Italian Giardiniera

A few weeks ago my husband and I enjoyed an amazing dinner at a local Italian restaurant, Harth. One of the appetizers we had was Prosciutto which was served with a delicious mix of pickled chopped vegetables. So, so good. Prosciutto di Parma at Harth Mozza and Wine BarLater that night I took to Pinterest... Continue Reading →

Home Favourites

The day after my daughter was born, was the day we finalized the plans to build our dream home. During construction we were living with my parents which was a huge help after just having a baby as well as a 3 year old. Having their help also allowed my husband to do a lot... Continue Reading →

Self-care: not just a trending hashtag

So I realize writing a post about self-care is a pretty cliché topic these days, my apologies. It's a trending buzz-word for a reason though! I guess we have those young new-millennials to thank for it? Really though, if their generation wasn't so fixated on instant gratification and well, themselves and then posting their every... Continue Reading →

Back-to-school: Part 1 of 3

Back-to-school is a time I've been pretty 50/50 on the last few years but this year I'm feeling more 10/90 (90 being the part of me that is dreading going back). Being a teacher, it means going back to work, as a mom it means my oldest starting kindergarten and also not getting to spend... Continue Reading →

Our Little Oasis

For the past three summers my family has enjoyed our own slice of paradise at an RV and Trailer Resort just outside of the city called The Oasis. It is a private park, so no public access which is great. Being a teacher and having my summers off means we can be there a lot... Continue Reading →

Save a Turtle, Skip the Straw

Since being on summer holidays I’ve been making a lot of smoothies and iced coffees at home for myself and the kids (only smoothies for them of course). My kids thinks smoothies are a big treat and I really don’t mind giving them one everyday, nothing wrong with fruit and yogurt. I have to say... Continue Reading →

Working Out, kinda sorta.

For the last 3 months or so I told myself I would make more of an effort to get off the couch. It’s not easy…and most days I hated myself for accepting this personal challenge of mine. But I just wanted to have more energy, feel more productive and try to manage my mental health... Continue Reading →

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