It’s Spring!
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2017 Garden Plan Sheet - Okanagan Lake Country Gardening - Free Garden Planning Template Sheet

I’m so excited for Spring!!! Mainly because my seed order has arrived and that makes me one happy girl! I have seeds leftover from last year but I needed to stock up on a few that I ran out of. I also decided to try a bunch of edible flowers instead of my usual random flower choices. This way I can eat ALL the garden goodies, ha! Gardening has been a learning process, and honestly I just do it by trial and error. I try to keep everything written down each year so I remember what worked and what failed (it happens!). From…

Doggy Valentine’s Day

Sweet Valentine's Day - Jaxx Dulik - Mini Photo Shoot
Sweet Valentine's Day - Jaxx Dulik - Mini Photo Shoot

This was a super last minute idea but we went with it! Jaxx got his very own mini Valentine’s Day photo shoot in the studio this morning. Our handsome office love bug is such a good sport and let us have some fun with today’s theme. He’s pretty easy going and patient, as long as we take lots of play breaks in between shots! Happy Valentine’s Day Jaxx! Oh! P.S. If you haven’t already, for more of his handsomeness you can check out his very own IG account @justjaxx_. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sweet Valentine Cookies

I’ve only ever made sugar cookies during the Christmas holidays, mainly because they’re quite a bit of work and I usually end up with so many that having them in the house is way too dangerous, so I like to make sure I can gift them. But I was really craving vanilla bean sugar cookies and since it’s Valentine’s Day today I thought it was the perfect excuse to get my mixer out and break the rules a little. I’m not a professional cookie decorator and my patience wasn’t that committed, so I kept it simple and had fun with these sweet sugary hearts of…

Wine’ing’ in the Dark

CNIB Kelowna - Wine'ing' in the Dark - 2017

I had the pleasure of being one of the Community Sponsors for this past weekend’s Wine’ing’ in the Dark fundraiser, in support of CNIB Kelowna. They put on an amazing event at the Manteo Resort that included five different wine vendors, delicious appetizers, some really great auction items, and a grand prize! Despite the snowy weather there was a great turnout and CNIB Kelowna was able to raise just under $13,000!! I am so thankful to have been a part of this amazing evening to support our local community. Thank you so much CNIB Kelowna for this opportunity!

A bowl of Chicken Noodle soup

Okanagan Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - Food Photography

Happy New Year!! My first post of 2017, and of course it’s food! I’ve been wanting to make homemade Chicken Noodle soup for a long time but just never got around to it until yesterday. It’s been pretty cold out here this winter so I’ve been craving it for the past couple weeks. I’m so happy I decided to try it out because we woke up this morning to snow!! Perfect!! So ya… I’m just a little excited about lunch today ;) I went with something a little more hearty for my first try since we wanted something filling. Worked out great since this…