Holidays & Celebrations

10 Fun Ways to Limit Kids’ Halloween Candy

10 Fun Ways to Limit Kids’ Halloween Candy

In our house, Halloween was a time to overindulge on candy. It was part of the fun of the event and once the ‘good stuff’ was gone, the rest got tossed out anyway. The only thing I did to limit intake was to selflessly eat some myself. However, I’ve picked up many fantastic ideas for […]

6 Cheap and Easy Halloween Games for Kids

6 Cheap and Easy Halloween Games for Kids

Games can make Halloween so much more fun and memorable. You don’t have to be Disney parents and put a lot of time and energy into it. These easy games require very little time to prepare and they’re guaranteed to bring out the witch cackles in all who play.

Best Websites for Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Best Websites for Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Pumpkin carving has come a long way since I was a child in New Brunswick. Carving triangles and a toothy grin into a pumpkin was enough to impress visitors. Now, I’m blown away every year by the talent and creativity behind some truly amazing pumpkin designs. Many of these designs can be easily replicated using […]

Canadian Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2020

Canadian Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2020

It can be tough to find a gift that’s special enough for our Dad. Our 2020 Canadian Gift Guide for Fathers includes some of our favourites, so you can narrow down your options and make a perfect choice!

Canadian Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2020

Canadian Gift Guide: Mother’s Day 2020

It can be tough to find a gift that’s special enough for our Mom. Our 2020 Canadian Gift Guide for Mothers includes some of our favourites, so you can narrow down your options and make a perfect choice!

Peanut Butter Bird Nests – No-Bake Recipe for Easter

Peanut Butter Bird Nests – No-Bake Recipe for Easter

These peanut butter bird nests are as tasty as they are adorable! They’re eggcellent for Easter entertaining or gifts.  Cadbury mini eggs are the house favourite, so both the cookies and leftover eggs disappear in record time. We also tried Smarties mini eggs but I found them to be a bit too large.

9 Easy Easter Crafts for Adults

9 Easy Easter Crafts for Adults

Do you love homemade Easter decorations as much as I do? Sadly, I possess very few crafting skills and little talent in that regard, so I appreciate easy ideas for holiday decor.

Traditional Irish Canadian Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Traditional Irish Canadian Food for St. Patrick’s Day

Food is especially important to the Irish. Even now, many generations after suffering through times of starvation. Most of their traditional recipes still contain ingredients from times of economic hardship, such as potatoes. Irish Moss seaweed stepped in for many families during the Potato Famine. Luckily, Irish Moss is a “super food” that is packed […]

DIY Natural Food Colouring for Valentine’s Day Baking

DIY Natural Food Colouring for Valentine’s Day Baking

Adding a little Valentine’s Day love to your baking can start with cookie cutters, but you can also decorate treats with naturally nutritious (and tasty) red, pink and purple food dyes that you make yourself.

Keep Pets Safe Throughout the Holiday Season

Keep Pets Safe Throughout the Holiday Season

The holiday season is filled with so much joy and wonder, it’s easy to forget that it could spell disaster for pets.  Danger lurks everywhere for our furry friends, from holiday food to Christmas trees.  We’ve compiled this list of warnings and tips to help prevent a holiday disaster at your house.