Beauty is All Around Us


Is everyone having a snow day today, or is it just me? So many blogs I have read said they were having a snow day. :D Yippee for that!

It is so beautiful outside. Today I was actually able to appreciate the beauty around me because I wasn’t rushing off to or from work.

My day was quite produtive! I have gotten everything checked off my to-do list except for wrapping a couple gifts and reading the Policy and Procedure manual. But let’s be real here, the latter ain’t happening. LOL.

I used up almost all of the slew of veggies in the fridge, so they wouldn’t go bad while we were away. I made a huge stir fry. There was enough for the three of us and I have leftover to eat before heading off to the airport tomorrow. Always nice!

The star of the stir-fry show:


Salt free, organic, and all natural. I searched long and hard for a line of salt-free sauces, but the search was worth it. It was amazing.


1. Put carrots, sweet onion, and bell pepper into a food processor (or hand chop if you prefer!)


2. Chop tomatoes and toss in. Clip ends of Snow Peas and toss in. Add sauce. Ample crushed ground pepper. Cook on med-low heat for 15-20 mins.

3. Cook salmon in the over at 400 degrees. Spread Salsa over top.


3. mmmmm enjoy with a side of toasted bread and hummus (not shown- oops!)


It was so satisfying and delicious! I finished the meal with a Christmas treat from my coworker’s parent’s bakery! I don’t know what it is called but it is out of this world. Peanuts and chocolate perfection!



Ok I am off to pack!! I still have a last minute Christmas gift to make too!

I leave you with some of my favourite engagement pictures:





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“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it”


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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrea December 19, 2008

that stir fry looks so good!! stir fry is one of my fav meals by far! no recipe needed ;) and i love the pics, especially the one with the heart shadow. so cute!


2 ttfn300 December 19, 2008

gorgeous photos!! love em :)


3 carolinebee December 20, 2008

gorg pictures and i love that quote :D


4 Anne P December 20, 2008

those are the most gorgeous pictures!!! very creative and romantic. where were they taken?


5 Denise December 20, 2008

Love the pics…especially the last one!


6 TheSkinnyPlate December 20, 2008

Your pictures are amazing. Beautiful and romantic.


7 Deb December 20, 2008

I found your blog a couple days ago from another blog & I love reading it. I read through all your old posts & learned so much. Thank you for sharing & your pictures are all so beautiful.


8 Lara December 20, 2008

BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the one with the bamoo thing in the forefront focused on your ring with you guys in the background.
If I haven’t said it already, I love your daily quotes.


9 girlrunningaround December 20, 2008

Your engagement photos are AMAZING!


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