2016: The Year of Yoda

Last year, I decided to try using one word as a guiding principle for the year. I chose 'thoughtful' and while I wouldn't consider it a huge success, since I rather forgot about it in the last quarter of the year, it was a good way to focus my thoughts and I want to try it again for 2016. I spent a few days thinking about it, trying out different words and phrases to see what seemed to fit the way that I'd like to see this new year go. One phrase kept coming to mind, which will not surprise anyone Read more [...]

The Breville IQ Kettle takes your tea to the next level

The Breville IQ Kettle has been on my personal wishlist for the last few years. I drink a lot of tea - usually at least one cup a day - and I have always heard that using water heated to the right temperature is the key to a perfect cup. You should have seen the happy dance that I did when I heard that Breville was sending me their IQ Kettle to review...and seen the look on my husband's face when I told him and he showed me my Christmas present in the basement, a Breville IQ Kettle. Guess all those Read more [...]

Ideas for giving back this holiday season

At this busy time of year, it's so easy to get wrapped up in the hustle and bustle and packed schedules we all have. There are easy ways to give back and help everyone in the family remember that it's a season of giving, not just getting! We always try to support a toy drive, such as Toy Mountain or Toys for Tots in the USA. It's a great way to remind our daughters of how other children are not as fortunate as they are. Food banks are always in need of donations. Many grocery stores have Read more [...]

Stuff your Stockings with LUSH

What do you do when you realize that you need a last-minute teacher or hostess gift, or you have stockings that need stuffing? I recommend LUSH's Christmas line! I have already written about a few of my favourite holiday bath treats from LUSH but here are a few more recommendations in case you're realized that you're not quite done your shopping yet...or you're in need of a little rest and relaxation for yourself! On the left is the Golden Wonder bath bomb ($6.95), which has cognac, lime Read more [...]

Posterjack Acrylic Block Giveaway

Have you ever ordered something as a gift and then liked it so much you wanted to keep it for yourself? I'm facing that dilemma thanks to my friends at Posterjack! They suggested that I order an Acrylic Block as a gift this holiday season and it seemed like a perfect present for my mother-in-law. Now that it's in my house, I don't want to let it go! You upload your picture and choose whether you would like your Acrylic Block to be 5 x 7 inches (my choice) or 6 x 6 inches, and Posterjack prints Read more [...]

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