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Deborah Coombs
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Canada Blooms is Back! March 10-19 at Toronto's Enercare Centre {giveaway}
I am itching to get out in my garden. I saw robins last week, and then the next day - snowdrops in a neighbour's flower bed. Yes! We are almost there. The sparrows seem to be nesting as well, and I think our mom and dad pair may be moving back into their ne...

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Belly Laugh Riddles and Puns for Kids (book review)
Boo loves to read. And Boo loves a good joke. He's still super proud of this one he made up years ago: Q: Why do fish swim in salt water?  A: Because pepper makes them sneeze! ba-dum-ching So, naturally, when I was asked to review Belly Laugh Riddles and Pu...

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Family Day Weekend in Toronto
Family Day 2017 is here, and there are tons of events planned around the province. The first Family Day holiday in 2008 had a smattering of activities on offer, but that quickly grew, and there are now many options for families to enjoy, according to their ...

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WW - Hyacinth w/linky
An InLinkz Link-up

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What Will Retirement Look Like for You? #RetireReady with TD
I had a visit with my financial advisor a couple of weeks ago. It was an hour of tidying up accounts, removing my late husband's name, discussing how and when to deal with the mortgage on our home. It was a bit overwhelming, but also satisfying to get some ...

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"Fixing" My Kitchen Reno #DIY
We made many mistakes when we got into our kitchen renovation in 2015. Many. And a few of those still haunt me today. But, the one I want to focus on is the lack of foresight and planning for our pantry. Oh, how I lusted after a pantry. Any extra cupboard s...

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WW - Winterlude w/linky
Boo and I spent last weekend in Ottawa, and it's Winterlude , so we headed to Confederation Park on Saturday to check out the ice sculptures. Winterlude runs through February 20, with a variety of activities happening at multiple locations. This is the firs...

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Pinocchio Signature Collection - Available Now On Blu-ray & Digital HD {giveaway}
I love sharing books and movies from my childhood with my boys now, and this movie is no exception. Although, I would like to note for the record that "Pinocchio" pre-dates me by several years, as it originally came out in 1940. I suspect I saw it for the f...

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WW - Memories of California w/linky
An InLinkz Link-up

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Help Fill Empty Bellies and Support Student Health and Learning in Your Community #Toonies4Tummies
I think we all know by now the importance of good nutrition in maintaining concentration and effective student learning. Studies have clearly shown that a full belly is critical for kids to learn at their best and perform well in school. And of course that ...
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