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Movie Night: 9 Family Movies That Are Not Cartoons

Check out these 9 Family movies that are not cartoons now on Netflix Canada!

Sometimes Mom and Dad don’t want to watch yet-another animated film (as fabulously fun as many of them are). If you find yourself in the same boat, allow me to take some of the guesswork out of your next family movie-selection experience with 9 family movies that are not cartoons. The trick is how to convince your kids that documentaries can be fun. Am I right? Continue reading

I Had to Google Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman: 1946-2016 He embodied the character of Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series and yet I still had to google his name when I saw that he had passed away. He played the part of a villain so well that we loved to hate him. http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

I saw the news in my numerous feeds this morning that British actor, Alan Rickman, has died.

And yet the name of the actor did not immediately click. Shame on me. Yes, I know. Continue reading

So You’re a Bookworm On-the-Go? There’s an App for That: Download OverDrive!

Check out books from your local library? From the comfort of your couch? Why, yes, there IS an app for that! #Overdrive #bookworm #lovebooks #lovetoread http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

And then, y’know, screens and electronics — *cough* Netflix *cough* — and a busier, more active lifestyle took over and my paperbacks turned into dust-collectors. Continue reading

New Year: fresh start, the evolution of #fit40s and birthday champagne, please.

It's a new year! Time for a fresh start, the evolution of the #fit40s journey and champagne, please! Erica dishes on not-resolutions and Mimosas over at http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com.

In my experience, resolutions — much like giving up chocolate for Lent at Easter — tend to fall by the wayside whereas goals, and the commitments set in place to achieve them, have staying power. The proof is in the chocolate avocado chia pudding. Continue reading

Wrapping up the Holidays with Netflix: Win 6 Months Free! {Giveaway Now Closed}

Win a 6-month subscription to Netflix Canada and channel your inner #NetfliXmas over at http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

And should you fancy yourself a little less Tom Cruise circa ‘Cocktail’ and a little more Siskel and Ebert, Netflix Canada has got you covered for the holidays and well into the new year! Continue reading

Four-Grain Flapjacks Win Dinner & PAM Wins Clean-Up

Sometimes you just need a quick meal with easy clean-up. Pancakes + PAM does it every time. http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

I basically served up the pancakes and then the eggs as soon as they were ready. In fact, I had visions of flipping them onto their plates from across the counter but thought better of it. Continue reading

Better-Than-Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars

If you've ever indulged in a Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bar and wondered if you could make it yourself, you absolutely can! And it is delicious! Find the recipe at http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

Hopefully we’ve all recovered from the emotionally-charged ‘Red Cup’ debate and realized there are other, more important Starbucks-esque things to ponder. Like: How do they get the cranberries into the Cranberry Bliss Bar?

If you’ve never tasted the likes of these Cranberry Bliss Bars then you might be missing out on … Continue reading

Winter Weather Woes: When Kids and Cold Collide

Seems until there's snow on the ground, my kids dress like it's summer. How do you get your kids to transition to winter-weather clothes without tears? Read how Erica does it here: http://diaryofadomesticdiva.com

Also, she wore a hat! Actually, it was more: she had a hat on top of her head! I believe this is only because toques are “in”; however, they must be worn just so. Continue reading