Our Yard & Gardens in May // Part 1

May 21, 2015

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We have a love/hate relationship with our home. I could go on and on about the things that we dislike (the fact that it’s too small, the dirt basement, the fact that we’re on a main road, etc.), but I’ll save that for another time. Today I want to share one of the things that we love the most about this place — our yard & gardens.

Matthew has spent the past seven years completely re-designing the yard. It’s amazing how far we have come. Unfortunately I can’t find a good “before” picture at the moment, but believe me when I tell you, it was a wreck before. It’s our beautiful oasis now and we couldn’t be happier with it.

We’ve had gardens in the past, but they were usually haphazard. This year I finally got to install the larger gardens that I’ve been dreaming of. Throughout the yard I have planted evergreens, flowering bushes, vegetables, herbs, perennials and annuals. Earlier this week, I had a perfectly overcast day to take some photographs of what is blooming & growing this month.

There is so much going on out there right now, so I’m going to split this post up into two parts. In this first part, I’m sharing our flowering bushes and a peek at the yard & exterior of the house.

This is our rhododendron bush, located in one of the beds in the front of the house. I just love the deep, crimson reds in this one. The bush is presently full of blooms that are in various stages of opening. Within the next week, it should be in full bloom.

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This is my favourite of our flowering bushes. To be honest, I’m not sure what it is called! It is one of the only original bushes that are still here from before we moved in. It’s a stunning bush that blooms every year in May and is covered with tiny, fragrant white blossoms. From a distance, it looks like the bush is covered in freshly fallen snow. It takes my breath away. There are actually two bushes and we keep our wood pile for our wood-burning stove between the two of them.

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This is the view of the front of our house as seen from our driveway. The two decks (front & side) are new replacements that we put on several years back. Both of the decks were designed & built by M.

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These are our azalea bushes. We have a few of them. These two are situated in the front of the house just in front of our deck. They have magenta blossoms. We also have another bush in the back, not pictured, that has soft pink blossoms.

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This is a yellow wildflower. We have several species of wildflowers that pop around the yard. I love to pick them and put them in little glass bottles around the house.

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Finally, here is a shot of our backyard and a little peek at one of our vegetable gardens. A few years back, the entire yard was excavated into sections and we had the stunning rock wall installed. M. laid out the plans so that the beautiful Japanese Maple tree would be saved. It is now a focal point of the backyard.

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I’ll be getting into a lot more detail about the backyard and the gardens back there in part 2, coming soon. I especially can’t wait to share all of the vegetables & herbs that we’ve started from seed this year. It’s going to be an amazing harvest. I get hungry just thinking about it!

What about you? Are you into gardening? Do you have anything in bloom now?

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Two-Month-Old Marina Grace

May 20, 2015

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My, how much has changed since last month. One day you have a reasonably normal newborn on your hands, and the next day you have a screaming banshee who’s shattering your nerves around the clock.

In her second month, Marina presented a full-blown case of colic. I’ve spent the past four weeks with this little girl strapped to my chest nearly constantly, as wearing her has been the only way to soothe her. It’s been difficult to say the very least. There have been a lot of moments when I’ve said, I’m not enjoying this. I don’t like having a newborn. I just want this to be over. And that is a far cry from how I imagined I would feel through Marina’s first months. I wanted to cherish every moment. I wanted time to pass slowly. And yet, here I am, in tears at least once a day, praying for an end to this madness.

As difficult as it has been, I wouldn’t trade it. I love this sweet girl to pieces. A couple of weeks ago she started smiling & cooing and it truly is the sweetest thing ever. Just one of those little smiles takes away all of the pain of the endless crying — at least for a little while.

We had her two-month checkup last week and she passed with flying colours. She’s gaining height (82 percentile) and weight (88 percentile) beautifully. The pediatrician assured me that she is perfectly healthy, just colicky. It was a relief and a disappointment at the same time. Of course I am immeasurably grateful that she is healthy; but it’s disappointing to know that there is “nothing wrong” and nothing that I can fix. Hearing my baby cry and being unable to help her devastates me. It’s a feeling that all mother’s know and it never gets easier. A friend recently reminded me– “Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.” I’m trying to remember that and to embrace the knowledge that this, too, shall pass.

