Be Awesome Party #13! Come link up with us!

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- - - Welcome back to our Be Awesome Link Party! Hello friends!  We had a little technical difficulty today, but here we are back for another Be Awesome Link Party!  We are SO very happy to have you here with us, sharing your projects and inspiring us all week after week! Together with myself, Angie of Echoes of Laughter, Virginia of Fynes Designs, Julie of Sober Julie, Crystal of Sew Creative, Tara of Suburble, Stacey of This Lil Piglet and Shauna of Satori Design for Living, we all … [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...]

Warm Potato Salad

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A salad you ask?  But summer is over.  Nah.  Salads are fun all year round!  Ok, maybe not fun, but yummy no?  Especially warm potato salad.  I honestly could eat this dish once a week...serve it up alongside a roasted chicken and you're golden.  It's roasting the potatoes first that makes this salad so good...or maybe it's the cooked onions (yum), oh I love the pickles too...don't forget the bacon!  Drooling yet? I first had this delectable salad while over for dinner at my friend Lori's … [Read more...]

Snowtember

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So guess what?  It snowed here on Monday...and it's still snowing.  We got 3 inches and are still under a heavy snowfall warning for today.  Yes.  In September.  I know, right?  Snowtember. I seriously am not ready for this type of weather.  We live in winter for almost 8 months of the year around here, so to see it on your doorstep, covering all your potted plants and garden in the early part of September is very sad.  September is a month that we should be able to count on for summer … [Read more...]

Hearty Banana, Apple & Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

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Ahhhhh fall.  It's really here in Calgary.  The air is dang cold and there's snow in the forecast already.  Yes, you read that right.  September 5 and they're already calling for flurries next week.  How in the world does it go from +30 degrees one week to snow the next?  Gah.  I know I shouldn't be surprised but I am...like every year winter takes me off guard.  I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend - going through all the kids winter stuff to see if it still fits.  Wait a second, I don't … [Read more...]

Our Trip To Ucluelet!

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We had the nicest summer this year...I can't even believe that it's over and that the kids are back to school.  It's like things finally get going, the weather is gorgeous then poof.  Summer is gone.  But we have memories right?  It's true...our memories of this summer are amazing. Years ago before we had kids my husband & I took a road trip out to the west coast of Canada, more specifically Vancouver Island.  After we spent time there we always knew that we'd be back but next time with … [Read more...]

The Dish on Dishwashers with Frigidaire!

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Let's talk dishwashers.  Seriously, what would I do without my dishwasher?  How did families run a household without one?  I mean, I know it's possible but I can't imagine.  My dishwasher is a silent hero in my house...it works everyday thanklessly cleaning cleaning cleaning. Recently I was selected to work with Frigidaire as part of their #testdrivemoms program to try out the new Frigidaire OrbitClean Dishwasher!  I am super excited because we were in dire need of a dishwasher!  Woot woot!  So … [Read more...]

35 Easy School Lunchbox Ideas

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It's the most wonderful time of the year...oops wrong season.  Or not.  ;)  Actually I have very mixed feelings about back to school...I love having the kids home with me during the summer.  I really do.  I love our lazy mornings and days out enjoying the sun, plus I know that these summers together are fleeting because my babies are growing up.  So I try to soak in as much time with them as I can.  But we do reach a point where everyone is just ready for some routine.  The kids are ready to see … [Read more...]