Grace’s Nursery


In the next few months we will be moving to Nashville, TN, so lately we have been packing up our home and going through different rooms trying to decide what to keep, how to pack certain things etc. My most favourite room in our home is our daughter Grace’s nursery. By the time we get to Nashville Grace will almost be two years old, so I will slowly start transitioning her from a nursery to a “big girl room.” With the anticipated change in her room and the oh so sad transition from baby to toddler, I have been reflecting a lot on her room and what I have loved most about the sweet space.

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What’s In My Makeup Bag?

When it comes to makeup, I wish I could say that I didn’t wear any and that I just walked out of the house looking like I am on the cover of Vogue magazine. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Makeup has been part of my everyday routine for well over a decade, and something tells me it always will be. But, to be honest, I like makeup. I like the transformation and I like seeing myself go from tired mom to “Oh okay, maybe she got at least 6 hours sleep last night.” I am not a makeup artist by any means, in fact I really envy those girls that constantly do their makeup flawlessly. It’s a real skill. I do however appreciate makeup and quality products. I am a creature of habit and when I find something I like I normally stick with it. I have a couple of girlfriends that I would place under the category of “makeup experts” so I have picked up some great product recommendations from them throughout the years. The absolute worst part about makeup is that you pay for what you get. I have tried countless eyeshadows, mascara, foundations etc. and for the most part, the ones I tend to use usually have a bit of a price tag. None the less, I thought I would share what is in my makeup bag!

Enjoy! x

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Mediterranean Salmon


When I go back to my hometown to visit, there is usually a 98% chance that at some point I will be visiting P&M Kouzzina. It was my very first restaurant that I ever went to at 5 days old, and is a beloved staple in Sudbury, Ontario. It is consistently good. My all-time favourite dish on the menu is their grilled calamari. It comes in a sizzling cast iron skillet and has the most delicious mixture of olives and vinegar mixed in with the calamari. My mouth is seriously watering. Unfortunately, I am a little ways a way from Sudbury but I have found myself craving that vinegary and briny flavor so, I decided to re-create those flavours into a week night dish. Instead of calamari I opted for salmon and made it a main course.


Enjoy! X

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Stovetop Oatmeal

I am not really a breakfast person at all, but lately I have been eating a lot of oatmeal. Not only is it really quick and easy to make, but it is such a versatile breakfast and a very stick to your bone type meal. This recipe has been my go to oatmeal dish but you can switch up the flavours and toppings however you please. I prefer stovetop oatmeal over instant because it is a lot better for you, and I really dislike the texture you get from instant.


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Chorizo Beer Steamed Mussels

This past Valentine’s I decided I wanted to cook a dinner that I know we don’t typically have. So, I thought, what better than mussels?! I actually had never cooked mussels in my life. I had cleaned them and had seen them cooked a million times to be confident enough to think I knew how to make mussels. On top of that, not only had I never cooked mussels but I wanted to make up my own recipe and not follow one from online or in a cookbook. Luckily for me, and my husband, they turned out awesome!!!


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Chicken Enchiladas



2 Large Chicken Breasts

2 Tbsp Taco Seasoning

1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6 Large Flour Tortillas

1 Cup Chopped White Onion

1 Tbsp Minced Garlic

1 Cup Sour Cream

2 1/2 Cups of Shredded Cheese (I use the Mexican Blend but Cheddar will work as well)

19 oz Can of Red Enchilada Sauce (I use mild)

1 Tbsp Chopped Parsley (or Cilantro)



Grease a 9 x 11 dish and coat the bottom with 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce. Much like you would if you were to make a lasagna- it prevents everything from sticking.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. On a sheet pan place two large chicken breasts and season each with one tablespoon of taco seasoning. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Once your chicken is done go ahead and knock your oven down to 375 degrees.

As soon as your chicken is cooked take two forks and start shredding your chicken and put in a large mixing bowl. Add in 1 and a 1/2 cups of cheese and mix within the chicken so the cheese starts to melt.

In a pan heat your olive oil on medium-high heat and add in your onions. Cook for 7-8 minutes until they are soften and begin to brown. Add in your garlic and cook for 30 seconds-1 minute until fragrant.

Add your cooked onions into the chicken mixture. Add sour cream and one cup of the enchilada sauce. Mix everything together.

This is the messy part. I put the remaining enchilada sauce on a big platter and lightly dip each tortilla in the sauce on both sides. Then take half a cup of the chicken filling and place it in a horizontal line about 3/4 down the tortilla. Then roll it up. If you don’t want to get this messy you can also just put a tablespoon or so of sauce inside a dry tortilla before putting the chicken mixture. In this size of pan you should be able to fit 6 large rolled tortillas perfectly.

Once all your enchiladas are rolled up pour the remaining sauce from your platter all over the mixture. Top with the remaining cup of shredded cheese.

Cover your dish with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Once your cooking time is done take the foil off and cook for another 8-10 minutes until the cheese starts to bubble and brown slightly.

Top with your chopped herbs! Cilantro is the more appropriate herb to use, but I am not a huge fan so I use parsley. Just a personal preference!

Enjoy! x


Kale Chips

Truth be told, I am not a “munchy” person. I don’t ever feel the need to sit down and demolish a bag of chips or a chocolate bar. I would honestly much rather have an apple. Sour candy on the other hand…

Anyways, kale is the biggest thing now a days, and for good reason. It is incredibly good for you AND delicious. I can devour an entire plate of kale chips, no problem. They are super easy to make, one bunch of kale makes a lot and besides the great taste, you feel good eating them.


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