Summer is always a much slower time on the blog for me, & this year has been no exception so far. I guess I’m just out there having too much fun. With such a short season, I always feel like I have to make the most of our summer months & get outside as much as possible. We’ve been Stampeding, picnicking in the park, taking in outdoor concerts & festivals, & spending time at the lake. August looks like much of the same & I couldn’t be more excited. Here’s what we got up to this month, according to Instagram:


1 – Two of our close friends recently became parents & I got the pleasure of hanging out with them & their new addition just six days after he made his appearance. He’s adorable & we couldn’t be happier for the two of them. Congrats, T&T!

2 – My favourite band, Stars, played a free outdoor concert for Canada Day. The city made for an awesome backdrop & the company wasn’t bad either.

3 – Dancing to Cadillac Ranch with my girl, & kicking off the first day of Stampede festivities.

4 – Stampede traditions with Gaux. We had a couple drinks before heading down to Nashville North for an amazing night of two stepping, beers, & friends. I love when her visits coincide with this week!

5 – My other favourite Stampede partner came home & we partied it up at the event we wait all year for. We’re clearly enjoying ourselves here.

6 – You can barely tell, but his gorgeous lady is due in less than a month. Her friends threw her a beautiful shower that I was lucky to attend.

7 – My brother & I surprised my mom with a birthday dinner of moules à la marinière, fresh sourdough, & grilled asparagus. She had no idea we were coming over – it was a huge success!

8 – I celebrated my 30th birthday with my BFF at Folk Fest drinking sangria, listening to great music, & enjoying all the wonderfulness of the CFMF.

9 – This year we also decided to attend the Big Valley Jamboree. Three days of country music & partying aren’t terribly conducive to cooking, so I prepared all our meals ahead of time. We ate like kings all weekend!

So that wraps up July. I almost need to make my recaps bigger over the summer – we seem to be packing so much in to every weekend. You can follow along on Instagram @whoalansi though, & I’m making it a priority to get some more mosts out soon. I can’t wait to share our time in Cinque Terre (& that was almost a year ago now! Whoa!). Happy August!