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Getting the Kids on Skis for the Very First Time

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon Last year we got the kids on skis for the very first time. It was so much easier than we had expected.  We scheduled private lessons at Mont Rigaud, which is literally a 35 minute drive from where we live in the West Island. The kids paired up two per instructor for their private […]

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#WellWishes this Holiday Season

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon What I look forward to most at this time of year is being ‘off-schedule’ with my family. We will “chill out” together, a few outdoor activities together, bake together, cook together and maybe use up some movie passes at the theatre together. It goes without saying that we will, of course, do a lot of […]

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Snapshots of Little Sofia

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon Those of you who read on a regular basis know that I have been playing around with the Canon EOS Rebel SL-1. I recently tried it out with guidance from the Photo Tips within the Canon Baby Moments App, available on the Canon Canada Facebook Page. You can see the results in my earlier blog post Seizing […]

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Before & After : My #StoneCounterDreams Kitchen Reno: COMPLETE!

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon Many of you have been following my #StoneCounterDreams kitchen counter reno with Home Depot from the very beginning. The kitchen counters have actually been installed for quite some time now (as you can tell from my Installation Day post!) I hadn’t gotten around to posting the BEFORE and AFTER photos as I was waiting for the backsplash […]

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MEGA Deals! Just in Time for the Holidays…and the Weather…

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon ‘Tis the season to be shopping…of that – there is little doubt. Ideally, we’d all like to be spending less while shopping, and I’ve found an excellent place to do that. You may remember that I have posted about the NH Liquidation Center in the past: Want Bang for Your Buck?  Your. Buck. Starts. HERE as well […]

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Taco Night at Home, Quesada Style: No-Chop, One-Stop, Fresh Taco & Burrito Shop!

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon Our kids love Taco Night and as long as I have time to do the prep, I do, too. It’s not like taco prep is difficult, but it definitely involves chopping time – tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, olives…. Also, I use frozen corn niblets so I’m usually bringing a pot to a boil while I chop. Of […]

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TARGET your Black Friday Spending – Some Sales Start TODAY!

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon The Black Friday Specials at Target have been announced! I took a look at what they were and here are the ones I think are really worth targeting TARGET : $15 or less Bungee Chair (in assorted colours) – $15 (Regular $39.99) My kids have had their eyes one these since summer!!! AVAILABLE Monday November 24th […]

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TOMS for Target: Gifts That Keep on Giving… and How You Can WIN $100 Target Gift Card!

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon It’s hard not to love TOMS – The fun, casual style is a favourite but what really hits home is the fact that for every pair of shoes bought, another is donated to a person in need. I was thrilled to learn that TOMS has teamed up with TARGET to bring us the TOMS for Target […]

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Seizing the Season in Snapshots

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon Two years ago, I became the proud new owner of my first “Serious” Camera, The Canon EOS Rebel T3. Many of the photos that I share on the blog have been taken with that camera, as are my family vacation photos and even photos from family weddings, etc. While I am grateful to have […]

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Why Your Kid’s Friends MUST have YOUR Cell Phone Number

FacebookTwitterStumbleUpon My teenage daughter recently had a friend sleep over and when her mom called to check in with me beforehand, we exchanged phone numbers, and I was relieved.  It felt good to speak with another parent who wanted a better understanding of where her daughter spends her time. Last year, when she was in grade seven, […]

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