Save money with a mobile phone! #TELUS #GALAXYS5

Mobile Phones can help you save money!

When I go shopping I like to make sure I get the best price. With this shopping philosophy, it takes a couple of hours before I’m ready to head out to the stores. I write down a list of stores that I might be planning on visiting on this particular shopping trip. Yes, I make a list of stores that I might be going to! Why, because there’s nothing worse than walking into an unplanned store buying things and then realizing that you could have used a coupon to save! As soon as my list is complete, I turn on my computer … {continue reading}

Learn about Canada’s Oil Sands – #QualityEssentials

Delicious Fresh Strawberries thanks to Canada's Oil Sands!

This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of CAPP. What if tomorrow oil wasn’t accessible anymore? The oil industry powers a lot of sectors around the world. We can agree that oil is used in multiple products that we use daily: gas, cosmetics, plastics, heating, etc. In fact, with our ever growing population, the demand for oil is also growing… it’s part of our daily lives. When I observe how oil plays a big … {continue reading}

Aztec Clay Pendant – Easy Clay Jewelry – #SculpeyProjects

Aztec Clay Pendant - Tutorial

This post is brought to you by Polyform Products. Featuring the NEW Sculpey Soufflé Clay. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Have you heard of Sculpey’s NEW Souffle Clay? It’s a lightweight clay that is PERFECT for jewelry making. I made a bunch of jewelry with it and I can’t get over how light the clay is. It comes in a bunch of awesome colors and BONUS you can mix them together to create custom colors too! What do you think of the Aztec Clay Pendants I made? They are super easy to make and such a fun design. Want to make some too? Aztec Clay … {continue reading}

Quick & Easy Living Room Makeover – #IKEAMakeover

Quick & Easy Living Room Makeover!

You know how I keep reminding you that my 1960′s house is quite outdated and needs some love? This also applies to some of the decor. My living room as been the same for at least 5 years and I haven’t touched the paint since we moved in 7 years ago. OUPS! We are planning on painting it, but we want to wait until we change the big window. Anyways, that’s no excuse to keep the living room looking BLAH.. right? Last week I went to IKEA and came back with this: Yes, I gave my living room a fresh … {continue reading}

10 Fun Outdoor Planters and more – #FromDreamToReality 121

Unique and FUN Outdoor Planters!

I’ve been looking for new planters for my home. I especially like ones that are unique! I was so happy when I saw a bunch of creative planters were shared during last week’s From Dream To Reality! I’ll be featuring a few today, along with some other creative ways to add some fun to your outdoor space! Before we check out the features, would you like a slice of Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake? Trust me, it’s as delicious as it looks!   Ok, so let’s check out the features shall we?   10 Fun Outdoor Planters and more! {From Dream … {continue reading}

Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake – #CheesecakeoftheYear

Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake Recipe - Absolutely DELICIOUS Cheesecake

I’m a HUGE cheesecake lover. Whenever I go to a restaurant and there’s cheesecake on the dessert card, there’s no doubt that I will order it. I like every kind of cheesecake, from fruit to chocolate. I remember YEARS ago my mother made a Frozen Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake for my birthday. It looked really yummy, but the title “cheesecake” really turned me off. I kept asking her if it was going to taste like cheese. And wondered why someone would want to eat a cake made of cheese. Just sounded “icky”. She assured me that it didn’t taste like cheese. … {continue reading}

Stylish Kids Shoes for a Good Cause – TOMS – #TOMSCanada

With every pair you purchase, TOMS will give a pair of new shoes to a child in need. One for One

People have been talking to me about TOMS shoes for a while now. Telling me how comfy and stylish they are. I never owned any nor have I bought some for my kids. So I was very curious and excited when I was asked to have my girls try them out. Gabrielle received a pair of TOMS Silver Glitters and Emanuelle got the TOMS Red Canvas Classics. They both absolutely LOVE their new shoes. They want to wear them all the time even when they are playing outside (which shows that they must be super comfy!). Not only are they comfy … {continue reading}

Enjoy a Coffee Break + Giveaway + Printable – #KraftMeACoffee

Maxwell House Keurig®* Compatible Pods Dark Roast Coffee

I’ve been drinking coffee for about a year. Yes, I realize that an adult who just started drinking coffee is quite rare. My parents have been drinking coffee for as long as I can remember, I even remember arguing with my sisters over who was going to get to make their morning coffee. They never knew how the coffee would taste since we each had our own ‘‘recipe’’. haha My Mom had a special cup which was a white and red Max cup! We were always careful when handling that cup making sure not to break it. I’m quite excited … {continue reading}

20 Refreshing Summer Treats – #FromDreamToReality 120

20 Refreshing Summer Treats

20 Refreshing Summer Treats ~ With summer fast approaching, I thought it would be a great idea to feature summer treats that were shared at last week’s From Dream To Reality. Great idea right? You’ll find all these treats look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try them out! Let’s check them out together and we’ll party right after. :) 20 Refreshing Summer Treats {From Dream To Reality - Features} From Dream To Reality #119   Classic Homemade Strawberry Pie from The Casual Craftlete.   Strawberry Banana Frozen Yogurt Bars from Live Laugh Rowe.   Balsamic Mixed Berries from Happy Food … {continue reading}

1960’s House needs an Outdoor Makeover!

My 1960's house needs an outdoor makeover

1960’s House Outdoor Makeover ~ A few weeks back I mentioned to you that my husband and I had started some work around the outside of our home. Today’s the day I show you what we have started to do and what we are planning on doing! The house was built-in the 1960’s and had two previous owners. The last owner was a widow and spent years not giving any attention to the home. The house was actually unoccupied for a couple of years before we bought it (the owner had been placed in a home). When we bought it we knew … {continue reading}

From Dream To Reality #119 – Link up your projects

From Dream To Reality

It’s Tuesday! I love Tuesdays because I get to party with all of you! I know a lot of you had a long weekend, did you do anything special? Last weekend was our long weekend here in Canada, gosh did it ever feel good! Did you see that I FINALLY shared Emanuelle’s bedroom furniture last week? Yes I know… only took me a year. I seriously have no idea what took me so long to take the photos (probably because I had to move all of Emanuelle’s toys to actually take nice photos! hehe Life of a blogger!). Please go … {continue reading}

Wood Furniture Makeover – Desk and Dresser Transformation

Wood Furniture Makeover - Desk and Dresser Transformation

A while back, like a long while back, I had told you that I had painted Emanuelle’s desk and dresser. Do you remember?  That was last year!! Anyways, I’m happy to say that I have finally taken photos of the furniture! YAY! The desk and dresser have belonged to Sébastien for the longest time. He had them in his bedroom when we first started dating 16 years ago! When we moved in together, they followed us (you don’t just get rid of wood furniture!). Emanuelle’s bedroom use to be our office, and when she was born we left both those … {continue reading}