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Highlights of our BC Road Trip & Family Vacation

Highlights from our BC Road Trip

& Family Vacation


The first couple weeks of August saw us go on our first family vacation (and first road trip) in over 9 years. We drove out to Vancouver Island, and enjoyed our drive through the Rocky Mountains despite the smoke from the BC Wildfires.  Despite some issues with my youngest two boys, and their conflicting personalities, we had a great time visiting some of the beautiful places in BC that we’ve never been to before (and a couple that we have).

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A Day at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory
An Interactive Learning Experience

Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

The Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory offers a relaxing and fun filled day full of interactive learning. There, you can see many species of butterflies, varieties of birds, insects, turtles, fish and much more!

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Preparing for a Safe Road Trip with Quaker State® Ultimate Durability™ Full Synthetic Motor Oil

Calgary – Victoria ROAD TRIP

with Canadian Tire & Quaker State®

Made for life in Canada

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #CanadianTire #QuakerState #CollectiveBias

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The last time we went on a road trip to Victoria was in 2008. There were five of us for that trip: Chris, myself, and my sons Travis, Taylor, and Thomas (who was just 11 months old). I was very pregnant with my fourth son at the time, so although the trip was fun I was so uncomfortable. By early 2010 we had five boys, and road trips were set aside.

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Summer Fun for Everyone in Southern Ontario

Summer Fun for Everyone
Southern Ontario’s Must See Historical Attractions & Destinations

Summer Fun in Ontario

Whether you are a family of 4 or a couple of empty nesters, there are so many historical attractions and destinations to be revisited and discovered for some summer fun in Ontario.

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The Ultimate Girls’ Day Out: National Women’s Show #NWSToronto Nov. 4,5,6 2016

national-womens-show-bannerI am so excited! It’s almost here. The annual National Women’s Show. It is MY day, my own little Christmas if you will. I look forward to attending each and every year.

What do I love about the National Women’s Show? There are so many things!

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ToiletTree Products Facial and Body Brush System Travel Case Combo

toilettree-product-facial-and-body-brush-systemToiletTree Products Facial and Body Brush System would be a welcome addition to anyone’s skin care regimen, I know it is for mine. With summer coming to an end, as the leaves turn colour with our beautiful and cool fall weather, pretty soon winter will be rearing its ugly head. Keeping our skin moisturized and healthy is so important.


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InstaxShareto-1July 18, 2016 – TORONTO, ON: Fujifilm and Toronto-based digital and experiences agency Kastor & Pollux teamed up for a 2-day photo sharing activation to celebrate the release of the Instax Share SP-2 printer. Following an invite-only media launch event, Fujifilm and Kastor & Pollux opened the doors of 12 Ossington Ave. for a public viewing with a meet-and-greet with special guest Jenn Im (@imjennim) of YouTube channel Clothes Encounters.

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The Citizen Restaurant + Bar Unveils Menu By New Co-Chefs

Citizen Bar RestaurantJuly 11th, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – The Citizen Restaurant + Bar will unveil its revamped menu by new co-chefs, former Chopped Canada contestant, Jonathan O’Callaghan and Binh An Nguyen, on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016.

Whenever I visit Toronto, I like to visit a different restaurant each time. The Citizen Restaurant & Bar is definitely on my list of go to places. I love vintage design and antiques. The detailed decor of the 1930’s, integration of Toronto’s history and the meticulous care from the plates to the hand made cocktails make for an atmosphere that I would certainly enjoy.

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TO Food Tours Launches in Toronto #foodtoursTO

TOFoodToursToronto is on the rise as one of the top destinations for unique food and culture experiences. Exploring the city beyond the typical tourist spots can be a daunting task which is why Toronto Food Tours has curated one of-a-kind culinary tours to help discover and explore our beloved city.

From the reaches of Riverside & Leslieville hot spots to the depths of private downtown wine cellars they offer tours that satisfy a range of adventurous cravings.
Toronto Food Tours is locally owned and operated by partners Chef Scott Savoie, the city’s original and iconic food tour guy, and John Anderson, a local restaurateur and pub owner for over 25 years.

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My Day in Hamilton at #MonsterJam 2016

MonsterJam-LogoI have been to Monster Jam many times. Most of my visits were when my son was much younger at the tender ages of between 6 and 9. We sat looking at all the Monster Trucks waiting in anticipation for the action to begin. The sights, the sounds and lights were almost mesmerizing to my son. I still recall the huge smile on his face as we entered the arena. At that time, he had a huge fascination with all things BIG. His favourite TV show was Mighty Machines.

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