Father’s Day Heat-Wave Adventures

To keep the portrait session a surprise I told Dave I had entered him in a local father daughter talent show and that I had signed him up for singing a duet with Elowyn. He refused to leave the house. “It’s going to be awesome! You have a great chance at winning!” I said. “No, I’m absolutely not doing it! See this is why I hate surprises.” he replied.

Calorie Crushing Circuit Workout 1: Back, Quads and Glutes

I absolutely love circuit workouts, especially when I’m training with friends. It’s an intense workout that keeps your heart-rate in the fat burning zone. Which means you’ll be toning while still burning off those extra pounds! The only breaks are for a few quick sips of water in-between rounds. Bonus: It’s also a heart-healthy workout…

Toddler Approved Strawberry Banana Surprise Smoothie

Since discovering Avocado Smoothies I’ve been making them a lot more frequently. The added richness of the avocado really takes your smoothie game to another level! Today I decided to add a little more greenery to the mix and see if Elowyn would still approve of a snack time smoothie bowl. As you can see…

New all natural GF Snack your Family will Love! Kashi Joi Bars

Kashi has launched a new line of Joi bars available in the wellness section of your local grocery store. There are two varieties, Nut Bars and Energy Nut Bars and three flavours of each variety. I recently attended a media-event where I learned all about the new line, sampled each flavour and made my own…

1st of its kind in Canada! Authentic Chirashi at Shari Restaurant

What’s Chirashi?  It’s okay I hadn’t heard of it either before being invited to Shari Restaurant‘s Media Event. It’s a Japanese dish that means “scattered”. Essentially Chirashi is a rice bowl topped with fish, vegetables, and other ingredients of the Chef’s choosing. At Shari Restaurant, Chef Jackie Lin has perfected the art of creating the…

Introducing Infuse Cafe Bar Toronto!

Infuse Cafe Bar uses a simple yet powerful invention to revolutionize your tea experience: Reverse Atmospheric Infusion. The infusion process is enhanced by this latest technology and results in unmatched deep and layered flavour profiles. Infuse Cafe Bar proudly uses organic and fair trade ingredients to craft their unique tea-infused cocktails. I recently attended a…

Deerhurst Resort Review-Travel Blog

  My husband was a presenter at this year’s OPA Conference, so Elowyn and I came along and we made it a family adventure to remember! The conference was held at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville Ontario. The resort has fantastic programming for children year-round and offers luxurious amenities. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive from…

Algonquin Park-Hardwood Lookout Trail 1km

The Hardwood Lookout Trail is a short 1km loop that takes you through a typical Algonquin hardwood forest and culminates in a breathtaking view of Smoke Lake and the surrounding maple hills. We did this trail after the challenging Mizzy Lake trail and were very happy we didn’t let a little thing like fatigue stop…

Algonquin Park: Mizzy Lake Trail 11km

The Mizzy Lake Trail begins at Arowhon Road, 15km in from the West Gate of Algonquin Park. Mizzy Lake is one of your best chances to see wildlife in the park, particularly moose and beaver. It’s an 11km loop with an optional 2km side trip to view bear nests (they are up on living Beech…