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Next Stop: Hamilton Branch of You Pinspire Me (A Blog Tour)

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Well, here we are. It’s the weekend, and in case you haven’t noticed, we haven’t done a lot of weekend posting in the last 6 months because we’ve been doing a lot of week day posting – and something’s gotta give, sometime!  However. Special occasions call for special exceptions.  And this is, indeed, a special occasion. For the second time in 6 ... Read More »

Mom’s Night In with Netflix #StreamTeam

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You know how everyone always talks about a Girls Night Out? These days I’m finding that I am so exhausted at the end of the day that a night out sounds like way too much work! And so, Netflix to the rescue! Time for a Mom’s Night In! Tuck the kids into bed (hopefully they’ll stay there), send the husband out ... Read More »

Girl About Town – Busy is the New Black

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I’m still here! Sorry, it’s been a busy week –  beautiful weather during the day has pulled us outside (and therefore away from my computer!) during the day, and then I headed into Toronto on Monday AND Tuesday nights this week for fun & glamorous events – then, when I finally had a minute to sit down at the computer, it ... Read More »

Another Birthday Come & Gone…

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I used to be a huge fan of birthdays. How can you not be a fan of birthdays when you’re growing up? You get a special breakfast, and presents before school! You hand snacks out to your class so that everyone knows that it’s your special day. Mom makes what you want for supper, and there’s cake & ice cream and POP!  Then, on the weekend, 17 of ... Read More »

Royal Botanical Gardens Lilac Festival #FavouritesFriday

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The Royal Botanical Gardens Lilac Festival in Hamilton was a big discovery for me a few years ago. Lilacs are a huge thing in my life. I grew up in the small city of Belleville, ON, that town that you drive through now to get to Prince Edward County when you’re going Wine Touring. I’ve always loved Belleville. It’s not ... Read More »

You Can Call Me Al(ice)

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Last week, a friend of ours had a birthday and threw herself a bash. This party was particularly awesome because it was a costume party. And the theme? Literary Characters. Right up my alley! I’ve read a LOT, but I googled literary costume ideas for adults because the pressure was getting to me. I considered being Tris from Divergent because I had ... Read More »

Pinspiration MIA

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You may have noticed a distinct absence of posting on our blog last week. If you follow us on Facebook, you will have seen that my sister, Marya, pretty much shattered her wrist while skating with her kids. Such a simple & straightforward activity. A mis-step to avoid a collision with her son on the ice, and bam. There goes ... Read More »

Four Superheroes and a Pretty Princess

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So being the only girl in our house (not counting the dog), it tends to be a loud, busy house.  Four boys wrestling, running, jumping, and being superheroes.  Somewhere along the line, though, these wonderful superheroes have taken to calling me a “Pretty Princess.”  I often get “Thank you, Your Majesty,” or “This supper is delicious, You Royal Highness.”  Anytime ... Read More »