Saturday, September 20, 2014


This little one's getting so big, the days are just flying by.....

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Almond Cake

Anyone in need of a super fast and easy cake? 
I used this recipe from Green Kitchen Stories.  I cut the recipe in half and it still made a decent size cake! I substituted coconut oil instead of the rapeseed oil because I didn't have any, and used fresh raspberries instead. 
For the glaze I used Krema Greek style thick and rich honey yogurt.
Seriously though, you've got to try it. I've eaten half of it already.........


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Salad Bowl

This is one of my new favourite salads! We've now had it 2 nights in a row, except last night I made it with chicken breast which was just as good.  Since I always just wing it when cooking I'll try to make it as accurate as possible....

1/2 bunch organic spinach chopped
1 sweet red pepper
2 big tomatoes 
handful of fresh basil chopped
handful rosted pistachios 
1/4 cup semi sprouted mixed sprouts 
1/4 cup crumbled feta 
1/2 cup cooked and cooled quinoa 
half a can of chickpeas:
 washed, drizzled in olive oil, paprika and salt. Broil till golden brown 
1 steak:
fried in butter seasoned with salt, chilli powder and smoked paprika. Cut into thin slices

1/4 cup avocado oil 
1 fresh squeezed lemon juice 
1 tsp. organic dijon mustard 
1.5 tsp. finely grated ginger 
1 finely grated garlic clove
pinch of pink himalayan salt 
pinch of freshly grated pepper 

In my photos the quinoa is beneath the salad, but it can be tossed with everything!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Gardens in the Sun

One of the most satisfying things is picking fresh right from a garden. 
Both my mother and mother in law have amazing gardens, and I can't wait to create one of my own some day soon! 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

little bear...

This little bear has been growing like crazy! 
I can't believe that only 6 weeks ago he was in my belly, and yet now he's here and i'm falling more and more in Love with him daily. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Baby Love

Our little man is here...
and we have been in baby heaven!
Koa James Lyver
born June 5 

This is why I'm lacking in posts 
but I'll be back soon!


Friday, May 23, 2014


Today I finished putting together this little guys nursery. 
I'm pretty happy with the way it's turned out so far especially since a lot of things have been made by me and you can be your worst critic! 
I'm still not 100% finished on the one side of the room where the turquoise Ikea cart is, but I'm sure I'll figure something out eventually, no need to rush everything....
Also the little crib does not sit in front of the big one, I just placed it there to take a photo of it. It belongs in our bedroom. I can't wait to show you the before and after cuz it's quite the difference!
My husband is coming home tonight from 3 weeks away at work, so we are hoping the little guys makes his appearance soon!

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

life lately

How wonderful a nice beach day can be! The sis in-law and us went to the nicest little beach yesterday and just had an afternoon full of snacks, and she even took Mak out for paddle board. 
I am so ready to meet this little man, over 38 weeks pregnant now, so keeping myself busy and making the days go by is great! Keep it up sun :)


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mak and I

Woohoo 37 weeks along today!
Lately I've realized that it will no longer be just me and Mak, so I've been soaking up some Mak and I time. I know he's super excited to meet his little brother but I can see how it will be difficult when all the attention is not on him anymore. 
My husband will be away till July so it will just be Mak, myself, and a newborn... whoa i'm pretty scared! 
As much as I want to meet this little guy soon, the longer he waits the less time I will have to be alone with a 4 year old and newborn, that being said I know I'll manage :)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Travelling Fair

The Fair was in town this weekend, so we took the monkey for a couple rides!
I always love all the bright colour's and flashing lights.


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Weekend!

This little chic is getting ready to hatch soon...

Thursday, April 10, 2014


This little monkey is waiting patiently for his brother to arrive...
but he's getting super excited!


Friday, April 4, 2014



A few shots from the past couple weeks!
A fresh morning fruit salad
New Spring earrings
A little moon I made for the baby
Yummy Mocha I've been allowing myself in the mornings
Ryan's chocolate quinoa birthday cake 
Our new fishy 

Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


My hubby left at 6 this morning to head off to work for a few days, which gave me time to edit a few more photos before my little munchkin woke up!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Berry Scones

This was my first attempt at scones and oh boy did they ever taste good!!!
I'm always worried when baking because i've never considered myself good at it, but this recipe was super easy and on the healthier side, a must try! 
We basically ate them all in just a few hours, the recipe I used is: 
Like I said, give em a try, you'll be happy! 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

31 weeks along

My mother and I decided to try out a Maternity photo shoot when the sun was out the other day. 
 I am so happy with the photos and have been having fun editing them since!
There are tons so I'm sure you'll be getting bombarded with photos for a while :)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

A few shots...

I can't believe Spring is just around the corner! I love filling the house with flowers, it makes me so happy :)
This bump pic is from around 26 weeks I would say and I am now about 28.5
The bump is supposto grow about an inch a week, which seems like so much!!
I also scored one of these mason jar cuppow's yesterday, which are sweet cuz now I can have my smoothies on the go and don't need to worry about spilling them!