Strawberry Peach Mini Galette Recipe

Yes, I must admit that back to school means a little bit of mom-petition on my part. I love challenging myself to creative lunch and snack time ideas when it comes to the children’s lunches. Seems I always make tradtitional mini apple pies for their snacks, but this year I decided to make something a little more colourful and a lot more fun to look at. These mini-galettes are too adorable and freeze really well for those snacks that need little or no effort to put together. I keep a…

The Knee Boot Fashion Flop – When Plus Sized Is NOT The Average Woman

    I assume there are women out there who have stopped and looked at the gorgeous plus sized models and thought “but they have great legs”….if you are a woman with larger calves, maybe you can relate to this.   Winter is almost upon us and every single year I find myself looking for a cute pair knee boots, rain boots or whatever to keep my legs warm and look stylish for the upcoming colder weather. Every year I am disappointed by the lack of variety on the market…

Back To School With Staples!

A few more days and the kids are back to school (already) and it seems like there is never enough time to finish their lengthy list of demands before it happens. Since I am a one stop shop kinda girl, I always try to find the best bang for my buck while lessening the travel time because to be quite frank, my kids suck in the car! Staples is just that- a place to full fill all of your back to school needs, product lists, and still leave time for…

Prepping For Back To School With A Permanent Impact

    Everyone that knows me also knows that I hate back to school, I miss my kids way too much to get excited about the whole thing and my anxiety almost always takes over this time of year. I like to find ways to communicate with them and remind my boys that I am with them even when I am not because the truth is, it makes a mama feel better – selfish I know but it gets me through those long school days. You name it, I have…

Sneaking In A Little Mommy Me Time

I am the queen of something that has now taken traction all over the internet as a real ‘thing’ and I am super proud to say that I have not only mastered it, but I do it on a daily basis too! It is noted as the “MomSneak” the mother of all sneaks, the ability to watch episodes upon episodes of Netflix films and shows while the children are around without them actually cluing into it. This new wave of honour has me super-excited that I am not alone in…

Sticking to Bedtime Routines During Summer Break

Yes, I am THAT Parent. The parent who puts their children to bed on time (most nights) even during the summer months. In our household the Summer doesn’t mean a free ticket to stay up late and do whatever you want whenever you want, it simply means better weather, more fun and more time spent with family. The only way I have found to keep the best of spirits when it comes to our children is by sticking to a solid sleep routine. Don’t get me wrong, I do admire…

2 Ingredient Peanut Butter Play-dough!

I’ve been making this playdough recipe for my kids ever since I can remember and it was always a hit when they were tiny. I mean, who doesn’t love playing with their food right? Yes, this should be reserved as a treat and for special days like today – it’s super rainy outside so I thought I would re-introduce it to them. Let me tell you, it is STILL a huge winner – even in a home with a 10 and 8 year old! Ingredients:  Peanut Butter (smooth works best)…

Interactive Fun With Netflix!

School’s out for the summer and that means entertainment for parents around the clock! If your kids are anything like mine, they will need constant stimulation from the moment they wake up until the minute their tiny eyes shut- bring on 2 months of helicopter parenting and exhaustion. Can’t complain though, I look forward to it all year, as I can imagine you do too. Our favourite things to do are all outdoor activities however, the reality of it is that some days are just not sunny enough to spend…

Enter For Your Chance To WIN A Paramount Father’s Day Movie Bundle!

Father’s Day is just around the corner and in order to celebrate the big day, lil-sugar.ca and Paramount have joined together to give one lucky person the chance at winning a bundle of classic flicks that are sure to make any man in your life happy! Loaded with classic, comedic and action films, as well as western, suspence and of course mysterious pleasures for his liking! Check out the list below and make sure to enter before it’s to late! Set includes: The Godfather Part One 45th Anniversary Blu-ray Father Dowling…

Easy Summer Braided Beauty Tutorials

With the sizzling summer heat fast approaching, I have been looking everywhere on the web for simple ways to stay chic while still maintaining my long hair this season. So many ideas when you actually look, and most of them are pretty easy to do yourself too! Here’s a list of the simplest and stylish hair styles I am going to attempt this summer: The side braid with a little ‘extra’ is simply beautiful! Who knew a simple braid would look so effortless yet put together – just love this…