How to Make Cheese Empanadas (Without Breaking a Sweat!)

Cheese empanadas are a delicious dinner option – especially when you’re seeking a no-meat meal! These cheese empanadas take me back to my roots. With my Filipino heritage, empanadas were a regular in my household. I always loved my mother’s empanadas. Growing up, she would make two batches: one filled with beef, peas and raisins and the other, sans raisins…

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Quebec Travel Guide: Why Our Family Loves Quartier DIX30

Shopping, dining and family-friendly activities: these are all the things we look for when our family hits the road. Thinking of a trip to Eastern Canada? Here’s our Quebec Travel Guide with a focus on our favorite lifestyle center, Quartier DIX30. Growing up, many of our trips catered to my love for fashion. During family vacations, after visiting “must-see” landmarks,…

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Why We’re Excited to Spend This Weekend at Quartier DIX30

Our family’s looking forward to a super eventful weekend – and that includes a block party at Quartier DIX30. Time to put our party hats on! For anyone who knows me, I’m all about shopping. Guilty as charged, I’ve been a shopaholic since my innocent teen years. Fast forward to now, I’m way more responsible with my spending habits, but…

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Super Fun Summer Activities for Toddlers

Sun’s out, gotta go out… okay, well, maybe that’s not the *official* saying, but you know what we mean! Here are some of our favourite summer activities for toddlers! Gotta enjoy that sunshine! I don’t know about you, but the moment my son hit the toddler phase, he was all about playing outdoors. In cold, cold Montreal, that’s sometimes very…

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Our Favourite Magic Kingdom Toddler Rides

Thinking of travelling to the oh-so magical Walt Disney World with your little ones? Here’s a list of our favourite Magic Kingdom toddler rides. As Princess Jasmine sang, “Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling!” The first time we took our son to Disney World, he was just a little over a year old. Lots of my peers asked me, “But will he enjoy…

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My Reading List: 10 Must-Read Books of 2019

Looking for your next great read? Today, we’ve got the top 10 must-read books of 2019. Time to get lost in a good book! Okay, I’ll say it – because you know everyone has: “We’re already halfway through the year?! Man, 2019 has flown by so quick!” Phew – glad I got that out of my system. But, seriously, where…

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Our Family’s Disney Travel Diary: Toy Story Land Review

We came, we saw, we conquered. Here’s our family’s honest Toy Story Land Review. (Spoiler alert: We’re already itching to go back.) Okay, I take it back – Leo did not, in fact, conquer the Slinky Dog Dash. He will in a few years though! I’d like to think that I am properly molding my family into lifelong Disney lovers….

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5 Wedding Traditions You Won’t Want to Skip

Some wedding traditions stand the test of time – and for good reason. These are the ones I’m happy I didn’t skimp out on. Here I am, still dreaming about my wedding day – 4 years later. My wedding day is an event I think about frequently. Sure, now that we’re approaching our four-year anniversary, there are things that Joe…

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Magical How-To: Aladdin-Inspired Cupcakes with Princess Jasmine Cupcake Toppers

Impress guests at your kiddo’s next birthday bash with these DIY fondant Princess Jasmine Cupcake Toppers – totally inspired by one of my favorite Disney films! “Indescribable feeling!” If there are any movies from my childhood that I can remember with crystal clarity, they would definitely be Disney’s Beauty & the Beast and Aladdin. And no, it’s not just because…

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Tomato Tart: A Delicious Meal Your Guests Will Adore

This tomato tart is the perfect addition to your family’s cookbook. Serve it for lunch or at a dinner party – everyone will surely enjoy its marvelous flavours. I’m feelin’ so fancy, using puff pastry! While on our most recent trip to the grocery store, I spontaneously picked up a package puff of pastry, not really knowing what to make….

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