Monday, March 23, 2009


Finally it's here, SPRING !!!! Well almost, just half of it. Feels like a hot/cold shower, one day with high temps, blue sky kids playing in the neighborhood, next day move over sunny day here I come rain...Anyway sunnier days are on the way and that's all matters to me. So I wanted a little change on my blog, and wanted something cheery and colorful, and I think this will do. What do you think ?

Also I haven't been present on the blogosphere lately, trying to put the house in order, and decorate a bit more, which is not an easy task, since as soon as I finish one room and get to the other, the 1st room is already trashed aarrgghh!!! Pictures will be posted soon.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Happy 9th Birthday Son

Today is my first born boy's birthday, wow talk about a walk down memory lane, it was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I remember his birth like it was yesterday, 40 hours of labor !!!!!! He was born shy of few ounces from 10 lbs. And boy was he a cute baby, from his mom's point of view of course (haha).
Now Massin is still a cute boy, but came along an attitude, and his own way of thinking and doing thinks, which I must admit drives me nuts once in a while, but he's the most lovable, hugable, intelligent boy I could have hoped for. I LOVE YOU MASSIN and Happy Birthday.
So being such an unique thinking boy, as a cake he asked for a apricot flan

And I couldn't resist to add some pictures...

Monday, March 2, 2009


It's that time of the week again. I really have to say that since I started menus monday it really helped me with a lot in my everydays life, just by knowing what's going to be cooking that day. And I am not going to the grocery store every two days like I used to...

Monday : flank steak/roasted potatoes/grilled asparagus

Tuesday : Couscou

Wednesday : Left over

Thursday : Penne pasta with sausages, sundried tomatoes and artichokes (Giada's recipe)

Friday : Tajine chicken with olives and lemon/rice

Saturday : Left over from friday (I usually make 1 1/2 chicken)

Sunday : Tuna and black olives/artichokes tapenade panini with a salad

And I also have everything for 3 other days of the next week.

Monday : Chili

Tuesday : lasagna

Wednesday : Italian lentil soup

I hope it all gave you some ideas for your week, and if you need any recipes I'll be happy to share them with you.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Well I only have one word to say, HELP !! After visiting some of my favorite blogs and saw how gorgeous all your houses look, it was an inspiration for me. So I decided to do some decoration and cleaning which wasn't easy, because all the people who know me know how much I DISLIKE cleaning and I used a nice word there !! But little by little this week I started putting some framed pictures on the walls, find some nice linen for the bedrooms, some nice decorations and it make a big difference already. And we finally found new sofas (we are looking for 2 years now !!!) So when we receive them I'll take some pictures.

But let's come back to the reason of the title shall we. I have one dark secret which is hauting me for many weeks now, but I keep closing the door on it, so I decided to finally tackle the monster and do my best to make it look better and make it fonctionnal. My pantry, is the pantry of shame, the pantry that swallows everything I put in it to never be found again. I took some pictures to show you the before and please don't be horrified, better days are coming for the pantry...


No words to describe the chaos !!!!