September 8, 2019

This weekend I was at a big outdoor store, looking to buy some garden soil for replanting my fiddle-leaf fig tree into a bigger pot. After finding the garden section and about 400 piles of different kinds of soil, I realized I needed some help because fiddle-leafs are...

December 14, 2018

The year my two kids were 7 & 11 years old (and still believed in Santa), it hit me that the time was coming soon when the magic would change. I desperately wanted to savour every Christmas moment together as a family. After watching The Polar Express...

July 20, 2018

I've had a lot of requests for my easy coffee smoothie recipe after posting a few times on my Instagram stories (which sadly disappear after 24 hours). I'm typically a tea drinker and love a steamy mug of anything hot in the fall and winter, but his recipe has been on...

December 18, 2017

This recipe could not be easier, I promise. You can make these in about 10 minutes once you have all the ingredients, most of which I buy at Costco and then make 4-6 batches at once. Get out your biggest salad bowl and some tongs for tossing. This snack mix is great fo...

October 28, 2017

These cookies are so fun! Give yourself time to chill the dough, and then have fun cutting out your skeletons and mummies!


1 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup baking cocoa

1 te...

May 14, 2017

Let’s be real. Being a parent is no easy feat. Babies are amazing and exhausting. I’ve been doing this mothering thing for more than a decade and I still find I’m growing and learning from many botched attempts at perfect parenting. But I promise, there is no perfect i...

February 13, 2017

My husband ordered us a bag of gorgeous, organic Meyer LEMONS from Meyer lemons are thought to be a cross between lemons and mandarin oranges, so you can imagine they have a sweetness to them in addition to the usual tang you find in lemons. Meyer lemons are...

November 10, 2016

DIY felt poppy

October 29, 2016

This year I didn't seem to decorate the house for Halloween quite as much as usual, and I had some little plastic spiders, bugs, bones and other doo-dads left in the Halloween bin. Every year I move things around and I just didn't find a good place for these guys yet....

October 14, 2016

My little girl left this week to go to outdoor education camp with her class. Okay, she’s not actually that little, I know, and she’s more than ready for a week away with her friends and teachers from school. But I was a bit teary and feeling tender as we pulled up to...

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