Posts Tagged ‘yummy’

It’s been a while…

I was surfing around earlier and I came across my blog… this blog mainly and a few others I have on other topics ( like Prader Willi Syndrome) and I noticed that it had been 2 years since my last blog post.

2 whole years!

I could hardly believe it.

Where have I been for two years?

Actually it has been a super busy time! Two years ago I was pregnant with my second child. That was a lot of fun… yah no – I actually hate being pregnant. Pregnancy for me is 9 months of sciatic pain, feeling like garbage and wishing it was all over. Luckily – the end came and on January 31st 2016 we welcomed our son Emrys into the world.

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This is Emrys at 18 months! Can you believe how handsome he is? Seriously I just love him to bits!

My daughter Finished up preschool that year and went into kindergarten with an aide – and while the year had ups and downs, she made such amazing progress and I am super proud of her. She is about to enter into Grade one in a few weeks… I am super nervous and EXCITED for full day schooling! HAHA!.

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This is a recent photo of my daughter Emelyn. She has her backpack and lunch kit and is heading to summer camp… preparing her for Grade 1. That lunch kit is about the same size as her…

Since January this year, I have taken up running…. and by that I mean… I have taken up paying to enter into 5km races and going out to do that about once a month. I don’t know if I like it or not…. I like when I get to the finish line… and I like that I usually sign up for a race that gives you a medal… I do it for the bling! lol.

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Emelyn and I at our last race in July 2017

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Emelyn’s First 1KM Race! I was so proud of her!

I have also been “working out” at the YMCA for almost a year…. you would think I would be in better shape… They have free child care – so my son gets dropped off in the mornings for 2 hours and I head upstairs… sometimes I do stuff… sometimes I just plant my butt onto a bike and I watch Netflix in peace for 2 hours… I think I use it mostly for some mental health time. Which is super important! 🙂

I also got married this year. Nothing has changed since being married… but I guess if you are together with your partner for 11 years, have a mortgage and two children already – we basically had life all set up before hand anyhow. Let me tell you though, planning a wedding is a lot of work.  Worth it though – It was a super fun day… even though I had some unexpected bumps in the road that day. As fun as it was – I am glad that I am only getting married this once! You hear that Darcy?! You are stuck with me for ever and ever and ever 🙂

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My cake and cupcakes! I love them so much!

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My beautiful dress ❤

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Tacos! For our wedding we had a Taco Bar…. Best idea ever! Yum!

So… Basically that’s what I have been up to for the last two years… If I have any followers that still read my blog – let me know what you’ve been up to for the last while 🙂

Mira

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9/20 December Blog Challenge: Doodle something… Anything!

So when starting this challenges I had fully intended to actually doodle something or draw something. Now I haven’t had time to doodle…. I have been too busy with my Christmas baking. I have made, 24 butter tarts, 36 cinnamon buns, 70 shortbread cookies and 133 sugar cookies.

Yesterday I spent the morning decorating 60 of those sugar cookies, and I really think it can count towards my drawling/doodling challenge.

Check out the photos below.

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See the evil snowman? I think he is my favourite lol! And there is one in there(middle pic near the bottom) that my 3 year old daughter did. Shh had a lot of fun! They are all super tasty- I know this because I’ve been taste testing them a little bit 😀

Do you think this counts towards the doodle challenge?

Mira

Real Strawberry Lemonade

With the summer upon us, what’s more refreshing than lemonade….. Well probably strawberry lemonade…. And with a little vodka…why I don’t mind if I do!
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I found a recipe online to basically get an idea of what I should do to make my own lemonade. Before today I basically though, in order to make lemonade you simply go to the freezer and take out one of those frozen cans, drop it in a jug and add water…. Voila lemonade.

Let me just tell you…compared to this lemonade that I made today…. That canned stuff is absolute garbage!

This will make about 4.5 cups of juice.. So you can double the recipe of you want more.

So what you need is this:

-5 lemons — approximately
-Honey — 1/3 cup
-Strawberries — 1 1/4 cup sliced
-A juicer, or a citrus press
-Water — about 4 cups total
-Food processor
Then basically measuring cups, a pot, a jug for the finished juice.

First juice your lemons. You want to get 3/4 cup of juice.
And then cut up your strawberries and toss them in the food processed and purée them till there are no more chunky bits
Then in a pot, add the lemon juice, 1/2 cup of water the strawberry purée and 1/3 cup of honey. Stir it up real good and heat on med-hi. Bring the mixture just to a boil.
Pour it into,a juice jug with another 3-4 cups of,water depending on your taste preference, chill and

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I was a bit hesitant as this was my first time using honey as an actual sweetener… But this is definitely the best lemonade EVER!…. not to mention I added a little vodka in there… Ciroc Vodka which is made from grapes rather than wheat like most vodkas! it’s ok to indulge in a drink every once in a while!

🙂