My Journey to Catholicism Part Three


If you want to catch up, you can read Part One here and you can read Part Two here. Time went on and I had moved into a new parish. I walked past the Catholic Church in my new neighbourhood every day and within a few months, I felt that familiar pull once again. I […]

My Journey to Catholicism Part Two


 You can read Part One of my journey here. In time, just sitting in a Catholic Church and taking part in the mass wasn’t enough. I wanted to BE a Catholic. It wasn’t exactly a popular decision with some of my family and friends. Some questioned my motives, saying that I was enamoured with what […]

My Journey to Catholicism Part One


The steeples towered high above, as if reaching towards heaven. The heavy wooden door creaked as I slowly pushed it open and stepped through the stone arch doorway. Light shone through the stained glass windows, their colours dancing across the walls inside. Sitting in the church, the silence surrounded me and I felt enveloped by […]

Canadian Firecracker Holiday Snack Mix with Hidden Valley Ranch


Disclosure – This is NOT a sponsored post. This is just a group of Hidden Valley Ranch fans getting together to create some fun! Be sure to head right down to the bottom of the post to check out the other bloggers AND enter the giveaway. A couple years ago my mom came to visit […]

20 Random Things about Me


I’ve seen some posts on a variety of different blogs where people shared 5/10/25 random things about themselves and since the other day, a group of us somehow ended up in a conversation about random facts about ourselves, it’s been on my mind. So, I decided to dive in!  Here we go: I have a […]

Freezing Time and Preserving Memories


I have a confession to make. You see, my family is from the US and I have these vivid memories of gathering together as a family every Thanksgiving to watch the Macys parade together, followed by my favourite Christmas movie of all, Miracle on 34th Street. So, when my daughter was little, even though we […]

Christmas Candy Sleds – Craft Lightning Holiday Edition


This is one of my favourite holiday projects of all time. I used to make these on a smaller scale (small candy bars and candy canes and then a few wrapped candies instead of the stack of chocolate bars) as a Christmas gift for my students when I was a teacher. When I taught older […]

In Solitude


“I have to be alone very often. I’d be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That’s how I refuel.” (Audrey Hepburn: Many-Sided Charmer, LIFE Magazine, December 7, 1953) I get this. The feeling of needing to be alone, of needing that time to yourself to refuel […]

Make a Nutcracker Soldier with Duck Brand Duct Tape


I’ve always loved and collected Nutcracker soldiers so when I saw the lovely shipment of duct tape I received from our sponsor Duck Brand, the idea of creating one using duct tape immediately jumped out at me. Here’s the video tutorial showing you how to make one of these yourself. It can be simply a […]

Temper Tantrums


Toddler temper tantrums….they’re really something, aren’t they? All that yelling and crying and kicking! Yep, I remember those days well and lately, I’ve seen quite a number of posts appearing in my newsfeed about these tantrums and the funny reasons that kids seem to have them. But let me present for your consideration something that […]