Back to the grind…

Boot camp and a much deserved treat! Run Away Freckles

Today was my first day back to work and it was nuts. I had done a ton of planning and had everything packed up ready to go. Unfortunately I forgot something I needed for basically every one of my lessons and had to run home on my lunch. I ended up getting a massive headache near the end of the day and running home as soon as my students had gone to ... read this

New Year, New Goals

2015 Goals

We might be a smidgen late but today Josh and I grabbed a tea and treat at our favourite bake shop and sat down to some dirty business. We wrote down our goals for 2015. Oh my goodness, even saying 2015 makes me scared, time goes too fast. First things first, we made a list of the accomplishments and goals we reached in 2014. We didn't reach ... read this

Top 10 of 2014!

Run Away Freckles Top 10 of 2014

2014 was quite the year. I feel like its been one big change after another and I know I am not done yet. That being said things are starting to look more settled and Josh and I are on positive path forward (I hope). It can be hard to focus on all of the accomplishments and good things that happened in a year. There are always more goals to strive ... read this

Workouts, What I Ate and What-not

Gertis Soup

Yesterday was a great day! I am finally starting to rise out of the muck of holiday dinners, celebrations and oh so much eating and laziness. It has been wonderful but my stomach has taken the tole. I am ready to start feeling like myself again which means getting active and eating something with a fruit or vegetable in it. Today I finally got ... read this

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Hello! Consider this an apology for my long and unexplained absence. Three weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a full time teaching contract until the end of the school year. This position is a dream come true and is something I have been working for and praying for. I wasn't expecting my career to move on this fast but the sudden change has ... read this

Meal Planning with Beans

Meal Planning With Beans: Run Away Freckles

I am in love with meal planning. I love the organization we have brought into our home and wallets. I love having a plan for what we are going to eat. I love that I feel like we have even more food in our house than before we started meal planning. All in all, this has been a very positive change and I can't wait to continue to learn and ... read this

WIAW: Comfort Foods

WIAW: Comfort Foods, Run Away Freckles

Before we begin on this wonderful WIAW let me just remind you of something. Christmas is a month away!!! I am so happy. We are in the season people. Time to get jolly, give some love and share some spirit. My place is decorated but there is so much to get done. I thought I had the whole holiday shopping thing under control but I am quickly ... read this

Breakfast Baked Oatmeal

Run Away Freckle's Baked Oatmeal

Story time! When I was in teacher's college I was living in a very small basement apartment with two other students in my program. We had bedrooms and a kitchen and that was it, so things were tight and we were always in each other's way. It was also ridiculously cold. My nose and fingers were cold all winter long, and I spent the majority of my ... read this

Weekend Recap: Workouts, Christmas and Cooking

Weekend Recap Workouts Christmas and Cooking

Happy Monday! I hope everyone's weekend was great. Mine sure was. I attempted to stay (mostly) unplugged this weekend and enjoy some holiday cheer and have some fun. I even did some knitting! It has been a long time since I have done any knitting, it was fabulous. I had been feeling a bit sluggish after missing a workout or two last week and really ... read this

Let’s Eat There: My Five Favourite Resturants

My Five Favourite Resturants: Run Away Freckles

I was recently asked by Besty.com to share my five favourite restaurants. You can find me here. It is no secret around here that I love to eat out. I happen to live in a town with what feels like a million great little restaurants. I think Peterborough is Ontario's greatest secret. If you look around your going to find some culinary gems. When I ... read this