November 13, 2015

Pumpkin Day at Camp Green Acres, Part 2

Chickens, goats and lambs! No, it's not dinner time.

Pumpkin Day at Camp Green Acres, Part 1

Camp Green Acres held a family fun day last month where you got to explore the campgrounds and visit their animals. I had to go, 'cause farm animals are the best things ever and I love horses. Oh, and free pumpkins too!

November 05, 2015

Walking the Ravine, Part 3

We saw salmon!

Walking the Ravine, Part 2

Who knew fungi, trees and water could be so interesting?

Walking the Ravine, Part 1

Rich and I have been taking lots of walks. The ravine near his house is one of our favourites, because it's close to home, which means being closer to snacks and sweatpants once the walk is over.

October 26, 2015

Review: Laneige Water Bank Serum

With the temperature dropping and the heaters getting turned on, the skin on my face has started to become quite dry. So, when Influenster approached me to be part of their Laneige campaign, I of course jumped at the chance! 

October 23, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Rich and I had our own little Thanksgiving this year and although it was turkeyless, we enjoyed a feast filled with deliciousness and lots of gravy!

October 22, 2015

Review: CoverGirl LashBlast

I was recently sent a tube of CoverGirl's LashBlast Fusion mascara to test out, as a part of being a BzzAgent. I've been a LashBlast user for over two years now, but only used the Volume enhancing variety in the vibrant orange tube. When offered the chance to try another kind, I of course accepted.

October 21, 2015

Song Cook's & Bubble Tea

Dinner at Song Cook's with my bff. I love this place, it serves delicious food at a reasonable price and we always leave with leftovers!

October 20, 2015

Buffet Lunch at India's Taste

Pani Puri, Vegetable Samosa, Butter Chicken, Goat Curry
I rarely eat out. I find that it doesn't sit well with my body and I end up feeling really crappy afterwards. But then there are times where it's unavoidable or sometimes I'm just so tempted, I'm willing to reap the consequences. One of those days happened recently, as  I'm a sucker for Indian food.

September 29, 2015

Happy as a Clam

Tank's PF has passed and she's recovering really well. What a relief! Her peach fuzz fur is growing back in and is cone free as of today!

September 19, 2015

31st Vegetarian Food Festival: Part II

Part I 
Here's the second part of our day at the Vegetarian Food Festival, where we were fed more tasty treats and continued to explore new vendors.

September 18, 2015

31st Vegetarian Food Festival: Part I

This past weekend was the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival. Rich and I look forward to going each year. We decided to check it out on the first day, which ended up fitting into our schedule perfectly as we had passes to a movie screening later on that evening in the downtown area. It also didn't down pour, which was a huge bonus.
I took a lot of pictures, so take a look!

September 16, 2015

Mint Leaf Butterfly

As I was bringing back the mint leaves that I picked from the garden into the house, I noticed a something clinging on to one of the leaves. I shrieked at first, 'cause ew, squishy caterpillars. But then I realized it wasn't moving and upon closer inspection it was actually a cocoon.

September 13, 2015

It's Morphing Time

It's almost autumn, which means it's time for Tank's PF (pemphigus folliculitis) to take over and for her immune system to attack her body. Twice this year! So shitty.

September 11, 2015

Roof Top Garden at The Royal York

During Summer months, tea time includes a chance to explore the hotel's famous rooftop herb garden 14 stories above ground.

Following our afternoon tea, we joined the 4pm group to tour the rooftop garden which was lead by one of their chefs.

September 10, 2015

August 28, 2015

Beach Days

Beach days with DJ and the kids. We did lots of lounging, lazing, snacking and beach things like running around, skipping rocks and scavenging for things. We even spotted a life guard and watched him take off his shirt (slow motion and everything) to save his runaway boat. Excite!

August 20, 2015

Onyx Star

I was digging around for matboard and found these gems stowed away in a box. High school photography; I'm pretty sure these weren't taken for an assignment, but I used school supplies anyway. Sorry Mrs. HL! 

August 12, 2015

Cuisinart Belgian Waffle Maker (WAF-300)

I got a new waffle maker! 
The other one that I had, the one Rich got me for my birthday a couple years back (Cuisinart WAF-100) still works, but due to a "metal utensil vs. non-stick coating" incident that somebody had, it was damaged and needed to be replaced. Unfortunately it has been discontinued and since the plates aren't removable, buying them separately from the machine was out of the question. 

After doing some research and lots of browsing, I chose the WAF-300 model. 

August 08, 2015

Garage Sale Pick Ups

For the past few years I've been wanting to go garage sale hunting and this past month finally did. Why I haven't done this sooner, is beyond me. One day I took a sunny stroll through my neighborhood and hit up 5 houses. It was a good day!

August 06, 2015

Back To Back: Dragon Legend

During the month of June, I had the privilege of dining at Dragon Legend twice. Eating out two days in a row is rare for me, but eating buffet style two days in a row just never happens. Luckily Dragon Legend, a Chinese/fusion restaurant (if you couldn't tell from it's name) has good food and lots of it!

July 31, 2015

Roaming The Bluffs, Part 2

Stumbling our way back to the top of the bluff wasn't as treacherous as I had thought it would be. Actually, it was kind of nice! 

July 18, 2015

Roaming The Bluffs, Part 1

I've lived in the city of Toronto for over 27 years and this was my first time visiting The Scarborough Bluffs. Okay, so maybe I visited when I was wee small, but I can't recall any of it. Rich and I arrived in the afternoon, not knowing what to expect. But after driving around a little, impressed by the beautiful houses and finally settling on a place to park, we were presently surprised!

Scarborough all of a sudden turned into something completely different.

July 16, 2015

Review: Viva Vantage by Kleenex

I received an unmarked box in the mail the other day and when I opened it, it contained a package of Kleenex's Viva Vantage paper towels. At first I was confused, as I had no idea who it was from (it was sent from a distribution center) and it didn't contain a note or letter as to why I was sent it.

July 15, 2015

Vegan Peanut Butter & Chocolate Layer Cake

Rich wanted chocolate and peanut butter, so that's what he got. Four layers of cake, salted peanut butter frosting and a heavy swirl of dark chocolate ganache. This was one seriously decadent cake!

July 08, 2015

Birthday Gluttony at Bombay Buffet

Pani Puri
Vegetable Pakoras, Chicken Madras, Goat Curry and Mattar Paneer
It was Rich's birthday this past weekend and we headed out to Bombay Buffet for copious amounts of Indian food.

July 07, 2015

Stir Fried Rice Noodles (Fridge Odds and Ends)

Lazy girl dinner! Rich and I are suckers for noodles- especially rice noodles. We stopped by an Asian grocery store the other day and picked up a package of dried vermicelli without thinking what we'd end up doing with it.

July 03, 2015

Canada Day Fireworks

Rich and I spent Wednesday evening watching fireworks at The Bluffs. Happy 148th Canada!

June 24, 2015

Father's Day and the Best Vegan Chocolate Cake Ever

Rich and I celebrated Father's Day super casually this year (like all years) with homemade cards and mostly made from scratch vegan cake!

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