Thursday, 29 December 2011
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
|Christmas Loot: Banksy. Jack Skellington. Simba. Joy tea. Fluffy slippers. Funky socks. Purple Blanket. Blue Ruby ring (!). And a mountain of chocolate.|
|I went to check my mail today and this is what I found. Sparkles! Thank you, Olivia of StyleStruck. Your LOVE + MARK'D cards are absolutely fabulous xo|
Thursday, 22 December 2011
Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Thursday, 15 December 2011
But I can't help it....
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
I've been trying to plan a Christmas dinner for two, and seeing as I'm not really the best cook (you're looking at someone who has burnt the pot boiling water) I made the decision to leave the heavy cooking to the boyfriend and take over the appies and desserts. He doesn't know this yet but he knows my track record; he'll be more than willing to agree.
These little pockets of goodies have been making its rounds around Pinterest, a recipe originally found here. It combines three of my favorite things: cream cheese, bacon and jalapeno peppers! How can you go wrong with that? You can't.
The recipe asks for only 4 ingredients: Pillsbury Crescent dough, cream cheese, jalapeno peppers, and bacon. I tweaked the original recipe a bit. I added garlic powder, paprika, chopped up the jalapeno and blended them all together before putting a dollop on the dough. Top with the bacon pieces....
Pinch all the corners together, pop in the oven for 15mins at 350....
Et voila! Yummy goodness :)
Sunday, 11 December 2011
|A diamond in the rough. Urban Planet. One-wear kind of dress. I believe it served its purpose.|
|Forever 21 Necklace|
|H&M Bracelet + Ring|
But regardless, the wedding was sweet and beautiful. The bride and the groom both looked lovely! I couldn't be more happy for the two of them :)
Thursday, 8 December 2011
What happens when boredom happens. Not exactly what I wanted to do. I wanted black glitter over top of gold but I can't find black glitter polish;! I thought about going gold glitter on black, but full on black would've been too much for work. (Not that this one isn't.... thank god for bosses who don't care much about how you do your nails.)
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
While trying to find accessories for the dress I'm wearing to a wedding this weekend, I came to two conclusions:
1. I don't hate the colour gold as much anymore. I don't know when, how or why I started disliking gold. For as long as I can remember, I've always just had this thing against them. But not so much anymore apparently.
2. It's almost impossible to find a perfectly fitted ring for my fingers. Damn you knuckles. Last time I checked I was a size 5 when it comes to rings. Mind you that was about eight years ago when I went to get sized for a ring at a jeweler. Every single ring I liked and tried on fit perfectly around my knuckles, but loose and swiveling around past the knuckles. Do rings come in half sizes?
|HM Ring. EOS Lip Balm, my lips' saving grace from the cold wind.|
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
|Pictured: Mango, Sweet Lemon, Moringa, Coconut. And they also threw in a small sampler of their Shea Body Butter, which I will now have to get because I LOVE it! And scarf from Urban Outfitters.|
|...with Hershey's Milk Chocolate shavings for a complete chocolate overdose.|
Monday, 28 November 2011
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Now the great thing about having search engines at our disposal, you can literally just type in whatever ingredients you have lying around your pantry and it will spit out a gazillion recipes that you can make with what you have.
That's how I came across this muffin recipe:
Banana Coconut Muffin
I doubled the recipe (except for the coconut, 'cause I only had 1 cup total), used really ripe bananas, used unsweetened coconut, and added about a cup of chocolate chip. I never would've thought of mixing coconuts and bananas, but it actually works. Definitely yummy. Next time though, I'd probably use less sugar 'cause with the ripe bananas and chocolate chip, it's pretty much overdose on sugar.
I think I'll let my bananas over-ripe more often.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Last time I had a blog, it chronicled all the boohoo's that went through my everyday life. I don't really want to do that anymore. Partly 'cause I just can't pull the emo vibe, but mostly because there's nothing to be emo about nowadays. So. This is me. A life of randoms.