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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!


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August 24, 2016

This pasta salad is so simple to make, is filled with fresh and delicious add-ins, topped with the perfect dressing combo and has been a hit at Summer BBQ’s!

You can make it a day ahead or the day of using a few simple ingredients and store it in the fridge.

This recipe...

April 13, 2016

We have always wanted to learn how to make our own meatballs. There are so many recipes and varieties out there! We try to incorporate #MeatlessMondays as well as a few other meatless days during the week. When I came across this recipe on Pinterest via Pumpkin & Peanu...

November 18, 2015

Back in September, my husband and I made our Homemade Tomato Sauce. We got the fresh tomatoes from Longos and  peeled, cooked, and jarred our own delicious sauce to last us throughout the year! We have been enjoying delicious weekly pasta dishes and one of our favourit...

September 17, 2015

Anyone who knows my husband and I knows how much we love traditions – we love to make new ones and most importantly carry on traditions from childhood and those passed down in our families. We are very much children at heart but we also value hard work and have an old...

August 26, 2015



One of the meals that we have at least once every week is a pasta dish. Pasta is fairly inexpensive and there are many varieties i.e. whole wheat and lots of great pasta recipes as well. You can make a healthier alternative rather than using ground beef, by using gro...

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