Find History & Adventure in Niagara Falls, New York


I have been to Niagara Falls many times in my life, most often on the Canadian side of the border. As it often happens when one lives in close proximity to a landmark or tourist attraction, I grew to take the falls for granted and failed to see their grandeur. That was corrected somewhat when […]

Join the #StaplesGoingBack Twitter Party Wed., Aug. 27th 7pm EST

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I have been picking up back to school clothing for several weeks, and the clothes are getting labeled and ready to take on a new year. I was feeling prepared until I suddenly realized that school starts in one week and I haven’t bought anything but clothes. My younger kids are heading to grades 2, […]

Entree Recipe: Chicken & Garden Vegetables

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I am looking for healthy and delicious ways to cook my garden vegetables, and also ways to make a meal quickly and easily. With bowls full of tomatoes, a fridge full of zucchini and some chicken breasts ready to cook, I went to work on this recipe. It doesn’t necessarily photograph well, but it tasted […]

Win a Copy of Ripley’s Reality Shock {Canada}

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Prepare for a dose of shock and “awwww” as Ripley Publishing’s new book Reality Shock! is now on sale. With all new content Reality Shock! is a mix of “can’t bear to look, but can’t look away” stories, people, facts and photos. It’s just the ticket for teens and tweens, whether they’re reluctant readers or […]

Garden Vegetable Recipe: Zucchini Bread

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I have been picking zucchini from my garden for weeks and the fridge is really starting to fill up! I have grilled zucchini and stuffed zucchini and today I got busy making one of my favourite treats, zucchini bread. I made this double chocolate zucchini bread that is shown below and it was amazing! The […]

Win a $50 Shell Gift Card {Canada}


This has been a summer full of road trips for my family, and for many of our friends and family too! I love taking in the scenery while traveling along a new piece of highway, and I enjoy stopping at the local restaurants and shops along the way. A trip taken by car may take […]

72 Hour Flash Giveaway! #ShineStrong {Canada}

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Beautiful is the strength it takes to reach for your dreams, to speak a little louder, to stand up for what you believe in and to not apologize for it. And that’s what we want to recognize and celebrate! #ShineStrong is an exciting movement designed to empower women around the world to be strong and […]

Join the #Eggcited4Eggs Twitter Party Aug. 28th 8pm

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With back to school on the horizon I am starting to think about our school year routine. My children have been sleeping in past 9am most mornings, which I have enjoyed immensely, but those days need to end and I need to ensure that they are getting up early enough to enjoy a healthy breakfast. […]

Join the #HealingMix Twitter Party Tues., Aug. 26th 8pm EST

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Having babies is hard work. I had my first when I was young and full of energy, but juggling my college studies and a busy baby boy zapped that energy pretty quick. As a breastfeeding Mom I couldn’t tap into my caffeine addiction too much or it would have a negative impact on my son, […]

IKEA Launches Hypnotizing Time Travel Experiment #IKEAtimetravel


Would you like to have a sneak peek into your future? What if the future wasn’t quite as bright as you hoped? IKEA helps young couples get a glimpse of their future, or at least a possible future, and not necessarily one that they want. Hey, at least the furniture was nice! It’s no ordinary […]