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Wednesday, March 4

happy birthday braden!

wishing my sweet nephew the happiest of days on his very first birthday! happy, happy, happy birthday! 




Wednesday, February 25

#alidoesontario

Every day (& sometimes twice a day) in Toronto I took a photo capturing the pure beauty of God's creation from outside my window at the office. Whether it was a crisp clear day or one filled of snow, each one seemed more beautiful than the next! What an adventure! 

































Tuesday, January 6

quinoa salad

I love ways to make quinoa! I have really enjoyed finding this grain and love that it is so good for you! There is a great salad that I have come to enjoy more and more each time I make it! 

quinoa salad
what you need...
for the salad...
1 1/2 cups quinoa
1 small red onion diced
1 bunch Italian parsley leaves, chopped finely
1 bunches mint leaves, chopped finely
2 avocados, diced 
for the dressing...

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

what you do...

cook the quinoa according to the instructions (in general, 1/2 cup quinoa to 1 cup water). allow the quinoa to cool

Once cool, add onion, mint and parsley. Mix up the vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and toss well with quinoa. Add avocado last and toss.

Monday, December 29

happy [belated] birthday myers

We knew we would spend a really long time working with our amazing breeder to pick out a dog that would be just like Wilson. At first I was disappointed when they said, there is only one Wilson. Well we know that all dogs aren't Wilson & we certainly wouldn't trade Myers personality and spunk for anything! Wilson may say otherwise as her favorite spot in the house is right next to [or on top of] Wilson! 

Happy [belated] birthday Myers! One year old and this dogs has been loved more than most can imagine! May the next year bring you as many backyard romps, kisses, snuggles and car rides with wind in your face as you'd like!