Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Wine Down

Happy Friday!!!!

It's the August Long Weekend here in Canada and it's also Kris' birthday on the holiday Monday so I'm gearing up for a weekend of fun with the mister.

It's been a busy busy week so let's Wine Down and then head off into the sunset!

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Recipes Worth Trying - Sweet and Savoury Cheese Dishes!

I love cheese!

Unfortunately, growing up my Dad was a cheese hater so we never really ate a lot of it. Now in my adult years, I have tied myself to a wonderful man who also hates cheese (seriously... wtf) so once again I find myself not cooking with it very often.

Great for the waistline, but not always good for the soul.

Luckily, many of the wonderful women in my life LOVE cheese, so when given the opportunity to buy and cook up something delicious and cheesy, I jump at it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Recipes Worth Trying - Lavender Summer Treats!

I love picking a new recipe to try.

Cookbooks, newspaper clippings, pinterest finds; a great new recipe means a fun day in the kitchen for me!

This past weekend I dove into one of my FAVOURITE sources for great recipes, the LCBO Food & Drink magazine, where the theme of so many great recipes was lavender.

I picked two that looked incredible and got to cooking. The Lavender Raspberry Mojito, and the Lavender Lemon Curd Tarts.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday Wine Down

Happy Friday!

It's a hot one in the Toronto area this week. Hydration and keeping the shades drawn are the name of the game right now.

I can't say I mind too much though, it's lovely to have the heat! I know I'll miss it when it's gone.

This weekend I'm hoping to spend lots of time outside by the lake working on my tan and snapping pictures (maybe catching a few Pokemon...) so let's Wine Down this week!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wood Fire Barbecue By The Lake

On a hot night in July, I stepped out with my sweetie to indulge in a delicious summer barbecue.

Our destination? Port Credit's newest restaurant, Fired Up! 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Chic and Wild!

It's been a while since I've done an outfit post, but I'm just so happy with some of my new purchases that you can expect a few in the coming weeks!

I love business casual attire in the summer. It's brighter and more versatile than it's winter-time counterparts, with light fabrics that keep you cool while looking très chic.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday Wine Down

Happy Friday!

It's been a few weeks since my last Wine Down. If you follow me on Instagram or caught my Tuesday post this week, you'll know I skipped last week because I was playing at the park with this little cutie.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Green Tea Frappuccino Breakfast Smoothie!

I love the Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino

I mean, LOVE it. I can't wait for hot weather so I can start ordering it as much as possible. With whipped cream because why not.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Get Outside and Play!

This past weekend, I did something that I've decided needs to be a priority of mine this month:

I went outside and played!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Saving Your Money Like A Pro!

Saving money is hard.

Whether you need a new laptop, to pay down your loans, or you're saving for a down payment, the task of putting away money each and every week is daunting. 

And let's face it, so many of us are just BAD at it.

Today, I'm going to talk about a tool I've been using since I was 18 to help me save. It's evolved over the years as my life has gained more expenses, but at it's core it's pretty much the same.

I'm going to talk about "The Spreadsheet".

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Ikea Hack - DIY Bar Cart

When I moved into my apartment, one of the pieces of furniture I really wanted was a bar cart for my glasses, wines and spirits.

Bar carts can run up a pretty hefty price tag so I put that particular "want to have" on the back burner so I could buy the things I really needed, but as the number of bar items in my apartment grew I knew it was time to find a proper home for them.

After a bit of researching and time spent on Pinterest, I decided that I could easily DIY a great bar cart for myself that I know I will be happy with for a long time!