Jules’ Self-Care Gift Guide

Jules’ Self-Care Gift Guide

Fill Up Your Cup! Real talk, it’s really hard shopping for anyone else when you never shop for yourself.  The fulfillment in giving will not surface unless you have given to yourself first.  As the saying goes, “you cannot pour from an empty cup.  You must fill your...
My Barista Dreams Fulfilled!

My Barista Dreams Fulfilled!

I have a confession to make…I have been a coffee pod user for almost 10 years and I feel HORRIBLE about it.  Seeing the amount of garbage I create week to week puts my stomach in knots.  I know they are recyclable now, but this doesn’t take away from the fact that...
My Favourite Penne Alla Vodka Recipe

My Favourite Penne Alla Vodka Recipe

When I was a kid, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to eat at fancier Italian restaurants.  My father, like myself, enjoys really good food.  I remember looking at a menu at one of those Italian restaurants and choosing to try Penne Alla Vodka because I had...
Harvest Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Harvest Vegetable Minestrone Soup

  For those of you who don’t know, I’m a twin.  Growing up we were so competitive – as most twins are.  Sibling rivalry times 100.  She walked, talked, learned to read, write and did everything else way before I did.  She even made all the sports teams (I didn’t even...
Family Travel: Lisbon + Tips For Travelling with Young Kids

Family Travel: Lisbon + Tips For Travelling with Young Kids

Our first stop on the mainland of Portugal was Lisbon.  Originally, we had planned to make this our home base for the rest of our vacation.  After mapping some things out, we realized it would not be a great home base because of the traffic getting in and out of the...
Family Travel: Porto + Our Flytographer Shoot

Family Travel: Porto + Our Flytographer Shoot

Out of all the places we visited in Portugal, Porto was my favourite.  It was perfectly historical with equal smatterings of modern culture.  We stayed in the Miguel Bombarda Art block – the city’s art district within the Cedofeita Area of the city. Porto is a very...