18 Beauty Subscription Boxes for Canadians

18 Beauty Subscription Boxes for Canadians

I was brainstorming Mother’s Day gifts and trying to figure out some gift ideas that would suit my mom. Beauty subscription boxes were one of the first things to pop in my head. Heck, I’d like a subscription (or two). I think it would make a thoughtful gift and one that mom can enjoy months… [read more]

Easy Mustard Chicken

Easy Mustard Chicken

What is your favourite cut of chicken? Though I’m fond of all varieties, I tend to lean towards chicken breasts. I always have a few packages of boneless, skinless chicken breasts on hand. They are like a canvas just waiting for you to add your own unique twist or in this case, flavour. I like… [read more]

EnviroKidz Celebrate-the-Earth Giveaway


2015 will be the 45th anniversary for Earth Day. My earliest memory of Earth Day goes back to 1989. We learned about it in my grade six class. I remember making crafts and talking about the impact of pollution in science class. We didn’t really celebrate it at home though and reducing, reusing and recycling… [read more]

Memories of Baking with Grandma #MyScentStory

Memories of Baking with Grandma

The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind. – Thalassa Cruso  Do you ever catch a whiff of a familiar fragrance and have memories flood back about a particular time in your life? It’s happened to me a number of times… [read more]

Spring Loop Giveaway


Spring is in the air and I’ve teamed up with some FANTASTIC friends to do a giveaway on Instagram!! Each of us love Instagram (and probably spend too much time there) so we thought it was time to reward the folks who follow us. There are 5 of us involved, soberjulie, tammileetips, thislilpiglet, simplystacieblog and… [read more]

Show Cars.com Your #newcarface to Win Big


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cars.com. All opinions and experiences expressed are 100% my own. 2014 was a big year for me. I bought a house and a new car. The house was planned ahead of time, but purchasing the car wasn’t. I held out as long as I could with my nine year old… [read more]

20 Books to Read about Mothers & Daughters

20 Books to Read about Mothers & Daughters

Some of my favourite books were about mothers and daughters. They remind me of my relationship with my own mother. It’s not perfect by any means, but I love her with all my heart. I know she feels the same way about me. My own love for my two daughters can’t be put into words.… [read more]

INTERAC® 21 Day Credit-Free Challenge


My dad’s a smart man. He instilled in us early on the importance of sticking to a budget and saving money for a rainy day. One of his favourite sayings was, “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” He’d usually reply with that saying when my sisters or I would ask for some outrageously expensive toy that we… [read more]