Sometimes it's the little things...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

craft ideas for old tins
upcycling a raisin tin

Sometimes it's the little things that make you happy. I had a bunch of markers in a bin and they were always all over the place so I put them in a raisin tin and put some craft paper around it. Done. Pretty and cheap.



PS: have you checked out my Etsy Christmas Market yet? Lots of cute things you can buy me! :)

Etsy Christmas Market

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

christmas gift ideas

Minimilist white pottery pitcher & sugar set

Foldover leather bottom every day bag

Doha metallic gunmetal & natural hand printed organic hemp pillow cover

At the moment, I'm listening to jazz on Jazz FM and thinking of Christmas. Jazz seems to always do it for me: the warm melodies remind me of sitting by a fire, covered in a blanket while it's snowing outside.

It's also nap time for the wee one so the house is quiet and I started thinking about what I wanted to do for Christmas. Like most days I thought of Etsy and what I could get for who for the holidays.

Then I thought: how about I create a Christmas market and share it with everyone!

So here we have my Etsy Christmas Market. I scoured the site looking for things I love and that I thought others would love and put them in a favourites list. I didn't separate it by gender or theme; it's just one big list of pretty things to browse through as though you were at a sweet little market in town.

Have a look and see if anything catches your eye. If you need to come back, I've put a button on the side for easy access.

christmas gift ideas

Enjoy and Happy Christmas shopping!

My favourite breakfasts

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I truly believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It helps you get set up for what you need to get accomplished. If you don't eat a well-balanced, protein-rich breakfast, you're likely to crash and burn by 10 am (sometimes earlier!).

You may notice a trend in my favourite breakfasts: eggs. Eggs are just one reason I can't be a vegan (the other is cheese!). I love them and eat them almost every day. Here are just a few of my favourite breakfasts involving eggs (ok I threw one in there that doesn't have eggs!)

Kale & feta omelette with salsa and a side of rye toast
I love using leftovers from dinner the night before as a base for my eggs. This breakfast
I had leftover mushroom pilaf with a fried egg.
Oh look, more eggs! Egg on toast with cheese.
My hubby boils a bunch of eggs for the week and sometimes I steal them for my toast.
Add smashed avocado and you have a delish breaky.
The only egg-free breakfast in this post: spelt pancakes with peaches and coconut.
Oh my... my mouth is watering.
I also like to eat yogurt with berries and nuts, oatmeal with berries & nuts, or cut up fruit with nuts and ground flax a la The Thrive Diet.

What is your go-to breakfast?
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