Not the most glamorous topic, but I cut out dairy for awhile. Although it didn’t help with the colic, she has had some “poop” issues since I’ve reintroduced it. I might cut it out again. I’ve also been struggling with the whole notion of breastfeeding. I love nursing my baby, but I often wonder if she would be happier on formula. I know that breastfeeding her is the best thing for her, so I feel selfish to consider giving her formula just to make her more content. I’m really not sure what the future holds. I’m taking it one day at a time and trying desperately hard to keep it all in perspective.

I’ve heard from many that colic tends to let up around three months, so I truly hope that I’ll have much happier news to report next month. In the meanwhile, I hope that you’ll enjoy this set of photographs as much as I do. Lately, Marina has been having beautiful periods of contentment for about five to ten minutes following her longer naps. I always use those content periods to snap some photographs of her. I didn’t catch her smiling this time, but I love these just the same.

Even though things are hard, I know how blessed I am and I don’t take it for granted. I am grateful for this sweet girl’s presence in our family. I kiss her soft, chubby, baby cheeks often & I cherish these days — hard as they may be, they’re infinitely precious to me.

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Marina’s gorgeous headbands are from a sweet little Etsy shop called Babylicious Divas.


Baby Wearing & CuddleBug

May 19, 2015

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So many times I’ve heard it said that every baby is different. When Marina was born and in the weeks following her birth, I thought that the statement was wrong — for us. First off, Marina looked exactly like Roman only with dark hair & eyes and slightly smaller features. Secondly, she was well-behaved like him and wanted to be held/nursed frequently, just like he did. It was incredible to me, I had twins that were simply born twenty-two months apart.

After the first month, however, Marina began to change. Almost overnight she went from laid-back to high-maintenance. It was insane. She literally cried all day, every day and eventually, the only way that I could console her was to put her in the baby carrier and walk around. But more about that in a moment…

Yes, Marina took on a personality all her own. Aside from the fact that she, too, only wanted to sleep in my arms — she was actually the polar opposite of her brother. Whereas he was a quiet & calm baby, she screamed bloody-murder all the time. I’ve only ever tried to leave her once and that was at my mother’s house for an hour, and her incessant screaming shattered everyone’s nerves. One of the big challenges is the fact that she will not take a pacifier, which was always a huge help in settling Roman.

It’s been hard, really hard. I tried everything from swaddles, to gripe water, to gas drops, to white noise, to swings, to bouncers, and so on. Nothing worked to calm my wailing baby. Her pediatrician confirmed that she was gaining weight like a champ & healthy as a horse, but that she was simply colicky. She also said that this is a common phenomenon in babies, like Marina, who are born a bit before their due date. Marina was born on March 20, but she was due on April 1. These babies tend to fare well for the first month, but for some reason the fussiness begins a couple of weeks after their due dates.

The one thing that has been my absolute saving grace through the nightmare of the past four weeks has been baby wearing. I honestly do not know how I would have gotten through it if I hadn’t been able to wear Marina. Out of the sixteen hours that we spend awake every day, I’d say that I wear her for 14-15 of them. It’s amazing how she settles down as soon as I put her in the carrier and start walking around. It’s a true Godsend. And this is the polar opposite of Roman. He hated to be worn! I couldn’t even get him into a carrier until he was four-months-old and even then it wasn’t his favorite. Meanwhile, Marina happily lives in her carrier.

Eventually, I’ll do a full post about the various carriers that I have used and which ones I like for different stages and purposes. But today I want to introduce the wrap carrier that I’ve been using lately. I highly recommend it if you’re into baby wraps. It’s called the CuddleBug. The CuddleBug wraps are really well-made and come with a lifetime guarantee. I love the fact that the company is eco-friendly, too. They come in lots of fun colors and they’re easy to use once you get the hang of the wrapping technique. The price-point is a bargain compared to similar wraps on the market.

My situation with Marina is unique, but carriers are great options for all families, even those without high-needs babies. Being worn satisfies baby’s need for affection, closeness and touch, and strengthens the bond with the parent. Carried babies are on average much calmer and cry less often than non-carried babies. They have better inner ear development, respiratory health and muscle tone. To learn more, check out the CuddleBug website, www.cuddlebug.co.

What about you? Did you ever try baby wearing or would you consider giving it a shot? Any tips for dealing with a fussy baby that I haven’t thought of?


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a few days in the woods…

May 18, 2015

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After weeks of Marina’s ceaseless screaming, things had gotten a bit “heavy” around here. I desperately needed a change of scenery and M. needed some peace & quiet. On a whim, I decided to pack up the car and head up to my parent’s trailer in the woods for a few days.

