What’s for dessert – Bobby Flay’s Peanut Butter Caramel Swirled Brownies

I love my brownie recipe but I also love to try new things.  I was watching Food Network one day last week and one of my favourite shows, "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" was on and they were having a brownie throwdown (for those of you who don't watch Food Network, it's basically a competition to see who makes the best dish, Bobby or his competition).  As soon as the episode was over I was online looking for his recipe!  Thankfully I found it, and made it over the weekend. I used regular Baker's Read more [...]

Kidorable Ballerina Collection – review & giveaway

Kidorable is a company with a great mission: to create children's apparel and accessories that are both functional and fun.  Every year or so they launch a new style or product line to the delight of their fans (both children and adults) and in 2011 it's the Ballerina Collection! For review, I was sent a pair of ballerina rain boots.  If you are a regular reader, you'll know that my daughter has quite the shoe fetish, so it came as no surprise to me that she loved these boots at first sight!  Read more [...]

What’s for snack time – Minty hot chocolate

I was having a rough day today (a toddler who refuses a nap when Mommy has a cold will make for a long day) and I needed a little pick-me-up.  I was chatting with my friend Beth of Keeping The Shiny Side Up and she suggested a really simple but really tasty little treat for my afternoon snack. Make a mug of hot chocolate as you usually do, then add a peppermint tea bag to the mug and let steep for 5 minutes.  Take the bag out and add marshmallows as needed.  That's it, that's all - I love Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Little Gymnast

We’ve signed Ashlyn up for a toddler gymnastics class that runs one morning a week.  She could just wear a t shirt and shorts, but how could I resist a leotard with attached skirt?  She loves the class and loves her outfit – she pats the skirt and says “pitty, pitty” every time I put it on her :)

Pregnancy and a cold

They don't mix very well. My husband had a cold last week and he's so lovingly shared his germs with me, except that I can't/won't take anything for mine as I'm 32 weeks pregnant and I prefer to be safe - and apparently miserable - rather than sorry. I've been looking online to see if there are any helpful suggestions but there is so much contradictory information floating around! So far, I've been: sleeping on a slight incline (since I can't sleep on my back for long periods and my neck hurts Read more [...]

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