#FreshSnacks Twitter Party!

#FreshSnacks Twitter Party!

If there’s one thing friends and family know about me, it’s that I love 5 things the most in the world. I love… My family (especially my little girl) My friends Cooking up a storm and feeding people delicious and healthy food Chatting about family, food, travel, the farm, and growing our own food An awesome Twitter party! Do you love a good Twitter party too? You’re in luck!  Summer Fresh, one of my absolute favourites is having a #FreshSnacks Twitter party and you’ […]

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How to Properly Load a Dishwasher

How to Properly Load a Dishwasher

I know what you’re thinking.  How to properly load a dishwasher?  There’s a right way to load a dishwasher? Oh! Yes, my friends, there is! I haven’t always been a prized pupil in the science of dish washing.  Oh, no.  In fact, I’ve been a wayward student who wanted to do things my own way because I thought my way was better, more efficient, and faster. Until I was invited to the Cascade Kitchen Dish Council Blogger Day. A post about my trip to Cincinnati, The Art of Enter […]

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Lobster Mac and Cheese #GayLeaFoods

Lobster Mac and Cheese #GayLeaFoods

Everyone who has shared a meal with us or who has seen Little One eat is always surprised at what our five year old child eats!  It’s really quite funny to hear her requests. Lobster Mac and Cheese, Tortang Talong, Poke, Smoked Salmon, Pad Thai, sushi, Confit de Canard, Coq au vin…all among her favourites! Recently, she asked for Lobster Mac and Cheese again.   Luckily, I had some  Thornloe 2 year cheddar cheese on hand! The funny thing is that we were talking about back to school an […]

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#RockTheHalls: Back to School with Sears!

#RockTheHalls: Back to School with Sears!

It’s that time of the year again!  School’s just around the corner and it’s time for back to school shopping.  I only just got my back to school shopping done the other day. I was so busy that I never got around to it and ending up doing it all in one day.  Not only did I have to get school supplies for Little One, but she needed an entire new wardrobe because she had a crazy growth spurt this Summer!  All her pants are super short and her feet grew two sizes! What?! Little One […]

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Some Like It Dark…Dark Roast Coffee, That Is!

Some Like It Dark…Dark Roast Coffee, That Is!

Quick question:  How does coffee make you feel when you drink it? Give 3 words to describe the feeling? For me? Coffee makes me feel: Relaxed Peaceful Sleepy Now, your turn! I took this quiz from a teen magazine (not sure which one) back in the late 80s or early 90s.  I was a teenager and loved taking fun quizzes.  I was surprised that to discover that the way coffee makes you feel is supposed to be indicative of how you feel when in love.  I’m not sure how accurate that is, but it was a f […]

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Kids and Healthy Teeth

Kids and Healthy Teeth

As a parent, there are so many things I think about when it comes to raising Little One.  When she was an infant, I went all Terms of Endearment and climbed into her crib and placed my ear by her mouth to hear if she was breathing.  I even did the mirror test and was happy to see that her breath made the mirror all fogged up. It meant that our little preemie was breathing. Yes. I was that mom. Now that she’s five years old, I’m paranoid about oral hygiene and want to ensure that she […]

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Summer Luvin’! #kindersmiles Moments

Summer Luvin’! #kindersmiles Moments

Oh, Summer! Please don’t go!  We barely got to enjoy your presence this year.  Every year it seems like you just come and go like the wind.  A tease.  Moments of laughter, joy, elation…and then all of a sudden you are gone! Poof! Just like that! I do have to say that there were many highlights of our Summer though. You know how much I love Little One’s smile! Here are a few of our favourite Summer moments: Family time!  Little One’s cousins visit us on the Island every Su […]

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Goodbye Summer! Celebrating with Netflix

Goodbye Summer! Celebrating with Netflix

Summer is quickly coming to a close and it’s hard to believe school starts in but a few short days! Goodbye Summer! It’s been a great Summer and we have many highlights to remember it by. We started the Summer off with a wedding and happy reunion in New York City. We spent many days on the beach. Loved ones came for a visit. We clung onto the remains of the Summer. We spent some family time at home with some treats and some Netflix.  Though we had many fun days in the sun and outdoor […]

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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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