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DIY Natural Food Colouring & Coloured Sugar

So, I’m finishing this blog post while staying at one of my happy places….Vancouver Island. More specifically my parent’s place in Nanoose Bay! The ocean, the trees, eagles floating through the sky. Ahhhhhh….it is so peaceful and serene. However, when I first started writing this blog at home, …

Upside Down Ice Cream Cone Cake!

Oh…. my….did this little creation make my heart sing! ?  You know those times when you’re doing something and you catch a little flutter in your chest and lightness in your step. Um Hmm. That’s your heart singing and making this Upside Down Ice Cream Cone Cake was a heart singing …

DIY Rustic Christmas Decorations

A little snap shot into my world this evening … I just finished creating one of my DIY rustic Christmas decorations while engrossed in an episode of “A Football Life” on Steve Smith. It’s such a great show, love it ….. yet soooo polar opposite to the crafty Martha Stewart …

DIY Frosty Purple Pumpkins

I love all the fun that fall brings but I LOVE the Christmas season. Yes, I know, I mentioned Christmas and we’ve only just squeaked into November. I don’t know when it happened as I used to see Christmas decorations right after Halloween and groan that it was …

Ghostly Gourds Halloween Craft

Halloween is less than a week away and I thought I’d share one of the fun, food-related, crafts I made with my son. These Ghostly Gourds make the perfect centrepiece or mantel display and it’s a great rainy-day, kid-friendly activity.  Look how cute they are! It’s so easy to spend a …

Lion Cake

Lion Cake! Months prior to my son’s third birthday he decided that he wanted a Lion Cake. I had lots of fun ideas on how to do a 3D Lion or African scene but when it came to planning the party the simplest solution for our 17 person …

Best Gluten Free Flour Blend

Gluten free baking can be a lot to get used to. From the taste to the texture and even cost, gluten free baking is an adjustment especially if you’re completely grain free. This flour blend is not ‘grain free’ as it does contain rice but I have to say …

DIY Homemade Lemon Vinegar

My DIY homemade lemon vinegar is so simple to make but was never in my DIY plans…. One of our frequent Costco purchases has become bulk size bags of fresh lemons. My husband has a thing for buying in bulk and in perfect harmony with that he takes on …