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    Fort Langley Photoshoot : Jaleesa Matteazzi Photography

    Last weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of getting together with Jaleesa Matteazzi to take some couple photos in Fort Langley! We braved the chilly weather and I am so glad we did. I love the photos so much.

    Jaleesa made shooting feel easy (which is amazing, because I always feel super awkward!), and captured the little in between moments which I love!

    Here are some of my favourite shots from the photoshoot, and definitely check Jaleesa’s photography page here!

    Until Next Time,

    J

    Easy Slow Cooker Soup

    Between being sick on and off for what feels like forever and the rainy weather we’ve been having I’ve been loving my slow cooker (more than usual). I wanted to share my go-to chicken noodle soup recipes for those still on the hunt for the one. I love this because it’s simple and you can modify the recipe easily to suit your personal taste!

     

    Recipe:

    6 cups of chicken broth

    1.5 cups water

    1/2 medium yellow onion diced

    2 chicken breasts

    3 large carrots chopped

    3 celery stalks chopped

    1/3 of a red pepper chopped

    3 cloves of garlic minced (about a tbsp of the pre-minced kind)

    1-2 cups of no-yolk egg noodles

    Salt + Pepper to taste

    Directions:

    1. Place everything except the noodles in the slow cooker, put on low for 6 hours.
    2. Once chicken is cooked, remove + shred
    3. Place back into slow cooker with noodles – leave for 5-10 minutes (or until noodles are cooked)
    4. Serve!

     

    This makes around 6-8 servings, and the original recipe can be found here!

    What is your go-to slow cooker meal? Let me know in the comments!!

    Until next time,

    J

    Setting Goals

    As I said before in my last post, this year as part of my back to work/school preparation I’m setting goals for myself. I’ve never been big on setting goals for the year because I always second guess myself, and focus on my failures. That being said, this year is going to be different (at least I hope so)! My goals are more so focused on my own well-being versus being focused on specific milestones.

    If theres anything I’ve learned from the past year it’s that I’m not taking care of myself, and I’m putting myself under too much pressure. My anxiety has been at an all time high, and I’ve been getting sick for the last few months (non-stop). So this year I want to take time to put myself first, and really focus on my health and happiness.

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    Back to School Must Haves

    September is right around the corner, and in the spirit of back to school I thought I would share some of my must haves to start the year off! For me September is a busy time of year, not only do I work at an elementary school, but I’m also taking classes so its back to work + school for me. The adjustment to get back into a routine can be a bit tricky, especially when I’ve been off for the last two months. There are a few things that help me get back into the groove of things – here are my back to school must haves:

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    Mr + Mrs

    A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of getting together with Steph Schulz (Steph Schulz Photography) to take some photos of my husband and I. We wandered around downtown Abbotsford + Old Hand to get some casual + candid shots.

    I absolutely love how they turned out, so I thought I would share some of my favourites here on the blog!

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    Small Space Living : Urban Walls

    Living in a small space can leave me feeling a little challenged when I want to change it up simply because it’s difficult to move furniture around (there just isn’t anywhere else to put it); so when I stumbled upon Urban Walls I was honestly thrilled at the idea of switching it up without moving or painting anything! Urban Walls is a local company here in Vancouver, they create incredible wall decals (everything from polkadots to swans!), and all you have to do is stick them to your walls!

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