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Good Pots Are A Big Deal.........By Chelaynne

We all spend allot of time in the Kitchen, weather you are the one cooking or not. The kitchen is the main hub of the house. Its not just a place where food is prepared and sometimes eaten, it is also the place where people go to chat and to hang out and to feel comfortable. We base our selves and our lives around food now a days, it is a comfort an easy going thing to center friendships around. So why do you not have good pots and pans?  I am sure every one understands the importance of good...

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Dance Party's and Monster Cookies

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Nothing can be easy. When you have two littles in your life you need to be doing 10 things at once to keep each little one entertained and busy at the same time. This needs to be done while cleaning, working, teaching them and keeping them safe, and attempting to remember the last time you showered. One of my go to things to do with the girls, asIi am sure you have figured out by our previous blog posts, is to bake. Baking lets us have a yummy treat at the end of the day, and usually something sweet for...

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Stonz Swimwear.... by Chelaynne

We are fortunate to live on an Island surrounded by picturesque beaches, therefore  I know we are not the only family that enjoys some fun in the sun. This is our first summer living here on the sunny, pardise coast and we can't wait to spend our weekends exploring the beaches of Gabriola Island. With  two kids the options and ideas of sun protection seemfar more important now than when it was just me to look after. With all of the outdoor plans already coming into play I have had to start taking inventory of what is needed for the girls...

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In A Moms Kitchen.....by Chelaynne

In A Moms Kitchen.....by Chelaynne

In a Moms kitchen you always have to have copious amounts of dish cloths, and tea towels. You have the cute ones that sit on the hook or on the handle of the stove, you have the ones that are for kids, and those just for pots and pans. Each and every one serving a purpose in your life. Its a analogy of the many things moms juggle in life, each one needing a cloth.  When things go awry though it doesn't matter which one you grab, you just grab the first one you can get your hands on. Today...

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Vegan Cupcakes

As most of you know the store on special holidays tries to bring home baking treats for all of our amazing and loyal customers.  For St. Patrick,s Day this year we did mini green vegan cupcakes, and WOW were they amazing!!!!!! Here is the cupcake and icing recipe we used. Cupcakes: 1 1/2 cups of dairy free milk ( almond, soy, coconut )  2 tsp apple cider vinegar  1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of sugar 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract 2 cups of flour 3 tablespoons of corn starch 3/4 tsp baking...

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