carrot ginger soup

Summer is here and that means hot days, backyard barbecues and spending time with the people you love.  No one wants to spend hours upon hours in the kitchen doing food prep. That’s why I’m thrilled to add the Hamilton Beach MultiBlend™ Blender & Food Processor to my small appliance collection. It makes short work of all… 

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Kicking Off Summer Fun with A Little High Speed…Learning?

hotwheels 1

Today is officially the last day of school. While I am thrilled that early mornings, lunches and last minute homework are going to be things of the past, at least for a short while, the thought of keeping the kids brains sharp and occupied over the next two month is in the forefront of my mind. Thank goodness for… 

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Build Your Own #BackYardBeeHotel

bee on Sunflower

Save the Bees! It’s one battle cry that I’ve heard and been inspired by. While I may not like having them buzz around me I know that we need pollinating species of bees to continue enjoying some of our favourite fruits and veggies, like strawberries, apples and Cauliflower. Without the bees to pollinate these plants, and… 

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How We Failed the YMCA Healthy Me Week Challenge #ConvosWithOurKids


  A photo posted by Julia Gabriel (@nugglemama) on Jun 1, 2015 at 6:30pm PDT   Last week you might have seen a number of tweets from me under the hashtag #ConvosWithOurKids. It was all part of the YMCA Healthy Me Week Challenge where our goal was to sit down and discuss healthy living and… 

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This or That


It’s my party and I’m trying to decide what I want to get myself. I’d love your help choosing between the two items pictured below! In this swing chair from Lowes.ca I can see myself relaxing on my back porch, enjoying a book while the kids run amok. This Schwinn bike from Canadian Tire would… 

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