It was pretty amazing. We had gorgeous weather for three days straight. We spent hours each day wandering in nature, picking wildflowers, and playing at the park. I got a crash course in being a single parent to two. I never used the stroller and wore Marina the whole time. Roman spent more time on his feet than ever before and by the end of our days we crashed out with exhaustion and happy hearts.

It was good for my soul to spend uninterrupted quiet time with my two babies, close to nature’s heart. I got lost in a world of make believe. We saw dozens of turtles; Canadian geese (including a family with four tiny babies!); snails; a black bear; a swan; sandpipers, starlings; robins; and tons of spiders & caterpillars. I decided not to bring my big camera but captured some of the loveliness with my phone. This collection of photographs is my favourite one yet.

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Happy Monday, friends. Have a blessed week. xo


Eating Clean + Egg Salad

May 12, 2015

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We’ve been on a clean eating streak around here and it feels great. I’ve written out my thoughts on food in the past, but I want to take a few minutes to reflect, especially since we’ve been doing so well and I don’t want to lose this momentum.

What do I mean by “clean eating?” The term clean eating can be used to describe a lot of things, but when I use it, I’m mainly talking about a whole foods diet — eating only (or mostly, at least 90%) whole foods, foods that haven’t been processed or diluted in any way, foods that come as they are.

Note that you can process (chop, mash, cook, etc.) foods at home and they are still considered whole foods. The processing in the term “processed foods” refers to the chemical and mechanical processing that takes place in factories where foods are mass-produced.

Clean eating means eating fruits and vegetables straight from the earth and meats straight from the sea or the farm. Most whole foods will not come from a package or a box.

Processed foods are the opposite of whole foods. When you buy processed foods, you can look at the label on the package and you will see a whole list of ingredients that you don’t recognize. These ingredients are often nasty chemicals that are used to preserve, dye, and sweeten your food. When you buy a box of cereal, for example, you may think that you’re just eating the whole grain oats which are advertised on the box. However, if you inspect the ingredients, you’ll find a long list of chemicals, preservatives, and tons of added sugar. Whereas when you eat whole foods, you always know exactly what you are eating.

Eating a whole foods diet requires a bit more work than eating a processed foods diet. You’ll have to wash, peel, and chop your fruits & vegetables, instead of just popping them out of a package and into the microwave or pot. However, it’s worth the extra effort to avoid polluting your body with those “added ingredients” that are literally making you fat and sick. Speaking of fat…

It’s no secret that health & weight are big issues in my life. (If you’re new here, here’s the story of that time that I lost seventy pounds.) For a long time, I attributed my weight loss/health to my state of mind, but upon further reflection I realize that it’s also a result of how I eat. I don’t want to get too technical, but my point is that eating whole foods will make you healthy and keep you at a healthy body weight; while eating processed foods will make you unhealthy and keep you overweight.

Most of the products that are marketed as “low fat,” “low calorie,” “diet,” and so on — will actually make you fat & sick! If they have these words written on them, then they come in a package, and they are probably processed foods, loaded with added ingredients (preservatives, chemicals, and sugar). If you want to lose weight and be healthy — you must eat whole foods. Do not eat anything that has ingredients in it that you do not understand and cannot pronounce. Those ingredients will slowly kill you.

I don’t mean to sound “preachy” — this advice is as much for me as it is for my readers. At this point in my life, I am disgusted with the standard American food system and food marketing. Now that I am a mother, I think about these things more than ever. I spent the entire first half of my life unhealthy, overweight, and depressed — all because I was eating the Standard American Diet (SAD). I will never allow my children to go through what I went through.

Health is as simple as eating whole foods. Once we have this knowledge, it’s foolish and lazy to continue eating the Standard American Diet. It may sound harsh, but it’s the truth.

If any of the information that I’ve shared here is new or confusing to you, I highly recommend checking out some documentaries on these topics. A few that have literally changed my life are: Food Inc.; Food Matters; Forks Over Knives; Fat Sick & Nearly Dead. (Most of these are available on Netflix streaming.)


If you’re still here, thank you for bearing with me through my ranting. I thought that I would share one of my recent go-to meals — egg salad. I make lots of varieties of this recipe, substituting eggs with salmon, chick peas, etc. and adding different veggies, like carrots or onions. You will notice that I do use mayonnaise — which is a packaged food. However, the mayo that I use is Just Mayo and it’s healthy and contains only recognizable ingredients. (Learn more about Just Mayo here.) All packaged foods are not evil — but a lot are, so do your research and choose foods that are healthy and safe for your family.

