Thursday, 29 December 2011

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Wordless Wednesday [12.28.2011]

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

It's officially Winter.

...and I'm still in denial.

I like blazers.
Cowl Gifted
Forever21 Necklace
H&M Tank
Mimi McQueen Cardigan
H&M Blazer
Fossil Watch Gifted

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Silver and Gold.

I still can't justify buying nail polish and painting my nails. It's a burden growing my nails because I always get dirt  under them at work and I run the risk of breaking them (they're not exactly the strongest *eep*). The color often chips within a few days because of how often I wash my hands.

But I can't help it....
I love painting my nails. I'm quite addicted.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Pepper Poppers

Christmas is just around the corner and with the boyfriend's family living out of town and my family going out of town, he and I are both left on our own to spend the holidays together. Don't cue the sappy music because I really am looking forward to having a quiet Christmas, just the two of us.

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 :)

It makes 16 poppers, which was more than enough for me and the boyfriend. So we had some for snacks and the leftovers were served as a side to our beef stroganoff dinner. And, I don't what it was with the jalapeno peppers I used but they didn't turn out nearly as hot as I would've liked. I think when I make these again, I'll add a pinch or so of red pepper flakes or a dash of hot sauce to really give it a bite. I do love my spice!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

December Wedding.

(You know you're getting old when everyone else around you start getting married.)

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
RW&Co Earrings
I had the pleasure of attending the wedding of an old friend. My feet hurt from the new not-worn-in heels. I froze my behind because the sun decided to take the day off yesterday. (How unfortunate that the weather wise nice earlier in the week and even today, but not yesterday.) My hair didn't know what it wanted to do so it stayed rather blah. And I think I came to the conclusion that I'm not a fan of December weddings.

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

Seeing Gold.

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

Wordless Wednesday [12.07.11]

He knows he can't always be there for me, but he knows how to make up for it when he can't.

Thank you, boyfriend.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

With this ring, I thee wed.

(I have Corpse Bride in my head.)

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.