Summer Sangria

If you haven’t noticed already, I like things a little sweet. Give me candy (I should specify, good candy) and I’ll love you forever.

In the past several weeks, I’ve been enjoying the company of wonderful friends in my cozy home. Sometimes we take to my couch, the kitchen bar or the patio. I just love the sound of a full room full of people I adore. I am one blessed woman. A few most of these hang outs have included a pitcher or two of sangria. I love making sangria. It’s fruity, sweet and well – it’s wine. Whenever I drink sangria I’m reminded of summer which makes me happy. I promise this easy summer sangria recipe takes no effort. Enjoy!

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Hobbes’ Half Birthday

Oh how time flies! Today my little puppy is 6 months old! It feels like yesterday we did our road trip to the central states, where we picked him up. He was just 10 weeks old and I honestly can’t believe how fast it went. Today, naturally, will be a blog post dedicated to Sir Hobbes. Here are four things I’ve learned as first time puppy owner. Enjoy!


“August Long” on the Sunshine Coast

It’s finally starting to feel like Summer here in Vancouver. The first three weeks were spent in pants and sweaters. A very, very unusual occurrence for us West Coasters. As of right now the sun is shining down bright and 25°C downtown. Oh how I have missed and love you, SUMMER.

This past weekend, us British Columbians enjoyed a stat holiday on Monday. It was BC Day – or better known as “August Long.” We work every Saturday so we set off to the Sunshine Coast Sunday morning and thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed a small getaway. I could say this about every vacation but really, we had the best weekend.

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5 things I learned my first year of blogging

Happy Friday!

This past Tuesday – July 26 was my 26th birthday and the one year anniversary of All Things Beautiful! This year was unlike any year for me because well, I constantly was thinking and creating content for my blog. I must admit that I didn’t expect it to be what it actually was. I knew prior to starting that it would be work. A lot of work. I’ve learned a lot of things about this blogging world and I wanted to share the top 5 things that I learned in my first year of blogging.


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