Saturday, June 24, 2017

Saturday Adventures


On my table this Saturday morning

- New Eddie Bauer Backpack - awesome, waterproof and so cute - to be honest I kinda use it as a purse now lmao but I'm looking forward to going camping with it this July. http://www.eddiebauer.com/

- The birdhouse is one of my husbands fathers day gifts :) Micheal's has lots of great ideas that are affordable.

- Signed the little one up for this Summers Reading program which I think is going to be great for her before she starts preschool this September. We meet once a week, unfortunately we wont be making the launch party which is today. 

- Bamboo , has to be somewhere in the house. It's one of my favorite things to add to any room. 
(Bamboo has become fashionable as decoration for the home, as well as to give a sophisticated touch to our living rooms, but it also has become popular to attract positive energy. It is said that bamboo integrates growth and water, offering purity, transparency and life. Having this plant in our home will bring us a feeling of comfort, calmness and shoo away envy.)

Click here for more positive energizing plants https://steptohealth.com/10-plants-attract-positive-energies/


Update on Greenhouse : Tomatos and Peppers are doing really well but I cant keep up with the Lettuce, there's only so much you can eat per day lol 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

JUNE




          Renovations started last Monday, very excited that it is done :P Picking through paint samples can be a serious decision and a bit stressful ahaha

 Now the painters are here, we picked the 4th color from the bottom on the paint slip on the right.the warm brown/beige  :) I cant wait to start putting the downstairs back together.  Looking to put a sectional around the fireplace while having the other half of the first floor to be the gym. 

I'm going to be doing the finishing touches on the laundry room later today when the painters are gone. I found some really really rustic pieces to go with the turquoise and white set up.





Training again which I have missed soooooo much. The love is back and nothing makes me happier to get back to that part of my life. 


‘Cause sometimes you just feel tired, feel weak
And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up
But you gotta search within you
And gotta find that inner strength
And just pull that shit out of you
And get that motivation to not give up
And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face, and collapse

Monday, May 22, 2017

Let the wind whisk away the spring air




Downtown Love
I've been slowly venturing out to see the specialty shops downtown and I love it. I've been running the trails along the Ottawa River, it's nice to find new spots and switch it up.Still need to visit the Farmers Market - maybe next weekend. 

My daughter and I checked out Wilkies Fresh Baked Bread and they're amazing. The prices are decent and they have fresh varieties every day, along with soups and sandwiches, oh and fresh honey.






 I'm so excited to Garden this year, last spring we found out we were posted so I had to stop what I was dong, but this year is mine :) My husband bought me a walk in greenhouse. I love it but it was bought because one of my cats keep eating the veggies :P So far I have 3 types of Lettuce, Snap Peas, Bell Peppers, and Yellow & Green Peas. I'm late on getting my Tomatoes and Cucumbers ready but I'm going to finish those today after planting the rest of my Raspberry bushes. :) So excited




The first trimmings of the lettuce :)




20 Raspberry Bushes 



Saturday, April 1, 2017

April





April 1st - Saturday Morning

Usually Saturdays are for prepping for the week, we bake bread and tea biscuits and tortillas

Scone Recipe

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cayenne pepper and salt.
  2. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Stir in the cheese.
  4. Add the buttermilk all at once, stirring with a fork to make a soft, sticky dough.
  5. With lightly floured hands, press the dough into a ball.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, knead gently 10 times.
  7. Pat out the dough into a 3/4-inch thick round.
  8. Using a 2-1/2-inch floured cutter, cut out rounds.
  9. Place on a ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Gather up the scraps and repat dough once; cut out more rounds.
  11. Brush the tops of the scones with egg.
  12. Bake in a 425 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.

Lately we've been doing alot of crafts and getting outside prepping our garden :) I've been testing products which is a lot of fun, esp because they're free. I'm doing the new secret deodorant Cool Waterlilly & OLAY's new Daily exfoliating with sea salt. Ill show a couple of products I completed before this one.



Herbal Essences bio:Renew Coconut Milk Shampoo & Conditioner and the new Dry Shampoo with Green Tea















Oral-B® Pro 6000 SmartSeries Power Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush with Bluetooth Connectivity Powered by Braun

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring 2017



                  It's been awhile, we moved back to ON 9 months ago and I'm continuing to build a community. After being posted, it always takes me awhile to establish a new routine and a new normal. I'm back on track with my workouts and it feels great to feel more like myself.
     The most important thing is to replace/recreate the things you loved "at home" in your new home and it sounds easier than it is to complete. Even if it is your new coffee place, new running trails or even new places to consider your Day Off activities.

     My table these days like usual include;

- Fruit
- 2017 Agenda ( favorite thing about starting a new year) 
I need some new books to read so a friend of mine suggested novels by Canadian Author Ami Mckay, I bought Birth House and the Virgin Cure - Ill let you know how they are.
Stuff for a caterpillar on a leaf craft !






       It's almost Spring!!!! So excited I love getting my veggies and flowers ready for the season and since I have a little helper I usually buy her her own "Veggie Garden".
   



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Adventures

 I survived the move...

A new home but same table 




Moving provinces can be difficult, I find the best thing to do first is check out your community for things to get involved in or to help you find a new routine that shadows your old one ; even if it's finding a new hair stylist or a new place to find fresh Veggies.
  My husband is going to be gone a lot more, so I am going to fill out the emerg. child care booklet, there are some new paints and coloring books for my daughter. 
My health folder because I see my surgeon Thursday :) which also means my baby will be going to a new Daycare - I'm hoping it goes well. - thats her dinosaur lunch bag :P
The Adidas bag used to be my old gym bag (perfect condition) because I find I take so many things back and forth to the car I might as well put them all in one bag.






Tuesday - We visited the library and it is an awesome one ! :D I never visited when I lived here the first time, they also have awesome child programs and activities.  Make a list of all the places in the community you can check out, you'd be surprised about how much there is to do.