Our Lives

Sharpie Mug with Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix

This is Janice here, with my seven year old daughter Olivia, and we are having some fun creating Sharpie Mugs for teacher gifts and holiday gifts. Let us show you how we made our Sharpie […]


For What Matters Most

Family is everything to me. My world spins around my two little girls, Julia and Sophia. After struggling with infertility for over 3 years, I never dreamed I would be a mother to two precious […]


Magical Christmas from KLM

We’re here to pass on a special Christmas message to you from some folks who are closer to Santa than we are… I love this video from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines… it’s such a sweet […]



Let’s Play Photo Shoot! The other day, my studio was still in “Christmas scene” mode, so for fun we had a photo shoot during one of Olivia’s after school playdates. The girls had a blast […]



Janice here with a Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread recipe that is so fluffy and moist you won’t be able to tell it is gluten free… For the past couple of years, I have been trying […]


cleaning checklist

Ready or not — it is holiday time! Guests will be ringing your door bell soon and you want to make sure everything is looks perfect. This is Janice here with a last minute holiday […]


Christmas dog photo

This reindeer just wants some carrots… My dog, AJ, helped me test out my lights the other day. That pathetic longing in his eyes is for the carrot I am dangling. Yes, my dog loves […]


Not Your Happiest Time of the Year

Sometimes this season that should feel festive ends up being the toughest. Christmas can be brutally depressing for many people and the continual carolling of joyous tidings can feel like stinging salt in a wound. […]


Rice Krispies Treats - cookie cutter treats

This holiday season, Kellogg Canada will donate $20 to the Salvation Army for each toy-inspired treat a Canadian uploads to RiceKrispies.ca. The Salvation Army will, in turn, use the donations to buy toys for children […]


Minted Holiday Card

Janice here with a Holiday Card review from one of our favorite companies — Minted. Minted provided review product and compensation but my opinions, words, and enthusiasm are all my own. There are many options […]

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