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Worlds Easiest Thanksgiving Pie Recipe

The worlds easiest thanksgiving pie recipe

Would I lie to you? The answer is, no, I would not. It’s 5 days away from Thanksgiving and if you’re anything like me, you’re not prepared because you’ve been otherwise constantly distracted and because well, you’re sometimes lazy. Join the team!     I’m here with a gift from me to you, the worlds easiest Thanksgiving pie recipe. If … Continue reading

Worst Date Night Ever

worst date night ever

I need to take this moment to share a #momfail with you. Oy. So remember when I was all happy with myself because I tricked, oh, I mean, made a deal with my tweens that if they read the book first, they could watch the movie after? Yeah so this is what went down last weekend on our worst date … Continue reading

3 Tips for Periscope at a Conference

3 tips for periscope

Hello Replay Viewers!!! Welcome to my scope!     That’s what you’ll usually hear me say when you watch one of my 120+ broadcasts on Periscope. I am fully immersed and loving the now 6 month old app. Periscope was purchased by Twitter for somewhere in the neighbourhood of 100 million dollars and launched on March 26, 2015. In 6 … Continue reading

My First McDonalds Burger In 20 Years

my first mcdonalds burger in 20 years

Shocking right?! It’s true. I haven’t eaten much of any fast food in 2 decades but I recently found myself face to face with my first McDonalds burger in 20 years! I must have been hungry when the invite came in and I thought, sure, why not. I’ll give McDonald’s a try and see how much has changed since 1995! … Continue reading

How I Get My Tweens To Read

How i get my tweens to read

    We are in a big transition right now with our girls. I have 2 tweens, gulp, who are itching to move away from cartoon movies about princesses and forest animals and start watching more “grown up” movies like Goonies and The Hunger Games. To be perfectly honest, it’s a welcome stage for me because as much as I … Continue reading

Tattoo Tuesday: Watercolour

tattoo tuesday watercolour

Woo hoo, it’s another edition of Tattoo Tuesday: Watercolours! First off, let me make something clear, I would never get a tattoo just to be trendy but I have to admit that when water colour tattoos started becoming popular, I was immediately drawn to the beauty and softness of the style. How lucky for me to find an artist right … Continue reading

How To Pick A Blogging Conference

How to pick a blogging conference

    I started blogging 4 years ago. I immediately wanted to learn everything I could. I had idea where to start. Ummm, I didn’t even know what Google Analytics were. (True story) I, eventually discovered (thru Twitter) that conferences were the best and fastest way to get all the training, exchanging of information and community building that I was … Continue reading

5 Tips For Camping With Tweens

5 tips for camping with tweens

    We seem to have suddenly found ourselves smack dab in the middle of tween-ville with a 12 year old and now a 10 year old. Gone are the days where a bucket full of dolls and toys was enough to keep them busy indoors or out; we’re now challenged with letting our 2 older daughters stretch their legs … Continue reading

Build My Dream Car – A Challenge For Auto Companies

1985 honda prelude

If you know me well, you know that I love cars and I love driving. It doesn’t matter what make or model; cars to trucks to SUV’s to sports cars, I like them all. Each one gives a different experience and each one solves a different problem. I’ve been obsessing over what will be fit our family. Who will build … Continue reading

8 Tips For Using Periscope

8 tips for using Periscope

There has been an awful lot of talk about live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat lately. I’ve joined the Periscope camp and decided to embrace the idea of allowing followers to see what I’m doing in real time as well as filling that voyeuristic need we all have to watch other people live (think Big Brother on TV but … Continue reading

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