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Life gets tough and trial and error seem to be part of our daily life. So many people are working to just make ends meet and not have much extra leftover. It is easy to get frustrated and feel like we are alone in this world. We see all of these great things our friendsContinue Reading …

Shop Local and Support Farmers Markets

It is officially Farmer market season all across Canada. Depending on where you live, there most likely is a market within 30 minutes of you. If not, maybe there is a farmers stand or your local grocery store may feature local products. Either way, find out and check them out. From April to October farmersContinue Reading …

Craftadian Pop-Up Market Hamilton #Craftadian @craftadian

I love going to markets of any kind to check out the unique products and one of a kind vendors. Often when you think of craft shows and other markets that have handmade gifts, you think of winter. But there are many popping up all year long across the country. One coming up soon isContinue Reading …

5 Simple Staycation Ideas for Families

With many families living on a tight budget, staycations have become all the rage. Staycations are a great way to feel like you are getting away, but for less. If you are not sure where to begin, take a peek below at some ideas to get you started. These staycation ideas are fun, creative, and above all,Continue Reading …

Why two local businesses have lost me as a customer

In a small community that is highly reliant on the locals for most the year, you would think customers would be more appreciated. Where I live is a seasonal area. People flock here from May to October and make our small community a booming night club/summer destination. So much so the locals will drive anContinue Reading …

The Perfect Family Getaway @WestinBlueMtn #NaturalHigh, #SummeratBlue

This summer has been truly amazing! I have had the opportunity to visit some wonderful places that are all right here in Ontario. This beautiful province of ours has so much to offer. I am constantly surprised at all there is to see and do here. Last week I got the opportunity to take myContinue Reading …

Family Fun in Haliburton

Haliburton, ON is a small town 2.5 hours North East of Toronto located in beautiful cottage country.  It is home to a variety or resorts, cottages, long term rentals and day visit opportunities.   We recently took a day trip to enjoy the area and visit a close friend.  We focused our activities on ourContinue Reading …

Thomas the Tank Engine @TrueBlueEngine enter to #win a #dayoutwiththomas

Tickets to The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 1-888-222-6608, or by visiting www.ticketweb.ca/dowt or www.ecrm5700.org  Ticket prices are $23 plus tax for ages 2 and up (plus service charges).  The event is rain or shine. For more information and directions, contact the Elgin County Railway Museum at 519-637-6284 or visit www.ecrm5700.org.  For information on Thomas & Friends, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt Follow Thomas & FriendsContinue Reading …