Stopped by Bento Sushi in the UC today for a Friday pick me up! 🍽
Make sure to get a beaver tail today in the quad!! All proceeds go to the United Way 🍽😍
Are French Fries a food group?😍😍🍽 this amazing snack is from Burger 101 in the UC
It's November which means the chances that you've already heard Christmas music playing in the last five days is high, and you've definitely seen Christmas decor out and inundating us with the need to spend! Thank goodness, American thanksgiving is around the corner and has a lot of people turning their minds towards being grateful and mindful of what they have in their lives. As Canadians, we have already gone through this process, and I have spent the last few weeks turning the ideal of being grateful into a practical model that helps build community.
This month, I challenge you to join me in #thegratitudeinitiative
. Go through your homes, and find useful items that others may need, and then find a new local spot to donate too. The big spots tend to get all the focus and it's easier to amass your purged items and do one drop off. But there are many initiatives out there that put donations directly in the hands of those that need, without a monetary middle man.
This year I turned my fall deep clean into a lesson in sharing with my kids and made sure to choose items based on usefulness, rather than just things we've outgrown or don't want anymore. We then chose several organizations and have been making our way through our list. The kids have a direct visual of what it means to give as they come along in the process, but also get a chance to see who is receiving their items in some instances. It's been my favourite way to kick off the season of giving.
as you get to work being a real live elf and help spread the love this season. Check out this week's blog post for some ideas of where to start and where to give. Follow link in bio.
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Stopped by the UC for lunch today and got a sandwich from The Barbecue District! Did you know everything they serve is all gluten free? The BBQ district and Basil box are two locations on campus that are entirely gluten free!
Colourful salads >>>> everything else
Hey Ravens, if you haven’t had a chance to yet be sure to check out my new article on caf hacks! I wrote about how you can make all kinds of cool foods like these deviled eggs!
Happy Halloween Ravens ! Make sure to eat lots of treats ❤️
Interested in seeing how I made this and other cool foods? Check out my new article, link in bio!
I can hardly wait to eat ALL the Halloween candy tomorrow, but for now I’ve got oatmeal that tastes like candy so I guess it’ll have to do 🍽😍
Welcome back to campus Ravens!! How was everyone’s reading week?
Happy Saturday friends! Been a bit quiet the last two days but killed cardio and still doing my thang. I did get all caught up in that mood I get in the fall and spring where I feel the house needs a good clean, but end up making an even bigger mess as I spontaneously decide to purge all the things! Anyone else get into that mode this time of year?💁🏻♀️
Started in my boys room, and have done a huge toy purge, even got rid of some of the storage furniture so as to keep things lighter and clutter free from now on. Then I of course had to get into my girls room too. The middle floor of this house feels sooo much lighter now. *
My plan is to have the kids come along as we donate to several different causes around Ottawa that help families in need. Hoping that this activity as well as some volunteering over the holiday season will instil good values for my littles.
I do love a good organize sesh! You can see my girls room before the purge in the blog archives. Follow link in bio.
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Hope you enjoy reading week Ravens! I’m on the train wishing I was snacking on this right now !! 🍽😍
to the amazing poke bowl I had last week! Did you know the UC has tons of great food options (like this) including tons of gluten free options 🍽
Reminiscing about this amazing dinner from a few weeks ago. What’s your favourite meal from the caf?
Sensory bins = moms sneaky way to give herself a few minutes of me time while the kids are involved in a tactile form of learning. Right after this we turned this rice to rainbow rice ( idea thanks to @louisepentland
vlog ). Ever since i decided to stay at home for my children’s early years, I have been trying to define my role in a way that makes me feel fulfilled. My end game was to launch my own business and return to my own calling rather than the office job I had before. I feel lucky to have had the chance to do this, and it hasn’t been easy on so many levels. My best moments come when I am truly focusing on my own needs rather than being hyper focused on my children... that sounds harsh but i mean that rather than playing second fiddle to my kids, I have made sure that my soul is sated. If I am unhappy and feeling stuck, then what kind of mom am I being to my kids? I don’t think any human is made to wander mindlessly through the rote daily tasks without inspirational spark. Life is meant to be lived in colour and with wonder. I am a stay at home mom, turned work at home mom. The terminology is tricky at best with the subset of humans that lean out to reestablish a different dynamic within their lives. The numbers of parents choosing to take this route to child rearing has been on the rise in the last decade, proving millennials to be far more traditional and yet completely frontier-ing a new way to portion a life-work balance. After five years of forging through this role, I’ve found a few key ways to make sure you remain a flourishing individual as well as be the best mom you can be. Find my 10 must do items for the at home parent sector over on my blog. Link in bio. #fetchandbloom #momblogger #stayathomemom #sahm #10rulesofasahm #workathomemom #millennialmom #soulfood #reachforthestars #selfcare #613blogger #foodforthought #thegreatdebate
Probably thinking about coffee right now ☕️
Almost time for weekend brunch in 🍳
Hope you enjoyed your long weekend Ravens !
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! 🍂 What I am most grateful for is everyone in my life, my family, my boyfriend and all of my friends. Without them I don’t know what I would be doing without their inspiration and their continuation to motivate me to follow my dreams. I hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving day! Stay warm, and eat lots of turkey 🦃
Happy Friday Jr Ravens !!
I won’t ever call myself a ‘bright and airy’ or ‘dark and moody’ photographer. I hit both sides of it and the truth is, my style varies based on the session.
What I will call myself is an artist. I am a film photographer, and I embrace every bit of that. I will expose and edit based on the specific frame. I won’t define myself as consistently bright, because sometimes I just know the frame would have more impact by focusing on the shadows. I capture light, and I create art.
is the perfect medium for me 💕
Fancy up your dinner with our famous 6oz Lobster Pappardella 🍝 🍷
Pappardella pasta s/w a 6oz lobster tail, shrimps and scallops in our Mezzanotte sundried tomato cream sauce