Friday, October 21, 2016

What I am thankful for...

During this season of Thanksgiving I have been thinking a lot about what I am thankful for, I could go on for a while, but here is my top list.

- Our beautiful new niece Emilia!
- Our furbaby who is going to be a Therapy Dog at the hospital!
- A beautiful city and country to live in
- Pumpkin everything and fall in general
- A big Framily scattered around the world that although far, remain so close!
- Hot baths on a cold day #preach
- The will power to live out our 6 week detox cleanse *this is preemptive...I am only on week!*
- For Pinterest, seriously what did we do before it? I have found so many great recipes lately! 
- My friend Nadia for getting me addicted to Cross Fit and my sister-in-law Jen for pushing my running limits and being an amazing coach!
- Grey's Anatomy for being my Thursday night entertainment
- For the people who read this blog and the conversations it has started
- For perspective, a sense of humour and our friends and family that keep it real
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

                                           Happy Friday Friends! Enjoy your weekend!
             Let me leaf you with a picture of my favourite tree (see what I did there? ;)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

My Favourite Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Hummus with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Crackers

It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, which means the leaves are falling, the air is crisp and pumpkin everything is in season!  My friend Karen introduced me to this recipe a couple years ago and it was love at first bight!

It tastes like your eating pumpkin pie, but it's healthy!
After rinsing the chickpeas, let them dry off, then rub them with  paper towel to get the skins off
ingredients in a food processor
Combine the chickpeas, pumpkin, spices, maple syrup and melted coconut oil in a food processor 
bat shaped tortilla crackers
I used a cookie cutter to cut out bat shapes, then a pizza cutter to make the others
Pumpkin Hummus with Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Crackers


1 can of chickpeas (rinsed, drained, and de-skinned)
1/4 cup of maple syrup
2 tsp of pumpkin spice
3/4-1 cup of canned pumpkin  (I tend to add closer to a cup)
2 tsp of coconut oil (melted)

Cinnamon Tortilla Crackers
Whole wheat tortillas 
Coconut oil (melted)
Sugar or Truvia


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Rinse the chickpeas, let them dry in a strainer or on some paper towel. Rub the chickpeas with another sheet of paper towel in order to get the skins off. I think this is a gross job and its very time consuming, but do it anyways.

Next, combine all the ingredients in a food processor. It can take a while before the hummus becomes smooth, so don't worry if it takes 6+ minutes of pulsing or full blending.

To make the crackers spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Take the tortillas and either use a fun cookie cutter to cut out the shapes or use a pizza cutter to quickly make them into triangles. Brush the melted coconut oil on the tortillas, sprinkle with sugar or Truvia and cinnamon. Place on the cookie sheet and let them bake for 5-6 minutes. Then flip them over, brush with more coconut oil, cinnamon, and sugar and bake for another 5-6 minutes. Watch them carefully to ensure they don't burn.

That's it that's all! Serve them up, it will go quickly.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Organization Deals - Erin Condren 25% off Life Planners!

Listen up friends, until Oct 10/16 Erin Condren Life Planners are 25% off. These NEVER go on sale, so if you are going to order one for it now! If you use this link you will get an extra $10 off as well. Once you click the link and make an account, you will get an email with the $10 off coupon to use within 30 days.
I just ordered mine and a new clutch (this is key to keeping my million papers inside my planner). I cannot wait to get them!

Happy planning, organizing, thanksgiving weekend!!

Erin Condren Life Planner & Carry-All Clutch