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Easy Royal Icing

easy royal icing

Everything I know about baking comes from the expertise of my Auntie Lisa. We made 300 cookies and decorated them with royal icing, which pretty much means I’m an expert.  So now that you’ve made some of the best cookies for cut outs, let’s talk icing. Royal icing is very versatile. It’s pure white and dries hard. Icing is a … Continue reading

Best Cookies For Cut Outs

best cookies for cut outs

People often think that the best recipe to use for cut out cookies is a sugar cookie. And yes, in a lot of cases, sugar cookies are great for shapes and cutting. I recently helped my daughter with a fund raiser to help with her trip to Tanzania with ME to WE by making 300 cookies and iced each one … Continue reading

6 Reasons To Love Date Night IN

6 reasons to love date night

disclosure: from time to time I get to partner with an awesome brand and while Dr.Oetker is sponsoring me, all opinions and ideas are my own.  When was the last time you were alone with your husband? Like really alone, for some one-on-one time. I can’t remember either. I feel like lately we’re on different schedules. The kids have been … Continue reading

Fundraising Update For Tanzania

easy royal icing

It’s been a couple of months since Brigette came home to announce her intentions of going to Tanzania this summer (2017). She’s had a lot of love and support from family and friends and our wonderful community and I wanted to give you a fundraising update for Tanzania and her ME to WE trip.The first fundraising campaign we did was … Continue reading

I’m A Cheater With No Regrets

i'm a cheater with no regrets

Yes, that’s right. I’m a cheater with no regrets. It’s time I come clean. Today, I’m vlogging (this is a fun one) about my sins and confessing to you and my husband about what I’ve done. I really don’t think I should have to take 100% of the blame here though. He’s partly to blame for all the times I’ve … Continue reading

Quinoa Veggie Taco Bowl

quinoa veggie taco bowl

This is one of my favourite dinners. My Quinoa Veggie Taco Bowl was born out of a craving for tacos but not the meat or the shells. So on nights when the kids are having traditional tacos, I’ll whip this up for myself in a flash. It’s so quick and easy and cooks up in the time it takes for … Continue reading

5 Documentaries On Netflix To Inspire Youth

5 documentaries on Netflix to inspire youth

This seems to be the theme of the month around here. Inspiration. My 13 year old is in the midst of planning her first trip to Tanzania to volunteer with ME to WE and the fever seems to be spreading. Already, my 11 year old is talking about how she’s going to fund raise and go on a trip when … Continue reading

ME To WE Is Taking My Kid To Africa

me to we is taking my kid to africa

As a parent, my goal is to raise strong independent girls who will one day change the world. I just didn’t expect it to happen so darn fast. Last week Brigette (13) came home from school and said that she had a presentation from the ME to WE people about the WE Movement and some of the volunteer opportunities they … Continue reading

Overnight Blueberry French Toast

overnight blueberry french toast

This recipe came to me from my amazing Auntie Lisa but with some modifications has become my own version and a family tradition at Christmas. I’ve started making it on New Years Day as well because the kids love it so much. Quick and easy to make the night before and then throw in the oven to bake in the … Continue reading

Top 12 Holiday Downloads For The Kids On Netflix

top 12 holiday downloads for the kids on netflix

The Netflix gods have smiled upon us with the best gift of the holiday season, free downloads to your device for viewing offline! Offered in the latest update on November 30th, 2016, all parents across the nation rejoice! It’s safe to say that this new update from Netflix pretty much makes the in-vehicle-DVD-system obsolete and given that an entertainment package … Continue reading

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