Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream in Toronto {Giveaway}


I just love Disney on Ice. I remember so clearly the first time I got to see one in person. I was in my early teens and I had been wanting to see one for years but had never had the opportunity before. When the lights dimmed and those Disney characters came out on the […]

8 Ways to Get Organized for Christmas with Less Than a Month to Go!


Did you read my blog post Preparing for Christmas – 10 Things to Do Now? It’s been over two months since I wrote it and if you didn’t start getting ready back then, it’s time for some regrouping right now. No seriously – I know you’re busy but you need to take an hour, assess […]

Sweet Potato Pierogis Recipe


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the makers of ZANTAC®, but the opinions expressed are my own. When I was growing up, our family always celebrated the traditional Christmas dinner: turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, the works. It was delicious but once I began a family of my own, we decided to branch out in a […]

Menu Plan Monday for Week of November 23


Monday – Chicken parm meatballs and spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread Tuesday – Saucy Cheeseburger Sandwiches: cook 2 lbs ground beef and 1 cup diced onion. Drain fat and stir in 1 10.75 oz can of tomato soup, 1/4 cup water, 1 T. Worcestershire sauce, 2 tsp. Italian seasoning, 2 cloves garlic, minced and 1/4 […]

Bella Cosa Restaurant, London UK {Review}


Last month while visiting London, along with my daughter, I was privileged to check out Bella Cosa, a fabulous new Italian restaurant on the South Quay of Canary Wharf. What struck us first was the amazing cityscape view of Canary Wharf as we looked out across the water. Even at night, the view was gorgeous […]

Menu Plan Monday Week of November 16


Things on sale this week at FreshCo that this menu plan makes use of: ground chicken (buying extra for next week), ground beef (buying extra for next week), Italian dressing (use coupon in Flipp app). onions, and boneless chicken. Using price matching from Sobey’s to get sour cream, pork chops, from Loblaw’s to get shredded cheese, […]

5 Tips to Avoid Bedtime Stalling Tactics {Just 5 More Minutes Mom!}

tips for overcoming bedtime stalling tactics

My daughter was the queen of the bedtime stall. And my grand niece and grand nephew? Well, their parents refer to bedtime as playing a game of whack-a-mole. I need a drink of water – just get that taken care of and BOOM! The other one needs to go to the bathroom one more time. […]

Dasani PlantBottle Packaging is Making a Difference


This post is sponsored by Dasani & The Coca-Cola Company. I try to be green. I really do. But like Kermit the Frog says, “It’s not easy being green!” At least not when you grew up the way I did. You see, my parents were raised during the Great Depression and so when they made […]

Holiday Activities in London Ontario 2015


There are so many fun holiday activities going on in the next 6 weeks around here. Want to take in the excitement of the season with your family? Check these Holiday Activities in London Ontario out: Saturday Nov. 14th, 6 pm, London Santa Claus Parade A variety of floats, bands, and community groups taking part. They […]

Giveaway: Stocking Stuffers from Church and Dwight


It’s always the stocking stuffers that get neglected by me. Oh, I might have one or two ahead of time but they are always part of my last minute rush. I’m determined NOT to let that happen this yea. Check out the giveaway below – it could help you avoid that rush too! There are […]