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school out

School’s out! Now what?

School is out! The kids are thrilled but many parents feel intimidated by the idea of occupying their little ones during July and August. Some choose to enroll their kids in camps or continue daycare programs throughout the sum...
 
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Valentine's Roses
Valentine's Roses

Delight your palate this Valentine’s Day

Whether you are someone who approaches Valentine’s Day with a naive anticipation of love’s ultimate expression, or you buy into a more cynical view that February 14th was hijacked by Hallmark a long time ago, it is ...
 
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popcorn
popcorn

Make-your-own bagged popcorn

This quick-tip is thanks to The Daily Buzz who posted 25 clever ideas to make life easier. I simply could not resist sharing it with you. No need to waste money on pre-bagged popcorn filled with artificial butter and too much s...

 
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Support your local economy this holiday season

In these challenging economic times, it’s important to band together as members of a community. As you plan your gift purchases this holiday season, consider boosting your local economy by promoting small businesses and e...
 
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Free Festival in Orleans June 3 & 4

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, be sure to check out the Orleans Festival at the Shenkman Arts Centre. The free event hosts performing, culinary and visual arts, including feature performances by Servantes,...
 
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Treasure_chest_color
Treasure_chest_color

Fallingbrook Community Garage Sale

Just a quick post to remind you that this weekend is the community garage sale in Fallingbrook (Orleans). Expect to see junk and treasure displayed in people’s driveways and yards. You may find something you need for less...

 
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An Affordable Family Vacation

Have you booked your summer vacation? If you haven’t actually booked it yet, it’s probable that you have planned it – or at least dreamt about it. The cost of vacationing certainly skyrockets when you have chi...
 
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300px-Hrushikesh_kulkarni_vegetables

The benefits of growing your own vegetable garden

It’s the time of year to start planning for a vegetable garden! Now that spring has finally arrived and the warmer weather is affecting our minds and transforming our moods, it’s best to take advantage of this surge...
 
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Win a 1 year enrolment at Gymboree Play and Music in Ottawa

What a perfect follow-up to the post I wrote about Gymboree Play and Music last week.  The Ottawa location has announced a contest to win a one year enrolment! Check out its Facebook page for details.  Contest ends on March 13,...

 
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Compost Liner
Compost Liner
Compost Liner

Homemade Paper Liners for Kitchen Compost Bin

Hopefully, by now, you have jumped onto the composting bandwagon.  Most waste can be recycled or composted, thereby reducing the garbage collecting in our landfills. But while composting is easy on the wallet, buying the liners...