Who Do You Love?- The Appeal of Marianas Trench

Anyone who knows me knows that IĀ adore the band Marianas Trench. Apparently, so do a heck of a lot of people! It doesn't seem to matter what your musical tastes are, you like Marianas Trench. For me, it makes sense; I love pop-punk bands like Simple Plan, Bowling For Soup, and Good Charlotte, and Marianas … Continue reading Who Do You Love?- The Appeal of Marianas Trench


A Speedy Achievement

If you've read the little blurb on our homepage, you'll see that Greg likes to speed run games. I've also mentioned it before in other posts. Once he's back in Denmark and caught up on sleep, I'm going to encourage him to write a better blog about his experiences. However, I'm a proud wife, so … Continue reading A Speedy Achievement

My Finished Pile Grows…

I thought I'd take this chance to show off some of the fascinators I've been working on over the last month or so! I've been making a combination of bridal fascinators as well as just fun seasonal ones. I'll start with the Bridal ones, such as the one pictured above! This one was certainly fun! … Continue reading My Finished Pile Grows…

My Inspiration

Warning: Corny post ahead. 20 more days and then my love will be back in Canada!! I haven't shared this picture yet - it's him and a sock monkey version of him that I had custom made! I don't know if I posted a picture of the two monkeys (there's a Bev version as well!) … Continue reading My Inspiration

Cooking with Greg – Homemade ‘Fake’ Ramen

For anyone who has been following this series, you're probably noticing a theme: I like making soup. I like eating it, too, but I think I enjoy making it more. The beauty of a soup is that there's endless possibilities, once you get basic flavours down. You can make them with exotic and fancy ingredients, … Continue reading Cooking with Greg – Homemade ‘Fake’ Ramen

Workout Challenge: Intro

I debated about blogging about this for a while. It's a touchy subject for me, and there's lots of other motivational stories out there already. But, if my story can help inspire even one other person, it's worth adding it to the pile. I've struggled with my weight and self esteem for years. The earliest … Continue reading Workout Challenge: Intro

Keeping Busy If anyone is curious, yup, I'm still making these, and they're partly to blame for the lack of posting! Honestly, I'm having such a good time with making them. I have to admit, there's a couple of them that I don't even know if I want to sell because I'm so in love with … Continue reading Keeping Busy


I've never been particularly crafty - pencils and paper have always been more my thing. So what possessed me to want to make some fascinators? .... Honestly, I'm not sure! But, during a trip to the nearby dollar store with my grandma, I found myself looking at ribbon and the fake flowers, and I just … Continue reading D-I-Y-Not?

If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

...Don't say anything at all. I'm sure that's a phrase that most people are familiar with in some form or another. I learned it as a child. I'd like to think that it's still something taught to young children. Oddly enough, the people who are the worst for breaking this age old rule aren't children, … Continue reading If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

Learning to Cook Gluten Free – Ginger Sesame Pork Chops

I really like cooking with a slow cooker, so this is another slow cooker recipe! Ingredients: 4 average sized pork chops 2 cups of water 1/4 cup sesame oil (Brand: LEE KUM LEE) 1/3 cup soy sauce (Brand: KIKKOMAN GLUTEN FREE) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 yellow onion, cut into chunks. (I cut it into … Continue reading Learning to Cook Gluten Free – Ginger Sesame Pork Chops