Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Prego and Hungry. All. The. Time.

I have been trying to build up the recipes in my repertoire lately and fill my recipe box ~ which is essentially just a binder filled with loose papers {sometimes jotted down on a scrap or napkin} really ~ but I hope to one day have a fab recipe binder like the ones you can buy on Etsy or I have seen in Chapters stores.

My favourite recipes are:

~ ones that you can make double and freeze one for later {baby on the way}
~ recipes that you can prep ahead of the dinner hour {while Toddler B is napping}
~ really easy, not too many ingredient recipes {extra points for ingredients that I usually have on hand anyway}
~ any sweet, delectable recipe {mmmm cookies... if I could make and eat only baked goods I would be a happy lady}

My friend Sarah over at Daffodil Design introduced me to my new blog addiction Buns in My Oven. Every single recipe on this site sounds so scrumptious that I drool all over my keyboard while I read through and look at the {fab} pictures! Thanks Karly at Buns in My Oven for all the prego cravings! ;) I recently made the Banana Bread Cookies pictured below and they are delish!

Photo from:

What's your favourite recipe website?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

App Love

Today I took Toddler B with me grocery shopping. Normally I go by myself on Sunday afternoons while he naps, but we were away this weekend. Toddler B is not a big fan of grocery shopping {or any shopping in general really}, so the promise that he could play with my iPhone while we were there {if he was a good boy} was required in order to get him out the door.

I thought I would share a few of our favourite apps right now for other moms in the same boat:

{1} I Write Words ~ teaches tiny fingers how to write their letters and put letters together to create words. BONUS: There is a lite version of the app if you want to try it first to see if your little one likes it. DOUBLE BONUS: There is also a little tap-a-tune piano that plays the alphabet song {which by the way is the same tune as Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Baa Baa Black Sheep}.

{2} Kideos ~ A collection of kid-friendly {still need to use your discretion on occasion} YouTube videos. KEEP IN MIND: This app requires an internet connection and will therefore use your data when you are not in a free WiFi area {Safeway has free WiFi FYI}. Toddler B ran this app a tonne while we were at Cross Iron Mills Mall recently and it didn't use up as much data as I anticipated, but it's still something to watch for.

{3} Chicktionary ~ Toddler B can't really play {the point of the app is to unscramble letters to create as many words as possible}, but he loves the sound effects on this one. Very addictive for parents too, so watch out! BONUS: This app was available for free {limited time offer} when I downloaded it, so it's worth checking out ASAP!

{4} Disney ~ A variety of fun games, activities and videos for all ages.

{5} My First Puzzles ~ Toddler B loves doing real puzzles and the e-puzzles have become favourites as well. There are lots of puzzle apps out there... find one that has a lite version to see if it has enough entertainment value for your child before you commit.

Next on my apps to purchase list: Super Why, WordWorld, and possibly Wheel of Furtune {another app with both kid and adult appeal... even if they can't play it properly sometimes the sounds or effects are entertaining enough!}. I think I'll save those ones to download before our next airplane trip though!

What app can't you live without {either for you or your kids}?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Most Fave Blogs

I try and make time every day or two to check out my most favourite blogs, so I thought I would share a few of them with you. Maybe one will become a favourite of yours too!

Daffodil Design

Mon Petit Amour

The Storque {Etsy's Blog}

How About Orange

Hostess with the Mostess

Everyday Celebrating

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pet Peeves

Here are some things that are driving me crazy:

~ online orders that cancel two days later because they don't have the stock!
~ when I forget, and accidentally throw in laundry that shouldn't go in the dryer!
~ my ridiculous pregnancy-caused heartburn {and the fact that nothing seems to help it}!
~ potty training {need I say more}!
~ the unpredictable Calgary weather!

What are some of your pet peeves?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Nursing Wear Sales and Contests

If you are currently nursing or an expectant mom who plans to breastfeed, you need to check out these great deals and contests!

BumbleWee Nursing Wear Sweepstakes {enter to win a nursing top every day for 30 days}

Momzelle {clearing out their current stock to make room for new styles - 25% off everything}

Bravado {enter to win a prize pack that includes some of their amazing nursing bras and an hbc gift card}

Zulily {one of this week's sales includes Larrivo Nursingwear at 55% off}

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

BumbleWee Nursing Wear Contest

I know I have been away for a looong time, but I have rather good excuses... or at least I have been trying to tell myself that they have been good excuses. The biggest reason I have been away for so long is that Toddler B is going to be a big brother. His baby brother or sister {we didn't find out} is due to arrive November 11th! I so enjoy my blogging, but the early part of this pregnancy was tough on me, and then everything just got so busy after that... Hopefully I can get back into it again soon!

But, I did want to share a link to this awesome contest that BumbleWee Nursing Wear is running. I am all about the baby stuff these days {and getting Toddler B's big boy room done, but that is another day's post}! They are giving away a nursing top every day for 30 days {today is day 3}, and you get a 50% off coupon code just for entering. I already ordered one of their sweepstakes items at 50% off yesterday. I am determined to look at least slightly stylish in the early days after this baby is born!

Monday, April 12, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance For A Really Long Time ~ YouTube Video!

I seem to be posting a little out of order lately... but even though it's Mother Monday I just had to share this video that our friends at The Mustard Seed made to help promote the event my sister and I are planning!

Check it out by clicking here!