Simply Stacie http://www.simplystacie.net Family, Finds & Inspiration Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:48:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 How to Survive a Kitchen Renovation http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/survive-kitchen-renovation/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/survive-kitchen-renovation/#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129442 Kitchen renovations will test your patience. I’m currently in the middle of one right now and it’s been a true test of character. They aren’t easy. It’s messy and chaotic, but I’m trying to be positive and remember the light at the end of the tunnel: a brand new kitchen. I tried to prepare ahead […]

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Discover the Best of Handmade Canada with Canadian Originals http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/canadian-originals/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/canadian-originals/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:27:53 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129499 It won’t come as a shock to you that I love subscription boxes. I feature a ton of them on this blog and subscribe to several personally. What’s unique about today’s post is that I’ve recently discovered a subscription box that celebrates all things Canadian. Normally, it’s American subscription boxes that ship to Canada, but […]

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Arm & Hammer Baking Soda Tips + Giveaway http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/arm-hammer-baking-soda-tips/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/arm-hammer-baking-soda-tips/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129399 Baking soda. We use this little orange box in our baking, cleaning and to keep our fridge smelling fresh. Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda has helped generations of Canadians with their household chores and baking for decades. I always have several boxes on hand because we use it so often in our home. Arm & […]

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Despicable Me 3 Giveaway http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/despicable-3-giveaway/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/despicable-3-giveaway/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:17:59 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129460 Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures. Despicable Me 3 is in theatres on June 30th! About the Movie Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions […]

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Fun Camping Activities for Kids http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/camping-activities-kids/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/camping-activities-kids/#comments Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:38:17 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129287 For when the novelty of sleeping outside wears off a little! So you’ve decided that a ‘staycation’ is in order and that a tech-free camping trip is your plan. Whether you are tenting it and cooking over an open fire or you’ve taken it up a notch to a yurt or other roofed options at […]

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Smurfs: The Lost Village + Giveaway http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/smurfs-lost-village/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/smurfs-lost-village/#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 14:26:28 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129453 Smurfs: The Lost Village debuts on digital TODAY (June 20th) and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 11th!  Look for it at Walmart and other retailers. Watching Smurfs: The Lost Village brought me back to my childhood in the early 80s. I remember waking up early every Saturday morning to watch my […]

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20 Quick & Easy Pasta Salad Recipes http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/20-quick-easy-pasta-salad-recipes/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/20-quick-easy-pasta-salad-recipes/#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129175 What’s not to love about pasta salad? It’s versatile and BBQ friendly. We eat it all the time at our summer BBQs. You can change it up easily and experiment with different flavours. It’s also super easy to whip up. I’ve rounded up 20 quick and easy pasta salad recipes that you can serve to […]

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20 Fresh & Delicious Fruit Salads http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/fruit-salads/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/fruit-salads/#comments Mon, 19 Jun 2017 12:13:32 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129181 Cool, sweet and refreshing. Fruit salads are like summer in a bowl. Enjoy them for dessert after a BBQ meal or for breakfast with your morning coffee. I’ve rounded up the best summer fruit salads from my fellow bloggers. Just a warning – you are going to have trouble deciding which ones to make. Maybe […]

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Introducing New Travel Contributor http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/travel-contributor/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/travel-contributor/#comments Sun, 18 Jun 2017 18:51:25 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129433 My team is expanding here at Simply Stacie! I’m bringing on a travel contributor. Angel is the perfect person for the job. She’s a world traveller who travels multiple times a year to various locations. Whenever I need travel advice, she’s my go-to person so I couldn’t think of anyone more perfect for the job. […]

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The House Giveaway http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/house-giveaway/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/house-giveaway/#comments Sat, 17 Jun 2017 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129424 Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures. All opinions on this blog are my own. The House is coming to theatres on June 30th! Who else is excited to see it? It looks hilarious! I couldn’t help but laugh as I watched the trailer. My daughter is going away to university in the […]

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Must-Haves for a New Baby http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/must-haves-new-baby/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/must-haves-new-baby/#comments Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:47:34 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129405 Lately, I’ve been having baby fever. I think it’s because all my friends and family are starting their families and there are babies everywhere! Though my family is now complete, I still can’t help feel that inkling of having another little one in the house. The feeling hit strongly after my sister, Laura, had a […]

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas to Help Dad Feel Like a Superhero http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/fathers-day-gift-ideas-superhero/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/fathers-day-gift-ideas-superhero/#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 14:19:37 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129385 As a little girl, I thought my dad could fix anything. He could whip up a mean breakfast, quickly fix any broken toys or electronics and kept our yard looking nice. Even as an adult, I still reach out to my dad whenever I need help with something. If my car breaks down or something […]

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7 Outdoor Summer Family Adventures in Niagara, Canada http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/7-outdoor-summer-family-adventures-in-niagara-canada/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/7-outdoor-summer-family-adventures-in-niagara-canada/#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=124113 If you only visit Niagara, Canada to witness the majestic beauty of Niagara Falls, then you are missing out. I say this because there is SO MUCH more to see and do in the region than just visit the Falls. I’m from Ontario and am close enough that we can drive there in a reasonable […]

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Pesto Chicken Pasta Salad http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/pesto-chicken-pasta-salad/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/pesto-chicken-pasta-salad/#comments Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:00:04 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129115 If you’re planning a BBQ this summer, don’t forget the sides. Yes, the meat is important, but so are the salads you serve along side. My faves are pasta salads. They are easy to make, versatile and so tasty! I’ve shared many pasta salad recipes on my blog over the years and I’m coming at […]

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Lemon Dill Dip http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/lemon-dill-dip/ http://www.simplystacie.net/2017/06/lemon-dill-dip/#comments Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:00:54 +0000 http://www.simplystacie.net/?p=129092 I’m coming at you today with another easy peasy summer dip recipe: Lemon Dill Dip! It’s creamy with a hint of tang and fresh dill flavour. You are going to love eating this one with some fresh veggies! Lemon and dill are the perfect flavour combination. You could use dried dill if you can’t find […]

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