Little poppy wreath

I love decorating my house for seasonal holidays. I usually have a wreath for the front door for spring, summer, autumn, and winter. However I’ve always felt there was this awkward gap between Halloween/autumn items and Christmas. One must take into account Remembrance Day right? However I find it difficult to find any poppy wreaths…

It’s Christmas Time!

All the Christmas decorations are out, the lights decked our house but still I wanted more. My mother in law Jill has turned me into a Christmas fanatic. All it took was one look at a post on Facebook that contained a cute little wood tree…. I approached my husband to build it and bam!…

Livin Fly on a Shoe String Budget

If your thrifty like me and you roam the mall longingly looking at all the beautiful clothing and accessories but you can’t bear to spend $60 on a t-shirt…I hear ya! Truthfully I may have that money to spend but the question is “Can I get it cheaper?” I love the humour on being cheap…

Reducing waste in your home

I have opinion on many things but I only have a soapbox on one. Recycling. Reducing waste. I try to recycle everything within my power. During the winter months I still compost using plastic buckets to store frozen compost and household scraps till spring. Any cardboard, paper or plastic goes to town recycling, crafts, or…

DIY Coloring Book

Now I’m sure you’ve seen the rise in popularity of adult coloring books. The wonderful meditation in doodling away while on a call, at work, or enjoying a glass of wine late at night. As a gift for friends this Christmas season I crafted as many of these coloring books as I could. I’ve been…

Deer Decor

So I used to be a scrooge. I defined myself as an anti-Christmas person. I prefer Thanksgiving still, however having an extended family that’s NUTS about Christmas  (uh hem Gillian ;)) and a son to make memories for now- my opinions on this matter have changed. (For the more festive) Now even though I’m no…

Summer jam

Snowy days call for comfy days inside. Often on these days I like toast with jam & tea. Carter loves this and we snuggle up and watch cartoons together. Flash back to this summer past… To make jam it’s actually wayyy less complicated than I thought it would be. I’ll try something different this time…

What else but cupcakes?!

It’s been a while since I’ve made cupcakes so it was time try a new concoction! Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with a Butter cream icing!! I simply took a cake mix of my choice and added raspberry jam to the center of each cupcake-about a teaspoon. I made the jam last summer but Im sure you…

Trying something new

So today I’m all about making up for lost time as far as my blog posts go and trying new things. Maybe because spring is almost tangibly here in Western Canada or maybe because it’s almost Friday and I’m feeling adventurous. I’m giving you a review of two healthy drinks that you can purchase at…

Too hot to cook? Wrap it up!

Helllllooo Summer! Finally the beautiful, balmy weather is here. Patios are open with bevvy’s a plenty. People are BBQ crazy and the ovens are taking a break  😉 One of my fav recipes and sooo easy to make is a mock up of Starbucks Zesty Blackbean Wrap*. You will need: Bell peppers- two sliced up…

Chia seed puddin

A trip home recently had me tasting some new food. Tasty food at that! A friend of my family treated me to chia seed pudding. At first I was skeptical but the taste truly was in the pudding! If you like pudding, healthy stuff, and don’t mind a bit of texture this pudding is for…