chocolate Cake http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/banana-chocolate-cake/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/banana-chocolate-cake/#comments Thu, 11 May 2017 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=128880 You know the saying that food is the way to a man’s heart? I’m thinking it’s also the way to a mother’s heart, too. With Mother’s Day coming up, why not bake mom an unforgettable treat made with love? I’ve got the perfect recipe for you that she will absolutely love! It’s easy for the […]

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Banana Split Brownies http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/banana-split-brownies/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/05/banana-split-brownies/#comments Wed, 10 May 2017 11:21:00 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=128868 It is hard to improve on a brownie, but these banana split brownies are a fun twist. Banana splits were always a huge treat growing up. I remember feeling like I hit the jackpot if my parents took us out to the ice cream shop for a banana split. It is hard to beat the […]

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