A Year of Dates… October, #7

the date envelope~


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Thanks Universe!

Every morning I get a message from the universe, this was today’s: Neither a promotion, losing weight, finding a soul mate, writing a book, nor becoming a billionaire, Trena, will ensure happiness.

Nothings ensures happiness. No destination is great enough. No dream come true will do.

Because happiness, dear Trena, that’s not present at the start of a journey will not be present at its end.

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If I would have known how easy it is to cook spaghetti squash I would have started making it years ago! Seriously, this was probably one of the easiest and most delicious things I have ever tasted.

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Sprouts and Spuds

Last night I was wondering what to make for supper when I stumbled upon a recipe from the blog Oh She Glows. I was generously given a bag of potatoes from the farm and had some brussels sprouts left from the farmers market. I was looking for a quick and easy meal to prepare and found this recipe for Roasted Fingerling Potaotoes and Brussels Sprouts (I know right, how perfect!) This is a very easy recipe for anyone that is looking for something a little different and has way too many potatoes! The brussels sprouts turned out tasty as well and even if you aren’t a fan of them, I would encourage you to still try them with your potatoes. Over at Oh She Glows, her pictures and recipe is the real deal. I had to modify mine a little bit as I didn’t have fresh rosemary… Here is her recipe below

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Pumpkin spice and all things nice

What a fabulous weekend I’ve had! Fall is in full force but you would never know it from the warm fall temperatures we have been having. I was up and at ’em early Saturday morning and decided that this was the weekend I was going to learn how to make a pumpklin pie from scratch! Being that Thanksgiving is right around the corner I thought no better time than now. Off to the farmers market I went to pick out the perfect “pie” pumpkin ( I wasn’t sure how many pies one little pumpkin would make so I bought two of them). This little guy made 6! So if you are only in the market to make one or two, you will just need a small one…

~future pie~

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what a difference a day makes…


~happy first day of fall~

Tyler and I had a wonderful first day of fall. We are very fortunate to live in Mission which is an area in Calgary by the Elbow River. There are plenty of pathways for walking, running and biking, as well as many close amenitites on Fourth street. We are very lucky! On our early morning stroll we decided that we would head up to Purple Perk for some morning goodness before hitting the paths in Lindsay Park.

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stuffed pepper soap box


As I was driving home from work I started looking around at how much the leaves have changed the past couple weeks. Normally, I drive the Deerfoot to and from work but today I had some errands to run and took a different way home.  As I drove over the 14th street bridge I realized the beautiful colors of fall are out in full force! I was absolutely taken aback with the luscious colors that have emerged and its as if someone took a paintbrush to the river banks and painted them with bright yellows,  rustic oranges and burnt reds. I cannot wait to get outside this weekend and take some pictures…

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