Healthier Butter Tarts

Healthier Butter Tarts

I know, I know, you don’t believe me that there is such thing as HEALTHIER Butter Tarts, but please do know that I have found the solution! And the best part is that it combines my Grandmother’s Traditional Butter Tart Recipe and makes it slightly healthier. Now, I want you to understand that I am not magical, these are definitely not HEALTHY Butter Tarts, but they can be considered a HEALTHIER Butter Tart, so read on to find out how I discovered this. The goodness of a Butter Tart is all in the FILLING, would you not agree? That is … Continue reading

Grandma’s Butter Tarts {RECIPE}

Grandmas Butter Tarts

Butter Tarts are definitely one of my weaknesses! I absolutely love how they melt in your mouth. My favourite kind are with just a few raisins. This recipe is from my Grandmother. When I was in University, my parents left me alone for the entire summer as they went up to the cottage. I was so excited to have the house to myself, but specifically, I was excited to bake in the kitchen. My Mom didn’t love it when I asked to bake in her kitchen (I think it was because of the mess that I often created as I … Continue reading

Easy School Lunches with Schneiders Simply Lunch {Giveaway}

Schneiders Simply Lunch

I know that I really shouldn’t leave packing lunches to the morning, but I do. It is our routine and I just cannot seem to get into the habit of packing up lunches the night before, despite the fact that it would make our mornings smoother! That is why when I was introduced to Schneiders Simply Lunch, I was very excited! There are mornings where we all sleep in and packing lunches is a last minute panic. There are two lunch kits available: Ham & Cheese lunch kit includes smoked ham slices, Colby cheese, wheat crackers and chocolate chip cookies … Continue reading

Give Mama the Gift of WINE!

Gift of Wine

Do you ever have “one of those days”? Of course you do! All Moms have “those days” – some more often than others. After a long or difficult day, I often enjoy sitting down with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine to unwind. Giving myself permission to have the gift of wine is something that I need to do more often! Sometimes, when I still have some unwinding to do, I will go on a walk, plugin my earbuds and listen to my favourite music. I know some friends who enjoy taking a nice, long bath. Whatever … Continue reading

Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway

Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway

Last week, I shared with you a recipe for Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt. It is the perfect time of year to think about making your own frozen yogurt, as the weather starts to get warmer. However, with the warmer weather and the spring changes, also comes those dreaded allergies. Today, I’m bring you an opportunity to win an Orange Naturals Spring Defense Kit Giveaway to help you (or your family members) tackle those seasonal allergies! I never used to have allergies. However, something happened after becoming a Mom and I am now blessed with seasonal allergies as well as a … Continue reading

Are You Emergency Prepared in your Home? {Giveaway}

Prepared for an Emergency

Do you know what to do in an emergency situation like a fire, earthquake, flood or ice storm? If stuck at home with your family, would you be able to make it 72 hours until help arrives? It may seem like a hypothetical situation, but considering Canada experienced 6,235 forest fires and 169 earthquakes in 2015, being emergency prepared is something that every household should consider. Including your children in the plan is important as well. Being emergency prepared may not only help your family in an emergency, but it may also help with the survival of friends and neighbours. … Continue reading

Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt

Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt

The warmer weather is coming and I don’t know about your kids, but mine LOVE a cold treat on a warm day! We don’t tend to keep ice cream in the freezer because it is just too tempting and not a healthy option. BUT, my daughter and I have discovered a healthy cold treat that is easy to make, healthy and delicious! A perfect combo that is welcome in my freezer any time. Let me tell you about our Homemade Probiotic Frozen Yogurt creation.   You can make this delicious treat in three easy steps: Pour some plain or vanilla … Continue reading

3 Steps to a CLEAN Stainless Dishwasher

Clean Stainless Dishwasher

This post about having a CLEAN Stainless Dishwasher is brought to you by Finish and The Co. Are you like me? As soon as you can smell Spring in the air, I get that “itch” or “cleaning bug” to Spring Clean my home, both inside and out. There is nothing more satisfying than knowing that every nook and cranny has been cleaned and organized. There are a few areas that sometimes suffer neglect and I am the first to admit that the inside of my dishwasher is one of those places. However, this is no longer the case for me … Continue reading

Pregnant? New Mom? Visit the Spring Babytime Show 2016

babytime show twitter party

Attending a vendor show when you are pregnant or a new Mom is very exciting, but also can be extremely draining. I highly recommend that you read my tips for attending a trade show post before you attend the spring babytime show 2016 in order to make it the best experience for you (and your little one) as possible. Perhaps you would like to WIN some tickets or some amazing prizes? Be sure to drop into the #BabyTime16 Twitter party! To participate in the Spring Babytime Show 2016 TWITTER PARTY on April 14th, 9-10pm ET, follow the hashtag #BabyTime16 and … Continue reading

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

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Yes, it is SPRING! BUT, just because the season has arrived doesn’t mean that we are getting the full amount of sunshine as our bodies require. Vitamin D is traditionally called the “sunshine vitamin”. In fact, according to the Orange Naturals blog, a large proportion of Canadians are actually deficient in vitamin D. Why are so many Canadians deficient in vitamin D?   It is possible that as a society, we are spending more time indoors than ever. Sun protection has also become a priority for many, which leads to people covering their skin with clothing to protect them from … Continue reading