Thursday, 27 June 2013

Foodie Friday: Cheesy Tomato & Zucchini

Here's a great simple side that goes with pretty much anything you're serving.  And the very best part:  its only 3 ingredients!  Yep.  3. That's it.  And they are all in the title of this post.

Cheesy Tomato & Zucchini

2 medium zucchini, sliced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
3/4 c. shredded cheese

Monday, 24 June 2013

Canada Day Party Planning: Door Decor

With just one week until the par-tay, I'm getting super excited!  I've been searching for ideas for games & activities for the kiddos.  I've been looking around for food ideas to compliment our theme.  Its fun & I'm trying new things.

I sat on the couch with a wreath-form (thanks to my bloggy buddy Sarah for lending it to me), two balls of yarn & some straight pins and created a beautiful little wreath. 

Friday, 21 June 2013

Date Night: Easy Pretty Nails

Tonight is DATE NIGHT!  Can you say EXCITING?  Since being back to work I feel like I only spend time with the hubby when we meet in the doorway coming & going!  

Tonight we are headed out for a pizza buffet (where they have gluten-free crust, what what!?).  I couldn't be more excited!  It will be so nice to head out just the two of us!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Father's Day Weekend Recap, cute & fun DIYs

This year, with the boys being older and actually interested in crafts, we are making a lot of gifts for different occasions.  We've been talking about what to make for Daddy this year, and we have come up with a little list of some great ideas.  I love spending time doing crafts and DIYs with the boys!  Its a great time to bond with them without them noticing.  They are usually too busy with their friends and each other, they don't seem to need me much these days (well maybe the baby, but not the older guys!), so I take advantage of these quiet moments!

Friday, 14 June 2013

Canada Day Party Planning: Water Bombs! {From}

Here's a quick and AWESOME DIY that I found over by Jill at Create.Craft.Love.  These are completely AWESOME.  They are so easy to make (get the tutorial here), and I was able to get the supplies at the dollar store so very inexpensive!  

How to Remove Chalkboard Paint from Carpet

While working on making a few Father's Day gifts, this happened......

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Two Girls and A Party no. 20 {Co-Hosting!}

Its exciting!  I'm co-hosting a Two Girls and A Party this week!!  Check out these lovely hosts & follow them via social sites!  I am starting to catch onto how the blogosphere works, and I'm super excited to be co-hosting this awesome party.  It's been a crazy month since I went back to work from Mat leave, but I'm happy that I have found time to work on my blog & grow.  Would you believe I've had almost 1500 pageviews this MONTH?!  WHAaaa?!  Thanks for checking out 3 Monkeys' Mommy.  

..... Now enjoy the PARTY!

We are excited to present you with this week's co-host! Woot woot! Please welcome Kristen from 3 Monkeys' Mommy:

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Quilt Along: Quilting the thing!

I have been getting ready to quilt the quilt!  Yep!  2 hours and 5000 safety pins later, and I am finally at the quilting stage!  I can't believe it either!  So I settled in with my Coke and Netflix, and I went to town!  (Nothing like a little Dexter to help things along).

So It all seemed very overwhelming... and this is why it has taken me so very long to get this part started.  I was afraid.  This seemed like the hardest part!  

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Canada Day Party Planning!

Last year we took our boys to the local Canada Day festivities.  All I have to say is: PEOPLE!  The whole park was packed with people everywhere!  It took 45 minutes to get a drink, and even longer for cotton candy!  The kids were able to use a bouncy house after a significant line up, and pretty much this was all we did the whole afternoon... wait in line.

A girlfriend was there with us, and we decided that this year we are having our own Canada Day festivities, and we have begun the planning!  Neighbours of ours rent the bouncers, so we will have one for the kids, we are going to fill up a kiddie pool, use the sprinklers, have some games, food, BBQ, and I'm still coming up with ideas.  We have invited a whole group of parents and kids, and I feel this will be WAY WAY WAY more enjoyable than waiting in lines with young kids in the heat!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Summer Salads Series: Cranberry Arborio

This salad is not as quick to make as the last, but I assure you, it's worth the long ingredient list and the time to prepare! I've been trialing the recipes I post on my hubby and baby (the other boys won't eat these types of salads despite persistence on my part. This recipe was approved (hubby even took seconds!). 

For this one, the ingredients all get combined and stirred. 


Check Out this GIVEAWAY! ~ World's Funnest Dad Giveaway - win a Cricut and $1000 in prizes

This looks like a great giveaway from Becoming Martha. I've already entered! 

 I especially LOVE the "dad cricut"!! 

 With Father's Day fast approaching, I think you should enter for the Dad in your life! 

 Stay tuned for a little Father's Day post and see what our boys are making for Dad this year! 

Here's the link to the giveaway:

Sunday, 2 June 2013

EXCITING! It’s Sunday! ~ Welcome to Week #26 of Raising Imperfection! {Co-Hosting!}

It’s Sunday! ~ Welcome to Week #26 of Raising Imperfection!
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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Summer Salads Series: Taco Bean Salad

Get ready!  This one is delicious!  I was really craving something Mexican-ish last night, and went digging through the fridge and cupboards.  The results, YUM!

I'm all about quick and easy when it comes to food prep... and this one took about 6 minutes from start to finish.  We'll be having this again!