Link Love – and a Vote for Allison

Hello! So, apparently it is Saturday and I missed the boat on posting my Friday Links-to-Love…on Friday. *heh* I ended up being quite busy yesterday and was unable to get a post together. Last night, my good friend Kirby came into town to celebrate her belated birthday. We met up with a bunch of friends for dinner and then drinks. It was nice to catch up with lots of different friends I’ve not seen in a while. 

Today, Jesse and I checked out a bike auction in hopes of finally getting bikes for the summer. No such luck! We’ll have to keep trying! After the auction, we went for brunch at Prairie Ink Café. The café is in my favourite book store – McNally Robinson. We both had french toast with caramelized bananas. Yum! And then I bought the new Vegetarian Times Edition – Recipes From Around the Globe. I’m excited to try a number of recipes from it! After brunch, we went for a nice, long walk downtown. It’s finally beautiful, warm and sunny here – and who knows if it will stick around. So, we took advantage of the nice weather and walked. It was so good to be out & about. Canadian winters can be long!

 We are off to dinner tonight to celebrate mother’s day a bit early with Jesse’s family. We are heading to a restaurant I’ve not yet been to. I’m always excited to try new places! 

Hope you are having a great weekend so far!

Oh…and before I forget…

Please also check out my friend Melissa at West Coast Nest’s post on fuelling up properly before a run. I found the post extremely helpful. Make sure to check out Melissa’s posts about preparing for an upcoming marathon. She’s rocking it! Wish I could be as motivated and energetic! One day…one day :)

And please make sure to vote for my friend Allison from Live It. Love It. Blog It. to win the Richmond 365 Days of Dining in Richmond, BC. Help make her dreams reality :) Allison is a fantastic, sweet and inspiring person and I would love to see her win this. If you have the time, please take the opportunity to vote. And be sure to spread the word! Thanks :)


  1. says

    sounds like a busy but fun weekend! xo <3

    ps- when you get a bike, let me know. i’ve been thinking of getting one as well but have no clue what kinds are the best.

    • says

      Okee dokee. I’m completely new at this bike purchasing thing too, so I don’t quite know what I’m looking for. I’ve been looking for “pretty” bikes. *hah* Luckily Jesse is a bit more knowledgeable and will help me find a decent bike!

  2. says

    Nat and I just got that cookbook magazine for our birthday too! I haven’t finished reading through it yet, but I’m excited to see what you make from it! I think its finally supposed to warm up this week over here too, I can’t wait!

    • says

      It’s a great cookbook magazine hey!? I love Vegetarian Times! Do you subsrcibe to the magazine? I always do a happy dance when I get the new edition in the mail. *hehe*

    • says

      We did subscribe to the magazine but it just ran out and we haven’t renewed it. I find that I like their recipes, but the magazine doesn’t have a lot of substance to it – I always finish going through it too quickly! I like their cookbooks and special edition magazines better!

  3. says

    Thanks for the mention! I would love to get a bike too–I tried hitting up bike auctions last year and I didn’t have any luck either and then we moved and I kind of forgot about it. I hope you’re able to find one soon, especially now that the weather is getting warmer!

    • says

      Me too! We have been doing a lot of long walks as of late, but it would be fun to change it up a bit and go for bike rides. Summers are short here! Need to make the most of them :)

  4. says

    Thank you so much for mention! I’m honoured:) I have a bike but the trails are still really muddy and lots of snow on it. I went for a 7.5km run yesterday evening with Gavin and it was great! I read Melissa’s post and have added her to my google reader already-what a great source of information! Thanks again Courtney!

    • says

      No problem! :) Had to share that recipe! Looked sooo tasty! :)

      And Melissa has been posting lots of good tips & advice in regards to running. But I also love her weekend posts and her recipes.

    • says

      No problem Elaina! :) Cannot wait to try that kale dip! May make it this weekend for a girls’ night :) It seems indulgent, but still healthy.

  5. says

    Thanks for the blog love! Nice to know at least one person is reading my training updates! I’m trying to keep them fresh & interesting & honest…blogging about about it is certainly helping! :)

    I LOVE you friday link love posts — you always curate such a wonderful collection of recipes! SO inspired!!

    • says

      No problem Melissa. I love reading your posts. I find them very inspiring! :)

      Awe, thanks! I am so glad people read and like the Friday links. I like getting the word out on other awesome bloggers. And I love highlighting the recipes & photos that appealed to me over the week. It’s a good way to keep track of everything I want to try too!

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