Pumpkin Oat Gingerbread Cookies

Everyone in our house loves these soft and flavourful pumpkin gingerbread cookies! These healthier cookies are a great fall treat and since they have lots of nutritious and nourishing ingredients like oats, pumpkin and spices, I don’t even mind the kids having them at breakfast. Of course, the kids are even bigger fans of them … Read More about Pumpkin Oat Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Mummy Cookies

Gingerbread mummy cookies are so fun and easy to make for Hallowe’en and the kids just love them! These mummy cookies are easy to decorate and are a hit at Halloween parties or gatherings. I added some little candy hearts to give them a little extra colour, but either way they are cute and fun … Read More about Gingerbread Mummy Cookies

DIY Mummy Costume Tutorial

This mummy costume is made in two pieces – top and pants – incredibly important for a toddler costume where you need fast on/off for toilet breaks/diaper changes! I made this DIY mummy costume for Arthur’s second Hallowe’en – it was really fun and quite easy to make! I wanted to do something a little … Read More about DIY Mummy Costume Tutorial

Selling Stock Photography

I recently decided to take the plunge and try my hand at selling my work on some stock photography sites. I’ve loved taking photos ever since my mum and dad bought me my first little purple point-and-shoot camera when I was 7 or 8. When we got my first roll of film developed it was … Read More about Selling Stock Photography

A Graduation Bouquet

My daughter graduated from grade 8 this past week (sniff!) and I just thought I’d share the lovely bouquet we gave her after the ceremony – courtesy of Pictus Goods here in Toronto. I love Pictus as they are an environmentally-conscious flower shop sourcing local flowers as much as possible, using eco-friendly wrappings and avoiding … Read More about A Graduation Bouquet

Back With a New Name!

Hello again! I’m finally back to posting after some time away – the whole family came down with Covid and just after recovering from that the kids have all been suffering from colds, so it’s been non-stop illness around here. Thankfully, everyone is feeling well again! Which means that I can resume putting together some … Read More about Back With a New Name!

Walking into Narnia

Here in Toronto we woke to another beautiful snowfall yesterday morning! I just love snow and hiking through Taylor Creek Park after such a snowfall feels just like Lucy walking into Narnia, with the canopy of trees heavy and sparkling with fresh snow and quiet all around – you half expect Tumnus to come trotting … Read More about Walking into Narnia

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Above are two of my favourite little valentines – my daughter and son when they were about six and almost 3. This is one of my favourite photos! I remember how much fun they had that day playing around with their heart-shaped glasses and jumping on the bed, excited for Valentine’s Day. … Read More about Happy Valentine’s Day

How to Make a Lavender Heart Sachet

These little heart-shaped lavender sachets are so simple to sew and would make the perfect handmade Valentine’s Day gift for anyone who appreciates the lovely, peaceful scent of lavender on their clothes! I made these sachets using cheesecloth, though you could use muslin or some other not too tightly-woven fabric that will enable to scent … Read More about How to Make a Lavender Heart Sachet