Back By Popular Demand – The Ultimate Cottage Packing List!

Do you have a vacation coming up and are feeling frazzled, harried, hurried, excited, angry, just plain scattered?  Do you have a plan to get ready for this big vacation or do you just wing it?  Perhaps you pack the way you feel, by just throwing stuff in and are left feeling frustrated, sweaty and […]

Seeking Palm Trees And Sunshine

It’s time.  Time for an annual event like no other.  Where my Sister and I pack up our broods and head off to the cottage!  Hold up.  Clearly, this trip is not headed anywhere near cottage country.  Sigh.  Yes, I’m sad, no happy, no nervous and excited to report that instead of the annual pilgrimage […]

Turn Around….Time For The Cable Cars!

When you’re exploring a new city, there are lots of ways to get around.  On foot, subway, Segway and even by that ever popular double-decker bus tour.  However, when you are visiting San Franciso there’s a mode of transportation that you had better not miss, the Cable Cars.  Steeped in tradition, the Cable Cars of […]

Good and Simple. A New Fave Snack!

Summer!  The season brings us the sunshine and pool days, BBQ’s and beach time.  Long afternoons in the park and excuses for a picnic on a red and white checkered blanket with just you and your little one.  Summer is my favourite season of the year for so many reasons.  The days are longer, the […]

Summer Adventures Are GOLD! ~ $100 GC Giveaway

The days are longer, the nights are warmer and school is almost over!  Hooray!  It’s official.  Summer is right around the corner and it’s time to start making some of those plans that will make this summer one we will remember forever.  A tradition in this house?  The Summer Bucket List.  With the promise of […]

Have You Ever Done Something That Scared You?

So have you?  Pushed yourself outside of your comfort zone and done something that scared you, just a little. On a recent trip to San Francisco, I was presented with an opportunity, a chance to take a tour that I both wanted to do, and didn’t want to do.  I was provided the unique opportunity […]

Summer Bucket List For Tweens and Teens!

It’s that time again.  The sweet spot in the year where the entire summer lays before you.  Ripe with promise, full of hope.  We dream of sunny days at the beach, long walks in the woods, an entire season to make those memories your kids will look back on for their rest of their lives […]

The Best Of Handmade Canada ~ Giveaway ARV $70

Do you shop local, are you passionate about supporting Canadian owned and operated businesses?  Then you need to hear about Canadian Originals and the New Handmade in Canada Subscription Box. What is Canadian Originals?  Canadian Originals is a family owned business based in Oakville, ON. They take pride in buying handmade goods, shopping at local […]

The Secret To Dating Your Husband

  Are you married?  In a relationship?  Do you have little kids?  Maybe your kiddos are 8-10 years old and driving you nuts.  Perhaps your kids are teenagers.  Do you think your life is busier than everyone else’s?  That no one is more stressed, tired, broke than you?  I’ve got news for you.  You are […]

The Painted Ladies

Postcard Row. The Seven Sisters. The Painted Ladies.  Three names for one of the many things San Francisco is known for ~ the gorgeous painted houses, and they are incredible  What makes a house a true “Painted Lady”?  These unique homes must feature Victorian and Edwardian architecture and be painted in three or more distinct colours. […]