Today's Random Thoughts

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Had the squirrel feeder up and was giving the squirrels a seed/ nut mix . They would eat the seeds and nuts and leave behind alot of the dried fruit. But that created another problem of the wasps starting to hang out - guess they must like the sweet fruits. Put an end to that with the water hose so will see if that keeps them away! 

Gerry had to make a 4 hour drive last week to pick up our couch set. Yes, 4 hours! That's what happens when you live up north in an isolated community. Shipping would have costed $600. The one day there and back trip costed him a third of that in gas for the truck. 

Also got a free king size mattress protector for our bed for the purchase, and we needed one. Ours was yellowing.

Take a look at this Manager's Meat Special. I wasn't wearing my glasses and didn't even notice the two stickers on the package. Was Gerry that pointed it out saying wow- 4 cent sale! LOL

Took mom out today as she wanted to capture some of the changing of the leaves in the area.

On a final note for the day.. I wanted to share with you all these great Yipes hand & face cleaning wipes .They really stand out from other wipes for us. The  first thing Gerry and I noticed was that they smelled sooo good and they are 94% biodegradable and made with 99% plant-derived ingredients. Dermatologist tested and allergy tested, enriched with aloe vera and all that good stuff! Available in a canister- and designed for kids but hubby loves them in the shop- and I love the packets- perfect for the purse! No little kids here but we say they are great for us adults too!

Spooky Season Is Creeping Up On Us- Horror Month Games from Asmodee

Monday, September 27, 2021


Spooky season is creeping up on us... good thing Asmodee Canada has some spooky board games to add to your Halloween traditions and get you into the spirit of horror!

Whether you are looking for a frightening "parents' date night" or a fun and scary activity with family and friends, you will find something guaranteed to give you a scare or two.

Mysterium Park:  (MSRP:$39.99, 2-6 Players, Ages: 8+) 

Mysterium Park has many secrets to hide...Grave secrets! The park’s director has disappeared. Since then, strange events have occurred. You and your team of psychics decide to reveal the truth. Once on the fairgrounds, the ghost of the director communicates with you. With his help, will you be able to find the killer and scene of the crime? 

Mysterium: (MSRP:$59.99, 2-7 Players, Ages: 10+)

A horrible crime was committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor, thirty years ago. Now, the mansion is haunted by the ghost of the murdered servant, and it’s up to a group of psychic investigators to get to the bottom of the mystery.

Obscurio: (MSRP:$59.99, 2-8 Players, Ages: 10+)

The Sorcerer is out to get you! Find your way among the illusions but beware of the traitor in your ranks! The Grimoire guides his team towards the exit using images, on which he points at certain details. In cooperation, the other players have to find it as quickly as possible while avoiding picking the wrong cards. However, a member of the team is a Traitor looking to lead the other players astray. A wide variety of Traps are on your way to the exit of the Library, making player communication harder!

Unlock! Escape Adventures: (MSRP:$43.99, 2-6 Players, Ages: 10+) 

Unlock! is a cooperative card game inspired by escape rooms that uses a simple system which allows you to search scenes, combine objects, and solve riddles. Play Unlock! to embark on great adventures, while seated at a table using only cards and a companion app that can provide clues, check codes, monitor time remaining, etc.

Best of the Werewolves of Miller's Hollow: (MSRP:$19.99, 2-28 Players, Ages: 10+) 

This is a condensed version of the best elements of the Characters and New Moon expansions. Composed of 28 characters, this version will allow players to rediscover the game with a ton of new roles like the angel, the wild child, or the cursed wolf-father. Discover an even more immersive game experience!

The Ghosts of Castle Turnwall: (2-4 Players, Ages: 7+) 

The family game about ghosts who won't be stopped by mere walls when they hunt for the best costumes throughout a rotating, magnetic castle. Each player has their own ghost inside the castle. When it is a player's turn, that player can perform up to three magical movements. Not only can they move their ghost from space to space, but they can also move sliders underneath the floor or even rotate the whole playing board. Thanks to the magnets inside the sliders, the ghosts will fly through the castle's walls while hunting for the best possible costume. The first player to collect four different costume pieces wins.

