Father’s Day Gifts from Hallmark Canada

Father’s Day is right around the corner and I get a tad bit excited. We used to make hubby cute handprint art but to be honest that just got put away never to see another day of sunlight again. We much prefer to give gifts that will get some use around here, especially if he uses them to make us food or open my beer 😉 Father’s Day Gifts from Hallmark Canada For the dad that likes to chill out and have some drinks with friends any of these are perfect gifts. The “Local Favourite” Pilsner Glass ($19.95) come ready…

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Simple Pleasures=Less Chaos: The Intuition Effect

Life in general can be chaos but throw a bunch of kids into the mix and chaos becomes like the new norm. That new norm can slowly eat away at the joy if you don’t take steps to find the simple little pleasures to keep not only yourself happy but the family as well. When we have visitors come over they often comment on how loud and just ‘busy’ the house is. The kids are playing, tech is on, the tv is on, the dog is 100% barking, we’re screaming at the kids and dog to quiet down, and my…

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Patience, Kindness and the Child Who Needed Them Most

When I send my kids off to school in the morning I never worry that they will fall through the cracks, that they will be left behind, that they will in some way not feel included in their daily tasks. I have learned over the years that their Catholic school has become a safe environment where the kids have an extended family. It’s part of their village. What I do think about as I send them off is if their teacher will have the patience and kindness to continue to make the students feel loved, accepted and appreciated, especially kids…

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How to Do Your Own Oil Change with Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CanadianTire #QuakerState #CollectiveBias #ad   I don’t know whether I am more excited to learn how to do my own engine oil change myself or share my knowledge with you.  At the very least I am so happy that I can share yet another simple tutorial that will teach my readers how to take basic car maintenance into their own hands. My Life Long Yearning to Learn How To Do an Oil Change My dad is one of those guys that can fix…

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Deck Maintenance with Rustoleum Premium Deck Cleaner Pouch & Restore 12x

Last week we gave you tips on how to redo your backyard on a budget and this week we used the same tips to do ours. Our backyard is where we spend most of our time during the summer months and it was a mess after the winter. Our Deck is Built With Love Our deck holds a special place in my heart. When we first bought our home the deck was decaying and only a fraction of the size it is now. We actually managed to talk down the seller an extra 10K off of his selling price because…

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