So, Bees matter. What now? #PlantforBees

Plant for Bees

So, Bees matter. What now? #PlantforBees

We hope you had the opportunity to read the prequel to this post entitled “Bees matter. Maybe even more than you realize”. If not, click on the title to open it in another tab, so you can catch up. If you have read it, we would love to know what steps you have or will be taking in order to help keep our honey bee population thriving? Feel free to leave your plans in the comment section below or tag us in a social post, also using the hashtag #PlantforBees. Great, you’ve read the first post? So WHAT NOW?Read More

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The #Tangerine20 finalists have been chosen, vote for your favourite initiative!

 

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The #Tangerine20 nominees have been chosen, vote for your winner!

Wow! Tangerine must have had an incredibly tough time sorting through all of the amazing community initiatives that were submitted by nominees all across Canada. If you remember, I called you all to action, and asked you to nominate a local initiative that is dear to you and deserving of one of many amazing prizes from Tangerine. Through their #Tangerine20 contest, Tangerine Bank is celebrating their 20th anniversary by giving back to organizations in need of a financial top up to help them get to their savings goals a little faster. I spent time myself reading through the entries as they were submitted, even submitting a local initiative myself, and even though I already knew it, there are some amazing organizations across the country. Check out the Top 20 below!Read More

answerthetullyphoneThe #Tangerine20 finalists have been chosen, vote for your favourite initiative!

Unwinding with Netflix after the school year, or a busy day of play.

Netflix June 2017

As parents, we know what it’s like to need time to unwind. We que-up Netflix in our favorite comfy location and that is where you will find us until the decision is made to fall asleep on the spot, or drag ourselves to bed (if not already there). Don’t you think our children need this too? I mean, seriously, they have spent the school year working hard at their desks to get ahead, or had a busy day in general and have the right to the stream too. Netflix has followed us even through our busy vacation travels this year and has helped with family meltdowns on the road. Read More

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The Mirrorless Fuji X-T20… a lot more than a pretty body.

Fuji X-T20

I don’t consider myself to be a professional photographer by any means, very amateur, as I want to ensure complete honesty as always. I have not taken any photography courses or any training in the field in any form. I am, however, a lover of great true life, candid photography and have fallen head over heels in love with my new Fuji camera. The X-T20 24.3mp mirrorless camera makes me want shoot everyday and everything and for the past couple of months, I’ve done just that. This camera has so many great improvements over the X-T10 that it will make you want to run and get one yesterday!Read More

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Best Buy is the spot for everything Grad this year! #BestBuyBestGrad

Grad gifts at Best Buy

That time of year has come again when your little, or maybe not-so-little scholar takes their step into the future. It could be transitioning from one grade to another, one school to another, or out into the workplace. Whatever the situation, Best Buy can help more than you probably know. Each and every time we log onto bestbuy.ca we see something else that they have to offer, and think, what circumstances could this be used for. Thinking of our scholar’s, and being a school bus driver, I asked students at different grade levels, “what would you like to see for grading day”, and the results are below. Some answers may even be a surprise to you, as our daughters was to me. Read More

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Oh Canada! Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary

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Oh Canada! Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary

I’m sure you’re all familiar with that little orange box in your fridge, freezer or baking cupboard. Arm & Hammer™ Baking Soda has been helping generations of Canadian families cook and clean for decades. Over the years, the team at Arm & Hammer – with the help of their loyal fans – have come up with more than 100 uses for baking soda and I’m sharing some of my favourites here. Let’s face it, we can all use some extra ideas to help with the cleaning in our lives, especially when some of them doesn’t feel like we’re doing so.Read More

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Instant Pot Blogger Giveaway

Instant Pot Giveaway

Ok, so summer is right around the corner, yet the warm weather has already begun and the BBQ’s have been sparked up. Our favorite time of year and way to cook. The downside is that we sometimes don’t have the time needed to do it right and the way we want. Some days you want a great meal, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to get it done. Not only is that not the case according to some friends whom have used one, we also want to help you find out for yourself!Read More

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Father’s Day smiles found at Hallmark. #LoveHallmarkCA

Father's Day

Father’s day smiles found at Hallmark. #LoveHallmarkCA

Father’s Day is right around the corner and Dad truly deserves your best. Yes, if he’s anything like my father, he has poked fun at you but all in fun. You have shared moments with laughter and maybe even tears. Hallmark has some fantastic options to show all the dads in your life that you care. I like to make it a week long and give him a little something each day leading up to it.Read More

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Bees matter. Maybe even more than you realize? #PlantforBees

Bees matter

Bees matter. Maybe even more than you realize? #PlantforBees

Bees, bees, bees. If you’re thinking, “I don’t care about the bees,” you really need to consider why they are important in our day-to-day life. What are you eating right now? Would you be able to eat it without the presence of bees in your life? Did you know that 1 in every 3 bites of food is thanks to pollinators such as honey bees? The last question is also a fact! 1 in every 3 bites of food, as we know it, and enjoy it, is due to pollinators. Hopefully, you have already taken initiatives to keep our honey bee population healthy, but if not, read more as to how you can help and the importance of doing so.

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Let Best Buy help you reboot your barbecue and patio season. #BestBuyBBQ

Barbecue Best Buy

I can’t tell you enough that my favorite time of year is upon us. That’s right, the warm weather seasons have arrived, including late spring, straight through the summer. Why am I so excited? I’ll give you a hint. The smell drifts through the summer air, across patios and over fences to awaken your senses and taste buds. Did you get it? I’m sure we are both on the same page and can agree the answer is a barbecue! The season of cheddar smokies, a salmon or T-bone steak or maybe it’s as simple as some hot’s n’ hams. No matter what your choice is, the smell gets me each and every time. So, if it’s barbecue season, that means it’s also Patio season. Did you know Best Buy Canada has some products to make or change your patio into the comfort zone you so greatly deserve?Read More

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