Kickoff the Fall Season with These Great Products

Friday, September 24, 2021


Fall is here and we've rounded up some great products we'd like to share with you all!

Daiya Foods-

It’s about to be the most wonderful time of the year for people who love fall: pumpkin spice season. The long-awaited return of Daiya Pumpkin Spice Cheezecake—a limited-time offering that delights both plant-based fans and dairy lovers alike—is here! Made with sweet artisan crust and creamy pumpkin filling, this dairy-, soy- and gluten-free cheesecake has been reintroduced in-stores this month and is now available online, just in time for fall menus, late-night treats and the holidays. ( Side note- Gerry loves cheesecake and he tried this and didn't even notice it was dairy free! Great pumpkin spice cheesecake! )

**Watch for more great Fall products.. coming soon!

Halloween 2021 Sweet and Salty Treats

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Halloween is just around the corner! 

Some love those sweets more (me) and some like salty treats- like my hubby , so we have gathered a few great companies that have some yummy treat ideas for you this Halloween!

 Fairytale Brownies-

Halloween is just around the corner. Instead of candy, surprise everyone with a Halloween gift basket filled with irresistible brownies, cookies, and blondies from Fairytale Brownies.

The Halloween Pumpkin Spice Assorted Morsel Dozen includes one of the most beloved flavors of fall – Pumpkin Spice! Available for a limited time, Pumpkin Spice Magic Morsels are an indulgent blend of Belgian dark chocolate, creamy pumpkin, and flavorful notes of cinnamon, and nutmeg. In addition to the Pumpkin Spice, the assortment includes Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Original, Raspberry Swirl, Walnut and Cream Cheese flavors.

Magic Morsels – Fairytale Brownies bite-size brownies are the perfect size to hand out for trick-or-treaters or to serve at your Halloween party. Individually wrapped for freshness (and safety), there are six flavors of brownies and four flavors of blondies from which to choose. Purchase in bulk or gift boxes at Happy Halloween bonus :  Save 15% off purchases of $49 or more, use code 162LL. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

McSweeney’s Premium Jerky and Meat Snacks-

McSweeney’s Premium Jerky and Meat Snacks is the Canadian Brand of meat snacks. Their products are 100% gluten-free and celiac friendly. They believe in keeping things clean and simple. If you’re looking for an alternative to candy and processed snacks this Halloween, why not try their 30g Beef Jerky Bags? They are the perfect snack size for smaller appetites, packed with protein, and available in Original flavor and Teriyaki. Kids love them, and parents are happy to provide them. Use code HALLOWEEN20 at checkout to receive 20% OFF all their Jerky and Meat Snacks at

**watch this post for more Halloween treats- coming soon!

Back-to-School Spirit All Year Long!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

As kids are still settling into the first month of back-to-school, it's a good thing Asmodee has the perfect list of games to get kids into the spirit of learning! Asmodee has a fantastic selection of board games that offer enriching thrills and things to learn. The entire family can get involved and will have an absolute blast!


Asmodee is here to elevate some of that back-to-school stress by having kids excited to learn all year long.

  • Splendor: (MSRP:$44.99, 2-4 Players, Ages: 10+) Splendor is a fast, elegant, and intuitive game where players compete to build Renaissance Europe’s most lucrative and prestigious jewelry business. It's easy to learn, involves quick strategic thinking, and produces intense interpersonal competition.


  • Patchwork: (MSRP:$39.99, 2 Players, Ages: 8+) Patchwork is a light, two-player board game where players are each attempting to piece together a quilt using oddly shaped, tetris-like tiles. Players use buttons to purchase new tiles to add to their quilt but they must be picky in which tiles to select as buttons also count as victory points at the end of the game.

