We Create Change Tour hits Halifax


Last week over 1,000 Nova Scotian teenagers got together at Dartmouth’s Prince Andrew High for the Halifax stop of the We Create Change Tour and I was lucky enough to get to tag along (prolly because I look like a teenager and would fit in and all, you know, just that…). Me to We motivational […]

Maple Leaf Monster Jam Tour is Coming to Halifax!

Maple Leaf Monster Jam

Shh… I’ve got a little big secret – I think Monster Trucks are pretty cool.  There is something about the sheer size of them along with the noise and power they put out that makes me happy. Do I want one as a daily driver? No, my tiny little Accent 2-door burns enough gas, thank […]

Madras Beef Curry

Madras Beef Curry

I’m about 2 weeks into my return to healthy eating and while I’m doing fine, I still need to sit down to put some new menus together and start keeping some new, healthier staples in the house. Luckily my cupboards are always stocked with a variety of Pataks products, they allow me to create quick […]

Having Diabetes is the Best Thing Ever! (for Me)


Yay Diabeetus! Last week, my doctor confirmed something I have known for quite some time but just wasn’t dealing with – I’m diabetic. Thankfully I am not yet on medication or insulin shots, but I am indeed diabetic and not just sitting on the fence. In my mid-20s I was told that my blood sugars […]

Simple Easter Rag Wreath


While I was shopping for the ingredients for my last quiche at Walmart, I stumbled across these adorable pre-cut fabric pieces that just had ‘Easter’ written all over them (plus they are chevron, hello!). I knew I had to have them and would create some Easter decorations with them. Of course when I got them […]

Spring Clean & Sweep Cash Giveaway


If you are a Mom, you probably know exactly how I feel most days. It seems like I spend at least half of the day sweeping the floor, doing dishes and picking up, both after myself and the kiddo (I gotta give Hubs his props, he’s a good picker upper) yet somehow the house is […]

Easter Brunch – Quiche with Phyllo Crust


I love eating eggs on Easter, both the chocolate and chicken variety. To counteract the sugar-fest that is Easter morning, I like to make a wholesome brunch including plenty of fruits and veggies… just like this one we enjoyed last Sunday. I was able to pick up all of the ingredients that I needed for […]

The Invisalign Diet

Invisalign Impressions

No, it’s not the latest craze but that’s what I’m calling it anyway. Remember back in December when I mentioned that my dentist was sending in a predetermination for orthodontics? Well, it was approved and he finally convinced me that it’s the way to go for my long-term dental health, considering my deep bite and […]

Carrot Cake Bars & Raising Generous Kids

Carrot Cake Bars 2

I’m not sure whether it’s just her nature or because she is an only child, but Chelsea has always been a generous little girl. Whether she wants to share her new toy with a friend or her cupcake with Daddy, selfishness has rarely been an issue (notice I said rarely, we all have our moments). […]

Mango Chicken, Henna & Threading

Chelsea's Henna Sushma Halifax

This was a great month for me as a #PataksMom. Not only did I get to add another touch of India into our regular dinner rotation, I also got the opportunity to delve into the world of Indian beauty. If you’ve seen any of the big Bollywood films, you’ll already know how beautiful Indian women […]