My Scrapbooking Weekend

It's become an annual tradition (two years in a row makes something a tradition, right?) for some of my girlfriends and myself to meet at a B&B just outside of Edmonton for a weekend of scrapbooking, eating and catching up.  We used to all live in the same small town in Alberta but now only one of us still lives there; the rest are at least still in the province. Last year I was pregnant so I was able to have a much enjoyed break; this year I packed up all of my scrapbooking essentials, Read more [...]

Christmas Cookies – Molasses Cookies

This recipe comes from my husband's Gram.  They are a tradition on his side of the family but for some reason, whenever my mother-in-law tried to make them they didn't quite turn out right so unless Gram bakes and mails some goodies, they don't get them.  I was quite nervous to give them a shot last year but when I got the seal of approval from my husband, and then his mom and brother, I knew they'd become a tradition we'll be passing along to our daughters too. As a bonus, they freeze and mail Read more [...]

Holiday Cards by Minted.com (coupon code)

I'm big on sending out Christmas cards to our families and friends and have done it for about 5 years now.  I used to make them myself but I don't have time to do that now if I want to send out more than 10!  I love to send photo cards but I hate only having a few templates to chose from when I go to the big box stores, and I really hate when I end up sending the same card as some of my friends and family members. I was offered the opportunity to try out Minted this year.  I spent quite Read more [...]

Stuff their stockings with Playtex and Kachooz!

I've got 3 stockings to stuff this year and I'm on the lookout for all sorts of different things to make everyone happy!  For Rowan, since she's getting the hang of solid foods and drinking out of cups, there will be a Playtex® The First Lil' GripperTM Straw Trainer Cup.  Featuring a soft, flexible straw and sturdy handles on both sides, it's easy for her to pick up and drink from already.  I really appreciate that there is a sliding top so that it's easy to travel with (I hate it when I lose Read more [...]

Wintery Delights from NCircle (giveaway)

If you're a regular reader, you know I'm a fan of NCircle Entertainment and I'm happy that they have 2 new winter-themed DVDs to kick off the holiday season! In The Cat In The Hat Knows a lot About That: Told From the Cold, Nick, Sally and the Cat go on 4 wintery adventures.  With stories about penguins, bears, and snow (oh my!), there are lots of fun songs and facts to learn.  We don't go on a road trip without a The Cat In The Hat Knows a lot About That DVD packed up so this will get lots Read more [...]

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