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Samsung Galaxy Giveaway for Awareness

Samsung Galaxy Core

I recently signed up for #10ways10days and pledged to take 10 actions for women in the lead up to International Women’s Day.  Day three is Awareness and I thought that leveraging my blog to give away a phone might be a good way to do that.  Today I have a brand new Samsung Galaxy Core […]

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Books at Home = More Reading.


If you’ve been around here for a while you’ll have picked up on the fact that I’m a huge literacy supporter. If an opportunity comes my way to champion reading, I’ll snag it.  Books and stories are some of the best things in life and I strongly believe that reading is our future.  I read […]

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Coffee Bar Free Printable Art

free coffee bar printable

I recently aquired a new coffee maker.  I had one of those single pod machines prior and it served me well but I was ready to graduate to something that offered more choice.  I no longer wished to be at the mercy of the pod makers in terms of beans.  I wanted to be able […]

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Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker

Breville YouBrew Coffee Maker

Coffee runs the gamut from high tech to low.  There are very primitive devices that work pretty dang well and there are brewers that scan information on how to make your joe from barcodes.  It’s pretty incredible. One thing I do know is that coffee is loved no matter how it’s made. I know you […]

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Event Listing – Disney on Ice Princesses and Heros


Disney on Ice is coming back to Calgary with their presentation of Princesses and Heros!  My daughter went last year and really enjoyed herself, in fact, she’s been asking when it will be Disney on Ice time again.   Performing at The Stampede Corral from March 18 – 24, 2015, audiences will be transported to […]

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Berry Lemon Baked Oatmeal

lemon berry baked oatmeal

Every week since I posted about the Peaches and Cream baked oatmeal for Table Talk, we have had a baked oatmeal dish of some sort for Sunday brunch.  I am not exaggerating.  Every.  Week. We look forward to it all week long.  We tease each other over who will get the last spoonful.  I made […]

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$200 Spring Clean Head Start


Heather Draper has over 10 years experience as an interior designer, boasting a solid and loyal following across Canada with regular appearances on Citytv’s Breakfast Television and Global Calgary Morning News. A born-and-raised Calgarian, Heather spent several years as founding partner in an interior design firm in Victoria, British Columbia. In 2012, she made the move back east of the Rockies and The […]

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Win Winefest Tickets! #yyc #calgary

winefest tickets

  I’m really excited to have a pair of Winefest tickets to give away!  Winefest is one of my most favorite events of the year and it’s such a treat to go and indulge in all that it has to offer.  Food, wine, chatter and fun are all rolled into one fantastic session.  Be prepared […]

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What to Look for in Thrift Stores to Resell


My post about Starting a Side Business Flipping Used Furniture seems to have been of interest.  I’m so glad!  So I thought I’d follow it up with some examples of what to look for when you’re out at thrift shops or scouring VarageSale and Kijiji.  These are the sorts of items that can be easily […]

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Quick and Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

These gluten free peanut butter cookies are super easy to make from a cake mix!

I partially made this recipe because it’s a quick and easy gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe, and man, I like peanut butter cookies.  And I partially made this recipe to show off the vintage cookie jar my sister gave me for Christmas.  It’s awesome AND useful and I love the things I collect to […]