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Krista

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Healthy Chocolate Strawberry Oatmeal

February 6, 2018

With only 2 days of school for Mairead this week (crazy town) we are gearing up to spend lots of time playing outside!  Aaron built a snow fort for Mairead last weekend that comes complete with three doors and tunnels to crawl through!  Luckiest kid on the block.  Because of our -30 climate we’ve been stuck indoors a lot lately and some days, it takes more time to get Mai bundled up in her snow gear than she actually spends outside,…

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Healthy Chocolate Quinoa Bark

January 23, 2018

My daughter has just recently discovered Kraft peanut butter* and I am one pb&j sandwich away from developing a 12-step program to get her off the stuff.  She begs for it at breakfast every morning and literally vibrates when she sees it.  For years now I’ve only been buying natural peanut butter because I love it and it’s healthier.  Then while grocery shopping last week Mairead asked if we could try the stuff with the bear on it.  My mother always…

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Do-It-Yourself

Cold & Flu Eucalyptus Shower Melts

January 3, 2018

Happy New Year!  I hope your holidays were everything you hoped for 🙂  How crazy is it that we are into 2018?  One can only imagine what kind of shit show this year has in store, hahaha! Our Christmas went off without a hitch, except for a wee set back.  The cold and flu have been sweeping through our house since Christmas Eve; enough already!  Poor Mairead has been battling the brunt of it, with Aaron and I trailing exhaustively…

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Do-It-Yourself

Holiday Blend All-Natural Bath Bombs

December 14, 2017

Is it me or is “adulting” a lot more work this time of year?  I sorely miss the days where all I had to worry about was leaving cookies out for Santa and counting how many gifts were under the tree with my name on them.  Now it’s all $$$, busy shopping malls, and WHAT THE HELL do you even buy anyone anymore?!  We all have far more than what we need, and then some. When I started out my…

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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

December 6, 2017

I just finished flipping through the Restoration Hardware catalog; anyone who has me on their gift list this holiday, this is a good place to start 😉  Love that place! The last 2 weeks have been a hectic shit show and I am ready for a loooong break…whatever that looks like.  Luckily Mairead had a day off from school today so we had a quiet day inside and I soaked up every minute of this easy day.  But it’s Christmastime and…

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Apple Prosciutto Flatbread with Toasted Walnuts & Goat Cheese

November 19, 2017

Oh my God, Christmas is 5 weeks away!  How did that even happen?!! I spent my week visiting daycares (the horror!) writing cover letters, writing Christmas lists, and attempting Christmas shopping a few times only to pick items up, walk around the store with them, put them back and leave empty-handed.  Usually, I am excited about the Chrismas prep gong show but this year I’m feeling a little less enthused.  I feel guilty saying that…I’m sure once we get our…

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Coconut Date Energy Bites

November 12, 2017

Yesterday Mairead and I went to the Remembrance Day service here in Fort Saskatchewan.  Despite bundling her up in all of her snow gear, she complained loudly the entire time.  Suck it up kiddo, people died so you could stand there and complain.  Ooh, harsh.  It was pretty cold though and we were both pretty eager to stop for hot chocolate on the drive home! I have attended Remembrance Day services as long as I can remember and I really believe it’s important (maybe now…

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

October 24, 2017

Like summer, fall is flying by!  Halloween is less than a week away, I can’t believe it.  And as if it were some cruel joke, Mairead doesn’t have school the next day…..let me paint a picture for you…..my house full of the neighbourhood kids all hyped up on Halloween candy.  *shudder*  Hello no!  I think we’ll plan a Mommy and daughter outing for that day. I volunteered on a class trip with Mairead’s class last week and again in her classroom this week…

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Coconut Cream Cookie Cups

October 4, 2017

Here we are almost at Thanksgiving weekend already.  Crazy!  I feel like it came out of nowhere this year.  Normally, my cousin Janna hosts Thanksgiving dinner at her house and we do Christmas dinner at ours.  But with so many of the crew having to work this weekend we’re going to do a small feast at our house with our kids and I’ll have a plate waiting for Aaron when he gets home from work.  He and I were just…

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Healthy Blueberry Oat Bars

September 26, 2017

Happy fall!  Crisp mornings and sweater scarves are in full swing around here already.  Although getting my daughter to wear pants and long sleeves in place of her summer dresses has been a battle I just can’t win!  We look ridiculous going places together while I am bundled up in layers and Mairead is still sporting flip-flops and shorts.  I thought it was only teenagers who didn’t get cold 😉 We started this week off by hitting the snooze button…

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