Wednesday, May 27, 2015
My gosh, Wednesday rolls around quick, huh? The weather has been so lovely (for the most part) lately that I am looking forward to the weekend and perhaps a wee bit of lounging with a book on the deck.
This What I Ate Wednesday, there seems to be some focus on veg sushi. I had a bit of vegetarian sushi from the grocery store one day, along with a big ole salad, above. I am continuing with my salad challenge (#wirlsaladchallenge on Instagram), adding as many fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes and seeds on top of my salad as possible. It takes a bit of extra effort but it has really made my salads more enjoyable.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
I'm sorry, I'm late with Vintage Bliss Tuesdays today. I didn't get around to setting up the post last night and I was busy this morning. You see, my sister-in-law and I had to buy tickets for our daughters' dance recital. You would have thought we were buying Pearl Jam tickets or something. We had to go right online when the sale started and we still ended up with seats several rows back! Worth the effort though for sure! The dance recital is a highlight of the year for us.
Anyway, I have been hard at work this month with my 4-month purge. I am quite proud of myself because I have never been so successful at discarding/donating items in the past. I am constantly looking for excess items now. You can read the first post in my 4-month purge series to find out more. I'll have an update fairly soon too. In the meantime, I thought it would be appropriate to share a look at this little plate I have in my collection of vintage dishes. I believe this one came from my Nana.
Monday, May 25, 2015
|Photo credit: Tourism PEI Flickr|
Friday, May 22, 2015
For her Mother's Day gift, my mom asked that her kids and grandkids get together to dig out a large flower bed on her front lawn. It was overgrown and untended and she wanted to replace it with grass. So we headed to Mom and Dad's place on Lake Erie this past weekend to give Mom her gift.
We were blessed with the most beautiful day for gardening, making it the perfect occasion to have a small picnic on the front lawn in view of the lake. I had recently received a sweet picnic set from GlobeIn, makers of the the Artisan Box.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
There are so many great things about spring and summer, not the least of which is a renewed desire to get out and about exploring. We can finally head out to enjoy our favourite destinations, whether city or country, without worrying about freezing our butts off. I'm looking forward to exploring art galleries, museums, parks, restaurants, outdoor concerts, city streets and festivals. Of course, when heading out to any of these fun spots for several hours, you want to be prepared. A good handbag is a necessity.
When I spotted Pixie Mood's new Arianna Backpack, I knew it would be the perfect thing for all my spring/summer outings. While I'm beyond the diaper bag phase, I still tend to carry lots of stuff. Snacks, hand wipes, cosmetics, money, keys, brochures - I'm not happy unless I'm well prepared. But I also don't want to weigh down my shoulders, neck and back with a giant backpack. The Arianna Backpack is a lightweight and stylish option for carrying my day-trip essentials. It has adjustable straps for comfort and a zipper closure to keep valuables safely in place.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
This What I Ate Wednesday I'm going straight to a look at a full day of eats. It happens to be my Tuesday menu. I feel like it looks like I'm on a diet. I usually eat more food than I ate yesterday. In reality I just didn't feel like making anything special.
I started the day with a smoothie made from banana, cherries, pineapple, strawberries, chia seeds, water, orange juice and Natural Calm.