I’ve been gone a long, long, time and I’m so happy to be back! Life was pretty crazy the last few months and thankfully mostly for good reasons which meant that I just couldn’t sit my butt down long enough to write a proper post. Oh, how I missed this and I’m hoping you’ll come back with me. I’ve come up with a pattern for an easy snood that can be knit up pretty quickly and it’s a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for that someone special in your life whether it’s your other half, BFF, or your first friend ever (aka: brother or sister). Continue reading
I’ve obviously documented my love for cupcakes here, here, and here however I also worship all forms of cheesecake. I think cheesecake is the perfect dessert to bring to a party or to serve at your next dinner shindig because I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t like cheesecake (and those that don’t like cheesecake have never actually tried cheesecake, trust me). Continue reading
I’ve been MIA for quite some time. I’ve been pretty busy and travelling and just haven’t had a lot of time to post but as I sit here working on this post I remember how much I like doing this. I really hope that I don’t disappear for so long again cause I need this creative outlet and I totally enjoy the blogging process. I was in Ottawa for a couple of weeks and had a FABULOUS time at home just hanging with family and friends. It had been way too long and that won’t be happening again any time soon either.
I’m one of those weirdoes that actually loves Valentine’s Day! I’ve always loved it; boyfriend or not I loved the day full of hearts and red and pink. I just love love and I’m an incurable romantic so V-Day was made for me. One of my favourite sweet treats are red velvet cupcakes and of course it’s perfect for this special occasion. Continue reading
I think it’s time for a few beauty recommendations that I’ve been loving over the last few months. I’m hoping to make this beauty bliss faves a regular occurrence here on the blog and I’d love to hear your input as well. The stuff I’ve listed here are things that I actually use and swear by. I’m a bit of a beauty junkie and I love buying makeup, creams, potions, and anything that claims it’s miraculous and will help me look more like Gisele Bündchen! Continue reading
My parents are originally from Portugal so I grew up on pasteis de nata and lucky for me my mom is a master in the kitchen so my pasteis de nata were always homemade. Pasteis de nata have forever been a part of our dessert table and usually a special request from anybody that invited us over to their place because we never arrived empty handed. Continue reading
1. I have HUGE feet! In the US I’m an 11 but in Europe I’m a 42, which isn’t sold in regular stores. I have to buy my shoes at the shop for giants and let’s just say that those shoes aren’t exactly stylish. Thank God for online shopping!
2. I speak 4 languages: English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
3. I swear…a lot! Continue reading
I love to read and I’m always looking for something new to read. One of the things I miss about living in my hometown is walking through Chapters bookstore and just wandering through the stacks and browsing all the books. Of course there are plenty of bookstores in Madrid but the majority of the books are in Spanish and it’s just not the same; I can browse the English book section in about 5 minutes.
A frequent question among my friends is “what should I read next?” and I thought I’d share some of favorites. I definitely love the summer beach read and unfortunately I’m not as well read as I’d like to be (I struggle with the classics).