Life lately

I’m really not good at this whole blogging thing eh?!

Oh well, I guess this will just be somewhere I occasionally come to dump recipes and life tidbits.

So, life lately- it’s been pretty great, busy busy with work, gorgeous weather, tons of hiking, lots of gardening, BBQing, softball, patio drinks, listening to lots of great music, lots of family time and finally finishing up my first big tattoo… can’t complain!

IMG_9122 Sister love!

IMG_9245Even if you can eat dairy ice cream, DON’T, this is way better!

IMG_9283 Enjoying a delicious gluten free vegan cookie from culver city salads food truck down town on a lunch break- perfection!IMG_9284 Checking out the amazing Rachel’s gallery opening! Check out lane way art collective for some amazing paintings, photos and more!   IMG_9334 Family hike up Eagle bluffs. If you live in Vancouver this hike is a must!!! unbelievable views at the end

IMG_9355Meeting one of my besties new puppy-This is Fletcher!IMG_9420Volunteering at the Turtle Gardens dog run! always a very rewarding experience. So many puppy kisses! If you’re ever looking to rescue or foster check out Turtle Gardens, they are the best!!! Taffy is a TG dog and theres no one better 🙂

IMG_9510Treatie time!

IMG_9517An evening walk at the dog park with my girlie! We have been so so blessed with unreal weather lately! it’s so nice to head out after a day in the office.

IMG_9541Preparing for ‘the big one’. People may think i’m crazy but it’s important to be prepared! Safety first!

IMG_9548 Family night at the dirty apron cooking school. If you have never done one before you are really missing out!! such a great gift or date night! IMG_9565 More great group hikes!

IMG_9648 Hitting the links with the man friend- #mynewestobsession

IMG_9593Daily homemade almond milk lattes

IMG_9603Taff-a-dilly turned 3! We celebrated with a big ol hike!

IMG_9637Week night seafood pasta that was to die for!

IMG_9675 Taffy reminding you to eat your daily veggies! IMG_9725 Amazing live music at the cloverdale rodeo!

IMG_9741 A little post work relaxation in the hammock

IMG_9743  IMG_9746 Family BBQ night! spot prawn season is the best season!

IMG_9849 A hike in the cloudsIMG_9878Chipolte with a view!

IMG_9883 Grilled romaine… it is my latest obsession. If you haven’t tried it- TRY IT NOW! (see ‘recipe’ below)

IMG_9895 IMG_9896 Working away in the garden 🙂 Excited to watch everything grow and to make some yummy meals! #growyourownfood IMG_9905Growing lettuce for my sandwiches from an old stump of romaine- so cool!! thank you Pinterest for that little tidbit.

There you have it- life lately. Busy busy but oh so great!!

Grilled romaine (serves 2)

1 head of romaine

1 tbsp coconut oil (or avocado oil)

salt and pepper

cut romain in half, brush well with oil. Place on a medium high grill and grill until wilted and charred.

Sprinkle lots of salt and pepper and enjoy! I love it with a little balsamic vinaigrette or a homemade caesar dressing!

Enjoy!

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