Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series - I came late to the party for Jenny Han’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series. I just finished reading all three books for the first time, unlike those who’ve been following along since the titular book debuted in 2014. P.S. I Love You came a year later, and the final book — Always […]
A tired corner gets a cheery refresh with Thimblepress + A giveaway - It’s reveal day! Woohoo! I’ve been wanting to give my favourite corner a refresh for what feels like forever, and Saturday I finally rolled up my sleeves and got started. I stripped the living room wallpaper, gave the walls a fresh coat of paint, and brought in some colourful accessories my friends at Thimblepress¬†sent from […]
Ain’t no party like a pizza party + A Panago Pizza giveaway - If you’re a regular reader you’ll know large gatherings aren’t exactly my thing (who am I kidding? small gatherings aren’t my thing either ūüė¨) but I do love planning them. And you know I can’t resist a good DIY. So today I’m all kinds of excited to share scenes from the pizza party we had […]
Sweet! Celebrations: The Ultimate Dessert & Party Planning Companion by Elise Strachan - I need someone to have a baby. Or a birthday. Or a bar mitzvah. Or maybe we’ll just make up our own occasion because there are so many fun, festive and new-to-me ideas in Elise Strachan’s¬†Sweet! Celebrations: The Ultimate Dessert & Party Planning Companion¬† and I want to try them all. Simon & Schuster Canada […]
New Cacao 70 Eatery in Gatineau a chocolate-lover’s treat, and eye candy too - I’m pret-ty sure I’m not going to win Mother of the Year, but after Wednesday’s epic pizza party¬†(more on that in another post) and yesterday’s trip to the new Cacao 70 Eatery in Gatineau, I might be in the running for Mom of the Month. Plus it’s World Chocolate Day (did you know?) and not […]
An Insider’s Guide to Canada’s Capital + Win a copy! #Ottawa2017 - Ottawa is anything but boring, and An Insider’s Guide to Canada’s Capital is the proof. Produced by a group of about 30 millennials led by multimedia co.¬†Wingd‘s¬†Zainab Muse, the book highlights the people, places and organizations that make the city an exciting, diverse and Instagram-worthy place to visit and live.¬†Take a peek at the book […]
Good Veg by Alice Hart + Win a copy! - I don’t know how some people don’t like vegetables (and there are plenty out there!), but I’m convinced that any number of recipes in Alice Hart’s¬†Good Veg: Ebullient Vegetables, Global Flavors — A Modern Vegetarian Cookbook¬†just might bring them around. The key to satisfying vegetarian cooking (and one can assume, eating!) is in the contrast, […]
Five things + a Netflix giveaway for two! - It’s sweltering hot outside and hubby has the kids at the pool, so I thought I’d pop in here for a bit and write a quick hello and how-do. AS IF it only takes me a bit to write a post. Ha! When pigs fly. But I’ll to try to make it quick. Here’s a […]
Clear the clutter! Spring cleaning your Netflix profile #StreamTeam - We always say our house never looks as clean as it does when someone’s coming to visit. And you can tell by the state of the house that we don’t get many visitors. But with Spring sprung and Summer just around the corner, I feel like I want to tackle some of those long-overlooked areas, […]
Lola’s: A Cake Journey Around the World + Win a copy! - Remember the story of the little red hen? Everybody wants to eat the bread, but nobody wants to help bake it. That’s what it’s been like around here the past week, only everybody wants to eat the cake, but nobody wants to get off the ipad and help make it. Or do much of anything […]


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