Budgeting Tips for the Wedding Party

Budgeting Tips for the Wedding Party

With wedding season coming near, those that are in wedding parties might be hit with more expenses than imagined. A recent TD survey found that almost 40 per cent of Millennial and Gen X Canadians who have been in a wedding party say they felt pressured to spend more than they could afford. The fact is, celebrating a friend or relative's wedding as a bridesmaid or groomsman is a huge honour, but it can also be quite a ... read more

Who Helps You? Campbell’s Celebrates #TheMotherhood


They say that it takes a village to raise a child and I could not agree more. See that 'I'm gonna drop dead of exhaustion at any minute' look in my eyes in the photo above? The first few months after the twins birth are a blur, yet I do know for certain that my family and friends helped me through it. You see, birthing the twins didn't happen without a bunch of complications, it was a rough time for me and for ... read more

Month In Photos: April 2015

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April 2015 - The snow melted and the outdoors were enjoyed! We're finally seeing the signs of spring, which makes me deliriously happy {and not just 'case the kids can run off energy while not a few feet away from me ... ok that too}. You all know I'm a sun worshiper so April is always one month that I always look forward to. In April 2015 Isabelle ended her 2nd year of Cheerleading, it was a fantastic year for my ... read more

Tips and Tricks for Using a Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Once upon a time I thought all camera lens were created equal. I was happy with my standard lens that came with the body, and snapped away thinking that some of the not-so-great photos which resulted - were my fault. 'If only I were a professional' I often wished. Then, as my skills and knowledge grew, I was introduced to the different lenses on the market and developed my own lens wish-list with some ... read more

Photographing a Cheer and Dance Competition #CanonL

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By now you should know that I have a passion for photography and capturing all those precious memories that fill our days. This is why I started my Month in Photos series, in which I make an easy photo collage of my favourite photos for each month. The goal was to stop leaving precious photos in files and on drives - and to actually 'do' more with my photos. To collect and have something tangible to share. In ... read more

Month In Photos: March 2015


March 2015 - in like a lion and out like a lamb. This saying applies to both the weather, and our schedule for the month. My oldest had two cheer competitions in March, so the beginning was spent prepping for both, which included a week-long trip to Louisville Kentucky for the Jamfest Nationals Competition. Our time spent there was amazing, from the competition itself {my first time experiencing cheer in the US, which ... read more

Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

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Recall the age old question, 'if you found lost money, what do you do?'? While out a couple weeks ago, my daughters were eager to get where we were going, so they were at least 10 feet ahead of myself. They were half-running, chattering away and very excited about their day. All of a sudden I saw one of my girls stop and pick up a pile of 20 dollar bills off the ground. She immediately ran full speed ahead and ... read more

2014 Month in Photos Album

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As you know, I've been making and posting my Month In Photos here on My Organized Chaos, for just over a year now. My neighbour first introduced me to this idea, I instantly fell in love with this way of capturing all the best of each month, and easily turning those memories into a keepsake. You see, I love all things 'photo' and the evidence of this is well documented. Up until 2009, I have pretty much every single ... read more

Month In Photos: February 2015


February 2015 is always a stale month, don't you agree? At this time in the year I'm so completely over Winter. Each passing day seems to drag, and all I can think about is Spring and Summer. Month In Photos: February 2015 Yet, thanks to some mild weather, we did do some sledding and skating this month. Then, another cold snap hit and indoors we went, for yet another round of hibernation. In February we played ... read more

Celebrating the Everyday Superhero #BeSuper

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Have you seen the new Barbie Princess Power masked dolls yet? It's the latest line in the vast and iconic Barbie doll collection, and it's all about how every one of us is a superhero. Termed Be Super, it's the recognition and celebration of the everyday superhero that lives within us all. As the mom of three girls, I applaud each initiative out there, that supports individuality and encourages the positive self-esteem ... read more

Bridge the Distance with Canon – #CanonL

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You know the drill, parents. You have kids and you start capturing every moment, most likely before the baby is even born. Then, with camera in hand, you try desperately to snap each new milestone and every memory made from vacations to birthdays and most importantly - the simple everyday moments that shape our lives. Bridge the Distance with Canon This I know all to well. Stemming from the lack of photos of ... read more

Show your Pet some Love this Valentine’s Day

Reasons to take your Pet to the Vet for a Check-up

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’re all thinking about what we can do to make our family and loved ones feel special and appreciated. One thing is certain, no matter whether you’re a dog person or a cat person: your furry friend is a part of the family. This year, add your pet to your list of Valentines and show them that you love them with a visit to the vet. According to experts, there are at least ... read more