Things I’ve learned in my 36 years

I have the best family. The three best decisions I ever made, were marrying Mister_Wheats and creating our two miniwheats. There’s no need for lots of friends, just a few really really good ones. (you know who you are ladies) Date nights are very important. My commitment phobia is still going strong. Regular exercise and a healthy routine benefit you, and everyone around you. I loved being in my 20’s but.. Read More

Family Day and spring like temps

We just finished a 3 day weekend celebrating Family Day here in Ontario, and it was fantastic. Spending three straight days with the the miniwheats was just what we needed. The weather blessed us with double digit temps, we hosted many friends for drinks and good eats and organized and cleaned and snuggled and enjoyed just being at home, together.  We think all weeks should be four days on 3.. Read More

Life lately

We’ve been busy, really busy. It feels like we’ve had event after event and many many birthdays. We’re not complaining, we’re just really looking forward to a breather. Life lately has looked like this:   I turned 36 and the hubs and I spent a weekend in the city alone We welcomed another niece into the world and we can’t wait to meet her in July We had a fun filled Easter.. Read More

birthday celebrations all around

We’e back! Not sure why the hiatus other than “life got busy”, but we’re back. We spent all last week celebrating Thomas who turned FOUR on April 13. I don’t believe in birth-DAYS, I believe in birth-WEEKS, so we did little things all week long. There were plenty of treats, after school playdates and few extra little gifts, but hey, who’s keeping track. Thomas was super pumped about his birthday.. Read More

mom truth monday – capsule wardrobe

mom-truth: I forgot how to shop for myself. No really, I can flip through sites blindfolded to find exactly what I want for my kids (and I do), but somewhere between dressing for two pregnancies and having two toddlers that suck every ounce of brain space out of me, I literally forgot how to shop for myself. I am all of a sudden a deer in headlights in a space where.. Read More

Groundhog day and a birthday bash

Every year when Groundhog Day rolls around we are either celebrating one thing or two. Today my Grama (and Zoe’s namesake) turned 78 years young! Wireton Willie predicts 6 more weeks of winter while Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and is looking forward to an early spring. Even though I live in Canada, I’m going to go ahead and put my faith in Punxsutawney Phil and start my countdown to.. Read More

Valentines outfit inpiration

Although I don’t love Valentines Day I do love dressing my kiddos up for the occasion and spoiling them with fun Valentine themed breakfasts. We have amassed a good collection of valentines outfits, but nobody loves a repeat outfit so here is some Valentines outfit inspiration for dressing your littles on love day. This year Valentines Day falls on a Sunday, so instead of booking a sitter and heading out.. Read More

Peppa Pig Birthday Party

We celebrated Zoe turning two with a Peppa Pig birthday party and a #2 sparkler candle, one went over better than the other! Peppa is basically a third child of ours (along with the entire cast of Paw Patrol), so a Peppa Pig birthday party was a no brainer. We were doing some Christmas shopping back in November at ToyRus when we stumbled upon the mother load of Peppa Pig toys.. Read More

FIVE weeks till Christmas

That’s right people, there are only FIVE weeks until Christmas! I am simultaneously ecstatic and and terrified. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas and I cannot wait for the holiday season to be fully upon us, however, my A-type personality goes into straight panic at the thought of ALL THINGS that need to get done between now and then. I’ve made a list, oh yes, my list is very detailed and I have.. Read More

mid-week birthday party

We’ve had a few family gatherings lately and we’ve been calling them “parties” for the kids, and ever since Zoe learned that word she’s wanted to go to a party e v e r y d a y! I mean who wouldn’t. On our morning walks to school Zoe will ask “where going Mama?” and I’ll say “to school” and she will promptly correct me by very sternly saying “no!.. Read More