Wednesday, 17 April 2013

My 26-27 week pregnancy update!!

Here it is, my latest Pregnancy update video!! Finally :)

Sunday, 7 April 2013

What to do with Leftover Holiday Treats?!

We still have some candy leftover from Easter, including a white chocolate solid Easter Bunny up until this morning!

Since it may have otherwise gone to waste, I've been trying to come up with ways to transform them into new treats!

Today I chopped up that bunny and made some delicious Orange and White Chocolate Muffins!

Everyone loved them, even my husband, who isn't normally that much of a sweet tooth :)
And my son has improved his vocabulary to say "muffin" and "please" rather quickly! Haha

Here is the recipe to this delicious post Easter snack.

Orange and White Chocolate Bunny Muffins:

1 2/3 cups flour
1/3 cups cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
6 Tbs vegetable oil
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 orange - zest and juice!
1 solid white chocolate bunny, or a cup or so of other white chocolate, chopped into little chunks


1. Preheat oven to 400 F

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and zest from the orange.

3. In a measuring cup, mix together oil, egg, milk, and the juice of the orange.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until it just comes together.

5. Stir in the chunks of white chocolate.

6. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Divide the batter evenly into cups.

7. Optional - If you are a messy chopper like me, you probably have little shreds and minuscule bits of chocolate all over your cutting board. You can sprinkle those on top of your muffins :)

8. Bake in a preheated oven for 20 minutes. Cool on a rack.

Enjoy with breakfast or as a snack!

Other ideas (I have yet to try) with Easter candy:

*Chocolate bar cupcakes (like Reese's, Rolo, etc)
*Cupcakes with Lindor egg center.
*Fruit dipped in chocolate fondue (made from melted Easter eggs)
* Whimsical Jellybean/White Chocolate Bark a la Pinterest
* Peeps s'mores
* Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Of course these work best if you actually have candy left over still from Easter! ;)
Otherwise it may be something to think about the next time Easter (or Halloween or valentines day) comes around :)

Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter Cupcakes!

Happy Easter Weekend!!
This will be a busy one for us, after moving and having the gender reveal this week, and keeping all our other appointments with a busy toddler in tow, we are still unpacking boxes.
I might still try to make cute chocolate cupcakes for the family visits the next couple days.
But incase I don't get the chance, here are a couple photos of last year's bunnies and spring cupcakes to enjoy :)

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

It's a...

As I've mentioned before we've been crazy busy with our move this past few days! But we were ambitious and decided to still have our gender reveal in the middle of it all!
We are all excited, as you can see in the outcome in this short clip!! :)

And here are a couple pictures I snapped in between all the moving boxes!

(Warning: watch the video first if you don't want to see the spoilers!!!)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Happy St Patricks day!!

Ours started out with green pancakes with rainbow sprinkles!! Haha
Busy, busy packing for our move in one week!!

In the meantime, here is my 20 week pregnancy update I forgot to post!!
I'll be back soon :)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

My 19 Week Vlog + Huge News!!

I am 19 weeks 3 days pregnant today!! Our big exciting ultrasound will be this Friday, and we find out if we are having a boy or a girl the weekend after!!! :)
Also huge news: We will be moving from our little house right downtown.. to a large acreage on a farm!!! Hope you enjoy my 19 week update video!

17-18 Weeks Pregnant

My most recent vlog!
Had a scary painful episode that landed me in the hospital!
Home now and baby is fine, but it was an experience I hope I won't have to face again! :)

Friday, 15 February 2013

Valentine's Pregnant Mama Outfit of the Day!

I picked up this adorable pink shift dress at our locally owned (and awesome) store, Blonde, yesterday!
Just in time for Valentine's Dinner at our favorite French restaurant!!
I fell in love with it after trying it on and turned it "maternity" by adding a simple ribbon! Haha
It gave it a more empire shape, so you could actually tell I was pregnant and didn't just have a large meal ;)

They were also giving out the cutest little heart earrings, to celebrate Valentine's!
So I definitely rocked those too!!
I love Valentine's Day!
Hope everyone enjoyed their day as much as we did!!

And ofcourse the holiday isn't complete without some baked sweets!! So I quickly whipped up some chocolate cupcakes with pink cream cheese butter cream frosting, before heading out for the evening!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Mama has a Secret

Well, at 17 weeks in, I've decided to keep a log of the rest of my 2nd pregnancy! :)

We are thinking we'll be be thrilled and complete after these two kids, and it might be nice to look back on.
Perhaps it'll help someone curios about symptoms and general pregnancy stuff, as well!!
Since I tend to ramble on.. a lot.. these will be mostly done in video form, to save time, and keep me from stopping after one or two! :)
I hope to get better as they go on!

In this first video, taken last night I talk about my insane hormones, cravings and strange aversions, and symptoms I've had since 1st tri!!
Also some events coming up.
I will be dancing on a stage, midway during my pregnancy!! Yep.. :)
That's it for now, hope you enjoy my first mommy "vlog!"