easy shepherd pie

Alright, friends. I am not going to win any awards with this post and I believe it’s abundantly obvious that I’ll never be a food blogger. However, this recipe has been requested and so I share… I have spoken about this family favourite supper for the last couple of years, because it is definitely a go to and one that’s on constant rotation. It is ridiculous easy, requires minimal ingredients that are all very simple and everyone loves it. While… Read more »

week at a glance

As far as a recap for last week, I’ll keep things short and sweet, because truly it was a bit of a blur. We enjoyed March Break by way of movies, day trips, hang outs with friends and the kids partied at a sitter’s for two days while I worked. While it wasn’t Disney, it was still pretty nice. This week, I am back into work mode (when am I not)? Business wise, I am really hoping to be able… Read more »

marie kondo spark joy tips

I haven’t exactly been quiet about my love for Marie Kondo’s latest book, “spark joy”. Quite the opposite. I’ve been bragging up “spark joy” every opportunity I get (you’d honestly think Ms. Kondo pays me… I assure you she does not -ha!). I really wanted to spend time going through the book several times before sharing the key points that resonated the most with me. “spark joy” is very dense with information, so it took me a bit to really… Read more »

monthly goals february

Some months I really have to work to come up with my five goals, while months like this one, it’s very apparent to me what they should be. February’s five goals were made obvious through the month of January as I started the year off very focused on establishing my work and family life balance. I’m creating more content than every before and couldn’t be happier doing so; but with this comes more of a time commitment. The investment of… Read more »

konmari kitchen organization

I’ve only just recently recovered from how much work purging our kitchen was (seriously, how can such a seemingly small space hold so much stuff?!). Knowing I had to face the same space again and reorganize it all, had me stalling. If you find yourself feeling the way I was, fear not friends, I got through it and not only did I survive, I promise it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had anticipated. In fact, having a strategy and keeping… Read more »

great village nova scotia

  Every once in awhile I find myself in a place that is exactly where I was meant to be. This was the case in early November when I packed up our two youngest children, met up with my Mum, and went for a gorgeous road trip to a place in Nova Scotia that is one of my favourites, Great Village. Great Village is known for its quaint antique shops that make you feel as though you’ve truly been transported… Read more »

Going by the feedback I received, my ‘KonMari Inspired’ How to Shop for Children at Christmas video (below) and blog post proved helpful to a lot of you who have little ones on your shopping list this holiday season. Should you wish to pin or save this image for your reference, I thought I’d elaborate on the original post and include examples. Share away, friends! Oh, and a lot of you mentioned that you’ll be using this strategy for others, not… Read more »

Christmas Photos 2015

Morgan Webb Photography for the win… again! You guys know how much we love our fall family photos (you can view them here) and the overall experience we had working with Morgan; so when the opportunity came to get the kids booked in for Morgan’s holiday mini sessions, well clearly… I can’t even handle these photos, I adore them so much! The whole shoot took about 20 minutes and will make for our cutest Christmas cards yet… which I need to… Read more »

  December… can you even believe it?! November, though it didn’t even seem long enough to count as a month, proved to be quite successful as far as my monthly goals are concerned. We won’t get into the specifics regarding how I faired out with walking and drinking more water, suffice is to say, they’ve been put on the list for December (perhaps 2016 will be my year to finally get it together in the way of making these two… Read more »

elf on the shelf ideas

  With exactly one week to go until Chrissy returns, I’ve found myself majorly brainstorming ideas (what did people do before Pinterest, seriously?!). As I mentioned in my Elf on the Shelf intro, Rob and I had a (non-competitive) challenge going last year of trying to outdo the other with our Elf setups. I crowned myself the 2014 season winner, though he’d likely argue this. Last year, I prided myself in being pretty original with my ideas; only loosely using some… Read more »

Family Fall Photos

  If you follow me on social media, I have been spamming your feed with sneak peeks of these photos – if I wasn’t so over the moon with these pictures, and the shoot experience as a whole, I might apologize. haha! The truth is, aside from one extended family photo shoot we had with Rob’s side of the family, we’ve never had our immediate family pictures taken. I’ve always wanted to and believe in the value of photography; but… Read more »

  WEEK ONE – CHRISTMAS BAKE WITH ME SERIES Easy. Quick to prepare. Downright delicious. SIX ingredients… I doubt you need more convincing! These two-bite cheesecakes will have you secretly chuckling when everyone raves over them because as yummy as they are, they’re equally simple to make! Recipe: *Yields 24 mini cheesecakes 24 Cadbury Milk Chocolate Buttons (preferred, though Hershey drops do work as seen in my picture) 24 Mini Chips-Ahoy chocolate chip cookies 1 Package Cream Cheese (room temperature) 1/4 cup… Read more »

  Oh, the great ‘Elf on the Shelf’ debate… Prior to last year, we were undecided on whether we were going to join the craze and buy an Elf. We knew full well that it was a decision which would commit us to the annual tradition so long as our children were into it; and judging by our friends, who took the plunge with their children, we knew it would be for at least a few years. After some discussion on… Read more »