So I kinda let the ball drop for April, May, June, July, August blogging. I also happened to lose a large chunk of photos from April-May (thanks iPhone) – so I’m just gonna pick up in June.

June 5 Weekend – Lyn’s Stagette In Edmonton
June 12 Weekend – Helped Shoot A Wedding In Pincher Creek, Then To Calgary For The Weekend (drove at 3am Monday morning from YYC to YXE so I could have another night with my husband)
June 19 Weekend – Dane’s 10 Year Reunion, Father’s Day In Red Deer
June 26 Weekend – Reg + Lyn’s Wedding, Weekend In Calgary, Off To Kelowna (for the month of July)

Here’s a few pics from the above:

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IMG_0677This hilarious kid at PC! IMG_0707 IMG_0714 IMG_0721 IMG_0722 IMG_0725

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IMG_0777 Authentic Empowerment – Sugar, Salt, Fat Workshop @ ThriveIMG_0794Dad flew us up to Saskatoon one day at 4 or 5am and I did a training program on our new Safety Management System and the app that goes along with it. Sure beats hwy 11.

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Work stuff – it’s all part of my days :)


(He usually doesn’t like anything of mine of insta so when he does, he also follows up with a text)
Still get a kick out of this:
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Super old railway map that I’m supposed to revive/recreate. Any pro-tips on how to do so would be much appreciated!IMG_0830
More drives to Alberta…

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Lobster Feast!IMG_0891 IMG_0889 IMG_0890 IMG_0901 IMG_0892 IMG_0902 IMG_0905 IMG_0917 IMG_0920 IMG_0933Last Day Of Work In June With This Lovely LassieIMG_0936 IMG_0946Me And Dane In A Few YearsIMG_0950Pre Wedding Day BBQ!IMG_0957 IMG_0961 IMG_0964 IMG_1011 IMG_1012
And that was pretty much it before I took off to Kelowna for the month :) My posts will be less of a shmazzle once I get all caught up.

YQR Weekend

Sometimes you just need a dose of fresh country air. We spent the morning trying to catch Ash’s stubborn little pony. He was having none of it …IMG_9777 Though the next door neighbor horseys were pretty friendly.IMG_9778 IMG_9780 IMG_9782 IMG_9785 IMG_9787 IMG_9769 IMG_9772 IMG_9789 After a morning outdoors, we took a little jaunt into the city for a good cup of coffee… (Teegy bein’ a little lady and sippin’ my cappuccino).IMG_9798 Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetSo much love for this lady ❤Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset At the cafe, we ran into a fine, young chap who is starting up the Wheelhouse Cycle Club in Regina. He gave us a little tour of the new place which is going to be siiick – follow them on Insta and stay tuned for the grand opening.IMG_9802I look at this picture and just melt – Royal is soo darn sweet and miniature! He is just too darling!! IMG_9803
Squash for daaays!IMG_9805 A feast with a whole lotta tomatoes, garlic, onions, and overall goodness.IMG_9811 Ah these two!! ❤IMG_9813 IMG_9817 Since the morning attempt was a flop (might have had somethin’ to do with the excitable pipsqueaks tagging along) us 3 ladies went for round 2. Havin’ a hoot luring in fat/shy/ornery Dusty … we like to think of ourselves as horse whisperers!IMG_9823 IMG_9829 Once we got him, he was lovin’ all the attention!IMG_9845 IMG_9862 IMG_9863 The Phantom Drone II – excited to play with this thang!IMG_9887 IMG_9889 IMG_9891 IMG_9894 IMG_9896 Dad has always loved the latest and greatest in techy stuff, which I used to think was nerdy but now I think it’s pretty cool.IMG_9899 My slim jim sista (why is it that when we wanna run outside real quick, we gravitate towards the boy’s humongous boots instead of our own regular-fitting shoes? I do it all the time too. Haha). IMG_9901 I ❤ this view so much.IMG_9902 IMG_9906 IMG_9907
A weekend well spent ❤

Seafood Boil

We finally got around to doing the locally-famous seafood boil at Bon Temps. One chilly Monday night, we cozied into the quiet joint for an evening of soulful, live music and food-baby inducing eats. The atmosphere was just lovely. I love the decor of this spot.
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We stuffed ourselves with as much salty seafood as our stomachs could handle, and packaged up the remainder to drop off at The Lighthouse down the road.DSC01690 DSC01692
And that was that! Definitely a fun evening that every Sasktoonawite should try at least once.

