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Let’s Help: National Missing Children’s Day

  Did you know over 500,000 children were reported missing in North America in 2014? That’s 500,000 too many. When I first wrote Finding Emma, a story of a mother trying to find her kidnapped daughter, I knew that even though I was one person, I wanted to do my part in helping to protect children. I partnered with Missing Children’s Society of Canada and donate proceeds from the sale …Read More

Creating Family Traditions

Here in Canada, it’s our May long-weekend. In a few weeks I’m finally getting my yard landscaped (we’ve lived in our home for almost 2 yrs now and we have a backyard full of mud and weeds…but not for long!), so while we don’t have a green space to use yet, we do have a fabulous deck to start up a new family tradition! Last year we began weekly family …Read More

My Author Addiction For May…Any Guesses?

For the past month, I’ve been reading one author exclusively. I first found her by needing to read something ‘different’. I’m an eclectic reader and couldn’t decide what I was in the mood for so I began to scroll through Amazon until I came across a free book in the paranormal romance genre. What I love about free books – especially when it’s the first book in a series that …Read More

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs for Your Summer Grilling

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs   Print Author: Submitted by reader Tina Myers Ingredients 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ onion, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained ¼ cup barbeque sauce, or as needed 6 skewers Directions Preheat an outdoor grill on medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Thread green bell pepper, …Read More

How to Stop Game of 72

There’s a new threat to our teens that has gained popularity in Europe through social media. It’s called the Game of 72. The game is very simple. You run away for 72 hours and see how much panic you can cause. Sounds fun, right? (insert sarcasm if you didn’t all ready) From what I’ve read online, it’s quite popular in Europe but has yet to gain any momentum here in Canada or …Read More

Velvety Chocolate Ice Cream

Velvety Chocolate Ice Cream   Print Author: adapted from Better Homes & Gardens New Cookbook Ingredients 4 Cups of whipping cream 1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk 1 15oz can chocolate flavored syrup ⅔ Cup walnuts, cashews or almonds coarsely chopped (OPTIONAL) Directions In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, and the chocolate syrup. Using an electric mixer, beat until soft peaks form. …Read More

The Sweet Talk Boxed Set – Support Diabetes Research

Being a huge fan of Author Brenda Novak, I was beyond thrilled when I was asked to be a part of her SWEET TALK boxed set; a collection of ten NEW contemporary romances with other bestselling authors to benefit Diabetes Research.  There is also a BONUS novel.  (Links to all retailers will be at the bottom of this post). Previously, in 2014, Brenda released A SWEET LIFE boxed set.  The set, curated by …Read More