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The Dryer Element Died AGAIN. “Gold Protection” Plan…or SCAM???

3 STRIKES and it’s OUT. Yes, the Samsung Dryer heating element is fried AGAIN.  This is the 3rd time, and we’ve had the machine for just over 4 years. After multiple stints of being without a dryer for over a month at a time, this time we have been without a dryer for over 10 […]

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WIN a Super-Fun Easter Basket FILLED with Goodies for the Kids from TARGET!

I was recently at Target Pointe Claire to pick up a few things and was instantly drawn to the fun Easter colours that greeted me the instant I walked into the store. The Coin ‘WOW’ by the entrance was filled with fun & bright Easter surprises for your children From actual baskets to cute items […]

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Easy Breezy Mascara For This Time-Pressed Mom

Let me begin by saying that mascara is really not my thing. I went years without using it and I was very happy that way. A few years ago, I realized that when I would applying a new powder-type foundation, my naturally dark lashes became light from the foundation. I also started using eyeshadow more […]

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Getting Set for Spring Break with the Kids

Spring Break – or as some are calling it “Mid-winter” Break is coming up soon & getting organized ahead of time can make the difference between a fun week and a week that leaves you wanting to tear your hair out. Here are some tips whether you are opting for a ‘stay cation’ or time […]

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How to Avoid Roaming Fees While Travelling in the US

If you ever travel to the US, then you’re likely familiar with the issue of roaming charges. They cost. A LOT. This past year I discovered a fabulous way for Canadians to save on roaming charges.  It’s called Roam Mobility. You will need an “unlocked” phone.  If you don’t have one, you can buy one […]

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Can a Blue Shirt Reduce your Stress Level this Holiday Season?

You tell me. How much of your stress is related to shopping for “the perfect gift”? If that line just struck a chord, then you may be interested in this. I recently found out that Best Buy has a free PERSONAL SHOPPER program. I know, it sounds like a gimmick.  That’s why I had to […]

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Home for the Holidays at Ethan Allen Montreal

Allow me to begin that I am thoroughly embarrassed to admit that I had no clue that ETHAN ALLEN had actually arrived here in Montreal.  When I received an invitation from them to attend a special event with great holiday decor tips from Quebec’s own Vanessa Sicotte, I was definitely intrigued. The evening of the […]

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

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 bit […]

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It’s All in the Jeans – Loving my New Denizen Jeans from Target!

So we’re all excited about Target’s arrival here in Quebec and I am doubly excited because I have had the opportunity to test-drive a pair of Denizen Jeans- made exclusively for Target by Levi’s. So what does a Mom like me look for in a pair of jeans? First & Foremost: FIT.  They need to […]

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Lunchtime Packing & After-School Snacking

With all the excitement that Back To School brings, as parents we also face the dreaded thought of packing lunch & snacks.  In today’s post I hope to offer you some tips on planning & packing lunches & snacks for your kids to take to school as well as what to serve when they get […]

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