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Cinco de Mayo GIVEAWAY from Quesada…and a fun Watermelon Granita Recipe to go with it!

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon While I’ll fully admit that Cinco de Mayo has not traditionally been in my repertoire of celebrated holidays, it’s a great idea to jump on the bandwagon just for fun! I mean, who wouldn’t be happy for a little fiesta filled with bright colours, yummy eats and a festive atmosphere??? As many of you […]

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Sleepover Parties 101

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon “Mommy, Can I have a SLEEPOVER Party?” For some of us, this elicits an immediate smile – Wow, my baby is ready for sleepovers! For others, panic sets in: I can barely handle those that I have! How will I handle more for a WHOLE night?  Wait! How MANY more?  Do I have to […]

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‘Tis the Season to be BERRY … and Other Holiday Decorating Ideas from Debbie Travis

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon I recently had the opportunity to attend a special evening dedicated to holiday decor & lighting ideas with Debbie Travis and the folks from Canadian Tire. I wanted to share some of her tips, thoughts and ideas as well as some of what was showcased that evening that may just serve as that little […]

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Spotted: Cupcake & Cake Stands…at Dollarama!

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon I thought these were great when I spotted them & I just had to share.  Although I wouldn’t recommend as an environmental option, they are definitely great if storage is an issue…   And for those who are into licensed characters…   Hope this little tidbit proves useful! Have a sweet day Tanya FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon

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Simple & Elegant Flower Centerpieces

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon When I host big family gatherings, I love to make little “bowls of roses” as centerpieces. Simple yet elegant, they are easy to put together and unbelievably affordable. They also elicit wonderful compliments. Every time. I thought I’d share this little video on how to make them: Have fun & remember to watch out […]

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Easy & Delicious Stovetop Popcorn

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon Popcorn is one of our family’s favourite snacks and although we own a popcorn maker, I usually make it the old-fashioned way: in a pot. It’s easy and the result is popcorn that is fabulous in both taste & texture. All you do is: Place 3 Tbsp canola oil into a 6-quart, heavy bottomed […]

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Chocolate Hazelnut-Filled Doughnuts / Sufganiyot

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon As the holiday season fast approaches, we are already thinking about what to serve for our family celebrations.  This delicious treat will work well at any celebration.  I will point out that they make excellent ‘sufganiyot’ – the doughnuts traditionally served for the holiday of Hanukkah (although traditionally they’d be filled with jam).  I […]

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Birthday Party at Le Colisée Kirkland

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon This weekend, we had the pleasure of celebrating at my twin boys’ 8th birthday party.  This year we opted for a movie party at Le Colisée Kirkland for a viewing of Kung Fu Panda 2. It was a little more cumbersome to plan & host than we had anticipated. Here are some of the […]

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