Wholesale Costume Club – review

Halloween is just around the corner and I'm so excited this year!  For the first time in years we're living in an area with lots of kids, so we should have loads of Trick or Treater's coming to our door, and Ashlyn is old enough that we may take her to a couple of our neighbours to show her off. Of course, the best part of Halloween is picking out just the right Halloween costumes for everyone in the family!  I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of dressing up myself anymore, but my husband's Read more [...]

Rainy day

Fall has definitely hit Ottawa!  It's gone from 30 degrees to a much more comfortable 15 degrees (or less), and I'm in the process of taking advantage of a rainy day.  I need to get our fall clothes out and put away the summer stuff...and in the case of my daughter, pack away all of the clothes she's outgrown *sniff* Then there are clean clothes to fold, recently printed pictures to date and put away in albums, and blog posts to write, but first I have to take advantage of my favourite rainy Read more [...]

What’s for dinner – Chili

Ok, technically it's what's for lunch, but the chili was dinner last night. The baked potatoe was an impulse buy when I was grocery shopping at Farm Boy yesterday. This is my chili recipe, which is basically an amalgamation of my mom's chili, my aunt's chili, and what my husband and I added along the way. It freezes great so I always make extra for a night when I don't have the time or energy to make a meal. Ingredients 1 lb extra-lean ground beef 1 onion, diced 1 green pepper (this time, Read more [...]

HappyBaby – review & giveaway

For a lot of mommies-to-be, myself included, as soon as you realize you're expecting a baby, you want to "do better".  The hard part is figuring out what, exactly, you should be doing to do better.  We know that it's important to eat well and exercise, but what about everything else?  Do you go organic?  What should you use to clean your house?  It can be completely overwhelming! HappyBaby is a company that was founded by Shazi Visram in 2003.  She is passionate about babies starting on Read more [...]

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