Christmas on the brain?

I know we haven't even reached Halloween yet, but I've got Christmas on the brain already.  I've already started my baking (look for some great posts coming over the next month and a bit of my standby recipes and some new ones that I'll be trying out) and have started brainstorming ideas for various family members and friends.  I swear, the older we all get the harder it is to buy "the perfect gift" for everyone on my list! Thankfully, CSN stores have everything from contemporary coffee tables to Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – Fall in Ottawa

I really missed the bright colours of fall when we lived in northern Alberta.  Here in Ottawa the trees are turning beautiful, vibrant shades of red and orange, there’s a nip in the air but the sun is still shining.  I love being back!

Pasta fun, take #2

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the pasta fun that Ashlyn had on a rainy day.  Dry pasta is a great way to let your toddler play and dig without making a mess....unless they dump the entire tray on the floor.  Oops. We had some rain again and I thought it would be fun to bring out the pasta again.  This time I wised up a bit and started on the floor, with a large blanket.  This worked so much better!  Ashlyn still had a great time, and a mess was still made (and some pasta was eaten, Read more [...]

19 weeks

We got to see our little Sprout at an ultrasound today :)  Babe had his or her legs tight to the belly so even if we'd wanted to find out the gender it wasn't going to happen.  That was fine by me though, it meant less temptation to find out if the IntelliGender test was right or not. Here's our Sprout giving us a friendly wave at 19 weeks gestation. And here's what I'm looking like these days (taken today after the ultrasound). Almost halfway done already!  Those first few Read more [...]

Fall means baking

To me, at least.  Now that it's cool outside, all I want to do is bake.  Mostly really unhealthy, tasty stuff - can I blame the baby for that?  I have just recently discovered The Pioneer Woman and I can tell it's going to be a big, big problem for me.  This weekend I will be trying out her caramel apple sticky buns and lord help me if they're half as good as they look in the pictures because I will not be able to stop eating them! See what I mean?  Picture from The Pioneer Woman. There's Read more [...]

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