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Filling up the Walls

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We have delicious high ceilings in this house which we love.  They make things seem so open, airy and light, but they also leave giant walls to fill.  Lots of huge open spaces means things can feel a bit sparse and undone.  The task of filling up our wall space has been a bit overwhelming […]

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Holiday Candied Popcorn Bars

Christmas popcorn bars

Going into the holiday season, I love having a treat recipe up my sleeve that will please everyone, is easy to make and doesn’t break the bank.  This is such a recipe.  These candied popcorn bars are so simple, yet they are sticky and satisfying and hit the right note for holiday entertaining.  The great […]

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$100 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

TOMS Target

Guys, I have some awesome news;  tomorrow (Nov 16th) TOMS is launching a limited edition collection at Target Canada stores.  Now, I’m sure you know about TOMS shoes and their one for one giving program where they give a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair they sell – but now, […]

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Holiday Happiness – $200 Second Cup Prize Giveaway!

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What’s better than the tree? Better than the shopping?  Better than the twinkle lights and the fa-la-la and the curly ribbon bows?  One of my favorite things about the impending holiday season is a yummy holiday latte.  Gingerbread lattes and whipped cream and Eggnog Lattes and Candy Cane Lattes and even a Holiday London Fog […]

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Fat Elvis Cake

peanut butter banana cake

My husband’s birthday is coming up and he has quite the sweet tooth.  I usually put aside the daily low sugar mantra for his birthday cake because he loves chocolate and sweetness and all those decadent things.  I did stay on the gluten free track however, so we could all enjoy this and boy oh […]

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Treasure Hunting with VarageSale.com

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By Brooke Berry I love to have a project on the go. I can often be found searching through garage sales, the online classified sites, and friends selling items on facebook. Whether its finding a piece of furniture to update or refinish, or just finding a great deal, I love the thrill of the search. […]

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What is We Day Really About?

Forbes quote

I never know where to begin when talking about We Day.  It’s such a HUGE and overwhelming day.  There is so much going on and so much energy and so much hope.  There’s hope in each and every child’s eyes as they listen to experts and mentors and innovators speak to them about all that […]

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Gluten Free Focaccia Salsa Bread

Sabra Focaccia Bread

Most of the time, finding foods to eat and share with a crowd that are also gluten free isn’t super hard. Cheese, salami, olives, salsas, chips and so much party food is naturally gluten free.  But if you’re like me, and putting a spread out on the buffet for people to nibble on, you’ll feel […]

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Mudroom Makeover!

mudroom mirror

We are heading into winter here and I knew we had a major problem on our hands.  At our back door, the one off the garage, the one we use all winter long, is a mud room.  It’s small, but I’m so thankful we have it because winters in Alberta are muddy and wet and […]

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Think Sex Trafficking Isn’t a Canadian Problem? Think Again.

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By Kathleen Shaver I had the privilege of being able to attend the Canadian Women’s Foundation Calgary Breakfast last week.  The subject being discussed at this event is a subject no one wants to address, let alone acknowledge as being an issue right here in Canada:  Human Trafficking.  What is human trafficking?  It is the […]