First of all I need to say happy anniversary to my pup. This is one of my first pictures of him when he had first settled in with us, he was just about two when we got him, full of energy and love. Now four years later the only thing that’s changed is his age. I can’t imagine the last four years without his cuddles!
The lilac bush outside my house is starting to bloom! I absolutely love and adore lilacs, they have to be my favourite flower in the world. The smell of them fills me with so much happiness. Also making me happy? The fact that I’ve finally started planting in my backyard. I’ve got thyme, lemon thyme, sage, lemon balm, lavender, basil, cherry tomatoes and more. I find so much happiness and peace in planting, in being outside with the sun on my shoulders and my knees in the dirt. It really doesn’t take much to make me happy, give me a little bit of dirt to earth, some sunshine and some warmth. This week has been a bit of a tough one for me personally, all is well just some difficult things on the horizon. So, let’s focus on the good, the happy, the positive. I think we could all use it!
So I follow Joy the Baker (don’t we all? I love her writing!) and I saw her post on milk chocolate cookies and cream cookies. They quite simply look like cookie nirvana. I mean, come on! So of course I took that as inspiration to make a vegan version of these cookies. They turned out simply incredible and I will be sharing that recipe with you tomorrow. So, for now just peruse her posting and salivate over the gorgeous pictures.
The Fort McMurray wildfires are awful and scary and horrifying. So let’s look for the good in the bad, the Calgary Herald wrote an article on how the Syrian refugees have banded together to donate money and goods to the displaced people of Fort McMurray. These are the times I am so very proud to be Canadian, when we help each other.
I am basically blind so I wear glasses and contacts depending on the day (and how much sleep I’ve had the night before). I enjoyed this piece on makeup tips for wearing glasses. I’m not somebody who wears a whole lot of makeup but I like to try new things and I want what I do wear to look the best it can!
I am making a concerted effort to only buy cruelty free cosmetics and other beauty products, but wandering the drugstore aisles desperately searching for that little bunny emblem can take a long time. Luckily Cruelty Free Kitty has compiled a great list of cruelty free brands from independents, to drug store brands, to the high end goods!
I am obsessed with this video of Seychelles by Hopscotch The Globe. If you get a chance to watch it in 4K, definitely do! It looks amazing! I know Kristen from doing a show together several years ago. Her work is awesome and entertaining and I highly recommend you check it out!
Get out there and enjoy the sunshine!