Buying or Creating Gift Baskets

Buying or Creating Gift Baskets

Gift baskets and boxes are always a popular thing to give or receive.  But have you ever received a gift basket where there are items you either didn’t appreciate or you didn’t ever use?  I have.  Have you ever stopped and thought about actually making 

Baking with Children and Creative Grandmas

Baking with Children and Creative Grandmas

I just found out I am going to be a Grandma next year!  I am a planner by nature so my thoughts immediately went to Christmas and all the upcoming Christmas’ to come.  I want to be a Grandma that does fun and creative things 

Planning Ahead and the 12 Weeks of Christmas

Planning Ahead and the 12 Weeks of Christmas

As Fall is now in full swing with all the vibrant colours of autumn my thoughts turn to cozy fires, scrumptious muffins, delectable cookies and succulent squares.  Believe it or not, my thoughts also turn to Christmas baking.  Why?  When I was a child I 

Stuffed Mushrooms And Being Creative

Stuffed Mushrooms And Being Creative

  As I was going through my fridge today making a salad for dinner I found some ingredients which needed to be used up.  Mushrooms.  I decided I wanted to do stuffed mushrooms but as my husband and myself tend to eat too many carbs 

Potato Chips And A Mandoline

Potato Chips And A Mandoline

  One of the things I have always thought would be amazing to do would be to take a knife skills class or course. The one where they teach you how to chop and slice like a chef without cutting yourself. The other reason I 

Road Trip Within BC And Amazing Poutine

Road Trip Within BC And Amazing Poutine

As Spring arrives my thoughts turn to road trips and travel.  With Covid still affecting touring, today I am going to reflect on a particular road trip heading into the interior of British Columbia.  Our journey took us to a great gem in the Cariboo 

Spring And A New Challenge

Spring And A New Challenge

It is starting to look like Spring here on the West Coast of Canada and I love it!  Seeing the green peek out on tree branches and the tulips, crocus and snowdrops start pushing themselves up out of the ground makes me smile.  Those little signs 

Gardening And A Green Thumb or Black Thumb

Gardening And A Green Thumb or Black Thumb

As far back as I can remember my parents had a big garden and a greenhouse.  My Mom would start planting tomato, cucumber, peppers and any other vegetable of choice in January or February as seedlings indoors.  Over the years she tried various containers to 

Batch Cooking And Square Containers

Batch Cooking And Square Containers

Since I work outside the home I find weeknight meals can sometimes be rushed or when I go to make that “perfect” comfort food meal, I am missing one or more key ingredients.  For me, I have found making a menu of things I want 

Intentional Living and Making A Plan

Intentional Living and Making A Plan

As I sit to write this blog post I wonder what kind of year 2021 will be for me. I wonder what kinds of things I will do, what new things I may learn, where I might go. My one wish for 2021 is that