For this simple egg salad I used hard-boiled cage-free, organic eggs; diced celery; halved grape tomatoes; mayonnaise; and a bit of dill, salt, and pepper. It’s delicious, nutritious, and easy.

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P.S. We eat unhealthy, processed foods on occasion. I’m far from perfect. My main concern is that we don’t eat them often and that we don’t keep them in the house on a regular basis.

P.P.S. I’m proud to share that I’ve lost all of my “Marina” baby weight. I’ve still got thirty pounds to go until I reach my goal because I was holding onto some “Roman” baby weight and some “before Roman” weight, too. ;)

So what do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts about processed vs. whole foods. I’d also love to hear your favourite whole food recipes if you have any!


Behind the Scenes with Wendy’s Fresh Salads

May 11, 2015

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I have to be honest — I was skeptical when I was invited to get a behind-the-scenes look at fresh salad prep inside of a Wendy’s restaurant. I haven’t been a fan of “fast-food” for quite some time. In the past, I’ve tried drive-thru salads, only to be sorely disappointed. But as of today, Wendy’s has completely changed my mind! Let me start at the beginning.

Last week, myself and a couple of other bloggers met up at a nearby Wendy’s for our behind the scenes event. I had no idea what to expect, but — low & behold — my expectations were completely exceeded.

As it turns out, Wendy’s staff hand-prepares each salad with fresh vegetables every day. We got to check out the produce and watch as the vegetables were washed, chopped, and added to salads. The process reminded me so much of the way that I prepare salads for my family at home, which was really refreshing.

The Wendy’s that we visited receives its farm-fresh produce three times each week. That means that often times, produce is making it from the farm to your plate at Wendy’s in less than a week. That’s even faster than most supermarkets. (Check out the journey of Wendy’s romaine lettuce from farm to drive-thru on the Wendy’s YouTube channel.)

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Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas opened the first Wendy’s restaurant in 1969 grounded on the premise that “Quality is our Recipe®.” Watching fresh produce get washed, chopped, and placed into salads with so much care gave me a first-hand look at Wendy’s commitment to that promise.

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After we watched the produce and salad prep, we got to “glove-up” and give it a try ourselves. We each picked a salad and went to work. I chose the Apple Pecan Chicken Salad featuring ripe red and green apples and crunchy roasted pecans. The salad is then topped with cranberries, creamy blue cheese crumbles, and a pomegranate vinaigrette. Finally, every salad entrée is topped with premium white meat chicken breasts that are grilled at the time of your order and placed warm on your salad. I opted out of the blue cheese — I’m going dairy free for Marina’s sake — but even without it, the salad was seriously delicious. We also got to try out Wendy’s new organic HONEST Tea and it was the perfect compliment to the salad.

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The entire experience opened my eyes and completely changed my opinion about what a “fast food” salad can be. Wendy’s gives you the best of all worlds — combining healthy with fresh and quick. It’s everything that a busy mom like me could ask for. I’ll definitely be heading back to test out the other premium salads soon.

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What about you? Would you consider trying a fast-food salad? Have you ever tried a Wendy’s salad? Which one is your favorite?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Recipe: Vegan Stuffed Peppers

May 7, 2015

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Hello, friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe. Now that I’ve got a colicky newborn on my hands, it’s a miracle when I find the time to cook, let alone to photograph and write about it! However, M. and I recently watched another great documentary — Fed Up — that reminded us how important it is that we’re eating a nutritious, (mostly!) whole foods diet.

For me, the hard part about clean eating is that I need a variety of flavors & textures in each meal to feel satisfied. M. is like a robot. He could eat steamed vegetables and lean meat every day and be content. I am the polar opposite. That leaves me eating loaded salads for most meals, but a few times a week I get creative in the kitchen. (With a newborn precariously balanced in the carrier upon my chest!)

These vegan stuffed peppers are one of my recent creations. You’ll have to forgive the fact that there are no proper measurements. Cooking is a real balancing act for me these days and there’s no time to measure. Even so, these peppers were delicious and I hope that you’ll enjoy them as much as we did.

