If you bake as much as I do, vanilla extract runs out quick. Liiiiiiike, really quick.

homemade vanilla extract // warm vanilla sugar

Thankfully making your own vanilla couldn’t be easier and it is way cheaper than buying the store bought variety. All you need are vanilla beans, some booze like vodka or bourbon, and bottles or jars. Really just about any container that closes will do!

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Before the summer, wedding planning wasn’t really my thing.

rhubarb crumble cake // warm vanilla sugar

I was in school, travelling a lot, and really couldn’t seem to get into it. A lot of people would ask, “aren’t you loving the planning?”, and I would shrug and say “sure!”, because it’s not that I didn’t like it, I just wasn’t consumed by it like some of my recently married friends.

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It’s #MilkshakeWeek! Grab your blender and let’s get crazy!

blueberry coconut milk smoothie // warm vanilla sugar

I know, I know…this is a smoothie, and smoothies and milkshakes are not the same….but hear me out. This blueberry and coconut milk smoothie is transformable.

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Summer in Montreal is like vacation. There is always something to do!

Rhubarb Cream Cheese Breakfast Tart // Warm Vanilla Sugar

I constantly have the feeling like I need to get out and discover this city. P- and I have been here together for a total of 6 months so far, and have only scratched the surface of neat stuff to do and see.

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Three things I do when the boy isn’t home: (1) leave all the dishes in the sink, (2) finish all the ice cream that’s in the house (and then buy more ice cream and finish that too), (3) go to bed late and binge watch Netflicks.


P- would be so disappointed if he knew how late I stayed up and how long I slept in when he’s not around. Why? Because when he is home I go to be around 9:30pm and then wake up between 5 and 5:30am every morning. As a night owl, this poses a problem for P-, since he wants to stay up, but often goes to bed early since he wants to spend time with me. He’s a nice boy.

Now, you might be thinking “uhh…go to bed later and wake up later when he’s there then!!!”…but I can’t. Because if I do that, then I would have to exercise when I get home from work instead of before…which takes up valuable P+K time. Sooooooo, when I’m alone I can exercise when I want, sleep when I want, and don’t have to worry. It’s one of those things that is just going to have to stay the way it is. Unless P- starts running and doing Jillian Michaels DVDs with me…HAHAHA!!!

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