Back In Business

Due to a malfunctioning screen, I have been unable to post a darn thing for goodness-knows-how-long. Luckily that’s all fixed up, so now you’re gettin’ overloaded. I’ll start with work pics from the last couple months.

S and I spent a few days out in the bitter Sask cold measuring sidings.

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IMG_9623 DSC01542So good to catch up with these beauties.DSC01546 DSC01548-2 A stellar concert. Royal Wood and Company.IMG_9294IMG_9296 IMG_9297 Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with b1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with x1 preset And then there was Valentine’s day. DSC01551 DSC01553  DSC01557
Whoever said that the way to a man’s heart is to his stomach had it backward. Dane made me Chef Ramsay’s Beef Wellington! DSC01561
Juicy, tender meat, a layer of prosciutto, a layer of mushroom/garlic medley, and the best part … puff pastry.DSC01565  DSC01567
Followed by dessert from Little Bird. DSC01569 DSC01571 DSC01574 DSC01576
Sar and I had a good run of supporting all the local restaurants and coffee shops… Stacked was one of them. I loved the applewood smoked brie burger on lettuce.DSC01620 Odd Couple.IMG_9280 Museo.IMG_9311 (Obviously) Collective Coffee.IMG_9334 Drift.IMG_9342 (Sheer happiness)IMG_9343 IMG_9345 IMG_9347Bottega.IMG_9610IMG_9611Ayden.IMG_9258IMG_9261 You get the idea. But, as one might assume, lunches out gets pretty pricey. So I started making jarred lunches like a mad woman. Quinoa buritto bowls, farro salads, chickpea salads, spicy tom yum soup, and so on.
Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetDelivering coffee + muffins for his presentation + he still barely let me sneak this photo. After all that!IMG_9402 Coffee shop hoppin.IMG_9410 IMG_9416 Another date at Drift, this time with my husband to proofread his crazy long paper.IMG_9561 IMG_9563 We also hit the 6-months-since-married mark… which is kinda wild. We celebrated with burgers at Congress.IMG_9635 Bobblehead versions of us on our wedding day from a creative and hilarious friend!Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with f2 presetA walk by the river one night … spring is on it’s way and I couldn’t be happier ’bout that.IMG_9576 IMG_9579 IMG_9580 IMG_9582IMG_9584 IMG_9588 IMG_9590 IMG_9597 In other news, all my ranting and raving to everyone about how amazing yoga is … well it’s a passion I’m gonna pursue a little more intensely. (PS these joke-ish lessons I was giving to dad are a bit ridiculous on several levels, but particularly my tight jumpsuit which was on the verge of ripping. I have yet to convert dad … and many others!)IMG_9290 IMG_9291 IMG_9292 I’ll be taking my YTT this summer for an entire month, followed by 11 months of mentorship. Unbelievably excited!IMG_9673 Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetSo obviously, my acceptance into the course meant Sarah and I had to celebrate. At Leyda’s. With cake and coffee!IMG_9718 IMG_9721 IMG_9720And finally … the reason this blog post is even happening is because of my techy, money-saving soulmate who went out on a limb and pulled off a sketchy repair all by himself.Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetSo many exciting things to come!

Black Bean + Avo Brownies

I rarely post recipes. Mostly because there are already a kazillion recipes on Pinterest, so ya don’t need mine. But I’ve come across one that is too good not to share. There are lots of variations on Pinterest but this one is a winner in my books.

We like to have a little something sweet after supper sometimes and this is quickly becoming my go-to.

May I present … brownies made with black beans and avocado. Sounds weird, but let me tell you they are delish!



1/2 avocado [large, ripe]
1 15oz can black beans
1 egg + 2 egg whites
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp coconut oil
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup unsweetened chocolate chips or chopped chunks of chocolate

Bake 25 – 35 mins at 350ºF.


The best part is that you just throw everything except the chocolate chunks into a Vitamix [or equivalent] and blend away.


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Best served with whipped cream (or coconut whip if you’re avoiding dairy) and drizzled with maple syrup.DSC01609

Mmm mmm! Enjoy!