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Hi! Welcome and thanks for visiting! My name is Melissa. I am a new Mom, Certified Teacher, wife and homeowner. Here, you will find DIY projects, educational activity ideas, recipes and more to inspire you to enjoy life at home and beyond!


October 8, 2019

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April 16, 2019

This recipe combines just a few healthy ingredients, both nutritious and delicious, and is vegetarian!

I make a batch of these and freeze them for our toddler and she loves them, to enjoy with food items like pasta or vegetables, for example. It is a great meat substitu...

August 24, 2017

My cravings during this pregnancy have ranged from sweet to salty and back to sweet again.  I have been craving anything banana flavoured lately as well as oatmeal and I love adding cinnamon and some protein like chia seeds and peanut butter and almonds to our oatmeal...

November 5, 2016

Today, on the blog is a granola bar recipe I experimented with and created a few weeks ago using some ingredients that I had in my cupboard.

Every other weekend or so, we make a batch of granola bars. The benefits of

making your own include knowing what ingredients are...

May 25, 2016

My husband and I love granola! When we were kids we used to beg our parents to buy those yogurt parfaits at the grocery store – the granola at the top, yogurt on the bottom. We bake every week and often use oats in recipes, so we always have them on hand. We have been...

May 19, 2016

These cookie bars are so delicious! The texture is like a brownie and cookie combined. Perfect to have with some ice cream and some chocolate sauce, or top with greek yogurt or have on it’s own with a glass of milk.

We love them - they taste just like a chewy, doughy an...

February 27, 2016

These granola bars are packed with protein are chewy and delicious! You can add just about anything to them or substitute/omit certain ingredients to your liking.

We use Quaker Whole Grain Oats in a lot of our baking recipes and for our Oatmeal Packets. We also like to...

February 18, 2016

Oatmeal is a great breakfast option especially when you can make your own oatmeal bowl by adding healthy and fibre-rich options to it. Prepping oatmeal packets on the weekend for the week ahead makes for a quick and hearty breakfast to fuel your day ahead.

Eating oatmea...

January 14, 2016

These cookies taste just like the pre-packaged mix ones – (they’re delicious and savoury) but without the butter and pre-packaged ingredients. We have been baking quite a bit over the past few weeks and especially during the holidays. We included these as part of our H...

December 18, 2015

When a gift is homemade or has your personalized touch to it – it is a great way to make someone feel special especially over the holiday season! Today, I am sharing some of our homemade gifts and recipes as well as a few links to printables that will add a personal to...

November 4, 2015

No need to eat any more store bought Granola Bars – these seed bars are a fantastic option to have with your breakfast and/or as a snack. Make a single or double batch. We often make a double batch and freeze some of them, they freeze so well. Take them out of the frid...

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