Month: October 2012

Girls’ Night Out at Mandarin Chinese Buffet

It may surprise my loyal readers to hear this, but while I love to eat out, I have not actually been to every chain restaurant in Ontario. In fact, Saturday night was my first trip to the famous Mandarin Chinese buffet. Another secret? As a picky eater, I’m not even a huge Chinese food lover…but […] Read more…

Hearts For Hearts Girls: Dolls For a Cause

So I know I said we’re cutting back on “stuff” for the girls this Christmas, but I don’t think either one of them is ready to celebrate the holiday without a new doll…and these ones actually help support a good cause too! Hearts For Hearts Girls: You can empower girls to change the world with this charitable […] Read more…

Blissdom Canada 2012: An Introvert Goes To A Conference

Many people attend Blissdom for the famous Costumes and Karaoke party. I attended in spite of it. When Blissdom was taking place last Fall, I followed the Twitter stream and read the blog posts, feeling like I had really missed out on a great opportunity to make connections and learn more about the art and […] Read more…

Sears Club Points: Earn Rewards While You Shop!

With many store credit/loyalty cards, you can earn points but they’re shrouded in red tape, with limitations on how to redeem or what you can redeem for (e.g. special catalogues). You quickly learn that the point value is minimal, especially considering the effort you have to take to get your rewards. How is Sears different? […] Read more…

Wednesday Words on Giving

“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure…will be poured into your lap.” Luke 6:38 No, you might not get back as many Halloween goodies as you give out, but there’s definite merit to those Gospel words. What I often need to remind myself of is that you aren’t always going to receive […] Read more…

Gifts For Girls: My Kids’ Best-Loved Toys

Let me begin by saying this post is not sponsored in any way, shape or form. The goodies I’m going to mention were gifts for our girls, either purchased by us or family members (or perhaps created in Santa’s workshop). What they all have in common: their incredible value, in terms of time the girls […] Read more…

Be Ready with the New Vicks AgeSmart Family Thermometer

Believe it or not, we haven’t owned a family thermometer in over two years, when our last one broke and we never bothered to replace it. So the timing was perfect when Vicks asked me to try out their new AgeSmartTM Family Thermometer. Digital is definitely the way to go now, but with our last thermometer, […] Read more…

Lower Your Bills Just By…Asking?

Some bills are non-negotiable (heat, electrical) and if you want to save money, it’s up to you to adjust your usage accordingly. However, as I have recently learned, some bills are up for very worthwhile discussion. I called Bell to ask how I could lower my monthly costs. I already know that my BlackBerry plan […] Read more…

Paint the Town Red This Halloween With Nestlé

Forget about tacking on the “Disclosure” at the end of this post: I’m going to be upfront and tell you that Nestlé sent me a box of their assorted snack size bars as an incentive to share the information below with you. While I will work for chocolate (it it weren’t for my blogging ethics, a […] Read more…

KIDZ BOP Halloween Hits!

You already know I’m a fan of KIDZ Bop (versions of the songs we love, cleaned up and sung by kids, for kids). This Halloween season, the fun continues with KIDZ Bop Halloween, featuring many “monster” hits! I can’t wait to use this for October gym lessons, and have it on in the class as […] Read more…

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