Gettin' Crafty! Black & White Mickey Yarn Wreath

Ever since our first inaugural Mom's Craft Night, I've been obsessed with crafting things. Whether the awesomely awesome paint job I did on Chelsea's swing set/playhouse (pics to come), to the multitude of buttons that have been glued to things... a creative spark inferno has been lit. I had been toying with making a yarn-wrapped wreath for a week or so and over the weekend I got so ...more

Spoil Mom With A 12-Month Netflix Subscription & A Roku Too!

Mother's Day is tomorrow (yay for Moms!) and Netflix has come up with a great list of Mom & family themed titles, any of which would be great to watch tomorrow whilst quietly curled up on the couch (or snug in bed) and NOT doing housework. ·         Stepmom ·         Erin Brockovich ·         Monster-In-Law ·         Georgie Rule ·         Baby Mama ·         Motherhood · ...more

Oh, It Can't Be That Bad... (aka, The Food In Cuba)

In March, Hubs and I took our first official trip South together.  It was truly a last minute decision (I got the idea Thursday and we headed off to the airport very very early Sunday morning), and I will never regret it.  We are lucky in that Hubs can get time off with short notice and that loving family members offering childcare abound... don't think for a minute that I don't realize how lucky ...more

Lemon Cake With Blueberry Cream Cheese Roses

This cake has been a long time coming and I've been dreaming about tasting it for weeks now. Today my dreams became a sweet reality. I love lemon and blueberry together and I also got to finally try out this rose frosting technique, which as it turns out is crazy easy... even when you are in a hurry and your frosting is a bit soft.  I consider this cake my Mother's Day gift to myself... but I'm ...more

Win A Trip To A #SnackersParadise (Ontario Only)

You know I love contests and I'm pretty bummed that I can't enter this one since it's only open to you lucky ducks in Ontario. It involves three of my favourite things (I have more favourite things than Oprah)... Air Miles, popchips and vacation!  Of course, if you win, you could always take me with you... ahem, cough, wink, beg. popchips and the Esperanza Resort have teamed up to bring Metro ...more

Creamy Greek Pasta Salad

The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of scraping, painting, weeding, planting, sliding and swinging.  Spring is definitely in full bloom in Nova Scotia and today it feels like Summer won't be that far behind. Meals have consisted of a lot of grilled burgers and chicken and baking has been non-existent. I have an idea for an awesome cake that I am hoping to get started today, but it's ...more

McHappy Day is Wednesday May 8th

If I had to pick one thing that I am most grateful for, it is that I am fortunate enough to have a healthy child who is able to run, dance and play.  It breaks my heart to hear of a child suffering from a serious illness or injury, especially if they need to be separated from their families while hospitalized. Ronald McDonald Houses provide accommodation and support to 10,000 families in Canada ...more

Spreading My Wings

I'm still in awe at the opportunities that have come my way since starting my little recipe blog just over two years ago.  I'm sure that every English teacher I had in high school is shaking their head in utter disbelief. Heather, the short-answer queen, the most staunch opponent to the essay question ever to grace the halls of Kings County Academy now spends her days writing... because she loves ...more

Wordless Wednesday - First Trip To The Dentist

She's a much better patient than her Mommy.  No cavities either :) ...more

My New Bundle of Joy!

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have seen this photo last night.  My new baby's first photograph.  She was planned (for years), but her sudden arrival on the scene still has me a bit frazzled. Mama's New Baby via Instagram I have wanted a MacBook Pro for well, as long as they have existed.  I used Macs years ago and though it's going to take me a few weeks to adjust I am ...more