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 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
I thought I’d share some of the stuff I’ve been loving, obsessing, and “needing” lately. Hopefully you can join me in going crazy over the little things that make us smile and for this reason alone they make them totally worth lusting over. 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
It was M’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I don’t believe any birthday is complete without the birthday cake, candle blowing, make a wish ritual so that meant he had to pick a cake. M requested the birthday cake I’d made for our nephew, Little M, a few months ago (minus the Mickey Mouse theme). When I was deciding on our nephew’s cake, I searched high and low online for a great chocolate cake recipe and I settled on this one from The Faux Martha. I’m not sure why, cause I hadn’t ever been to her blog before but I just loved everything I saw and for some reason I totally believed her when she said this was the best chocolate cake recipe. Continue reading
I’ve been scouring tons of magazines and taking in all the fall/winter trends. I love doing this because I enjoy knowing what’s coming up for the new season however it can be very dangerous cause it makes me want to go to the stores and shop, shop, shop which translates to spend, spend, spend! I LOVE what I’m seeing for fall and winter! The trends are quite wearable and easy to turn into real people clothes, plus we won’t be freezing and comfort reigns thanks to the chunky knits, sporty touches, a little tartan, and the menswear inspired looks. There are obviously way more trends but these are my favourites. Here are a few looks that have my particular spin on them. P.S. I need these in my closet ASAP! (M I hope you’re reading this 😉 ) Continue reading