18 Summers: A letter to my son

Lately I keep seeing posts about how you only have 18 summers with your children.  At first I rolled my eyes and thought it was the silliest thing I had read.  How can I only have 18 summers with my kids…it’s not as if they suddenly disappear after 18 years. They don’t stop being my […] Read more…

Peanut Butter Icing

  Peanut Butter Icing Peanut Butter Icing is my absolute favourite icing.  Every time I make it I end up eating a ridiculous amount of it off the spoon.  Top a chocolate cupcake in it and I’m in heaven. Goodbye healthy eating, hello elastic waisted pants…and I’m ok with that…. when I am in the […] Read more…

Scam Season- Dear Mr. Thompson

Ah yes. the joys of  “Scam Season”.  That wonderful season when fake calls come from those pretending to be from the Tax Department, informing us that there is a warrant out for our arrest due to tax fraud.  “Officer Jefferson” left us a message informing us if we didn’t call him back immediately…well then “good […] Read more…

National Infertility Week. You are not alone.

  I didn’t realize National Infertility Week was actually a thing until recently.  It is from April 22 -April 28 this year.  I saw a few posts online yesterday and it got me thinking and reflecting.  I probably would have scrolled right past these posts unless it was something I or somebody close to me […] Read more…

Sweet Bake Shop Book Recommendation

My Little Diva loves baking. She is almost 10 yrs old and has dreams of making macarons and cupcakes and selling them at her lemonade stand this summer.  So imagine her delight when we saw Sweet Bake Shop by Tessa Sam in the bookstore.  First thing she did when she started turning the pages of […] Read more…

Book Love: From Lukov with Love

Book love! I just finished From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata. This is a new author for me and I look forward to reading other books by her.  It was recommended by a friend who devours books like I do. We both loved this story so much. It wasn’t what I expected. It’s an […] Read more…

Lavender, Maillette Essential Oil

There are approximately 39 species of Lavender. It grows in various countries and has many medicinal, culinary and ornamental uses.  Lavender is an evergreen shrub with fragrant purple flowers.  The essence or essential oil is derived from steam distillation of the flowers. Lavender, Maillette (Lavandula officinalis mailette) is grown in France, Italy, and Bulgaria. This […] Read more…

Side Table Make Over

My parents have this very cool table in their entrance, but it was dated.  My grandfather was an electrician at the Hyatt Regency about 30 years ago. They bought this side table when the hotel redecorated.  I’m sure the dark gold finish was trendy back then, but now…not so much.  Add to the fact that […] Read more…

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