Pssst! Exciting News! #TheStorkIsComing!

Pssst! Exciting News! #TheStorkIsComing!

I remember as a teenager thinking that there was a specific order that life events followed. First, we went to school, finished university, started a career, met someone, fell in love, got married, had babies, and lived happily ever after. I  had a plan.  I would be done university at 22, get married at 23 and have my first child at 24. I learned that my idea of how life was supposed to pan out doesn’t always follow that order. Life isn’t like that for everyone. Not everyone attends […]

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Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Cake

With copious amounts of blueberries on hand, I was thinking of what to do with all of them.  We’ve been eating them as is and adding them to our yogurt and oatmeal.  Since Hubby had mentioned that I don’t bake as much as I did when we were dating, I thought a treat was in order.  Plus, we were having friends over for dinner and a little treat to end the meal seemed fitting. I’ve found that as I get older (yeah, I’m ancient!), my tastes have changed somewhat.  When I was y […]

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Banana Peanut Butter Bites

Banana Peanut Butter Bites

Little One, at five years old, loves being in the kitchen and helping herself to a bite to eat.  Though she’s my little sous chef, she has been wanting to create her own dishes lately.  The other night, I intended on serving a gorgeous fruit salad to our dinner guests, but as I was finishing up the main course, Little One decided to help out and make dessert…on her own. I was crushed and a little disappointed that she had used my pineapple (already peeled and cored).  I had great pla […]

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The Loss of a Loved One

The Loss of a Loved One

The loss of a loved one — Does it ever get easier? In my lifetime, I’ve only lost a handful of people dear to me.  My grandfather on my father’s side passed away when I was still very young.  My recollections of him are of a jovial, gentle, kind man who made us laugh.  He’d chase my brother around the house, play games with us, and because he was diabetic, he’d sneak sweets when our parents weren’t looking and he’d give us money to not rat him out.  I re […]

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Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a choice

Life happens. Happiness is our choice. Sometimes not so great things happen, but being happy is a choice we make.  We can choose to get sucked up and consumed by negativity or we can choose to rise above and learn from even the negative situations.  Ultimately, our happiness is dependent on how we deal with situations and events. As this post on the Magelica’s Voyage blog reminds us, it’s easy to feel happy when everything is going right.  Even as an adult this is something I am tryi […]

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Life Lessons

Life Lessons

I was debating on whether to entitle this post Lessons with a Horse or How Riding Teaches us about Life, but thought those titles would generate the wrong audience! You never know!  I’ve seen some blog traffic generated by some pretty strange Google searches! Anyway, Little One is five years old and I wants to join every possible activity available.  Her entire  year is filled with activities. She wants ballet, dance, curling, swimming, piano, Sparks, and riding lessons.  I agree that it i […]

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There’s Something Wrong With The World Today

There’s Something Wrong With The World Today

There’s somethin’ wrong with the world todayI don’t know what it isSomething’s wrong with our eyes Whenever I turn on the news or listen to the radio, I’m saddened to hear stories of  strife every single day.  Whether it be  the conflict between Israel and Hamas, a drive-by shooting in Toronto or towns and villages upturned by hurricanes, tornadoes or flooding, the outcome is the same.  Sadness. Events and situations like these make me re-evaluate the things in life […]

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Why I LOVE BBQ Season

Why I LOVE BBQ Season

BBQ season is my favourite because…I don’t have to spend lots of time in the kitchen over a hot stove!  I don’t have to use my oven every day and make the house hotter than it already is!  We live in an old farm house and my husband does not believe in air-conditioning.  The cross-breeze is actually quite lovely and I don’t get the “ice cream headaches” that I get with A/C blasting in the house.  I guess he’s right about us not needing A/C. To be honest, […]

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The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died

Every now and then, our hearts and lives are touched by someone so amazing and unforgettable.  Our lives become fuller and have more meaning just because this person is a part of our lives. Rosy Soobrattee was one of those people. Rosy and I “met” through an unusual sequence of events.  A few years ago, when I was a food blogger for Season 1 of  Food Network Canada’s Recipe to Riches, I was asked to recreate Rosy’s Creamy Kulfi (which was turned into a President’s C […]

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“Oh, no!” hair moments + a giveaway!

“Oh, no!” hair moments + a giveaway!

Some girl friends  and I were chuckling when we took our kids out for a beach day recently.   Why?  Well, Summer is the time for light, flowy dresses, sleeveless dresses, tank tops, shorts, sandals, pedicures, and gorgeous tresses that look fabulous cascading down your shoulders as you saunter along the beach.  Am I right? We giggled at the sometimes not so glamorous aspect of being busy working moms.  Sure, we take the time to take care of ourselves.  We go for our style and trims at the hairdr […]

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