Always #LikeAGirl ~ Super Bowl XLIX Ad {plus a giveaway}

Always #LikeAGirl ~ Super Bowl XLIX Ad {plus a giveaway}

I always hated the words “she throws like a girl” or “she runs like a girl”.  What does that even mean? Well, simply put, doing something #LikeAGirl and being #LikeAGirl means you do things with all your heart and with your very best efforts.  It also means owning your actions and not apologizing for being #LikeAGirl. I’m a mother of a daughter and I don’t want my child growing up thinking that doing something like a girl is a negative thing. I want her to fee […]

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5 Reasons Why I Came Back To The Farm

5 Reasons Why I Came Back To The Farm

The following post was written by Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  As a fellow farmer, Jill wishes to engage with other farmers as well as educate non-farmers on what farming is about and what happens on a farm.  If you have any questions you wish to ask, please feel free to leave Jill a comment or engage with her on Twitter andFacebook! Back in December, I was having breakfast with a group of people at a conference I was attending.  I was talking about how my husband’s family farm has been i […]

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I’m shaving my head for cancer research #NoHairSelfie

I’m shaving my head for cancer research #NoHairSelfie

Did you know that in 2012, an estimated 14.1 million new cases of cancer occurred worldwide? Every time I hear it, I find it staggering. That’s why I’m joining the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre’s #NoHairSelfie movement on February 4, 2015 – World Cancer Day. Many of us know someone who has lost their hair as part of their cancer treatment. So by shaving my head (you can do it actually or virtually!) I am going to demonstrate my support for thousands of Canadian cancer patients and their treatm […]

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Farming is More Than a Lifestyle

Farming is More Than a Lifestyle

The following post was written by Jill from Crooked Lake Farm.  As a fellow farmer, Jill wishes to engage with other farmers as well as educate non-farmers on what farming is about and what happens on a farm.  If you have any questions you wish to ask, please feel free to leave Jill a comment or engage with her on Twitter and Facebook! Farming is more than a lifestyle Let’s take a walk back in time… The year is 1950. Approximately half of Canada’s population lived on farms. The […]

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Love at First Sip! #SIPandKISS

Love at First Sip! #SIPandKISS

“love at first sip“ Rewind time and go down memory lane to a time when notes of sweet nothings were exchanged via a Valentine’s day candy gram. Recall the joy when your name was finally called out by the homeroom teacher to receive that oh so special candy gram. And although the treat was sweet, it was the message within the note that had your heart skip a beat. Tea Leaf Co. is bringing that same spirit back with our Valentine’s Day Tea Gram. We’ll include a persona […]

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What Do Cows Eat In the Winter?

What Do Cows Eat In the Winter?

Welcome to another edition of #FarmFactFriday. You’ve asked this question, and Jill is here to answer it. What Do Cows Eat In the Winter? With a foot of snow on the ground and temperatures below zero, many people often ask, what do cows eat in the winter? The simple answer is hay. Most people are familiar the a cows diet in the summer, acres and acres of lush green grass. But, what is hay? Hay is the staple forage in most cattle operations. Hay is forage (grass and alfalfa) that has been c […]

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The Adventures of Puss in Boots #StreamTeam

The Adventures of Puss in Boots #StreamTeam

Shrek has always been a favourite in this household. Who doesn’t love that hilarious ogre? I wasn’t surprised that Little One’s absolute favourite character is Puss in Boots! Who can resist him? He’s the world’s greatest fighter, lover and milk connoisseur!  This month, The Adventures of Puss in Boots arrives on Netflix January 16th, starring one of the most celebrated characters for kids. Everyone’s favourite sword wielding feline springs into action with com […]

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Homemade Crock Pot Yogurt

Homemade Crock Pot Yogurt

I am always amazed at how quickly we go through yogurt in this house.  I’m talking copious amounts! Little One eats plain Greek yogurt with honey.  Hubby likes yogurt with fruit in it.  I like my Activia.  Our boarder is not fussy and is happy to eat whatever yogurt we have on hand.  I figured that we consume so much yogurt, I needed to make it in bulk. A few months ago, Little One’s classmate’s mom told me that she makes her family’s yogurt in her crock pot. Yes! Crock p […]

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You’re Being Watched!

You’re Being Watched!

The other day, I was rushing out the door and needed to grab something quick to eat because I was hungry but needed to get to a meeting with a local client.  As I was just out the door, I reached for an apple.  For a split second, I deliberated.  Little One and I had been baking brownies to give to friends and I contemplated on grabbing a brownie, but went for the apple. Little One came up behind me and surprised me.  “Mommy, I noticed you went for the apple! That’s a good choice!&#8 […]

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Once Again, OxiClean to the Rescue! #WowOxiClean

Once Again, OxiClean to the Rescue! #WowOxiClean

I have a love of all things white and cream-coloured.  I find it makes a room look bigger, brighter, and fresh-looking.  Yes, to my own demise, I also love cream-coloured furniture.  Who has cream-coloured furniture when they have a young child at home? ME! That’s who. I was resigned to the thought of having to wait until Little One was off to university before I got beautiful furniture, but something saved me. OxiClean. Check this out:   Little dirty hand prints all over my couches. […]

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