Happy Spring! It’s been awhile since I’ve sat down and blogged, so I thought I would share a recipe we made for my girl’s birthday. My now three-year old requested pink cupcakes for weeks leading up to her "flower/meow meow” birthday, so I made it happen by making super moist funfetti cupcakes (upgraded cake-mix recipe) with sweet strawberry buttercream. It was the perfect rainy-day treat for my not-a-fan-of-chocolate girly. (But really, who doesn’t like chocolate?) Although, I should mention that she basically only ate the buttercream because that's just how she rolls.
I love breakfast. I love breakfast food. I love breakfast food at dinner. And... I love dinner food at breakfast! Every so often I like to share on Instagram what I'm eating for breakfast and how I'm reusing supper leftovers the next morning (like Thursday's breakfast below!). So while some of the world is crazed with intermittent fasting and skipping breakfast, I'm sharing today what 7 days of breakfasts looks like for me. Keep in mind that I'm mostly a stay-at-home-mom, and I enjoy cooking. However, I hope this inspires you to get creative with breakfast! (And no shame if blog post makes you want to stick with your usual bowl of oatmeal and black coffee...)
Hey! It’s me. The long lost writer of this blog. It’s been a quick minute. A whirlwind of a year. What’s new? Well a lot of things. Specifically... my kind-hearted husband moved my desk and computer upstairs, so it’s going to be a bit more enjoyable to write now that I’m out of the dungeon-like basement. Okay. I had an amazing office downstairs…but let’s face it. I’m not a fan of being cornered down in a cold (sometimes spider-infested) room while all the action (and sunlight) is going on upstairs. And by spider-infested… I mean a spider once dropped from the ceiling all the way down my dress while I was working at the computer. It was a bit traumatic. I was a bit dramatic… Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to be able to blog, work, do continuing education, etc. upstairs now!
Anyway. Back to the reason you’re here. S’mores cupcakes! The perfect upgraded campfire treat to celebrate August!
A while back I shared on Instagram that I've decided to become a gardener. (Basically get a little more involved in yard work than just mowing.) My hope was to plant a few flowers and start a small vegetable garden. Well, once my husband caught wind, his wheels started turning, too. So what started as a small venture into gardening. . . is now a full-blown backyard construction site. And not just our yard, the neighbour's, too. Three full dump trucks of soil removed and a couple more loads of rocks tampered down. . . and we've got ourselves the beginnings of some patios!
Let’s be real with each other. What do your lunches usually look like? Before I went on maternity leave, I strategically packed lunches for work so I could devour them whenever the hunger monster struck. (Except those days where I forgot my lunch and regretfully grabbed a bagel from Tim Hortons instead… my coworkers know what I’m talking about.) Now lunches usually consist of a hodgepodge of finger foods… you know—fresh-cut veggies and hummus, cheese and crackers, yogurt and berry parfaits, peanut butter sandwiches… or leftovers. Basically whatever my preschooler eats, I eat. But other days, when I’m feeling especially motivated (or my kids are in an especially good mood), I love to whip up something that’s not only good-for-you but oh-so-satisfying as well. This vegetable and fried cauliflower rice topped with eggs is just that.
Hi! I'm Erin – a follower of Christ, imperfect wife, mama of two, registered dietitian, and independent Beautycounter consultant. Welcome to my blog where I write about intentional motherhood, intuitive eating, inspired discipleship, and whatever else I feel like! I'm so glad you're here.
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