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4 Reasons to Work with a Custom Designer for Your Wedding

Hey friends! I’m finally back with the second instalment of our “Lextle Ties the Knot” wedding blog post series! The focus of this post is on the benefits of working with a custom designer for your wedding. In part one, I gave you guys a glimpse into the big day by sharing some of my favourite candid moments. But, as promised, and since you guys wanna know, in this post and the last of this series, I’m going to delve into all the juicy detail about what we wore and who we worked with! I have LOTS of tips to share…

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Three Cheese Eggplant Lasagna

I loooooooovvvvveee lasagna! I just don’t (always) love all the carbs that come with it. Lasagna reminds me of my childhood, and I remember getting all giddy with excitement every time my mother would make it! It was always such a treat! But, even though it’s one of my favourite comfort foods, it’s not a dish I find myself eating a lot now because it can be so heavy. I mean, the point of a good lasagna is layers and layers of ooey gooey, cheesy goodness, right?! However, if I ate it too often, my waistline would surely expand! Solution:…

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Listening to audible.ca's audiobooks on the train to Montreal
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Audible Comes to Canada

Hands up, if you don’t make enough time for reading in your life! …Guilty, as charged. I’ve shared on my Instagram that reading isn’t something I’ve typically made time for, but I aspire to do more of. I know, I know, the benefits of reading are innumerable – like reducing stress, stimulating the mind, and generally carving out time for yourself to escape your daily stresses and pressures. You don’t have to sell me on it! But I truly get caught up in the ‘go, go, go mentality’, especially as a self-employed person, that I find it difficult to justify…

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Thumbprint cookies with golden plum and lavender jam
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Thumbprint Cookies with Niagara Golden Plum & Lavender Jam

I never knew how easy it was to make thumbprint cookies till this past weekend. A couple weeks ago, I went with my friends, Isabelle and Rosa, to Kitten and the Bear. While I’d been several times, KATB is a place I would always happily return to! It’s the cutest, little artisanal jam and preserve shop. With only 2 tables in the whole place, you can enjoy their jam and tea service with a friend or two in an intimate atmosphere. It’s also owned by a husband and wife duo who are super passionate about what they do, and that’s…

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One of the looks I put together with a capsule wardrobe for under $100
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How to Build a Fall Wardrobe with Only $100

September means back to school and, for a lot of people, back to work. It also signals the start of fall and with that, fall wardrobe shopping. I know, I know, everyone and their mother (especially fashion bloggers, like me) loses their mind over fall fashion – it means layering and ankle booties and moto jackets, etc.! Truth be told, previously other than for fall fashion, I’ve never gotten excited for autumn. I’ve explained in a prior blog post exactly why. And this year, even the fall wardrobe shopping isn’t getting me giddy like it used to because it just…

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6 Summer Recipes You Need To Try from Female Foodies

Labour Day has come and gone, but I’m refusing to let go of summer just yet! We still technically have another two weeks before fall begins. So what better way to let the season live on than in the kitchen with some summer recipes? As you know, I’ve been doing a home food series with a unique recipe each week on the blog. As part of my food series, I want to draw attention to other talented female creatives. As if trying to curate the perfect Instagram feed isn’t hard enough, try creating recipes, cooking the dishes, styling and photographing…

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Challah French Toast with Grilled Nectarines and Plums
September 1, 2017
Pouring raspberry syrup on top of challah french toast
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Challah French Toast with Grilled Nectarines and Plums

Today’s the Friday before Labour Day weekend and therefore the perfect time to post this new recipe to the blog! This week’s recipe is for a super indulgent breakfast dish that the whole family can enjoy. My Challah French toast with grilled nectarines and plums is a real treat. And since it’s a long weekend, you’ll technically have one more day to burn off all the calories from eating it, haha! Or just treat yourself without guilt – trust me, you’ll loaf this one! The inspiration for this recipe actually came from leftovers in my fridge! If you follow me…

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Lextle Ties The Knot Part One: Favourite Wedding Day Moments

Hi Friends! I know it’s been almost 2 months since we said “I do” and I still haven’t shared a single blog post on our wedding day with you. My apologies, but we wanted to take a looong break from anything wedding related after we got married. The months leading up to the big day were some of the busiest and craziest of my entire life; and needless to say, we were suffering from (over-)exhaustion afterwards. I was also trying to think of the best way to share our wedding story and moments with you, and have been going back…

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Pork carnitas with Mexican street corn
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Pork Carnitas with Mexican Street Corn and Homemade Crema

This past weekend, we celebrated my husband’s birthday with a bunch of friends at his family’s cottage in Parry Sound, Ontario. We usually go once or twice every summer, and we started making it a tradition to prepare some pretty killer meals while there, rather than just throw hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill! A couple years ago, I made a barbecue pulled pork in the oven. I remember waking up (hungover) on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. to make sure I got the pork in the oven, so it could bake low and slow for hours and hours….

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Delicious coconut blueberry popsicles
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Coconut Blueberry Popsicles

You would not believe how incredibly easy it is to make your own popsicles at home. In fact, the most difficult part about making popsicles at home is having enough patience to allow them to freeze for long enough! That was certainly the most difficulty I had in making these coconut blueberry popsicles. Ever since my husband and I served ice cream sandwiches and popsicles as a late night snack at our wedding, I’ve been obsessed with popsicles. I feel like I’m cheating on my first love (ice cream). After being inspired by the Happy Pops popsicles at our wedding…

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