Easy Canvas Prints Review

Hi all!

Sorry it’s been a while since a blog post, but I have been meaning to post this review for some time now.

I had the opportunity to work with Easy Canvas Prints, I received a free custom 8×10 canvas in exchange for a blog review!

Once I decided on the picture that I wanted printed, the first thing I noticed was that I could not find my original raw file from the camera! Since it was the only picture of my family that everyone was smiling in (I say that lovingly), I used the lower resolution photo from Facebook. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the photo on the canvas itself!!

Easy Canvas Prints is just as easy to use as their name suggests! It it literally as easy as heading to their website, uploading your favorite photo(s) then choosing the size and features of your custom canvas!

Easy Canvas Prints is so user friendly that you can even upload a photo directly from Instagram to be printed!

Once I placed my order, they must have started working on it that day! The delivery time was unreal! Did I mention that it’s always free standard shipping, to all 48 states??



I have been wanting to start decorating our room for a while now, and I feel as if this was what I was waiting for to get started!


So if your on the hunt for a great place to get your pictures printed on canvas, look no further! The customer service is wonderful, that’s if you should ever run into issues using their amazing user friendly website!


Banana Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

So as some of you know, giving up sugar sucks…like big time sucks!
Things have been particularly stressful with my ankle injury preventing me (still) from running, and I find myself craving things like sweets more often.
I have made these cookies a few times now, and really enjoy the subtle flavours and health benefits they have to offer.

Banana Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies

2 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup quick rolled oats
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1tsp flour


Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes

I must say they make excellent filling snacks! Or breakfast on the run:)

What is your favourite healthy cookie recipe?


Canmore March 2014

Hi All! Last weekend Ivan and I went on a mini vaca to Canmore. We desperately needed to get some mountain air and break our cabin fever that we have been enduring with the frigid temps in Edmonton.

Here are some random pics from the Trip.

Lake Minnewanka




Lake Louise

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Basin Cave

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Vermillion Lake

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Tunnel Mountain

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Question: Have you experienced Cabin Fever?



Well at least it’s not broken…I think

So last week I was running down a set of arena bleachers frantically trying to get the attention of a dude on a Zamboni. In my panic, I lost my balance and caught myself. Then it happened again, milliseconds after the first near miss. In a instant my brain processed it was either go limp and smoke the boards at the bottom of the bleachers risking a concussion or fling myself back into a steady position.  Well, since I am scared of being hauled out of work by an ambulance, I naturally went with wrecking my ankle.

The first few minutes did not seem to bother me, I was still running towards the guy on the Zamboni. See I was in the middle of searching for a lost child….One of many in the series of parents worst nightmares. I still was able to run over to him to explain the situation, mid conversation I heard over the radio that the child had been found.

Once I heard those words and I knew he was okay, that’s when my body shut down. I was no longer was running on adrenaline, the injury set in. I was able to hobble my way to get some ice and finish off my shift bearing all my weight onto my right leg.

By the end of the night I was in searing pain, I hopped to my car and barely made it into my house. Adam was surprised when I fell on the ground trying to get off my right shoe, naturally my left shoe was off because it was too painful to put it on. My foot started to swell when I put it up at home.

I knew that the morning was not going to be any easier, so I called up a friend that has some crutches and with Adam’s help, muddled my way over to borrow them for the day.

Anyways, fast forward a week and I am able to walk without a limp (hurray!) However, I still can not see my ankle and there is bruising on the left side of my foot.

It is finally warming up here in Edmonton, the snow is melting and the sun is shining! It feels like summer even though it is only 9 degrees! I am antsy to get running again, Our half marathon is in August, and I need to train for the upcoming 5 and 10 km runs that we have planned! I plan on giving it a go on Wednesday evening (Tina and I are taking part in a 10 week hardcore runners training course), however if my ankle starts to bother me I will have to bail and make my way back to the car.

If the swelling does not go down soon, I may just go see a doc. However, the way I see it is that every day I can do a little more! Sprains can take a while to heel, and I don’t feel like sitting in the emerge for 6-8 hours!

My first real injury in a while! But I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Q: What was your first injury that kept you from doing the things you love?
Q: Have you ever momentarily lost tabs on your child?