Bits & Pieces Of Our Week

Friday, December 21, 2012


Life is slowing down a lot this week! Both Martin & I are off work over the Christmas holidays, and things are nice and quiet at our home. Most mornings, I'm curled up by the fireplace drinking candy cane tea, blogging or reading a book, and listening to the rain gently putter on our roof. It's heaven! I'm eagerly counting down the days until Christmas, we'll be seeing Martin's parents on the 24th and then mine on the 25th + we have Martin's brother visiting us. Yay, I always cherish time with family!

I'll also be whipping up a vegetarian x-mas dinner for Martin and I over the holidays. I'm very excited! I'm making mashed yams, stuffing, tofu meatloaf, applesauce, meatless gravy... and then finishing it all off with gingerbread cookies + steamed almond milk. Mmmm! Also, the blog will probably be pretty quiet next week. This year, I'd like to take time to be with family, and unwind from 2012 - it was a big one! But... I'll be sure to pop in for an x-mas insta's re-cap. Love doing those! Happy (almost) Christmas, friends! Hope yours is an amazing one!!

Out for a crisp morning walk
Scout's Christmas toy, he loves pulling on it and then flicking it up in the air. Aw!
Getting lots of outdoor time!
Checking out the x-mas lights in our neigbourhood.
Visiting my mom for dinner, she looked so cute that night!
Snow!!!!

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! Happy holidays!

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  2. Hi dear*
    I love it
    XOXO

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  4. Oh gosh, I just had a blogger moment... Two blogs open at the same time and I left comments in the opposite places from where they should have been! Oops! I think it might be time for my holidays to start :) I have to tell you, I've loved the recent upsurge of furry friend photos on your blog, you seriously have the most photogenic pets. Mind you, you're pretty gorgeous yourself, too ;) Sending lots of holiday hugs all the way across the ocean!
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. Veronika, your plans sound wonderful, and I'm getting hungry just reading about all the yummy food you'll be preparing. My entire family is finishing work/school today, and I am so happy for us all to spend the holidays together; it's been a crazy, busy year.

    Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with lots of relaxation and family time, just like you want it! :)

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  6. I'm making vegan Christmas food this year. Vegetable pastry roll, rice & cauliflower patties, marinated vegetables, roast potatoes and gravy. And we have 3 desserts. Fruit cupcakes, pecan pie and trifle. Have a very happy Christmas too :)

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  7. i have all next week off and won't be in my office till the 2nd. oh my god, i need it, so i totally understand where you're coming from!

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  8. You are looking so pretty with no fringe (bangs) lady, it really opens up that pretty face of yours. Here's to time off, yay! Wishing you, Martin and the family a wonderful christmas together! xx

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  9. Enjoy your time off! It's so nice that things have slowed down for you! I am hoping that since my vacation begins tomorrow too, I will feel the time slow down to enjoy it :)

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  10. Aw, your mornings sound ideal!!
    Love your dog too, such a cutie!

    Merry Christmas :)


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

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  11. Your mornings by the fireplace sound perfect!

    xo Emily Beth

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  12. Your vegetarian Christmas dinner sounds amazing!!! Wow.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  13. Sounds like you'll be having a lovely relaxing Christmas with family, that is so wonderful!!! I love all these shots, absolutely gorgeous. Especially the last one of the pup with snow! I can't believe it snowed there
    xJennaD

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  14. Your mom is beautiful V! Loving these photos..hope you enjoy your holidays with your family♥

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  15. I wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with lots of love and joy!

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  16. happy holidays!your photos are so cute and beautiful.

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  17. Such pretty pictures! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  18. these photos are so beautifully vintage! you and your mom are gorgeous!

    xo jenny
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  19. great pics! Merry Christmas to you. Enjoy the week off :)

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  20. I seriously adore your cat! He really is the fluffy version of ours haha! Sounds like you've got the perfect Christmas planned, enjoy :)! Have a lovely time, Veronika!

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  21. Your vegetarian dinner sounds like heaven! Be sure to share the recipes if you get a chance :) I hope you have a lovely, relaxing holiday, dear!

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  22. It all sounds heavenly! I can't wait to be with my family neither and we are heading to the maple farm for some down time of our own tomorrow. We got tons of snow here so we'll be snowshoeing (yay!). It truly is the most magical time of the year.

    I LOVE this post, and the last picture is the prettiest ever. Just pinned it :)

    Joyeuses FĂȘtes to the whole family!

    Virginie xo

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  23. Ooo candy cane tea, that sounds super yummy and I need to get my hands on a cup! I love that last picture of your pup, so so pretty. Merry Christmas and enjoy unwinding!!

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  24. I wish we had snow too! Your mornings/days in just sound perfect. Happy Christmas! xo

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  25. Gorgeous pic of you and your mom! I love how you capture the little details of the season Veronika!
    Happy Holidays :)

    xo Kelsey @ Time Stand Still

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  26. Beautiful photos, as always! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and happy new year! xo

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  27. I love your dress and jacket in the picture with your mom! So cute!

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  28. Such great photos. Merry Christmas!

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  29. Gorgeous photos! Happy Holidays!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  30. lovely photos.

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  31. Scout covered in snow dust makes me smile so big!!!! his darling ears are the perfect wintertime catchers mitt :) and V, you and your Mom are SOOOOO cute. i love that snapshot beyond-beyond! i can totally see where you get your immaculate style and good taste from. how awesome you and Martin got the time off together, its had to have been like a wonderful dream. these photos totally represent your love of family + cherished connections.

    it is extremely good to know you are caring for yourself, love and light friend. thank goodness for life lessons we can learn on our own and through others. xo ♥

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  32. Love this post! The photographs are lovely, and your dog is adorable <3
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  33. What a fashionista your mom is! And your dog is just too cute xo

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  34. I have to say, that photo from your morning walk is gorgeous, I can't stop staring at it. Happy new year!

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  35. What kind of dog is Scout? He is too cute!

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  36. What beautiful photographs! Your dog is too cute, that image of him with the snowflakes caught on his fur is so gorgeous :)

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  37. lovely pics & your dog is so cute! :) we are finally having some snow in UK :)

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