Happy One Year Blog-iversary

Happy Blog-iversay… Happy Blog-iversary… Happy Blog-iversary to yoouuu and to meee!!

That was me, singing to you.  I’m either doing one of two things right now … I’m bowing as you throw flowers at me – – or (more than likely to be the case) I’m running away in utter shame. But that’s why I love you guys … you put up with my silly shenanigans and make me feel like what I do is somewhat normal.

Thank you.


Guess what? Guess who’s one year old today?! WE ARE?! – – not me and you as people, but me and you as blog buddies. Living The Sweet Life Blog has been chatting, charming and hopefully filling your tummies with delicious food for one full year. I feel like a proud sugar mama ( except not in a sugar mama sort of way …. Awkward).


And while I’m not giving away a Kitchen Aid Mixer (Bloggers, how do you do this?!? …. Kitchen Aid Canada – – help an Ontario sister out!!) I do have to thank you .. and I have a funny feeling, there will be a giveaway soon *cough November cough*

In the meantime, all I can do is THANK YOU.

Yes, you – – you sitting there reading this.  You that comments  on the recipes, asks questions and e-mails me pictures of your delicious treats. Thank you for laughing at my corny jokes … and for sitting tight when life just wasn’t so sweet.  Thank you for being both my therapist and my platform to just runaway to a Sugarland.

Not too long ago, I took a chance by introducing myself to you – – I opened you up to my life and invited you into my playground … my kitchen. I started off with poor pictures, and having no idea what in the world I was doing. Little did I know, I was taking the first step towards my sweetest dreams. Over the past year,  I’ve made great friends – – gone on amazing adventures, taken on new baking challenges, connected with individuals far and wide, and felt supported beyond belief. All over my true love – – being in my kitchen and baking.

Thank you.


You, my readers both astonish and humble me. I always thought, just my mom would read this blog … you know because she had to. I now sit here with subscribers, twitter followers, Facebook Page Lovers and regular commenters. What the cupcakes?!? – – me?

Thank you.

It’s a big deal. A huge deal. You are all a huge deal.  My very first comment blew me away. Someone, somewhere wanted to hear what I had to say … and they cared. They cared so much so that they wanted to comment. The network and community I’ve built around Living The Sweet Life never ceases to amaze me – – it means more to me than anyone would ever know and I thank you all from the very bottom of my heart. You have made my life sweeter and more fulfilling than any sugar high.

Thank you.

For doing all that you do, I promise you that LTSL has only begun. I will be featuring more delicious recipes, quick and simple answers to your sweet cravings. I promise more giveaways, blog spot lights, more product reviews and a couple of weekly series that you will have complete control over. I’ve only accomplished this year because of you.

Thank you.


I am lucky to be doing what I get to do – I thank you for joining me on this journey and welcoming me with open arms into your hearts and homes. You truly are irreplaceable and without sounding  completely like a Hallmark card – – I love you all.

Living the sweet life, may just be the name of my blog … but I truly am Living The sweetest life


Happy Birthday Batman <3

I’m deeming July Birthday month at LTSL … we’ve got another one today – – and this one is extremely near and dear to my little Grinch heart… today we celebrate my personal superhero’s birthday.

Faster than superman

Stronger than the incredible hulk

More sly and cunning than Batman

Dooo dooo doooo doooooooo


I have a little secret to share with you folks about my dear Mr.LTSL – – when we started dating he would make silly little jokes about how he’s a superhero and would whisk me away if ever I was in danger (cheesy – yes – – did I buy into it and love every second of it – yes!) as time went on, instead of deterring him from this ultra-ego – – I think I’ve only made it worst.  

But today I’m here to say my love – – you will always be my knight in shining armor. You have used your superpowers to cast a spell on me, and I don’t want it to ever end. I’m flying among the stars when you’re by my side. I’ll keep this short and sweet by simply saying, I love you and I’m thankful that I have your constant support and love in my life. I’m floored by your smile, mesmerized by the look in your eyes and intrigued by your intellect. Loll, your friend hit the nail on its head when he said “I choose right” loll ha ha ha – – I sure did. I’m truly blessed, that you and I have each other.  You’ve managed to make me the happiest girl in the entire world, and together – – I know we are unstoppable.

For your 25th birthday, I have so many wishes and dreams for you – I want to see you take over the world;  see you succeed –  see you continue to fall in life – and for us to continue building our life together. But of all of this – – most of all, I wish you complete contentment, with yourself and those around you. I wish you laughter, the respect you deserve and everlasting love. I can’t wait to grow old with you, laughing with each other and at each other.

How can I not love this goof-ball <3

I’m proud to be your girlfriend and all that you believe in. I had never allowed myself to know what true love was like, or that happily ever after was something that every girl could have. But you changed all of that for me. You weren’t kidding when you said I was dealing with a different kind of man this time around. You’re not just a different kind of man – you’re an exceptional man.

I love you, my knight in shining armor. Here’s to celebrating today, and for the rest of our lives and we grow old, grey and little bit more crazy – –  happy birthday