Could it be? Are we finally passed the literal and figurative slump otherwise known as winter? I don’t mean to jinx it but I broke out my Chuck Taylor’s yesterday and wore a JUST a hoodie to the grocery store. It was still 0 degrees but we’re halfway through March FOR GOD SAKES and I’m over it.
When I was in university, we had a campus cafe that served the BEST mushroom ravioli. It’s been years since I’ve had it so I tried to recreate the dish a few weeks ago, complete with hand-rolled dough. Keep reading for my recipe for mushroom ravioli and get some of the tips I picked up along the way!
I’m writing this as I eat Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked right out of the container while our wood burning fireplace emits just a the slightest campfire scent. This has become my definition of a wild Saturday night and honestly, I’m not mad about it. There was a point in time when the idea of a quiet night in without a real plan would have really bothered me…
Travelling has become a bit of hot topic for us lately. With our trip to Malta last fall, a handful of weekend adventures in years past and our honeymoon fast approaching, it’s safe to say our sense of wanderlust is alive and well. As with other facets of my life, travelling is just as much about the planning process as it is the execution. I feel like you can never be too prepared when exploring a new destination which is why I spend an ample amount of time developing a detailed itinerary for each trip we take.
We live in a world of instant gratification, where ‘yes’ feels like the only answer we can give and busyness is worn as a badge of honour. But with this sense of always having to be ‘on’ it’s no wonder we burn out, and find ourselves miserably going through the motions. See, without taking time to fill ourselves back up, we struggle to have anything left to give.
The next task on our to-do list is to finish up our living room. With our wedding fast approaching, we’re putting off the design and purchase of new furniture until the summer but it’s never too early to start planning (it is one of my strongest skills after all). I’ve rounded up some of my favourite trends and inspiration, check it out below!
I am lucky to surround myself with some badass, top notch women. They are intelligent, passionate, caring, hilarious and, yea they’re all friggin’ stunners in their own right. So while I’m not typically one for holidays rooted in consumerism, I do think there is something to be said for taking an opportunity to show the people in your life how much they mean to you; and if that means you need a yearly reminder on February 14, so be it.
I came to a bit of a revelation this week over on the ‘gram. I thought I’d share it here in case you missed it, and in case you could also use a bit of permissions to accept this slow season for what it is. Don’t worry, the regular roundup is just below, so if you aren’t into my incredibly prolific internal thoughts (she said dripping with sarcasm), scroll down.
Planning a wedding can be OVERWHELMING to say the least. We started planning ours about a year and a half ago and while many of our decisions were easy to make, it’s wild to think about how much effort and brain capacity goes into planning the biggest party of your life. My pal Alex from Weddings By Alexandra took some time to answer some key wedding planning questions that I think you’re going to find VERY useful.
Good morning friends! Happy Sunday! I tried on my wedding dress yesterday. It was the first time since sometime last spring and I was a little worried that it wouldn’t live up to the hype it had after I “said yes to the dress”. I’m happy to report that it did.
This New Year’s Eve felt a little different. I felt inspired and motivated. I had so many ideas for goals, and hopes of reaching major milestones in all of the aspects of my life. And then the buzz wore off and I snuck away to slumber through the wee hours of the morning, extra careful not to drool on my freshly laundered bedding.
I turned 27 last week. What’s with 27 anyways? It’s the corduroys of your 20s. Not those chic skirts that fashion bloggers are wearing now but those pants from Oshkosh you wore in 4th grade that we’re way too short; underwhelming and holding no real significance other than being a phase we all have to pass through. Yep, corduroys.
A couple of weeks ago we moved into our new house. Truthfully, finally getting those keys was an immense relief. The process of finding and buying a home while also staging and selling our home was tedious and draining, to say the least.