The Travellers First Aid Kit

Over the past year I’ve taken a lot of trips.  Road trips, out of Province trips, quick glorious weekends down south and even a couple or dreamy vacations to Europe.  For each trip I dream big, over plan, and usually over pack.  I may regret hauling around that extra pair of bulky shoes and sweater […]

Passive Aggressive Letters From The Suburbs

It’s that time again.  Actually, it’s way past time for a good old fashioned rant.  Nothing gets it off your chest better than some good old fashioned passive aggressive letters.  After all, it’s cheaper than therapy and less fattening than chocolate. Dear Grocery Clerk, I fully understand that you have switched to “bring your own […]

Measuring Life In Beeps

Have you ever thought about all the glorious moments that happen amongst the symphony of beeps?  Here’s how INTERAC Flash is helping me keep pace with my wonderful, busy, wouldn’t change a thing life. I live with a dancer.  My 15 year old daughter.  Among the many things she has taught me is that there […]

Weekend Fun Inspired By AIR MILES Perks

Three cheers for April!  That fresh spring air, tulips bursting through the ground, Easter Weekend and of course those long rainy days.  Flooded backyards and gloomy weather can lead to the itch, the need, to get out of the house.  It’s the perfect time of year to start planning some epic outings with your family. […]

Exploring Murano ~ The Island Of Glass

No trip to Venice is complete without stops on the islands of Burano and Murano. Burano is like a fairytale, a small island in the northern part of the Venetian lagoon most famous for its gorgeous lace and brightly-coloured houses.  Murano is an island known for it’s glass, a craft that has been done for […]

5 Twists On The Traditional Easter Basket

Easter is a time for celebration, to gather with family and of course to indulge in some fabulous treats.  Traditionally, little one’s get to wake up to gorgeous Easter Baskets stuffed full of goodness and head out on epic Easter Egg Hunts.  As the kiddos get a little older, those Easter Egg Hunts are no […]

10 Discontinued Foods From Our Childhood!

Recently I sat down with my oldest daughter and we had a good old fashioned movie night.   The house was quiet, all homework was done, and there was nowhere we “had” to be.  A rare occurrence.  We popped a huge amount of popcorn and settled into one of my all time favourite flicks, 13 […]

Self Talk And Angry Cleaning

They say talking to yourself is a sign of intelligence. Good Lord I hope that’s true because yesterday there was a whole new level of chatter going on and I swear to you….only the dog was listening.  If you’d been a fly on the wall, the “oh so positive self talk” you wold have heard […]

Cancun ~ Party of 10?

Recently I had the opportunity to leave the snow, slush and frigid temperatures behind and jet off to the sunshine and glorious heat of Mexico.  My task?  Spend a sun filled week in Cancun Mexico with a group of 8 teenagers who were looking to make some memories on their Spring Break.  How do you […]

My First Senior Moment?

Full on confession coming up. This weekend; I caught myself talking to the TV.  Well, talking AT the TV.  I wasn’t expecting a response.  It’s my humble opinion that over the last few years televisions have become way too complicated and I’m over it. Here’s the thing, I consider myself a fairly intelligent woman. I’m […]