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Watermelons and How to Pick’em

I have been following a low carb diet now for about a year. One of the things I struggle with is the idea that fruit is full of sugar. Well let me tell you when it is 30 degrees outside and someone puts down a bowl of fresh watermelon, I’m all in. I mean it

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Dear Parents,

Let’s make a promise to one another, that if we see each other’s kids doing amazing things like being kind, helpful, or respectful to others, we share this with each other. After an emotionally draining weekend, I received the following message… You can only imagine how it made me light up. So many times as

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The Art of Playlists

  Our lives have always had soundtracks. Who can forget the movie High Fidelity? Well times have changed and mixtape on cassettes are a thing of the past. Today we have apps like Spotify and iTunes where one can simply create a playlist. This past weekend, I was at my BFF’s 40th birthday celebration. Her

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Travelling with a “Bag of Drugs”

I have peaked your interest haven’t I?!?! My motto in life is once bitten twice shy. Our last family vacation to a tropical destination in 2014 had a couple of “hiccups” so to speak, when my daughter got the stomach flu 2 days in to our getaway. After 2 sleepless nights we took her to

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Neighbourly Etiquette

Is it a beautiful day in your neighbourhood or was Mr. Roger’s smoking something? I often hear of people talking about how amazing their neighbours are. Pathways are being built between the homes for easy access to and from, cutting the pins off a section of fencing so it can be easily removed, opening up

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Spring Has (Finally) Sprung…

And with warmer weather just around the corner (any time now Mother Nature!), you’ve likely been thinking about getting out there and doing some shopping for some new Spring clothes. But before you head out to the stores and become mesmerized by all the fun prints, colours, and styles (and possibly spending a ton of

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Super Cute Unicorn Dream Catchers

Our resident crafting expert Jenell is at it again!  She recently made these super cute (and really easy) unicorn dream catchers with her daughter and friends and she’s showing you how.  Check out the video where we supply a list of all the materials you’ll need and step by step instructions for how to create

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10 Best Houseplants to De-stress Your Home

The houseplant is having a moment again (thank you Instagram and Joanna Gains).  I remember my grandma had tons of plants in her house when I was growing up, many hanging from the ceiling in those beaded macrame planters.  As it happens, those are also back in style.  Not sure I’m ready to incorporate macrame

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Is Mess the Cause of Your Stress?

It’s a proven fact that excess clutter can cause feelings of guilt (“I should be more organized”) and embarrassment (“I really hope nobody drops by unexpectedly!”) which leads to overall feelings of stress and anxiety. Often people wait until they decide to move to start clearing out and purging things they no longer have a

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