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14 things for 2014

January 5, 2014

this week

  1. Planning our wedding (p.s. we got engaged!! post here) – I’ve only bought one wedding book, because well, I couldn’t resist. I’m trying to not go overboard – yet.  Pinterest is a wedding planning bonanza. We’ve also looked at a few venues which is super exciting.
  2. Engagement Party – Our parents are holding an engagement party with close family and friends at the end of the month. It’s the first official celebration and real beginning of our wedding adventure! I am so looking forward to it.
  3. Adam’s 30th Birthday – Adam’s big 3-0 is at the beginning of March. I’m looking forward to planning a big bash for him to enjoy.
  4. Learning more about photography – I was super excited to receive a Tripod for Christmas, and I really want to learn more about my cameras possibilities and how to properly use the settings.
  5. Organization – We’ve lived in the house a year, and boy have we filled it up! 2014 will be the year of organizing, getting rid of excess and sanity ;)
  6. Blogging – In December I officially began writing as a freelance writer for VancityBuzz – a local Vancouver blog – as a recipe developer. I am so looking forward to continuing to share my recipes and food photography.
  7. Spending time with friends – I love hosting get togethers and dinners with friends.  I bought Adam some games for Christmas so I’m hoping some game nights are in the future. 
  8. Planning a trip away – last year we went to Vegas for a weekend, but I’m hoping maybe this year we can plan a little getaway too. 
  9. Routines – I’m hoping we can get back into a good all around routine – eating healthy, being active, work and life balance. 
  10. Trying out new recipes – 2013 brought about lots of changes in diet due to food allergies. I also tried out vegan recipes. I would love to continue to explore and experiment with new recipes for the blog!
  11. Read more books – I bought a handful of novels towards the end of 2013 and I’ve read only a couple. I would love to set aside more time for reading – less for technology. 
  12. Turning 26 – I thought turning 25 would be crazy, but I am excited for what 26 brings!
  13. Spending more time with Family – Spending time over the holidays with both our families was great, I love being with family – especially at your parents because you feel like a kid again. I love family dinners, and spending time with our adorable little niece.
  14. Being adventurous – who knows what 2014 will hold, but I’m ready to explore all that it’s got!
Vancouver

Vancouver Food Blogger Meet Up!

June 12, 2012

Vancouver

Food Blogger

Meet up!

Are you a Food Blogger / Baker in the Vancouver Area?

Want to meet other bloggers who love to cook & bake too?!??

Join me & other local bloggers for a

Picnic in the Park!

When: July 8-  one  o’clock PM

Where: Central Park Burnaby – Info and Directions can be found HERE

BYOB: Bring your own Baked Goods to share!

A chance to meet outside the blogosphere/twitter & taste all the delicious food we see on each other’s blogs!

RSVP: alicia@bakeaholic.ca

I look forward to meeting some of you who I have met online through our love of food!

Feel free to bring family members, friends, and other lovers of all things food. There are picnic tables, but also bring a blanket, chairs, etc. and hopefully we will have some sunny weather by then!

 Looking forward to meeting everyone who loves food and baking as much as I do! I’m planning on getting there early to set up, and hopefully see everyone at 1 pm!

Update:

We will be set up near the Lower Pond – beside the Pitch & Putt. The parking lot at this entrance isn’t huge, but there are other parking lots, and you can walk through the park to get to this area as well. Adam and I will be there early to set things up! Looking forward to meeting everyone!

here is the link to the park map!

See you Sunday!

Life, Vancouver

Cupcakes for a Cause: Heart and Stroke Bake Sale

April 20, 2012

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to volunteer for the Heart and Stroke Foundation bake sale held at a local univeristy. I donated my time and baking, along with 150 cupcakes and two loaves of banana bread. I’m incredibly proud to say we raised $600 to go towards research for the foundation. As I mentioned in my post before, the foundation has a special meaning to me and my family. I was more than happy to help out for such a great cause. The girls organizing it were so nice and we had a great day! Thanks to everyone who came by and bought some cupcakes! Especially my mom, aunt and adams mom, and my brothers girlfriend =)

Here are some pictures of the very successful day that I was proud to be a part of.