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2017 - My Year to Move Forward
It's a couple of weeks into the new calendar year, and I'm starting to think about how I want this year to look. 2016 was a horrible year, on both a personal and a global scale. My life was turned upside down, and now I am working on finding our new normal,...
It's a couple of weeks into the new calendar year, and I'm starting to think about how I want this year to look. 2016 was a horrible year, on both a personal and a global scale. My life was turned upside down, and now I am wo...
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Canucks Rock the New Year $550 Giveaway!
Has everyone recovered from the holidays? I have Christmas mostly put away, other than the outdoor lights. Those are currently frozen solid into the lawn. (I just did spots and floods this year - wasn't up for getting up on the ladder to do the eaves.) Now ...
Has everyone recovered from the holidays? I have Christmas mostly put away, other than the outdoor lights. Those are currently frozen solid into the lawn. (I just did spots and floods this year - wasn't up for getting up on t...
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Goat Cheese Appetizer Bites {recipe}
This is one of those recipes that have become staples in my repertoire. It originally appeared in Bon Appetit , in May 1995. This was during my grad school days, with many Sunday night dinners hosted by my friend Lezlie. She subscribed to Bon Appetit  and l...
This is one of those recipes that have become staples in my repertoire. It originally appeared in Bon Appetit, in May 1995. This was during my grad school days, with many Sunday night dinners hosted by my friend Lezlie. She s...
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#HGG2016: Top Toys for the Holidays From Hasbro
We've been testing out a number of Hasbro toys over the past months, both at media events and at home. They have a great selection for kids of all ages, and Boo and I want to highlight a few of our favourites, as you complete your holiday gift shopping. BEY...
We've been testing out a number of Hasbro toys over the past months, both at media events and at home. They have a great selection for kids of all ages, and Boo and I want to highlight a few of our favourites, as you complete...
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#HGG2016: Gifts that Give Back
There are still a few shopping days left before Christmas, and many of us are still working our way through our lists.  Here are a few ideas for gifts that not only let your recipient know you are thinking of them, but also do good by giving back to local a...
There are still a few shopping days left before Christmas, and many of us are still working our way through our lists. Here are a few ideas for gifts that not only let your recipient know you are thinking of them, but also d...
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LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Available Now on Bluray {Review & Giveaway}
Bringing LEGO and Star Wars together is really just genius. And Boo never turns down an opportunity to check out one of these TV series. They are always entertaining, with lots of humour and action. "LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" takes place in ...
Bringing LEGO and Star Wars together is really just genius. And Boo never turns down an opportunity to check out one of these TV series. They are always entertaining, with lots of humour and action. "LEGO Star Wars: The Freem...
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Re-finding My Inner HandyWoman
My father and grandfather were always super handy. Whether it was fixing the family car or putting an addition on the house, they were always into something. And I watched, and sometimes helped, and learned a few things along the way. My grandfather gave me...
My father and grandfather were always super handy. Whether it was fixing the family car or putting an addition on the house, they were always into something. And I watched, and sometimes helped, and learned a few things along...
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Christmas Traditions: Old Christmas Day
Today is January 6. Old Christmas Day. What's that? Well, let me tell you a bit about it. Old Christmas Day is very much a part of my life and history, but I honestly never really knew why it was important. It just was. My family is of British origin, and w...
Today is January 6. Old Christmas Day. What's that? Well, let me tell you a bit about it. Old Christmas Day is very much a part of my life and history, but I honestly never really knew why it was important. It just was. My fa...
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Coping with Grief at the Holidays
Here we are, one day until Christmas Eve. The tree is up & decorated; most of the presents are wrapped; most of the baking is done; Christmas music has been playing for a couple weeks or more. But I'm still not entirely there. This first Christmas without o...
Here we are, one day until Christmas Eve. The tree is up & decorated; most of the presents are wrapped; most of the baking is done; Christmas music has been playing for a couple weeks or more. But I'm still not entirely there...
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My Christmas Wreath Adventure
Well, I finally finished the wreath project I showed you last week. I really do love to craft, and need to make more time for it. This time of year gives me an extra push to get creative, and sometimes I get in a little over my head. This isn't entirely one...
Well, I finally finished the wreath project I showed you last week. I really do love to craft, and need to make more time for it. This time of year gives me an extra push to get creative, and sometimes I get in a little over ...
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WW - Cone of Shame w/linky
He's not impressed. What did Henry get for Christmas this year?  Neutered. An InLinkz Link-up
He's not impressed. What did Henry get for Christmas this year? Neutered. An InLinkz Link-up
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Holiday Entertaining with Metro
Are you hosting the big family gathering over the holidays? Or maybe you're doing New Year's Eve with friends at your place? I adore hosting, but I find it still brings a lot of stress and worry. I always second guess myself on how much food to make, what b...
Are you hosting the big family gathering over the holidays? Or maybe you're doing New Year's Eve with friends at your place? I adore hosting, but I find it still brings a lot of stress and worry. I always second guess myself ...
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