Time to Improve Your Digestion!

improve your digestion

You’re definitely not the only one who feels it’s time to improve your digestion after the holidays! After some holiday stress and being out of routine, indulging in rich (and delicious) foods and caving to a few too many treats, my stomach is feeling out of sorts, to say the least. I am ashamed to admit that there were even a few days over the holidays when a single fruit or vegetable didn’t even enter my system! It’s time to get back into routine and focus on ways to improve your digestion. It’s amazing how much better you feel both … Continue reading

It’s Time to Organize Your Closet!

Do you struggle with what to wear every day? Is it time to organize your closet? Me too! The process of eliminating the items in my closet that were simply providing visual clutter and no joy to my life allows me to choose my daily outfits FASTER and to feel more organized. These hangers have been the main tool that helped me organize my closet. Why? You see, prior to my decision to organize my closet, my clothing hung on a variety of plastic hangers. Because they varied in thickness, shape and colour, it made my closet look disorganized right … Continue reading

Leftover Turkey Casserole

Leftover Turkey Casserole

My favourite leftover turkey casserole is called Turkey Divine. This is a dish that reminds me of my childhood as my Mom made it (and still does!) every Christmas with some of our leftover turkey. Turkey is delicious and nutritious and if you cook a large one, there are plenty of opportunities and ideas for how to use up your left overs. Of course, we always enjoy turkey sandwiches, however in our family we often buy a turkey that is so large we can get many meals out of the turkey leftovers. Turkey Divine Casserole cooked turkey (leftover dark or … Continue reading

Gift Ideas for Instant Pot Fans

Instant-Pot-Gift-Ideas

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}

holiday cards

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

Proper-Bone-Health

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

hostess-gift-ideas

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

Tips for Teen Drivers

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}

Blizzard Bucks Cash Prize

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

everyday cooking

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