Author Archives: Jenn vanOosten

Canadian War Cake: Eggless Dairy-Free Raisin Spice Cake from 1915

Canadian War Cake - WWI Recipes

This month’s Wine & Cheesy Book Club pick was Rilla of Ingleside by LM Montgomery. Now, as a self-proclaimed Canadian Lit & Historical Fiction enthusiast, it should follow logically that I have read all of Montgomery’s books. Should.  In fact, I have only ever read Anne of Green Gables…and even that was probably two and a half decades ago. I love the story ... Read More »

Win 4 Tickets to #MonsterJam in Hamilton!

Win 4 Tickets to Monster Jam in Hamilton! #MonsterJam

You can not know how thrilled I am that the #MonsterJam trucks are on their way back to Hamilton for another show. Didn’t peg me as a Monster Jam fan? I’m not. I’m really not. However, the newly minted 5 year old in our house very much IS, and he’s been talking about this year’s Monster Jam show since last April. I’m just ... Read More »

LEGO: When Toys, TV, & Learning Come Together #StreamTeam

#StreamTeam

After extensive research*, I’m confident that in saying that there is only one negative thing about Lego: Is there any other toy (besides a smartphone or a tablet) that a 5 year old and 45 year old can equally appreciate and enjoy? Just little bricks of plastic with some bumps and holes. So simple, yet so brilliant.  Our two kids ... Read More »

Easy Easter Craft: The Hatching Chick

Hatching Easter Eggs: An Easy Easter Craft

Far too often in day to day life these days I find myself planning to do a craft with the kids, but then real life takes over and it doesn’t happen. The church needs to be cleaned, supper needs to be prepped, H-Man needs to be walked to school, we’re having a play date with friend, we need to get groceries, ... Read More »

The Perfect Spring Break Treat – Disney on Ice in #HamOnt

Dare to Dream #DisneyonIce

It’s been kind of a chilly and wet March break this year – much more pleasant than the very cold & snowy March break the last two years, but still, a little harder to find things to do. The weather this morning was looking up – 8 degrees and sunny – and then, just after lunch, the dark clouds rolled ... Read More »

#CloroxCanada Casts a Spell on Bathroom Germs with the ToiletWand

featured toiletwand

As you know, in December I started my new job as custodian of our church, which means that I spend about 15 hours a week vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, disinfecting, and scrubbing toilets. I am, therefore, no stranger to rolling up my sleeves and getting dirty.  However, while I don’t scrubbing the floors and cleaning the kitchens, tackling the bathroom has ... Read More »

A March Break Giveaway from Church & Dwight: Spring Forward!

Church & Dwight Giveaway

Tomorrow is the last day of school before March Break.  How did that happen already?! I’ll be honest: I meant to have this post up an entire week ago….but then we got that wonderful snow storm, and then the weather magically turned to spring, and, well, we’ve pretty much been enjoying as much of the Great Outdoors as we can ... Read More »