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August 2011

0 In Giveaways and Reviews/ Personal

Shaw *Review*

We switched our internet and phone provider over a year ago to Shaw. No real reason – we weren’t unhappy with our current provider in any way, we just noticed that Shaw was cheaper. So we switched – of course months after the switch we got several phonecalls from the previous provider offering all sorts of deals. Why don’t they ever offer these to existing customers? Anyways, we have been really happy with Shaw and had no desire to do…

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My Pinterest *Summer BBQ Ideas*

Just because summer is coming to a close (at least for us Canadians, unless we are blessed with a repeat of last year’s fabulous fall), it doesn’t mean that BBQ’s have to end too. We love having friends over and just relaxing in the yard while the kids play. Ours are usually pretty low key and relaxed, but I have big plans of doing an all out *bbq party* with all the fun details. Pinterest has helped give me a…

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Mexic Vacay *Barcelo Premium Resort Activities*

One of the things we love about the Barcelo Resort Complex is that there is no shortage of activities to do. Whether you have young children, teenage children, are empty nesters, or simply taking a *kidless* trip (like we did), there is something for everyone.   Some of the *many* activities you can enjoy while staying there are: *Miniature Golf (I didn’t have my camera when we played so sadly, no photos) *Tennis and Ping Pong *Life Sized Chess Game…

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Mexico Vacay *Barcelo Maya Colonial*

The Barcelo Resort in the Mayan Riviera isn’t just one hotel, it’s an incredible complex with 5 different resorts – Maya Beach, Maya Caribe, Maya Colonial, Maya Tropical, and the Maya Palace Deluxe. We were staying in the Maya Beach, the *lesser*, if you will, of the 5 – and it was SPECTACULAR. But we had to take some time and walk down the beach to check out each of the others. Once again, we couldn’t help but think how…

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My Pinterest *Kids Birthday Cakes*

I love making homemade cakes for our kids birthdays…though it seems that every other year they flop (oh there’ve been some doozies lol). I think my biggest problem in those years is overdoing the expectation. What I see in my head doesn’t always transfer well to the *cake canvas*. On Pinterest I’ve found a number of fantastic cakes that I’m certain would result in the same issue if I attempted them, but I love them all the same…and call me…

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American Girl *Saving Up*

Well we’ve been bitten. Actually, we were bitten just over a year ago now but are finally comfortable with the idea of having one in our home. American Girl isn’t your run of the mill $30 doll, so for us it was important that our daughter be at an age where she could understand the value of taking great care of her things, as well as the value *somewhat* of money. She understands when things are *on sale* (that’s my…

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Mexico Vacay *Playa del Carmen*

Everyone says it’s a must see…you’re so close, it’d be a shame not to check it out for one day. And the shops….that’s where you should go! So, with the advice of our trusted Air Canada Representative, Roberto (roll the *r*) we set out for a fun morning of shopping. Because we really didn’t have huge shopping lists, we didn’t find a whole lot that was appealing – well, except perhaps the $10 purses that my friend and I bought…

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A little piece of me

End of the day announcements caught my attention one Friday on my way out of school in grade 12. I didn’t ever really pay that much attention to them but I immediately stopped and listened for EVERY detail. **Volunteers are needed in the summer for the Kids Cancer Camp** – I was hooked….I tend to be a procrastinator, but I was on top of this one. I didn’t want to miss this opportunity. I knew immediately it was where I…

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Mexico Vacay *Lapis Jewelry Factory*

We though it would be a fun little outing…nothing wrong with laying on the beach or by the pool every day but it is fun to be able to change it up a bit. And a free excursion – even better! So off we went to the Lapis Jewelry Factory, where we were told we would be able to watch the pieces being made, etc. Sounds cool right? It was, for maybe the first 2 minutes…at which point we were…

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Just. Dance.

**This post is originally from the former Cute Like Me Giveaways blog, but I didn’t want it to get lost in the mix** As we sat in the common area of Seaport Village last May, with the live music blaring, the kids playing and dancing, we noticed a man dancing along on his own. Initially we kind of chuckled, making jokes about jumping in and dancing with him – it is kind of funny to see an adult just dancing…

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