April 1, 2014

You weren’t an accident…

You were not an accident quote

February 21, 2014

Gone on vacation

epic mom vacation

February 18, 2014

Crock pot soup

What I love about the crock pot is the utter simplicity of cooking in it.  You can throw in the ingredients , add some spices and call it a day.   Come back in a few hours to your house smelling amazing, and a wonderfully delicious home cooked meal is ready for your family.  The ‘recipe’ for my crock pot soup is as follows:

  • Brown any kind of meat you have in the freezer
  • Throw in any veggies you have
  • Put in some lentils from the pantry
  • Add water or stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Leave it alone, then come back hours later to…
  • Enjoy a yummy soup with your family

Do you like crock pot cooking, if so, what’s your favourite dish to cook in the crock pot?

crock pot soup carrot

crock pot soup celery

crock pot soup lentils

crock pot soup mushrooms

crock pot soup

February 7, 2014

Olympic Torch craft for kids

I quite enjoy watching the Olympics and wanted to share that joy with my kids.  I tried to figure out ways to get them excited about it, but they really don’t have any experience with what the Olympics are.  So this week, I channelled my inner crafty mom and pulled together some items I had around the house and we made Olympic torches.

Olympic torch craft

You will need:

Empty toilet paper rolls or a paper towel roll that you can cut in two
Aluminium foil
Scissors
Red and yellow napkins or tissue paper

Instructions:

Wrap the toilet paper roll in aluminium foil.  Fold in the loose edges.  Layer the napkins, red, yellow then red again.  Pinch it in the middle, flick your wrist (like you do when putting tissue paper in a gift bag) and put the ‘flame’ in the toilet paper roll.  Voilà…you have an easy peasy Olympic torch.

Homemade Olympic torch

So far, we’ve had their friends stationed around the house and they’ve passed the torch to each other.  They’ve also had an Olympic torch race in the snow.   They seem to be getting a bit of Olympic fever.  I’m so glad that the games have officially begun.  Let’s go team Canada!  #WeAreWinter

We are winter

sochi

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February 4, 2014

In da hood…

It’s been a bit warmer over the past couple days and we’ve enjoyed walking in the neighbourhood, playing in the snow (making snow angels & snow people), taking pictures and having fun.  What have you been up to the last couple days?

Epic winter wonderland

ice on tree

winter sky

lights and snow

Epic winter wonderland 2