Alternative Uses For Aluminum Foil (Thrifty Thursday)

That roll of aluminum foil can be used for so much more than just wrapping food and covering trays when baking!  Here are some of my favourite uses: Use Aluminum Foil When Baking Take a sheet of foil the size of your muffin tin and place over the cups, cut an X in the foil over each cup and insert your liners.  Any spillage when pouring batter or those greasy marks left when the muffin top rises over the top[Read more]

Da Bird Cat Toy – Best Toy For A Lazy Cat

Like many indoor cats, our cats are lazy.  The have so many cat toys, many of them expensive and untouched, but the Da Bird will always be their favourite.  One of mine likes catnip toys but he will just lay there bunny kicking it, not quite  the exercise my little chubster needs so I was so happy when we first got the Da Bird for one of the other cats and he not only liked it but loves it. About[Read more]

How Not To Apply For a Job: Job Application Form Mistakes

We recently advertised a job at work and my boss tasked me with compiling all of the applications.  As a small company and charity, we don’t contract out to a HR company, we have done this before and know what to look for, we just use them for the actual contracts.   So we updated our application form for the position and put out a notice.  Filling in an application form and sending with your cover letter should be fairly[Read more]

The Monday Morning Migraine Hangover

I have suffered from migraines since I was a teenager, while I don’t get them as often now, when I do they are terrible.   As I sat on the train home on Friday night, I had a feeling I would have one.  There were no auras I had a throbbing headache and all the usual causes of a migraine were there.  I was stressed from work, tired, sitting on the train eating a chocolate bar (yeah I am sure[Read more]

Why Date Night Is Important & Win A Night Out

After living together for years, date night is still important for me.  You get into a routine of just coming home from work and cooking, cleaning, watching tv or whatever else.  We started to miss the “fun” of dating so once a month we arrange a night out, get dressed up, no friends, no family and take it in turns to decide where to go.  We would love to make it a weekly event but between work and other stuff[Read more]