  • Spot It! Collector: (MSRP:$24.99, 2-8 Players, Ages: 6+) This Spot It! Collector Edition includes 2 new versions of the game! Spot It! Is a multiplayer, easy to learn game that tests your observational skills. The award-winning game play of Spot It! is a game of lightning-fast choices. With dozens of awards and possible versions of the elegant game-play, Spot It! has become a global phenomenon.

  • Timeline Classic: (MSRP:$14.99, 2-6 Players, Ages: 8+) While other versions of Timeline are focused on certain elements (events, inventions, discoveries, etc.), Timeline Classic is a highly engaging version that encompasses multiple themes in one convenient package. Was the pencil invented before Washington crossed the Delaware? Find out in this incredibly engaging educational trivia game.

What a Bit of Paint Can Do!

Monday, September 13, 2021

We have been changing over alot of the home from brown tones to grey and white- wanted to change the back splash out in the kitchen. Has grouted tiles. Gerry spent alot of time putting them up and grouting. So rather than replace, we had some leftover paint from another project, and just painted over them.

Wanted to change the counter top but am thinking we have to keep as is. The original top is 10+ years old and still in good shape- but was $1300 and now price is up to $1700+ ! I'm not sure it's something that is changeable with paints so just think we will leave that. Don't want to mess it up!

Now to think what to do with the cupboards without it costing a small fortune!

Today's Random Thoughts

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Today was advanced voting.. made sure Gerry and I went and took mom too. As a young person I wasn't too concerned about my vote but as I have gotten older I definitely make sure I pay attention to the runners and get my vote in!

Wanted to update you all on the chest of drawers Gerry finished ( the brown one transformed) - lots of work- 3 layers of paint that had to be stripped down and lots of sanding and work. But haven't sold them yet. Definitely don't just want to give them away. Still has another two to work on.

We've had a super cute squirrel here that has been hanging around, and Jakey loves him too- keeps him entertained... so we feed him. Gerry made a cute picnic table for him for the fence to eat on, so we have somewhere safe to place his food and where he can eat without having to balance on the fence. 

Tried my hand at 2 Hour Buns the other day.. didn't turn out too bad for first time!

Today's Quick Tip

Saturday, September 11, 2021

           And this is a good reason to always clean out your fan on your PC!


Remembering 9/11

As Canadians, we feel very close to our neighboring Americans. We feel safer visiting the USA than any other country It was therefore hard to believe what we saw on the tv 20 years ago today. I have been seeing the stories today both online and on tv, as everyone remembers that tragic day. Recalling their own stories of that day.

Let us never forget all those who lost their lives and their family members that had to suffer that grief.Let us continue to keep our countries safe from terrorism.
God Bless America.

Just in Time for Fall- Cozy Up With These Great Blankets

Friday, September 10, 2021

It's getting cool outside and you know what that means! Time to bring out the warm blankets, and we have some great ones here to keep you warm and cozy!

Heat Holders

Their new blankets just in time for the Fall!  Thermal Oversized Throw/Blanket  made of a luxuriously soft fur fleece. It's been developed to be efficient at retaining heat, which is why it has an official tog rating of 1.7 - it's measurably warmer to the touch. The Heat Holders® Thermal Oversized Throw/Blanket is a big 70¾" x 78¾" so you can wrap up warmly in it on those chilly evenings. It's incredibly soft and very easy to look after, as it's fully machine washable. So with heating costs rising, don't get left in the cold - get a Heat Holders Thermal Oversized Throw/Blanket!

** Watch here for more blankets to keep cozy with- coming soon!

Today's Quick Tip

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Become a mystery shopper and get reimbursed for easy assignments! 

Make Extra Cash and Try New Products! 

Our No Cost - Covered Wood Pile Structure

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Gerry burns wood in the Fall and when we come back from the USA in the Spring.. (still fingers crossed to travel this Fall.)

He sources his own wood from fallen and burnt tree areas, and just made this covered wood storage structure.

He got tin, and lumber , from my dad, who had passed ... as well as pallets and chain link fence from dump.

Turned out awesome!

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