FRIDAY | FAVES

{ My little niece is growing up… first @bcferries ride! }

This week has been quite the doozy. My day job kicked my a**, and my body is still recovering from that horrific cold of weeks’ passed. Today, I finally woke up feeling like I could take a deep breath without coughing up a lung, so that’s a plus! So, given that this week was so (!) busy, I’m giving myself a HUGE pat on the back, because I made it. AND I made it to a long weekend. I simply cannot wait to have my pre-turkey work out tonight, and then spend the weekend preparing for Thanksgiving dinners, spending time with family, and just letting go of everything and anything stressful to ensure I enjoy myself. 

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LIFESTYLE | My Fall Must-Dos.

For someone who was calling it Fall back in August, it sure has taken me a while to post my Fall must do list. In fact, I’ve already completed a few of the items on this list, but I think that the point, no? What’s on your list this season? Do we have the same idea of how a perfect autumn will play out? Continue reading

RECIPE | Butternut Squash, Rutabaga, & Brussels Sprout Hash.

Sometimes you just want a light and easy side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving meal. And this hash is quite possibly the easiest thing to throw together. Enjoy this any night of the fall/winter, but there really is no harm in including it for that family celebration this weekend – if only just to be sure you actually get to hang out with the family, rather than slaving away in the kitchen. Continue reading

RECIPE | Pancetta, Apple & Mushroom Stuffed Turkey Breast with Easy Pan Gravy

Happy Monday, kids! I have been waiting to share this recipe with you, and have a confession to make regarding it. The plan this weekend was get together with a fellow wine blogger, and  share it, along with some wine parings, on an Instagram Live video, but unfortunately the cold I contracted last week ended up squashing that idea, as I found myself fairly dead to the world on Saturday. Luckily, we still have Christmas, and there are many more recipe ideas for holiday meals that can be planned over the next few months. So, don’t you worry, you’ll get to see me live soon enough. But, without further adieu, this recipe is quite possibly the best thing I have ever made. And is simply perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday celebration.

One of the greatest things about it, is it’s meant for 6 – 8 people. Not everyone has the luxury of being with extended family over the holidays, and some simply prefer the idea of a smaller get together rather than the 20+ person chaotic mess that can occasionally ensue. 🙂

Stay tuned this week for a more Thanksgiving menu ideas. And be sure to brush up on hosting a party, and other tips and tricks for holiday fun, here and here

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FRIDAY | FAVES

{ Les Jardins de la Fontaine }

Alright, so this Friday Faves is going to be dedicated to the days when I wasn’t sick and feeling sorry for myself. The days when we were in the South of France, living some of our best days. The days when it wasn’t pouring rain outside, rather it was 35 degrees Celsius, with zero chance of crappy weather. The days when I didn’t stay up well into the early hours of the morning coughing up a lung, only to then realize we actually did have cough syrup with codeine, and then wake up super groggy because I haven’t slept off the codeine. Ya, those days. This is going to be a great Friday.

I would say, “have a great weekend”, but I won’t because I’m bitter like that. 😉 Continue reading