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How to get the best nights sleep thanks to Dyson & a Giveaway!

What comes to mind when you think of the brand Dyson? The coveted vacuums that everyone wants right? I’ll bet if I were to do a poll of random strangers, the vast majority would welcome a Dyson vacuum into their home, even if they hate vacuuming. *Raises hand* In which case when Dyson’s PR Agency contacted me, as soon as I saw their email in my inbox I gasped and thoughts “Am I going to be asked to review a…

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Halloween

Glow Stick Skeleton Bones – Candy Free Halloween Treats

What started out with Glow Stick brooms has morphed into me, every year, trying to think of fun ways to transform glow sticks into something else. For all those people who need cute party favours or class treats, these posts are for you. This year may I present Glow Stick “Skeleton Bones”. What you’ll need: Glow Sticks Heart Shape Paper punch Scissors Black cardstock Glue gun Step 1 – Using your heart punch, punch out a bunch of paper hearts.…

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DIY Fall Felt Wreath

It’s mid-September and I am already knee deep in Halloween costume making. This is my favourite season. I live for Fall. I love everything about Fall. That includes the colder weather. Sweater weather is better weather. Yes I am that person. Because I spent way too much time in the felt section of Michael’s this past week, I decided to make a nice Fall wreath to hang on our front door. I am halfway done making our Christmas wreath. Don’t…

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10 Baby items that I couldn’t live without & a Best Buy Giveaway! #BestBuyBaby

Our oldest “baby” is now 10. Ten. I don’t know how this happened but it did and I am in complete denial. If there’s one thing I remember about the early days, the sleep deprived baby years, is that when you’re a new parent, the amount of products out there for your baby can be really overwhelming. So when Best Buy asked me to share what got me through those years, particularly the first year, I instantly thought of several…

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How to organize your kids accessories for Back to School the easy way

This post is dedicated to all the parents out there, whose kids backpacks have remained in the same spot they left them, since the last day of school. Exhibit A. June 29th. That’s how long they’ve been in front of our tiny closet, most likely not meant for a family of 4. Sometimes the backpacks moved over to the right by the columns that I still don’t understand why the builders built in these homes. At least their lunch bags…

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Decor

How to choose kitchen floor tile when you hate tiled kitchen floors

It was the day before our contractor Andy was supposed to start the tiling the kitchen floor. What happened next is pretty much a great example of what happens when you’re married for a long time. Me – “So James…” sitting down on the couch next to my husband. My husband – “I am not taking back the floor tiles Alex.” (I hadn’t even eluded to the subject of floor tiles by the way). Me – “Ok hear me out.…

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Celebrations

Make your own Canada Day Ice Cream Sandwiches

As much as I would love to be the mother that makes ice cream from scratch, I’ve accepted that I will never be that mother. That doesn’t mean I don’t cook or bake, it’s quite the opposite. I live in the kitchen. What I have become is very proficient when it comes to cooking meals and food planning. So thanks to the encouragement of some wonderful friends in blogging, I think I am going to share some food, desserts and…

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Giveaways life (with kids)

The Ring Pro Review and Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Best Buy plus a Giveaway! #BestDadBestBuy

If you could get your Dad anything from Best Buy for Father’s Day what would it be? A new gas BBQ? The latest Phone? A wall mounted digital tablet bathroom stand? No really. It exists.  Don’t pretend like you haven’t brought your phone or tablet into the bathroom. I personally suggested a fridge as per my Mother’s Day wish list and my husband looked at me like “Right Alex. And I want an expensive pair of designer name rain boots…

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