APPLE PARSNIP CAKE WITH MAPLE SYRUP & PECANS + WHIPPED CREAM CHEESE FROSTING (AKA Hello, my new favourite cake!)

My dear husband’s birthday was this week- and birthdays always mean cake in our house- so, yet again, I was given the perfect opportunity to try a new recipe. Allowing seasonal, organic produce to dictate the direction this cake would take, I searched and came across a fabulous looking recipe that I couldn’t look passed. […]

HANDMADE GREETING CARD (made with “scrapbooky” stuff)

Every year, without fail, my dear cousin in Australia (who is an avid scrapbooker) sends me a birthday card, homemade with love. Despite this being an annual occurrence, in 2004 I was both touched and surprised when a card arrived from my cousin… surprised because her premature twin boys (born at 24 weeks) were struggling to […]

SIMPLE POP-UP CARD (AKA sweet sentiment)

My husband specifically said “no presents” as his birthday approached this year. Not only is our second baby on the way and our budget is tightening somewhat, but he truly believes he has everything he needs (not a bad place to be, really). He does appreciate any efforts I go to however, so I thought […]