Blurb is a creative self-publishing book company that enables anyone to create, self-publish, promote, share, and sell his or her own print and ebooks. Blurb books are bookstore-quality and photographers, designers and book-lovers all use their service.

A customized, self made gift is the best gift anyone can give. I've given photo books as gifts before and the people receiving them always were touched and appreciated my gift more than something you can just buy in store. With the holiday season only a couple of months away, Blurb's 2013 Gift Guide is now out for you to find inspiration! The Gift Guide is also an instruction guide for how to make a beautiful Blurb book gift for anyone in your life. For those who like to get a head start on their holiday gifts, you can create your own Blurb book and save 20% from October 1st to October 7th, 2013 with code EARLYBIRD20. Happy book making! 

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I was financially compensated for this post. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
Ah fall in Montreal is a beautiful thing. The last park we visited was Parc La Fontaine. It was full of beautiful fall coloured trees surrounding a picturesque lake. To my delight there were a lot of curious squirrels around. I was surprised to see white coloured squirrels around! Be prepared for the bombard of squirrely cuteness below. I can't stop taking pictures of them! W had to practically drag me away. I'm pretty sure she was taking pictures of me taking pictures of the squirrels.

Montreal smoked meat. I always hear how good it is and everyone always requests people who visit Montreal to bring some back. So of course we were obligated to visit Schwartz's. Schwartz's is a Hebew Delicatessen established way back in 1928 by Reuben Schwartz. This place is now always full of tourists (like me!). 

W and I ordered the lean smoked meat sandwich with a side order of salad.

The slaw was more sweet than sour. I liked it.

The sandwich was stuffed full of Montreal smoked meat with some mustard slathered on the bread. I don't know why it's so good. It's yummy for sure but I didn't find it to be anything special. Maybe I should have ordered the fatty instead of the lean cut instead. I was told when I came home that that was the way to go!

I had requests to bring some back home so I went next door where they sell the prepackaged Montreal smoked meat in bulk.

Schwartz's Montreal Hebrew Delicatessen on Urbanspoon