Taking a Stroll _ Wordless Wednesday

Taking a Stroll

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Mama’s Italian Meatballs

MeatBall Feature

Meatballs are a staple in our household. When I don't really feel like cooking a large dinner - I tend to lean towards meatballs. It's so easy to buy those store bought ones (which have their place) but I love making homemade ones. I don't usually follow recipes, so this recipe is one that I have made up. It's my basic meatloaf recipe with some extra spices, etc in it. The boys are obsessed with these. My goal is to have some frozen meals made up for the fall/winter and these will be in my freezer! What you will need: 1 lbs of lean ground beef* 1 medium onion; minced 2 cloves of garlic; minced 1 Tbsp. Italiano Seasoning 1 tsp. pepper 1 egg 1/4 c. milk 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 - 3/4 c. Panko breadcrumbs* 2 Tbsp. fresh chopped basil 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese In a large bowl combine meat, onion and spices. Mix well. I use my hands, but you can use a spoon if you would like. Add minced garlic, milk, Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 a cup … [Continue reading]

Done with Diapers: Potty Learned at Twenty Two Months


*NOTE: This post contains talk of pee and poo. TMI warning has been issued!* Never, ever in a millions years did I think that we would be done with diapers before Grey turned two. No.. seriously. James took forever to potty train, and it got to the point that we gave up and waited. We struggled for a few months. It wasn't until just before Graham was born that James decided going on the potty was a 'cool' thing to do. After that he was golden. Now, Graham has been showing signs of wanting to potty learn, but each time he actually sat down, all he would do is toot and be done. Until one day a couple of week ago.... It was early one morning. and Grey came in, said 'Hi Mumma.. poo' - which was my cue to take him and change him. Instead he walked to the bathroom and stood at the loo. So I decided to give it a go. I took his diaper off, sat him and down he did his business. No crying, no whining, nothing. He got himself off, and clapped. "Mama.. I poo!!" I was so proud - … [Continue reading]

Thirty Six Weeks of Catch the Moment


I've been very, very lazy this week. I've been sick, the whole damn house has been. With the exception of Chris. He never gets sick. I still managed to take a photo a day, which I am happy about. Still haven't missed a day... Thirty Six weeks of Catch the Moment... damn. Linking up as always with Sarah from Nurse Lovers Farmer, Stephanie from Behind the Camera and Dreaming and Mindi from Simply Stavish.   248 | 365 Animal Crackers   249 | 365 Mike & Amber   250 | 365 'Cheese Mama'   251 | 365 Outtake   252 | 365 Homemade   253 | 365 Fresh Bloom   254 | 365 Light   Thank you for checking out week thirty six. … [Continue reading]

Wordless Wednesday: A Maternity Session


Last Saturday I headed out for my very first Maternity / Family photo shoot... as the photographer. I was very nervous, and also very excited. My friend whom I have known for almost 17 years is … [Continue reading]

Not ‘Joe’ Average Cheeseburger

Joe Average

When my sister and her boyfriend were staying with us a couple of weeks ago, I was going to whip up some homemade Sloppy Joes for dinner - but in true Alisha fashion, I didn't have everything I needed … [Continue reading]

A Shabby Chic New Coat


My camera is always with me, but there are times that I want to leave it at home because I don't want to lug around my entire bag. It can get heavy and in the way when you are chasing after two young … [Continue reading]

Week Thirty Five of Catch the Moment 365


Thirty Five freaking weeks of Catch the Moment eh? This is the longest project I have ever done... well I did do Graham's entire pregnancy and his first year... but still, these are being posted … [Continue reading]

Wordless {ish} Wednesday: First Day Back


Today is Jimbo's first day back at school. There is a teacher's strike here in BC, which totally sucks, but since J's preschool is private he gets to go. He was so excited to go back to school!! I … [Continue reading]

Spiced Zucchini Muffins


With school being back in full swing for us, I wanted to come up with some tasty breakfast ideas for the boys. I am getting tired of cereal everyday, and a big breakfast on school days just isn't … [Continue reading]