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Tips to Celebrate National Oral Health Month

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April is National Oral Health Month in Canada. Celebrate this month by making sure your kids are on track to maintaining their teeth for a very long time. *photo copyrights to © xavier gallego morel on Fotolia We often get used to routines and, over time, become lazy with every step we are supposed to Continue reading →

Simple Nail Art with Trind

Nail art light blue and grey

I don’t often do fancy nail art on this site. Mostly because I’m not that talented. I prefer easy shapes and designs. I do, however, paint my nails quite often. It’s a distraction and a relaxation activity for me. I was recently asked to choose a couple of colours from the Trind line from Obsessed Continue reading →

Ideas to Celebrate Earth Month

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This month, Earth Day is April 22, but you don’t need to wait until then to make a difference in the world around you. Here are some simple steps you can take to raise your awareness and lower your impact in just one month. Plant a row, grow a row – Check with your local Continue reading →

It’s a #CleanFreeSunday Twitter Party

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It feels like we clean every day in our house. That’s because we do. I have to admit I am very unorganized when it comes to housework and I usually end up in a defensive stance; only cleaning when something really needs it, instead of doing something every day to lessen my workload. Because of Continue reading →

Can RoC Retin-Ox Corrector Smooth Fine Lines?

RoC Retin-Ox Correxion

One of our beauty contributors put this product to the test. Here’s her story. I have struggled with my skin for years and have tried many different skincare products over my lifetime. My skin is oily with slight rosacea and peri-oral dermatitis. Additionally, I developed rough, skin colored bumps all over my face in my Continue reading →

Coconut Rum Brown Sugar Cookies Recipe

Coconut Rum Brown Sugar Cookies for a cookie recipe

My daughter was home for spring break this past week and we made a list of things we wanted to do. Two of the items were ‘bake something’ and ‘do an experiment’. My girls wanted to decorate a cookie, but I didn’t want to make my basic sugar cookies as I just made some the Continue reading →

The Best April Fool’s Day Joke

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Today reminds me of my family. We are all spread out across two countries right now, but there’s something about memories that pulls me back and makes me feel like I never left home. My family loves to laugh. We tell jokes, and on special days, like today, we try to out-prank each other. I Continue reading →

Cheesy Beef Orzo Recipe

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I’ve been really bad at meal planning lately. Last Friday at 3:00, I realized that I had no clue what we were going to do for dinner. Since our fridge was fairly bare, I didn’t have much to work with, but, it turns out, I had what mattered. After raiding the pantry, I threw this Continue reading →

Five Ways to Burn off Extra Energy in Kids

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Our spring break starts today and not all of the days this week are going to be nice. If my Facebook feed has been any indication this winter, there isn’t a place in Canada that hasn’t been hit with a long, cold, snowy season. On the days that we are just staying home, but the Continue reading →

Get Your Glitter On… and Off with OPI


I have a love/hate relationship with glitter (or sparkle) nail polish. I love putting it on; I hate taking it off. What’s not to love about glitter. It goes on easy. It covers up imperfections and ‘user-error’. It’s shiny. If some of it chips or smears off, you can just put another coat on. No Continue reading →

15 Spring Break Activities for Young Kids

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 A couple of weeks ago my Facebook feed filled with status updates about spring break for many of my friends to the east of me. Since then I had some time to get ready for my full days with my girls. Don’t get me wrong, I love spending time with them and I can’t wait Continue reading →