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!

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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

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

What do you do when you needed chocolate chip cookies like yesterday?? Chocolate chip cookie bars, that’s what. These are WAY easier than individual cookies (not that cookies are hard) because there is no scooping or switching cookie sheets, it’s all in one pan. Which makes for even softer, gooier (with melty chocolate) chocolate chip cookies bars. Yum. These are my answer for impromptu play dates, or quick desserts when we just must have something yummy and gooey (we eat them right out of the pan warm) or when someone in my life has forgotten to mention that they signed me up to bake something…not that such things ever happen! Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Graduation Cap and Gown Lollipops

Cap and Gown Graduation Lollipops

Every year I like to challenge myself to come up with some new and cute, but fun and edible way for my daughter and her classmates to celebrate year end. Our final days of grade 2 turned into a bumpy ending and most non necessities had to go. But because of our fight to get thru the year, despite unforeseen challenges, I also felt all the more compelled to celebrate. Continue reading Graduation Cap and Gown Lollipops

2017 Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers

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.

Thanks!!

Update: The voting period has now ended.

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West Coast Fridge Magnets

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

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