making cupcakes

making cupcakes

Originally uploaded by piggy-tails

after seeing the cupcake birthday party package, the girls were inspired!
they thought they should have some real cupcakes – with chocolate icing! i let the girls do everything but the eggs… i’m a little untrusting still to let them do the eggs themselves.



I’ve changed my blog over to blogger. You can find me here now

Hope to see you there!

From the garden

Here is a photo of my first jalapeno pepper from my garden. And it tasted mighty good in my Curried Lentil Burritos I made on Saturday.

Mojo Happened!

Yay! I hadn’t been in the mood to scrapbook for months now and I’m so glad that last night I finally sat down and just did one!! It felt so good to do, and I had completely forgotten how much of a stress release it is for me. To help get the mojo started I decided to this week’s challenge at the How Much is To Much blog. My friend Cindy has been designing with that blog for awhile now! This weeks challenge was to use 25 stickers… well I did that and more!

These pictures were taken the other weekend at the North Bay Carousel. The layout reads…. It’s not a visit to the Bay in the summer time if it doesn’t include a trip to the Carousel.

Piggy-Tails has been busy for me lately.. it’s been great! I have a google ad word out there and I think that has helped to bring some traffic. I’ve added some new product to the shop as well. We now have Birthday Banners, Cupcake Toppers and also some new Tea Party invitations.

Tangerine Owl has opened and has some new items in the shop as well. Check it out!

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry Pizza

What do you do when you are in the mood for Thai and pizza? Make Thai pizza of course! I didn’t really know what I was doing when I started out, but it turned out so good that I will definitely be making it again! I”m thinking next time I might try shrimp instead of chicken and see how that tastes!

What I did was cooked up the sauce first. A can of coconut milk ( i use the light kind) and about 2-3 tbsp of yellow curry paste ( or whatever paste you have;red,yellow, green.. I happened to have some yellow on hand). Simmer that over medium heat.

Cut up 2 chicken breasts into bite size pieces, add to the sauce. Add 2 tbsp of fish sauce and 2 tbsp of brown sugar. I like to add some lime juice as well. I used half a lime. Cook until the chicken is done.

Using a slotted spoon separate the chicken into a bowl and toss in the fresh basil. This was the first time I’ve used my basil from the garden and it smelled so nice!! (tasted great too)

Cook the remaining sauce and reduce by half or so. This is when I really wasn’t sure what to do and if you can think of something better please let me know! I poured some of the sauce onto my pizza crust, I used a premade flatbread. YOu don’t want to pour on to much that it soaks through the crust, but enough to get some flavour and that the pizza won’t be to dry. Add the chicken and basil on top, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, or whatever cheese you want! Cook away!

We had a nice baby spinach salad for a side dish. To make that all I use is some baby spinach leaves, some bean sprouts and some mushrooms. I used an olive oil balsamic vinegar dressing. Yum!

Enjoy and let me know how yours turns out!

Tag I’m It!

Michelle tagged me the other day, so I thought I better get to posting it!

One person comes up with 5 questions and tags 5 people to answer these questions, who then tag 5 more people, and so on and so on.    So here goes……

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?Mmm 10 years ago? Yikes I don’t really remember…. We were living in Vanier ( not such a nice area of Ottawa, but the rent was cheap) I think I was working at Sears Portrait Studio at the time. Rebekah would have been 5. Meghan and Emma didn’t exist yet…

2. 5 things on today’s To-Do list? I’m supposed to do 5 things today? 🙂 Lets see… blog, get groceries, work on new designs, promote on Etsy, enjoy time while the kids are off camping with the Grandparents!

3. Snacks I enjoy?  Um yeah… chocolate, chips and cookies!!!! I know .. so bad!

4. Things I would do if I were a millionaire? I’d have a kick ass all season cottage! Oh yeah!!!

5. Places I have lived? Hanmer, Ontario ; Sudbury, Ontario; North Bay, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Richmond, Virginia,USA; Dresden, Germany and now Kanata, Ontario

Now it’s my turn to tag 5 other people to play along. How about to the first 5 people who comment get tagged!


We have a winner!!! We had a great turn out for the Team Canada Etsy Team treasure hunt! Thanks to all who participated and played along!

The winner is IDYLL HANDS! She has a cute little etsy shop that you should check out!