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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

2017 Holiday Gift Guide #NCGiftGuide

Can you believe we are half way through October already? That means one thing to me, Christmas is just around the corner. My boys have already started their lists and I have been told by friends that their kids have started too. As a blogger that means, time to start preparing! So if you are a brand and are working on your holiday prep also we want to hear from you! For the last couple of years I have enjoyed working with some amazing brands. Being able to share the latest and greats  ...

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Reviews/Giveaways

Pine-Sol – A Scent for every mood #YesItsPineSol #AD

Scents have a way of reminding us of good and bad memories. Just like the memories they also can improve a mood. For example if I had a bad day after school and walked into the kitchen and Nanny was making homemade cookies, it automatically changed my bad mood to good. I am not really sure how or why, but I know if I researched a little deeper there is a reason. A number of behavioral studies have demonstrated that smells trigger more vivid emotional memories and are better at inducing that  ...

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Crafts, DIY

Easy DIY Advent Calendar #Craft

Christmas is coming!!! I know we are only in October but I really love getting my craft on early so I can enjoy the days that lead up to the big day. One of our favourite things are advent calendars. To be honest the chocolate ones are often forgotten. This means by the 11ths day they are not just eating one piece of chocolate, but MANY. It drives me insane. We have tried many different ones over the years. My favourite is a wooden Christmas tree. Each day they open a small drawer that  ...

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Food

Easy Directions to Roast Your Pumpkin Seeds

Do you carve pumpkins at your house? The boys and I have done this since before they could even understand it. There is something about the ooeey, gooey pumpkin guts all over the place that we enjoy so much. Over the years I would just throw it all out and not think twice about it. Then a friend asked why I never roasted the seeds. I kind of laughed at her and then said something about it being to much work. Then I researched it and realized, it was WAY simpler and way more fun then just  ...

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Food

Cobweb Pumpkin Dessert Pizza

It has been a pumpkin party around the blog lately and it just makes me a little giddy. Sharing all these amazing recipes that are both sweet and savory as been great fun. Plus now I will have them bookmarked for my own personal use too. But the one I am sharing today totally caught me off guard and I am super excited it was shared with me. You see Pizza is a favourite in our home as is dessert. But I had never thought about taking to family favourites and making them one. A dessert pizza  ...

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Reviews/Giveaways

Squish-Dee-Lish Series 1 Toys from JAKKS Pacific

We were shopping the other day when we came across some squishy toys. Both my boys enjoyed these items and of course were asking if we could buy some. I very nicely told them Christmas was coming and maybe Santa would put some in their stocking. They were sad, but thankful left without complaints. It just so happened I received an email the next day about these fun toys called, Squish-Dee-Lish! JAKKS Pacific has made these adorable, squishy toys! I work in a classroom and I am always  ...

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Food

Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Thanksgiving is this week end and as much as I love the turkey, I look forward to yummy desserts. I could never really pick one favourite, but of course whatever the dessert is, if there is pumpkin in it, I am all over it. This year if you want to add a special little spin to a classic, this recipe is for you. Little Miss Kate has got this baking thing down to a science. Her recipe below is going to be a favourite in our house! Mini Pumpkin Pie Recipe With Thanksgiving coming up fast  ...

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Reviews/Giveaways

Getting Down and Dirty with the Power Scrub Elite Pet Carpet Cleaner

have two boys, a cat, a hubby and of course myself living in our home. As much as I wish it was spotless all the time there is a lot of “invisible” dirt. Do you know what I mean? That’s the dirt that no matter how much you clean it looks great on the surface but it is deeper down. For example, the carpet. I can vacuum till the cows come home but there is still dirt hiding in it. Gross right? So to keep my carpets up in tip top shape I need to either have a professional  ...

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Food

Pumpkin Muffins with Caramel Pecan Topping

I really need to think of a theme song for all these amazing pumpkin recipes! What about something like Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-PUMPKIN! Never mind lol it sounded better in my head. Fall is officially here and all those warm, comforting foods start appearing all over my Facebook page. While some people are like YUCK! I am all over them. Did you enjoy the Pumpkin Pie Leather recipe from yesterday? Well I have something super tasty for you again today! Pumpkin Muffins with Caramel Pecan Topping  ...

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