Best part? The leftovers for quick and easy lunches.
When you spend 37.5 hours sitting side-by-side with someone each and every week, you naturally become quite attached.
Isn’t she just the cutest ever?
I know I tend to make all things about me, but today it actually hit me that she’ll be leaving (me) for an entire YEAR. How am I going to survive without her?
My darling little neighbour suffers from many food intolerances. Mainly gluten, dairy and sugars.
Her pregnancy has made her somewhat more tolerant to gluten and sugar, but not so much on the dairy side.
The shower was pot luck, so I was determined to make something that she could actually enjoy. Whenever we have potlucks/pizza days at work she often doesn’t have many options.
I decided to make Oh She Glow’s vegan chocolate cupcakes with almond “buttercream”.
They were moist, chocolately, and looked pretty too!
I was pretty proud of the end result. I tend to have a high fail ratio when it comes to baking. I followed this recipe perfectly, and they turned out beautifully. I couldn’t have been happier.
Each and every cupcake was gobbled up. That’s the sign of a good cupcake.
My gift to the mom-to-be was a more girlie version of this Monthly Onesie Set from Purple Possom on Etsy.
I thought it was cute, unique and fun… and it was delivered all the way from Kansas in just over a week! Awesome service. I love Etsy.
Well, it’s my Friday and there is a spin class at 4:30 that is calling my name. I have some cupcake(s) to burn off.
This Friday, I will participate in the Relay for Life in my hometown of Smiths Falls.
I’ve participated in this event a few times. It’s always a good time, and lots of funds are raised for a cause that hits very close to home for me.
I’m just going to say it: I hate you Cancer.
You’ve taken my Mom.
But he’s too strong for that shit.
This year my Relay for Life team consists of all family members.
We’ve named our team Lefty’s Legacy – after my grandfather.
I’m pretty pumped for the event. I’m sure there will be lots of laughs, and many happy tears remembering those loved ones that were taken away from us much too soon.
I had great intentions to start fundraising about a month ago.. then THIS happened. You may recall the attack of my counter surfing dog.
As I type this, Jersey is laying at my feet so I know there are no muffins being demolished.
In an effort to raise funds, 36 of these babies were baked today. (Don’t mind my lack-of-backsplash. I still haven’t been able to decide on one!)
Many of my colleagues are watching their waistlines, so I kept it light by using this recipe for Honey Sweetened Low Fat Banana Muffins.
I might have had a taste test, and they are delicious and plenty moist. Not low fat tasting in the slightest!
Here’s hoping for a good donation day tomorrow! Wednesday is going to be “I hate Cancer cinnamon buns”. That should be a hit too. My colleagues like to eat! :)
Although I won’t be able to send you any muffins, if you’d like to sponsor me please click here. Every penny counts!
I hate you Cancer.