Friday, March 14, 2014

Appreciate and Savour The Now & #RECIPEFRIDAY!

Is it Friday already?

Feels like it was just a few days ago that I got back from vacation ;)

Oh wait...
It has been!

Having said that...

I AM happy it's the weekend because...

It will give me time to get settled in to my home routine again after...

Spending over nine days not really following any! (Unless you count going with the flow as a routine of sorts hehe)

Of course...
Exercising was part of our go-with-the-flow routine.
It's what we do, and love doing.
I typically started my day fresh with some early morning gym time (most often times, a sweat sesh).
SuperFit and I usually lifted together :)

In addition to getting back into the swing of things...

The weekend will give me ample time to get caught up with Teddy and Zippy...

I can't tell you how much I missed having Teddy sleeping beside me!

As well as...

Giving me some much 'kneaded' time to loaf around!

The last loaves I baked before leaving.
I'm working on my hydration levels ;)

I must admit though...

I did feed my Starter the moment I got home because...

I knew the time I had left it alone was bordering too long! (I didn't want it to die on me since we have become quite close over the past few months!)

So yes...

You guessed right...

I loafed around the second I got home!

I increased my hydration levels yet again and am totally pleased with my air holes.
I am working on making them bigger.
Slowly but surely I will get there :)

So now...

As I take some time to unwind (and finish unpacking)....

I will tell you that...

I will not be rushing to get back to everything all at once because...

If there's one thing (of the many things) my trip has taught me it's that...

I need to slow down more than I have been (or more than I thought I was) and...

I need to be more present with myself, my surroundings and life itself! (I'll save those lessons for another day...but for now, know that I have more of an appreciation for what is happening right in front of me, while savouring it, ALL OF IT (at once)...without capturing the moment other than with my own two eyes (and feelings felt in those instances)...If that makes any sense!)


That I need to embrace more of my ever-growing and changing self both  inside and out! (Again, something I will speak to later one, when I take the time to sit down and gather my thoughts.)

Appreciating and savouring the NOW.

Having shared all of that...

Do expect more pictures of our vacation away! (And a little recap of sorts sometime soon)

We loved our Royal Caribbean Cruise!

In the meantime...

Do enjoy these great recipes that were submitted during the last #RECIPEFRIDAY!

I'm sure they'll leave you wanting to cook! (I must say, I am happy to be back in my kitchen!)

Recipe from Cat
Veggie Frittata via Cassandra
Mexican Spaghetti Squash
Recipe via Rebecca
Recipe via Amanda
Vanilla Pear Bread Pudding
Recipe via Miss Polkadot
Recipe via Morganne
Recipe via Lindsay

But wait (the recipe sharing ain't over yet!)...

If you have a recipe you've been making and loving...

Share it!

I can't wait to see what you've cooked up!

Have a great and relaxing weekend everyone!

Questions FU You...

If you could go on vacation right now, where would you go?
When's the last time you took a breather? Or, just a deep breath?
Plans for the weekend?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*


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  1. Woohoo! Thanks for sharing my recipe :) I am so glad you are back to blogs, haha, missed you! :)

  2. Aw thanks for the shout!!! Love the weekly link up, so many ideas!!! I think I need a week away soon too..planning...planning

  3. I actually took a good breather in hot yoga this week, and felt SO MUCH BETTER after I did! I would love to go to vacation anywhere right now haha, I think fiji sounds wonderful! Enjoy and savor your weekend :)

  4. gorgeous photos and droolworthy photos & recipes - just like always!

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  6. Your vacation sounds like paradise!!! Just some warm sun would cause me to just melt....Ahhhh!

  7. This sounds like the perfect vacation to me - I use to start my days with a sweat sesh as well! And cool is, that you get to workout with your man!
    I myself did embrace rest and enjoyment the last 2 weeks and it feels so good - my body and mind appreciate it so much!

  8. Can't wait to hear more and see more pics from your vaycay! When I am away on holidays I always try and start my day with a workout too!

  9. So glad you enjoyed your getaway!!

  10. Looks like a fabulous trip. You looks so pretty and relaxed! And your bread looks AMAZING.

  11. Love all the pics! Sounds like a great vaca!

  12. Your vacation sounds amazing! Can't wait to hear more about it!

  13. cannot wait to see what's next in the kitchen for you! welcome back. keep that slow down going

  14. Love all the pictures, glad that you had a wonderful time. Also nice to have you back :):) If I could go on vacation right now it would definitely be to somewhere warm! Winter is getting the best of me!!

  15. Isn't it funny how even though you had a great vacation relaxing, you always need a few days when you get home to re-acclimate! HA! I always need to take an extra few days off from life just to figure everything out! ;) Sounds like you're going to have a phenomenal weekend!

  16. Welcome back! Glad you had a wonderful time and are now loafing and connecting with Teddy!

  17. Welcome home. Such a relaxed feel to your post :)

    My first #fridayrecipe share! Have a wonderful weekend!

  18. Sounds like a great vacation! I love getting relaxing and being able to reset!

  19. I am still hung up on the beauty of the get away AND the bread! :)


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