Blackberry Lemon Sticky Buns

In this neck of the woods, we have 3 seasons. Rainy season, slightly less rainy season, and blackberry season. And suddenly this year we were hit with a new one: drought season. After weeks of scorching temperatures and minimal rain, I can’t begin to tell you how happy I was to see blackberry season arrive.…

By Ali August 15, 2015 0

Summer Bucket List

Every summer I come up with a list of things I’d like to accomplish, and every summer I end up disappointed at how little I actually got done.  The list usually includes things like “paint the bathroom” and “lose 30 pounds” and “go camping for a week” (I want to like camping, I really do…)…

By Ali August 8, 2015 0

Coconut Chicken Casserole

You know how sometimes you make a recipe and think “That was amazing, I can’t wait to make that again” ? Then you forget about it, the piece of paper you write it on disappears, and the recipe is never created again? This is one of those recipes. I only remembered it because I ran…

By Ali August 8, 2015 0

August

This has been an atypical summer for us west coasters. Hot and dry weather have been lauded by some as a “real” summer, while still others (ME!) much prefer the cooler, damp summers of years past. As we make our way into August, I’m already mentally preparing for fall. I’m writing this from my picnic…

By Ali August 5, 2015 0

Hard Working Man

We are currently in the process of building a playhouse in our backyard for Meegs to enjoy.  I use the word “we” loosely, because really, Kevin’s building it.  But hey, what’s a project without a supervisor, right? Watching him out the window building what will likely be her very favourite spot in our yard, makes…

By Ali July 13, 2015 0

Flocked Nails Tutorial

You will need: Nail polish of choice Matching colour flocking (I found mine at Hobbycraft in the card making section, but I’m sure you can easily find it online too, try searching for “Fun Flock”. A little bowl or dish to catch the excess flocking (you only really need this is you don’t want to waste it!)…

By Ali June 30, 2015 0

Spring Awakening

It’s funny. When I think back to the time in my life when I felt the most like I was doing what I was meant to be doing, it was when I was blogging regularly.  Was there a fulfillment in the constant gratification from comments and page views, or a cathartic nature to the act…

By Ali April 12, 2015 0

Handmade Christmas Gifts

As well as a Hello Kitty set & bear that I made for my cousins, I also made the majority of everyone else’s. I didn’t make anything for my sister, because she had declared earlier in the year that she hates (my) handmade stuff. I don’t know, her loss I guess! I ended up buying her lots of cheap…

By Ali December 20, 2014 0