Month: May 2011

My New Coach Bag and Me: A Love Story

Okay, I must start by saying that I am really not a brand-name person. My kids wear few labels, and I shop for myself at chain stores in the mall. (This leads me to end up at school wearing the same outfits as the Grade 8 girls, but I digress.) When it comes to handbags though, […] Read more…

Love Your Weekends Again!

This is a special guest post brought to you by the editors of Prevention magazine. (As soon as I read it, I knew I had to share it!) Come Friday, we’re ready to relax and recharge—but too many of us sabotage our weekends by cramming in a month of chores or going zombie in front […] Read more…

Wednesday Words

This week’s “Wednesday Words” come from my book club’s latest selection: Little Bee by Chris Cleave The first words that struck me were actually on the book jacket:  “We don’t want to tell you too much about this book. It is a truly special story and we don’t want to spoil it. Nevertheless, you need […] Read more…

Perfect Parties Theme Six: The Purple Party…and More!

I’m back again with another party plan from my creative friend Krista. This theme idea could work for whatever the birthday girl’s or boy’s favourite colour happens to be, but the examples here all work with the colour purple. (Not to be confused with the movie, which is not appropriate for young children!) Here are some […] Read more…

How Long Are You Going To Live?

Apparently, my magic number is 91 years of age, if you can believe the multi-step life-expectancy calculator at Living to 100. I realize this is not an exact science, but I still found it fascinating to input my information for the various categories (personal, lifestyle, nutrition and medical) and see what verdict I received. Not only […] Read more…

Wednesday Words

Today’s edition of Wednesday Words comes to you from my book club’s latest selection, “Annabel” by Kathleen Winter: “A child’s worry was not like an adult’s. It gnawed deep, and was so unnecessary. Why did people not realize children could withstand the truth? Why did adults insist on filling children with the deceptions their own parents had […] Read more…

RONA $50 GC Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the $50 RONA Gift Card, thanks to the BMO Eco Smart Mortgage: # 98 Shepherd C. of McKellar, ON Enjoy your prize, Shepherd! P.S. The first winner didn’t leave an email address, and her profile wasn’t available…so I had to choose someone else. Let that be a lesson! 🙂 Read more…

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