ahhhhh. they're perfect combination of a pancake and a crepe. first time making dutch babies (with Beth) and I can tell you, it won't be my last.
Beth and I used A Beautiful Mess's recipe. go check it out! we chose to use mangos, cinnamon + sugar. next time we wan't to try blueberries and lemon zest. also, I feel like Joy's roasted plums with olive oil, thyme + yogurt would be PRIME. maybe even something savoury! in other words, anything you put on top of this baby will make your taste buds incredibly happy!

annnnd we shamelessly ate it straight out of the cast iron pan.

enjoy! enjoy enjoy enjoy.

much love,


this time last year, a thousand + one tears were cried, 3 suitcases were packed, fifty "last" hugs were given, and one year of bible school was finished.

I am struck with the fact that it has already been one year since I departed the Lone Star State. and even more heart broken when I remember it has been a year, a year people, since I've seen and been with some of my best friends deep in the (big) heart of Texas. I knew I'd make good friends over the time spent there but what I did not know was that I'd be leaving with best friends.
aside from the friend aspect of bible school, I left being filled with the saving knowledge of Christ and His character.  I left with the founding hope that "I have been crucified with Christ. and it's no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" (galations 2:20 NASB). for the next month, once every week, I will be going through my pages + pages of handwritten notes (from the lecturer + best friend besides me combined), highlighting the most convicting, life changing, + heart moving notes I took over the two semesters. we went book by book so I will be choosing my favourite book studies and selecting key points that have stuck with me. chances are a couple blog entries reflecting on what my head + heart took in will not do my time spent there justice. but i believe in my heart that it will be a time for both reflection + the renewal of my spirit that has been walking out + about in the "real world" for one year.

looking forward to sharing all things wonderful!


black flies

see the sky is no man's land
a darkened plume to stay
hope here needs a humble hand
not a fox found in your place

black flies on the windowsill 
that we are
that we are
that we are to hold
 comfort came against my will
and every story must grow old

and I don't wanna beg your pardon
and I don't wanna ask you why
but if i was to go my own way
would i have to pass you by?



I originally sipped this deliciousness at a downtown Calgary coffee shop in January + when the recent rising temperatures had me thirsting for somethin' ice cold + sweet, I was like duhhhh, I need to attempt at recreating the Vietnamese coffee [which is just simply, coffee + sweetened condensed milk] that I had fallen in love with a couple months back! it turned out PERF-ect. super yummy, super refreshing. took way too much of my self control not to make another one.  

the recipe

makes one large glass

[this is a recipe that can be simply altered to meet your little sweet tooth and coffee preferences.]

1-2 tablespoon(s) sweetened condensed
1 1/3 cups strongly brewed coffee, cold [i used a dark roast from Starbucks. alwayyyys]

spoon 2 tablespoons of sweetened condensed into the glass. fill glass 2/3rd's of the way with cooled black coffee, leaving room for ice.

top off with a couple of ice cubes, stir, swirl, sip, ahhhhhh.


much love,