Make Your Own Glitter Shoes


JBird has wanted “sparkly” shoes for some time now. I can’t seem to find her size, or the price I want to pay for them, so when I saw black patent leather shoes for a couple dollars the idea to make some for her came to mind. While they are easy to make, making them [...]

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes


Growing up, on every Shrove Tuesday, my British Nana made sure we ate pancakes. And so, since it is Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day/Fat Tuesday, I thought I’d post my favourite pancake recipe. It’s an original recipe, adapted from my Dad’s recipe. The yield is 10 Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes! INGREDIENTS Dry Ingredients 1/2 c Whole Wheat [...]

How a Kitchen Goddess Operates


All right, I’m not a Kitchen Goddess, but I do spend A LOT of time in the kitchen. And ANYTHING I can do to cut that time down is a good thing. Here are a few of my tricks. I’d love for you to share yours in comments! 1. Use my freezer. I double batch [...]

The New Mom at IKEA

Feeding Thumper

Before Christmas, I finally made it down to IKEA. I was so excited, and so wrapped up in loving everything in the store, I forgot to pick up half of what I wanted. I cruised up and down the aisles with Thumper in the Ergo, ooohhhing and ahhhing, at the things IKEA offers to make [...]

Valentine Garland with Toilet Paper Rolls


We made this garland this week, and while it was fun, JBird got a little frustrated that her hearts weren’t perfect and the ribbon wasn’t easier to thread. :( However, despite her 3 y.o. complaints, we’d do it again, with modifications… MATERIALS Toilet Paper Rolls Red Paint Ribbon Needle Paper Clips (not pictured) Glue (not pictured) [...]

Spicy Noodles with Vegetables and Peanut Sauce


This is a true favourite in our house. But why wouldn’t it be? It has peanut butter! I love how easily it comes together, and how you can alter it to the veggies you have on hand. I’ve adapted the original recipe from Johanna Burkhard’s 400 Best Comfort Food Recipes. Serves 6 INGREDIENTS Sauce 1/2 cup peanut [...]