Jordan’s Birth Story

By Monday, May 2, 2016

I was planning to share a bunch of other pregnancy-related posts with you before this one - my 9-month pregnancy update, my third trimester favourites, my Ottawa baby shower (which I last posted), the freezer meals I made... But then I had a baby! Never in a million years ...

My Ottawa Baby Shower

By Monday, April 18, 2016

So I know I had a baby and all... but there are a few pregnancy-related posts I didn't have the chance to get to, since Baby J decided to come early! I'll get to the good stuff (like the birth story!) soon enough - I ...

Introducing Jordan Paul Hanrahan!

By Saturday, April 9, 2016

It's a BOY!!! Jordan Paul Hanrahan surprised us all and arrived two weeks early on April 6th. He was born at home, in our bed and weighed 7 lbs, 13 oz and 21 inches long. His birthday is extra special because it's also my parents' wedding anniversary! ...

My Halifax Baby Shower

By Monday, April 4, 2016

I'm finally getting around to blogging about my baby showers! To be fair, I was waiting on my sister at Jessica Kent Photography to get me the photos :) My mom and sister threw me a baby shower in my hometown of Halifax at the end ...

Easy Pecan Butter Tarts!

By Thursday, March 24, 2016

I'm baccckkk!!! You know, I thought for sure I'd started food blogging maternity leave, but I woke up this morning with an itch to share a recipe, and I thought "food blogging has no rules!"... so here I am! Let's be honest - there is no way ...

Pregnancy Update – Month 8

By Friday, March 18, 2016

ONE MONTH. This is going to be a very long post. Stay with me! Around 33 weeks, on our 8th anniversary (February 29th) I feel like a blog post could never sum up the last 30 days. It's not so much that a lot has happened (although there ...

Tater Tot Casserole

By Thursday, March 10, 2016

Did you have tater tots as a kid? I definitely did. For us, they were a side dish, along some frozen vegetables and fish sticks... or something like that. Doesn't sound very appetizing to my adult, food-blogging self. I actually never really loved fish sticks but ...

Pregnancy Favourites – 2nd Trimester

By Tuesday, March 8, 2016

As promised, I'm back with the products I loved during my second trimester! For my 1st trimester favourites, click here. Purlisse Gentle Soymilk Cleanser & Makeup Remover - My skin has been so weird lately (which may or may not be related to my pregnancy) but coming ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, March 7, 2016

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd be excited for SPRING! As I've told anyone who will listen for the last week, Ian Black declared the end of winter starting today. Ottawa is supposed to see daily highs all above ...

One Pot Shrimp & Tomato Pasta

By Friday, March 4, 2016

FriYAY!!! I'm celebrating the end of the week with my favourite thing - pasta! As most readers know, Sundays are my big cooking day each week. I typically make 2-3 recipes, photograph them for the blog, and then package them up in individual portions for easy lunches ...

Crispy Parmesan Edamame

By Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Snack time! One of my favourite things to make, when I'm craving salt but don't want to down a bag of chips, is edamame. I buy from frozen, in the shell, and heat them up just like at Asian restaurants. Then I toss them in some ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, February 29, 2016

If we were chatting over a cup of tea, I'd tell you why today (February 29th) is my absolute favourite day of the year. Firstly, we all know it only comes around every four years, so that's special, but exactly eight years ago today, My ...

The Best Vegan Mac & Cheese

By Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Vegan, eh? I know you might be skeptical... But I promise you, this is a vegan recipe you DON'T want to pass up. Especially if you're overlooking it only because it's vegan. No, I'm not vegan, or going vegan for lent, or anything like that. I'm actually actively ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Monday, February 22, 2016

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd tell you we had the best weekend! I'm really focusing on spending quality time with My Other Half and friends before the baby arrives, and this includes lots of eating out and doing ...

Pregnancy Update – Month 7

By Friday, February 19, 2016

In two months or so, we'll be parents! Part of me can't believe we'll be meeting BH so soon, and part of me is super excited. After lots of learning and preparations this month, I think we can finally say we feel pretty ready! BH already has such ...

Over a cup of tea…

By Tuesday, February 16, 2016

If we were chatting over a cup of tea this morning, I'd say HOLY BLIZZARD! Ottawa is getting hit badly today. We're pretty sure we'll have to shovel/snow blow twice! It's awfully pretty, but if you must drive today, be safe! If we were chatting over ...

My Go-To Chocolate Cupcakes (Dairy-Free!)

By Friday, February 12, 2016

Valentine's Cupcakes!!! I know the "holiday" has many haters out there, but I'm a total sucker. My nails are painted with Essie Fiji, with a couple little red hearts on accent nails in Essie A List. Clearly I love any excuse to get flowers and chocolates ...

Cream of Carrot Soup

By Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I am sooo excited about sharing this recipe today!!! Lately I've been working hard to cut down on the amount of food waste in our household. Shopping at Costco is awesome (and it's still my favourite store), but for two people, it can sometimes be a ...