National Scrapbook Day

It's National Scrapbook Day!  I dropped by CTV Morning Live to share so tips and tricks to get you and your family cutting, pasting, decorating and creating works of art from your precious memories.  Have a look.  Tell me what you think.  



Earth Day! 

2015 marks Earth Day Canada’s 25th Anniversary  Hooray!   

Earth Day is one of my all-time favourite observances.  I love the crafts, the ideas and excitement of participating in the fun and positive events of environmental action for our planet.   Earth Day Canada urges us this year to “Clean our Commute,” suggesting that we use self-propelled travel, walking, biking, skateboarding or roller blading. 

I am a great fan of walking.  People power gets me and my family moving, so I have taken a different approach to cleaning our commute.  Next week, I am planning to carry a bag and gloves as we walk to school and playdates.  Along the way every day, we will pick up trash, recyclable and other unsightly winter leftovers. 

Looking for some fun and easy ways to celebrate earth day with your family?    Here are 22 ideas to get you started:


1. Go for a nature walk.

2. Ride bikes. 

3. Have a picnic. 

4. Make a paint chip mosiac of the Earth.

5. Serve a vegetable flower snack. 

6. Plant a garden.

7. Decorate a recycling box.

8. Pick up litter in your neighbourhood or at a local park.

9. Go canoeing.

10. Make a batch of Earth Day cookies.

11. Go wading in a creek.

12. Make an Earth Day suncatcher.

13. Go for a hike in your favorite park (for FREE!)

14. Create a craft from nature.

15. Read "The Lorax."

16. Build a solar oven (and use it to bake your Earth Day cookies!)

17. Plant a tree.

18. Leave the car at home and walk or bike all day.

19. Buy local.

20. Go meat-free.

21. Turn off the tap.

22. Be outside.




Win Tickets to Kids Fest


Enter to win a family 4-packs of tickets to Kidsfest Ottawa 2015. 

The event runs on April 11 and 12.  Family passes are valid for 2 adults and 2 children and can be used on  

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Individual portions make dessert extra special. They also bake in a fraction of the time of a large cheesecake. To serve, drizzle each with maple syrup. 

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