Baking pan gallery wall from Fynes Designs

Last week while in Toronto I had the opportunity to join some of my best bloggy gal pals for a super fun day of shopping with Value Village and Ford. I don’t typically go 1700 km to go on a shopping trip, but since I was in town, I had to take the chance to get […]

Delta kitchen faucet with Touch2O technology

Have you ever bought something that you didn’t really need but just decided you’d splurge? Of course you have, everyone does that, but often I do that and then totally regret the decision in some way. Not this time folks- there is no regret here!! We are the new proud owner/ operators of a shiny […]

Cody Simpson in concert #UNO Anytime

Have you ever met a celebrity? Not me, I’ve had a few close encounters, but nothing in the flesh… until last week. Mattel games gave me the opportunity to take my nieces to meet Cody Simpson at the Metro Centre in Halifax!! It was incredible to give them this opportunity and see their excitement, not everyday you […]

Back to school shopping with RBC Rewards points

Can you believe back to school time is almost here?! Two weeks and my baby will be waiting at the bus stop to board a 13 year adventure. Sounds serious when you think of it like that. She is totally ready to go and I thought I was ready too, but reality is starting to […]

Tips for succeeding at a blog conference

I write this post a little over a month in advance to attending Blog podium, because if you’re heading to a blog conference now is the time to prepare. You need to prepare WELL IN ADVANCE. I’m such a hypocrite saying that because I’m totally the stress myself to the max the two days before […]

Thinking about attending a blog conference? Learn the top 5 valuable things you'll walk away with...

Wow time flies! Can you believe it was a month ago I was heading to SNAP conference? I totally intended to do a wrap up post of my trip, but my busy life got in the way and now we are a month out. I still wanted to share the value of attending a blog […]

Perfect melted cheese #HeavenlyMelt

Growing up, onions were an essential in our house; you might even say a staple dish. My Dad can make the meanest onion sandwich you’ve ever tasted, and what’s a piece of steak without a buttery dripping mushroom and onion side! I’ve never lost the love for them, and even find most dishes blah without. […]

Great apps to use with Instagram

Its no secret, I’m sure you have figured it out… I’m a tiny bit obsessed with Instagram! Its the easiest form of social media, no drama, no deep thinking, for the most part just eye candy. I’m by no means an expert in the Insta field, but since becoming and Insta-junkie, I have came across […]

Snacks at the RBC #AvionVIP lounge

Shopping during the hustle and bustle of the holidays can be draining, especially when you’ve left it to the last minute, the mall is crazy town, you’re carrying around too many bags, a coat (that you wish you could have left in the car), and a kid or two in tow (plus their coats/hats/mitts), just […]

50 AWESOME ideas from industry leaders- scrapbooking, sewing, jewellery, fine art, crocheting and knitting, DIY gifts ! The Ultimate list!

Every year at Christmas when I get the ‘you’re so hard to buy for’ it irritates me a bit because I have so many hobbies, I feel like they could just walk into a craft store and blindly choose something and I’d like it!  However, when I step out of my crafty shoes I realize how […]

before kitchen photo

Today is the day I introduce you to our kitchen! The kitchen is the hub of our home, the catch all, the heart.  Everything goes on in there, family, business, meals, homework, tea parties… and even though I have a pretty fabulous craft room it often becomes craft room #2. We Built our home 4 years […]

As I’m sure you all know I’ve been on a road trip for the past few days. I covered over 4000km and visited Maine, New Hampshire, Cornwall, and Toronto. I was very fortunate to join so many talented ladies at the King Edward Hotel in Toronto for #LINK2013.  We networked, had sessions with some inspiring […]

In a very few days I’m setting sail for my very first blog conference LINK 2013!! I’m very excited to meet, connect and work with more than 100 Canadian women bloggers in Toronto (insert heel clicking, shouting, from the roof top type behaviour). What’s the number one tool this bloggy girl needs in her handbag, […]

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