Author Archives: Marya R

Temperature Blanket 2016

Temperature Blanket 2016

So last year I came across a post on Pinterest where a woman made a “Temperature Blanket.” She crocheted one row a day for a year, choosing the yarn according to the weather. It turned out really neat, but I didn’t think much of it. I came across it again on Facebook right around New Years, and thought it would ... Read More »

Farmhouse Christmas Decor

Farmhouse Christmas Decor

I’ve always been pretty much a city girl. I grew up in town, and loved having neighbours and being able to walk to stores and parks and even to school. So when we recently moved our four boys to a renovated farmhouse in the country, it was a bit of a shock to me! We have only one neighbour. We ... Read More »

Tis the Season For Netflix & a Giveaway #NetfliXmas #Streamteam

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 Two of my favourite parts about Christmas have to be: baking delicious treats, and watching amazing Christmas movies! I’m so happy that Netflix has so many great Christmas titles this year for family movie watching! There’s nothing better than pulling a batch of freshly-baked cookies out of the oven and settling down with some hot chocolate for a Christmas movie!  ... Read More »

Holiday Sanity Savers with GLAD #GLADfortheholidays

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I have posted many times before that this is my absolute favourite time of year. I have also talked about how it is important to slow down and enjoy the time, rather than getting caught up in the “stress” that seems to appear this time of year. We see it all around  - “only 4 weeks to Christmas.” “Are you ... Read More »

How to Fix Bamboo Flooring Scratches in Minutes

How to fix bamboo flooring scratches in minutes with one simple item!

I’ve never been a big fan of dark flooring. In our previous house we put down some light, neutral-toned vinyl flooring, and it was wonderful – it hid everything! Four kids plus a cat was no match for that floor! And then we moved to our lovely new home, where the owners thought that dark bamboo flooring would look nice. ... Read More »

Free McDonald’s Coffee AGAIN!

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Just in case you may have missed it, McDonalds Canada will be giving away a free small coffee! Every day from November 20-26, 2015! I really like their coffee (and of course, I LOVE free stuff!).  And even with the free coffee, you still get to collect the stickers which count towards another free McCafe beverage!  I like to save ... Read More »

Conquer Clutter This Holiday Season

How to conquer clutter this holiday season - four great tips to help you out!

If you couldn’t tell, Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year! There are so many reasons why, from the great music, to the food, friends & family, the decorations…pretty much everything! But with all the busy-ness, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with clutter, as normal household chores get left undone sometimes. Here are some ways to prevent that from ... Read More »

Groceries to Stock Up on During Holiday Sales

Groceries to stock up on during holiday sales

We are entering my favourite time of the year – Thanksgiving, then my birthday, Halloween, and then Christmas!  Lots of fun family time, and lots of GREAT food!! There are a few grocery items that are often really cheap during the week or two heading up to these holidays. These items are great to use for any meal, not just ... Read More »

10 Minute Cheddar Cheese Sauce #GayLeaMom

10 Minute Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Now that school has started, life has gotten a lot busier and more scheduled. Not only is there school and homework, but there are birthday parties, sports, piano lessons, and evening kids’ clubs. So with this busyness in life, I love simple but delicious meal ideas. This 10 Minute Cheddar Cheese sauce is so quick to make, and is so ... Read More »