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Month: May 2016

Do You Think You Could Live In A Tiny House?

Via TinyHouseBlog.com

Via TinyHouseBlog.com

I recently wrote a post for an online magazine about fascinating facts relating to the Tiny House Movement.  You’ve heard about the movement, right?  Folks either hunt for or build from scratch homes that are usually no larger than 400 – 500 square feet.  I have to admit, I’m a little obsessed with HGTV shows such as Tiny House Hunters and Tiny House, Big Living.  The initial draw was the fact that the houses always seem so well put together.  They’re basically mini luxury homes that cost a fraction of the price of an average 2,000 square foot home.   Continue reading

Exciting Family Excursions for the Month of May

Amusement Park

Now that spring is upon us, it’s time for our families to crack a few windows and take a deep breath.  Better yet, lets get outdoors and explore our neighbourhoods and cities.  If your little ones are like mine, they can’t wait to get outside and would rather stay out there than come in and have dinner.  With that in mind, it’s time to start planning a few family activities that will keep the little ones engaged and allow them to experience new things.  I hibernate during the winter and love to take full advantage of the outdoors once things heat up.  With that in mind here are a few events the family might take in this month.

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Unique Gift Ideas To Keep Mom Smiling on Mother’s Day

Mothers Day Teddy Bears

That time of year is fast approaching.  That’s right, Mother’s Day! There are 5 more days to go and if you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling to figure out the perfect gift for your mom OR preparing to drop some major hints to your significant other.  Instead of the staple lunch or dinner date along with flowers or a movie and some new jewelry or a box of chocolates, what about considering a completely different type of gift.  Though not tangible, experiential gifts can be memorable and just as enjoyable as any other gift.  Don’t get me wrong, a box of chocolates is welcome (I’m holding out for a box of GODIVA chocolates this year!) but perhaps a different approach might be of interest, especially now that the weather’s warming up.  Below are 5 experiential gift suggestions that moms will enjoy (start dropping hints and hopefully hubby and the kids will surprise you!).

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