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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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Hiccup!

Sorry, folks. We’ve had to temporarily pull our most recent post of August 29. We’ll let you know when it’s back up and running again. And, for those of you who have already entered the contest, no worries! Your names are still in for the draw! XOXO  The Lunchbox Season

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A New Lunchbox! We’ll be back on Monday, August 29th!

Check out this gorgeous SoYoung lunchbox we picked out at Collected Joy on Kingston Road in Toronto! When I brought it home, Bea said, “Finally! A REAL lunchbox! And it’s wonderful!” Needless to say, she loves it!  Now folks, Summer of Funner isn’t officially over until after Labour Day. But, The Lunchbox Season will be back on August […]

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Summer of Funner 2016 is Coming!

Will this be our last Summer of Funner? You never know! What we do know for sure is that it’s guaranteed to be our best summer ever! Join us on June 15, 2016, on our sister site, www.summeroffunner.com for ALL the SUMMER EVERYTHING!

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It’s Lilac Season Again!

It’s lilac season once again! And, our backyard lilacs are more fragrant than ever! So, before I run off for a well-earned ladies weekend, I thought I’d send you back to last year’s amazing lilac ideas!  Click either one of the images below to be transported to the post and recipes: http://wp.me/p3S4I7-2c2

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Preserved Kumquats

The month of May is all about nourishing our bellies and our souls here at The Lunchbox Season!  And here are four amazing ingredients which, when “preserved” together, make a delicious flavouring for your tagines, stews and roasts, your salad dressings, and your bevvies: Salt, Kumquats, Cinnamon and Cardamom Ever since our trip to California […]

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Ras El Hanout , Our House Recipe

Can it have been that long since our Mediterranean-themed March Break? Last month, I used the last teaspoon of our big-fancy-store-bought Ras el Hanout spice blend. Planning on another Moroccan Tagine for Sunday supper, I went out a whole day early to replace my beloved bottle, only to find that said fancy-shop-in-which-we-can-really-only-afford-the-spices had discontinued production! What was I […]

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A Few Non-Traditional Takes on Traditional Mother’s Day Gifts

I have to admit, until the kids started bringing home hand-made gifts from school, we didn’t really celebrate Mother’s Day. The extra affection in recent years, however, has worn down my heebee-geebees over the manufactured nature of the holiday, at least as we celebrate it in our unit of four. We’ve developed a little routine everyone seems to […]

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