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Canada Day: 9 Patriotic Treats that are sure to “Wow”

Canada Day - Patriotic Treats

Whether you’re hosting a Canada Day party, attending a BBQ or celebrating at home with your family I’ve got the treat for you! ¬†I’ve made it easy for you so all you’ll have to worry about is having fun and celebrating our great Country.

 

Here are some fun twists on some traditional Canadian sweets!

 

Canada Day - Ginger Ale Spritzer

Ginger Ale Wine Spritzer – A Beautiful Mess

I’d never turn down a good spritzer and this one looks so fresh and summery!

Canada Day - Nanaimo Bar Macarons

Nanaimo Bar Macaron – Chocolate Codex

I know that Macarons are nothing new but have you tried a Nanaimo Bar one???

Canada Day - Butter Tart Ice Cream Sundae

Butter Tart Ice Cream Sundae – Seasons and Suppers

Butter Tarts are my Kryptonite and this sundae just takes the ooey gooey goodness to the next level.

Canada Day - Reece's Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Peanut Butter Cup Pie – Wine and Glue

Peanut Butter cups make everything better.

Canada Day - Maple Sugar Cookies

Maple Sugar Cookies – Liv For Cake

For the more modern folk, these are a bit more subtle. I’ve always wanted to try cookie stamps and I love the geometric patterns!

Canada Day - Beaver Cupcakes

Beaver Cupcakes – Bakerella

They are technically groundhogs but I don’t think anyone would notice.

Canada Day - Moose Cookies

Moose Cookies – Sweet Sugarbelle

These moose cookies are adorable , can you guess what shape cookie cutter she used?

Canada Day - Toque Cake

Toque Cake – Food Network

Nothing says Canada more than a red and white toque with a pom pom! Being edible is just the icing on the cake! ūüėČ

Canada Day - Tim Hortons Timbits

Timbits – Tim Hortons

And last but not least. If your not that handy in the kitchen or are heading out last minute Timbits are always a hit. Bet ya can’t eat just one!

If you enjoyed these Canadian inspired treats, don’t forget to pin them for later!

 

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10 Great Animal Books for Kids

We are a family of bookworms. My husband, myself and now Link all love reading. We often visit¬†used bookstores, libraries, and make family trips to Indigo on the weekends. If we aren’t reading you can probably find us at the zoo so¬†I thought I’d combine the two and create a list of the best animal books for kids. Continue reading

DIY Face Cleanser & Pads

 DIY Face Cleanser & Pads

 

I’ve been on the search for the perfect face cleanser but I couldn’t find something that I loved or that wasn’t too expensive. I have oily skin that’s prone to breakouts and have been a long time user of Oxy pads. I know that they are quite harsh and full of chemicals but they worked¬†the best for me. I am very sensitive to perfumy scents and the ease of the pad meant I consistently used them. I’ve tried many different brands of wipes and pads but they either irritated my skin or were quite pricy and they all seem so wasteful when you use them twice a day.

Hidden Veggie Mac & Cheese

This macaroni & cheese is the perfect comfort food with a healthy kick!

Veggie Mac & Cheese - Life Fling - 8

 

It’s not easy¬†to feed your family a healthy home cooked meal that is quick and easy and¬†they will actually¬†enjoy. I know that kids need to learn to eat vegetables in their natural form and hopefully learn to like them. (Though I am still waiting on that for myself.) But sometimes it’s nice to sit down to a meal together with no bartering or whining. One that¬†doesn’t involve fast food.

This macaroni & cheese will have them gobbling up their vegetables without even knowing it. Even begging for seconds!

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16 Books you Should Read this Winter

                 

I read every night before going to sleep. It helps me unwind and forget all the thoughts running wild in my head. I like all sorts of books but I love creepy mysteries and girly romance books the best. I’ve put together the top 16 books that I’ve enjoyed lately. Take a look,¬†I’m sure you’ll find something that you won’t want to put down! Continue reading

{review}: My Favourite Planner

 
The best thing about a new year is a new planner! I love the smooth clean pages that are¬†begging to be filled. I scoured¬†the stores and Internet and fell in love with this little gem, it’s the 12 Month Spiral Planner by Recollections. It’s regularly priced $39.99 at Michaels but I lucked out and it was 50% off. I was so excited that I got my mom one too so I didn’t really save anything at all.

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