new year, new you?! (and a smoothie recipe that tastes like dessert)

its so cliche at this time of year but everyone’s talking about it and thinking about it. wanting to be better than last year. wanting to try new things and get rid of bad habits. hoping that 2017 will magically manifest everything good in your life.  but; like all, or most resolutions, these ideals fade…

happy birthday Quinn! (and happy birth day to me)

December 3, 2016… Yesterday my little Quinny bear turned the big ONE and we celebrated with a puppy themed paw-ty.  I still can’t believe a whole year has gone by with Quinn! We had so much fun.  Family and friends came over and we ate good food, laughed, watched Quinn destroy his smash cake and…

baby breakfast ‘cookies’

happy Sunday funday friends! here’s a quick and easy recipe to make for breakfast or snack time for your little one. Quinn loves these and gobbles them up whenever I make them for him…and a bonus is that they are vegan, gluten free, yummy and full of nutrition. Recipe: Preheat oven to 325F 1/2 cup…

vegan apple pie bars and fall things 

Sooooo….autumn is in full swing around here and I have so many apples from a recent trip to an apple farm. We always go apple picking every thanksgiving weekend and this year it was even more special with Quinn picking his own little apple to eat! This morning I decided to finally make a recipe…

blueberry banana spinach smoothie (baby approved!)

Yesterday I needed to give my little man (10 mths) a snack to tide him over to dinner time…something nutritious and yummy but not too filling that he wouldn’t eat his dinner. I also had some wild blueberries sitting on the counter that needed to be eaten…so, voila! My blueberry banana spinach smoothie inspiration. To…

traveling with a little!

hey everyone! I thought I’d put together a list of must haves for traveling with babies…now that “I’ve been there, done that!” I was so nervous about traveling with Quinn to Europe – not the actual time we’d be there but the flight and jet lag part of it.  Turns out it wasn’t that bad,…

the stuff of fairytales: Hotel Villa Honegg & The Alpina, Gstaad

I’m sitting on our terrace at The Alpina in Gstaad, Switzerland.  The air is crisp, the sun is shining, and I can hear piano playing from the lounge below.  Reuben is off for a massage and Quinn is napping.  I couldn’t have a more beautiful view.  I’m snacking on complimentary Swiss chocolate and drinking a…

beauty and the beast town…Colmar

Colmar is the prettiest little town! It’s located in the Alsace region of France, which has German/French influence.  We had no plans for this town other than to just roam around and look at everything.  And that’s exactly what we did.  Everything about this little town is cute, from the flower boxes everywhere, to the…

la borde, heaven on earth 

We are just on our way now to Colmar, France (a town straight out of a fairytale) after having enjoyed three wonderful days at La Borde, Maison des Hôtes & Spa in Leugny, France. This amazing luxury bed and breakfast is on the grounds of a 14th century chateau, with part of it burnt down…

i’m taking you to Paris 

hey everyone! I’ve been a little MIA on here recently since its been a little busy getting ready for our Euro trip! We’ve travelled lots but this was our first trip with our baby (who is 9 mths tomorrow wahh!) so it’s taken more time just packing and collecting things to make the trip easier…

30!

Today is my 30th birthday… say whattttt?!!! I can’t believe my 20s are gone, and I’ll never get them back. I’m a very reflective person; so turning a new page into my life’s journey has naturally got me thinking about the past 10 years. It’s been fun. It’s been crazy. It’s been adventurous. It’s been…

8 mths … and a few of my favourite things

I can’t believe that my baby boy is 8 mths old today! Time really does fly. I feel like I’m finally coming out of the “I just had a baby cave” and am I’m realizing that soon I need to start planning his 1st birthday (ok, maybe not yet, but I’m a planner so I…