Be Awesome Party #10! Come link up with us and be inspired!


- - - Welcome back to our Be Awesome Link Party! Hello friends! We are SO very happy to have you here with us, sharing your projects and inspiring us all week after week! Together with myself, Angie of Echoes of Laughter, Virginia of Fynes Designs, Julie of Sober Julie, Crystal of Sew Creative, Tara of Suburble, Stacey of This Lil Piglet and Shauna of Satori Design for Living, we all welcome you to our 8 blog link party! Yes, 8 blogs! Your projects will be seen on all 8 blogs at one … [Read more...]

Peach Bundt Cake


Got peaches? There are so many peaches in the markets right now and they are sweet and juicy and SO delicious...I just can't get enough!  Sometimes I like to buy them by the case and it can be a challenge to use them up before they get too ripe.  But I'm usually up for the challenge!  I like to make jam, crisps, pies, chutneys you name it!  So recently I had some peaches calling out to me (they really did) and said that they wanted to be baked into a cake.  So of course I had to say yes.  Cake? … [Read more...]

The Perfect Flaky Pie Crust

The Perfect Flaky Pie Crust Recipe {A Pretty Life}

It's pie season.  There is such a thing...I think I've said this sometime before.  But it's true.  Summer and into fall is the time to bake pies because all the markets are overflowing with seasonal fruits just waiting to be baked into apple pies, peach pies, blueberry pies, pumpkin name it, you bake it.  I actually think pies are my favourite desserts of all time...especially a good old fashioned apple pie with cheddar cheese and creamy vanilla ice cream...seriously does life get any … [Read more...]

Easy weeknight dinner ideas!


I don't even want to utter the words...back to school.  Yikes. But there comes a time when it's nice to plan for those hectic days that come when the kids are back at it!  I actually find it quite comforting to plan cozy and tasty dishes for that time of year...I always feel the need to create comfort food to accompany all the change.  And lately I've found myself perusing the recipes on, which has become one of my go-to sites for delicious chicken recipes.  You can find almost any … [Read more...]

Jalapeno & Lime Guacamole and a Cheesy Baked Salsa Dip!


Let's Get Delicious with a Jalapeno & Lime Guacamole and a Cheesy Baked Salsa Dip!  2 recipes in one delicious post! Recently I was given a mission as part of the Chatelaine Tasters and Testers program, and I happily rose to it.  I was challenged to come up with 2 recipes to go with Tostitos®Multigrain Scoops!® tortilla chips and Tostitos Cantina® Extra Thin Tortilla Chips.  I love my job, by the way.  Recipe development with Tostitos chips?  Yes, please! I kept things simple for these … [Read more...]

Putting together a hostess cart!


This summer we are going to be celebrating my husband's 40th birthday!  And this means that we're going to be having a party with friends and family to celebrate the big day! So in between camping trips and summer outings we've been working on a few projects around here to get ready for the big event.  I'm really hoping the weather cooperates for us so we can have the event outside on our deck.  I'm planning on having everything - all the food, the visiting, everything outside.  So to make my … [Read more...]

Garden Wine Party


  Would you like to come to my garden party?  I felt like many of you were there as you followed along in real time on my Instagram feed.  I just couldn't resist sharing this party with you because it was so delicious and fun!  Summer is the most perfect time to have friends and family come together to share company, great food and great wine.  Add in an amazing back drop like a lush green garden and it's a pretty fantastic time! I was lucky enough to have this gorgeous garden party … [Read more...]

Behind the Blog: On Blog Contributors


I'm back again with my Behind the Blog series.  I'm really loving sharing with you some of the things that happen behind the scenes with blogging!  It's very therapeutic.  I get asked a lot of questions about blogging, so maybe this series will help? So far I've shared with you my answer to the question I get asked all the time:  How do I do it all?.  Then I wrote a post on How to start your own blog, and today, I'm going a bit more into the nitty gritty of blogging: the world of blog … [Read more...]