Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? Do anything fun? We’ve had some pretty good weather here and it only seems to be getting nicer over the week. I’m really excited to get some outside time with Wes!

Friday: Pancakes to start the day… per usual. Now that Wes is eating solids, I’m afraid I’m going to have to start sharing! Instead, I gave him half a banana blueberry muffin with peanut butter. He inhaled it PLUS half of a banana! Kid loves his fruits.


He ended up fighting his normal nap schedule and took a super long midday snoozefest. I can’t complain- I got a lot done around the house! Afterwards, we ran errands. Nothing fun but at least we got some fresh air, so that was nice! I picked up a few beer goodies for Tyler and we inhaled pulled pork quesadillas for dinner.



PS: The beer on the left, from Dandy Brewing Company (local to Calgary!) was really good. I first tried it at National Beer hall a couple of weeks ago and wanted to have Tyler try it. Definitely need salty snacks when drinking! The beer on the right is from Dead Frog Brewery (in BC). I LOVED this beer- it was so tasty and you can really taste the real peanut butter come through. I wish I bought two of these!

Saturday: Not much happened! We got a lot of cleaning done in the basement…..and.that’s.pretty.much.it.

Tyler ran out to pick up a prescription and returned with a couple of goodies for me! Can alcohol be a love language? Because I think that’s ours.


He then made us pizza from scratch and we enjoyed a cuddly night with our little guy. Also, I’m a great multi-tasked (see below).




Also ALSO, I need to step it up in the appearance department. I’ve been too busy with Wes and crap around the house to even look in a mirror. Maybe that’ll be a goal for this week..

We watched Black Mass and a couple episodes of The Last Kingdom before going to bed.

Sunday: Another super low key day. Once Wes went down for his morning nap, I threw myself in the tub and watched a Netflix movie in the dark. It was glorious! …Until I had to get out.


To celebrate the Superbowl, we made wings and potato skins. And Nutella muddy buddies. I’ve already had Tyler hide the bag of muddy buddies because they’re LIKE CRACK. So good.


Before Wes went to bed, I put together his alphabet floor mat from Christmas and we played with some Mega Blocks! Confession: I played with them- he tried to eat the mat.


How was your weekend? Make any good Superbowl food?

Dead Frogs

Hello there, my dear friends.

I promised a review of the beer Tyler and I sampled last night, so let’s dig right in

Dead Frog Brewery; Aldergrove, BC

(This is my own opinion, I have no been compensated for this review)

First up: Mandarin Orange Amber Ale

Tyler thought it was good and not overpowering. He could taste a hint of the orange. I found it to be a bit bitter at first, oddly with a nice aftertaste. We both agreed this tasted like a summer beer, even though the packaging says it’s seasonal.

Next up was the Nut Brown

Tyler classified this as a winter beer. We both thought it had a great nutty flavor and good aroma. It was an easy beer to slurp down, even though I would have initially thought otherwise. It didn’t have any bitterness to it, nor did it leave a bad taste in my mouth. I actually really liked this one.

Third, was the Lager. Now a lot of people generally steer clear of lagers because of it’s heavier connotation. However, it is actually a lighter brew than the pale ales! (not the color, which is how most people think otherwise).

Tyler and I were very excited to try this one. And it didn’t disappoint. It was light, crisp and oh so good. We both marked this as our favorite. (Trust me, those delicious cookies in the background had nothing to do with this decision 😉 )

Last was the Pale Ale

We both guessed this would be bitter and we were spot on. I knew what flavor to expect from this beer, as pale ale’s normally have a bitter taste to them. It wasn’t bad, but we had just come off our Lager high, so we were a little bummed.

Moral of the story: If you ever come across some Dead Frog, definitely give it a try, especially the Lager or the Mandarin. They have unique flavors you should try at least once! Mmmm Canadian beer…

Weekend Update

Yes, I’m still here. And yes, I have lots to show and tell.

By the way, here’s a post hair appt shot. I thought it was alright until I realized I cut off the top of my head which defeats the purpose.

Let us start with Friday evening. Tyler and I had a double date with Joe and Twyla at Shanks. We had dinner and drinks there (obviously I was too excited to take pics of that, but I did remember to snap a few of bowling right after.)

I think it’s a pretty good deal: food, alcohol and bowling all under the same roof. BAM. Friday night success.

Yesterday (Saturday) morning started off fantastic. Tyler made us a B&E breakfast

While I fumbled around with the idea of making some type of banana baked good.

This is what I came up with:

Banana Chia Muffins

  • 1/4 c. softened butter
  • 1/2 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 c water
  • 2 large mashed bananas
  • 1 c whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 c all purpose flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 tbsp chia seeds

In a small bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg until fully incorporated.

In a medium/large bowl, combine the flours, baking soda and oats.

In another small bowl, mashed the bananas, chia seeds and water.

Slowly mix the banana mixture and egg mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir in vanilla.

Bake in a prepared muffin pan at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes.

This recipe is the bomb.com. For added awesomeness, I highly recommend slathering those puppies with almond butter. Go ahead and thank me now!


This was a great meal to prep us for an incredibly busy day ahead…we had season 2 of The Walking Dead to watch!

This shot makes it look like the TV screen is filthy, but I promise you that is what the Intro Credits look like. Mom, I am not a slob.

We started with a couple episodes, then decided it was too much to take on at once and slapped another coat of paint on the walls. We played my iTunes throughout the living room speakers. I will not divulge which of us chose the 90’s music playlist (me). We Shooped and we Called Him Big Poppa and We Got Jiggy With it. Then it was back to more Walking Dead.

Once again, we had to break it up, so we hit the grocery store and liquor store (those really do go hand in hand) and made ourselves a nice little feast.

Another episode of The Walking Dead later, these came out:

Dead Frog multi-pack. Tyler and I made sure to sample each one. We actually took notes on what we thought. I am going to post a review of them in my next post, so look out for it!

And yet another episode later, I whipped up some homemade M&M cookies (Tyler’s fave)

I am telling you guys, these where the best cookies I have ever made. I threw the dough together while Tyler made dinner and let it refrigerate for about 2 hours before baking (I now think that is the key). The result was a thick, chewy wonderful cookie. I used the recipe from this site and just subbed the chocolate chips for the M&Ms. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE!

We watched as many episodes as we could before our eyes literally could not stay open any longer.

This morning, when we woke up, it was “Hey good morning, I love you.” It was “Hey, wanna watch another episode of The Walking Dead before breakfast?”

Obviously, I agreed.

Then Tyler made me this:

Eggs Benedict with black forest ham. I mmm’d and ahhhh’d with every bite.

I must now get back to the last two episodes of, you guessed it, The Walking Dead. Beer review and more to follow!