Back to School – Mom’s Christmas!

Working from home with your kids on summer vacation is hard. We mean HARD! From the nagging for food or the kids begging you to do something fun, to the mom guilt you have for the hours of screen time they get while you finish up the work, or you feel when you would rather be at the beach than in front of computer. It’s a definite struggle. That being said, we were ready for the return of the routine. The first day jitters reallyContinue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Best Beaches

The summer is coming to a close, but we suggest you keep this countdown of Barrie’s Best Beaches for next summer! The Keys to the Ciy of Barrie is brought to you by Pratt Homes. Here’s what we found after spending the summer experiencng the area’s waterfront this summer: Centennial Beach: This beach has so much to offer and is the beach most people think of for Barrie. With kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and the water park, the possibilities are endless. Johnson’s Beach:   IfContinue reading


Outdoor Living with Sandra Roberts

We got a sneak peek into Pie Media CEO and Publisher, Sandra Roberts’ cottage refresh a few weeks ago, and now she’s showing us around her backyard transformation. Sandra took her waterfront property and transformed it into a place where you could hang outside year round. Her dock is one area that you will notice doesn’t look like your typical dock. Instead of having a boat tied to it, she has a gas fireplace table from Napoleon, bean bag chairs from D.O.T. and gorgeous MuskokaContinue reading


Shop. Dine. Unwind. with Park Place

Now that we’re in the midst of the back to school shopping craziness, we are reminiscing of our day of shopping, dining and unwinding at Park Place Barrie. We partnered with Park Place to feature the woman’s day at the shopping centre, and honestly, we are VERY familiar with it. We often say we spend more time there than anywhere in the City of Barrie. After shopping at the retail stores, we met up with Chef Paul at the Italian Eatery. Chef Paul has anContinue reading


Making Homemade Dog Food

We love our dogs, and it’s important to us that they are healthy. The best way to do that is to make sure their food is the healthiest possible. Dogs We Love is here to help. They have stores in Orangeville and Collingwood that specializes in real food for dogs. Lucy helped Sarah make a batch for her dog and shares the recipe with us! Dog Food Recipe: Ingredients: 2 whole eggs 1/4 cup sunflower oil 1 cup yellow vegetable (eg. carrot, squash, sweet potato)Continue reading


Crockpot Meals with Olivia’s Freezer

Crockpot meals are a staple in busy homes during the fall and winter months. While we start getting ready to send the kids back to school, we have a meal idea that is sure to make your weeknight dinners delicious and simple. Olivia from Olivia’s Freezer in Barrie helps people meal prep and offers tasty recipes too. She helped Sarah make a delicious Lasagna Soup. Here’s the recipe: Ingredients (serves 6-8): 5 Italian Sausages, cut in rounds 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic 2Continue reading

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Keys to the City of Barrie: Lawnchair Luminata

Barrie is never short of fun things to do with the family, and you’re a fan of movies and the outdoors, this is just the event for you! Lawnchair Luminata takes place by the water and is hosted by the Barrie Film Festival. Best part is, the movie is completely free! There are still some showings this month, so mark your calendars! Wednesday, August 23 (RD Aug 24), Sing, Centennial Beach – dusk Wednesday, August 30 (RD Aug 31), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Heritage Park –Continue reading