Marshmallow Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

This Marshmallow Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is the perfect icing for either chocolate or vanilla cupcakes! - - - - - - - It seems to me that people are either icing on or icing off kind of people.  Are you an icing person?  I like icing, but I really just prefer cake and cupcakes naked.  Unless there is some kind of marshmallow involved (or that white icing you get on cakes in the grocery store...I don't know what it is about that kind of icing but I love it).  But a marshmallow frosting?   … [Read more...]

Oven Roasted Pulled Pork and Coleslaw Sandwiches

This recipe for Oven Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches is a family favourite!  Serve it with homemade coleslaw and dill pickles...delicious! - - - - - - - Last year for my husband's 40th birthday bash, I served a tripled batch of my friend Merry's crockpot pulled pork recipe, and it was a big hit!  Since then I've made this recipe at least 5 times, and over this time I've tweaked it for our particular tastebuds with different spices, and now I want to share my oven roasted version with you.  I p … [Read more...]

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

This Blueberry Buttermilk Muffin recipe is so delicious!  Sweet, soft and loaded with blueberries! - - - - - - You know how in the summer, right around mid July the stores start filling up with blueberries?  Big, blue, delicious and inexpensive blueberries?  Or if you're really lucky you can pick them right out of the fields and eat them all warm and delicious?  In the middle of winter I miss those days.  I've been craving these blue jewels so bad that I finally broke down and bought some last … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy, and decorated with red & pink smarties, they're perfect for Valentines Day! xo - - - - - - It's February!  How is it already February?  At the speed that time currently seems to be flying, I'm hoping that the next thing I know it will be summer.  Because right about now I tire of winter.  We have very very very long winters here in Alberta, and while I enjoy the first few months of this season, I eventually get tired of the grey and cold and … [Read more...]

String Art Tips and Tricks

DIY String Art Projects are fun and easy to make!  Here are some tips and tricks to get you started! - - - - - - - I have a new love and it's called string art.  Have you seen string art before?  I've been admiring this type of art for years but never once did I consider that I could actually make my own, because the projects just seemed so elaborate and complicated.  But when my friend Catherine organized a string art project party I decided to jump at the chance to learn how to make my own … [Read more...]

Winter Getaway!

I love winter travel.  In fact, it might even be the season that I enjoy travel in the most, because nothing beats the beauty of our Canadian winters.  I feel very lucky to be just a few hours away from first class winter sports like downhill skiing, snowshoeing, skating, cross country skiing, and hiking.  Not to mention beautiful snowy winter landscapes, the wildlife, natural hot springs...there is just so much to enjoy about our winters. A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to enjoy a be … [Read more...]

Easy Lemon Loaf

This Easy Lemon Loaf is perfectly tangy and bursting with fresh lemon flavour! - - - - - - - When we first moved to Calgary as newlyweds, we lucked out and met some great neighbours, Jason and Allyson, who quickly became good friends for the short time they lived here.  Over 10 years later we still keep in touch, and are crossing our fingers to be neighbours again one day!  Anyway, I remember one day Allyson brought over a newly baked and warm lemon loaf that was so delicious that I had to h … [Read more...]

Keeping a Skincare Diary during my 28-day #DropsofYouthChallenge

Hi friends, welcome to January over here!  January is one of my most favourite months because it feels like a fresh start, doesn't it?  To me, January is the month of fresh and fabulous...the beginning of a beautiful new year and I'm feeling excited for it!  It's a great time to get organized and pay attention to our lives and selves, so along with many people, I'm kicking things off with focussing on my health...both mentally and physically.  This means plenty of self care and eating health … [Read more...]

Dark and Moody Shows to Watch on Netflix

    True story. There are just so many shows and movies on my Netflix must-watch list that sometimes I don't know where to start.  And honestly, some days I want to watch light and airy shows, and other days I feel more like a moody and dark show.  Lately I've been on a moody and dark kind of kick, and have found some fantastic shows that I wanted to share with you! Here's what's on my nightstand...errrr I mean TV. I'm sure by now you have heard of the documentary Making a … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Gift Ideas for the Foodie Gal!

Here are some fun & fabulous gift ideas for the foodie gal in your life! - - - - - - - Do you celebrate Valentines Day with your family and/or loved one?  We tend to keep Valentines Day pretty low key over here, and admittedly this has happened since kids came into the picture over 13 years ago.  Love day has turned into Mom running around buying cards and kitschy gifts for the kids class parties, and that's fine I enjoy making them happy, but I'd like to take back the day a little for my m … [Read more...]