Tuesday, May 29, 2012

hey i'm back! i've decided to come back to my blog to use mainly as a personal journal for myself. not expecting anyone to read this but me. i want to use this as my running log to keep track of my progress as i train for my first half marathon on september 23, 2012.

tonight i had my first training class at the running room in kanata. we did a 3 km tempo run. i've joined the group that plans on finishing the race in 2 hours and 15 minutes. i think it's attainable.

i hope it's attainable. this is something that i want to do for myself. i want to say that i can do this. i want to be a better, fitter person. a good role model for my girls.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Back to School


Summer’s over and the kids go back to school. Thank god.. because I think the boredom was really starting to get to them! Rebekah starts college this year, Meghan grade 7 and Emma grade 5.

Pretty crazy…

Back to school also means… lunches… I really hate prepacked, overpriced and over processed items and so today we’re busy making some snacks. On the menu for school is some toffee brownies and some smores granola bars. Also making some peanut butter oatmeal cookies for an afterschool snack since they can’t have pb at school.


healthy peanut butter oatmeal coconut cookies

These turned out great . I found these Peanut Butter Coconut Oatmeal cookies at Daily Unadventures in Cooking blog.

Toffee Brownies

These Chocolate Toffee Brownies were in my American Heart Association Healthy Family Meals cookbook- I definitely recommend it.


SMORES Granola Bars! What is not to love about this? Find this recipe at Sweet Peas Kitchen blog.


I also made a delicious Zucchini Spice Bread

I think the kids are set for food this week Smile Desserts anyways…

Sunday, June 05, 2011

second guessing

ok maybe i won't repaint the living room... i do have many other rooms in the house that need repainting more desperately then the living room - but with that said something indeed needs to be done to that room.
i love the idea of decorating but i hate decorating... constantly second guessing myself and it all requires so much commitment!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

time to paint..... again?

well ian is probably going to kill me but i think it's time to paint again. i really just don't like the living room - its dark and not functional at all.
i came to this decision today as i was trying to (unsuccessfully) rearrange the photos on our on blank wall. nothing was working and now i have an empty wall full of holes.....
it's much harder creating a random design then i thought!
anyways i'd like to repaint now and also do something with the fireplace. anyone got any ideas or advice?

Monday, May 30, 2011


Holy crap - has it really been since 2009 since my last post!!!!!!!!!!!! I swear it's only been a few months.
Going to have to remedy this - the last two years have been more or less like a fog, and frankly its time to wake up and snap out of it!

I'll be back...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

coconut chicken pineapple curry

someone posted a link to this recipe on twitter the other week and i've been wanting to have it ever since!but with kids having dance almost every night or me
working at the dance studio, i just haven't had the time. but tonight no one had any plans and i had all the ingredients in the pantry.
dinner was a little late getting on the table but it was so worth it. delicious and the girls liked it too! :)
the pineapple was so juicy and perfect in this dish for a twist! give it a try and tell me what you think.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

new items in the shop!!!!!!!!!!!!

miracles of all miracles.... i've actually uploaded some new items at piggy-tails!!!! can you believe it? i didn't think it was going to happen. but i'm determined to get my life back on track and get motivated again!

new xmas cards sets have been listed.

And to celebrate... Today only! Save 20% on anything in my shop to celebrate finally listing new items!!

check out piggy-tails for more info.