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marshmallow pancakes

Tomorrow is Harlowe’s second birthday and we celebrated with a few of her park friends today with a cute Mini Mouse themed pizza party.  As soon as the sugar high wears off I’m sure we’ll be getting some good sleeps in this weekend.

I hope you’re all staying warm – how quickly did the winter creep up on us?

If you’re staying in and keeping snuggly here are some good posts to keep you entertained.

On the topic of birthdays, how to make the cutest mini pinatas

Jack and Anjelica – swoon worthy pics

Misty Copeland on fashion, body image and more.

Texting and your spine…

Are you a mum feeling the pressure to be perfect?

I love with this furniture store located on the East End of Toronto.

Hate being cold?  These will help.

Breaking down the American beauty standard.

Crispy sprouts.

Dirt bombs…. More noms

And finally, toasted marshmallow shot glasses.  I mean….  yummmmmz


Have a lovely weekend!




10 Hours Of Walking In New York As A Woman




P sent me this video with a simple ‘what do you think?’ posed under in a text message.  Before I even watched it, the title instantly brought my mind back to New York City in the hot summer months.  The streets teaming with people and smells; a thick heavy heat blanketing the island of Manhattan.  Whether you’re there for a minute or months you instantly acknowledge the soundtrack of the city; the honks, the yells, the music, all fighting to eke out their own space in this overly populated mecca.

The title put me there.  My mind submerged in a feeling I’ve only ever felt in New York.  I began to remember times walking to school during a short stint at NYU and the hellos I would get on the way there.  The head nods, the whistles and one particular homeless man who rated my outfit everyday – feeling particularly accomplished when he gave me an 11 out of 10….

So before I watched this video I, ashamedly, could only come up with not so negative memories.  Sure there were times when I would have rather have not said hello (sleepy) or that I felt a little frightened – walking alone late at night.  But for the most part I couldn’t remember much that was particularly negative.

And then I watched it.

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How To Make A Delicious Omelette Roll




Pretty much a brunch staple, the omelette is one of those Sunday morning foods that can satisfy almost anyone.  But making them for brunch can be kind of tricky; someone’s always got to wait.  The omelette roll is a way to solve that issue, and it’s quite pretty plated to boot!  Like a savory Swiss roll.  Mmmmm….

This recipe makes enough to feed four starving hungover people or six normal ones.  You can add whatever fixin’s you like and serve it with some fun sides like this or this.  (Man this post is making me starving…)


Here’s how:


8 eggs

1/3 cup of flour

1 cup of milk

1 medium tomato diced

1 cup of mushrooms (or green peppers or whatever veg you’re feeling)

4 slices of prosciutto, ham, turkey or any kind of meat  you like (or no meat at all)

1/4 cup of red onion

1 1/2 cups of mozzarella cheese




- pre-heat oven to 350

- beat eggs and flour together

- mix in milk

- line a 12×16 pan with parchment paper

- pour egg mixture into the pan

- sprinkle eggs with your fixin’s – veggies, meat and 1/2 a cup of cheese (the prosciutto I used made mine salty enough but if you’re not using meat add salt and pepper to taste)

- bake for around 15 minutes (depending on your oven) or until the edges are just about set

- top the omelette with remaining cheese and put back in the oven to cook for another 2 mins or until the cheese is melted

- though it’s hot, try to roll the omelette straight away – beginning with the thinnest end if possible

- plate on something pretty and serve it up to your lucky (and hopefully) hungry friends.







Nike Women’s Summit in NYC


just do it

Nike has always been a brand that I’ve admired for many reasons; innovation, design, their ability to inspire…..  But it’s the fact that the co-founder, Bill Bowerman, is known for being responsible for bringing jogging to North America that I always come back to.   How crazy is that?  Jogging.  He basically created jogging as a mode of exercise because before Bowerman (and eventually Nike, the company he founded with Phil Knight) decided to try and make it catch on in North America, jogging was a practice only done in far flung places like New Zealand….

And from that place of forward thinking and innovation Nike continued and continues to grow.  Bigger, faster, stronger.

I was recently invited to New York to check out all that Nike has been working on and what they have in store for us next year at what they called, Nike Women’s Summit.

nike women's summit

I didn’t know what to expect.  Being in such a competitive business Nike has to keep most of what they do top secret.  Myself and around 150 other media descended on New York in a shroud of secrecy with only the promise that we would be wowed.  They didn’t disappoint.

Nike took over Spring St Studios and with every turn there was a new innovation or collaboration.  After I got over the shock of being included (you can take the girl out of the suburbs….) I continued to marvel at the level that Nike is operating.


The event opened with a fashion show modeled by 27 of the world’s top female athletes (including Canadian heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton) and a few models (hello, Karlie Kloss!) The runway moved up and down and the clothing on display made me pray even some of it makes it way to Canada.  *please*

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