over the weekend

Jun 24, 2013

1. Patio time with my blogging bestie - Lynn of Hearted Girl
2. Photographing new items for my Etsy shop and watching this guy snooze
3. A date with my handsome one
4. Enjoying a dairy & sugar free chocolate ice-cream. Um, total heaven!
5. Spending an afternoon puttering around our village and wearing my summer uniform
6. Savouring a couple of hours at our favourite & newly discovered ocean-side park

I so needed this past weekend. It was quiet, unencumbered and life felt blissfully simple. We spent the weekend close to home and did a few fun things here & there. On Saturday, we watched our local parade - it was happening a few steps from our house, so how could we resist? My personal favourite was the teddy bear float. Yup, totally awesome... I felt like a happy, grinning kid. Haha, just thinking about it puts a smile on my face.

There was lots of fabulous food this weekend too. I've been continuing on with my 21 day sugar-free cleanse. Honestly, it's getting easier and easier. Thank heavens! I'm also hoping to experiment with a few sugar-free desserts this week. Although, last night I sliced up some banana with raw almond butter, and that did the trick. Tonight, I'll be experimenting with a sugar & dairy free chocolate chia seed pudding. I'll be sure to share the recipe on the blog this week or the next.

Well... other than that, it's business as usual. Today, I'm hoping to spend a bit of time writing out goals for my Etsy shop as well as plan out which craft fairs I'll be attending in the fall. I'm also filling my calender with Stella & Dot parties for the month of July... and last but not least, planning out content + a few day trips for the blog. Nothing like a great weekend to help recharge for a productive week ahead, right?

xo veronika 

15 sweet notes:

  1. Your weekend looks like it was amazingly perfect...I'm more than a little jealous as mine was all about a ton of errands and zero down time.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  2. I really love the moment captured in the first photo. Good luck with your productive week, hopefully the rain isn't discouraging you. It's having that affect on me this morning!

  3. Cute Pics! Is that marine park? We take coco there..we love it,It's so beautiful!

  4. looks like such a lovely weekend! we got ice cream too this weekend, and it was definitely much needed and refreshing :) good on you for sticking with your cleanse! sounds tough but i'm sure the health benefits are helpful. happy monday!


  5. This sounds like the most lovely weekend, V - and I must say, I'm especially envious of your catch-up time with Lynn; I was thinking back on our first date at Central... it feels like yesterday and forever ago at the same time, I've definitely been missing you wonderful gals since I've been away and I can't wait for us all to get together again this fall :) In the meantime, it's lovely to get to see a snapshot of your meet-ups here and there, makes me feel just a little bit closer to you! Hugs!
    PS: Sugar and dairy-free ice cream? What an amazing indulgence, and totally guilt-free!

  6. Where is this ocean-side park? It's so beautiful!!

    1. Thank you, Anna. We're are there most weekends - it's in Vancouver, BC! xo

  7. That little park looks just perfect. I live in coastal Massachusetts (right outside of Boston), and we have a lot of park along the water here too. Definitely one of my favorite things about the area. Lucky us, huh? ;)


  8. yah to patios in the summer and time spent with you 3!! i loved every second of our visit V and also think the shot Martin got is absolutely smashing!!! still having flashbacks from 1st glimpsing your Stella & Dot bracelets. i plan on emailing you about it too - think it's time to maybe request a special order if that's possible :)

    great shots, as always! the ones of Scout & Martin are off the charts. both are such handsome ones i gotta say. your summer uniform is lovely too lades, i swear you could throw on a towel and walk out the door in amazing stylish swag!! glad to hear about your wonderfully bliss-filled weekend - complete with a teddy bear sighting, well that is swell for sure. all the upcoming plans are def things to look forward to and if anyone deserves more happiness on the horizon, it's YOU! xo ♥

  9. These pictures really make me want to go out and do somehting fun! Thdey are all so summery. And jean jacket and sundresses are my summer uniform as well. :)

  10. These pictures look so peaceful and I'm glad you got just the weekend you wanted!

  11. How nice! Love the yellow!


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