Merry Mailbox (giveaway)

This is the first year that Ashlyn has been old enough to begin to understand the magic of Santa.  We took her to get her picture taken with Santa on Wednesday, and once she worked up the nerve to actually talk to him she was a little put out that she asked Santa very politely for a new baby doll and didn't get it right then and there. Merry Mailbox is an Etsy store that lets your child receive a personalized letter from Santa!  All you have to do is answer some questions and Santa's speical Read more [...]

Stonz Mittz (giveaway)

One of my biggest pet peeves is trying to get, and keep, mittens on a baby during the winter.  Ashlyn acted as though we were amputating her hands every time we tried to force those teeny baby mittens on her hands, and then she'd promptly manage to get the mittens off and her little hands would freeze.  Luckily, we were in Vancouver at the time and it wasn't very cold during the winter so she survived.  Now that we're in Ottawa, I knew that Rowan would require something better to keep her Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Gingy

I came home from a weekend away to find this little guy in my garden.

Ashlyn helped Daddy pick him out for me and I love him.  Bring on the Christmas decorations!

My Scrapbooking Weekend

It's become an annual tradition (two years in a row makes something a tradition, right?) for some of my girlfriends and myself to meet at a B&B just outside of Edmonton for a weekend of scrapbooking, eating and catching up.  We used to all live in the same small town in Alberta but now only one of us still lives there; the rest are at least still in the province. Last year I was pregnant so I was able to have a much enjoyed break; this year I packed up all of my scrapbooking essentials, Read more [...]

Christmas Cookies – Molasses Cookies

This recipe comes from my husband's Gram.  They are a tradition on his side of the family but for some reason, whenever my mother-in-law tried to make them they didn't quite turn out right so unless Gram bakes and mails some goodies, they don't get them.  I was quite nervous to give them a shot last year but when I got the seal of approval from my husband, and then his mom and brother, I knew they'd become a tradition we'll be passing along to our daughters too. As a bonus, they freeze and mail Read more [...]

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