Many years ago, after a visit to Newfoundland, my Mom dropped by my home with a special package…a gift from my Nan Coady. As I unwrapped the two “Carnival Glass Tumblers,” wrapped in dish towels from my Nanny’s kitchen, I Continue reading How vintage dishes and a glass of milk remind me of my childhood…
I emptied my pantry…threw out everything that was expired, added baskets and glass jars and made it all pretty and organized…just because I saw all of these amazing pantries on Pinterest and I just HAD to have one. OK WHATEVER!!! Continue reading My “Pinterest Worthy” Pantry Makeover!
Growing up in a musical family, it was nothing for a sing-song to break out after an evening meal or on a Sunday afternoon. Someone would grab a guitar, another would take a seat at the piano…then Poppy would lean against Continue reading Seven Old Ladies…
Have you ever taken a look at your Netflix viewing to see exactly how much time you spend bingeing and what shows you’ve been watching? Netflix did a little math and in 2017, members worldwide streamed 140 million hours per day Continue reading Netflix – WOW I binge a LOT! I’m coming clean about what I watched this past year!
Like many, with the closing of one year and the starting of another…I’ve taken a little time to reflect on my professional and personal life…focusing on what’s working for me and where I need improvement. Last year, I tossed aside Continue reading Nurture – My Guiding Word for 2018
If there’s one thing I’ve discovered from running an Etsy shop and selling multiple “Things We Love About You” prints over the last few years (a print I originally made to celebrate my Dad’s 70th birthday)…it’s that people all over Continue reading Family Memories…
When my oldest was quite a bit younger, she complained of not being able to see for far longer than I care to admit! By the time I clued in that she really did need glasses, she was absolutely blown Continue reading “Eye” wish I’d listened to my own advice! Take advantage of the Kids See Free program from Atlantic Superstore
Miracle of all miracles…I have discovered the perfect, nutritious, rich in nutrient food that’s easy to prepare, delicious and absolutely speedy to cook…so much so, that I can run around like an over-tired, over-worked, over-taxed mama in the mornings…trying to Continue reading Weekday Eggs…
Over the last few days, it’s become overwhelmingly clear to me that my children have completely ruined my love life. Or…any chance of ever having one that is! When my marriage first ended (during the Christmas holidays almost 9 years Continue reading My children have ruined my love life! #StreamTeam
What do you mean you’re overworked, chasing kids, staying up late, getting up early, running around like a chicken with your head cut off and keeping a to-do list longer than your actual arm? Isn’t EVERYONE? These days, we’re fast Continue reading How to Avoid Getting Sick When You’re Burning the Candle at Both Ends (Plus a Giveaway!)
Do you entertain friends and family during the holiday season? Are you looking for new and fabulous recipes to add to your repertoire? Well…read on…I’ve got the party for you! The holidays for me, kick off in style when the Continue reading Entertaining with #PCInsidersCollection and a TWITTER PARTY with $1,000 in prizes!
Disclaimer: This post was created together with TD and the TD Common Ground Project. As always, all opinions are my own. I remember my childhood so fondly. We lived near the Confederation Building in St. John’s Newfoundland…next to a field where, Continue reading Making Green Spaces…an update on the TD Common Grounds Project with the Dartmouth North Public Library
When it comes to watching scary shows, I am about the ABSOLUTE BIGGEST WIMP THERE IS except for my friend Maxine who punched me in the leg and arm continuously during Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984…while I kept my Continue reading Stranger Things…Season Two #StreamTeam
Potatoes are my thing! Fried, mashed, boiled, scalloped…I am all over cooking the potato every and any way possible! In fact, I can quite honestly say I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like! My preference, potatoes grown locally…I’m a Continue reading Little Potatoes #NearYou
Breakfasts around here aren’t really a thing despite every warning that it’s the most important meal of the day! None of my kids can eat the first thing in the morning…opting instead for some sort of snack mid-way through the Continue reading Nitrite and Phosphate Free Deli Meats for the WIN!
It was a lovely evening that found a number of ECM bloggers at the Media Preview of the Brand New IKEA store in Dartmouth Crossing. We were there to have a look at IKEA’s largest sustainable store to date, be Continue reading Local bloggers wreak havoc at IKEA… #IKEAHalifax
With the new school year underway, I’ve been slowly making my way back into the kitchen to prep a few meals as we’re heading back into our regular routines. For me…the kitchen is a challenge. Besides not totally enjoying the Continue reading Making Mealtimes Easier (and Healthier) with the President’s Choice Blue Menu #BlueYourMenu
This last few months, I’ve been in a state of chaos…things jumbled in my head not to mention my wreck of a house. A few rooms are PERFECT like my newly renovated Living Room, Dining Room and Kitchen…but the rest Continue reading Getting Myself Organized for the NEW YEAR!
Brought to you by Interac Association and TheCo I’m always in a hurry! Running from one activity to the next, trying desperately to get back to my office, with breaks in between that have me running from horseback riding, to the volleyball court, Continue reading Making my Hectic Life more Seamless
If you live in Halifax, you’re likely well aware of The Coast’s annual Best of Halifax competition! Essentially, locals cast their votes to decide their favourite “Halifax People and Places” in over thirty categories including…Best Place to Have a Date, Continue reading Introducing…the 7 Blogs Nominated for The Coast’s Best of Halifax #BOH2017