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Phat Strap Camera Straps

When I first got a DSLR camera I was so excited to make myself a camera strap cover.  I had seen so many tutorials and etsy finds, and totally thought I could make one.  I am not a talented seamstress, but can hold my own in the basic projects.  Sadly, my DIY camera strap kind […]

Beauty Box 5 April

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Beauty Box 5 My beauty box 5 subscription arrived today.  Its always so much fun getting fun packages in the mail.  Not sure what Beauty Box 5 is?  Basically for $12 a month you get 4-5 beauty products shipped to your door every month.  There is always a new product to try out, frequently a […]

Book Review: Spun ..

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For those of you who enjoyed Spin by Catherine McKenzie (which is EVERYONE I think since it was so great) you are sure to enjoy this short novella about Amber Sheppart, It Girl and celebrity train wreck from McKenzie’s reader-favourite novel, Spin. About The Book: Life has been rough for starlet Amber since leaving rehab. She’s […]

Book Review: Spin ..

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That celebrity who is all over the news. Hit and runs, DUI arrests, drugs, relationships, you name it. We can all probably tell you all about her life. It’s always on the gossip sites and the story is always so juicy. Kate is a music journalist who is asked to go into rehab to become […]

Spring Theme Pictu..

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Last Week I shared my favorite spring books for toddlers, and today wanted share some fun spring themed board books for kids. Here Comes Destructosaurus! By Aaron Reynolds.  Watch the unstoppable destructive force of a raging temper tantrum! Tremble at the enormous mess and disrespectful roaring! Despair as no amount of scolding can stem the heedless […]

Cover Reveal: Diam..

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TITLE: Diamond Rings are Deadly Things Author: Rachelle J. Christensen Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing Page Count: 352 (5.5 x 8 softcover) Release date: July 8th 2014 DIAMOND RINGS ARE DEADLY THINGS (Shadow Mountain Publishing) is a new romantic suspense series.  Adrielle Pyper knows how to plan a wedding, and she is especially good at pleasing bridezillas. […]

Leather!

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I have a fun project in my mind, but shipping to Canada seems to be taking forever… or Ii am super disorganized or something, Either way, this project has been taking up space in my brain for so long, I am so excited to share it with you, but it isn’t quite ready. I joined […]

Spring Themed Boar..

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I am always on the lookout for well written books that have great graphics.  Here are a few fun books that you and your kids are sure to enjoy. A Tree For All Seasons By Maryse Guittet.   A book shaped like a tree goes through each season and what we can see on the tree […]

Taxes For Bloggers

Tax Tips For Bloggers

Taxes for bloggers can be so confusing.  There are all the complications of self employed business owners, but with the added addition of blogging being a fairly new thing there seems to be a lot of grey area –especially in regards to payments and what to claim. So, What Counts As Payment? Obviously, money paid […]

Predator Ridge Sho..

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This model is called the Hardin, located at 575 LONGSPOON COURT.  Its listed at $719,000 and built by Wesbild Homes. It has 2708 Square Feet with 4 bedrooms + den and 3 bathrooms. Floor plan: Here This model is called the Preston, located at 571 Longspoon Court.  Its listed at $679,000 and built by Wesbild Homes. It has 2596 […]

I Just Want To Be ..

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I Just Want To Be Alone Series: I Just Want to Pee Alone Paperback: 210 pages Publisher: @throat_punch Books (March 22, 2014) Language: English ISBN-10: 098840804X Jen from the uber famous blog People I Want To Punch In The Throat, or PIWTPITT, organized and wrote a book of humourous authors called I Just Want To Pee Alone.  The second volume […]

Braden Bell Lumins..

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Luminescence “He’s alive!” she yelled. “He’s alive!” As Lexa spoke the words, she knew they were true. She knew with total certainty. “Dr. Timberi’s alive!” When Lady Nightwing kidnapped Dr. Timberi, everyone assumed their teacher had been killed. So when Lexa discovers that he isn’t dead, Conner can’t believe his ears. Determined to rescue their […]

Reclaimed and Salv..

Vintage Furniture In Calgary

The amazing stores where vintage finds and architectural salvaged treasures are found seem to only appear on HGTV and in the east coast, in cities such as Toronto and surrounding areas.  I would see amazing transformations from junkyard dump to a vintage gem, only to peruse my local thrift store and see nothing. I found […]

Love Letters To Th..

Love Letters To The Dead

It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more; though […]

Easy Sharpie Easte..

