Summer 2015’s Top 5 Posts!

Well then, it’s a crispy night. Could August’s heat be winding down? Seems like a good time to kick back in some sweats and read. If you’re new to the site, or if you’re just really bored and came here to hang out, why not sift through my most popular posts this summer? I’ve gone ahead and collected them for you below! DIY: How to make wide-leg jeans into SKINNY JEANS 2. DIY: From ugly old dresser to pretty vintage bench 3. DIY: Bra band extender 4. How to … Continue reading

If I don’t see you, Merry Christmas!

JOY to the WORLD

Well hello! I’m quiet lately, but it isn’t because I don’t like you very much. In fact, if you visit me, I like you a lot. Thank you for your website patronage. It has been a very busy year for our family. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things as my baby doesn’t need to hang off of me 24/7. That should be soon. I will be baby-gating all doorways and tethering him to a wall without electrical outlets and then … Continue reading

5 great practical Christmas gifts (that they will actually love!)

5 practical Christmas gift ideas they'll actually love!

Do you have someone in your life who’s tough to buy for because they seem to buy exactly what they want, when they want it? These people often have no idea what to say when you ask them what they’re hoping for this Christmas. I know. I have a few people like this to buy for on my list and it can be a challenge to shop for them. Here are a few things I use that I think would make great Christmas gifts — why? They’re the … Continue reading

Tangerine Holiday Double Bonus is Back!

woo hoo! tangerine ing direct holiday bonus returns!

I pass this on to my readers whenever I can because I like earning referral bonuses and I like when others get the chance to earn money for doing just about nothing too. Plus they’re a great bank. Read on. This year ING Direct became Tangerine when they were bought out by Scotiabank. Luckily, they still kept their popular holiday bonus promo where I refer you and they give you $50 free for enrolling using a referrer’s Tangerine Orange Key. If you like money, my Orange … Continue reading

Ice shoves no longer — caves being destroyed some time this week

An iconic and beautifully rare scene on the shore of Crystal Beach is about to be destroyed. People flooded the area this past weekend to view the ice shoves at Crystal Beach on Lake Erie. Of course, as in any large crowd, not all went according to plan and common sense was not at its peak. A senior citizen broke a hip after slipping on the ice, emergency vehicle access was blocked by the many illegally parked cars, and by Family Day, the caves themselves … Continue reading

Directions & map to the ice caves at Crystal Beach added!

After noticing a lot of traffic to the site looking for how to get to the ice caves on the shores of Lake Erie, I’ve added a map and directions for your reference on my post from the other day! Hope you’re having a great Family Day! Don’t forget to comment and leave a link to any pictures you took at the ice caves. I’d love to see them!   You might also like: Ice shoves on Lake Erie at Crystal Beach – just wow. … Continue reading

Merry Christmas Eve! Be safe!

I have two very nice DIY projects finished. One saved me around $40 (although I maintain what was gained in money may have been lost permanently in sanity.) Unfortunately their reveal will have to wait until after Santa’s big day to be posted because they are a couple of his gifts. In the meantime, have a safe and happy Christmas! And don’t drink and drive, or you’ll end up on the Naughty List — that is to say the police media release with the list … Continue reading

DIY sugar face & hand scrubs for dry winter skin!

You know those people who say they don’t want gifts but really you’re smart enough know everyone wants a gift? This is one for those people. These homemade scrubs are great for guys or girls — think: a gritty scrub to keep in the garage for a quick handwash under the hose. The facial scrub is made of all natural ingredients, and the hand scrub is the easiest thing in the world to make. Both are extremely effective, though for my skin type (which is … Continue reading

Last chance! Let’s each earn an extra $50 today.

[NOTE: This post is not promoted or endorsed by ING Direct Canada. I just like free money.] ING Direct Canada (soon to be Tangerine)’s holiday season promo is coming to a close. What does that mean? It means there is still a little time left for you to sign up, deposit $100 to your new account and earn $50 free cash. That would certainly help pay the bills, wouldn’t it? What I love about ING: No fees! None! Great customer service if you need to … Continue reading