I hear the birds on the summer breeze…

January has been a pretty productive month over all, I was able to get back to blogging semi-regularly, I started to exercise more regularly and lost a few pounds so far, and some other personal stuff is looking up! So I thought I would share some of my favourite things!

1. Star Trek Discovery – I am a total SciFi nerd… As if you guys hadn’t noticed, and this show is awesome! There will always have a soft spot for TOS, but this is a really great continuation of the story/universe. For any Trekkies it’s a must see!

2. Herbivore Lapis & Blue Tansy mask – I have been wanting to try Herbivore products for a while now, and I am so glad that I did! I have been using the Lapis oil at night for a few weeks now and I love it. I feel like my skin has calmed way the fuck down, since my hormones are still out of whack post partum. And I’ve used the Blue Tansy mask a couple of times and I love how soft it leaves my skin. It’s a real miracle worker!

3. Invisibobble – My Mother bought a pack for my daughter because she hates hair ties, and she doesn’t really like these either, she just really hates her hair up. I’m convinced she is a metal head and prefers her hair in her face. Anyway, I use them and I love them! They are super comfortable to wear, they don’t pull my hair and they shrink back to original size after use. And they come in a million colours!

4. It’s Supertime – This is the cooking show for my generation, it’s a Viceland show and it has everything someone my age could ever want, swearing, food I actually want to eat and a tatted up no nonsense chef. The fajitas episode is hilarious!

I’m looking forward to February, winter will be closer to being over, I have a long weekend coming up and a Bridal Shower to attend! And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,


Title from: Ride by LDR


Black leather in mid day sunshine…

Easter has come and gone, it’s almost hard to believe that it is April already! Easter is one of those holiday’s that my family just uses as an excuse to eat a great meal. My family is not super religious, so to my celebrating religious holidays is a little weird. But we had a great time! We had ham, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower casserole, asparagus wrapped in prosciutto, and rolls. My job is peeling, cutting, boiling and mashing the potatoes. This time I prepared five lbs. which is about half as usual. I also helped prepare our hors d’oeurvres which included anti pasto (salami, pepperoni, three kinds of olives, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, five kinds of cheese) crackers, chip and dip. Husband made is amazing crab cakes, his recipe is ever evolving and they were fantastic this time round! I was also in charge of the dips. My MIL and Sister made our desserts this year. Sister made Springtime funfetti cupcakes with springtime jimmies (Where I’m from we call “sprinkles” “jimmies”) and MIL made her phenomenal cheesecake. It’s always great when my whole family can get together, although my immediate family is not large, it can still be hard to all get together, so when we do it’s really special. Today I am not feeling well, (I have a cold) I made it through all winter with out feeling the slightest bit sick and now that it’s spring I get sick. I am so bummed about it. So I’m sharing my first ever recipe today, I am the kind of cook that just does what feels right and I only measure if I am trying something for the first time. So give it a go, let me know what you think or share your favourite recipes!

Kiki’s super easy mashed potatoes:

How ever many potatoes you want, what ever variety (I typically do between 5-10 lbs. and I use red potatoes)
I peel all the potatoes, and rough chop them so they boil faster.
Boil until you can break them apart with a wooden stirring spoon against the side of your pot, about 20-30 min on high heat
Drain and strain potatoes, put them back into your pot, or big mixing bowl.
Slice one stick of butter or margarine (I always use butter, and I slice it so it melts faster)
Milk about 1/4 to 1/3 (I eyeball it, if they don’t start to peak when using a hand mixer, use more milk and butter) (I also use whole milk, but you can use what ever milk you prefer as long as it’s not sweetened)
Mix milk, butter, potatoes with an electric hand mixer until soft peaks are formed. Season with Sea salt and pepper to taste (you can also add anything else to these potatoes you like, horse radish, ranch, sour cream and chive, the possibilities are endless.)

And on that note it’s time to end.

All for now,

Title from: April Fool by Soul Asylum