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With kids, going on a road trip takes on a whole new meaning. For us, it is a great way to spend time together because you get to enjoy the scenery and talk. My kids are still young enough that they love our time together, even in the car.
One absolutely fabulous road trip idea, since we are in Canada, is the Trans-Canada Highway! It is the world’s longest national highway and spans between Victoria, BC and St. John’s, Newfoundland. While I haven’t personally had the pleasure of driving it, I hope to one day. I consider it to be the must-drive for anyone looking to enjoy Canada at its very best!
As with any trip, it is important to plan your hotel stays along your route. For the Trans-Canada Highway route, Ramada has you covered! With more than 75 Ramada hotel locations throughout Canada, you really can’t go wrong. The following six Ramada hotels are perfect choices along the route as well!
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Their rooms are spacious, which makes them ideal for family trips or just a weekend getaway with the spouse! They offer a children stay free policy, which every parent can appreciate. With free Wi-Fi and a free continental breakfast, I am totally sold on booking Ramada for my next trip!
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I love my donut pan. I have had it for a couple years now and it is fabulous. I can’t believe it took me this long to start making my own donuts. Don’t get me wrong. I love Tim Horton’s donuts. However, my homemade Cinnamon Sugar Donuts are just as yummy, if not better!
You can read all about my original Baked Cake Donuts Recipe, which gives you the recipe as well as showing the pan I use. My kids absolutely love cinnamon and sugar, so it was only natural for me to change up the cake donuts just a bit!
Cinnamon Sugar Donuts Recipe
You will need:
- 2 cups cake flour, sifted
- ¾ cup granulated sugar, plus additional for adding to cinnamon mix
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp. butter, melted
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray doughnut pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together cake flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs and butter. Beat until just combined. Fill each doughnut cup approx. 2/3 full.
Bake 7-9 minutes or until the top of the doughnuts spring back when touched. Let cool in pan for 4-5 minutes before removing. Finish doughnut by dipping quick in melted butter and coating with cinnamon/sugar mixture! I never have buttermilk or cake flour on hand, so I substitute the cake flour with all-purpose flour, but use 2 tablespoons less than the recipe calls for. I use 1 tablespoon of white vinegar mixed with about a cup of milk to substitute for the buttermilk!
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I love my cats. My days are definitely a whole lot brighter because of them. However, I was recently introduced to the term “noseblind” and in all honesty, I have no doubt I am.
Definition: The gradual acclimation to the smells of one’s home, car, or belongings, in which the affected does not notice them (even though their guests do).
As much as I love my cats, I know that the smells associated aren’t always pleasant. Thankfully, I have some fabulous tips on how to get rid of the pet smells in your home and get back to loving kitty again!
Vacuum regularly. This may seem like a no-brainer, but vacuuming at least once a day, especially in a pet household, helps eliminate a buildup of dander and hair.
Baking soda! The resourcefulness of baking soda is almost endless. You can use it to freshen your carpet by simply sprinkling it on, leave for roughly 15 minutes and then vacuum up. To eliminate odours in the litter box, mix it in with your cat’s existing litter and/or sit an opened box in the same room!
Eliminate clutter. When things begin to accumulate, so do smells. Make sure to keep your home picked up and maintain your pet’s bedding, food/water area, etc.
Use Febreze! The beauty of Febreze is that it eliminates odour instead of masking them. There are several different options from spray to oil warmers to choose from. I like to spray the furniture, carpet and areas my pet frequents to keep it smelling its best.
We all can find ourselves noseblind, but these tips will help your home smell its very best, even with pets!
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My youngest was born ready to feed himself. Well, not really, but he was so set on being independent that he would refuse baby food just because he wanted to feed himself. When it came time for him to use a spoon himself, it was a fabulous moment. He loves being able to hold a spoon, drink out of a cup and use a big boy plate.
Baby Mealtime doesn’t have to be a hassle. Bunnies By the Bay takes this to heart. Thanks to their new line of Dish Sets, your little sweetie now can enjoy their independence with an adorable mealtime set!
My son has a very big personality and the Lick It Up! Dish Set couldn’t have been more perfect for him. It features his very favourite Bunnies by the Bay character, Skipit! The set includes a plate, cup, bowl and spoon that all are very unique and so fun to look at. Who wouldn’t want to eat out of a cute dish set that features a cute puppy?!
There are a total of four sets to choose from, so there is something perfect for the little one on your list. Each set features a Bunnies by the Bay character. I only wish they had these adorable dish sets when my older children were little. I would love to have owned them all!
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When it comes to must-haves for your cat, most people think the basics such as food, water, toys and a bed. All four are definitely staples any cat owner should be providing. However, one must not forget the importance of having a cat tree in the home.
As much as you like having personal space in your home, so does your cat. Whether this means keeping a watchful eye from above or just being able to get a catnap in without menacing children, your cat benefits tremendously from having his/her own space. Check out my tips on how to choose a cat tree for your cat and decide for yourself!
Consider your space. Whether your live in a condo, apartment, or house, keep in mind how much space you have available for a cat tree. Since most cat trees are taller than they are wide, you should be all set if you have at least a spare corner of a room. Thankfully, Little Whiskers carries several different styles of cat trees, including ones that fit perfectly in a corner space!
Consider your cat’s age/activity level. Each cat is different and as cat’s age, they often aren’t the youthful, activity-centered kitties they once were. Many of the cat trees available at Little Whiskers offer ramps/steps, which allow your cat to roam from the bottom to the very top without a lot of hassle.
Check out features available. Despite what you may have heard, all cat trees are not created equal. It is important to pay close attention to the various features as well as the quality. My cats were lucky enough to receive the Victoria Cat Tree and it is fabulous. Some of my favourite features include 5 levels, a condo and the posts are wrapped in sisal! With a multi-cat household, a decently-sized tree is a must. Plus, they can’t get enough of all the levels.
Pay attention to cost involved. A high-quality cat tree isn’t going to be super cheap. You really do get what you pay for, but that doesn’t mean it has to break the bank. Being in Canada, I also have to consider shipping fees. I loved that LittleWhiskers.ca is a Canadian Company. Their cat trees range from $55-200 and with a delivery time being 1-7 business days, you really can’t beat that. Plus, they have free expedited shipping!
Choosing a cat tree that is right for you and your cat is a must. Plus, your cat will thank you for it!
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