October 2011 archive

Are you Scared Shrekless?

This is the first year that Ashlyn has been old enough to understand what goes on at Halloween, and it’s all she wants to talk about these days!  Luckily for us,  DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. has released a Double DVD Pack of Scared Shrekless and Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space, just in time for Halloween.   “In Scared Shrekless, the gang gathers to celebrate Shrek’s favorite holiday: Halloween!  But instead of the usual tricks or treats, Shrek ups the ante and challenges Read more […]

RECIPES FOR LIFE: My Memories (giveaway)

I love to find new recipes to try, especially in unexpected places.  “RECIPES FOR LIFE: My Memories” by Linda Evans combines stories from her life as an actress (you probably remember her best as Krystle Carrington on “Dynasty”) with the recipes that remind her of those times.  I’m dying to try out some from John Wayne! Recipes for Life is Linda’s second book and you can purchase a copy here.  You can also enter to win one of three copies at the bottom of this post! Linda’s book will Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – Tea Time

My husband gave me this fabulous tea pot for Christmas almost 2 years ago and it gets used almost daily from fall through spring.  I need my coffee in the morning, but I’m a tea girl the rest of the day!  

Ottawa Butterfly Show

I took the girls to the annual biology butterfly show at Carleton University this morning.  We tried to go yesterday but the lineup was way too long for a toddler’s attention span.  We had a good time, despite a pooplosion that meant poor Rowan was wearing only a sweater and a blanket as an outfit (the car seat AND stroller covers are in the wash) and Ashlyn alternating between fits because she wasn’t holding a butterfly and the butterflies coming too close. The exhibit is FREE and on until Read more […]

What’s for dessert – Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcakes

It’s no secret that I love my coffee in almost any form.  I saw the recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcakes on my Facebook feed a week or two ago and have been waiting for a free afternoon to bake them.  Today it finally worked out and this is the results.   Even Ashlyn likes the cupcakes – what 2.5 year old likes something coffee flavoured?  And now I have a jar full of vanilla bean caramel sauce (except that I cheated and just used a teaspoon of vanilla instead of a vanilla bean – still Read more […]

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