Does anyone else remember the pure magic of watching The Little Mermaid as a kid? If you were anything like me, you spent considerable time pretending to be Ariel – I’m talking hours of bath-time splish splash, chatting to imaginary crustaceans, and summers spent in neighbourhood pools, diving through hoola hoops to retrieve make-believe ‘dinglehoppers’ from the “ocean” floor. Well friends, this past weekend, I got to live my childhood dreams!
Happy New Year friends! I’ve been a little MIA on the blog since the holidays; juggling serious food baby (+ my actual baby) has had me wearing pyjamas round-the-clock. Indeed, my most recent cause for celebration was the shear miracle of making it out of the house in this winter weather, babe in tow.
As a yogi and teacher, I LOVE that yoga is becoming so widespread. People are practicing dozens of styles all over the world. You can find classes in community centers, studios, parks, and online, and chances are you or someone you know is an avid practitioner — not to mention teacher! We all hit the mat for different reasons, but one of the undeniable results of yoga is getting to know yourself better, and there’s no greater gift than that!
Welcome December! I am steam rolling into this festive month ahead, filled with excitement and so much to be grateful for. My daughter is now 3 months old, and I am blessed every day with gummy, wide-mouthed grins (I Cannot. Get. Enough!) The more she smiles, the more I am motivated to do ridiculous things for her sheer entertainment. I have made up more spontaneous rhymes in the last two weeks than ever before — In fact I may have discovered my calling as a jingle writer.
My family is notorious for decorating at the last minute… like, the last, last minute. It’s not uncommon for us to be gathered in the living room around a naked spruce on Christmas Eve, asking ourselves “how late are we willing to stay up tonight?”
Hands up if you love a good salad! Forget sad lettuce leaves topped with store bought dressing — I’m talkinghearty bowls of mouth-watering veggie goodness! Today I’m sharing this tasty meal which I whipped up for dinner in under 20 minutes, all while wearing my baby in a wrap while she napped. So ya, it’s pretty darn easy to make.
With summer regrettably (and unmistakably) over, many of us adopt a colourless wardrobe, and while I don’t think this is a rule, I also find myself dressing in the customary black+grey that dominates most winter closets. The funny thing is that, this year I’m looking at my monotone ensembles with a little more amity.
It’s harvest season! Living in Ontario, I feel so lucky to be surrounded by farms of various kinds, namely apple orchards! Bring on the pies, crumbles, ciders, and butters (Oh, I could go on — and did I mention I LOVE apples?!)
Happy Fall friends! This time of year is all about change; The change of leaves from green to gold, the change of the air from balmy to crisp. And with the birth of my first little one, my personal life is no exception! The hubs and I are doing our best as new parents — figuring out what it means to be a mom and a dad, while juggling new schedules and responsibilities.