Sunday, November 30, 2014

Pangea Organics from The Pretty Secrets

Hey Friends,
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win a Pangea Organics Give-Away from Edmonton blogger, The Pretty Secrets. I was so thrilled, as Give-Aways always seem like something you enter and never win! I'd love to share with you what I received!

I really enjoy all 3 of these products, especially because lavender is one of my favourite scents and cardamom one of my favourite spices. I feel very spoiled indeed! I think my absolute favourite would have to be the lip chap. It does such a great job of keeping my very dry lips feeling hydrated and smelling like heaven. The bar soap comes in a close 2nd!

A big thanks to Pangea Organics and The Pretty Secrets!

Thanks for reading!


Saturday, November 29, 2014

The First Snow

Here are some shots from this beautiful morning we are having on Vancouver Island.

I hope everyone is staying warm! Have a lovely weekend!


Monday, November 17, 2014

Picture Post: October

[ First batch of pumpkins.]

[ I'm so thankful playing dress up is my job.]

[Yummy Zucchini Crust Pizza that I made. Recipe here.]

 [ Me and my pals, Brian and Jason! From Friends of the 40s.]

[ I dog-sat these two beauties, Atom & Edith. Miss the wee fur balls.]

[ More vintage hair for a Rocky Horror Picture Show event.]

 [ I am obsessed with these Samoa Bars. Recipe here.]

[Remi and I were mimes for Halloween!]

[ More Pumpkins. Yes, I carved the Deathly Hallows pumpkin.]

Here are some of my favourite memories from October! It feels so far away now! 

Thanks for tuning in! 


Thursday, November 6, 2014

A Fresh Coat

All images found on Pinterest

It's starting to get colder and colder here in Canada, which makes me wish I had all of these beautiful coats! 

Which is your favourite? 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Recipes of the Week: Part 6

Cauliflower, Kale & Chickpea Curry by The First Mess
+ This is a very hearty recipe.
+ I added extra potatoes and cauliflower.
+ I also added a bit of cumin and turmeric, because I found the recipes just a little bland.
- I couldn't find the Tuscan kale at my grocery store, so I just used regular kale and it still tasted lovely!
+ Super light and fluffy treats that aren't too sweet. 
- Personally I would have liked them to be a little more chocolatey. Next time I might try adding some cocoa powder as well.
+ I would highly recommend using parchment paper, instead of just oiling the pan. It's always a safe bet for an easy clean.  
- The only dark chocolate I had, had almonds in it. Hopefully they didn't throw off the recipe too much. 
+ They taste really great when fresh out of the oven and also after they've been in the fridge. 
- I would make these again with a few tweaks. 

+ Ok, I think these could be fantastic. I didn't have any jam, so I just used peanut butter and honey. They were pretty dry, but even so they disappeared quite quickly. 
+ They are super easy and fast to make.
+ Definitely gonna try these again when I have jam. 

Here are my Pinterest finds from last week, clearly I was craving all of the sweets! With it being Halloween and temptation lurking in every corner, it was hard to stay on track! I think that's why I was dying to try all of these healthier options. I also made Samoa Bars that were SO tasty I gave them their own post! You can check them out here

Recipe Ranking:

Just a heads up, there might not be very many new recipes next week as I am trying to use up all the food I have before moving once again!