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LL Cookies (Lindsey Loves Cookies)

When I arrived home from work yesterday afternoon, a big package from Enjoy Life was sitting on my doorstep.  I cannot express to you how much I enjoy receiving even a letter in the mail (that’s letter, not bill).  Getting a package is kind of a big D, and makes me giddy with excitement!

I opened it immediately and saw possibly the most glorious sight of life.

Enjoy COOKIES!

Oh hello FREE COOKIES!!!!

Four different kinds of Enjoy Life cookies.  Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Sugar Shortbread, and Vanilla Honey Graham.  Oh sweet baby cheeses, I thought I was dreaming.

I am a self-proclaimed cookie connoisseur.  I have no shame in admitting that cookies are my ultimate weakness.

In fact, when I was deciding on a name for my blog, Lindsey Loves Cookies (or LL Cookies for short, haha) was one of the names I was tossing around in my head.  Because I do LOVE cookies.

But I think Happy or Hungry is a better fit.  I love many different kinds of food and I don’t want to discriminate.  And I think it describes me better.

Anywhoozle, I have been known to be kind of a cookie monster, so what do you think happened when I opened the box?

Yep.

(Please ignore the sad state of my nails, yikes)

I busted into all of the boxes and tried all four kinds of the cookies immediately.  Honestly, they were all delicious.

Let me just say that Enjoy Life is not paying me to write this.  They asked me if I would be interested in trying out their cookies, and I basically said “Free cookies?!  Um, YUP.”  Only more professionally.

Let me also just say that I don’t typically like packaged cookies.  Well, I’ll never say no to President’s Choice Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookies, but that’s about it.  Soft, chewy homemade-tasting cookies are my very fave.

Since these cookies are all called “Crunchy Cookies”, I knew soft and chewy wasn’t the texture I should be expecting.  But they were good, and surprisingly the inside of them was a little chewy.  Not in a homemade sort of way, but almost in a toffee sort of way.  I was a big fan.

Normally my fave cookies are always chocolate chip, but I was favouring the Sugar Shortbread and Vanilla Honey Graham flavours of these – loved them!

As with all of Enjoy Life products, these babies are gluten-free, and free of the most common allergens like nuts and dairy.  If you have food allergies, or even if you don’t, check these out!  They’re available at Superstore and Loblaws.

Well, I am off to the vet.  Please say a prayer for this saucy little minx for me!

Little Winnie Muffin

Winnie is feeling under the weather so I am taking her in to get checked out.  She is the best little kitty in all the land, so fingers crossed that all is well.  She may be almost 16, but she is still spry and I know she has a lot of life left in her.  Positive thinking!

Have a great Saturday!

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Last Hurrah with my BFF

Hi friends, I hope you’re having a great weekend!

My Bestie Lisa has been visiting from Calgary for the past two weeks, and is currently on a plane back there, so it was my plan this weekend to soak up as much time as possible with her.

Lisa Beesa

I had Friday afternoon off work, so after the nunga talk, I headed up to her parents’ cottage to spend the day with her in the sun!

We enjoyed a delicious lunch out on their deck that overlooks the lake.

Yummers

A homemade barbecued cheeseburger topped with hamburger relish, sweet corn relish (so good), pickles, ketchup and mustard.

The best part of this burger was that it was on a cheese bun!

Cheese Bun & Chips

And the best part of this lunch was the view:

Lake View

And obviously the company.

After lunch, Lisa’s parents took us out on this bad boy.

Beautiful.

Lisa’s dad is actually president of the sailing club in their area so he knows his way around that thing and took us on a sweet tour around the lake.

Sailing looks like quite a bit of work.  Thankfully, we didn’t know what we were doing (or I didn’t, at least), so we mostly just leisured up in the bow of the boat and enjoyed the view.

It was the ultimate leisuring experience.

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Leisuring

Lisa’s mom is so cute behind me, hehe.

It was so relaxing that at one point we were both laying down on the bow and we fell asleep!  I grew up on this lake, so being on it gives me a sense of comfort :).

Later that evening we headed back to my house to hang out some more.  We had tons of girl talk, along with this:

Skinny Girl

Lisa’s cousin Katie gave us each a bottle of Skinnygirl Margarita’s when we went out for sushi last week, which Lis and I were both eager to try.

Margaritas

We thought the margarita was a little strong on its own, so we mixed it with a splash of Perrier to tone it down a little.  We made a drink for Ando and his friend Cam as well, who we made honourary skinny girls for the evening.  They actually liked it :).

I think I would have liked it a whole lot more if it wasn’t tequila, but I’m definitely not a big tequila drinker and it definitely had a tequila taste.  Not bad though, I’d probably drink it again!

In the morning, I made Lis and A-Rod oatmeal pancakes for breaky.

I topped mine with peanut butter and maple syrup and dug in.

Lisa was a big fan of them!

Yay for Pancakes

I followed the same recipe as usual, only I added some Enjoy Life Mega Chunks that the company sent me to sample.

Enjoy Life Mega Chunks

These were an awesome addition, and we all commented on how chocolatey and delicious these little chunks were.  They made the pancakes extra yummy, and we were surprised at the ingredients, only brown sugar, cocoa and cocoa butter!  It made us wonder what else is usually in chocolate…

Chocolately Deliciousness

I’ll have to see if I can find these little chunks around, because they may be my new fave chocolate chip.

More Cottage Time

Anywhoozles, after breakfast Lis and I headed back up to her cottage to spend the day doing what we did for countless summers when we were growing up.  Suntan by the lake, swim, and read.

Lisa is one of the only friends that I can just sit around and read with.  It is something that we have always done since we were little and reading Archie Comics and RL Stine Fear Street books (remember those?!).  We were huge nerds growing up and both LOVED to read.  We would read together (but our own books, separately), for hours, talking occasionally if anything exciting was going on in our books, or if our books reminded us of something we wanted to talk about.

We both consider it quality time :).  It is our best friend ritual.

We also took this little boat out for a spin across the lake.

The Sea Flea

The Gals

The View

So much fun.

Annnnnd we enjoyed some delicious eats.

Eaaaaaats

Barbecued sausage, roasted potatoes, and a big salad beast that Lis and I made.

We spent the entire day just talking, and reading and leisuring and swimming, and it was really awesome.  I was so sad when I finally had to say goodbye, I’m going to miss this girl!

lindsey-evanoff

Besties

But I know I will see her again soon, and that she is just a phone call away!  I’m so glad I got to spend a lot of time with her though.

What is your favourite thing to do with your best friend?
Mine is lay on the dock in the sunshine and talk about the things that you just can’t talk with anyone else about 😉

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