Starting a Book Club!

June 26, 2017

One goal I have had for myself this year is to read more books. I used to be such an avid reader, but then life got crazy and I didn’t make time for it. I have such a huge list of books to read that I needed to decide to just find some time and finish them! I decided that I would do a book club on here just in case any of you would like to read along with me and have some discussions about books! The goal is to read a book a month which I think is pretty doable! I’ll most likely do weekly check-ins and set page goals so that if you are reading along with me, we can read up to a certain page each week! If you are interested in reading along let me know in a comment below! You can also subscribe to my blog on the side bar if you want to make sure you don’t miss a post.

The first book will start July 1 and run through all of July. Because it is Canada’s 150th birthday I decided I wanted to do a Canadian work so the book for the month of July is Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”. I’ve heard such good things and I haven’t watched the show yet so I figured this was the perfect time to read it! I will post again on July 1st to kick things off and give you a chance to grab the book before next week! If you have any books you recommend for other months let me know and we can maybe include them in our list! Can’t wait to read it with you all!

Piña Colada Popsicles!

June 22, 2017

As you may know, I was recently in Mexico sipping away on piña coladas! I don’t know what it is about this drink but I LOVE it! So when I saw there was such thing as piña colada popsicles I was all in! These are so so so refreshing and delicious and just make me feel like I am back on the beach! I’m super happy with how these turned out! (Last year I attempted watermelon mint popsicles and no such luck…will try again!) I only had 4 popsicles moulds so I also made popsicle ice cubes which I think would just work so perfectly in a real piña colada, or if you just want a small popsicle to tide you over 😉 Anyway, here is the recipe! Let me know what you think!

What You Need:
3 oz  of rum of your choosing (I only had white rum, but dark rum works too!)
1 cup of chopped pineapple (plus a little extra cut finely)
3/4 cup coconut cream
1 cup coconut milk
2-3 tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
ice cubes
shaved coconut
lime zest
popsicle moulds

What To Do:
1. Chop up pineapple into small chunks. Chop smaller bits to put in whole in the popsicles later.

2. In a blender, blend pineapple, rum, coconut cream, coconut milk, maple syrup, and ice cubes (4-5).

3. Pour mixture into moulds until they are 3/4 full.

4. Add in coconut shavings, lime zest, and pineapple bits to each popsicle mould and mix well.

5. Freeze overnight and enjoy!!!

Evening of Kayaking!

June 20, 2017

There weather was so beautiful on the weekend we just had to take advantage of it. We got together with some family and friends and went kayaking for a few hours!  It was such a perfect evening and was the most beautiful weather, we really lucked out. I love being outdoors this time of year. Late spring/early summer is one of my favourite times because the weather is just perfect! We are getting some epic rain at night which I also love. Falling asleep to rain is just the best, don’t you think? I’m starting to gear up for July and August as I have a busy summer ahead of me! It’s nice to enjoy peaceful evenings every once and a while to keep myself relaxed. I remember a moment in the kayak where I thought to myself “I wish this moment could last forever”. I need more moments like that in my life! I remember my dad one said that he wished he could keep a moment forever and that always stuck with me.  Joel and I would love to buy a house on a lake so I am sending that out into the universe 😉 On a side note, has anyone tried stand up paddle boarding? I would love to give that a try sometime!