Tuesday, 30 April 2013

1940s Bride

I was going through some pictures tonight and came across these pics my my grandparent's wedding. It looks like their wedding was small and simple. Seems to be the way to get hitched in my family which I'm down with. I can't help but notice her suit and how different this wedding attire is from what most people wear today. I don't think this is typical of most 1940s brides but it definitely works for the occasion. She looks beautiful and they look so happy! I can't wait to see what our wedding photos will look like.  

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Carpet of Flowers

This past Sunday was a lovely day to get outside to enjoy the sun. Check out this carpet of blue/purple flowers my mom and I spotted when out for a drive. I've never seen anything like this before and felt like I was in a fairytale! 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Morning Glory

I got inspired to make these yummy morning glory muffins at around 9pm last night. I'm always looking for new things to eat for breakfast and although I don't normally gravitate towards muffins, these looked both yummy and healthy. I have never made morning glory muffins before and will definitely be making these ones again. I love that they have apple, coconut and carrots in them. What a lovely way to start the day :) 

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


The Great Dane I spotted on my lunch walk yesterday.
He was so friendly and I love his spots.

Max the Yoga Lounge cat taking a nap on my blanket during yesterday's class!

Happy Tuesday!


Monday, 15 April 2013


Another weekend has come and gone! Here are some pics of what I was up to ... 

Making use of my Friday off work to run some errands.
Rainy but it didn't bother me...

We got our new Kitchen Aid blender and both love it!
We make smoothies almost daily and it's such an upgrade from
the Magic Bullet.

I found my perfect cake stand!

Eating a patacon for the first time...thanks to my brother
who took out the fam for some Venezuelan food :) 

Popped by Avenue and Davenport for some spring flowers. 

I hope you all had an easy Monday back at work. I had a busy but good day and enjoyed my morning walk to work. I'm hoping for no rain tomorrow.


Sunday, 7 April 2013

Wedding Planning: Let's just get the cake!

Yesterday the fiance and I met up with our cake vendor. We've finalized everything as far as the look and type of cake we want. The deposit has been paid and the contract signed and we were both super happy to cross this one off the list! 

Although having a wedding cake was not one of the hardest decisions we've had to make [that was switching from a dinner wedding to a three course luncheon (technically still a dinner) and moving everything to the morning/middle of the day!], it wasn't something that we just assumed we'd have. At first I thought it would be ridiculous to have a cake since I don't really care about the cake cutting tradition and it seemed silly to have to pay the cake cutting fee. We are also already serving dessert as a third course and we didn't want to do away with that since we both agree that we often don't really enjoy wedding cakes (no offence peeps!). Most of the weddings I've been too the couple has served a dessert course and cut a cake and I often prefer the dessert served to the cake ..

However, a little time passed and after seeing photos of my friends and my grandparents cutting their cakes and how pretty wedding cakes can be we decided to just do it! After all, you only get married once so what the heck I'll get the cake and eat it too. We are having a one tier cake that will be pretty simple. There won't be enough for everyone but it really don't think this will be an issue. 

Here are some photos I have been looking to for inspiration ...


What's your take on wedding cakes?


Saturday, 6 April 2013

Lately ...

The yummy zucchini and mushroom pizza we made on Good Friday

We started that day off by making some banana cinnamon pancakes. Delicious!

Onion dyed easter eggs

Finally bought the foundation and make up sponge I've had on
my list for say 4 months now

Spotted some deer when out for a drive with the fam

Finally finished making our wine cork place card holders!

Happy Weekend :) 
(too bad it's not another long one)