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Joffre Lakes

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We said goodbye to June and welcomed August by hiking the Joffre Lakes. Such a breathtaking place. It was totally spur of the moment kind of trip. Booked the hotel the night before,... READ MORE

Basket Full of Roses

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I didn’t have the time to post these pics earlier. But my Grandmother turned 80 a couple of weeks ago. We did send her a little gift before her birthday but I couldn’t... READ MORE

Taking a breather

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If you ask me, we don’t do this too often. I mean, that I don’t set up our afternoon coffee table for the two of us as much as I would like. Too... READ MORE

Cinnamon Buns

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Good morning and happy Monday! How was your weekend? 🙂 First a couple quick notes about those new duvet covers from the last post. Now that I’ve had a chance to test drive... READ MORE

Joffre Lakes

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We said goodbye to June and welcomed August by hiking the Joffre Lakes. Such a breathtaking place. It was totally spur of the moment kind of trip. Booked the hotel the night before, and we were lucky to get what we wanted since it was a long weekend. We got up early Sunday morning and drove past Whistler and through Pemberton to get to the park. The trail is in really good shape, very easy to walk but it’s a pretty intense uphill hike, not gonna lie! I found myself gasping breath along the way 😀 (I bet it was because of the early morning drive :D) But in the end it’s all worth it!

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Joffre Lakes include three different lakes. First one is only 200m from the parking lot and the next two are at the end of the hike. The last one is only about 1km from the 2nd lake and that part is probably the most challenging part of the trail. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not bad at all and I’ve seen way more difficult trails than that but some people might think it’s more challenging. But once you’re up there at the second lake you might as well go all the way and see the third lake too!

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All the lakes have gorgeous turquoise water and beautiful mountain scenery! And you can also see the glacier which is pretty amazing!

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Good job!<3

After the hike we kicked our shoes off at the Fairmont in Whistler. In overall the trip was a success!

A couple of notes if you are interested to go and do the hike – be early!!!! This trail is very popular and the parking lot is not that big. We were there before 10am and it wasn’t early enough 😀 The parking lots were almost full and there was a line up to the bathroom! Crazy! So be early. And bring lots of water, bug spray and some snacks with you. What I read from other websites (after our hike :D) they said that the fall is the best time to hike Joffre Lakes! Air is cooler, sky’s clearer and there are no bugs anymore! We are thinking that we should do it again this fall. And if not this fall, maybe in the spring!

XOXO

Basket Full of Roses

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I didn’t have the time to post these pics earlier. But my Grandmother turned 80 a couple of weeks ago. We did send her a little gift before her birthday but I couldn’t resist the photoshoot opportunity 😀 I didn’t plan this at all but when my husband surprised me with a bouquet of roses, and when cutting and placing them in the vase I got the idea 😀 And putting this face in any picture, I have all the ingredients for a perfect card, no matter what the occasion 😀 But these turned out quite cute and funny!

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Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

Taking a breather

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If you ask me, we don’t do this too often. I mean, that I don’t set up our afternoon coffee table for the two of us as much as I would like. Too many times it’s just standing by the kitchen island and doing dishes or whatever at the same time. Fast and easy, like everything is these days! I remember swearing to myself that I would do this more often. Even if it’s just me. To make the ordinary day a little extraordinary. Life is here and now and I need to enjoy the moment. It’s too easy to get to the survival mode and hold myself from enjoying things (like these) till future notice. Life is a gift and a journey. Might as well enjoy it.

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Baby’s breath can be so beautiful just on its own.

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These pillows from Chapters have turned out to be my absolute favourites! I’ve been constantly struggling to find this kind of hue (Scandinavian style) in fabrics here. Usually they are too bold or dark, nothing in between. But these are just right 🙂

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Many people have been complaining about the amount of rain this July but in overall I think this summer has been just so lovely.

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We got a lot of rain this July. And what I’ve lived here and experienced in the past 9 years it’s been definitely more rain than we normally would get in July. But I’m just in awe how green and lush the nature is because of that. And look at these gorgeous flowers everywhere. Makes me just so happy and grateful. All I wanna do is to go and roll in there 😀 But I want the next person to be able to enjoy them too so I won’t 😀 don’t worry.

Happy Wednesday! 

Cinnamon Buns

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Good morning and happy Monday! How was your weekend? 🙂 First a couple quick notes about those new duvet covers from the last post. Now that I’ve had a chance to test drive them during the weekend, I’m happy to say that they feel so nice and fresh to sleep in and are not too hot but keeps the sleeper nice and cool. Even though it’s summer and the nights are warmer I still don’t want to give up my fluffy duvet to a plain sheet or even a lighter duvet. But other than sleeping and testing the new duvet covers our weekend was pretty simple. Nothing crazy. Running errands as usual, a couple of doctor appointments (including visit to the vet) and after lots of requests from my hubby I finally gave in and made some cinnamon buns. Normally I don’t like to bake in the summer that much because the oven heats up the whole house. Especially when the heat rises to the upstairs and heats our bedrooms to sauna temperatures :D. Oh well. If nothing else, hubby was very happy and it was nice to have a house smelling like cinnamon buns.

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I use raw coconut sugar which makes the bun dough a little darker

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Home Cafe – Definitely my favourite spot in our Kitchen!

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I have a terrible hoarding problem for things like cupcake cups, straws and candles, yes candles and I’ve talked about it before 😀 And I keep getting them for these “occasions” that don’t seem to come and my drawers and kitchen cabinets are full of them. Like these lovebird cupcake cups I got for Valentine’s Day 2 years ago 😀 And the last two previous Valentines we have been in Seattle.  And I still had a little wrestle in my mind if I should I keep saving them. 😀 Well I didn’t! 🙂

Enjoy your week!

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