EH-MOJI!

Canada is awesome and amazing and I love calling it home. And now I add Tim Horton’s to the list of all things awesome and amazing.   “What?” you say. “But you really don’t like Tim Horton’s. Why now? Why is Timmies so great?” Well, it’s not the coffee. It’s not the timbits. It’s not even…

Cottaging Traditions: Webers on Hwy. 11

One of the best things of being foreign is to have local friends showing you the ropes (or burgers in this case). On the way to Cottage Country at the beginning of summer break, my friends Candace and Michelle (knowing that I love food and new experiences a whole heck of a lot) told us…

Ruffalo is the Gruffalo, right?

So I have a problem. Well, I have lots of problems but one of them is pretty simple: I confuse names of people, places, and things. It’s summer so I stayed up WAY past my bedtime last night with the man enjoyed a lovely G&T from one of my favourite gin producers straight outta D.C.:…

So This is 40

Well, for me it’s (over) 40 and my friend (just under) 40. It’s been ages since we’ve had a chance to catch up. And girlfriends need that: time to catch up, gossip, and receive some sage parenting advice (thank you, dear friend). So what would two amazing friends do to catch up? Super easy: early…

Charleston and the Confederate Flag

Last week, a racist terrorist took the lives of nine people inside of Charleston’s historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. I have tried to capture how I felt about the Confederate flag being flown in South Carolina but think my friend Melissa Wilson said it best: “I’ve always wondered why people are so proud of the…

Happy Father’s Day

   We love our papa … and papa loves cheesecake.  He does not love any and all cheesecakes. Nope. This true Schwob loves his German cheesecake which is, unlike its New York counterpart, light and fluffy with a hint (and I mean *hint*) of lemon.       So thanks to Liberté Greek yogurt, as well…

Inside Out …

    Yes! We saw it and it was everything you’ve heard and more. It was our first full week off of school and seemed only fitting to celebrate our first week together with a movie. And lucky us, Inside Out was released today. We packed up the car and enjoyed our lunch of butter popcorn (real butter)…

How to Sort Legos 

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of ways to keep a collection of Legos.  Our Lego collection consists of Uncle Rob’s old Legos and the kids’ new ones accumulated of dozens of birthdays and holidays.  At this point it takes up two laundry baskets as well as a few smaller plastic boxes. What? Laundry baskets?…

Put a Lid on It!

I do not understand the world sometimes. Wait. Cancel that.  I don’t understand the world rather often. Apparently paying $5 for a bottle of water at a FIFA Qualifier for the 2016 World Cup in Sochi gets you a bottle of water…but see if you can figure out what it does NOT come with:   …