Author Archives: Jenn vanOosten

The Pinterest Instant Water Jug Lantern: Does it Work?

The Pinterest Water Jug Lantern-

We’ve all seen the Pinterest posts about making lanterns by emptying glow sticks into bottles of Mountain Dew – and I think we’ve all figured out by now that it doesn’t work. At all.  You might have also seen the posts about making a lantern from a plastic water jug and a flashlight. Does this one work? Marya and I ... Read More »

Pimp My Pop Up

Tent Trailer Modifications

About a month ago, we acquired our very first camping trailer. It’s a 7′ Bonair with two double beds and a kitchen table that converts to a single. While it has been my dream since I was little to have my very own camping trailer, I have to say that while it’s a huge step up from camping in a ... Read More »

No Bake Potato Chip Squares: Rice Krispies Squares All Growed Up.

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One Saturday morning at the beginning of the summer, I finally decided to make my maiden voyage to the Hamilton Farmer’s Market. 2016 marks my 15th year living in Hamilton, and until last month, I had never set  foot in the Farmer’s Market.  And I love farmer’s markets! Whenever we’re in Belleville or Sarnia, I try to go with my ... Read More »

5 Steps to Rekindling Your Romance [with Your Fitbit]

FitBit Charge - Fall In Love with Your FitBit Again

There comes a point in any relationship when the romancing stops. What was once fresh and exciting enough to have you bounding out of bed in the morning becomes routine and background noise. When the romance began, you found yourself checking in more often than you checked the time. You went to bed after a late night walk with a ... Read More »

Your Best / Worst Dad Joke Could Win You One of Four 4K TVs from Rogers for Father’s Day!! #MyDadJoke #LifeIn4K

Father's Day with Rogers: Win a 4K TV! #MyDadJoke

What is it that happens to dudes when they become dads? One minute, they’ve got a completely normal sense of humour, and the next, it’s groaners all around.  Kid: Daddy, I’m thirsty! Dad: Hi Thirsty, I’m Dad! Nice to meet you!  ******* Kid: Daddy, wait, I’ve got something in my shoe! Dad: I’m pretty sure that’s your foot, son! “Why don’t crabs give to ... Read More »

The Back Yard Bubble Hack that Saved My Summer Sanity

Blowing Bubbles

My children love playing with bubbles, and I can get behind that. Bubbles are a summer activity in its purest form. They don’t require fancy equipment or batteries, they can involve gaggles of children, and they spread happiness like pixie dust.  But man, am I ever over the kids spilling the entire contents of their bubble bottles in less than 3 minutes!  ... Read More »

I Never Promised You a Rock Garden

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The day that our little family has been waiting for has finally arrived: The Royal Botanical Gardens Rock Garden has finally reopened after a 2 year, $20 million makeover.  Pre-makeover, I had only visited once, but instantly fell in love with the place. I brought my mom and kids there for a Mother’s Day adventure, and it was an oasis ... Read More »