Monthly Archives: January 2015

Week 3

Day 15: Icicle.
Day 16: Target is closing in Canada! Stocking up on my favourite cruelty free products while I can!
Day 17: Best night at the Besties!
Day 18: Sunday morning pancakes.
Day 19: Finally the sun is shining! Frickin’ cold though!
Day 20: Took Mama D to the aquarium today!
Day 21: Murray and me selfie!

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Icy Mornings.

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Hubby’s Delicious 5 Layer Dip!

This dip takes some prep-work but is worth it! Vegan and gluten-free, it is a favourite around here! 
Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 Cubanelle pepper, seeded and minced finely
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • 3 avocados, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup good quality salsa
  • Pinch garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • 1 bunch green onions, minced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup Daiya shredded cheese
  • 9×13 baking dish
Instructions:
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and cubanelle pepper, sautéing until softened. Add the can of refried beans and fry together for 3-5 minutes. During this time, mix in the taco seasoning. Add water if needed to create a smooth and creamy consistency. Pour mixture in the bottom of the baking dish. Next, in a large bowl, pit the avocados and mash. Combine the avocados with the lime juice, cilantro, salsa, garlic powder, pepper and salt mixing thoroughly. Pour the guacamole mixture on top of the refried beans, spreading evenly. Then add a layer of tomatoes followed by green onions and end with sprinkling the Daiya cheese on top. Serve with your favourite brand of tortilla chips!
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Week 2

Day 8: Snowstorm Shenanigans.
Day 9: Attempting to organize my very disorganized life.
Day 10: Cloudy skies at the lake.
Day 11: Hi Mommy, did you bring me something yummy?
Day 12: More snow today.
Day 13: Chilly mornings!
Day 14: Busy, busy, busy making goodies for the shop! There are going to be some very happy furbabies out there!

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A Little Frosting

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Jess’ Coconut Haystacks!

I needed a last minute vegan and gluten free dessert that was quick and easy so I texted my friend Jess for help! She sent me this great recipe that has become a favourite at our house!

Ingredients:
2 cups of sugar
1/3 cup of cocoa
1/4 cup of coconut oil (you can also substitute in your favourite vegan margarine)
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of peanut butter
2 tsp. of vanilla
3 cups of rolled oats
1 cup of sweetened coconut

Directions:
Combine sugar and cocoa. Add coconut oil and milk. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes, stirring often. Remove from heat, stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Stir in rolled oats. Drop by teaspoonful on to cookie sheet and refrigerate. Do this part quickly as the mix dries up and will get crumbly if you take too long! They are usually ready to enjoy within 2 hours.

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Week 1

Day 1: Some sweet dance moves to celebrate the New Year.
Day 2: Down at the lake.
Day 3: Snowstorm.
Day 4: Being lazy on a rainy day.
Day 5: In winter you treasure those rare moments you can feel the sun’s warmth.
Day 6: Of winter’s lifeless world each tree now seems a perfect part; Yet each one hold’s summer’s secret deep down within its heart. – C. Stater
Day 7: Backyard Twilight.

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Happy New Year!

The holidays always go by in a blur for us! Between Christmas shopping, wrapping, multiple Christmases and travelling, we are kept extremely busy up until the New Year!
We always have a great time with family! It is so nice to spend some time with those we love, especially as most of them live quite a distance from us! 

Every year we are incredibly fortunate to receive some wonderful gifts from those we love! And some fun ones too!

Then New Years Eve arrived! We had survived the busy holiday season and finally had a chance to relax together and have some fun! We went downtown to the outdoor skating rink where they were playing music. Although we were a little rusty we had a blast!
Next we took a wagon ride around town.

It was so pretty seeing everything lit up!

I of course had to thank the horses for their hard work!

Next we headed to the park where they had put on a festival of lights! Every tree was decorated! It was absolutely beautiful! 

And finally we returned home to have some fun with our friends…
And to ring in the new year!
Wishing You All A Very Happy 2015!

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Catch Up With Krystle!

Just having a bit of a chit chat with all of you and catching you up on why I’ve been so busy recently!

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