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British Columbia Trip: Vancouver, Part I

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Eric and I agreed to a laid back celebration for our wedding anniversary a couple weeks ago. Homemade cards and a home cooked meal sounded perfect, we had said. I whipped up a killer meal and we were just about in heaven stuffing ourselves silly. Eric kept asking me when we could open our cards. […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie for Two + An Advertising Update

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Another weekend is upon us! You know what that means – kicking back, unwinding from a busy back-to-school week, and making this creamy pumpkin pie smoothie to reward all your hard efforts. Whoever said you shouldn’t reward yourself with food really needs to try this smoothie. Seriously! Thanks to adding soaked rolled oats and chia […]

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St. Jacob’s Farmer’s Market, Fresh Restaurant, and Other Fun

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My goal for the last few weeks of summer is to spend more time outdoors. This hopefully means more trips to farmer’s markets, dining al fresco, swimming in lakes, iced tea on patios, and long late night walks. It’s been an intense, but satisfying, couple of months working like crazy on my summer book recipes […]

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How To Spiralize Vegetables (Without A Spiralizer!) + 2 Veggie “Pasta” Dishes

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I’m sure many of you are familiar with spiralizer machines – famous for turning vegetables like zucchini into spiraled, curly, pasta-like strands. I first had zucchini “pasta” a few years ago at a raw food restaurant and I couldn’t get over how similar it was to regular pasta noodles. A spiralizer machine has always been in […]

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The Big Three Oh

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    On Saturday, Dave and Ewa hosted a birthday bash for Eric with about 50 of our friends and family. I can’t think of a better way to ring in a 30th birthday celebration. We all had a blast. I managed to lug around my DSLR for the entire day, despite my best efforts […]

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More on The August Challenge & Friday Links

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The August Challenge is in full force! I hope you are well on your way to making August a fear-conquering month. I decided I need a way to keep myself accountable online throughout the month of August, so I created a page just for this challenge where I’ll be logging my daily feats. It’s going […]

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The August Challenge

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Fear. I don’t care who you are or where you come from, we all struggle with various fears on a daily basis. It’s one thing that unites us all, but it’s also something we don’t talk about very often. Instead, we often hear much more about hate, anger, jealousy, and criticism which only further leads […]

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12 Things I’m Loving Lately

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Our last morning in Calgary started off on a great note. That note was Eric’s cell phone alarm screeching at us to get to the airport. Actually, I was already up. I’ve always been the annoying early riser, while he has always been the annoying “I hate mornings” person. We’ve reached a bitter conclusion. Neither […]

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Family Fun in Calgary, Alberta

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This is the first time I’ve opened my laptop in almost 4 days now, which feels like f-o-r-e-v-e-r. As much as I miss blogging, it also feels really good to disconnect once and a while! I finally found a spare moment this afternoon to go through some pictures, so here is a recap of what […]

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Naked Sprout Meet Up & Other Weekend Fun

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As much as I love dining at Fresh restaurant, trying new-to-me vegan restaurants is one of my favourite things to do, especially if it is close by. Enter The Naked Sprout – Burlington’s (mostly) organic, raw & cooked, vegan, and gluten-free restaurant. It’s a 15 minute drive from me, making it the closest vegan restaurant […]

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