Monday, December 16, 2019

Music for Monday: Never Be Back

It has been a hot minute since I've shared a music for Monday post and I am SO excited about this song! My mom discovered Leif Vollebekk last week and has been shuffling through a lot of his music. Well, this song came on shuffle and seriously after the just the first line, I knew I loved this song. Something about it hooked me right away. Since, my love has only grown and I frequently put this song on repeat (I have it on repeat right now as I'm writing).

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Chai Latte Recipe (Vegan & Refined Sugar Free)

Two posts in one week - what what!? This recipe kind of comes with a story, so let me tell you the story then I will share the recipe! When I went to visit my cousin Andrew in Toronto in April, he brought me to Nordstrom to try their chai lattes. I had never had a chai latte before but I was instantly hooked! I had their chai latte made with oat milk and it was darn good! Andrew was originally having his chai lattes with regular milk but ended up switching to oat milk too. If you have a Nordstrom near you, I highly recommend a chai latte with oat milk! 

Since then, I have been feverishly looking for a chai latte recipe that I can replicate at home.  stumbled upon this recipe from Detoxinsta and it's a real winner! Seriously, so good! I have now made chai lattes for many of my friends and this recipe gets rave reviews every single time. It's only fair that I share the recipe with all of you so that you can participate in the chai latte joy, right?

I am obsessed with how these chai lates taste but I am just as obsessed with the fact that you can make one in like 5 minutes. They come together so quickly and making them is just so easy - I will gladly make you a chai latte if you stop by my place :) One of my best girls had a sip of a chai latte and said 'Oh my gosh this tastes like Fall'. And I couldn't pick more perfect words to describe this drink. It is SO fall! But, you will find me in my kitchen making this recipe year round because I am a fan of cozy - even in July! Onto the recipe!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Blueberry Muffins (Gluten Free, Vegan & Refined Sugar Free)

Okay let me just go ahead and say this right off the bat - I'm a blueberry muffin snob. For real, I'm picky about blueberry muffins and I'm not easy to please. Hands down, the best blueberry muffin recipe I have ever had are there Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins. But, then I quit gluten and dairy and thought I would never eat a good blueberry muffin again. That is, until I made these muffins!

I brought one of these muffins into work for my boss and she could not believe they were allergen friendly. I frequently hear people say they are trying to cut out gluten or dairy or sugar... but are struggling because their kids/spouse/family/friends... won't eat that way. Let me first say, that I am lucky to be surrounded by people who are adventurous and will try just about anything! But, I really don't think I've made that much of a compromise in the food department. And these muffins are a great example of that - you could easily whip up a batch of them and serve them to any group of people without any questions. They're just good. Period. Let's get to the recipe, shall we?

This recipe is from a blog called Making Thyme for my Health. I made a few adjustments based on suggestions in the comments - all of which I've detailed below. You can find the original recipe HERE.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Poppy ♥

We got a puppy!! You know that scene in elf where Buddy runs in to the meeting and yells "I'm in love, I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!" That has been me lately about our newest addition! I've been literally telling everyone I know how excited I am about this dog. And guess what? She is even more perfect than I could have hoped!
Last Friday, We drove to a little town near Toronto to pick up our girl and we are all pretty smitten. I am so beyond excited to introduce you to Poppy!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Little This & That

There has been a whole lot going on around here lately. Our renovation is just about done (although I say this with caution because we're so close and this part has been the longest), we are awaiting a very special day (more on this later), my skating programs kicked off (cue more arena time!) and with Halloween around the corner, I am doing my best to soak up all of the Fall fun before the chill arrives and it's Christmastime!

Today, I'm going through my camera roll and sharing little bits and pieces of things that were meant to be shared over the summer but just kind of accumulated - so a little bit of everything. Some crafts, some food, some general updates... you know? Just all the good stuff that's been going on :)
My cousin had a baby in August (!!!) and my Dad and I teamed up to make a growth chart to gift them. The baby's nursery is animal themed so we stuck to the theme and crafted up this fun little project!