Escaping The Mom Fail & Winning With HelloFresh! ~ Giveaway

**Please note: The following giveaway is open to residents who reside in a delivery area in the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and the Maritimes.   Once again I find myself starring into the open fridge and I’m at a loss.  It’s almost 5pm and I have NO idea what to serve […]

10 Things NOT To Pack For Your Caribbean Vacation

I am a self admitted overpacker. Inevitably when I return home I unpack dresses I haven’t worn, T-shirts that went from suitcase to hanger and back without ever seeing the light of day, even extra bathing suit cover-ups.  Why do I have room for all these extra clothes?  Because on the rare occasion that I’m […]

On The Hardwood Man, Self Control, & Celebrating Small Victories

Some weekends fly by because you’re having so much fun.  Others?  The opposite.  Too much to do, and not nearly enough time.  This weekend was one of those.  This next week we’re having some new floors put in upstairs.  Old satined carpets be gone!  But do you know what that means?  It means we must […]

Where To Travel In 2017 ~ Venice

  The backdrop to countless movies, the romantic setting to an endless number of books and a first in my series of top picks for where you should travel in 2017; Venice. Venice Italy, one of the most romantic cities in the world, has something to offer everyone. Whether you are traveling alone, as a […]

Boss To Go! ~ $299 Giveaway

How do you make nutrient rich smoothies and keep it cool?  With the Boss To Go Plus by Breville! The New Year is here and it may just be the perfect time to start making some changes.  I for now am not great at resolutions, so have resolved not to make any.  One thing I […]

Dear Hubby; Mind Reader Required

We’re back to school, back to work and back to the grind.  What happened over the holidays?  Well this small realization.  Sometimes a mind reader IS required. When I am standing in my closet, whining that “I have NOTHING to wear”. That is really, truly, honestly how I feel. I’ve been in there for 25 […]

Where To Stay At Hawks Cay Resort

I’ve recently returned from a whirlwild trip to Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys. I enjoyed every moment from the warm welcome at reception, to exploring the many activities available right on site, to the endless dining opportunities.  One thing I wasn’t prepared for?  The sheer size of the resort and the variety of beautiful […]

New Year~ New Dreams ~ No Resolutions?

2016 has come to a close.  As with all families, we’ve had some blessed moments, some good days and some bad.  We’ve had moments that have taken our breath away.  A few tears and lots of laughter.  2016 has been an epic a year and I’m happy for every moment.   All those combined ups […]

San Diego’s 7 Most Stunning Natural Wonders

With 2016 coming to a close it’s time to start dreaming and planning those trips for 2017 and beyond. One place that’s long been on our Travel Bucket List? San Diego. Here are 7 more reasons to take a trip to Cali. San Diego’s 7 most stunning natural wonders. With 70 miles of sparkling coastline […]

The Perfectly Imperfect Christmas

 Some Christmas Days looks a little bit like a Norman Rockwell painting, others….not so much.  As the big day draws near I’ve realized, I may not “get it all done”.  My ridiculous to do list is never ending.  The cookies, the wrapping, the need for more lights.  The shopping, the extra time I had planned to […]