This is one of those things that always shows up at the office I work in around Christmas. Surprisingly, it's also one of the things I have never made before, despite loving it. So I found this great recipe that can be made in the slow cooker and adapted it to be gluten free. This is great to make while your oven is tied up baking cookies and treats!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Ahh…the Holiday season is here, time for decorating, baking, parties and of course trying to find the perfect gifts for those special people in your life. It seems there is always one person on your list that is hard to buy for or has everything.
I find especially when shopping for my parents or grandparents it’s hard to know what to get for them. Typically they have everything they need and since we also live on opposite ends of the country it’s hard to know their day to day habits, favorite treats or favorite place to go for coffee.
One gift that I find always works though is something personal, such as a framed family portrait or just a fun one of the kids. Now since these are special people in your life sometimes not just any framed photo will do.
This is where it’s great to turn to Posterjack for unique options such as their acrylic blocks. Add a special photograph sure to be cherished for years to come. Personally, I think a picture of a child’s artwork would look really neat printed on these as well. A great gift for the grandparents who are too far away and it will last for years!
Thursday, December 3, 2015
I sat down and wrote this after our daughter woke up over an hour early one day this week just a wee bit excited to see what was left in the advent calendar. Enjoy!
‘Twas the last night in November, when all through the house
Tree and decorations were found, including the book “The Christmas Mouse”.
The Advent calendar was hung with care,
With hopes in the morning a treat would be found there.
The parents convinced the kids to go to their beds,
Who only protested a bit before pulling up the bedspread!
Sharing of treats not an option, they placed not one but two
Without getting caught by their kids, Whew!
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
I really look forward to Summer and taking road trips with the family. We love to get out not only exploring attractions around our city but also trips a bit longer that typically involve camping and enjoying the outdoors.
The road trip itch started hitting early this year and so I planned a trip that had us leave town the day after the kids finished school.
It ended up being a memorable experience, with many wonderful family memories made and of course a few bumps along the way.
I had come down with what I figured was a bit of a typical stomach bug 5 days before our trip and thought by Wednesday figured it had passed. But by Thursday, the day before we were to be leaving I started not feeling well again. Needless to say not much packing and prep got done that day. Still not feeling well that evening I made a quick trip to the walk in clinic before it closed to get some advice and was able to get some over the counter medication to make my symptoms go away.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Our whole family loves the Minions, those little adorable yellow guys that have an appeal across the ages. With a larger age gap between our children it can be hard finding a movie that not only will appeal to the two of them but to us as parents too and these adorable little guys leave us all laughing and entertained!
This movie is definitely on our list of must see movies for this summer, when it is released on July 10th, 2015. Talk about perfect timing to escape to a nice cool theater enjoying a bound to be hilarious movie.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Many years ago a simple phone call from a telemarketer led to me getting a badly needed job.
Nowadays, my interactions with Telemarketers usually consist of me realizing that it is a Telemarketer and explaining I don’t have time. Or if they refuse to listen simply hanging up.
But back in the days before I had children and thus more time on my hands I would occasionally actually listen to what they had to say to find out what they were selling.
On this particular occasion, I answered the phone and started to listen to the person describe how their company sold customized freezer packs to their clients. While there was only the two of us and we actually were not living on much money at the time, the concept seemed interesting.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Get ready to enter a world of enchantment with the upcoming release of a treasured classic. Not only was this movie one of my childhood favourites it is also one of the most beloved fantasy films of all-time. A timeless tale of love, regret, and the power of friendship it is bound to be a family favourite. The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition makes its debut June 9th, 2015 from Shout! Factory.
The Treasured Classic as You’ve Never Seen It Before
The Last Unicorn: The Enchanted Edition
Bring Home the Enchanting Tale June 9th, 2015
from Shout! Factory