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NIAGARA WINE TOUR BY BIKE

August 31, 2016
Wine Biking Route

Visiting Local Niagara Wineries + Biking + Camping = Fun & Sustainable Getaway! This past June, Mike and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary and having a weekend to getaway (not always easy with Mike in medical school!), we wanted to get out and enjoy summer and the things we love. Summer, is a time for getting outdoors, camping and well, enjoying wine! It started with let’s go camping. Simple enough, a chance to be outdoors and most importantly cost-effective…

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Food & Drink Living

SEASONAL EATING: STRAWBERRIES

June 28, 2016
Strawberries

Five ways to enjoy, cook and bake with fresh, local strawberries – the first fruit of summer! Nothing kicks off summer like strawberries and nothing is as sweet either as local strawberries! I look forward to June every year knowing strawberries come into season. This comes with years of memories of strawberry picking – usually with my dad, later with Mike – and then making delicious goodies, jam among them. My favourite way of enjoying a strawberry that is ripe and sweet is…

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Food & Drink Hamilton Living

FOOD & DRINK FEST 2016

April 26, 2016
Food and Drink Fest

A Review of the Hamilton Food & Drink Fest 2016. This past weekend we met up with our hubbies to check out the 11th Annual Food and Drink Fest at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The great thing about this event is you get to try the latest and greatest variety of local and international foods, wines and craft beers from popular restaurants, breweries & wineries. Did we mention it is also all under one roof? The location is so central it can’t…

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Hamilton Living Travel

MAKEOLOGY 2016

April 19, 2016
Makeology 2016

A Review of Makeology 2016 This past Saturday, April 16 at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Makeology 2016 was a really well-attended event celebrating handmade, local goods and guess who was there? Yours truly! I made my way to Makeology with my partner in crime Dana to experience this creative craft fair. A Bit of Background on Makeology… Makeology, which started only 3 years ago was originally an online Facebook group that brought like-minded makers or makeologists together. The community of talented artists ranged from soap…

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Hamilton Living Travel Wellbeing & Happiness

NEW SUNDAY RITUALS

March 31, 2016
Sunday Rituals

Sunday Rituals & Quality Time. For the last few Sundays, Ryan and I have sort of begun a new Sunday ritual. After or before any events or daily activities we have scheduled that day, we venture outside for a walk and explore Hamilton. These Sunday walks are the perfect opportunity to talk and catch up on everything during the past week or what is planned for the week ahead, as we only have Sundays off together. It has become something…

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Living Travel

8 SPRING EVENTS IN HAMILTON

March 21, 2016
Spring Events Hamilton

8 Hamilton Happenings this Spring I love spring! It is a beautiful time of year when the days are getting longer, the snow is either melting or nowhere to be seen and the flowers are blooming. For all these reasons and more, we can finally stop hibernating indoors and find the energy to actually get out of our house to see and experience things happening in our community. Another thing I love is Hamilton and the surrounding area. There is so…

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Food & Drink Holidays Living

ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPES

March 11, 2016
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10 Sweet & Savoury Recipes To Try For St. Patrick’s Day! We’re almost halfway through March, which means longer and hopefully, warmer days ahead of us (so far so good!). It also means the Irish holiday is fast approaching! Whether you are going out to a local pub to enjoy some green beer, partying it up at a friend’s, or staying in at home, I’ve put together a list of 10 sweet and savoury recipes for food and drinks to…

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SPRING CLEANING

March 7, 2016
Spring Cleaning

20 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks! Well it’s that time of year again… Spring is fast approaching. That’s right, we are 2 weeks away from my favorite season.  One of my favorite things about spring, is the inevitable need for refreshing and restarting. Spring is a time of renewal.  I like to think of it have an opportunity to cast off  the oppression of winter,  to banish our hibernatory thoughts and toss out  our sluggish routine of the past few…

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Living Travel Wellbeing & Happiness

SELF CARE AFTER TRAVELLING

March 2, 2016

Tips For Self Care After Travel Or A Busy Schedule. January and February were non-stop for me between our trip to Orlando, a weekend in Ann Arbor, a quick cottage getaway, a few local events, and finally, catching up on work. I’ve been feeling a little run down and tired, both physically and mentally. Do you have difficulty getting back into your routine after you’ve been travelling or your schedule has been go, go, go? Here are four things I’ve…

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