Ingredients
3-4 large bell peppers, cleaned and sliced in half
handful of grape tomatoes, sliced in thirds
handful of black olives, sliced in quarters
cashew pieces
a grain for filling, cooked (I used a wild rice/quinoa/millet mix this time)
panko breadcrumbs
salt & pepper, to taste
a few dollops of vegan mayonnaise (I love Just Mayo)
vegetable broth or stock

Directions
Pour half of your vegetable stock into a baking dish. Place peppers bowl-side up in the dish. Bake at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes. While peppers are baking, mix all other ingredients (except for remaining broth) in a large bowl. Make sure that everything is well-mixed and evenly coated. Remove peppers from oven. Scoop stuffing mixture into peppers. Pour remaining broth over top of stuffing. Place in oven and bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until peppers reach your desired texture. We prefer our peppers to have a bit of crunch to them, but if you prefer them more well-done, add on baking time to taste.

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When baking is finished, remove dish from oven and allow peppers to sit for a few minutes. Plate peppers and drizzle broth from the baking dish over each one for added flavor. Enjoy!

If you love stuffed pepper as much as I do, here is another one of my vegan stuffed pepper recipes. You can find lots of other whole foods and vegan recipes in my food section.

Bon appetit! ♥


Happy 2nd Birthday, Roman James!

May 6, 2015

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Oh, my sweet boy. I’m writing this on the day before your birthday and these photographs are actually from last week. I just don’t know if I’ll get to write tomorrow — you know how crazy these days are. You had your haircut today, too — so you look older & more handsome than these pictures show. But it’s alright. What matters is that I’m sitting down to write this to you now because I never want to forget. I love you with every fiber of my self. You are my sunshine. I cannot believe that we’ve been together for two whole years already (well two years and nine months, really). The time is passing so quickly. You’re getting bigger and smarter every day. I find myself wanting to freeze time so often, but I remind myself that I can’t. Instead, I cherish every moment. I snap images of our life, as it is right now, in my mind’s eye so that I never forget — your tiny, sweet voice; your bright blue eyes; your sweet, little feet; your soft blond hair; your fearlessness; your joy. I love every piece and part of you. You are perfect. (Here come my tears.) I love you, little one. Now and for always. Happy, happy birthday my darling boy. I am so grateful that you are mine.


at the lake // thoughts on “getting out”

May 4, 2015

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May is here and I’ve never been happier to see it. (Even if it means that I’ll be turning thirty-one tomorrow!) The sun is shining, the weather is sweet. After being cooped up all winter, it feels amazing to be out and about once more. I’ve been getting out with my babies as much as possible.

It’s a lot more work getting two ready and out the door than it was with just one; but the payoff is completely worth it. We’re all so much happier on an outing. As I mentioned in my last post, Marina is colicky. I think that she’s cried more in the past two weeks than Roman has in his entire two years of life. She cries on outings, too, but at least I can distract her a bit more when we’re out. Plus, she loves to be worn in the baby carrier. I’m so grateful for that. Wearing her around the house can be annoying, but wearing her while we walk around some place lovely is a joy.

Taking care of the two of them while we’re out takes all of my attention and energy, so I haven’t been bringing my big camera out with us often. Most of the time I just snap a few photos with my phone. (You can find me over on Instagram, too.) It makes me a little bit sad that I’m not “hyper-documenting” things like I usually do, but it’s just a part of this season of life.

The pictures in this post were from a morning spent at the lake. There are lots of gorgeous lakes near us, but this one is my favorite. Sometimes we bring Roman’s sand toys and he loves to play on the beach. There’s also a beautiful playground that’s perfect for wearing him out before nap time. On this day we set out our picnic blanket and enjoyed some delicious cantaloupe. I caught Marina in the act of one of her many fits. She’s fine in the carrier, but the moment I take her out, the bloodcurdling screams commence. I keep telling her that I’ll leave her out for the bears if she doesn’t quit it, but she seems un-phased. ;) Good thing she’s so cute!

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Happy Monday, friends. I hope that your week is off to a beautiful start. xo


portraits 01 // roman + marina

April 30, 2015

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“Happy are those who dream dreams
and are ready to pay the price
to make them come true.”

A few portraits of my two little “dreams come true” and a quote to remind me how worth it they truly are. It’s been a rough little while around here. It turns out that Marina is an even lighter sleeper than Roman — which I honestly didn’t think was possible.

Our house is tiny and these two are constantly waking one another up. I don’t mind my own lack of sleep, but overtired, cranky babies are just so hard. Also, Marina is colicky. I’ve been stubbornly avoiding that conclusion, but there it is. I spend 90 percent of every day & night working to keep her from crying.

Ah, well — it’ll all be over in the blink of an eye. Such is life.

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