Cool Summer Treat: Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Bark

Summer is all about frosty treats on hot days. You know what summer is NOT all about? Blogging, apparently, at least for me!

Once again it’s been forever since I’ve posted, so I thought I would throw this simple yet refreshing recipe on here. Lark is quite particular about what she wants to eat . . . what was her favourite yesterday may taste absolutely disgusting today. So, I try and think of ways to make the foods we have on hand a bit different and exciting. It worked! She has been loving eating this stuff – and with just two ingredients it couldn’t be easier to whip up. Read More

Giving life your undivided attention

I’m pretty sure that a month is something like 5 years in blog time. So, thank you to my loyal readers for waiting 5 whole years for me to post something new!

I have no real excuse for this . . . I’ve just been enjoying life and taking in the summer. As I’ve been doing this, I’ve also noticed something that is by no means a new occurrence, but is something that I think is becoming even more prevalent. More and more often I see people experiencing their world through a phone screen Read More

Nothing says “I love you, Dad!” like a bowl of Bo Kho

Many of my posts have touched on just how much I love being a momma and I’m very lucky that I entered into parenthood with a man who loves being a daddy, just as much. I love watching Jaymes and Lark together – he isn’t an overly gushy man, so it’s even more amazing to watch how open and loving he is with her. He does goofy things to make her laugh, creates personalized lyrics to classic nursery rhyme songs while he sings her to sleep, reads books to her, takes her on weekend morning walks, kisses her, hugs her, and tells her he loves her countless times every single day. Every little girl deserves a dad like that.

I am doubly lucky on Father’s Day, because not only do I get to celebrate what an amazing father Jaymes is, I also get to celebrate the special relationship that I have with my Daddy-O. Read More

Sun Tea and Me: A Love Story

For me, nothing says summer like an ice-cold glass of homebrewed sun tea. Growing up, my Momma would make batch after batch of this deliciousness from the moment the first really hot day hit, until the days began to turn chilly in the fall. Read More

Bright Shiny People (say what?)

What the heck is a bright shiny person? You’re going to have to keep on reading to find out!

Around seven years ago I was searching for something to give my life a bit more richness and meaning. I had gone through a breakup a year prior to that and it had been a difficult year. But, here I was, I had grown, I had learned to love myself, and I was ready to move on and find something new to be passionate about. Read More

Inside Out Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

My hubby Jaymes is all sorts of awesome and just happened to turn 40 this week. He is calm (other than swearing at other drivers . . .), a wicked handyman, smart, a great friend, a loving daddy, and handsome to boot!  The man, however, does not love sweets. So, the question is – what do you do when your honey is turning 40, but doesn’t like cake all that much? You make Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches, that’s what!

And then you help him eat them. Read More

I wish I wrote . . . the poem My Religion by Judy Clement Wall

It seems like negativity often pervades my newsfeed on social media. Isn’t it nice, then, to be reminded that there are other people who believe in the simple value of kindness and love above all else? I sure think so.

On that note: behold a beautiful poem that speaks right to my soul. Read More

Cool Things . . . To Buy

I love finding a great product and hearing about products that other people love. So, to quote The Sound of Music, these are a few of my favourite things at the moment. I think I have to say something about how the views expressed below are my own . . . and that I have not been handsomely rewarded to say such nice things about these awesome products. Read More

On Honourary Mothers

My nephew Cooper was my first child. No, not literally. He is 100% made up of my sister Jenny and her hubby Curt. He was however the first child to make my heart feel as if it would burst from loving him so much. With Mother’s Day just around the corner I wanted to share my honourary mother story with you.

This one is for all of the honourary moms (and dads) out there . . . the would-be parents for loving other people’s kids as fiercely as if they were their own.

Keep reading!

Who got the booch, baby?

Before I get into the nitty gritty of brewing your own delicious, gut friendly kombucha at home . . . who remembers the song Hooch from the 90s? Every time I make kombucha this song gets stuck in my head and, although I don’t like to brag, I’ve made up some pretty kick ass lyrics to make the song about Kombucha (booch). So, if anyone fancies themselves a YouTube star . . . let’s team up! I’ll write funny lyrics to songs and you will be the lucky performer. Pretty sure we’ll get rich.

Onto the matter at hand . . .

Keep reading for directions . . .