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Tay River Aqua Giveaway

Tay River Aqua

As a busy mother of 2 (3 if you count the husband) it is hard to find time for myself. I can sneak off to the bedroom and declare it me time but some kid always ends up in my room bothering me wanting to hang out with me. The only 100% surefire way to get time for myself is to leave the house. Well this spring the universe spoke to me. I was invited to Tay River Aqua for their media event and was allowed to bring a guest. I called up Mel and said let's do this. Her husband was away for 3 … [Read more...]

What Is A Normal Family?

My Family

What is a normal family. Long long ago before I was even born a "normal" family consisted of a mom, a dad and 2 kids (typically a boy and a girl). That was considered the all American family. Yes I am Canadian but you know what I mean. But is this still the "normal" family? What is even "normal" these days? To me a "normal" family consists of people who love one another. I was raised that family isn't blood but is those that choose to be a part of your life. My best friend of 17 years even … [Read more...]

Movie Review: Disney’s Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland movie poster

Hello everyone!  I'm back for another movie review and this time we're taking a look at Disney's Tomorrowland, which lands in theatres May 22nd. I am going to start this review with a disclaimer I have never given before - If you do anything in the next couple weeks, take your kids to see this movie! I’ll explain why at the end of this review. I got asked how to describe Tomorrowland as a film, and my first reaction was to say it reminded me of a cross between Race to Witch Mountain … [Read more...]

10 Places MOST People Forget When Spring Cleaning

10 Places MOST People Forget When Spring Cleaning

Spring is in the air and it’s time to break out the cleaning supplies and get your house back in order! Spring cleaning has always been a hot topic, but you always hear the same things; organizing, cleaning tricks, etc. How about talking about places that many people forget to clean while completing their spring cleaning to do list? Let’s check out a few of these places! Shower Curtain Shower curtains are one of the dirtiest things in your bathroom, and I bet you barely think about … [Read more...]

Breville Duo Temp Pro Review

Breville Duo Temp Pro

Anyone who knows me knows I love a quality coffee. I’m a certified coffee snob and I don’t make apologies for it. My husband and I have bought many coffee makers over the years, and I can tell you it’s tough to find a machine that brews to our standards. It’s even tougher to find a quality home espresso machine. We’ve had a Starbucks Barista espresso machine for a long time, and it’s been good but it has never been able to produce a quality espresso with the proper amount of crema (that’s the … [Read more...]

Ugh! Laryngitis

bed and coffee mug

Well doesn't it suck to be me. A couple of months ago I quit smoking and took up what is known as vaping. It has been a wonderful transition and has helped Tobei and I both make the transition to a healthier life than we were living. More on vaping at another date as that is not the point of this post. Last week a company that Tobei and I have sponsor our vaping show (again more at another date) launched a brand new line of juice for vapers. They sent us the entire line to try out. TWENTY … [Read more...]

Introducing Next Issue! Digital Magazines! ~ #Giveaway

Next Issue Digital Magazine Subscription Service

I don't know about you but I LOVE my magazines. From the news one to the parenting ones and even the gossip magazines. I can never turn down a good magazine. However I have had to curb my addiction to them. They are not cheap by any means and they are hard to hide from the husband when I have piles of them on the coffee table. Lucky for me I got introduced to Next Issue and have never turned back. Digital magazine subscriptions are not new by any means. But how about one low monthly subscription … [Read more...]

Getting Children to Help Around the House ~ Homemaker Monday

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One thing that can make a mother’s life easier is her children helping around the house. It varies by family how much housework the mother is responsible for, but often times it’s the majority of it, and it’s understandable in some cases. But wouldn’t you like to have less housework to do? Here are a few tips on getting your children to help out more around the house, regardless of their age. Start Young Teaching your child at a young age will encourage them to keep helping as they … [Read more...]

Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Image of Ultron

Seeing as Nolie is away at a conference this week, I was asked if I would like to review Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron for her. It took me about half a second to process the request and say “Did you even have to ask?” Suffice it to say that I am a huge comic geek and getting a chance to see the movie early was like an early Christmas! We’ll start with the setting – Age of Ultron takes place after the storylines from Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. … [Read more...]

Wedding Etiquette Fail!

Wedding Etiquette Fail

Went to visit my best friend last night and had a good laugh. She received a wedding invitation in the mail that made us shake our heads. When it comes to weddings there is unspoken and spoken rules to follow. Wedding etiquette is huge and something brides and grooms need to consider when planning there wedding. I guess no one informed this couple that when you have a wedding you are hosting an event and telling people to pay for the meals and submit payment with their RSVP is a HUGE … [Read more...]