29 Before 30, About Me, Autumn

A Blog Entry Each Day!

My goal for October is to blog each and everyday!

This is a huge goal for me because it is an insanely busy month!! Here’s a sneak peak list

  • Thanksgiving
  • Girl Guides
  • Wedding Planning
  • Photo Shoots
  • Vegtoberfest
  • Work Commitments/Travel
Hope you enjoy it and let’s hope I make it!
P.S. I was able to cross off another thing from my list 29 things before 30 – Become a Sparks leader with Girl Guides of Canada!

29 Before 30, Holidays, Nightshade Free, Summer Solstice, Vegan Recipes

Summer Solstice!!

Today is Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year.  We finally had some sun today but the rain did come out for a while this afternoon.  I love celebrating Solstice and I am making a fun dinner filled with salads and fruit to celebrate the beginning of summer and all the fun it brings.  One of the recipes I have made is Corn Salad, which I got from a blog I follow called {custom made} life.

Corn Salad


  • 5 ears of corn, shucked or 4 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup small-diced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, julienned {or chopped}


  1. If using frozen corn, skip to step 4 and just run under cold water to defrost.
  2. Cut the kernels off the cob, cutting close to the cob.
  3. Put kernels in pot, and boil for 3 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and run under cold water until corn is cold {or defrosted if using frozen}.
  5. Toss the kernels in a large bowl with the red onions, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  6. Just before serving, toss in the fresh basil.
  7. Taste for seasonings and serve cold or at room temperature

I am very excited about this salad because I get to use basil from my herb garden!!!!  So that is one thing crossed off my 29 things before I am 30 list.  I started my herb garden!!

Today I also got great news as I have found a Sparks group.  So over the next few weeks I will fill out the paper work go through an interview and fingers crossed become a Sparks guider!!  Sparks is for girls 5 and 6 (kindergarten and gr.1) and it is run through Girl Guides of Canada.  Girl Guides is a great way to volunteer and make a difference.                 I am uber excited about being a guider in the fall.


29 Before 30

29 things to do before I am 30!!

So I have noticed on quite a few blogs there are to do list before your next birthday.  I think this is a great idea.  I have no idea who started it but here is my very first list.

  1. Buy a sewing machine
  2. Take a sewing class
  3. Do more fun things with friends
  4. Buy dinner from Taste of Ukraine for Winter Solstice (Won’t be fulfilled, it was $50 a person, far to expensive, maybe next year)
  5. Throw a dinner party
  6. Learn to digital scrapbook
  7. Take a cooking class
  8. Make friends w/ a random stranger
  9. Be healthier and do more yoga ❤
  10. Master the art of card making, then make cards instead of buying them
  11. Start an herb garden (for real this time) (Done)
  12. Learn to live with my food intolerances (learn new recipes)
  13. Go camping w/ J in the mountains
  14. Go to a wine tasting
  15. Send surprise gifts for no reason
  16. Go to a comedy show
  17. Start on an inner peace journey – HEAL
  18. Become a Sparks leader
  19. Go on monthly mother/daughter outings
  20. Increase my blog readership 😛
  21. Forgive everyone who has wronged, but never forget
  22. Fall deeper in love w/ J
  23. Discover what I want to go back to school for
  24. Scan my old photos (digitally archive them)
  25. Improve my Dutch
  26. Spend more time with my family (more trips to Van as well as outings with my bros)
  27. Finish reading, One day my soul just opened up – By Iyanla Vanzant
  28. For 30th birthday party go on a ladies weekend w/ my closest ladies
  29. Write a list of 30 things to do before I am 31

I’m excited to complete my goals because when you stop and look around life is pretty amazing.

P.S. A little known secret about me is that I love lists!