Day 16: Gratitude Challenge

I’m a day late with this one…it’s report card writing time!

What public service or organization are you grateful for (ie. The library or Fire Department)?

Well, obviously I’m grateful for the Fire Department and Police Department for keeping my community safe but I’m also grateful for the library!

I used to visit the Terry Fox Library pretty often growing up but then got away from it when I started buying books. Finally I decided I was “wasting” a crazy amount of money on books I would read within a few days. I returned to the library!

I’m someone who likes to hold a real book in my hands. E-Books do NOT work for me! I’m thankful the Fraser Valley Regional Library network has pretty much every book you could ever want and I appreciate being able to put myself on waitlists for highly coveted books.

I’m currently deciding which book to crack open tonight before bed!

Happy Reading!💜


Day 7: Gratitude Challenge

Open the door and look outside. What’s something you’re grateful for outside?

My parent’s BBQ! I was at their house when I started to write this.

Why am I grateful for a BBQ, you might ask? Well, it’s simple really…Burger Night! Every Saturday is Burger Night at my parent’s and my dad makes a mean burger. I go whenever I’m free!

Now that the weather is better there’s an extra special treat out there…

Cacti and succulents galore! Haha.💜

Nature Commitment II

Back in October I posted about my Nature Committment for my Holistic Teaching and Learning class. The semester is coming to an end so I thought I would share the rest of my photos.  I enjoyed paying attention to my surroundings. I was able to find the beauty that surrounds me daily, the beauty that I would normally not notice. My last class may be on Wednesday but that doesn’t mean I need to stop.

    Slow Down. Pay Attention. Appreciate Your Surroundings. Beauty Is Everywhere.

    Summer Eats

    Who doesn’t love food? If you say you, I think you might be lying. Anyway, that’s besides the point because this is about me and some of the scrumptious foods I came across throughout the summer. 

    Sweet Chili Cauliflower, MeeT in Gastown, Vancouver
    Iced Mocha & Shortbread, Blacksmith Bakery, Fort Langley
    Noodle Box with Chicken, Roaming Dragon Food Truck, Shipyards Market – North Vancouver
    Vegan Mango Pineapple Ice Cream, Welcome Parlour, North Vancouver
    Bacon and S’mores Waffle, Waffles with Benefits, PNE – Vancouver
    The Main Event with Bacon, Reel Mac and Cheese Food Truck, PNE – Vancouver
    Roasted Mushroom + Country Bacon Pizzette, The Belgard Kitchen, Vancouver
    Chief Dominic Charlie Burger, The Tomahawk, North Vancouver
    Salted Caramel, Chocolate Peanut Butter and Mint Chocolate Gelato, Matteo’s Gelato, Port Coquitlam
    Grilled Cheese Cheeseburger, Montana’s BBQ & Bar, Langley
    Baja Shrimp Tacos, The Dime, Vancouver
    Chili Cauli & Cucumber, The Dime, Vancouver
    Warehouse Poutine, El Furniture Warehouse, Whistler
    Sea Ya Later Tater, Taters: The Baked Potato Co., Shipyards Market – North Vancouver

    Slavic Roll with Lemon and Raspberry Filling, Slavic Rolls Food Truck, Shipyards Market – North Vancouver
    And now, something that totally surprised me. Coen suggested we have this for breakfast one day and I admit I was totally skeptical. It only took one bite to discover how delicious it was!

    Bread, Butter, Sliced Strawberries and a Sprinkle of Sugar
    There you have it. Some of my summer 2017 top eats! Below are links to some of the websites in case you get a hankering for something you see here. Happy Eating!


    Blacksmith Bakery

    Roaming Dragon

    Welcome Parlour

    Reel Mac and Cheese

    The Belgard Kitchen

    Matteo’s Gelato

    Montana’s BBQ & Bar

    The Dime

    El Furniture Warehouse

    Taters: The Baked Potato Co.

    Slavic Rolls