How To… Er… Wednesday: Easy As Pie. How To… Er… Wednesday: Easy As Pie.


I’ve never really understood that phrase. Making pie isn’t exactly an easy task but eating pie is definitely both easy and delicious. That’s what the phrase really refers to: something that’s simple and pleasurable. Like bubble baths, curling up with a good book and cuddling puppies. Try cuddling puppies in the bath with your favourite…
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My Mind Lets Go A Thousand Things. My Mind Lets Go A Thousand Things.


I’ve always been fascinated by the things our mind chooses to remember and the things it chooses to forget. I can’t remember learning to whistle, but I can vividly remember that time in fifth grade when Justin Kennedy flashed one of his perfect smiles at me. That terrible haircut I got to impress him thankfully…
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Death By Chocolate And The Birth Of A Blog. Death By Chocolate And The Birth Of A Blog.


Three years. I can’t believe it’s really been three years. Three years ago today I timidly introduced myself and stepped into the blogosphere. I baked cookies, snapped some photos, met you fine folks, wrote about life and wrote about love, laughed, learned, grew. I want to say thank you for being so patient with me….
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And The Winner Is… And The Winner Is…


Congratulations Siri of Cooking With Siri! You are the proud new owner of Pure Vanilla by Shauna Sever! It’s a beautiful book and I just know you’re going to love it! Please email me at hotpolkadot (at) live (dot) com to claim your prize and give me your mailing address to receive the book. Thank…
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From Us To You! From Us To You!


How’s your holiday shopping going? I’ve got something that will definitely help! Because you deserve a little something special. Because this time of year is in the spirit of giving. Because I like you. Because I have some amazing friends. We’re giving one lucky winner a $500 Amazon Gift Card that they can spend on…
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