Green Thumbs!

June 4, 2017

We moved in to our current house last August, and so it was way too late in the season to even attempt to garden. After living in a basement suite for a couple years, I was so pumped to finally have a yard I could spend time in! I have been waiting all year to get my hands on our garden and plant anything and everything. I wish I had taken a before picture so you could see, but where our (now) garden is, before was just full of weeds, tree roots, and quack grass. We spent many hours getting the garden ready just to plant. I never want to see a weed again! It was all worth it though because now we get to enjoy everything we planted! I really don’t mind the hard work if I know the result is going to be worth it. Also spending time outside in the fresh air isn’t a bad thing either! I was really wanting to plant strawberries too but we didn’t want them taking over our garden so I found a hanging basket of strawberries! I really hope it survives! I also may have gone a little flower happy too 😉 Now let’s hope it all grows! If you have any tips for a successful garden let me know! I would love any help 🙂 I live for these summer days and I can’t wait to be barefoot and freckled all the time!

Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Recipe

May 31, 2017

I had a tonne of lemons leftover from some lemonade I made a while ago and so I decided to turn them into lemon poppy seed loaf! I always forget how much I love lemons. They are so good! And these were on the riper side so they were so juicy! Anyway, here is my recipe for lemon poppy seed loaf in case you have any leftover lemons!

What You Will Need:
2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
3 tbsp of poppy seeds
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 eggs
1/4 cup greek lemon yogurt (I use one small yogurt cup)
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest and juice of a lemon

For Icing:
1 cup icing sugar
Juice of one lemon
What To Do:
1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. Combine all dry ingredients together in a stand mixer.
3. Combine all other ingredients in a bowl.
4. Slowly add wet ingredients to dry and mix with a paddle attachment until just combined.
5. In a greased loaf tin, add in mixture and bake for 45 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
6. Allow to cool, then after combining icing sugar and lemon, drizzle with the icing.

Freckles + Sea Salt Hair

May 29, 2017

As I have gotten older, I’ve started to accept and love aspects of me that as a child I hated. Nowadays I can’t wait to have my face full of freckles and love how thick my hair is. I think it is important to love all of yourself despite whatever “flaws” you may think you have. This is something that I am still working on and I was really nervous going to Mexico and living in a bathing suit while I was there, but believe it or not (for the most part) I just stopped caring! I am always working on myself, but meeting myself where I am at has been something I’ve been attempting to do more often. When I love myself everything else just seems to fall into place! So easy right? (Well…no, but I’m giving it my best shot) The biggest step for me is to stop comparing and to think positively about the things that bring me down. I’m so happy I got to spend the time away to really allow myself to reflect on everything. Also to not brush my sea salt hair for 5 days was marvelous 😉