This Makes Me Smile

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One of my favourite things in this whole world, palm trees make me smile from ear to ear. This particular one was taken while at Generations Riviera Maya.  Love!     . ** If you have one, please link up your own Wordless {or Wordy} Wednesday below ** and thank you for leaving a comment too! . . . … [Read more...]

Random Signs of Spring

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This week truly felt like the first days of Spring, it's been a beautiful 15 °C! We haven't seen a nice day like this since late September, so it's been a long Winter to say the least. So, what does one do when it's finally nice enough to ditch that Winter coat? Enjoy it, of course! Yet, this nice weather also means a lot of melting. Water everywhere! So obviously, since I'm one of those last minute 'planners', … [Read more...]

The Barbie Project

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One word: Barbie Barbie is one word that represents one brand yet encompasses so much in the form of history, opinion, ideals, expectations and yes: possibility. I urge you to think: What does Barbie mean to you? What does Barbie mean to your kids? For me, the two are intertwined. I am a Barbie girl, and what this entailed and how it formed my childhood, took me many years to realize. The Barbie Project When … [Read more...]

Paradise Found at Maroma Beach

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During my stay at Generations Riviera Maya in Mexico last week, all the attending travel writers got to experience something beautiful. Breathtaking, in fact. We drove the short distance from our resort, to El Dorato Maroma {adults only resort} and the new Generations Maroma {family resort}, which is located on Maroma Beach. There we boarded a catemeran, did some snorkeling, and basked in the wonder that is … [Read more...]

Month In Photos: March 2014

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March 2014 was a month jam-packed with birthday parties and small ways to make memories. The girls had quite a bit of time off with conferences and Spring Break, so it was a nice blend of relax time at home and activity when boredom struck. Month In Photos: March 2014 We attended our city's children's expo where the twins got to meet, hug and follow Rainbow Dash around like little fan girls. Instead of an … [Read more...]

Spring Break

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PSA: We are in the middle of Spring Break, and enjoying every moment! Sleeping in, lazy days, baking ... and while my kids feel the need to dress like they're going to a party everyday, I balance that by spending as much time as I can in my PJ's. Yet, to prevent me from becoming a total sloth thanks to the break, I'm also doing some much needed de-cluttering of the house. In small doses though, since I am in … [Read more...]

Weekend Staycation

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This past weekend the family and I went to Calgary for a weekend staycation. My oldest was in a cheer competition, so why not take the opportunity and stay for the weekend? Here are just a few quick phone snapshots from this weekend. A bit of randomness from much fun, food, laughter and shopping! How often do you take little staycations?     . . . … [Read more...]

I Promise to Share and Be a Friend

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I promise to share and be a friend. By showing we care it's love we send. Tho' the world is so wide, with love deep inside, it's easy to be a friend, a friend! - by Jaën Wanamaker . . . … [Read more...]

Stand out with PhatStraps! #CanonCanada #giveaway

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For years my DSLR looked like every other with it's generic black branded strap. At gatherings, like weddings and dinners, I'd lay my camera down on a table and then hesitated when I went to pick it up. Many camera with the same black branded strap would collect in the area.  The last straw was when we were on one specific vacation and the temperatures soared to a billion degrees {small exageration}. I, of course … [Read more...]

The Messes Twins Make

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  There's two to wash, There's two to dry; There's two who argue, There's two who cry. One's in the mud, Having a ball; The other holds a crayon... Another marked wall. Some days seem endless, My patience grows thin. Why did God choose me To be a mother of twins? The answer comes clear- At the end of the day, As I tuck them in bed And to myself I say... There's two to kiss, There's two to … [Read more...]