Monday, October 24, 2016


Hello, hello! Happy Monday!

This weekend flew by. Don't they all? I'm sure I have said that several times in my weekending posts. And I'm sure I'll say it again! We didn't get quite everything done that we wanted to do but that's ok. We had perfect fall weather this weekend that called for ponchos, boots, and pretty plaid scarves. 

The Friday excitement started out around noon. After weeks of planning, we celebrated my boss' retirement with a fun party. We had a great turnout and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. My favourite part was the speeches and the gorgeous cupcakes that were handmade for the event. I took a couple cake decorating classes in the past but I don't think I could ever duplicate these. They were so pretty, not to mention delicious!

Saturday morning I had a hair appointment to have my highlights touched up and what is there to do while the hair dye sets other than take snapchat selfies?

Saturday night Mike and I went to a new (to us) restaurant to celebrate a good friend's birthday. It was such a fun place! There was live music -- two guys in the middle of the restaurant that played guitar and piano and took requests for all sorts of songs. It seemed like they knew how to play everything! We ended up having everyone in the building sing Happy Birthday to my friend. It was fun to catch up with everyone there and eat delicious butter chicken (my favourite dinner!)

On Sunday we were supposed to visit another friend in Toronto but one of the major highways was closed for the weekend so we asked to reschedule. Driving into Toronto can be slow on the best of days and taking side streets to get downtown would basically take forever. So instead, we visited my mom and brother and went out for a delicious dinner to a Polish restaurant. I try to cook Polish food as often as possible but I can never top the way this restaurant makes it. I love going there! I had white borscht (┼╝urek) in a bread bowl.

And now we're ready for the week ahead. We don't have too much planned for this week other than catching up on chores and hopefully going for a walk or two before the weather cools down for good.

I hope you had a great weekend!


Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for her Weekending series! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Thanksgiving Celebrations

Thanksgiving was in full swing at our house this past weekend. It was delayed by a week because we were travelling on actual Thanksgiving but I definitely didn't want to miss it! So this weekend we did the whole turkey thing with my family and Mike's family. I don't usually get to host holiday dinner because we only have a table that seats four but if we squish, we can make six work. It is my dream to one day have a huge dining room that can seat a ton of people for the holidays! Because this was a delayed celebration, we only had my mom and brother, Mike's parents, and us.

My mom and I made several dishes, but among them was Polish apple pie. It's probably my all-time favourite dessert. I posted the recipe last year when we made it and it turns out delicious every time! 

My mom and brother came over for the whole weekend. The weather was nice and we had fun for three whole days. A little bit of Monopoly (I won!) and video games (I lost) and we were happy campers. 

Other than that, we watched football, Skyped with my family in Poland, and just relaxed and enjoyed each others' company. I love how low-key ands tress-free Thanksgiving is. I think that's why it's one of my favourite holidays!


PS - Don't miss our first Guys Behind The Blog link up next week!!! Click here to find out what this month's questions are (they are quick and easy and we promise your guy won't complain!) and how to link up!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Five on Friday

1. This weekend we are celebrating (Canadian) Thanksgiving! It was technically last weekend, but since we took advantage of the long weekend to travel, we have to postpone it. We're going to have my mom and brother and Mike's parents over for dinner this Saturday. Here's a little recap of last year's Thanksgiving (and my first ever turkey!)

2. If you haven't already guessed, we went to North Carolina this past weekend. If you've been around this blog for a while, you know that Mike is a huge UNC Tar Heels fan so we road tripped to see a football game. It was our first home game and Hurricane Matthew came to hang out too so that was fun. We actually had a great time! More on that later.

3. We ordered a Magic Bullet. Mike and I love smoothies and we go to Booster Juice a few times a week which can get pretty expensive! We figured that we could find the recipes online and make the smoothies ourselves. I feel like we are the last people on earth to get a mini blender but my mom raves about it and it's time. I can't wait to try it!

4. I am still working my way through reading my blogger book swap books. I have finished reading Amy Schemer's book and now I'm in the middle of the Language of Flowers, which was my partner's pick for me. I. Love. This. Book. It's about a young girl that grew up in the group home system and has a love for flower meanings but a hatred for everything else. My mom owned a flower shop for many years so I was always around flowers. It's so good!

5. ICYMI, I am cohosting the Guys Behind The Blog linkup! After the series was cancelled by the original hosts, a few other bloggers and I got together to bring it back to life. I really hope you and your guy will join us on the last Thursday of every month. This month's answers will go live in two weeks, on Thursday, October 27th. Click here to see October's questions and grab the button below!

 Have a wonderful weekend!