Vallarta Food Tours – Eat, Explore, Experience!


My first night in Puerto Vallarta got me off to a great start. Myself along with the others in my group went on a Taco Tour by Vallarta Food Tours called ‘The Street’ – An Evening Taco Adventure. Both a food tasting and a cultural walking tour through the Emiliano Zapata and 5 de Diciembre […]

Patak’s Makes Cooking Gluten-Free Easy

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Whether you cook gluten free out of necessity or by choice, Patak’s makes it easy because all of their products sold in Canada are gluten-free, naturally. May will be Celiac Awareness Month, so I’ve decided to create a round up of my recipes using Patak’s products that are totally gluten-free as well. I hope you […]

Hop To It! What’s In Your Easter Basket?


I like shopping, but even I can’t handle being out shopping the Saturday before Easter – it’s like the whole Holiday shopping season condensed into one day of utter madness. Needless to say I am already prepared for the Easter Bunny’s visit to Casa Nolan with one quick trip to Walmart this morning. (Gotta love […]

Staycation VS Vacation Tips & Tricks


I really didn’t think I would be heading off on vacation this winter. After the last 2 months of storms in Nova Scotia, I am more than grateful to be in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (follow along on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #famtimePV. Whether you’re embarking on an exotic trip of a lifetime […]

Mexico-Bound with my Samsung Galaxy S5 Active and TELUS Travel Pass


After almost 72 hours since originally leaving home for the airport hotel in Halifax, I have just left Toronto’s Pearson Airport and am cruising at about 30k feet or so, headed to beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. From right now until next Wednesday, I am going to forget that the word ‘snow’ even exists. I decided […]

Roast Beef Tacos, Guacamole & How To Score Free Cheese!

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Taco Tuesday has returned with a vengeance in our house, up this week it’s Roast Beef Tacos. Perhaps it’s my upcoming trip to Mexico, or maybe because I’ve started shaking up my taco variations, I can have them weekly without getting bored. It’s probably both. As if I didn’t have enough reasons to make tacos, […]

Life360 – A Must-Have App for Spring Break


I’m a Life360 convert. Even living in Canada (which means I can’t take advantage of any of the cool premium features… yet), I LOVE this app – it has become my new family Circle. Besides the everyday advantages from knowing if Hubs will be late for dinner because he is stuck in traffic (without him […]

What the ‘Raised by a Canadian Farmer’ Brand and Logo Means to Me


Signs, signs, everywhere signs. In our visual world, we do so much communication with pictures, just as our ancestors did thousands of years ago. From knowing which washroom to enter, to how to take care of our clothes; symbols and logos make knowing as simple as a glance. Grocery shopping is no different. While reading […]