Thursday, October 18, 2012

let's have a chat

I never thought it was possible, but I really have developed a relationship with Blogging. It's been a place where I can show the exciting aspects of my life and get feedback. It's been my pretty place on the internet. And I love that it's a place where I can post outfits, food and the fun stuff in my life.

taking an outfit shot at work with my awesome camera that I bought mostly because of the blog. 

It's been  more than 2 years of blogging DAILY! It's seriously part of my life and I have to think about it constantly to make sure I have pictures to post about.

snapping a picture of my lunch before devouring!

weekend muffins- it's so nice taking pictures on the weekend because I can take advantage of the daylight

But lately I've been struggling with blogging lately. Maybe it's all the craziness in my life right now. Work (new position IS so busy, but fun), Engagement (YAY!!! But planning... oh my!), house buying (oh yeah!) and wanting to join a few clubs (and perhaps start one of my own). It's all so much fun, but it's hard to focus on it all.

The day after the proposal!

So this is me saying that I need a break.

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my little blog. It's been SO much fun exploring this with you all. Of course, I'll continue reading blogs and I have a feeling I won't be gone for long. But I think it's time for a change. Perhaps a new blog or something completely different! I'll be out there though!



Friday, October 12, 2012

fall wears

Happy Friday! It was a short week in Canada, but I'm still happy it's Friday. 

The air is very chili now so I've traded my flats for boots!  

Jackets and scarves are my wardrobe staples in the fall and I love it!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!


Thursday, October 11, 2012

last minute granola

hummm it seems we need groceries! With the holidays and working we are down to our last few staples in the house.

This morning I used up all my jarred nuts and dried fruit to make a quick granola!

Last Minute Granola
makes 4 1/2 cup servings

1/3 cup chopped walnuts
4 Tbsp unsweetened coconut
2 Tbsp ground flax seed
1/2 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/2 Tbsp honey

In a frying pan toast the nuts, seeds and oats until you can smell them and they are turning a darker toasted colour. Stir continuously! Add the cranberries and honey and stir to combine. Serve with yogurt or milk. 



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

best date night EVER!

On Friday night the BF took me out for a date night.

We hiked...

I love fall hikes! Check out those trees!

We wined...

  I loved this Malbec! So smooth. 
We dined...

I had a creamed barley stuffed squash with roasted veggies. Mmm... crispy kale!

Dessert- chocolate pecan pie!

And we sparkled... 


Yes, we got engaged!!!!



Saturday, October 6, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's Thanksgiving in Canada. I hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday weekend!!


Friday, October 5, 2012

embracing the fall

On a cold rainy fall day what can you do other than make your rain coat warmer with a fall coloured scarf!

Happy Friday everyone! Are you enjoying the fall weather? I'm so excited for Thanksgiving weekend! Nothing says fall like getting together to eat pumpkin pie!

I'm really into cardigans this fall. I guess I'm just chilled to the bone all the time and go right for the warmth of a sweater in the morning.

Have a great day! Thank goodness it's Friday!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

family style sushi night!

Last weekend we got some friends together to try the family style sushi I learned about at a meeting a few weeks ago.

The fixins'- smoked salmon, marinated tofu, shrimp, "crab", seasoned sushi rice, marinated veggies and avocado.

What they look like before folding up the sides, dipping in soy sauce/wasabi mixture and taking the bite!

Look who came over for dessert! Our friend got this awesome cookie monster cake from a coworker for his birthday. Yummy AND cute!

The next day's leftovers were amazing! We really need to do this more often!