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Capturing Christmas

If you’ve visited our family travel section or follow our Instagram account, you know I like to capture photos of these moments with my family and friends. I think I take more photos now because my smartphone is with me all the time but TELUS reminded me there’s more to just capturing the images. […]

Tria Beauty Laser Hair Removal 4X – Initial Treatment

Even though we’re in the middle of winter an upcoming visit to the warm California coast has me thinking of shorts and sleeveless shirts. And with that, hair removal. I had a chance to try the Tria Beauty Precision but removing bigger areas of hair like on your legs or arms call for the Tria Beauty 4X. […]

Bringing Out the Animal to Clean House

Some people love to clean, moving furniture to get the growing dust bunnies. I am not one of those people even though I live in an old house with kids and cats. You can imagine the constant trail of stuff left behind in a day like cat hair, dried mud and crushed Cheerios. […]

8 Reasons to Own Super Mario Maker

If you’re looking for a great video game for the family, Nintendo’s Super Mario Maker should be on your list and I share 8 reasons why: […]

Rediscover Old Memories with BLACKS Shoebox Service

Have you ever noticed how photos from family vacations, a birthday party or even just hanging out in the backyard have the tendency to transport you back in time? They bring that experience, maybe buried in the back of your mind, to the forefront? They are like colourful time capsules opening up a story. […]

Beretta Farms’ Chermoula Chicken

After school can be crazy in our house, not unlike many family households. We have a routine of unwinding with a snack and then it’s right into homework or extracurricular projects while I make dinner. Let me tell you, trying to manage dinner with homework questions going on can be a challenge. I’m sure I’ve set-off the smoke detector on more than one occassion. I think that’s one reason why I love kitchen tools that make dinner prep a little easier (especially since I’m not a big fan of cooking). […]

My Style. Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

I love to take pictures when I’m on vacation or enjoying the holidays with my family. But when I do take them I want to show them and share them right away. Digital pictures are great but real pictures in your hand are ones I can carry around in my wallet, give to friends, and post in my room. […]

Shomi Digital TV in Canada

As a family we walked away from cable years ago in exchange for cheaper and more flexible digital streaming options. Shomi is a new player in this digital arena and I had the chance to spend the night at the Hazelton Hotel for a binge watching exposure to the new service. […]

For the Love of Wood Floors that I Hate to Clean

I love old homes. I the wood burning fireplaces. I love that the dining room, living room and kitchen are all separate rooms. I especially love the wood, high wood baseboards, wood door casings, wood support beams, and wood floors, lots of wood floors. I just wish I enjoyed cleaning them. […]

Healthy Skin with Clarisonic

People joke that youth is wasted on the young but as I get older I can understand the sentiment behind this statement. My age has given me a new appreciation for how I spend my time, the people I align myself with and the impact my decisions have on my body. My completion that I once took for granted when younger I find I now give it more care. […]