Makeshift Monday: A Quote for the Mama’s

Happy Monday!

Just something short and sweet for today. I recently came across this quote, and it brought tears to my eyes, as a Mother. For all you Mama’s out there, I am sure it will tug at your heart-strings too.

No one else will never know the strength of my love for you. After all, you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.

How beautiful is that? That is probably my favourite “mommy” quote.

I decided I am going to incorporate this on a canvas for Maxton’s big boy room, as well as one for the nursery, when we prepare it for our next little one.

Makeshift Monday: Family Day

Happy Monday all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, and managed to stay warm. I would like to wish all my Ontario readers a Happy Family Day! Steve is working today, so Maxton and I are enjoying our Family Day, just the two of us. That is fine with me!

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I hope you are able to enjoy some time with your families. It doesn’t have to be Family Day to do something fun together.

I have some posts lined up for this week, so be sure to check back!

Makeshift Monday

It’s a wet, slushy Monday – I’m referring to the weather, not the overall mood of the day.

I think I can speak for many of you out there when I say: I’m sick of winter. I am not a big winter person. I enjoy a nice snowfall, and when Maxton is older, it will be nice to play in the snow (sometimes), but I am sick of the icy roads, freezing temperatures and slush. Yuck.

The only positive of winter, is the promise of what’s to come in the spring…


Happy Monday!

Makeshift Monday

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend, and got some Christmas shopping/wrapping done! Only two more weekends left!

In the spirit of the season, I thought I would share a recipe for Gingerbread Cookies, from the Canadian Living website.


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup cooking molasses
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt


In large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and molasses.In separate bowl, whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, baking powder and salt; stir into molasses mixture in 3 additions, blending with hands and kneading to combine.

Divide into thirds; shape into flat rectangles. Wrap each and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

Between parchment paper, roll out each rectangle to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. With floured 5-inch (12 cm) gingerbread person, snowflake or other shape of cutter, cut out cookies. Arrange, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets.

Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until firm to the touch and light golden on edges, about 15 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely.You can leave them plain, or pipe some icing with sprinkles or candy!


Mmmm – enjoy!

Source : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Makeshift Monday

Those of you who know me, know I am a HUGE fan of Baileys. YUM. I love it even more during the holiday season. It`s perfect on ice, in coffee, in hot chocolate, in a cocktail – the possibilities are endless!


Here is a delicious Baileys cocktail recipe, perfect for a holiday party, courtesy of the LCBO.

Baileys Original Chocolatini

1 1⁄2 oz Baileys Original Irish Cream

1⁄4 oz Smirnoff Vodka

1⁄4 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur

Fresh raspberries

Pour Baileys Original Irish Cream,  Smirnoff Vodka, and Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur into a chilled shaker glass filled with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh raspberries.