Tarot, Tasseomancy, and a Matcha Green Tea Texas Sheet Cake

To get ourselves in the Halloween mood, we decided to have a night of magic by having a family Tarot and Tea Leaf reading session. Remember that tea-leaf-reading-cup I was swooning over back around Mother’s Day? Well, the kids gave me one! And I have had great fun with it, subsequently, both at a Harry Potter […]

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Hosting Our Own Homecoming Bash

Our alma mater’s homecoming game is this Saturday, but we’re not able to make the trip back to the States for the big to-do. Still, we’ve got the college football bug. And we’ve got an Oktoberfest bug, too. So, we decided to have our own Oktoberfest-slash-Homecoming party right here at home. Here’s how we’re planning on pulling it all […]

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All Hallows Read 2016 : What Books We’re Giving To The Kids This Year

Once again, this year, we’ll be celebrating, All Hallows Read. What’s All Hallows Read? It’s a fantastic holiday book-giving project! The main premise: give someone a scary book for Halloween! Gosh, can I tell you how much better this goes down in our house than the stale caramels and ambiguous-looking “chews” we weed out of the […]

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October Nesting : Our Best Easy Boeuf Bourguignon

Oktoberfest? How about October Nesting? That first crisp fall chill always makes me think of the month I spent nesting before Bea was born. Nothing about either of my pregnancies every really struck me as “ordinary,” except for that curious and wonderfully “ordinary” desire to stock the fridge and freezer with several months’ worth of […]

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Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger Inside and Out

One of my favourite any-time fruit desserts is a crisp or crumble. Sure enough, right when we got back from apple picking on the weekend, I whipped up a crisp for the family. This recipe for our Apple Crisp with Candied Ginger Inside and Out is a variation on a favourite plum crumble recipe my friend […]

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Apples, a New Duck, and an Old Trick

It’s become somewhat of a tradition for us to go apple picking on the first Saturday in October, and to follow that up with a festive Peking Duck feast.  This year was no different…Oh, except that it was spectactularly different!!! We went back to our favourite apple picking spot, Applewood Farm and Winery [12416 McCowan Rd., Stouffville, Ontario. […]

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Congrats To The Winners of our iÖGO nanö Giveaway!

Congrats to Christine Murray and Cheryl Macphail for winning our  iÖGO nanö giveaway. These lucky Lunchbox Season readers will each receive two grocery store vouchers for the  iÖGO nanö product of their choice!   Thanks to all for watching our V-log and for entering our contest!!! Wait, what? Missed our Vlog? Check out our original iÖGO nanö […]

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Friends’ Getaway: Phoenix

You’ve got to practice what you preach, right? As part of this year’s September Unplugged piece, I vowed to spend time planning a vacation or heading out on a friends’ getaway. Promise kept! Last weekend, I met up with my high school girlfriends in Phoenix, Arizona for a weekend of R&R. I hadn’t seen some of these ladies […]

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How to Have the Best Spa Day at Home

September should be all about unwinding, especially if you get to have a day at home alone! Now, I know you don’t need advice…but, inspo is always welcome, no? Here are my tips for How To Have The Best Spa Day At Home The main feature of any Spa Day for me is a long hot soak […]

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Road-Test: Four Free Mindfulness Apps

As I mentioned in this year’s September Unplugged post, the back-to-school seasion is a great time to meditate! So, in August, I did my research on several free mindfulness apps before choosing four apps to download onto my iphone and use amidst the b-t-s chaos! I had my own criteria for picking the best of the best. I was […]

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Tried It, Loved It : Beyography

One of the ways I vowed to indulge amidst the back to school chaos was to take a dance class. So, I signed up for a Saturday session at Toronto’s Beyography. Beyography offers two-hour choreo classes devoted to Beyoncé and her “sphere” – i.e. everybody from NKOTB to Brittany and Xtina. I took one of the courses offered at the gorgeous Steps Studio [819 […]

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Front Porch Makeover!

Feeling Nostalgic?…One of our very first Lunchbox Season Posts featured a little “refresh” of our front porch, in which I painted the floors and got a new door mat! Gosh, I loved that doormat!  Several coats of peeled-off paint and several doormats later, our porch started looking pretty dowdy! The paint on the furniture and planters […]

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September Unplugged [2] : Seven MORE Ways to Take it Easy this Month

Last year, we gave you seven bits of advice for Self-Care in September: Trust Your Own Memory, Use Social Media Wisely, Schedule Stuff, Buy Stamps, Take Care of Your Body, Play Cards, and Re-Read! This year, we present, September Unplugged 2: Seven MORE Ways to Take it Easy This Month!  I. Make Space Make space for […]

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Fall Love-to-Do List A to Z

School’s back in session. So, it’s high time we posted another one of our Fall Love-to-Do Lists! Here’s what we’ve got planned for Autumn 2016! All Hallows Read, Apple Picking, Bonfires, Cider Donuts, Dance Class, Eat ALL the Pies & Butter Tarts, Family Game Night, Front Porch Makeover, Ginger Crumble, Girls’ Weekend, High Table, Homecoming Week, Illustrate a Scary Book, Jack-o-Lantern Carving, Knit a Toque, Lunchbox “Makeover”, Meditate, Nature Walk, Oktoberfest, Plant Bulbs, Pumpkin Layer […]

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10 Ways to Throw the Best Ever End of Summer Backyard Campout

It might be the end of August, but we still have some unfinished Summer of Funner business! Here’s our penultimate post from our sister site!   This Wednesday is the Challenge to End All Challenges! Tonight is not only our annual End of Summer Backyard Campout …It’s also the night in which the kids are […]

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