Foodie Friday

Not too much to share from our week but a couple highlights:

Supper out with my Mom and the girls Tuesday night, nothing fancy (McDonalds haha) but it was nice not to cook and clean!

Getting our family photos back from Whitney! Our session quickly turned into a lifestyle session which I was a-okay with and LOVE the photos!

This one melts my heart. Chloe got upset and Avery instantly rushed to hug her.

I will share more soon!

And as always these two goofs:

So last week we had all vegetarian suppers and here are some thoughts of ours:

  • Suppers took way less time to cook!
  • Chad never complained – though he was out one night for supper and had fish
  • I did not miss meat.

This is not something we will do often, we typically like to have two vegetarian meals a week and will stick with that.

Saturday – Greek Kale Quinoa Salad & Smokies – Chef Savy

Sunday – Kale Turkey Pasta Bake – ifoodreal

Monday– Grilled Chicken Caesar Wraps & sweet potato fries

Tuesday – Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos – Belle of the Kitchen

Wednesday – Pizza night

Thursday – Easy Shrimp Fried Rice – Damn Delicious

Friday – Black Bean burgers & roasted cauliflower

Weekend plans include our last swimming lessons, flu shots (yay – haha), and pumpkin carving!



Currently posts are one of my favourite to post since it lets me share things I usually don’t get to.

Currently using… the charcoal mask from Beautycounter. I have never been one to use masks but love this one!


If you are curious about any Beautycounter products chat with my friend Brie!

Currently eating…all the Clif bars, there nut butter stuffed ones are my favourite!

Clif sent me this great package and the bars were gone in a couple days!

Currently excited for…running my second full marathon! Yup, I finally felt ready to run another full and everything fell into pace within a day. Long story short – we had plans to do a summer road trip to run Disney next summer but then all Disneyland 2018 races got cancelled, then one other thing we had planned to do on the road trip changed as well. At the same time my good friend registered for Phoenix and it got my thinking so I decided to go for it!

On February 24th Chad and I will be running the Phoenix Marathon!

Throwback to the Phoenix Half in February – our current half PR!

I partially think I am nuts but have already made my training plan that is three days running and two days cross training (spin at My Revolution!) which seems not too bad.

Currently working on…finishing my dresser! I am done both night tables and all the drawers so now I need to tackle the dresser and finish it before November when marathon training starts.

Currently reading… nothing for me! ha. But Avery’s preschool does Scholastic book orders which made me too excited 😉 We got our last order a couple weeks ago.

Currently watching… I think my favourite show currently has to be Lethal Weapon!


What are you currently excited for?

Weekend Recap

I am always in shock when I look at the calendar and we are a week away from the end of a month, yet here we are again and next month is November! Ahh.


I did a quick HIIT workout once Chloe was in bed, then after Avery was in bed we watched a couple show and I fell asleep on the couch. Exciting night 😉

Chloe has become obsessed with colouring, but she is not careful so we take off all clothing!


Another morning of swimming lessons and another class where Avery refused to wear her life jacket – help – we cannot get her in one for love or money! After we went to the grocery store where both girls had melt downs before this dog saved the day and got all the hugs and kisses.

I spent the afternoon cleaning and playing with Avery while Chloe stood in her crib for 90 minutes in a nap protest finally falling asleep an hour before we had to go.

Oh and I brought out this Barbie car I had stored away so got it out to surprise Avery and she lost her mind.

We had supper with Chad’s family and got spoiled with a turkey supper! The girls loving going there – check out all the awesome vintage toys!

I ended my night folding laundry and watching Fuller House.


We had a slow morning before heading out for a 12km run and it was the best weather for a run!

Our afternoon consisted of baking, more PlayDoh, Halloween crafts and visits with my family.

Chloe also loves Barbies these days – especially Avery’s, after this photo she took Ken for a bath in the toilet. But shhh Avery does not know yet 😉

Avery insisted on wearing her fancy dress:

I am ready for a quiet week, meaning I only have one evening commitment.


Foodie Friday

What a week! I am barely awake right now after a whirlwind (but fun!) week.

Monday was voting day! We walked over after work and got our vote on, Avery was pretty excited with the process since we knew someone running for council.

Avery working on her letter tracing after breakfast one morning:

Wednesday I had my biggest work event of the year. Chloe thought a nap at 7:30am was a good idea so I let her nap then went to work a bit late since ti was a long day for me – I got home at 11pm. My tired brain clearly was not working when I set my alarm for pm not am and slept in the next day.

Photos from my night:

Thursday was a long day and after battling a sore throat for weeks I went to the doctor. Turns out it is okay but he did prescribe me a couple days off work haha. I must’ve looked extra tired 😉

A rare moment of the girls colouring together:

Switching gears to meal planning. Comments on last week’s meals – crockpot chicken & dumplings? Major fail – I think the dumplings need to be in the whole time. The winner from last week would be the lettuce wraps.

This week I decided to do something different and have a meat free week! Lets see if Chad notices 😉

Saturday – Roasted Veggie Fajitas

Sunday – Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (Crazy Vegan Kitchen) & roasted broccoli

Monday – Black Bean burgers & sweet potato fries

Tuesday – Spinach, Tomato & Feta Frittata – Simply Recipes

Wednesday – One Pot Mexican Rice Casserole – Damn Delicious

Thursday – Spicy Thai Noodles – Life Made Simple

Friday – Roasted Chickpea Gyros – – Live Eat Learn

We actually have no weekend plans right now! I want to finish up my dresser and just have a quiet weekend 🙂




Canadian Christmas Swap 2017

There might not be any white stuff outside yet but we are already dreaming of Christmas 😉 Which means it is time to talk about the Canadian (blogger and more!) Christmas swap. Leigh and I are excited to be hosting it for the 6th year in a row!

We love how excited people get about it and how people come back each year to participate. Plus, it’s a fun way to “meet” new people and of course get an exciting ornament and package in the mail.

Previously we only had this open to bloggers but have decided to open it up to all social media people – having a blog is a bonus!

Here are the details – read carefully please!

  • You must be willing to share the package you receive on your blog and/or social media. If possible please use the hashtag #canadianbloggerchristmas on Instgram so we can all check out the photos posted there.
  • Leave a comment on this post or (Leighs’s) by November 3, 2017 if you want to participate
  • You will have to spend $20 (before shipping) on the package
  • The package must include an ornament. You are more than welcome to add anything else you want to the package.

Other important dates to keep in mind

  • Partners will be announced on both of our blogs the week of November 6 – 10th, 2017. You will also receive an email with your partners information from Leigh or I.
  • Packages must be mailed out by Friday December 1, 2017.
  • The link up will be posted on our blogs on December 13, 2017.

If you have any questions please let us know!