Pasta salad has been a dietary staple in my life since childhood (I am a child of the 90’s let’s remember). “Macaroni salad” as we called it, was the junky BBQ sidekick put out with the potato, coleslaw and ambrosia salads… you know, your mayonnaise and cool whip basics.
Who else is getting excited for Canada Day??!! The July 1st long weekend is always something to look forward to, but this year I think it’s safe to say that the festivities are going to be bigger and better than ever before. Canada is turning 150 and the prep for the big day can be seen all across Canada with impressive pop-ups and imagery. I have to say, I haven’t always been inspired to bust out the Canadiana and combat the crowds, but this year, whether it’s because it’s such a milestone or because I’m raising my own little Canadian, I’m feeling all kinds of festive!
I had a really tough time coming to terms with my little baby boy hitting this first major milestone. I was in deep denial that an entire year had gone by since I had held him in my arms for the first time. That, combined with the knowledge that I’d be heading back to work really effected me leading up to his big day. So, planning this party honestly helped me to feel some excitement about the whole thing. I’m so pleased with how it all turned out. The party, the people, and most of all, my first year of being a mommy to my baby.