October 31, 2016 10/31/2016
Sharing my Oogie Boogie pumpkin carving from last year. Tonight we will be watching scary movies while shelling out to the neighbourhood children. I can't wait to see all the little costumes and reminisce of the costumes my boys once wore (they are both officially done with trick or treating).
After today I am planning on a week long break from blogging. You can still follow along on Instagram @Celebratingthislife and I will see you back here next Monday!
October 27, 2016 10/27/2016
One a cold and frosty morning (hey, isn't that Oasis?) I bundled up, put on my Hunters, and joined my husband who was already outside working on his garden. Let me take you back to last summer when out of nowhere, my husband decides he wants to try having a vegetable garden. Now, I am a full blown country girl so having a veggie garden is pretty standard. But, I married a city boy so this was going to be an adventure. Living in the country we had lots of room for our garden but what were we going to do since we live in a city subdivision with a small backyard, that the dogs pretty much own, and a very narrow space in between us and our neighbours?
October 26, 2016 10/26/2016
This morning I woke up, grabbed my slippers and robe, turned on the kettle, and let the dogs outside. While I was standing on the back deck with the dogs I realized that I better swap out my summer slippers and robe for a much warmer version. There was frost on the ground and that wind...chilled me right to my bones! I immediately headed to my computer, hot tea in hand, to look for a warm pair of slippers that will keep me warm in the mornings. Let's check out a few High Medium Low - Slippers.
October 25, 2016 10/25/2016
Before heading out on last weekend's road trip up north, I made a pot of roasted butternut squash soup to bring with us. The soup is everything you want in a fall lunch - thick, tangy and sweet. It travels well in a thermos and tastes even better the next day. I posted a how-to on my Instagram Stories and now I am sharing the recipe below. Enjoy!
October 20, 2016 10/20/2016
October 19, 2016 10/19/2016
Yesterday I talked about our visit to Discovery Harbour's Pumpkinferno in Penetanguishene, Ont. It was a three hour drive from my home so we thought it would be a good idea to stay the night and drive home in the morning. Turns out, a lot of other people had a similar idea and I ran into fully booked hotels, B&B's, cottages, and even Airbnbs! I expanded my search to a 30 minute drive radius and found a small town appropriately called Tiny, Ontario. In this little lake community I found the sweetest little beach motel called the Balm Beach Resort Motel and luckily, they had one room available.
October 18, 2016 10/18/2016
I had a little celebrating to do this weekend and decided that AMH and I needed a little getaway. I started a new job this week and could not be more excited! My family has decided to spend the next year trying to see as much as we can of our beautiful home province of Ontario and since the province is over a million square kilometres, there is a lot to see! After a quick search we settled on visiting Penetanguishene, a two and a half car ride away from Kitchener. Our destination - Pumpkinferno at Discovery Harbour which is multiple displays of pumpkins carvings and a terror zone.
October 11, 2016 10/11/2016
Last Friday night AMH and I visited the Norfolk County Fair in Simcoe, Ontario. This annual agricultural fair takes place on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and ends on Thanksgiving Monday. This was the first time we had visited the 176 year old event. The big draw for us was the Dallas Smith concert later in the evening and we found lots of entertainment around the fair while we waited for the big act. Interested in a look at the Norfolk County Fair? Let's go!
October 06, 2016 10/06/2016
Last spring AMH and I did a little tour of the UK. We first stopped in Wales, drove to Scotland and then onto London, England where we dropped off our rental car and spent a few days getting acquainted with the incredibly easy to use tube. But my favourite way to travel in London was on foot. One morning we decided to get up early and head to The Ivy Chelsea Garden restaurant in you guessed it, Chelsea. We stayed in nearby Kensington so the walk was rather easy and might I say, beautiful. The architecture and gardens were oh so beautiful, we even passed by the former home of Beatrix Potter!
October 04, 2016 10/04/2016
Yes, we had our wedding photos taken in front of the SkyDome, now Rogers Centre. I told you we really love baseball!
I don't like to give relationship advice. I feel that a relationship is something so personal and unique that standard advice can never cover the complexities of human emotions and situations. But I will say this; when you are with a person and you know, like really know in your soul, that they would do absolutely anything for you, thank them for it. Be appreciative. Tell them that the little things they do for you really matter. Just be thankful and try to be as good to them as they are to you. We all forget to say thanks, I am guilty of that. I encourage each and everyone of you to say thank you to that special person in your life.
Today, I want to thank my husband for being the greatest husband, father, and friend. I love you more with every passing day and I still can't believe how much you love me. It's just you and me. Forever. Love you.
October 03, 2016 10/03/2016
Outfit | Sweater: Tommy Hilfiger (similar from L.L. Bean) | Plaid shirt: Banana Republic (similar for under $20!) | Polka dot jeans: 7 For All Mankind |