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90s Oak Table Makeover

$50 kijiji table makeover - Before

I’ve been searching for a new table and chairs for a really long time.  Our set was second hand when we got it and we’ve beaten on it really well.  I’d have kept it to make over but it wasn’t the right style or shape.  I finally found the perfect set and it was only […]

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Paleo Pineapple Chicken Skillet

paleo pineapple chicken

I love an easy weeknight meal that can be done all in one skillet, is healthy and that my kids will gobble up.  It’s a special thing isn’t it?  That dinner trifecta of ease, health and family acceptance.  Nobody wants to slave for hours over the stove, end up with a mess only to put […]

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Circulon Skillet Giveaway!


I’m continuing honey month with a giveaway from Circulon Canada which is launching this month in Canadian Tire stores.  I have for you a fine, non-stick skillet! I’ve been using mine often and have put it through the ringer with metal tongs and utensils and there’s not a scratch to be seen in the finish. […]

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Taking A Little Time for Me

Second Cup Flat White (1)

I don’t get away for coffee on my own very often so when it happens I revel in the opportunity for a treat.  I’ve been so out of bounds with sugar lately though – this summer I fell off the wagon hard.  But I’m back on the no sugar train now.  When I first gave […]

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It’s Like Sitting on the Sticky Part

photo by Samantha Nickerson of Peek Thru our Window

Have you ever had your maxipad twist adhesive side up so the sticky part is on your bits?  I know you have.  Well, that’s sort of what this September snow storm has been like.  The whole process takes a gal through a few stages. photo by Robin Farr of Farewell Stranger At first it just […]

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Three Unique Ways to Add Colour Outside

colourful flower pots

Adding colour is one of the easiest ways to customize your home.  When we moved into this builder’s beige new build house, one of the first things we did was add colour—on the walls, with our furnishings and with things like rugs and curtains. Interior colour choices are easier because there are so many products […]

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The Box Trolls – Prize Pack!

The Box Trolls Movie Poster

Hannah and I saw the preview to The Boxtrolls when we went to see Earth to Echo awhile back and I got happy happy because it’s right up my, I mean her, alley.  We’re so excited to see this movie!  It’s cute and quirky with a hint of dark humour which I love and the […]

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OshKosh / Carter’s $50 Giveaway


Going back to school is hard on the budget.  Heck, KIDS are hard on the budget!  They just keep eating and growing and all of a sudden they have nothing to wear!  I took the kids in to Carter’s / OshKosh  the other day and was blown away by the awesome prices in there.  $5 […]