September 2, 2016

Recipe: Zucchini Quinoa Cakes

Zucchini Quinoa Cakes

You wouldn't believe it, but taking a really nice picture of food for Instagram photos is a lot of work! And that's why I don't do it :p

My food is made in every day life without fun lighting effects, or special plates, it's literally plated, photographed, and then eaten immediately after.

I digress. I haven't made these in ages but they are SO good! Hearty and filling with a delicious dip, and they even taste delicious cold.

If you want to hide your zucchini even more for those picky eaters, blend up the zucchini first instead of just shredding it. Enjoy!


Recipe: Zucchini Quinoa Cakes

Zucchini Quinoa Cakes

You wouldn't believe it, but taking a really nice picture of food for Instagram photos is a lot of work! And that's why I don't do it :p

My food is made in every day life without fun lighting effects, or special plates, it's literally plated, photographed, and then eaten immediately after.

I digress. I haven't made these in ages but they are SO good! Hearty and filling with a delicious dip, and they even taste delicious cold.

If you want to hide your zucchini even more for those picky eaters, blend up the zucchini first instead of just shredding it. Enjoy!


August 4, 2016

Drugstore Dupe for Urban Decay Vice Lipstick

Drugstore dupe for Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Naked
Click picture to be taken to the YouTube review.

Oh yes you guys, I found it, and I'm in love with it! I'm so thrilled about my little find that I went so far as to make a video about this! I've been on the hunt for the perfect pinky-nude lipstick and I came across the new Urban Decay Vice lipsticks, the color Naked is one of their best selling colors and it's because it's the perfect pinky-nude! 

The only issue I have with this lipstick is it's $21 a pop. And I use it every. single. day. Which means this would probably last me a month and it's too rich for my blood! 

So I stumbled across the perfect dupe at the drugstore and it only costs $3.49, YES.




July 19, 2016

Sippy Cup Strap - A Must Have for Moms!

mom must-have
Click on image above to watch my YouTube review.

Yup, I'm still alive, I know it's hard to believe! I do this every time I return to work from mat leave, it becomes months and months in between posts. As much as I love putting out content, it's hard finding a balance between doing that, or doing something around the house, or you know...sleeping :D

Today I'm doing a little review on hnybaby.com's Sippy Strap. In a world of unnecessary baby items to have...this isn't one of them! I've found this extremely useful and durable, and for only $8 + free shipping, you really can't go wrong.

Keep on reading after the jump for my full review.

March 16, 2016

Orogold Cosmetics Unboxing & Mini Review

Gold skincare subscription box
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There's nothing better than gold right? Well how about infusing 24k gold into your skincare? Say what? Yes, that's a thing, and it's super on trend right now! 

I've partnered up with Orogold Cosmetics to bring a little unboxing to you as well as a mini review :) Not only does Orogold have an extensive line of luxury skincare items, they have an annual subscription box as well as 3 mini boxes you can try with travel size items...perfect for those who are interested in upgrading their skincare game, but don't want to commit to the full size yet.

I chose package #3 which includes travel sizes of the 24k Deep Renewal Night Cream, Golden Body Butter, and Purifying Facial Toner. Keep on reading after the jump to check out my mini review!

March 7, 2016

Review: MONAT Hair Care - Reviews & Thoughts

MONAT hair care review
Click on the image above to watch my video review!

What is MONAT and how do you say it?? MONAT stands for Modern Nature (maw-nate) and we are an anti-aging hair care line that is new to Canada. We were founded in the United States in 2014 but saw such great response to our unique hair care line that we launched in Canada in October 2015.


All of MONAT's ingredients are naturally and botanically based, we don't use any harsh chemicals like DEAs, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, etc. so there won't be any adverse skin reactions. Not only do we have high quality ingredients, our products are also scientifically and clinically proven to grow hair, thicken it, strengthen it, protect it, and help reduce hair loss!

February 19, 2016

Quick Tip: Green Smoothie Hack!

Quick tip easy green smoothie hack
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Love making green smoothies with fresh greens but you forget to use the greens and the whole tub goes bad? Yeah...I've had that happen, on more occasions than I would like.

Watch this quick tip to save your greens from going bad while adding a little more chill to your smoothies :)


February 16, 2016

Recipe: P.F. Chang's Style Mongolian Beef

P.F. Chang's Mongolian Beef

Nom nom nom nom nom. I could eat this every day...not a good idea because it's definitely not a healthy dish, but it sure is delicious! 

I got the thumbs up from my hubby (who is a steak and potato guy) and my 3 year old toddler.

This recipe is very similar to the Korean Beef recipe I've previously posted, but BETTER. Thicker sauce, and I just like flank steak over ground beef :)

All-in-all it's an easy meal, you could even do without adding cornstarch to plump up the steak and make it in LESS than 30 minutes :O



February 9, 2016

Recipe: 2 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

2 ingredient banana pancakes for kids
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Well this post won't make it past the jump...all I can say is this is an EASY recipe that your kiddos will be able to love, and you'll know that they are eating something that's good for them!

This recipe has been floating around everywhere and it's my go-to for a quick and nutritious breakfast if I've run out of other ingredients :)

Take a ripe banana (the more ripe, the sweeter the "pancakes" will be!), whisk in 2 eggs, and add any other ingredients (e.g. chocolate chips, nuts, shredded coconut, etc.). Grease your pan (I use coconut oil), fry, and voila! 

Enjoy!

February 2, 2016

Unboxing: WeeNation Baby/Kid Monthly Canadian Subscription Box

Wee Nation canadian monthly kid's subscription box
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WEE I'm so excited! I found a Canadian subscription box for my little ones! I had previously subscribed to Little EcoFootprint and loved that, but they no longer exist *sigh* I forgot how fun it is to receive specially curated products for my kiddos, and now I remember why I used to subscribe.

Wee Nation is a new baby and tot monthly subscription box that features Canadian products (yay Canada!). You can sign up for a 1, 3, or 6 month subscription for about $49.95/month + $9 shipping within Canada. Each box features 4 full size products that are age specific, but gender neutral.  Want to find out what was in the first January box? Keep on reading!

January 16, 2016

How To Fix Your Macbook! Reference Codes PPT001 & PFM001

How to fix your macbook if the fan isn't turning off, reference code PPT001 and PFM001
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Does your Macbook fan sound like it's about to melt down your computer? Have you tried putting your laptop to sleep and/or shutting it off in hopes that it magically resets itself and the fan issue disappears?? 

Well if that sounds like you, you've come to the right blog post, I too, ran into this issue and without having to bring it in to Apple's Genius Bar...I have fixed the issue!

I'm a genius! Actually, I'm really not, the Apple technicians are, I'm just really good at following directions :)





January 8, 2016

Recipe: The BEST Healthy (Toddler) Muffins!

The best healthy toddler muffins and breakfast muffins!

Well...these may not be the BEST in the world, but they're pretty damned good :) As a crunchy mama, I'm happy with the ingredient list, and happy with the way they taste. In fact, I'm eating one as a late night snack as I type this so I can verify just how tasty they are!

These are low in refined sugar, moist, not too sweet but just sweet enough, and the best part? They freeze awesome! Since this recipe makes approximately 30 muffins, you can toss a bunch into a freezer bag, and when you need one, pop it into the microwave for 30 seconds and it's ready to eat. Excited? Keep reading after the jump for the recipe and some tips!