Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid | Beer & Cheddar Soup

Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid | Beer & Cheddar Soup

Are you ready to have your mind blown? I sure hope so because this just happens to be the best darn soup of all time… or it could be tied with my French Onion Soup, it’s hard to decide. Either way, you’ll see colours when you eat this soup. It’s that good. In all seriousness, you’ll probably only be able to eat this once a year because it’s terribly sinful but it’s worth every single calorie.

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation | Sunshine

Friday Night Movie Recommendation | Sunshine

The sun is dying. The only way to save Earth is to reignite the sun by sending a bomb into the heart of it. Eight astronauts have been chosen to bring the bomb the incredible distance and make sure that it goes off, effectively saving mankind. The spaceship that they are piloting is the Icarus II, the Icarus I was already sent, lost contact with Earth and wasn’t heard from again. Without knowing what happened to the previous mission, the astronauts of the Icarus II have to do their best to complete the mission while hopefully not making the same mistakes. After all, it’s only the fate of the world that hangs in the balance.

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2 Movies 1 Moment: Chomping on a Cigar

2 Movies 1 Moment: Chomping on a Cigar

The next edition of 2 Movies 1 Moment is in! This week we look at some cigar moments. What is your favourite Chomping on a Cigar moment?

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They say sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but in the right hands in the right situation, it can be a whole lot more. Grouch Marx used it as comedy prop his whole career and it’s almost impossible to think of legendary actor and comedian George Burns without one. In many films, the cigar has come to represent masculinity and power, and is often used in movies to either showcase how menacing a bad guy can be or, typically, after the good guy vanquishes his foes, lighting one up in celebration. Here are two great cigar moments to have a smoke with.


Melissa’s Pick: Predator (1987)

Film Summary: Delta Force Major Alan “Dutch” Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and his team of specialized soldiers have been tasked with going into the jungle of the fictional country, Val Verde to rescue a hostage held by local guerillas. Other special…

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Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid | Thai Mango Salad & Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid | Thai Mango Salad & Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

Hello, lovelies! Today’s post is going to be a quick one. The photos and the salad in general speaks for itself. This recipe has been a favourite in our family for a long time. My mom invented it years ago and it really is so delicious. I love mom inventions.

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DIY Mondays | Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Nightstands

DIY Mondays | Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Nightstands

Welcome back to the beginning of another week! Today I have a pretty exciting project for you guys. While I’m here, visiting my mom, she decided to paint her bedroom set and so far we have the nightstands done. I LOVE them! Such a great improvement. We used the Annie Sloan chalk paint, which is very similar to the Fusion paint I used for my Dining Room Set. They’re both mineral based paints so they don’t require any sanding or extensive prep work (yay!).

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation: We Are Still Here

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: We Are Still Here

It’s Friday, which doesn’t mean much to me, because I’m on vacation! Sorry to rub it in, but it’s amazing here. I’m in Kelowna and it’s so picturesque. There are mountains everywhere, there are wineries everywhere, and the other day I went to a kangaroo and wallaby sanctuary and held a baby kangaroo. Her name is Gracie and I wanted to keep her! I also held a sugar glider, she was incredibly cute as well. Keep posted, I will be doing a post with photos soon. Anyways, you need to know what to watch tonight. Well, you won’t be disappointed.

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Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

This recipe is dedicated to my dear blogging friend, Emma, who LOVES potatoes. These ones are delicious. So much so that the night I made them I had planned to also make some corn and pork chops but I ate so much of these mashed potatoes that I couldn’t eat anything else, I was so full! So, all I had that night was potatoes. I regret nothing. Anyways, if that isn’t a testament to how great these potatoes are, then I don’t know what is.

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2 Movies 1 Moment: Riding on a Subway

2 Movies 1 Moment: Riding on a Subway

Check out our picks from this week’s 2 Movies 1 Moment: Riding on a Subway

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There’s something very cinematic about the subway. It creates such a unique setting that is both claustrophobic and yet expansive. In the movies, the subway rarely ever does what it is intended for, instead being a place for characters to encounter terrific disasters, contemplate their plights, engage in conflicts, or even hide from perusers. Take a ride with these two great moments on a subway.


Melissa’s Pick:  The Warriors

Film Summary:  In a not-so-distant dystopian future, New York City is completely overrun by gangs. When the leader of the most powerful gang, Cyrus (Roger Hill), calls a summit for all the gangs, everyone comes to see what he has to say. His plan is to call a truce between all the gangs in the hopes that they can finally unite and take over the city for once and for all. All the gangs seem to be on board…

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DIY Mondays | Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

DIY Mondays | Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Earlier this year I went yard saling (have I mentioned how much I LOVE yard saling? It’s like treasure hunting. In some ways, that makes me a pirate, I guess… maybe I’m reaching) and I was able to buy three boxes of mason jars for $5. I was pretty darn pleased with myself on that purchase. I mean, think of all the projects! Unfortunately, I haven’t done anything with them until now. You know how it is, that pesky thing called life got in the way. But now I’m racking my brain for different uses for these jars, so keep an eye out for that. The first thing I did was to make this soap dispenser. It was so easy! And it’s pretty awesome. Now, instead of the ugly soap bottle that the dish soap comes in, I have this delightful soap dispenser.

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation: Backcountry

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: Backcountry

It’s Friday! Better yet, it’s the last day of work before I’m on vacation for two weeks! I’m on a plane tomorrow and off to visit my mom in beautiful British Columbia, where I will be doing lots of hiking, cooking (look out for some delicious recipes coming your way!) and other generally awesome things. I will be keeping you all posted so keep an eye out. As such, I’ve decided to recommend a movie that has made my husband all the more hesitant to go camping or hiking or into nature at all really. Backcountry was originally recommended to me by Eric over at The IPC who shares my love for horror movies. This recommendation did not disappoint.

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