The Me, Me, Me Epidemic

me epidemic

Parenting is HARD! Often, we don’t even realize that we are parenting in such a way that creates situations that are undesirable down the road until it is too late. Please tell me that I’m not the only one worried about the “Me, Me, Me Epidemic” that we seem to be facing with many of today’s youth? Please tell me that I am not the only parent who doesn’t want this for my children, but I’m not always sure how I can ensure this doesn’t happen? Are you tired of this 24/7, often over-stimulated, over-indulged, “can’t get enough” culture that … Continue reading

At the Cottage with Bugs

Cottaging with Bugs

The cottage with bugs is inevitable, right? Not everyone is a fan of bugs, however and bugs don’t love all people equally either! Oh, those bugs….I’m all for equality! Spread the love, will you? My daughter is a prime example of this. Mosquitoes absolutely adore her! We always joke that she is super sweet and that is why the bugs love her so much. Those bug bites on the back of her legs are just the start of our cottage trip last summer! Aside from the bugs, I am a HUGE fan of going to the cottage. When I was … Continue reading

Tips for a Family Game Day on a Rainy Day {Giveaway}

Mattel Family Games

There are many fun activities to do on a rainy day, but one favourite amongst many families is to have a Family Game Day! Pop some popcorn, clear off the dining room or kitchen table and play some of your favourite games together. Here are some helpful tips to make your Family Game Day a great success: Prepare Your Space – Transform your everyday living room into the ultimate game room! This can be as easy as ensuring there are enough cozy seats for everyone who is playing, turning on background music that is upbeat but not distracting and setting … Continue reading

CRAZY Simple Homemade NO KNEAD Bread

No Knead Overnight Bread

Last night, I went to a Norwex social. I always have such a fantastic time when I meet up with these amazing Norwex ladies as they are all so nice and welcoming. We share ideas, socialize and have lots of laughs together. Last night was our annual Sangria and PotLuck party and I’ll give you ONE GUESS what item I brought for the potluck – you got it right…my BREAD! You see, my blogging partner over at Canadian Moms Cook, Stacey introduced me to this recipe and I have been making it ever since. Whenever there is a potluck or … Continue reading

DIY Coconut Bath Scoops

DIY Coconut Bath Scoops

I am a huge fan of all natural skincare products and recently, I learned just how easy some of them are to make at home. In fact, Ashlee, the lovely lady who wrote up this tutorial for you, suggested that my 10 year old daughter and I could whip these up in about 15 minutes! Definitely a fun, little twist to tub time! These DIY Coconut Bath scoops are full of moisture and aromatherapy for the senses. How much fun would this activity be for a Spa-Themed Birthday party? Something tells me that once my daughter learns how to make … Continue reading

Ginger and Ylang Ylang Skincare from Shea Butter Market

Shea Butter

As some of you may or may not know, I absolutely LOVE Shea Butter Market products! They are hand crafted with love and care and their company ethics and values are something that I feel honoured to stand behind. Their natural skincare products are great quality and I have enjoyed everything that I have ever received from them. It is because of this that I would like to share an opportunity with you. Canada US Win and Save received the Ginger and Ylang Ylang Skincare line from Shea Butter market for review and she is giving away a Prize Pack … Continue reading

Delicious Summer BBQ Dry Rub Ribs

BBQ Dry Rub Ribs

When I was a kid, my all-time favourite ribs came from a locally owned restaurant: they were grilled dry, without any sauce on them, and covered in a savoury rub that made them exquisite on their own, and even more amazing when coupled with a sweet-hot sauce (added on your plate as a condiment would be). A few years ago I decided to set upon the adventure of recreating this recipe, or at least something inspired by it. The fruits of my labour yielded a recipe for rib rub and another for rib sauce. I prepare ribs for our family … Continue reading

Homemade Sweet Rib Sauce

Sweet Rib Sauce

As mentioned in the rib rub recipe, my preference is for a sauce to be added after grilling the ribs rather than during the grilling process. Unfortunately, we found that many of the commercially available sauces tasted nowhere near as good if they were used in this manner; it was almost as if they were designed to be cooked. Undaunted, I set out on an odyssey to come up with a rib sauce to compliment my dry ribs (which, if you force me to tell you, are kind of salty – but I would never admit that to the sodium … Continue reading

How to Teach Children How to Wash Their Hands {Giveaway}

live clean giveaway

My hands ALWAYS have to be clean. I cannot stand it if I have dirty hands. It is to the extreme folks! I am a bit of a germaphobe, but that is not what I am talking about. I am talking about the feeling of “not clean” hands. You know that feeling? Perhaps you don’t. Perhaps you weren’t blessed with first child syndrome like I am. Do you know what I’m talking about: first child syndrome? My Mom blames my persistent need to always have clean hands on being a first child. You see, as her first child, she constantly … Continue reading

Yengo Summer Shoes Giveaway

Yengo Summer Shoe Giveaway

Many women are known for their huge shoe collection. I’m not a typical woman in many ways and while I love shoes, the practical person in me has never gone down that path. However, I will tell you when I searched Yengo for a pair of summer shoes, there was great temptation that I didn’t know existed within me. Their wonderful selection of gorgeous, top quality summer shoes was incredible. I got sucked in for a LONG time trying to decide what pair I should choose! I finally landed on the Jambu Blossom Red Sandal Mary Jane. I really liked … Continue reading