It has been a whirlwind of disbelief and happy dances these last few weeks. I could barely believe when I got the email (and the honour) that I had been selected as one of Vancouver’s 2017 Top Mom Bloggers!!!!
I can’t lie, it’s been hard work to create and begin writing my own blog. And all the research, countless googling and youtube videos that begin with ‘how do you…’ searches. But it feels amazing when you get positive feedback for all the hard work and time you have put in.
I write this blog because I have a passion for writing and sharing my love of baking, decorating and parenting with others. I feel this journey has just begun and that there is so much more I want to share and write about. Yet, I want to take this moment to thank you all for your support. For reading my musings and tutorials along the way and showing me some love! So if you feel so inclined, check out some of the other awesome bloggers nominated and maybe throw a vote our way.
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My oldest daughter dances through life. In fact she danced before she could even walk. She has danced through the grocery store, at the library and even just down the street. You name it, she has tried dancing there, without even noticing she was doing so. Continue reading Birds Nest Cake
We love spending time with our family up in Sechelt and nothing beats time at the beach. But one particular stormy day at the beach, got the creative juices flowing. Our children are always on the look out for beach glass and cool shells. So my incredibly talented and creative sister-in-law outdid herself when she came up with the fantastic idea that we collect beach gems to create our own fridge magnets! Continue reading West Coast Fridge Magnets
I have had visions all week of sitting down today, with a few hours to myself and writing uplifting and happy tutorials. But I can’t, I just simply can’t, because this is how my day has gone thus far… Continue reading Messy Weekend Mornings!!!
Then groggily waking to four kids (my two, plus their cousins), I inquire, Continue reading 4 Kids for The Weekend
So my life is busy. Just like everyone else. And yet I jumped at the opportunity to help create a multi purpose space in one of the portables at my daughter’s school (yes I can see and/or hear you all shaking your heads in horror for volunteering willingly for such a huge project). But I love design that much and I also love (flying head first into) a challenge and nothing is more fun than decorating for kids!! Continue reading How to Create a Reading Corner
Hansel and Gretel Breton Brittle
Breton Brittle (or as it’s become known by my kids in our house, ‘Hansel and Gretel’) is pretty amazing stuff. Like, beg mom to make hansel and gretel stuff, popular. I actually like to watch for sales and try to always have a box of Breton Crackers on hand in the house (just to be able to whip this bad boy up on a moments notice)! Having the ingredients, which tend to be pantry staples in our house, on hand has saved me many a time when I needed something quick. Continue reading Breton Brittle
This is a fairly simple cookie, that goes over well on earth day, or anytime you feel the need for ‘I heart the earth’ cookies. I suppose there is never a wrong time to show the earth some love! These cookies are simple enough to make, that one should walk away with same level of sanity they began with (sadly, I can not say that for every recipe or project I embark on). But these cute cookies are easy and they tend to make an annual appearance for Earth Day around here.
Continue reading Earth Day Cookies
I began taking french classes when my oldest entered kindergarten in french immersion. Partially because I have always wanted to learn and mostly because it seemed like a poor idea to one day have a child (even a teenager – gulp-) that spoke a language I didn’t! Continue reading Eiffel Tower Cookies
In all my years of making cake for loved ones, there is this one strawberry cake that gets reactions like no other!! A cake, that the first time I made it, had the entire household sit down at 4pm in the afternoon, the moment it was finished being frosted, and dive right in, having cake before dinner. Dinner. Then more cake. In fact I never quite got thru icing it entirely, before little fingers appeared and were sneakily swiping and licking frosting. Continue reading Amazing Strawberry Cake