Author Archives: Marya R

DIY Ski Storage for Garage #palletideas

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As I was running errands this weekend, I happened upon a garage sale where they were giving away four pairs of cross country skis for FREE!! And as I love anything with good value, I scooped them up.  We’ve been wanting to try some cross country skiing for the past few years, but haven’t gotten around to buying any!  So ... Read More »

Dude Perfect – Awesome YouTube Content

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]If you are looking for interesting YouTube videos to watch with your family, you HAVE to check out some guys called Dude Perfect. We stumbled on them a few weeks ago while looking for basketball trick shots and we were not disappointed! Dude Perfect is a group of 5 former college athletes/roommates/friends who started with a few little stunts, and ... Read More »

Easy Pet Fur Cleanup

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Marya here!! I have been totally MIA over the past few months. Life has gotten so very busy with four boys, work, Jays games, and life in general!! In all that busyness, I’m still trying to keep up with some basic meal planning and house-cleaning. I’m going to share a quick hack with you today that I tried for pet ... Read More »

Strong Female Characters on Netflix #streamteam

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 As we recently passed another International Women’s Day,  I’ve been reminded about the importance of seeing women in media, literature, and politics.  It’s something that I don’t always think about, being in a family with four boys, but it is still such an important topic.  Women have come such a long ways, but there is still so much further to ... Read More »

Reusable Containers at Bulk Barn – No More Plastic!

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I have been hearing more and more about the dangerous long-term effects of plastic in our world. We are so quick to buy plastic, use it, and throw it out, without a second thought. But that plastic never really goes away. It will never completely break down. And if we don’t each make a conscious effort to reduce our individual ... Read More »

The Inspirational Women of Netflix #streamteam

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As women, we have a lot of places to look for inspiration. Our mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and great women in history. This month, Netflix is featuring a number of shows with strong female leads.  Whether it is the young Queen Elizabeth of The Crown, as she leads a country through troubling times, or the three generations of Gilmore girls, who ... Read More »

Hot Chocolate in a Slow Cooker – so EASY!

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About two weeks ago, my 11-year old son came home and said, “We’re doing a unit on camping in French class, and I told my teacher the whole class could come here for a bonfire! Is that okay?” Uh… of course it is… So my one day off of the week turned into a day of hosting 25 Grade 5/6 ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 8

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What a week. Halloween on a Monday. Who planned that?!! I vote we move Halloween to the last Saturday of October. Who’s with me?!! As a parent (and a teacher) I think that would be the best move for everyone! It’s going to be one of those weeks already. On Tuesday, I have a staff meeting after work. I head ... Read More »

Meal Planning Week 7

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Well, it’s getting harder and harder to sit down and actively plan for my meals, as life gets busier. I’m going to keep on doing it, because it is a real life-saver, but at least I’m not starting from scratch.  I’m going back to Week 1 and drawing inspiration from it (read: copying it). Week 7 Monday: My birthday supper! Going ... Read More »