21 June 2017

What Summer Is

It's the first day of summer and we're welcoming it with open arms at our house! It seems it's been rather dreary and cold this spring, so here's hoping for warmer and sunnier days ahead.

Summer is...

+  Sunshine
+  Beach days
+  Coffee (iced coffee!) on the deck
+  Strawberry picking
+  Later evenings
+  Ice cream & popsicles 
+  Day trips
+  More time outside
+  Evening walks
+  Bonfires & s'mores
+  Laid back days
+  Lemonade
+  Vacation
+  A warm breeze
+  Watermelon
+  The smell of sunscreen
+  Flowers & freshly cut grass
+  Days at the cottage
+  Camping & hiking
+  BBQ's w/friends
+  Farmer's markets & fresh produce
+  Picnics
+  Flip flops
+  Sunsets

Summer is everything lovely.
What things are you looking forward to this summer?

19 June 2017

Deck Garden Update

About a month ago I shared the start of our deck garden, so today I thought it was time for a little update on the progress. For all the details, you can get up to date here. Other than having a small little herb garden in pots during the summer, this is my first time attempting to grow some veggies and so far things seem to be going ok. To be honest, it's going better than I thought and I'm quite enjoying the whole process. 

09 June 2017

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

I love a good lasagna, but sometimes ya just need to switch things up a bit. These spinach lasagna roll ups are a favourite at our house. They're simple, quick, and super tasty! Another bonus? They also freeze well.

07 June 2017

When Decorating Is Overwhelming

When it comes to decorating your home it can no doubt be an overwhelming process. Even for those of us who love it. To be honest, I currently feel like I'm sitting in the overwhelmed boat. Since buying our first house I have been so excited (that might be an understatement) to decorate and really make it our own. It's great knowing we don't have to get permission to paint & can basically do whatever we want to the place and no one will say "boo" (as long as it's in the budget, right honey?).

But, now that the opportunity is here, I have so many ideas floating around in my head of things we can/should/could do that it can be hard to know where to start. As great as it would be to do all the ideas and all the things all at the same time, that's just not going to happen. And let's face it, it's not realistic. Needless to say, narrowing things down and being decisive has proven to be a bit more challenging than I originally thought it would be.

If you're feeling overwhelmed when it comes to decorating your home here are a few things to consider: