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5 Entertaining Line Waits at Walt Disney World

5 Entertaining Line Waits at Walt Disney World

Summer holidays come and go in the blink of an eye, Fridays are the best; Mondays are not, and you'll be waiting in some long lines for rides and attractions during your Walt Disney World vacation—all of these things are facts. I can't help you with the summer holidays and Monday/Friday facts, but I can offer some reassurance when it comes to those lineups at Disney. If you can't score a FastPass for certain attractions, … [Read More...]

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Preparing Teens for Back To School; It All Starts with A Scribble

Upon reflection I now realize that getting my kids ready for back to school when they were younger was a snap. As their benevolent dictator, er, I mean mom, I was able to manage the transition from summer mayhem to school schedules with relative ease because frankly, I ruled the roost back then. I naïvely thought it would always be so. Somewhere around age ten though the clothes I picked out, and the supplies I came home … [Read More...]

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Analog Vacationing in Ontario’s Southwest, or, “How I Convinced My Teenager to Put Down the Phone”

The great family road trip with Mom and Dad: parents singing show tunes with the younger kids, the surly teen sitting in the back, eyes rolling, gum chewing, and music blasting into headphones to cancel out “family experience” around him. You know the scene – it’s in any classic 80’s family road trip movie. The modern version is similar but with everyone — save the driver — staring at devices. Mom is reading historical fiction … [Read More...]


How to Combat Summer’s Deadly Sins

  I remember that day like it was yesterday: the summer heat was over, and I traded my seasonal stretchy skirts for jeans. It soon became apparent that summery, stretchy skirts hide a multitude of pounds, because I had to jump around like Kriss Kross to get my jeans over my hips, and the button, once fastened, was threatening to burst off and become a lethal weapon. Maybe it’s the sudden burst of heat in a Canadian … [Read More...]

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Frozen French Lemonade

Frozen French Lemonade

I tell you, those LCBO Food & Drink magazines are like my bible when it comes to drinks. I found this recipe for Frozen French Lemonade in my 2006 edition and had to try it! Yes, I'm a bit of a hoarder when it comes to magazines with recipes. This is a perfect drink for a girls night in! Frozen French Lemonade To a blender, add 1 cup ice, 1 oz … [Read More...]

bacon spinach salad

Apple Bacon Spinach Salad

I can just about guarantee we're not going to be gifted with an Indian Summer this year; I can smell fall in the air already. The trees have begun to turn colours here and there, and while we had a *SURPRISE* hot couple of days finally, in the evening the temperatures are chilly. School starts next week, and apple season in Ontario begins right … [Read More...]

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Easy Taco Salad Recipe

Sometimes you feel like making a big involved meal and sometimes you just want a break. This Taco Salad recipe is a go-to around here for when I don't want to sacrifice taste for convenience. For my final Life Made Delicious post, I thought it was worth reminding you that dinner doesn't need to be complicated to be delicious. Old El Paso is the star of this show, … [Read More...]

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Pool Party Cake

I love baking....when it doesn't have to look pretty. When I want something that looks pretty, I go to the experts. For example, when I want amazing decorated cookies, I use my friends business, A Couple of Squares. When I want cookies that taste delicious but don't have to be all Martha perfect, I bake my own. I simply don't have the patience to make it look … [Read More...]

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How to Find Zen In The Laundry Basket

©Remon Rijper If there is a more Sisyphean task than laundry, I don’t know what it is. There is no such thing as being caught up on laundry; someone always needs clean underwear and socks, and then the towels need … [Read More...]

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The Color Run Makes Running Fun

Running is a mental game. It not only requires fitness and endurance but a profound will to go the distance. I, do not possess this mental game. In fact, usually, somewhere around the second kilometre of a run, I'd just … [Read More...]


Christmas at Fort Wilderness

A couple of days before we headed out on our Christmas vacation, we had an awesome idea. Like, a truly awesome idea. I can not stress enough the magnitude of this really AWESOME idea. We decided that we would bring our … [Read More...]

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Top Ten Movies Set in NYC

Not to sound cliche, but I love New York City. I can hardly wait to see it next week when I return for Blogher '12. My love affair with NYC started years ago though....watching movies. Now of course that I've been … [Read More...]

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Truffle Popcorn

This is going to a bit of long-ish post for a simple recipe but bear with me. I'm going somewhere with this. Sort of. A couple of years ago, me and my best girls had a weekend getaway to Chicago. While there, we had … [Read More...]

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Ford Fusion EcoBoost

After ten years driving around in a mini-van, my time to get into a car again had come. I was nervous. First, how would I feel about being so low to the ground again and second, how would I cope without all that space. … [Read More...]

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