National Coffee Day

In lieu of National coffee day, cheers!


If you’re like me, you’re saying, “what?  there’s a day for that?  I thought that was everyday??”

My mom and I enjoyed an amazing cup of coffee at my lovely friend Kate’s house this morning.  Along with very yummy almond croissants from my favourite bakery.  And the kids played together peacefully and contentedly… what a great morning!  At Kate’s they add cinnamon to theirs as it brews, it honestly tastes like Christmas morning.

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Black Bean Zucchini Chili

Warm Up Your Fall With This Recipe!

These are instructions for stove top, but at the bottom you can find slow cooker instructions as well.

Note: Great way to use up chili leftovers is on nachos (directions… and mouth watering photo… also at the bottom).

My husband usually flavours our chili (and he’s great at it!!), but he and my cousin’s husband Tim had taken all the kids to the park… so I thought, hey I’ll figure this out myself and it turned out amazing… and now I’m sharing it with you!  Continue reading “Black Bean Zucchini Chili”

Oxygen | One Thing I Need More

As human beings we have certain basic needs.  Food, clothing, shelter, sleep, water… clean air to breathe.

Of all these things it is oxygen, air to breathe, that we need the most.

I’ve heard it said you can go about three days without water, weeks without food. This link from Business Insider states that you can go about 100 hours without water in normal heat, a bit more in cooler weather, and a bit less in warmer weather. Continue reading “Oxygen | One Thing I Need More”

Guacamole|Nothing But Fresh Ingredients

I love guacamole – actually I love Central America, mostly Guatemala – I have been there 9 or 10 times… I lost track.  I’m itching to go back, but not for the food, for the people there and the children’s home I was a part of starting.  Soon I hope!

More about that another time.  Back to why you’re here.

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God’s Not Dead 2

If you haven’t seen it, you need to.

My favourite line of the movie was this: “Atheism doesn’t take away the pain, just the hope.”  That’s the truth.  (I hope I have that exactly right I’m going by memory).

Here’s a trailer for a teaser.  I wish it had the part when her students sing to her at her house… so moving!

I have to say I was a little surprised that Melissa Joan Hart (yes, she played Sabrina in Sabrina the teenage witch, no I didn’t really watch it).

But she was amazing in God’s Not Dead 2.  It had me teary, at times frustrated, excited…. I’m sure I wanted to throw something a dozen times.  I studied to be a Law Clerk in college (okay, okay, I only got halfway through before Continue reading “God’s Not Dead 2”

Brothers | Monkey See Monkey Do

I’m putting off dishes and laundry at the moment, so I thought I’d spend a little time on the blog.

I’ve had a lot of fun lately watching my boys together.  They are 3 and a year and a half.  These two belly laugh all the time – they play hard, even wrestle, until one inevitably whines that the other played a bit too hard.  Then before you know you know it the two of them are goofing off again.  Oh the fun.

My husband has three brothers and seeing their bond is pretty awesome.  I also have three sisters, so I get the bond to some degree, but boys are a different breed Continue reading “Brothers | Monkey See Monkey Do”