Yogurt Snack

Admittedly, this is a really weird snack (or dessert, or breakfast). It derived from having the 3am munchies and having next to nothing in the fridge. Regardless, it’s yummy and a great way to make you think your indulging in something that isn’t that great for you, when really, it’s totally fine! I don’t even have a name for this concoction yet, so, we’ll just dive right on in.

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Kate Middleton: Best Looks

Anybody who knows me knows that I love the Royal family. I mean, I really love them. I think growing up in Canada, we have such a connection to the UK that you are bound to know all about the UK, their customs, and of course their Royal Family.

When I turned 20 I took a trip to London, UK with my grandparents and that entire trip just made my admiration with the Royal Family so much more prevalent.

One of my favourite people to follow in the family is Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. It is hard not to love the Duchess- she seems like such a genuinely sweet, kind person, and she really is the epitome of class.

One of the things I love about Kate Middleton is, girl knows how to dress. I mean I know she is “a face” of Royalty and needs to represent herself in a certain way, but there really isn’t an event or outing where she doesn’t look perfectly put together and classy. I don’t just love the way she dresses, but I love that she takes on a modern spin to her title. Of course she wears the best designers and the most beautiful pieces but she is known to be an outfit recycler- which I admire very much, especially in the position she is in. Kate Middleton really can go from casual to ballroom fancy and she looks great in it all.

In lieu of the Duchesses 36th birthday yesterday, I am celebrating with her best looks. These are 30 of my personal favourite looks worn by the Duchess throughout the years. Let me tell you, it was hard to choose just 30.


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Good Eats: Smoke BBQ, Fort Lauderdale, FL


If you are a fan of BBQ, you need to check out this joint. I don’t want to say I am a BBQ expert, but I have had my fair share of BBQ dishes thanks to my husband, who may just be an expert. Between the two of us we love good BBQ, but honestly it’s a hard “cuisine” to master and to find a really good BBQ joint can be a task. A friend of ours, who is fairly knowledgeable in all things BBQ, suggested Smoke BBQ in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. At first appearance it looks tiny and like it is a mediocre BBQ joint, but, as they say, don’t judge a book by it’s cover! This place has some bomb BBQ and even better, amazing southern sides. My favourite meal to get is the smoked chicken wings with baked beans, baked mac n’ cheese and cornbread. I know. Yum.

Let’s start with the wings: they are smoked, and fried. Whaaa? This results in the most perfect, crispy exterior and moist (yes, I hate that word too I just couldn’t think of a better replacement) interior. They actually don’t put a BBQ sauce on the wings and they leave it up to you to choose between their selection of sauces (the Carolina Gold and their Original BBQ sauce are my picks). I actually love that there is no sauce on it though. You can really get a feel for that crispy, salty skin, and then you can go back and forth dipping into the various kinds of BBQ sauce. It’s money! Next, the baked beans are made with root beer. If you really think of the complexity and flavours that are in root beer then you will realize using them to make baked beans is such an ingenious idea that I am so mad I didn’t think of it first. The root beer gives the beans a smoky, spiced flavor that is out of this world. The mac n’ cheese…first of all you can’t really mess up mac n’ cheese and if you do you should be incarcerated. Smoke just takes this simple dish and does it really well. It’s extra cheesy deliciousness. Finally, their cornbread is so moist (that damn word again), and perfectly crumbly. My daughter goes nuts over it! To top it off they serve it with cinnamon butter. My mouth is seriously watering.

If you’re a fan of BBQ, do yourself a favour and go check them out! They are located at: 3351 NE 32nd Street. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308.

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries may have to be my favourite Holiday “dish” to make. Within ten minutes of cooking cranberries my entire kitchen smells like Christmas. I have used my moms cranberry recipe for years but have found myself constantly adding or changing things here and there to create my own version. This particular cranberry sauce is best made ahead of time (I suggest a few days) just so all the flavours really marinate and blend together. You can keep this cranberry sauce in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks after you make it. With this sauce on hand you could have left over turkey sandwiches for weeks! Enjoy! xx


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Lindsay’s Favo(u)rite Things

Hey y’all!

I’ve decided to re-vamp, re-style and re-name my blog and this time, a novel idea, stick with it! To kick off my new blog, my first post is one of my favourite “segments.” Ever since I can remember during this time of year I have anxiously awaited “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” Whether it be an episode on her talk show or in her magazine I have always loved that she did this every year. If you live under a rock and don’t know what Oprah’s Favorite Things is, it’s a list she compiles of her favorite things throughout the year. She suggests gift ideas and shares why she loves each item. In lieu of OFT, I give you: Lindsay’s Favo(u)rite Things! A list of my must haves and great gift ideas! Enjoy! Xx

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Saying Goodbye For Seven Months

As some of you know my husband is in the United States Navy. Just one day short of our daughter Grace being 4 weeks old, her Daddy has left on a seven month deployment.

This is our first deployment, and the fact that we have a baby makes it so much harder. Luckily between both of our families I have an amazing support system.

To military spouses, partners, families and loved ones, I have the upmost respect for you. It is not always easy, and there are a lot of sacrifices to be made -especially with the little things that are often taken for granted- but it is not for nothing.

Just thought I would share some sweet pictures from our final goodbyes.

Grace’s dress matched Daddy’s uniform!


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Introducing Grace Cali

On September 17th, 2016 at 8:00 am on the dot our beautiful baby girl, Grace Cali made her debut into the world.

After a very fast delivery (like…5 cm to 10 cm in 6 minutes fast), but an extra long hospital stay- we are so blessed and proud to be the parents of such an amazing little girl!

Thankfully Grace decided to come a couple weeks earlier than expected in order to spend some extra time with her Daddy before he has to leave for 7 months!

We couldn’t be happier! xo