West Coast Rock Painting

We love summer and spending time with our family on the sunshine coast. It’s hard to beat an afternoon at the beach with cousins! Enjoying time on the coast together has become a bit of a summer tradition and so has coming up with a fun summertime activity that everyone can participate in and make some good memories creating. This year my sister in law and I decided that activity would be rock painting! Continue reading West Coast Rock Painting

Easy Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies

Easy- Peasy Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies

Sometimes decorated sugar cookies can be a daunting affair. Sometimes we want something really cute and Pinterest lures us into believing we can have it! But really it leaves us in puddle of icing and tears. And yet sometimes we still want something really cute! So  that’s why I want to share a truly easy and simple cookie that my kids and I whip up from time to time – Ice cream cone sugar cookies! Continue reading Easy Ice Cream Cone Sugar Cookies

London Fog Cookies

London Fog (earl grey) Cookies

London Fogs (earl grey tea latte) are a fairly common occurrence here in Vancouver. It’s a winning combination of earl grey tea, vanilla and steamed milk. But this fabulous flavour combination doesn’t just make for a comforting cool weather drink. Continue reading London Fog Cookies

Mommy Loves Coffee

Apparently this sums up summer!!!

I mean we did encourage her to keep a journal over the summer break. I just didn’t expect it to go in quite this direction.

Honourable mention about my two cup a day coffee habit, is arguably note worthy of course. I mean it doesn’t get much more fun than that when we discuss summer break now does it?! But is it really too much to ask that I don’t look drunk with my coffee, and struggling to stay upright on my chair in the sunshine?!

Well this gem of a picture prompted some inquiries as to what mama puts in her coffee… (cream and sugar, thank you very much). HA. Thanks kid. Nothing like looking drunk on your coffee to start off a new school year on the right foot!

“No, I do not have drinking problem. Yes, I love coffee. Yes, we did some amazing things this summer. No, I did not make my children watch me drink coffee all summer long…”

Sheesh remind me to think twice before enjoying a cup of coffee on our back deck.

A 5-yr-old’s Summer Bucket List

With all this talk of summer bucket lists lately, I thought I’d write one on my daughter’s behalf. So here’s what I can gather it would look like, based on the first official week of summer break together!

Continue reading A 5-yr-old’s Summer Bucket List

Crazy Hair Day Cookies

Along with all the hype and fervour that comes with crazy hair day in this house. We generally make some sort of sweet treat for the class. We have a hard time celebrating any momentous occasion or day with out cake or cookies of some sort (and to our eldest daughter, crazy hair day is very momentous). It’s not that we as a family always eat that many cakes or cookies in actuality (people are always shocked to hear my kids say no to cake or treats or that husband rarely eats them and that generally I give them away), but we love to recognize small or fun occasions and share a treat with the class where and when we can. So cue the crazy hair day cookies! Continue reading Crazy Hair Day Cookies

Swimming Pool Cake

With the wonderful pool season about to be upon us again, I thought it a good time to share this cute pool cake! This is just the cake to celebrate pool time fun or a summer BBQ.  And is it not glorious we get to say things like that again?! Continue reading Swimming Pool Cake

Vancouver Mom Top 30 Blogger Gala

This week I had the honour of attending my first blogger event, a party hosted by VancouverMom.ca to celebrate the year’s top 30 Vancouver mom bloggers. The event was called “STYLE” and had a charming, old world setting in the University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft Manor. Continue reading Vancouver Mom Top 30 Blogger Gala

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