Last month my family and I made a special trip up to Vancouver to go to Ladurée. Ladurée is the famous French bakery known mostly for their amazing french macarons. And when I say amazing I mean it.
Ladurée macarons are smooth, delicate and crisp, yet chewy and soft enough to melt in your mouth. They come in a variety of unique flavors in fruity jams and sweet cremes and are beautifully packaged in signature and luxurious mint green boxes.
Seven years ago today my first daughter was born and I became a mama for the first time. I can’t believe I’m saying that. Where does the time go and how on earth does it move so fast? Although bittersweet to see her grow a year older, I truly admire and adore the beautiful girl she has become. Both inside and out.
t has been a whirlwind of a week and an exhausting one at that. We just returned home from a last-minute and emotionally challenging, yet rewarding road trip to see family in California and now we’re back to prepping for my daughter’s 7th birthday. I’ve always had several weeks to plan parties, so only having 1 week is something new for me. Regardless, what’s most important is the reason we’re putting this celebration together, and that’s for our sweet girl.
I can hardly believe that in less than a few weeks my oldest daughter will be 7 years old. When I think back, it certainly doesn’t feel like it’s been that many years, but perhaps it’s because she’s such a joy!
For 6 months now, she’s had her heart set on a beanie boo themed party. If you’re not familiar with beanie boos, they’re those TY stuffed animals with the large glittery eyes. But here’s a little honest mom moment for ya, until about a month ago, I secretly hoped she’d change her mind and choose a different party theme. Of course she didn’t budge, so here we are.
Hi friends. I wasn’t quite ready to share this news in my previous post, but here goes. Last week I unexpectedly lost one of the closest people to me, my dear uncle Wayne. He was a retired Batallion Chief that lived his life in service of others and had a heart of pure gold.
We may have called him Uncle Wayne, but he was so much more than an uncle to my siblings and I.
The warmer temps are finally arriving, so I recently tested out our new popsicle mold, which is shaping up to be my best investment of the season so far. Who doesn’t love popsicles in the summer? Especially when they taste like Nutella. Since I don’t get to enjoy Nutella from the jar (dairy), I made Nutella inspired popsicles, using real hazelnut milk, a little Hazelnut Coconutmilk Creamer from So Delicious Dairy Free and dark cocoa powder. Just three vegan ingredients blended together make up this dreamy chocolate hazelnutty concoction.
Happy Friday you guys! How have two weeks already gone by since my last post? I have been under the weather, with no voice since nearly the beginning of July, but I’m finally on the mend! Just in time to quickly begin planning the party for my oldest girl, who turns 7 next month. I’m feeling incredibly rushed with this celebration. You know how it goes, never enough time, but I do work very well, almost my best under pressure, so I’m keeping my faith that it will all work out.
Happy 4th of July! I’ve been feeling under the weather all week, so my plans for the holiday weekend kind of went out the window, but that’s ok because we have 4th festivities happening at home and my family will be celebrating with us later this afternoon.
My brother was actually born on the 4th, so the holiday was always a big deal for us growing up. I fondly remember my mom making cherry pie each year, and that dessert is one of my favorites to this day. That being said, making cherry pie for the 4th this year was a must, but instead of one large pie, I chose to create individual servings for each of us to enjoy, since mini everything is much more my style.
As much as I love my morning Chai (decaf), it’s nice to switch things up occasionally. Now that summer is in full swing, and temps in our home are rising, I’ve been craving teas of the iced variety. While browsing the tea aisle at whole foods the other day…(it just opened so I’m there A LOT,) I came across a pure Hibiscus tea blend, that immediately had me inspired. I personally love trying new things, so this one made it into the cart.