8/17/16

The Wedding Dress by Sunny Vawk

Today the warden and I celebrate our 2nd year wedding anniversary. Looking back at our fabulous wedding I think the most stressful thing was finding the wedding dress. But I was lucky that my friend and very talented Canadian designer Sunny Fong of VAWK helped me through this long process. Here is the photo dairy of my journey to the final fairy tale. 


And yes it was everything I dreamed of! Thanks VAWK for the creation of the century!


Check out our entire wedding on the Wedluxe Blog

xoxo
P&P

8/12/16

Travel Diary- Prince Edward County

Before the summer comes to an end the bff and I wanted to take a little trip together, but we didn't have the heart to leave our kids behind so instead we made it a family trip (minus the husbands but brought our mothers). Now the questions was where to go? It was tough to come up with a spot because we had to travel with 4 kids from the ages of 3 month old to 4 years old, so the easiest thing was a short road trip to a cottage. We decided on Prince Edward County, which is somewhere that we both haven't been and it's also the new hot spot to cottage at in Ontario.


We rented a cute house on Main Street in Wellington where the street was filled with cute gift shops, ice cream parlors and cafes. It was very peaceful atmosphere.

On our first full day we explored the beaches in Sandbanks. There are a couple of beaches in Sandbank Provincial park and each one of them had its own beauty. Since we only had one day to explore we decided to go to two out of the four beaches. We first went to the West Point beach where there was a lot of shaded areas so it was perfect for the 4 kids and 1 Asian grandmother (who refuses to have tanned skin). There was also a little park with a jungle gym and swings which was perfect for the two toddlers. Overall this was the best beach for kids; the water was very calm and sallow. It was Mason's first time swimming in a lake and of course he helped himself to some sand and lake water, no surprise since this kid eats everything and anything.



Later in the afternoon we went to Outlet beach; the sand was super white and fine and the water was perfect for swimming but deeper than West Point. It was very beautiful and looked like a beach from the Caribbean. However it was very sunny and there was not a lot of shade on the beach, so we had to search for beach umbrellas to buy (which was super annoying because there wasn't anyone on the beach who rented out umbrellas). This beach was defiantly more of an adult beach.



When you are in PEC you have to visit the Drake Devonshire. This institution is probably the establishment that made PEC such a popular place to explore. The mini hotel was beautifully decorated with cool yellow doors and 70s inspired furniture. The food at their only restaurant was fun, very camping/east coast inspired with a modern twist. The property was a little smaller than expected but the property was perfectly positioned on the water with a beautiful view of the lake.





I don't know how single mothers or mothers with no help do it because  after this trip I experienced a level of exhaustion that I have never felt before. There were 4 kids and 4 adults and the adults got their asses handed to them. 

xoxo
P&P

8/7/16

Mason's Menu- Chicken and Veggies


Getting Mason to eat fruits and vegetables was the easy part but as I started to introduce him to meat it became a battle. I found it heard to cook and when I puréed it the meat was very chewy and hard to swallow for him. I tried a couple of combinations of vegetables and cooking methods and this one is definitely the winner. The combination of sweet potato and carrots provides the perfect balance of sweetness, and it was also a taste that Mason was very use too. The kale provided the dish more nutrients. And of course the organic grain fed chicken was the main ingredient. 


Ingredients 

1 piece of organic chicken, cubed 
1 sweet potato, cubed 
2 carrots, cubed
5 pieces of kale leaves (steams removed)
1 cup of chicken stock
1 cups of water 


Directions 

1. In a pot take the liquids, chicken, sweet potato, carrots and bring it to a boil 
2. Simmer for 2 hours (at medium-low heat) and than add the kale leaves and let everything cook for another 15 minutes.
3. Let the stew cool to room temperature than blend everything together and enjoy

xoxo
P&P

7/11/16

Pimp Eats- Healthy Snacks


In this episode I get some help from my good friend Rachel of Carrots for Lunch with healthy snack recipes, that are yummy but still keep me on track for my weight loss (so I guess somewhat guilt free:)).   

xoxo
P&P