Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe #GayLeaFoods

Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe #GayLeaFoods

We’re almost into October and all I can think of is Thanksgiving! Fall colours, cool wind, crisp air, and the warmth of Thanksgiving in the form of family and friends gathered at the dinner table to share thanks for the bountiful harvest. For Hubby, that also means celebrating with some Chocolate Chess Pie! Just thinking  of Thanksgiving dinner makes me hungry!  All of my favourite comfort foods in one meal!  Creamy mashed potatoes, sweet potato/candied yams, turkey, gravy, stuffing, cranb […]

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Plumbing Tips

Plumbing Tips

When you live on a farm and are on well water (not town water),  extra special attention needs to be made on what you put in your toilet.  We have a septic system, so we don’t really want any surprises, if you know what I mean! I was interested in hearing about Tammy Buchanan and what plumbing tips she has to share. As a plumber, founder of Small Jobs Plumbing - the first female owned and operated plumbing company in Nova Scotia – and mother to an eight-year-old boy, nobody knows clo […]

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Savoury Zucchini Bake

Savoury Zucchini Bake

With this being harvest season on the farm, I’ve been spending hours in the garden and in the kitchen!  In fact, I’m starting to feel like Mr. Fredricksen from the Disney movie, Up!  when he gets out of bed and stretches his back.  Being hunched over in the garden for hours sure does a number on my back.  I must be getting old! With all the zucchini we get every year, I have a bunch of recipes that call for zukes! Garden Harvest Spaghetti Sauce Zucchini Fritters Zucchini Marmalade Ch […]

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Ahhh…September!

Ahhh…September!

September seems to have come quickly!  It feels like I blinked and when I opened my eyes, Summer had passed and September had rolled in! Now, we’re already halfway through September!  How on earth did that happen?! On the farm, September is busy. Little One is in school and it’s harvesting time. Since we’re into the third week of school, Little One is getting settled into her back-to-school routine.  I do have to say that on Fridays I like to have some snuggle time with my big […]

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Tim Hortons #DoubleDoubleCard Twitter Party!

Tim Hortons #DoubleDoubleCard Twitter Party!

Road trips are the ultimate bonding experiences for families. I remember long road trips when I was a kid. My parents would pack up the vehicle and stick my brothers and me in the car for lengthy road trips from Montreal to New York, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to our ultimate destination…FLORIDA! We were no strangers to road tripping. Now I have my own little family and we are no strangers to road trips either! We just got back from a road trip and I have to say that Tim Hortons was a […]

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Mommy Guilt: I was THAT Mom

Mommy Guilt: I was THAT Mom

Yes, I was THAT Mom.  I refused to spend any time away from my child.  Even when I knew I was in dire need of some “me time“, I just couldn’t do it.  I couldn’t set time aside to just relax and do things for myself.  I suppose I just grew up with the mentality that motherhood is all encompassing and all consuming, and a mother never had “me time”. After all, my mother never needed “me time”.  My Mom did it all. She worked, she took care of three ki […]

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Summer Fresh #FreshSnacks Party AND a Giveaway!

Summer Fresh #FreshSnacks Party AND a Giveaway!

It’s the middle of the day and you’re feeling a bit peckish.  What do you reach for? One of our favourite snacks is Summer Fresh hummus and veg or hummus and crackers.  Our five year old daughter is a hummus monster!  She inhales hummus and carrots! Summer Fresh has convenient Summer Fresh Hummus Mini Dippers (4 packs) that come in Original, Roasted Garlic and Roasted Red Pepper. These are perfect for grabbing on the go, taking on road trips (in your cooler), packing in  your bag, or […]

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Keeping Your (Kids’) Stuff Together

Keeping Your (Kids’) Stuff Together

The art of keeping your kids’ stuff together. After about ten weeks of Summer vacation, you’ve gotten your kids back into back-to-school bedtime mode (yeah, right!) and have survived back-to-school shopping. You’re all set for another school year! Now that it’s back-to-school time, and you’ve gotten every single item off your kids’ school supplies list, how do you keep everything together? In the weeks to come, there may be missing shoes, a favourite hoodie in […]

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10 Tips for Back-To-School Online Safety #TELUSWISE

10 Tips for Back-To-School Online Safety #TELUSWISE

Today is Little One’s first day back at school.  For the past few weeks, we’ve been trying to get getting Little One back into back-to-school bedtime routine and preparing her for her school routine again.  With all the prepping we’ve been doing for back-to-school, one important thing should not be overlooked — The know-how to ensure our children are safe online. That’s right!  With kids being on mobile devices much younger than we were (I was in my twenties when I […]

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Heritage Park #VisitCalgary

Heritage Park #VisitCalgary

Family travel for us always has to include something that interests every member of our family.  Hubby is a history buff and enjoys educational trips to museums.  The man is a walking encyclopedia and a master of trivia.  I also love museums, but  enjoy the arts as well.  Theatre, art galleries, musicals, concerts, poetry readings…all my cup of tea.  Little One?  Well, she’s five years old and would be happy spending all her time wherever Mom and Dad are.  She really loves science an […]

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