Thursday, August 30, 2012

Creme Fraiche Cupcakes

The other day my daughter picked me up at the train station in Pointe-Claire after work to get some groceries together. We had both worked all day and we were hungry so when we passed by a sign that said Creme Fraiche Cupcakes we decided to go and have a cupcake together.

As you would expect with a cupcake business the place was adorable right down to the mosaic tiled counter we ate on "hand made" by one of the owners.

We were delighted.

Mmmmm s'mores

 We had a little difficulty choosing which one to try but one of the owners who served us suggested we have the Earl Grey so I went for it and my daughter had White Chocolate and Rasberry because she loves anything with white chocolate.They were both delicious and moist but we both fell in love with the Earl Grey Cupcake it had just the right amount of sweet balanced with a tart lemon icing. So worth making a trip there for a treat with a friend or daughter or just picking some up to share with your family.

They also have vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free cupcakes if you wish and all kinds of fun cupcake paraphernalia.

The service was so warm we were really thirsty so we asked for plain water rather than a tea or any other fancy drink and we were given some nice cold water without a guilt trip or trying to make us pay for a water bottle.

You can find Creme Fraiche Cupcakes right beside the Valois train station at 60A Donegani in Pointe-Claire. You may visit their website here where you'll find the menu of the day and their contact information. Their hours are from 10am to 6pm  Tuesday to Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. You may contact them for customized orders for special or corporate events by phone 514-505-3222, fax 514-505-3223 or email them at

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I ♥ Beach Bungalow 8's Peace Out

I love Beach Bungalow's peace out posts every Friday. They're so much fun, they always include a gorgeous photo, sometimes some music and possibly a post.

Beach Bungalow 8

Isn't this photo spectacular!?

Friday, August 17, 2012

The never ending treat tin.

While my daughter was on vacation in Maine she left me her car. It was a low traffic time here in Montreal so I took advantage of that and took the car into work which allowed me to leave a half an hour later and come back a half an hour earlier every day. I offered my friend who takes the bus in the morning at the same time as me to come along. It was a blast! Every morning we stopped to have coffee and delighted about what a nice break it was to sleep in a half an hour later and come back a half an hour earlier every day. At the end of our car trips my friend offered me these absolutely delicious cookies that looked like a macaron and involved white chocolate, lemon and pecans.


They came in the most adorable little heart shaped tin. My friend told me to make sure that my daughter got some cookies because it was thanks to her car that we had all those fun times. So I did even though those cookies were almost impossible to resist. I was glad that I did because when I did my daughter asked: "Do we have to give this tin back?" and I responded "I don't know what the protocol is for that?" and she said well it's so cute I wish we could keep it...and then she got an idea! She said why don't you make her a treat and put it in the tin and it will be the never ending Treat Tin! When I pitched the idea to my friend she thought it was brilliant so here's what I made her that last time she got her tin back. Rolo Cookies!!!

ROLO Cookie
 If you want the recipe just click on the link under picture it will take you to my Pinterest board for Cookies where you may find many more recipes you like and if you're not used to Pinterest yet if you click on the photo it will take you to the link with the recipe and if you are not a Pinterest obsessed boarder and that is just too complicated for you just click on word  recipe here. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Friday Music on Thursday because I couldn't wait.

The minute I first saw this video I couldn't wait to show it to you because this girl is the real thing! She always has a nice word to say and she is just so full of heart it amazes me. You can find her blog Keep Holding on Sweetie (smiles can hide-a-lot) here! She openly invites people struggling with suicide, cutting and depression to contact her and she means it. They do and she does what she can in terms of pointing them to the right resources or just sending them a kind word and continuing to post messages of hope. She is really impressive for a 16 year old girl.

Every time this video has passed on my dashboard on tumbl'r I reblog it and it passes alot it came out in January and has been passed along all over tumbl'r.. I find it so moving, I find her so brave. Madison puts herself out there to give us all a message of hope.  We love you Madi! Thank you

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Art art I want you...Elena Kalis

 This week on my art post.

I discovered this photographer Elena Kalis and I just adore her.


She does underwater photography and it is so so cool, ethereal, light, airy and a bit "fairytalish".

Alice and Wonderland Series

I could look at these all day they are so relaxing.

 Calm Down



You can buy her prints at Deviant Art

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One Red Fish

Open Your Eyes, You can Fly

I would take them all! What do you think?

Monday, August 13, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Home & Delicious

I love discovering new online magazines and thanks to SFGirl's blog I just did. According to SFGirl by bay's blog Home & Delicious is published out of Reykjavík Iceland by husband & wife team; photographer Gunnar Sverrisson and designer Halla Bára Gestsdóttir.

As the name implies it is all about home decor and recipes. The magazine is gorgeous and the photography is amazing.You can also check out their blog or follow them on my favorite pinterest.

**If you're interested you may sign up to have home & delicious delivered to your inbox by emailing and be sure to mention that you’d like the English version unless you read Icelandic.

Thanks for introducing them SFGirlbyBay

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I ♥ Loom Rugs!

Loom Rugs

via SF Girl's blog

A rug is an art piece that is practical and makes things COZY!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday musings

When effort is needed, effort will appear. When effortlessness becomes essential, it will assert itself. You need not push life about. Just flow with it and give yourself completely to the task of the present moment. *Nisargadatta Maharaj

Friday, August 3, 2012


Can you believe that summer is already nearing an end? UGH! 

They are already talking about back to school. I can't take it! I don't know about you but when my kids are in school I feel like I'm in school.

At least I can offer you a BREAK if you are shopping for back to school items during the month of August. As an affiliate with Layla Grayce  I can offer a 10% savings with promo code school 

There is a really cute lunch box from Dwell Studio for a lucky girl will keep a nutritious meal cool or warm for hours along with the Bottle Holder that matches 

A nice touch can be made by personalizing some stickers and notepads by Boatman Geller and add them to books, backpacks, lunch boxes, etc. Aren't they adorable?

If you are an eco-friendly Mom get some Reusable Mini Snack Bag set from Itzy Ritzy These on-the-go storage pouches are easy for little hands to hold and keep purses and lunch boxes free from crumbs and messy leaks. I'm getting some for myself! I just love these not only do you get to be eco-friendly in style you can stop wasting your money on plastic baggies! 

Enjoy shopping for back to school with Layla Grayce and if you want to keep summer alive get this gorgeous set of dishes for you or for me PLEASE...

Or this tablecloth...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Amelia!

Happy Birthday Amelia! You're a lovely daughter.

 credit for picture Miss Noury.

We grew up together.
When I was 21 you were already one.

You are the oldest and a good big sister.

You and Grand Pa

You love your family! You have good friends. You're reliable, smart, a hard worker and creative too!

You goofing around at Somervale after a big snowfall.

 You're always up for adventure and goofing around!

Maine again.

You're so pretty.

On the trampoline.

I love you Amelia ♥

Kaitlin and Amelia in Maine Summer 2012

Happy Birthday Gorgeous! xo

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Art Art I want you...Mermaids

Lately the sea is calling my name and whispering to me in my sleep. 

Borrowed from

The tide is so strong that I am considering shifting my whole life and moving near one. 

Sea Maid by Cheryl Lawhon

I find myself looking a pictures of people surfing and beaches and Art with mermaids.

Anne Bedel

 I love mermaids, seahorses, sea shells, sea glass, driftwood just anything spurred out by the sea or inspired by it.

Nathaniel Mather

 What do you think of mermaids? Do you live by the sea and if not do you want to?