Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone and Cheese the Day!

Oreo Cheesecake-3

How many times have you been standing staring into the depths of your pantry wondering if you can pull off dinner or dessert with what you have available, or is this the day that you make the mad dash to the grocery store to get everything you need. I know I have been there, done… 

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Dehydrate ALL the Things with the Hamilton Beach Food Dehydrator #Giveaway

food dehydrator

There are not many products that come through my door that get my hubby excited. The Hamilton Beach Food Dehydrator however already has him excitedly planning to “Jerky All The Meat”. While his thoughts turn to all the meat he can dehydrate my first thoughts went straight to making the kids “all the snacks”. It can be hard… 

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They’re Going Back to School! Join Me for the Staples #BTSReady Twitter Party Thursday August 20th at 8PM EDT


With Five kids to get ready I like to think of myself as a well seasoned veteran at the back to school shopping gig. I’ve shopped sales, shopped around, shopped early and stocked up, but nothing has saved me quite as much money as skipping all that and going straight to the place that specializes… 

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Kids eyewear

If there is one thing I know, it’s kids glasses. Before I was a mom to a handful of kids with glasses I spent over a decade as an optician helping kids pick out their first pair of glasses. This past year I jumped back into the industry part-time and I have to say, working with… 

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Buttercup’s #MixedFeeding Journey + #Giveaway


It’s been a month since Buttercup and I embarked on our mixed feeding journey with Iams, and what a fun, but sometimes trying one it has been. We were sent a selection of hard and soft food that included IAMS®Proactive Health™Smart Puppy Original dry kibble and wet food. Since we had been feeding her Acana k and the occasional tin of Cesar… 

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Picnic Fun has Just Begun – #LetsDoPicnic with Maple Leaf Foods

#LetsDoPicnic Twitter Party

It’s time to head outdoors and take in everything summer has to offer before the cold blast of winter hits again. There isn’t a better way to spend a summer day than grabbing a few of your favourite people and heading outside to enjoy a meal, unless it’s chatting all things picnic in the same… 

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I’m Cooling Off With #MenchiesMyWay #Giveaway

Menchie's Calgary

Nothing says summer quite like a stop at your favourite frozen food purveyor. Since leaving Quebec we have been missing “our” ice cream shop, so I was thrilled when I discovered something new and wonderful just a few blocks from where I work. Something I didn’t expect to enjoy so much. Frozen yogurt to me, as… 

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7 Ways to Make Family Dinners Fun

Family meal times are some of the most important moments in any day. It’s a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of getting to and from activities, cleaning and all the other mundane tasks that keep us apart as a family. We aren’t always able to sit down and connect so when we can… 

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