Thursday, June 14, 2012

watch out! these little fire engines will attack

This is funny and so true. Whenever I walk my pug along the canal, I seem to dodge these little guys. They're kinda bitchy :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

self-knowledge is key!

Know yourself better a little be more each day. Try to be real, honest, and know exactly what you want out of life. Then... go get it!

A good timbit from Gretchen's - The Happiness Project blog: want to know yourself better? Ask yourself these questions.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

second avenue sweets

Oh my! I have finally found what I was looking for in Ottawa! A good, no - not just good, an AMAZING local bakery!!

The little gem is tucked away from Bank street on Second Avenue (hence, the name!) and is always fresh, and loaded with goodies every time I stop by. Coming from Montreal, I had the hardest time finding a bakery that lived up to my standards, because we all know Montreal is filled with the best of the best in the bakery world. And Second Avenue Sweets was recommend to me by a local peep when I was in a mad search for a lemon tart.

For my 1 year wedding anniversary, I surprised my hubby with this gynormous tart. He absolutely loved it! Every bite was so lemony. It's amazing how something so simple was so delicious and fresh. It wasn't overly sweet and filled with that fake lemon power we all buy at the grocery stores to make the easy lemon meringue pie.

They also have lemon cakes and cupcakes that I can't wait to taste. But, one thing at a time! If I took anything away from my experience in Montreal, it was portion control! Your food tastes much better when you limit yourself and don't get greedy.

By the way, if you want something specially made, make sure to call and order it a day ahead of time. You won't regret it, I promise!
#Ottawa #bakery

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

nothing beats the morning summer air

Every morning I try to begin my day with the fresh early morning air. I take my little pug all over our hood to get her little legs moving and clear my head for a new day. It's funny when you wake in the morning and it's like a fresh new beginning. Your worries from the day before don't seem to matter as much.

I have been taking Roxy for early morning walks ever since she was a pup in the Montreal Plateau. But in Montreal, I would always come home with a fresh baguette and some sort of chocolate croissant. Now, we are much healthier!

The simple things in life are what makes us who we are and gets us through each day!