Halloween Treats – Less Sugary and Sweet

Halloween is one the most exciting holidays of the year at my house.  The kids are thrilled with their pick of costumes, they have chosen their pumpkins and are counting down the days until they can hit the streets and collect all of that candy. As a Mom, the thought of all of those sugary […]

Homemade Hot Chocolate and Marshmallows

Whether you are watching the Santa Claus parade, wrapping a gift or just snuggling up with the kids and a great holiday book, stay warm this holiday season with these cozy homemade hot chocolate and marshmallow recipes. Wrap up the hot chocolate mixes as pretty Christmas gifts, the easy treat will always be a hit with […]

Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Fall

  The nights are getting cooler and the leaves will soon begin to change.  Fall is here and with it comes sweater weather, baking, colourful leaves, warm soups and harvest stews.  I can almost feel the seasons changing when I step outside and that’s my cue to make some seasonal changes indoors too. Inspiration is […]

Super Bowl Party Snack Ideas

MINI PIZZA POCKETS These mini pizza pockets are much better than the frozen kind! Just use your favorite pizza toppings to create a cheesy snack your guests will go crazy for. Ingredients: Pre-made pizza dough- store bought or your favorite crust recipe 1/2 Cup pizza sauce (plus extra for serving) 1/2 Cup ricotta cheese 1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese […]

Spring into Running

Could it be that spring is finally here in the Nation’s Capital?  It has been a very long winter.  For those of us who run, it has been doubly long as we wait for more daylight hours, milder weather and less of the hazardous slippery stuff before we dig out our shoes an hit the […]

Out to the Orchard

It’s October and that means it’s peak season for apple harvesting. Orchards all around the Ottawa area are open and some of best-tasting apples of the year are ripe for the picking. Our local Apple orchards offer a ton of fall fun for all ages.  Itching for an autumn outing?  Take a drive to the […]

Thanksgiving Weekend – Around Town

  Fall Rhapsody- Gatineau Park   A must see for the whole family.   Saunders Farm Haunting Season is now underway at Saunders Farm in Munster.  The Farm launched its most eek-citing and delicious Haunting Season ever. Visit a Pumpkin Patch It’s not to early to get pick out the perfect pumpkin for this year’s […]

Get Out and Be Active

November is in full swing and the holidays are fast approaching. The days are much shorter, the weather is getting colder and it’s officially the season for hibernating, eating more and exercising less.  When curling up on the couch seems far more appealing than heading outside, it takes a little motivation and preparation to keep […]

Get out Get Active

It’s officially the season for hibernating, eating more and exercising less.  When curling up on the couch seems far more appealing than heading outside, it takes a little motivation and preparation to keep the family active throughout the winter months. Here are some ways to keep your family active: Try skating as a family. Ottawa has […]