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Fundraising Update For Tanzania

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It’s been a couple of months since Brigette came home to announce her intentions of going to Tanzania this summer (2017). She’s had a lot of love and support from family and friends and our wonderful community and I wanted to give you a fundraising update for Tanzania and her ME to WE trip.The first fundraising campaign we did was … Continue reading

I’m A Cheater With No Regrets

i'm a cheater with no regrets

Yes, that’s right. I’m a cheater with no regrets. It’s time I come clean. Today, I’m vlogging (this is a fun one) about my sins and confessing to you and my husband about what I’ve done. I really don’t think I should have to take 100% of the blame here though. He’s partly to blame for all the times I’ve … Continue reading

Quinoa Veggie Taco Bowl

quinoa veggie taco bowl

This is one of my favourite dinners. My Quinoa Veggie Taco Bowl was born out of a craving for tacos but not the meat or the shells. So on nights when the kids are having traditional tacos, I’ll whip this up for myself in a flash. It’s so quick and easy and cooks up in the time it takes for … Continue reading

5 Documentaries On Netflix To Inspire Youth

5 documentaries on Netflix to inspire youth

This seems to be the theme of the month around here. Inspiration. My 13 year old is in the midst of planning her first trip to Tanzania to volunteer with ME to WE and the fever seems to be spreading. Already, my 11 year old is talking about how she’s going to fund raise and go on a trip when … Continue reading

ME To WE Is Taking My Kid To Africa

me to we is taking my kid to africa

As a parent, my goal is to raise strong independent girls who will one day change the world. I just didn’t expect it to happen so darn fast. Last week Brigette (13) came home from school and said that she had a presentation from the ME to WE people about the WE Movement and some of the volunteer opportunities they … Continue reading

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

overnight blueberry french toast

This recipe came to me from my amazing Auntie Lisa but with some modifications has become my own version and a family tradition at Christmas. I’ve started making it on New Years Day as well because the kids love it so much. Quick and easy to make the night before and then throw in the oven to bake in the … Continue reading

Top 12 Holiday Downloads For The Kids On Netflix

top 12 holiday downloads for the kids on netflix

The Netflix gods have smiled upon us with the best gift of the holiday season, free downloads to your device for viewing offline! Offered in the latest update on November 30th, 2016, all parents across the nation rejoice! It’s safe to say that this new update from Netflix pretty much makes the in-vehicle-DVD-system obsolete and given that an entertainment package … Continue reading

How To Rock A Girls Weekend In Canmore

How to rock a girls weekend in Canmore

I really needed a girls weekend away. I can’t even tell you how important it is for me to step away from my life, my kids, my to-do list and just spend some quality time with friends. So that’s what I did. 13 friends. 5 condos. 2 nights. 100’s of laughs. This is how to rock a girls weekend in … Continue reading

3 Ingredient Mounds Cookies

3 ingredient mounds cookies

This isn’t a new recipe (thanks to my friend Jenny for this new favourite) but my version is nut-free and so darn easy to make. My recipe swaps sweetened coconut for unsweetened to cut down on the sugar and in my opinion, you’d never know the difference. They’re so fast and so easy and only need 3 ingredients that I … Continue reading

2017 GMC Acadia Denali: A Family SUV

2017 GMC Acadia Denali a family SUV

The day I picked up the 2017 GMC Acadia Denali we were preparing for the ultimate test drive. Years of begging. Months of planning. Weeks of anticipation. We were finally adding a puppy to our family. The middle of November is usually not the most ideal time to drive over the mountains but I was confident that the Acadia could handle it. … Continue reading

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