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In the Age of the Mean Girl

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I look to the shampoo chair and she’s beaming as the stylist scrubs, washes and conditions her hair.  I explain that months ago, she’d cut her own hair and it had taken ages to grow long enough for a proper cut.  I agreed that she could have it chin length, as she wanted, and when […]

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Fisher-Price Smart Stages Mower Review

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  By Katie Edwards Katie writes about easy kids’ party ideas at Best Birthdays. She’s a librarian and researcher, and obviously a mom. She works for a non-profit in Calgary.   I have two kids under 5 years old, which means if we enter a toy store, we are there for at least an hour. […]

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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

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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!

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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

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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?

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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

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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 […]