Summer Mix!

This poor little blog has been long neglected! I have been so busy working, visiting, working out, and travelling that I have left this little pet project of mine just sitting and collecting dust. This is a small collection of what I’ve been up to over the last while. Hope you all have been enjoying the start of summer!

In late May we went to the wedding of a friend and colleague of Ryan’s. It’s always tough to decide what to wear, every venue is different with a unique vibe and all weddings are individual. This wedding was at the art gallery and I have never been to a wedding there before so I went with cocktail style. It gave me the chance to pull out one of my favourite dresses of all time, an oldie but a goodie.

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I got this dress for my bridal shower a few years ago and it’s from one of those designer capsule collections for Target, this is Prabal Gurung.

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The weather was quite warm but pretty windy that day, it still felt like spring, not quite summer heat.

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Congratulations Dylan and James!

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Shortly after this wedding my very good friend Breanne gave birth to her second child, a baby girl named Marlee. She hadn’t found out what she was having until she was born so I was holding out until the shower to buy any presents. I baked some cookies to take for her night in the hospital and they got really good reviews from the Mama!

These are Banana Walnut Coconut Cookies! Very easy, very moist and really yummy!

  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 small ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Beat first 4 ingredients. Add milk and bananas, mix in sifted flour, soda and salt. Fold in last 3 ingredients. Bake in 350 degrees for approx. 12 minutes on greased cookie sheet. So simple!

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My birthday was in June and my Mom just recently moved to Osoyoos, as a gift for my bday she flew me out for a visit in their new house and a little mother daughter QT. That’s coming up later in this post but I spent the weekend before with the hubby as a little pre birthday. We wanted to try somewhere new for dinner so we went to check out El Cortez, a Mexican place just off Whyte Ave. We really liked it, very unique and fun with great food!

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Drinking the Veronica, so good!

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TACOS! We tried three different kinds, the lime chicken, chorizo and potato and cinnamon braised pork. I liked the chicken best and Ryan was all about the cinnamon pork. We also had the tortilla soup (amazing!) and the trio of dips. I’ve been on a pretty restrictive diet the last couple months so this was taste heaven!

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They have these fun neon signs randomly in the restaurant and the downstairs lounge and they make a great spot for photo ops!

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I was thinking of returning this romper because I showed it to my Mom and she said it looked like a Star Trek costume, lol, and my husband wasn’t a fan either. But now I love it, it’s cute and really comfy and breezy.

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Romper is H&M, bracelet Stella and Dot, shoes are from Spring (on sale!), bag is Gucci.

So for my actual birthday I was off to Osoyoos for some major heat! One day it was up to 42 degrees. I did some paddle boarding, wine tasting and a lot of relaxing. Ryan and I are headed back there at the end of July. All the pictures here were taken with my iPhone and the quality did not transfer very well onto here.

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My Mom`s place is right on the water, what a view!

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They have a lot of cute little restaurants in town, and this evening we went to Dolci which I definitely will take my husband back to. I had a quinoa curry bowl, next time I am dying for the bacon grilled cheese!

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I loved the rustic feel in there.

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My gorgeous Mama.

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For my actual birthday we went to Nk`mip winery for lunch and the Silver Sage winery for a tasting and finally for ice cream!

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Nom nom! Don`t tell my trainer!

We are off to Vegas on Friday for some fun, sun and relaxation!

 

 

 

 

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