overlapping hearts: valentine’s day art


I did a really fun and creative art activity with my students last week.  With Valentine's Day just around the corner and the kids anticipating the day with great excitement, I thought an art activity using hearts would be fitting. Having already prepared different size heart shape cut-outs for ...continue reading

why fake it? just make it! : beef stroganoff


The story behind the recipe  ... The other day, I came home to find my hubby in the kitchen trying out a new recipe he saw Jaime Oliver cook on his television show.  It was Beef Stroganoff.  When hubby told me it was going to be for dinner, I kind of grumbled. I'm not a Beef Stroganoff kind of ...continue reading

evolution of selfies


I get teased a lot by the hubby about my love for taking selfies.   When the teasing begins, my teenage daughter is quick to jump on the "let's make fun of mom" bandwagon but I don't care.  In fact, the more they make fun of me, the more selfies I take. Since becoming a mom, my presence in ...continue reading

10 things i like about us


We take cute selfies. We know how to make each other laugh. We share the same astrological sign. We're a cute couple. We never seem to run out of things to talk about. We  never stay mad at each other for very long. We love our girls to death. We always do thoughtful things for each ...continue reading

why i love valentine’s day


I have always been a hopeless romantic which makes Valentine's Day one of my favourite festivities of the year. photo As a child, Valentine's day brought with it the joy of decorating a classroom pouch to hold all the cards I anticipated receiving from friends.  I remember the trip out to the ...continue reading

making it happen …


Now that we've begun a new year, I've been thinking a lot about what I want this year to bring. There are many things I'd like to do, try, see, be, taste and experience. The possibilities are endless but instead of coming up with a list of things I know I may never actually accomplish, I decided ...continue reading

unless you’ve walked in their shoes, don’t judge


If I were to pick the two most difficult things I think a person could experience in life it would be divorce  and death.  In the last few years, I have lost two uncles and an aunt.  The feelings and emotions I dealt with through these losses were beyond anything I ever imagined.  I shed tears, ...continue reading

why fake it? just make it! perfect roast lamb


I love the first Monday of every month!  Who wouldn't? Delicious and creative recipes brought to my finger tips without me even having to lift a finger.  This week, I'm extra excited for Why Fake It? Just Make It! because of a recipe that proved successful for me. I am not a lamb lover. At all.  ...continue reading

unwrapping 2014


 Predictions for 2014 Will you do anything differently in 2014? Resolutions? Goals? Every year, I ask myself these same questions and if I've learned anything about myself and goal setting over the years, I never follow through with any goals I set in January.  So this year, I have no ...continue reading

best moments of 2013


This last year has been filled with an abundance of memorable moments.  Too many to include in one blog post here.  I have chosen a handful or two of photos that highlight our family's year.  I hope you enjoy browsing through the photos as much as I  enjoyed putting them together. I started with ...continue reading