Day of No Clutter

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For the last six months I have been making a concerted effort to reduce overall clutter in my home. I found that over the years my husband and I have accumulated “things.” Our kids have done the same. Much of our things are completely unnecessary, frivolous, and have become clutter. So each day I set out to get rid of ten items in my home, no matter the subject or importance, or lack thereof, of those items. Today is considered the day of no clutter, this week is a week of no clutter, all in honor of the book release of Year of No Clutter by Eve Schaub. Continue reading “Day of No Clutter”

Ordinary People Change the World – I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.

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While many of us enjoyed a day free from work, many of us were celebrating the life of an ordinary man who had an extraordinary message. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired and continues to inspire people around the world with his powerful words and his timeless dream of kindness and equality. He is forever shared of his love and bravery towards equality in the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World by Brad Meltzer, titled, “I am Martin Luther King, Jr.” Continue reading “Ordinary People Change the World – I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Zoonicorns for Life’s Adventures

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Growing up as a kid these days is tough business. Technology influences, social media, keeping up with homework, chores, and trying to fit in by being a normal kid. Now young kids can find inspiration and strength about life and friendships with books and characters that assist and guide them in fun lessons about life’s adventures.

Fairy-tale Zoonicorns are enchanting creatures that pop up in the dreams of young zoo animals. Zoonicorns are unique, plush toys for children that combine an exotic animal (zebra) and a mythical creature (unicorn). The Zoonicorn herd is ready for adventure in the enchanting world of your youngster’s imagination. Zoonicorns are enriching youth with life adventures™ and creating wonderful imaginative worlds. Continue reading “Zoonicorns for Life’s Adventures”

Chicken Soup for the Soul – Volunteering and Giving Back


When we volunteer and give back not only are we doing something for others but we’re doing something for ourselves. We’re giving a piece of us and when that is received by another it makes us feel good inside. When others are in need it is important for those of us that can give whether it’s time or money to help, in return we receive so much more than we gave. These stories are so touching and will make you want to get up and do something for someone else. It may even give you ideas for what you’d like to do if you don’t know. Continue reading “Chicken Soup for the Soul – Volunteering and Giving Back”

Book Lovers Getaway Sweepstakes

Book lovers abound, Ontario, Canada is enticing all fellow book lovers to run away with a writer. You and five of your closest book-loving friends jetting off to Ontario, Canada is just the first chapter of an exceptional three-night getaway. The story unfolds in five-star luxury in vibrant Toronto where you’ll get up close and personal with the city’s iconic sights and with celebrated author, Joseph Boyden. The plot thickens in picturesque Muskoka; scene of fine wine and dining, galleries, outdoor adventures, an exclusive event with fellow book lovers and a resort and spa stay overlooking the fall colors of Lake Rosseau. As with every great story, the memories will last long after the final page has been read. For the readers of The Five Fish this awesome sweepstakes appeals to everyone!

Booklovers getaway combines literature with a unique, all expenses paid travel prize (and Mom’s guess what, this is some adult time away to enjoy with friends…heck bring your hubby too!)

• 2 great opportunities to spend some time with award winning author Joseph Boyden.

• Meet and Greet at the historic Fairmont Royal York hotel in downtown Toronto

• “An evening with Joseph Boyden – reading and book discussion’’ in scenic Muskoka, Ontario

No matter which way the story turns everyone is a winner for this sweepstakes! So what are you waiting for, turn the page and enter to win now and here is what you and five friends could enjoy:

• Return air travel via Porter Airlines to Toronto
• Accommodations at the regal Fairmont Royal York in Toronto and The Rosseau, Canada’s first JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Muskoka
• Shuttle from Toronto to Muskoka in quintessentially Ontario fashion via a short yet exhilarating float plane ride, admiring scenic landscapes and vibrant fall colours en route before landing on Lake Rosseau
• All meals, including a culinary tour of Toronto and dinner high atop the CN Tower with an exclusive tour of the world’s tallest wine cellar
• Two memorable literary events with Joseph Boyden, celebrated author of Three Day Road and Through Black Spruce. You and your guests will enjoy a private reception with Boyden in Toronto and attend an event in Muskoka where he’ll talk about the books he has written, the one he is currently writing and how his native Ontario inspires his work
• Guided tours in Muskoka will give you a flavor of the region’s marine and aboriginal heritage; you’ll experience its natural beauty while hiking and mushroom foraging; you’ll enjoy its local arts scene on a fall studio tour; and of course, there will be time to visit the quaint shops of Ontario’s ‘cottage country’.

Total prize valued at $15,000 CAD / $14,600 USD

Don’t hesitate seepstakes ends soon! Visit for details!!