Our Budget Friendly Kids Bathroom Makeover

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Have I ever shown you our kids bathroom?  Um, of course not because it's a bathroom...a bathroom with peeling fishie decals and toothpaste smeared mirrors.  Oh, and I can't dare show you a room with a hideous light fixture...oops I did.  Please ignore it. The kids bathroom has needed some love for a looooong time.  It has served us well for many years, but now the kids are growing up, and things are starting to show their wear and tear, so it was time to give it a little update.  Not a complete … [Read more...]

My Favourite Things This Fall!

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 I know you all know my love of fall...it's such a cozy time of year as we embrace the last warm and sunny days before the snow flies.  From September to November I almost feel like it's a new year as our focus shifts from summer routines, decor & clothing, to fall and winter items.  From warm meals, flannel sheets, wool sweaters, warm scarves and cozy boots...it just all feels so nice. So I thought it would be fun to share some of the things I'm loving the most this season in a favourite … [Read more...]

My Super Simple, No Stress, Spooky Halloween Mantel

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Hello friends!  Thank you for coming over today!  I thought I'd share my Halloween mantel with you...my really really late to the party Halloween mantel. I wasn't even going to post my Halloween mantel this year because I felt reaaaaaaally late to the Blogland Halloween party, especially with half of my Pinterest feed now in Christmas mode.  But I thought why not?  It was already decorated, and the more I looked at it the more I liked it.  For some reason because I didn't really spend any money … [Read more...]

Weekend Reads

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Hello my friends!  Welcome to my Weekend Reads. For a long time I used to write posts here on Sundays called Gratitude Sunday, but somewhere over time I stopped doing them.   While I always enjoyed writing those Sunday posts, I also felt a bit restricted by them in what I could share.  So after some thought I decided to try something new over here and have a day where I share some things I've been up to or come across over the previous week.  Things like interesting blog posts I've read, new … [Read more...]

Our simple and beautiful Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is by far one of my most favourite holidays.  I love everything about it from the food, to the weather, to the cozy sweaters and boots.  But most importantly Thanksgiving for us means time spent with our family enjoying great company, delicious food, Halloween candy and lots of card games!  This years Thanksgiving was all that and more...it was fantastic! This year we spent Thanksgiving weekend out at my parents place with my parents and my sister and her family, and it was … [Read more...]

Roasted Tomato & Pumpkin Soup

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 Happy Friday friends! I have to say I'm pretty relieved it's the weekend.  This week has been a crazy busy, running-around-like-a-chicken-with-its-head-cut-off kind of week.  After Thanksgiving we jumped right back into life, and the week seemed to go by at warp speed!  And today I'm off to a food blogger conference in Vancouver and I have to admit I'm really really nervous.  Conferences are hard yo.  Fun, but very nerve wracking.  I always feel like I'm the uncool kid walking into a room of … [Read more...]

Tortellini Vegetable Soup

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It's day 3 of my Soup Week!  So far I've shared a Cheddar & Ale Chicken Chowder and Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup...are you hungry for soup yet?! Soup is such a fantastic meal during these dark and cold nights.  Soup is comfort food at it's best, especially when you serve up a bowl with warm crusty bread and butter.  So delicious.  I love having soup simmering on the stove at dinner time, because the house smells amazing and feels so cozy.  When I have a pot going I find my family always … [Read more...]

Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Turkey Meatball Soup

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Welcome to day 2 of my soup week! Yesterday I shared a Cheddar & Ale Chicken Chowder that is to-die-for, and today I'm sharing the most simple & delicious meatball soup.  More specifically Mayor Naheed Nenshi's Turkey Meatball Soup.  Say wah?  Let me explain!  I live in Calgary, Alberta and we have the best mayor in the country...for reals.  He is smart, charismatic, comforting, witty and a pillar of strength for our city.  Since he has held the title of mayor in our great city, he has … [Read more...]