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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, 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...

September 25, 2016

These muffins are healthy, fluffy, packed with fruity deliciousness and will help satisfy that mid-morning snack craving and/or on-the-go!

This is a great BASE recipe to add your favourite add-ins to. You could do walnuts, or cranberries or any other type of fruit and/o...

July 21, 2016

Lately, we have been testing out some homemade crackers recipes. We also have been testing out some recipes using Bobs Red Mill products like in these delicious CINNAMON RAISIN OATMEAL MUFFINS:


I like knowing what ingredients are in our...

June 23, 2016

Over the past few weeks, we have been testing out some new snack recipes and we will be sharing our favourites via the next few blog posts!

These Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal Muffins are so simple to make with just FIVE INGREDIENTS and is perfect for making ahead as part of...

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...

April 28, 2016

When that 10 a.m. and/or 2 p.m. craving comes around and you need a boost, these bites combine just the right amount of protein, fibre and crunch to curb that sweet craving and add some fuel to your day.

They are no-bake (SO SIMPLE to make) and this is a great base reci...

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...

January 28, 2016

When I came across this recipe, I had to try it! We love crackers with toppings like peanut butter, cheese wheels, avocado, hummus, etc. The combination of whole wheat flour and flax, pepitas and sunflower seeds baked all together in the oven make for crunchy, fibre an...

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