Grilled Orange Sesame Salmon

Grilled Orange Sesame Salmon

Salmon done on the grill just screams summer to me. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I love fishing in the summer and over the years I have caught my fair share of rainbow trout….

Mango, Shrimp & Saugage Boil Skewers

Mango, Shrimp & Saugage Boil Skewers

One of my favorite family memories was from a few years ago when my daughter was barely a toddler and we travelled to Seattle. During our visit we made a stop at a popular crab shack. It was noisy, the…

Redefining the “Dad Bod”

Redefining the “Dad Bod”

My husband has always been reasonably fit. He was never really one to go to the gym but his work is quite physical and often labour intensive and we tend to eat healthy so he managed to stay in pretty…

Why I Don’t Wear A Bikini

Why I Don’t Wear A Bikini

Love your body. It’s a message we are being  bombarded with all the time these days. And the spirit in which most people push the message is, for the most part, positive and well intended. It’s personally not a message…

Dollar Store Hanging Tent

Dollar Store Hanging Tent

We do a lot of  camping, and I have a princess. This project was perfect for her. Obviously this isn’t a “camping” tent but it sure does pretty up our campsite and gives her a special little place all her…

#HighFiveIt To Save Kids’ Lives

#HighFiveIt To Save Kids’ Lives

There are a lot of things we take for granted. Things like clean water, nutritious food and the ability to access health care when we need it. These are necessities of life that we and our children are very, very…

Frozen Birthday Party

Frozen Birthday Party

Well it happened. My little girl turned five! I cannot believe how quickly that happened. And of course a monumental occasion like turning five requires a party. This year she decided she wanted a Frozen party. To be honest I was…

Gift Ideas for Five Year Old Girls

Gift Ideas for Five Year Old Girls

I can’t believe I’m sitting here writing about gift ideas for 5 year olds! Why? Because that means my little girl is five. Every year I write a post about what things my daughter currently loves so I can share…

Waiting for the Call – On Drinking and Driving.

Waiting for the Call – On Drinking and Driving.

There was a lot of drinking when I was young. No, it wasn’t me or my friends doing the drinking (although that would come later). The alcohol fueled weekend get togethers were done by my parents. And the parents of…

Summer Family Adventures

Summer Family Adventures

I have to admit it doesn’t feel much like it where I live yet but summer is right around the corner. Once the warm weather hits my whole family is itching to get out and make the most of it….

Sweet Chilli BBQ Wings #BlueDragonBBQ

Sweet Chilli BBQ Wings #BlueDragonBBQ

I cannot tell you how happy I am that it is grilling season again! Well the truth is we grill all year long, which often means shovelling our way to the bbq, but it’s just not quite the same when…

Grilled Madras Curry Ribs #PataksBBQ

Grilled Madras Curry Ribs #PataksBBQ

We love ribs in our house. Well to be honest the little one isn’t a huge fan, yet, but my husband and I adore ribs. Most of the time I do them with a tangy barbeque sauce or do a…

Magic Happens in the Kitchen

Magic Happens in the Kitchen

My daughter is turning five this month. It’s hard to believe some days! She will be off to school in the fall and even though I might not be ready she sure is. Every single day I am amazed at…

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