Why I Love My KitchenAid Stand Mixer #FavouritesFriday


Just thought I’d share another one of my favourite things with you.  My sister/co-author of the blog got her KitchenAid about a year before me, and was very excited about it.  I thought it was a really nice-looking appliance, but wasn’t sure if I needed one.   My mom came across a second-hand one for me later on, so I ... Read More »

Why I LOVE Shutterfly – #FavouritesFriday


I used to be a scrapbooker.  Not a hardcore one.  I’d buy dollar store items and cut & glue my stuff. It looked kind of nice, but would often fall apart.  And it would take so long to get out all the supplies, not to mention getting the pictures printed and picked up.   Eventually I fell behind, and once ... Read More »

#FavouritesFriday: How to be a Clearance Shopper at @TargetCanada


I fully admit it: I’m a Target Addict. At first glance, there’s not a lot that sets them apart from their forerunner (Zellers). It’s a brightly lit store, the brand colours are pretty much the same, and there usually aren’t a lot of shoppers around. However. There are marked differences: there are (helpful) staff everywhere; the merchandise is bright, stylish, and well priced, ... Read More »

Shopping in VIP Style this Christmas Season


Whether you love Christmas shopping or not, most of us still need to get out of the house and do some.  I usually go first thing in the morning to avoid the crowds.  I took my two youngest to Yorkdale Mall this year. What a wonderful experience – such a beautiful mall to browse in.  From the sparkly ceiling decorations ... Read More »

Heroic Adventures!


From superheroes to everyday heroes, our boys love saving the world!!   Whether it’s wearing a cape and mask, or driving the fire truck and rescuing kitties, they have no trouble following their imagination through all kinds of adventures. So when we received the Imaginext Rescue City Centre, our boys were beyond thrilled.  There is more than enough space for ... Read More »

Why I Love My Dehydrator


I got my dehydrator from a friend a few years ago, and I love it.  There are so many different things you can do with a dehydrator.  FruitWe love to do apples, bananas, peaches, strawberries and blueberries.  There are lots more that we haven’t tried yet.  It’s really nice when you find a whole bunch of fruit on clearance (ie. bananas) ... Read More »

Infant Eczema and a Hazelwood Necklace


They say that a daughter steals her mom’s beauty during the pregnancy. While it was definitely more true with DD than with DS’s pregnancy (although, I might have just felt a lot less beautiful because when I wasn’t sleeping, working, or heaving over a toilet or sink, I was chasing after a toddler), it was several months after the pregnancy that ... Read More »

Four Superheroes and a Pretty Princess


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 »