Days After the Ottawa Shooting

Days After the Ottawa Shooting

I sat in absolute silence.  The house was so still that I  could hear nothing but the humming of the fridge and the computer. Then I cried. Shock. Numbness. Fear. Sadness. I wept for the loss of a man I had never known or had never met.  I wept for his family and loved ones.  I wept for a nation that would forever remember this man. The Ottawa shooting is a tragic event that has shaken Canadians everywhere. The shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo shocked me because it was a rude awakening.  I feel a […]

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#WordlessWednesday: Blueberry Lemon Piecaken!

#WordlessWednesday: Blueberry Lemon Piecaken!

It’s been ages since I last posted a Wordless Wednesday photo.  I was going through my 2279 photos on my BlackBerry Z30 and thought I should delete a few. I came across some photos of the birthday cake I baked for my friend, GadgetGirl the other month.  It’s a Blueberry Lemon Piecaken! Not sure what a piecaken is?  Check it out on my Piecaken Fest post.  My friend, Ultimately Chocolate also has a blog dedicated to the all-mighty piecaken. I lover her recipes. Visit her blog over here […]

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Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

This post could be alternately entitled “How to Teach Kids to Have a Social Filter”.  Open Mouth, Insert Foot is quite fitting though.  Oh, I have tons of Open Mouth, Insert Foot moments that I wish I could double back and erase.  My brain and mouth don’t often work together and aren’t always on the same track.  With kids, it’s different though.  They’re just learning social etiquette. Little One is proof of this. Let me first say that I absolutely love that m […]

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Shop and Save with your Target REDcard

Shop and Save with your Target REDcard

I have a confession.  My name is Christine, and I love shopping.  I also love shopping and saving.  That sounds like an oxymoron.  The truth is, I love loyalty rewards programs. Why not save a bit at stores you frequent anyway, right? Target REDcard Details: Did you know that Target Canada offers a REDcard program that allows Canadian shoppers to save 5% every day on already low prices at Target stores** using either a REDcard debit or credit card?   REDcard Debit card   The Target REDcard debit […]

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Yikes! Sensitive Teeth! #PGmom

Yikes! Sensitive Teeth! #PGmom

All my life, I have never had any issues with my teeth.  As a kid, I didn’t get many cavities.  As an adult, I have none.  Ha! I guess my only issues (which weren’t really issues) have been a mild under bite and a tooth that is turned 90 degrees. That tooth looks like I’ve got one fang.  I know. Weird.  I’ve never been bothered by either of those “issues”.  I did have a retainer when I was a pre-teen, to rectify the situation.  I hated my retainer.  It was the […]

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Lots of Halloween Fun with Target #TargetTrickorTWEET

Lots of Halloween Fun with Target #TargetTrickorTWEET

Those who know me know just how much I love Halloween!  I love prepping for parties, whipping up spooktacular treats, and decorating our home. I love cooking and throwing parties, and Halloween is no exception. This year, I found lots of fun items for Halloween at Target! For all your Halloween party planning needs, Target has it all.  From cute Halloween-themed napkins, straws, plates and cups to decorations to turn your home into a spooky haunted house, you’ll find lots of variety at Tar […]

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5 Fun Halloween Ideas #KinderMom

5 Fun Halloween Ideas #KinderMom

Goblins and witches, and skeletons! Oh, my!  Werewolves and bats, and zombies too! Halloween is right around the corner and we’re getting pretty excited.  We’ve got some fun Halloween activities to share! 5 Fun Halloween Ideas Halloween Bento Lunches Bring a smile to your child’s face with some fun Halloween themed bento lunches.  Cute Halloween Lunchbox Love notes can be found here and are the perfect companion for those spooktacular school lunches! The photo above is of Korea […]

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I’m As Free As A Bird Now

I’m As Free As A Bird Now

Friday mornings in the Fall always leave me feeling a bit pensive.  I reflect upon the week that has just passed and plan for the week ahead.  I make sure meals are planned, all my projects, meetings with clients and work for the week to come are planned out and penciled onto my calendar.  In between family, work, the farm, the house, I occasionally get a few precious minutes to enjoy a tea and sit by my kitchen window and write a thoughtful blog post. If I’m lucky. I was going through box […]

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CAA Game of Life Twitter Party! #CAAGOL

CAA Game of Life Twitter Party! #CAAGOL

You know that the Game of Life – CAA Edition is back and even bigger and better, right?  You’be been playing every day too, right? I’ve been tweeting with lots of people who have been playing every day and some have told me that they’ve won prizes!  How exciting is that? Know what’s also fun? Twitter parties, that’s what! Excited to let you know about a super fun #CAAGOL Twitter Party coming up! When: Thursday, October 23 2014 between 12-1 EST Where: Twitter, […]

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BlackBerry Passport: What You Want to Know #BBElite

BlackBerry Passport: What You Want to Know #BBElite

As BlackBerry Elite members, we are privy to info and updates and all things BlackBerry.  As a BlackBerry Elite, I am excited to share BlackBerry news and info with my readers.  I’m always excited when new products are released. I’m even more excited to share an interview with fellow BlackBerry Elite, Pat Wallace.  Pat was great enough to do us the honour of talking about what he thinks of the new BlackBerry Passport. Life on Manitoulin: Pat Wallace, as a BlackBerry Elite, how do you […]

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