2012 archive

Rowan is one!

Today my little baby became a toddler.  We started out the day by taking a picture of Rowan in the birthday shirt that I made for her with her little chipmunk that we’ve used as a growth marker over the year: Rowan – with more than a little help from her big sister – opened a few presents, and then it was time for her birthday play date.  The kids (our good friends that we see every week, usually multiple times) all played for a while, then the ‘big kids’ did crafts and then it was finally Read more […]

The Looneyspoons Collection (giveaway)

  I’m a longtime fan of Janet and Greta Podleski.  Some of my most frequently requested recipes come from their cookbook “Eat, Shrink and Be Merry” (try the Girl-Guy cookies and add about 1/4 cup of whole flax seeds for crunch – you can thank me later).  I was excited to see that their latest creation, “The Looneyspoons Collection” features many of  the recipes that I have made and enjoyed in the past, but they have been updated and ‘healthified’.  Lots of nutritional information has changed Read more […]

Do It Yourself Cupcake Birthday Shirt

I started with a plain, $4 t shirt from Walmart that has a tulle bow at the neck. Next I raided my scrapbooking supplies for a fancy button and some ribbon.  I cut a 1.75 inch length of thin ribbon and attached it to the shirt when I sewed the button on to make the candle. Then I cut 5 pieces of ribbon to 1.5 inches to make the ‘wrapper’.  I used a bit of scrapbook adhesive to keep the bottom together than pinned it at the bottom and used another pin to keep it in place on the shirt. Then Read more […]

Wordless Wednesday – RCMP Musical Ride Stables

We had a chance to visit the stables of the RCMP Musical Ride this past weekend when they had an open house.  The girls loved seeing all of the horses and there were lots of fun activities – like an obstacle course and some police vehicles to check out!  The stables are open to the public year round (check here for the hours) and I highly recommend going if you’re in Ottawa. Read more […]

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