Things I’m Loving Lately

Hi friends!

I hope you are enjoying your week so far! Today Cam and I did a fun little road trip to Ikea. I bet you didn’t expect to read “Ikea” after “road trip”. What can I say we’re pretty wild… Seriously though, Ikea is kind of awesome. When I see the closet organizers they have I momentarily think I would be capable of keeping my room clean if I had a fabulous Ikea closet.

Anyways, it’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of highlights or things that I’m loving lately, so here we go!

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  • My new agenda: I think I will always be one of those people that keeps a paper agenda, even if it is redundant. I love being organized, have a terrible memory for important dates, and I have a little bit of a stationery hobby/collection… ok let’s be real – it’s a bit of an obsession. Ok, now that we have that out of the way, take a look at my amazing new agenda. I seriously love it. It is full of cute surprises, including secret codes. No joke. It’s like it was made for me…

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  • This adorable candle that my mother-in-law gave Cam and I: Cam and I have candles going all the time, and I love vanilla-ish scents. This candle is called confetti cupcake, which is just awesome on it’s own, but the icing on the cake (see what I did there…) is the cute sparkly lid. I am a little bit like a cat…I love sparkles and shiny things.

Mandala

  • This awesome mandala colouring book: I know the benefits of mindfulness meditation; I don’t need convincing, but I honestly just have trouble sitting still and clearing my mind. Enter mandala colouring book… a book made for people like me who want to reap some of the benefits of meditation, but have trouble with traditional meditation techniques. This book is filled with mandala circles, which, for those of you who don’t know, are symbols of the universe, used as instruments of meditation. You pick whichever mandala speaks to you that day and sit down and colour it in. I find it helps me focus and is quite relaxing, and the book even has a legend of colours to tell you how the colours you chose reflect your mood. So, to summarize, you can revert back to your childhood momentarily while still doing yourself some good!

Stationery

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  • Making my own stationery: we’ve already covered the fact that I have a stationery obsession, so it’s only natural that I take on the hobby of making my own, right?! And yes, I know, you can buy stationary, but I really am having a lot of fun making these simple greeting cards, and there may even be a how-to blog post coming up for those of you who are quirky like me and want to try making your own.

Loving Lately

Happy Thursday!

Until next time,

Sam

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Remember me?!

Oh, hey! Remember me? Well after a longer-than-planned break I am back in action!

So what the heck have I been up to over the past month? Here’s the highlight reel…

Trying out some new smoothie recipes

Smoothie

…and more smoothies

Smoothie

Eating my eggs and plantain fries…what else is new…

Eggs and Plantains

Trying out some new recipes… say hello to dijon salmon

Dijon Salmon

And cherry ‘icecream’ with chickpea brownie pieces

Cherry Icecream

Drinking this beauty of a drink in the mornings

Morning drink

Having a kombucha ‘pop’ when I go to my favourite local natural foods store

Kombucha

Wearing some pretty outrageous workout pants…what can I say, I like to keep it fun!

Pants

And did I mention I’ve been drinking a lot of smoothies? 🙂

Smoothie

There you have it – some highlights from my month of being MIA. As you may have suspected from all of the pictures… there may be the odd recipe coming your way soon!

And, on a completely separate note, you might have noticed a few changes around here! I may have been away, but didn’t forget about this little blog! I have lots of exciting things planned, starting with this new blog design!

It feels good to be back! Thanks to everyone who stuck around despite my being away!  🙂

Until next time,
Sam

Highlights of the Week – Feb 1

Happy February 1st! I cannot believe we are already into February – where has the time gone?! I feel like it was just Christmas and then I blinked and it’s suddenly February!

Well, February or not, it’s also Sunday…so here comes another weekly highlights post!

I have to say, despite a hilariously off day early this week (where I was late for work, forgot my work-appropriate shoes, wore my shirt inside out at the gym, and then found myself completely lost on the way to a new hairdresser’s), the rest of the week was great! There was definitely no shortage of highlights this week!

  1. Finding the perfect breakfast ‘fry’ recipe:

Plantain fries

I won’t go on and on about the plantain fries that I made, because I already wrote a whole post about it, but I couldn’t help but include the recipe discovery in my highlights for this week because they really were that delicious!

  1. Some great finds for my upcoming trip to Cuba

Cuba FInds

Cam and I have been planning our honeymoon since we got married in October, and I can’t believe that it’s almost here (we leave on Sunday – yay)!

This week I realized how close the trip is getting and I decided to pick up a couple of things. I found the perfect floppy sunhat, and sunglasses (at Aerie of all places…), and the cutest sandals at my favourite shoe store in Peterborough (S.O.S for those of you who live in Peterborough – if you haven’t been you should check it out). I also started packing for Cuba and I’m getting even more excited – Sunday cannot come fast enough!

  1. Going to a beautiful wedding

Cute Wedding

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Nikki and I at the wedding

This weekend my cousin got married, and we were lucky enough to get to go her wedding. I have been so excited to see these two awesome people get married, and their wedding was fittingly perfect. Nikki, Cam, my parents and I had a great time!

  1. Getting to spend a weekend with Cam

wedding fun

My cousin’s wedding was doubly exciting for Cam and I, because it meant that Cam got to take the weekend off of work. This was the first weekend that Cam and I had together since our wedding; it was wonderful! It made me even more excited for our whole week together in Cuba!

Happy Sunday friends!

Until next time,

Sam