Thursday, December 19, 2013

A new addition to our family - my Baby Boy!!!


I know I have been horrible with maintaining this blog and posting for you guys but I just wanted to announce that J and I have had a baby boy. He was born a couple of months ago at a healthy 8 pounds 2.5 ounces, I am not sure yet if we will introduce him to this blog but in case some of you were wondering where I have been and what I have been doing… :) I also had started a new job which had kept me quite busy, home renovations are still in the works. We just finished out front yard landscaping and are now working on designing the backyard. J is very talented when it comes to design and architecture so I am a lucky girl. If any of you are interested in more details about the pregnancy please let me know in the comments section.

Miss you and love you all!

xox

Ash

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The rain can't stop us!

Today was our 6 month wedding anniversary (it's 1am so by "today" I mean yesterday ..lol)... We started the day with coffee and breakfast ... My new fave is the Starbucks chai latte made with no water and soy milk ... We make them at home too all the time! :) passed by a poutine place we always wanted to try for their pulled pork... So good! And made a stop at 69 vintage... Really pricey but the layout and organization is awesome... It's fun to just look around... Wore my new fave lipstick today from MAC in the shade "media" .,. Brings out my "inner goth" without being too harsh ... In my opinion... Been debating whether I should due my hair dark again.. I think the last time I had it dark was around 2007/2008 .. We'll see... Next post I just might be a brunette :p ... Hope you guys have a great weekend... It's raining here in Toronto but we don't mind... More reason to sleep in and cuddle!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our New Baby

His name is Mako ... new addition to the family! He's a sweetie pie :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

My new loves!!

Found these at Value Village ... For what I thought was a bit of a crazy price...15 bucks for thrifted shoes.... but they are leather lined and made of gorgeous blue crushed velvet! They are also made in Italy .... I thought they had a Jeffrey Campbell sort of vibe to them .... and at $15 .. I guess that sure beats a Campbell pricetag! I cant wait to wear these with black skinnies and an oversized sweater.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

On my nightstand ...

Taking a break from working on the fence and thought I'd share what's currently on my nightstand ...I have been obsessed with Nuxe...French skin care brand... They sell it at The Bay in Canada as well as Shoppers Drug Mart and Rexall ... Been loving the night cream and body cream...has a beautiful almond sort of scent to it ...and the healthy deodorant (that's the brand) in vanilla coconut ...it's pricy but worth it in my opinion ...and free of many of those harsh chemicals in other deodorants. I think I'm getting used to this iPod touch screen stuff...kind of starting to like it! I really hope to get back into the "swing of things" soon...this house is just a lot more work and taking a bit longer than expected! Miss you guys ...

Breakfast time ... With my my new ipod

Testing out my new iPod camera while having breakfast with J. Made these muffins yesterday on my day off... Off to look for a centrepiece for our table and then work on building our backyard fence:) ...not sure I can get used to this touch screen thing ..

Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Tiny Tea Obsession – My purchases at the Teaopia Summer Clearance Sale!

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Hey guys! I know a lot of you have been wondering where I have been, whether I had stopped blogging and so forth … J and I have been married for three months now and have finally moved into our home! We are absolutely loving it but of course, because we have pretty much “created” our home from just four bare walls, there is always something to do, always something to be working on … and our weekends are pretty much always booked up! We are currently working on the soffits (we are doing them in wood ourselves instead of traditional aluminum so its a lot more work and takes up so much time because we do not have a lot of space to work with in between the houses). We are excited though and the home is really starting to come together … I have been really into interior decorating … from internet, to magazines to shows… and have been feeling really inspired in the home, lifestyle etc… I cant say that this blog will continue to always be fashion related because as priorities in life change, interests can change and so forth… I will always have an interest in fashion and will definitely continue to do outfit posts but I also want to start blogging more about daily life in general… what I am interested in at the moment, food, fashion, makeup etc… I am excited about my return to blogging and can honestly say … that after this break, I have missed it quite a bit! We just ordered a new camera charger from eBay so …. more blogging! haha…. we could not find it for the longest time, we didn't even have our canon at our wedding because the battery died and we could not find our charger after that – no idea where it disappeared to! Anyways, onto the “Tea” related post … J and I have been slowly weaning off the coffee and moving towards tea … loose leaf tea specifically and have been thoroughly enjoying it – from the ritual, to the process of creating a beautiful cup to sitting down in our living room to drink and enjoy it. I have been reading about the many health benefits of drinking tea versus coffee and have been inspired to try and make a lifestyle change … to be honest, I thought it would be a lot more difficult but after finding a wonderful array of teas at various places (DavidsTeas, Teaopia etc..), its been a pretty easy transition, and I enjoy it so much more! We still drink coffee on our Sunday mornings and here and there throughout the week… but other than that … Tea has been our breakfast, afternoon and evening drink of choice. I have even made hibiscus iced tea (bought a huge bag from Teaopia for 75% off because they are closing down and re-opening as Teavana – an American company that bought them out) .. good for blood pressure, cholesterol etc… not that I really have any issues with that BUT, I just really enjoy the bittersweet taste. I stocked up on a lot of loose leaf teas at Teaopia since they are clearing out most of their stock (including tea pots, cups etc… ) at 75% off which is absolutely crazy – teas that normally cost between 15 to 20 bucks for a bag, are less than $5. I stocked up on a lot of black teas which are some of my favourites, including Dublin Cream (my absolute fave – it has coffee beans in it of course so give a slight aroma which is probably why its one of my faves), Irish breakfast, Smores, and Lady Earl Grey. I also have a lot of various green teas (Caramel Apple being one of my faves), Oolong, Mate, and White tea’s. I prefer to make a beautiful cup of full bodied loose leaf tea over a tea bag – although there are some quality ones out there like Mighty Tea Leaf and Tazo is pretty good as well. I purchased a double walled glass tumbler at David’s Tea’s and have been loving that – in my fave colour – Green! I didn't include it in the photos (forgot :s) but it really is a work of art! I also have a variety of tea infusers depending on how I will be brewing my tea and for how many people… I usually boil my tea using an electric kettle, a cheap one I bought for less than $10 and does the job… but on days like today, when I have a little more time… I don't know what it is, but I like boiling the water in a traditional pot, on the stove – love the whistle noise that lets me know its just about ready! There are a lot of things I have learned about making a good cuppa tea so if any of you want me to share more information with you (steeping times, temperature etc..), or reviews on my favourites – let me know!

I hope you guys have had a wonderful weekend!

I am off to finish my cuppa tea!

xo