Nuts & Bolts

As promised, here's my Nana's nuts & bolts recipe. My mom modified it (she cut the butter and oil in HALF), but it's not exactly "low cal". However, I firmly believe that holiday treats don't count, especially if you eat them in the company of family and/or friends. I've included some "helpful" pictures - if you look closely, you can see my Jolly Jumping baby in the first one.Ingredients:1 box each Cheerios, Shreddies and Crispix (also called Crispix Krispies now)1 package each pretzels, peanuts Read more [...]

Time flies…

..when you're having fun, or chasing after a baby who can somehow roll all over the house without being seen, while you attempt to get ready for Christmas! My cookies are mostly baked, my presents are mostly bought, my cards are in the box I picked them up in (apparently, left to their own devices, they will NOT write themselves, nor put themselves into envelopes...it's a real shame). So I'm sort of running at about 70% successful, I guess. I'm hoping to get a LOT done this weekend, even though Read more [...]

New giveaways

First of all, I'd like to send some "fast and easy labour" dust to my friend Amanda, who is (as far as I know) in labour right now with her second son. Hoping to hear some good news soon!Speaking of Natural Mommie, here are some of her current giveaways.Win 2 boxes of teething biscuits and a bib from Belle's Biscuits (ends Dec 4)Win a pair of shoes or boots from the Robeez Holiday line (ends Dec 4)Win an organic sleepsack from Halo (ends Dec 7)Win a holiday gift set of hand sanitizers from Frais Read more [...]

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas….

We've had a busy few days in our household. We decided to enter the madness of post-American Thanksgiving shopping, so we drove down to Tulalip WA (just outside of Seattle) on Thursday night so we could start our Black Friday shopping fairly early.We got to the first outlet mall by 8am....and it wasn't busy! We went through the entire outlet mall, got all of the Christmas presents on our list plus a few items that weren't (some Starbucks and a cast iron skillet from La Crueset as a present for us) Read more [...]

Me time?

I've been thinking about the concept of "me time" a lot lately. While it goes without saying that I adore my 6.5 month old daughter, being her primary caregiver 24/7 with no breaks is starting to wear on me a bit. Unfortunately, due to my husband's career, we currently live in a province with no immediate family and no close friends to give us a break. Let me tell you, I'm feeling pretty badly about not offering to babysit for our friends at our last posting! I had no idea how much an hour or Read more [...]

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