Sunday Roundup

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.

Recipe Box: Mushroom Ravioli

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!

Sunday Roundup

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…

A Guide to Travel Itinerary Planning

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.

Sunday Roundup

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.

Living Room Decor Inspiration

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!

Galentine's Day

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.

Sunday Roundup

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.

Wedding Planner Q&A with Weddings By Alexandra

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.

Sunday Round Up

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.

Friday Introductions: 10 Things About Me

I figured it was time for an introduction to the gal behind the blog for those that may not know me! I’ve been seeing more readers lately than ever before and from all over the world, which is AMAZING! Who knew this blog could reach people in the United Kingdom, South Africa and even Australia - HELLO FRIENDS.

Sunday Round Up

Hey! Happy Sunday! I’m writing today’s post from my favourite spot in the house - the kitchen island. BH is meal prepping (he’s the real MVP) and we’re listening to the Hangover Friendly Playlist on Spotify which, I might add, is great even when you’re not hungover.

Wedding Plans: How We Found Our Wedding Photographer

From vendors to menu to honeymoon plans, I’ve had a ton of questions about our wedding. I thought I’d start to share some of the details as our big day approaches – hopefully my tips and tricks will be useful or at the very least, satisfy your nosy self (no shame). For our first dive into the wedding planning trenches, I’m talking all about how we found our photographer…

Sunday Round Up

It’s weeks like these that I find myself thankful for the slow seasons. Thankful for rest and schedules that aren’t filling up the square of every single day on the calendar, and then some. This week was uneventful, but it felt so damn good to seek joy in the simplicity of a cup of coffee in the morning and a chapter of a good book to cap off the day. Simplicity. That’s the name of the game right now, and I’m about it.

Winter Reading List

I opted to make more time for reading and writing as part of my goals for 2019 so I thought I’d draft up a winter reading list to share so you can start living your Hygge life too. Grab your fave mug, some snuggly socks and get reading!

2019; New Year, New Goals

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.

Sunday Round Up

Well shit, the holidays flew by didn’t they? I guess this whole year seemed to go by at a lightning fast pace. I’m writing this Round Up as the cherry on top of a day filled with small joys. A slow start, a leisurely grocery shop, building an ice rink in our back yard with pals and competing in a ferocious Super Smash Brothers tournament.

Sunday Round Up

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s been hard to make time to sit down for a while and write. I just popped a loaf of banana bread into the oven and thought I better hop on the blog and get some shit done. I’ve got a few links from around the web that I think you’re going to be about. So let’s get into it shall we?