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Dear Mom, You Did A Great Job Raising Me In 13 Years

Dear Mom, You did a great job

My mother passed away when I was 13 years old. It wasn’t sudden. She knew that she wouldn’t live to see me graduate high school or get married. My mother had been sick for most of my life and a single parent to my little brother and me. Now that I am a mother and I am 1 year away … Continue reading

My Confession After Watching 13 Reasons Why

my confession after watching 13 reasons why

As a mother, I usually watch teen drama shows from the view of a mother. Gathering information, educating myself, preparing for the eventual topics to talk about along with the standard stuff like safe sex and “say no to drugs”. By the time I got to episode 10, 11 and 12 I realized that I wasn’t just relating to the … Continue reading

2017 Ford Explorer: Full Sized For Families

2017 ford explorer full sized for families

The 2017 Ford Explorer is the 5th generation of the ever popular SUV since it’s launch in 1990. A lot has changed for the Ford Explorer over the years but in it’s present form, the most notable changes have been the technology and the safety. I took the keys or rather the keyless fob for a week and tested out a fully … Continue reading

2017 Ford Edge: Sporty And Fun Crossover SUV

2017 Ford Edge Sporty and fun crossover SUV

Ford offers 3 different sizes of crossover vehicles and the 2017 Ford Edge is right smack dab in the middle. In the mid size crossover market as competition to the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Hyundai Santa Fe, the Ford Edge Sport is truly giving luxury brands a run for their money. The 2017 Ford Edge: sporty and fun crossover … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup

slow cooker butternut squash soup

This recipe for slow cooker butternut squash soup couldn’t be easier. In fact, the hardest part is peeling the butternut squash. I’m still looking for some miracle hack for that one. I love this soup on cold days, fall days, spring days, pretty much any day. I serve it with a sprinkle of shredded sharp cheddar and a crusty bread. … Continue reading

Chewy Puffed Wheat Squares

chewy puffed wheat squares

Some days I think chewy puffed wheat squares are better than rice krispie squares. They have all the crunch and sweetness of their counterpart but with that creamy cocoa flavour! YUM! My take on the ever popular recipe has a little less puffed wheat cereal and a little more sticky stuff to make them extra chewy. Perfect for the school … Continue reading

5 Shows On Netflix That Will Make You Want To Travel

5 shows on Netflix that will make you want to travel

No, I don’t mean travel shows. We ALL love watching travel shows were some young hipster effortlessly strolls thru a market place in Thailand, pointing out how amazing the shopping is. Lately, I’ve been finding myself watching shows on Netflix where the locations and the background are just as interesting as the storylines. Beautiful cliffs, white sand beaches, ancient castles. All these … Continue reading

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

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