Spring cleaning with Green Works®

  I've talked before about my tendency to do "winter cleaning" instead of spring cleaning and the weather lately really proved my point.  Ottawa had gorgeous, sunny, summer weather for a week and we were out every day for hours at various playgrounds and backyards, soaking up every moment we could.  Then winter came back and I had a good look around my house and realized I'd better get my act together!  When my package of Green Works® cleaners arrived I knew I had no more excuses. I Read more [...]

SwaddleDesigns introduces their Angry Birds Collection (giveaway)

The incredibly popular game Angry Birds by Rovio and SwaddleDesigns have teamed up to launch a  new collection!  Perfect for the Angry Birds fan and new parent in your life, there are bodysuits, swaddle blankets and more featuring those cute - but angry - birds in red, yellow and blue. I'm a big fan of SwaddleDesigns and we used our Ultimate Recieving Blanket to swaddle Rowan all the time when she was first born.  Having their how to swaddle instructions on a tag sewn right on the blanket Read more [...]

Wordless Wednesday – how fast they grow!

My girls a year ago, during Rowan's newborn/family photo shoot - the first of many beautiful shots of my girls together taken by Elizabeth Fulton Photography.  Ashlyn was just a baby herself at only 22 months old!   And at Rowan's one year photoshoot with my new toddler and almost-three year old: Time can slow down now! Read more [...]

How to make an owl birthday cake

I've made a turtle cake and a duck cake for Ashlyn's birthdays but I was having a hard time deciding on what to make for Rowan.  Thankfully I found a guide on how to make an owl cake on Pinterest and I knew what I wanted to make for Rowan's first birthday!  I started with my carrot cake recipe and made 2 9 inch round cakes.  That was the easy part! While they cooled, I attempted my template.  Basically, you trace the bottoms of the cake pans (I have a lot of 9 inch pans for some reason Read more [...]

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