Gift Ideas for Instant Pot Fans

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Have you hopped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet? Many people believe that this is a trend that you don’t want to miss out on. In fact, it may be a trend that sticks around for quite some time. If you know of someone who owns an Instant Pot and you need a gift idea for them, I have curated some Gift Ideas for Instant Pot Fans below. If you lead a busy life, but enjoy cooking OR serving homemade food for your family, it’s definitely time to consider how the Instant Pot might change your life. Now, for those … Continue reading

Holiday Cards – It’s Time to Order them Online NOW! {Giveaway}

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Happy December First! How is it that the holidays sneak up on me every.single.year? Doesn’t it seem like the kids go back to school, Thanksgiving happens and then BLINK, it’s Christmas time already? I sure do. Next year, I will start my holiday cards in September and get them done EARLY! Good intentions, right? I help my parents every year get their address labels in order. Last year, I kindly let my Mom know that I needed the information EARLY for this year. Thankfully, she remembered my request so that I could get everything done for her in plenty of … Continue reading

Take Charge of Your Bone Health

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There are so many different areas of our health that we must monitor. We’ve discussed the importance of good eye health in the past. However, when was the last time you gave your bone health some thought? Today’s post is meant to kick-start your thinking about what you are doing in your daily life to ensure that you have good bone health. Because our bones are what hold us up, they are a very important part of our body and not to be taken for granted. When I was young, my Mom made sure that I drank a glass of … Continue reading

Hostess Gift Ideas for the Holidays

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When attending holiday parties, it is always nice to bring a hostess gift with you. The question is, WHAT to give the hostess! If you’re like me and leave thinking of hostess gift ideas to the very last minute, this is where being an Amazon PRIME member is a huge life saver because you can choose a gift that will arrive on your doorstep within 24 hours! I have spent some time searching hostess gift ideas on Amazon for you in order to save you even more time. I have fully embraced this idea in my home and starting to … Continue reading

Safe Driving Tips for Teen Drivers in the Winter

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As I was deciding what categories an article about Teen Drivers would best fit, I had a brief moment of panic. Why? Because I realized that driving and learning to drive fit into the category of PARENTING! Some of you may be living this stage of your life already, but as you may know, I’m not quite there yet and it terrifies me! In a few short years, I will be coming back to this article for a reminder of how to keep teen drivers safe in the winter. For those of you with younger children, you might still be … Continue reading

CASH PRIZE: What Would You Do with an Extra $450? #BlizzardBucks {Giveaway}

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The holidays are a fun and joyous time for many. However, for some people the holiday time can be a challenge financially. This is where our Blizzard Buck Cash Giveaway comes into play. If you win, you may decide that you could use this cash to help you purchase gifts for others. You might decide, instead, to use it to treat yourself to something and that is ok too. And some other people might decide to use some of it to donate to their favourite charity. However the winner decides to use this cash prize, we know that it will … Continue reading

Everyday Cooking: New Canadian Cookbook Author Sandra Katanic

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Do you ever set goals and dreams? Perhaps ones that you think are so far out of reach, but you put them out there anyhow? Sandra Katanic of Everyday Cooking is one of those people who inspires others to go after their dreams and to never look back. “Dream and Believe in Yourself” Sandra Katanic Last night, I spent an incredible evening with Sandra Katanic, her friends and family, celebrating the launch of her very first cookbook: Everyday Cooking Real Food | Real People | Real Life. The event took place at Willow Springs Winery in Stouffville in a beautiful, … Continue reading

Travel Savvy Tips When Travelling with Kids

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Recently, I have spent some time with the two lovely women behind K+A Personal Concierge. They are full of amazing tips and are great at helping people make life easier. Who doesn’t want more time to do the things they love? One of the areas where I feel these two are experts is travel. They have come up with some amazing travel savvy tips when travelling with kids that you should read before you travel anywhere with your family. We absolutely love to travel. Before kids we didn’t think twice about spending a weekend snowboarding at a mountain resort, exploring … Continue reading

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes for Birthdays {Giveaway}

Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes

Birthday parties are a wonderful celebration, however birthday food can often be a challenge, especially if some of the guests need gluten free treats. This is why I was super excited when I came across this Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Recipe that has now become my “go-to” chocolate cake recipe. And now, I have turned it into Birthday Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes. Last year, at the Green Living Show, I came across Quinta Quinoa, a Canadian Quinoa producer. Actually, I was very intrigued when I learned that not only are they Canadian, but they are also in Ontario.   Quinoa … Continue reading

21 Days of Gratitude Challenge {Printable + Giveaway}

For me, October has become a month to focus on GRATITUDE. Because we celebrate Thanksgiving in October, we are already mindful of giving thanks. Not only that, my Norwex team also practices 21 days of Gratitude. Because I look forward to this, for so many reasons, and one of the items that I am most grateful for is my health, I wanted to share some non-traditional ways to be prepared for this upcoming cold season. With some crazy colds already floating around, I feel grateful every single day that my hubby, kids and I wake up healthy. I have created … Continue reading