THE SMALL STATEMENT BAG
Little statement bags are a trend, that when done right can be something that will spark joy for years to come. If you are super into quality basics like me, this item could really add some punch to a basic outfit.
CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT SMOOTHIE BOWL
This is my current go to recipe for breakfast or for dinner before an evening trip to the gym. It’s super light and fills you up and did I mention it tastes like chocolate chip mint ice cream?
PARTY FAVOUR GIFT BAGS
If you’re in the middle of planning a wedding or a bridal shower you’ll know that cute gift bags can come at a hefty price. I am not afraid to admit that I’ve dropped over $30.00 on a grouping of 3 gift bags, that’s $10.00 a bag. Those bags probably cost more than the gift inside of them. I know, jaw dropping. I came across an image on Pinterest and it inspired me to come up with an adorable gift bag with a way better price tag…
WEDDING UPDATES + IDEAS
HOMEMADE CHICKEN SOUP
Every once in a while I get a craving for chicken soup. There’s something about it that’s so nurturing, especially on a cold rainy day, which we get on the regular here in Vancouver. I actually fully intended to add pasta to this recipe but just found it didn’t need it and who needs more carbs anyway?
HOME TOUR SERIES: THE KITCHEN
Welcome to the first post in the ‘home tour’ series where I’ll be sharing the lake house with you room by room. Today, I am sharing all the details about my parents kitchen. This is pretty much my dream kitchen, I wish it was mine, but for now, I am not complaining that I get to spend time in here on the regular. The kitchen has always been the heart of our homes and my parents really nailed it with this one. They went with an open concept kitchen that was entirely open to the dining and living room. It’s perfect for entertaining, especially on summer days. The window on the left in the pic above is actually a pass through window with a bar on the outside. My mom wanted it so she could pass lunches, snacks and food that’s meant to go on the BBQ through the window. Enough about all that, let’s get into the nitty-gritty details.
They are high in fibre and they’re a superfood when it comes to satiety. Wash well before eating. Use water and baking soda to removing pesticide residue.
Strawberries are thought to have anti-inflammatory and cancer-preventing properties. They do carry a lot of pesticide residue so be sure to wash them.
TOMATO PESTO TOAST
I love this recipe. Especially when you have access to really fresh ingredients. It’s a great for lunch or a light dinner. This recipe really relies upon the ingredients. It lets them shine.
THE FISH COUNTER
Located on Main Street, this is one of my favourite places to grab fish and chips in Vancouver. It is an indulgence so we rarely go. If we do, I usually just sneak a few bites of Nick’s and grab something lighter somewhere else on Main Street. However, it is so good and it is so hard to stop picking at his fries once I start.