21 & ready for fun…

Well so far its been a crazy new year, hence me being absent from posting ! However, Im back! Time to get back on track, write/plan more blog posts, eat right, workout and get to finishing my course! (Im taking a medical transcription course online) However, I do still have one thing that keeps side…

Organized : 2016 Edition

The new year is creeping up real quick. Many of us will make new years resolutions and not stick to them…personally I am not a fan. However, I have a few tips and tricks to help you stick to your goals this year. I have always been a planner. I like to write things down…

Leftover Shepherds Pie : Sunday Dinner

Have to many leftovers from your big holiday dinner? How can you do something different with them? Leftover Shepherds Pie is one of my favourites, super simple and uses up a good chunk of everything. Start with a layer of turkey and gravy in the bottom of a casserole dish. Next layer your veggies, I…

Chocolate Hazelnut Dream

Hopefully everyone had a wonderful holiday, I know I did. Spoiled rotten with love, laughter & of course gifts too! I did all the baking for christmas dinner this year and everyone loved it, score! I wanted to share the recipe for my Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache Cake, which seemed to be the big crowd pleaser…

Family Time : Christmas Eve Ideas

Twas the night before christmas and all through the house…what was everyone doing? How do you spend your day on christmas eve, what do you do at night?Chances are if you have a large family some of them arrive on the 24th, so¬† I wanted to share some of my favourite christmas eve ideas for…

Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christmas always has been and always will be my favourite time of year. The lights, the sparkle, the holiday cheer everywhere, I can’t help it! We always have our house decorated to the nines, so I wanted to share some of our ideas with you all ! Lets start with the garland! We use a…

They are family too

Anyone who owns a pet knows that they basically become like children. You feed them, love them & teach them everything they need to know. So why not spoil your pets at christmas too? Here are some of my favourite pet gifts for the furry friends in your life (I believe they can all be…

Shhhh..Ortbread Secrets

In our family Christmas & Shortbread Cookies go hand in hand. However, there are definitely good and bad shortbread recipes. There are also a few tips and tricks ive learned over the years to make your shortbread the best! To start you need a good recipe. You want to find one that is made with…

The not so ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweaters… everyone seems to be a fan, except for me. I know the point of the whole ordeal is for them to be tacky and ugly, but I just can’t seem to get past it. Maybe its my OCD? I need to feel like everything looks perfect all the time. I know I…

The centre of it all

A few weeks ago I posted about creating the perfect holiday table, I also mentioned getting or making a centrepiece for that table. Finally, I am getting around to showing you just how simple making your own is! Anyone who loves DIY knows that sometimes creating your own is better than buying one; so much…

Not your typical holiday party…

Its the most wonderful time of the year …time for holiday themed parties! Everyone attends their family dinner, probably a holiday work party too.. but what are some other fun holiday parties to have ? Ugly Sweater Friends Christmas My friends and I do this every year & its so much fun! Everyone has to…

Tipsy Tuesday : Holiday Cocktails

Its the time of year when every weekend, you seem to have some event to attend. Maybe your even the one hosting some of these events. I had a busy weekend with our ‘friendsmas’ dinner. Its an ugly sweater party, but we have big potluck dinner too! Of course this entails drinking lots of alcohol…