2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap is ON!!

Yay! I finally got my three swap matches last night for my cookie awesomeness…I was starting to fret that it was taking so long! While I can’t give details about who my matches are, or what recipe I’m going to make (as that takes the fun out of the surprise), I will say that I…

It’s Time for the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap!

For the 4th year in a row, I’ll be participating in the 2015 Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, which is a fun and interesting fundraising activity-slash-community builder for food bloggers around the world. The funds go 100% to the charity, Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Hosted by amazing food bloggers, Love and Olive Oil and The…

Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 – Oh What a Time We Had…

I’ve had a challenging time trying to explain to non-attendees just exactly what TempleCon is, and what it’s about. Trying to come up with a short, pithy response has been difficult, as there is so much to say! The blurb below, paraphrased from the Providence Journal’s article on TempleCon, I think says it best: “Founded…

Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 – One more sleep…!

Sorry for being MIA for the last little while; as mentioned in my previous post, the hubster, some good friends and I are heading to a great little Gaming and Steampunk convention very soon! Since my last post, I’ve been feverishly working on my wardrobe for this event, and even though our departure is now…

Travelscapes: TempleCon 2015 is a GO!

Ok, I admit it. For several years of our relationship, when it was just the Hubster (then the BoyToy) and me, we had been getting old. I don’t mean chronological age, mind you — because, well DUHHH — but more like we were getting a little too set in our ways, stuffy, and boring. Rut…

Travelscapes: Field Trip to Bakers’ Heaven!

A short while ago, I had some time to kill and access to the car, so I kidnapped my willing friend Kitty and we went to one of my favourite baking supply warehouses in the Toronto area, McCall’s Bakers Warehouse! Granted, the warehouse (they also have a much smaller store that is open to all)…

Out and About: Nuit Blanche 2013

An old friend once told me *cough cough Dale-I-mean-you cough*, “You know you’re too old when the music’s too loud”. Nuit Blanche 2013, billed as “an all night contemporary art thing”, has been going strong in Toronto since 2006; now spanning from the heart of downtown to deep into my neighbourhood in West Queen West…

I am the ditziest bride-to-be ever.

I have a lot to live up to.  My younger (baby) sister…she hates it when I call her that…got married to the love of her life last February. I was part of the bridal party. This girl is SO ORGANIZED it’s actually a little scary; pretty much everything went off without a hitch, even though…