Neon Sharpies

There is something about a brand new sharpie that screams unlimited possibilities.  At a favorite things party I attended, someone brought a package of rainbow colored “80s colors” sharpies and the entire group swooned over them.  When I saw these neon sharpies I immediately thought of coloring Easter eggs with them. Of course, every single […]

Safe Show Streamin..

Kids With Tablets

Kids & Tablets The convenience of technology and tablets to entertain children in times of need is priceless.  When I was pregnant with my twins I had so many doctors appointments, specialist appointments, ultrasounds, etc. that there was no way I could leave my son with a babysitter every time I needed to go somewhere. […]

Aggie Days Are Her..

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Aggie Days Is Here Again!   There aren’t a lot of free things to do in Calgary, especially when its cold outside.  When you are looking for activities to escape the cold snow that seems to never end, you have to keep an eye out for things the little kids can enjoy.  Aggie Days is […]

The Saratov Approa..

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The Saratov Approach Director: Garrett Batty Writer: Garrett Batty Rating: PG-13 Released: 2013 Genre: Action, Drama I spent my Saturday night watching The Saratov Approach, newly out on DVD, with my husband.  I had seen it while on a brief visit to Calgary’s movie theaters, but I wanted to watch it together so that I […]

Tips for an Eco Fr..

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Spring is coming… I think. We have had some fun days out breaking the ice of the driveway and jumping in puddles, but we are now covered in snow again.  The one thing I can say about Calgarians is that they enjoy their sunny weather.  If we get one sunny day after weeks of snow, […]

Imperfect Love by ..

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Life Altering Decisions… Literally. Have you had a baby?  Did it take you longer than expected to get pregnant? (It felt like it took me forever).  You might have heard about the optional pre-screening ultrasound, called the Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound,  that they give at 13 weeks to tell you if you are at a higher […]

Yoshi’s New ..

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The new craze that has whirled through our home is the Nintendo 3DS.   When the older cousins got theirs, Jett was obsessed with watching them so he could learn.  They were really good about taking turns and sharing, so it went over pretty well, but when he turned 5 this month we decided to […]

Vintage Shops in V..

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When I was in Vernon to visit the Sparkling Hill Resort, the rest of the group went on wine tours, and I decided to sneak away to find some local treasures.  I was searching for some antique stores in Vernon and stumbled across a couple.  The one that I consider my gold mine is Distinctive […]

Easy Instagram pho..

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Instagram Photos On Magnets   I love instagram, and am so happy that having a camera on my phone that can take decent pictures means that I don’t have to miss out on the day to day moments with my kids.  The only trick is to get those photos off your phone and somewhere that […]

Beauty Box 5 March

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The Beauty Box 5 March box has arrived Design Essentials – natural curl enhancing mousse Tree Hut Moisturizing Hand Cream Bellapierre Cosmetics Makeup Base  Janes Pick – handmade bar soap Swissco Bath & Body Tools – Dual sided facial pad   I love my beauty box I get every month.  It always has fun and exciting […]

Earls Calgary Tin ..

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After extensive damage from flooding in Calgary, Earls Restauraunt in downtown’s Mission area is finally reopened.  9 months of restoration and repairs brings an exiting new look to the space.  To celebrate its opening I was able to attend a lunch with some fellow Calgary bloggers and get a sneak peak at the place. A […]

Achieving Modern S..

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Do you have one room in your house that you just can’t seem to get right? I am always trying to fix my living room. I have a corner fireplace that just seems to block my creativity and stop me setting up my furniture in a ways that I actually like the room. I want […]

Kourtney Kardashia..

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The Kardashian Family is like a road side accident.  You don’t really want to care, but when something big happens, you can’t help but slow down and look.  I don’t really like them, but I admire their business talents.  Heck, maybe in real life they are super nice, fun to hang out with, and not […]

Oh Joy for Target

Oh Joy for Target

Have you seen the new collection at Target designed by Oh Joy?  It just came out March 14th and I have been scavenging my local store to find it to no avail.  I wish I had a birthday RIGHT NOW that I could decorate this with.  It wouldn’t look too silly in December would it? […]

Images of Hope 201..

Images of Hope

Last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the Images of Hope from the wonderful Generations of Hope.  The purpose of the event is to raise money to help families pay the heavy costs of IVF treatments.  The price of IVF is very expensive (over $9000), and it can be a heavy financial burden […]

The Book Thief Rev..

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The Book Thief 2013 Genre: Drama, War There is power in a story.  Its ability to take you to a new world, forget your problems, remember someone elses.  Leisel learns to read and love stories while living in Germany during World War II.  Her adopted parents take in a Jewish refugee that encourages Liesel to […]