Style & Comfort: Little Jill Yoga

Style & Comfort: Little Jill Yoga

Be active. Be bold. Be you. I love that motto by Jill Yoga! Their Little Jill Yoga line really does enable little girls to be all of those three things. We were recently introduced to the Little Jill Yoga line of clothing on the Jack and Jill Kids site and I have to say that my six year old daughter is in her element!  The clothing is very well-made and super comfortable.  Little One is able to be active in the Little Jill Yoga clothing and she loves the colours and material.  Little One actuall […]

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A Glama-riffic Birthday Party!

A Glama-riffic Birthday Party!

It was a day that I was dreading.  I knew it would come sooner or later.  My baby would no longer be a little 5 year old, but a BIG GIRL.  Yes.  Little One’s 6th birthday was one I was not looking forward to.  It meant the end to the “little girl” part of her life and now she would be more grown up. *sniff* Well, we had to make her 6th birthday party a great one.  Where else to have an epic birthday other than Glama Gal Tween Spa in Sudbury?! Also excited to share that Glama Ga […]

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8 Kid-Friendly Christmas Crafts

8 Kid-Friendly Christmas Crafts

It’s November 24th!  Exactly one month until Christmas Eve! One of the most special times of the year for me is making homemade Christmas ornaments with Little One and decorating our tree.  It’s become a tradition for us to make one new Christmas ornament each (Hubby, Little One and me) to add to our tree.  I get a bit sentimental during the holidays and want to create traditions and memories for Little One to keep and for us to leave for posterity. Among my favourite Kid-Friendly Ch […]

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Celebrating Black Friday with Target Canada! #BlackFridayCA

Celebrating Black Friday with Target Canada! #BlackFridayCA

I love Thanksgiving.  I love it so much that I have been known to celebrate both Canadian Thanksgiving AND American Thanksgiving! It’s not uncommon for me to visit friends in the U.S. so I can celebrate Thanksgiving: Part Deux! Our neighbours to the south get to celebrate Thanksgiving in November, and you know what comes after American Thanksgiving, right? BLACK FRIDAY! You don’t need to go south of the border to get great deals and savings though! I plan on getting the rest of my Ch […]

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#WarmWishes During The Holiday Season {Giveaway}

#WarmWishes During The Holiday Season {Giveaway}

With the big snowfall we had this week, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I have to admit that I secretly love this time of the year.  I don’t love the cold or having to dig my vehicle out from under a few feet of snow, but I do love the beautiful, fresh, white snow, #WarmWishes, festive decor, wearing warm sweaters and fuzzy scarves and mitts, and wrapping my hands around a nice, hot cup of cocoa! Speaking of hot chocolate, I really love Tim Hortons’ Candy Cane Hot […]

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#TOMSforTarget Helping Canadians in Need

#TOMSforTarget Helping Canadians in Need

Years ago, friends introduced me to TOMS shoes.  In fact, the student who has been boarding with us for the past four years owns several pairs of TOMS shoes.  I love the #OneforOne philosophy.  For every pair of shoes sold, a new pair is given to a child in need.   The #TOMSforTarget partnership (in collaboration with Foodbanks of Canada and Canadian Red Cross) is such a great initiative that helps Canadians in need! For every limited edition TOMS + Target gift you buy, shoes, a blanket or […]

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Harvest Vegetable, Beef and Rice Soup

Harvest Vegetable, Beef and Rice Soup

We had a great harvest season and have a few remaining squash, beets, and carrots from the garden.  With the weather and temperature making it feel a lot like Winter already, it’s time for Harvest Vegetable, Beef and Rice Soup! Thank goodness we’re a soup-loving family! I’ve included two versions: One to make in your dutch oven or heavy pot and one that can be made in your slow cooker.  The reason I used cooked rice was because we had some left over from dinner the night before […]

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I’m Never Going To Be What Everyone Wants Me To Be

I’m Never Going To Be What Everyone Wants Me To Be

I’m never going to be what everyone wants me to be. I’m okay with that. I’ve always had FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and I’ve always been a people pleaser.  My entire life has been spent wanting to please others and be everything others wanted me to be.  Be compassionate. Be kind. Be helpful. Be generous. Be supportive. Be understanding.  Be there for others. I’ve conducted my life in a way that I think is best for myself and for my family, but I realize that I can […]

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Laughter is the Best Medicine! #StreamTeam

Laughter is the Best Medicine!  #StreamTeam

It’s November and it’s COLD outside!  I’m not usually a wuss when it comes to the cold, but for some reason it just feels colder and like there’s more snow than we usually  have at this time of the year.  I’ve also been feeling under the weather. Sniffles, cough, scratchy throat…not fun at all.  Soup and a movie night are the perfect combo for keeping warm when it’s cold outside, and the best way to make me feel better when under the weather!  I guess it […]

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The Stork Canada Twitter Chat #TheStorkCanada

The Stork Canada Twitter Chat #TheStorkCanada

There was a time when I was young and had life all planned out.  You went to school, graduated from university, started your career, met the love of your life, got married, bought a house, and started a family.  Life has so many twists and turns and doesn’t turn out the way you plan it sometimes. Did you know? One in six Canadians struggles with infertility, yet many feel alone because their friends and family had no problem conceiving their children. Out of those who battle infertility, o […]

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