In the spring and summer, I tend to gravitate towards more no bake recipes, as you don’t need your house to be warmer than it is already is and I usually find that they are faster to make! (When spring and summer combined are 5 months total, you have to maximise time outside. I think that s’mores are a favourite among most North Americans but if you don’t want to actually have a fire, you can get the delicious taste of a s’more without the work of a fire with this recipe!
Welcome back to A Book and a Beverage everyone! Because I think that settling down with a good book and a good beverage, I wanted to open this monthly post up to other bloggers and guests to sharing what they are reading and sipping at the moment. This month I am joined by Orla of fancypaper, one of my favourite bloggers- she will make you feel like you are sitting with her, enjoying a cuppa and relaxing for an afternoon when you read her blog. (I’ll wait while you go and catch up…) She is sharing her book and beverage choices with us today, so let’s dig in!
If you have ever had a puppy, you will quickly learn that healthy and nutritious dog treats are far more expensive than the most premium dog food, as you can easily go through 100+ in one puppy class! I was doing research on alternatives to commercial training treats when one of my coworkers made training treats herself and brought them in for all of our dogs- these are an easy and nutritious way to train your dog at home and possibly use up some leftovers around your house.
So, while a lot of the world is sharing Instagram images of cherry blossoms and flowers blooming and coats that aren’t parkas, there are a whole lot of us who look at the window and still see snow. I mean, I think for most of us that snow is slowly melting, but we aren’t going to truly have spring until sometime in the middle of May. I try to slowly move out of my darker and heavier winter wardrobe when we come to April, but it takes some creative planning and styling for the first month or so!
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Today I’m very happy to share something from a very good friend and Alpha Gamma Delta sister of mine, a new podcast that is launching today! The Way I C It debuts today (four episodes are live already), and Carolina is the perfect host to bring a new podcast in your listening life. Coming in at 15-20 minutes, it is a quick but thoughtful podcast that will make you think about you and your life but keep you moving forward rather than stuck in thought. Carolina sat down with me for an interview and to give more background and insight into her podcast, which I am excited to share with you today!
Have you ever told someone that you liked their top, and you heard “Thanks, it was only $8/£4/€1/whatever cheap cost”? That always takes me aback, as I didn’t comment on the price of it whatsoever, but revealing how cheaply it was purchased seems to be a knee jerk reaction now for most people. I am in no way arguing for spending money for no apparent reason, but why have we, as society, become crippled by a need to be cheap? Why is buying things cheaply considered an accomplishment? (Note, I did not say frugally.)
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I recently changed jobs at the company that I work for, and my new department is quite different from my last! Everyone is incredibly friendly and welcoming, and I am really happy to have wonderful co-workers who make the day brighter. This office is more casual than most though, and I’m definitely working on adapting my style so that I fit more. (I’m not against being on the dressier side, but it does feel odd to be in suit when everyone else is in jeans no matter where you are in life.) This is a guide on how to tackle dressing for a casual office when you come from a formal background!
I’ve been having a tougher time again now- there are a lot of things that remind me of memories that I would rather forget. However, I received some wonderful news earlier this week…. Continue reading