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Villa Del Palmar, Loreto Mexico, Sunset

You’ll Never Want to Leave Villa Del Palmar Loreto Mexico

Whenever I travel somewhere new I like to find one word to describe it so that I can focus on that feeling when sharing the essence of a place with others. On the third morning of a recent visit to Villa Del Pamar in Loreto, Mexico I slipped down to the restaurant to grab a tea. It was just before sunrise and I seemed to be the only one who hadn’t received the memo that work could wait. I made my way through the winding … [Read More...]

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CEOs and Office Hoes: The Latest Teen Party Trend

    If girls rule the world then why are they being so stupid? Case in point; the latest party trend CEOs and Office Hoes. Women have been fighting for centuries for equal rights, equal pay, and more importantly, equal respect. We're trying to show our daughters that females can do anything: be President, run a huge corporation, do whatever a man does, not resort to ever using her looks or sexuality to get … [Read More...]

How to Say No

How to Say No and Not Feel Bad About It

Did you know there are two words, that if used correctly, can make your life so much easier? It’s true, you can change your life with the proper understanding and use of just two words. Those words are “yes” and ”no.” I’m a big fan of saying yes to things, especially if that yes will enrich my life in some way, make me a better person, make me feel good, or put me outside my comfort zone and scare me shitless. I’m also a big fan of … [Read More...]

Extreme Beans

Crush and Covet: Beans, Eye Brighteners & Hoodies

Spring has sprung. We survived! Maybe not on the east coast of Canada or the US, but hang in there, friends, you'll be BBQing by August. Since we're coming out of hibernation any moment now, we need to perk up our faces, our drinks, and our wardrobes to make the most of all the fresh air we'll (finally) be able to enjoy. The writers here have you covered, so feel free to thank them with hand-written love notes for all the … [Read More...]

Our Favourite Meatload

Our Favourite Meatloaf

A few weeks ago I went on and on about these Classic Weeknight Tacos from Campbell's. I was blown away by the amazing taste Campbell's® Tomato with Basil & Oregano soup added to the recipe and was plotting ways to use this soup more in other recipes. Sloppy Joes I thought, tossed with pasta and served over nachos. What I didn't consider was meatloaf! Thankfully Campbell's did, with this recipe for Our Favourite … [Read More...]

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Do You Have Travel FOMO? #FamilyTravelCA Twitter Party

Do you have travel FOMO (fear of missing out)? I know I do. So many places to see and so little time. In order to visit all the places I'd love to see I'd have to simultaneously visit five places at a time! Hence my overwhelming FOMO! I want to see it all and fear I might miss a hidden gem. Instagram, Facebook and Twitter only serve to fuel my unending feeling that I'm going to miss an amazing destination. Sigh. I know I'm not … [Read More...]

Wherever You Roam is Home

Villa Del Palmar, Loreto Mexico, Sunset

You’ll Never Want to Leave Villa Del Palmar Loreto Mexico

Whenever I travel somewhere new I like to find one word to describe it so that I can focus on that feeling when sharing the essence of a place with others. On the third morning of a recent visit to Villa Del Pamar in Loreto, Mexico I slipped down to the restaurant to grab a tea. It was just before sunrise and I seemed to be the only one who hadn’t received … [Read More...]

CarryOn

What to Pack in a Carry-On

The hotel is booked, your bags are packed, and the flight is leaving in a few hours. That's it, right? NO! That's not it. A seasoned traveller knows what to pack in a carry-on bag. Forget laptops and other work paraphernalia, diaper bags and slings, and anything containing crayons or dinky cars. We're prepping a grown woman's … [Read More...]

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8 Best Places to Get Your Irish On

Ireland isn’t the only place on the planet to get your Irish on this St. Patrick’s Day. While the day — March 17 — began as a feast day for the Irish Saint, it’s now evolved into a worldwide party for anyone with a drop of Irish blood, or anyone who’s ever tasted Irish cream liqueur. Where do you fit in? 8 Best Places To Get Your Irish On New York City, New … [Read More...]

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Top 10 Travel Apps

A great travel app should make your life easier, whether you’re camped out under a beach parasol in Martinique or backpacking between B&Bs in Slovenia. There are countless — really, I lost count — apps available for day-trippers and world adventurers to help you prepare a trip, and once you’re on the ground, make the most of the places you’re visiting. I’ve … [Read More...]

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For Your Sweet Tooth

Gift of Ginger Cookies

The Best Ginger Crinkle Cookies

It Christmastime, so in the spirit of giving I thought I would share with you a recipe for the best ginger crinkle cookies. I'm not exaggerating, these cookies are like a Christmas gift for your taste buds - slightly … [Read More...]

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Pistachio Brownie Wedges

I am in the middle of a chocolate overdose as I write this. My dear husband put a request in for these yesterday and unfortunately for him, I've eaten most of them. I. Can't. Stop. I love chocolate and nuts. Oh puhleeze, … [Read More...]

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Turtle Cake How Can You Resist?

Look, I know this recipe for Turtle Cake isn't going to help with your post-holiday paunch but who are we kidding? You know and I know that all attempts at eating tofu and vegetables will be dead in a week. Instead of … [Read More...]

no fail shortbread cookies

No Fail Shortbread Cookies

There's nothing more Christmasy than shortbread. For years I tried to make this delicate, buttery treat, but I could never get it quite right. My shortbread was crumbly and dense and tasted of defeat, which is rather … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Cup Ice cream

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream

Someone suggested to me the other day that I could just go buy ice cream from the store. Pshaw! Blasphemy I say. I will not buy ice cream from the store. Especially now that I'm learning how to make all these fun treats … [Read More...]

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What’s for Dinner?

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Super Skillet Pasta

This used to be my mother's go-to recipe when she was in a rush and there really wasn't much in house. She always kept the ingredients for this on hand and now I do too. So, what's for dinner tonight? Super Skillet … [Read More...]

barbecue ribs with cherry glaze

Barbecued Ribs with Cherry Glaze

My mother makes a mean chicken and ribs feast, but I like to think I can hold my own with this recipe for Barbecued Ribs with Cherry Glaze. You have my full permission to lick your fingers after the sticky sweet and … [Read More...]

mushroom & potato curry

Mushroom & Potato Curry

Houston, we have a problem. Or maybe that should be Delhi, we have a problem. Either way I have a serious addiction now to Indian Food, courtesy of Patak's bringing me on as an ambassador. On a recent trip to Florida we … [Read More...]

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#Dinnerin15 Grilled Tex Mex Sandwich

Dinner in 15 is no joke in this house. It's a real occurrence twice a week when my children fly through the door after school and have exactly 30 minutes to get changed, eat and then leave for their four hour cheer … [Read More...]

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