Easy Chicken Stroganoff

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So has everyone settled in nicely with the back to school and work routine?  I always find September to be such an adjustment for everyone...the kids are adjusting to new classes, all of the extra curricular activities have started up and the homework routine has begun.  This means everyone is tired, including me.  So dinner time can be a challenge because we're struggling with routine and we're all strapped for time, but dinner doesn't have to be a stress! Have no fear, I'm here to help you … [Read more...]

Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

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This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and Kraft Cheesefest #KraftComfortCheese sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. - - - - - - - - - It's Kraft Cheesefest time!  Yes, it's a thing.  Cheese needs it's own festival don't you agree?  We always have cheese around here, and it makes an appearance at many of our meals.  I know if there is cheese on a dish my kids … [Read more...]

Painting House Trim

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Well we finally finished painting the exterior of our house.  Hallelujah!!  It was our least favourite project to date, but honestly one of the most satisfying afters yet.  Our home went from looking tired and dry to refreshed and renewed.  It was bothering me so much to see my home look sad and like it was going downhill, but time gets away on you and 8 years later it suddenly needs all kinds of work done.  This home ownership thing it a never ending thankless job isn't?  And a lot of work, but … [Read more...]

Fabulous Fall Wreaths!

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Have I ever told you of my love of wreaths?  Of course I have.  Many, many, many times I'm sure.  But I do love them.  I like the feeling they bring because for me they're the marker that a new season is starting, and it's my way of saying hello to the holiday or change in season.  And they make me smile when I walk up to our front door!  Wreath making for me also means that I'm feeling happy with where I am at that point in time...I know that sounds weird, but if I'm making a wreath I'm feeling … [Read more...]

Just a quick update…

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Hi Friends! I wanted to pop in today so you weren't left hanging, wondering where the Be Awesome Link Party was!  We have decided not to continue on with the link party any longer...I'm so sorry! So I've decided to venture off in a different direction and focus more on DIY and recipe content for my blog.  And I'm super excited to share all of these new posts with you over the next few weeks!  Here's a sneak peek I posted on Instagram... Thank you so much to everyone who linked up with us! … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

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  Happy Friday my friends!  I'm so glad it's the weekend.  Aren't you?  I find the first month of back to school and all the activities that come with it, absolutely exhausting.  Not to mention the back to school bugs that seem to be making their rounds here.  Needless to say, we're all ready for some relaxation time.  The weekends are all about unwinding and enjoying family...and of course eating good food too right?!  Of course it is! I've got a great recipe for you to enjoy this weekend. … [Read more...]

Braided Pumpkin Bread

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Hello friends!  How has your week been thus far?  I just got back from a blogging conference in Toronto, which I'll share later, so I've been busy getting my house and blog organized.  Blogging conferences will do that to you...they always leave me feeling inspired and like I have a to-do list a million miles along.  So when I feel overwhelmed by my to-do list I hit the kitchen and bake and cook.  These moments in my kitchen allow me time to think and come up with plans, so that's where I've … [Read more...]

My Fall Mantel

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It's fall y'all!  (I think I say this every year in at least one of my fall posts...it's just so fun to say!)  Anyway, it really is fall around here...we've got the snow to prove it.  Yep.  Snow.  But the only good thing about it, is that I took the opportunity of being snowed in to decorate my mantel for fall.  This year it really felt like summer was over so it inspired me to take down summer and put up some fall decor.  Fall decor is my most favourite of all...it's just so cozy and I adore … [Read more...]