Beat Summer Boredom with a Kwaf Niagara Wine Tour

Summertime...and the livin' is BORING! What? No jokes. We're now into the dog days of the summer and while I enjoy sitting in my backyard reading (TBR … [Continue Reading]

Mastercard Summer in the City

Book Review: Prototype (Archetype #2) by M.D. Waters

So...It's here ...(on July 29, 2014).  Prototype, the shocking conclusion to Archetype, the thinking woman's dystopian love story from debut author … [Continue Reading]

Prototype by M.D. Waters

Sometimes It Sucks to be an Extrovert

Extrovert: adj: An outgoing or gregarious person. Someone who is energized by being around other people.     My name is Mara … [Continue Reading]

6 Reasons Why Being an Extrovert Sometimes Sucks

Life

Kraft Keurig compatible Pods

Have YouTried Kraft Keurig®* Compatible Pods Yet?

Remember a while ago I introduced you to the Gevalia Keurig®* Compatible pods (and the other varieties that Kraft recently released)? Well, I thought I would update you on how my coffee consumption is doing. I know that you’ve been waiting with bated breath to see if I’ve been drinking a lot of … [Read More...]

Safe and Secure Shopping with Interac Flash

Forget Cash. I’ve Got Interac Flash

  Let's discuss money. My favourite topic. Actually, let's discuss the reason that I never have money in my wallet. Well, three reasons. One is 20, the next is 18, and the last (the hungriest) is almost 15.   You got it. The reason that I never have cash on hand is because of … [Read More...]

Recent Reads

Prototype by M.D. Waters

Book Review: Prototype (Archetype #2) by M.D. Waters

So…It’s here …(on July 29, 2014).  Prototype, the shocking conclusion to Archetype, the thinking woman’s dystopian love story from debut author M.D. Waters is about to be released. And you’ll be glad it’s the real thing. (Get it? Archetype, prototype…oh well. It’s early.)     Let’s first tackle the issue of duos, trilogies and series.  For […]

A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke

Interview: Lucy Clarke, Author of A Single Breath

Click on the image to buy from my BNOL Shop   One in a while you read a book that just takes your breath away. Those are the best ones. They touch your heart, they engage your imagination, and cause you to feel along with the characters. Lucy Clarke’s A Single Breath is a book like […]

Laughter

6 Reasons Why Being an Extrovert Sometimes Sucks

Sometimes It Sucks to be an Extrovert

Extrovert: adj: An outgoing or gregarious person. Someone who is energized by being around other people.     My name is Mara and I'm an extrovert. If I'm being honest, being this way mostly is great.  As per my personal development plan, I'm totally committed to being who I … [Read More...]

I don't care if you don't like me.

I Don’t Care if You Don’t Like Me. Well, I Actually Do.

Life is a journey. And along the way we hope we learn a few things, yes?  At least I do. Because I'm self-reflective. Probably too much. You know what I learned recently?   I don't care if you don't like me.  Well, in theory.   I've spent my whole life being overly … [Read More...]

Cookery

Ontario Gas BBQ Recipe Challenge

The Ontario Gas BBQ Recipe Challenge – Vote & WIN

Hi all!   I’ve got a question. And it’s this: How much do you love me? Or better, how much do you love the recipes I share with you on a moderately regular basis. If you said A LOT and WHAT’S MORE THAN A LOT, then keep reading. If you said Wow, she’s annoying, go […]

Avocado, Mexican Cheddar and grilled tomato sandwich

Stonemill Chia Grilled Cheese with Avocado & Tomato

Every time I make the best sandwich I think to myself, Oh, wow. This is the best sandwich. And then I make another one, and it’s even better. And so on and so on. It’s a rough road.   So what makes a great sandwich, you ask? Well, let’s just say that it’s all in […]