Hola from Barcelona!

The husband has a few days off from hockey so we jumped on a plane and are enjoying the sights and sounds of Barcelona.


Barcelona has been a destination I have always dreamed of checking out and it sounded like the perfect last minute family friendly vacation. While not hot, the weather is warmer than Germany, the flight was under 3 hours, the food totally drool worthy and we can kick back and relax as a family.


We are pretty casual tourists when it comes to travel, especially now with a 1.5 year old.

This is how we roll…

Roam the streets taking in some of the touristy sights after breakfast, chase Sloane around while she runs free, a bit of shopping and eating some great Spanish food between naps and bedtime.

My favourite thing to do a couple times each day is hit up the Food Markets. They are unreal! We are staying a couple blocks away from Mercado de la Boqueria. I love wondering the aisles full of fresh produce, seafood, pasta, dried fruit, cheese stands, chocolate, meat, and so much more. It’s heavenly!

Breaky day one was at the market, take a peek at what we had…


I died laughing but it was actually so good! Squid with a side of taters topped with EVOO, lemon juice and parsley.

Now we certainly don’t eat that in Canada.

I’m eating my weight {and the babe’s} in fresh fruit.


We stop for a fresh juice every morning and usually fill up on some great snacks, tapas style, to take back to our room for a late dinner after Sloane heads to bed for the night.

We’ve had some great days.

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I swear she likes us.

And yet, one of our sweetest moments was this….


Running around a market square with pigeons. Yes, pigeons.  Certainly worth the trip ;)

I guess it just goes to show that you never know where pure bliss and happiness might show up!

Sending lots of love from Barcelona and wishing you a great weekend!

P.S. I look forward to sharing a pregnancy update with you next week!


25 week bump + a 10 day cleanse

Good day friend!

We finally have some snow here in Berlin which has been fun for the babe and I. Pushing a stroller through the snow is a great workout for this mama.

I am 25 weeks today. Crazy! Here is a little peek at the bump right now.

24 weeks

When I compare to pictures from Sloane’s pregnancy – I feel a LOT bigger the second time around. I’m assured this is “normal”. Either way, I’m feeling great and can’t believe how fast time flies when you are chasing a toddler around and don’t have time to sit around and count the days and weeks.

I will share a new pregnancy update very shortly but I wanted to pop by today to tell you a bit about a cleanse that my good friend Sara Bradford, fellow Registered Holistic Nutritionist, is running online.

This 10 day cleanse is called The Online Winter Community Dump and it fouses on eating real food and allowing your body to thrive. It’s not about a dramatic juice cleanse or detox. It doesn’t include crazy amounts of supplements. It focuses on learning to eat real, whole foods.

As Sara puts it….

You’ll be able to bounce out of bed in the morning and get excited about your day. And not feel chained to chocolate. And not feel controlled by coffee. And you can feel creative in the kitchen again, when you are introduced to these wonderful foods. Cure those cravings. Dump your junk.

It is done in an online format, meaning you can do it from anywhere in the world and watch all material in the comfort of your own home. There is also a great online community that is helpful through the process.

If you are interested in finding out more specific details about the cleanse and what you can expect – CLICK HERE.

You have until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT E.S.T to secure your spot, so check it out!

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