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Photo credit: Who What Wear
Here's a sneak peak at Pierre Hardy's capsule collection with The Gap which will be in stores mid-September. I will definitely keep my eye on the bottom pair which apparently will be available in navy!
Makes 8-9 large rolls:
prepared pizza dough
3 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tbsp melted butter
1/2 of a 250g container of cream cheese (soften)
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup of butter (softened)
2 tsp of milk
1/2 tsp of vanilla
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Stretch the rested dough out on to a baking sheet to form a large rectangle and brush with melted butter.
3. In a bowl, mix together cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Sprinkle over the entire rectangle of dough.
4. Roll the dough tightly to form a log and seal ends (I started rolling with the short side to make big rolls). Cut into 1/2 inch rolls.
5. Place the rolls on a lightly greased cookie sheet (with spiral facing up and about 2 inches apart). Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
6. While rolls are baking, mix together all 5 of the icing ingredients. Drizzle the icing over the baked rolls and enjoy!! Mungia mungia!
Eat.Live.Shop. options: You can also add chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans) with the sugar mixture for an extra treat.
I love this DIY art work created by a Design Sponge reader. It was made using an old crate that has been cut into chunks to create 3D wall art. And the best part is that it only cost her $11!
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It was love at first sight when I first spotted Momiji dolls at Propaganda in Toronto over a year ago. They're just so cute and I'm excited to keep adding to my collection (first picture).
Check out these necklaces made by Kate from For me, For you. I love how they are reminiscent of our favourite childhood friendship bracelets, but now done with a sophisticated cool twist. The 2nd batch of necklaces were released today, but sold out in a mere 15 minutes! She will be restocking them in a few weeks. Check out her Etsy store for other great items made by Kate!
Mmmmm cupcakes!! What better way to kick off the weekend then with a cupcake recipe from one of the top bakery's in the world? I love cupcakes and I love Magnolia's cupcakes, so I'm not sure why it didn't occur to me to hunt for a recipe sooner, but better late than never, right? The recipe is for a vanilla cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting (yum!) which happens to be my favourite kind.
Have a great weekend!
I love these cut-out booties! They are a great transition shoe to fall (I can't even believe I'm thinking of fall, but with the lack of summer temperatures here in Toronto it's hard not to). You can wear them now with cut off shorts and a boyfriend shirt button down or with your cute floral dress. To wear them in the fall, pair them with your favourite skinny jeans and funky blazer. Total must have!
Large or small round brie (either one works just fine)
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
- Unroll Pillsbury Crescent Rolls into one large rectangle and wrap around the brie covering the cheese and bunching the dough in the middle.
- Spray a deep set pan with cooking spray and place the brie on the pan. Drizzle the brie with honey and top with pecans.
- Bake at 375 degrees until crust is golden. Serve with crackers or French stick.
Eat.Live.Shop tip: Use some of the dough to cut out small shapes to place on the top for a fun looking appetizer.
Cut off denim is a huge look this season and what better way to get the look then to go vintage. These vintage Levis 501's look great dressed down (flat gladiators, basic tank, slouchy bag) or dressed up (with heels, silk blouse, fun accessories). You can get so many versatile looks from just one pair of shorts!
Thursday July 16th
My good friend Alex decided to make her own message board which not only looks great, but was both easy and affordable to do!
All you need is:
-a wooden picture frame
-one piece of printed paper (scrapbooking paper works well)
-spray paint (colour of choice)
Third step: insert printed paper
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Halifax in a nutshell: Shopping/lots of seafood/garlic fingers/The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (amazing show!)/grey skies/one bad hair day after another/the Atlantic ocean/pea soup fog/picnic in the Public Gardens/an extra 3 pounds/antique hunting/donairs/drive to Lawerence town/missing our dog like crazy/running up big hills/relaxation.
One of the highlights of our trip was visiting our new favourite store, Carbonstok (we discovered it when we were in Halifax at Christmas time). It's a small store filled with amazing products where you can spend hours looking around. One of the lines I loved is called Spitfire Girl and I particulary love their collection of eco-friendly wooden stationary:
We arrived in Halifax yesterday evening and I've already had lots of delicious seafood! Being near the ocean with all of this fresh seafood has me thinking of a yummy appetizer I had a couple of months back. I've been to a few family parties recently (well almost family) and this shrimp pate is always there. I am constantly finding myself standing near this appetizer at the parties because it is absolutely delicious and I can't stop eating it! I've asked them to pass on their family recipe (shhh don't tell).
1 ½ envelopes of gelatin
cup boiling water
1 tin Campbell's tomato soup
1 large package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (8 ounces)
1 cup of Kraft Miracle Whip salad dressing
1 cup of finely chopped celery
½ cup of finely chopped onion
1 can of small cleaned shrimp
½ teaspoon of salt
1. Mix gelatin and water stirring to dissolve and set aside.
2. Drain shrimp, crush with a fork, mix in salt and set aside.
3. Bring soup and cheese to a slow boil completely melting cheese. Remove from heat, add Miracle Whip and gelatin. Cool 15 to 20 minutes.
4. Add celery, onion and shrimp, stir well to mix. Spray Pam in your mold/pan and refrigerate overnight. Loosen edges with a butter knife and turn out to a serving platter. Dab any excess Pam from the pate with a paper towel.
5.Garnish with olive. Serve with crackers
For my parent's anniversary and a good friend of mine's birthday, I decided to make some macaroons-who doesn't love homemade baked goods?! I got creative and put them in a patterned paper bag, sealed it with a cute sticker and made some gift tags that hung on rafatta.
All you need is:
-some baked goods (cookies, peanut brittle, bars etc)
-paper bag (patterned or you can even decorate a plain bag yourself)
-fun stickers to seal the bag
-coloured and/or patterned paper for the gift tag (I used scrapbooking paper)
-rafatta or ribbon to hang the gift tag
-glue stick or double sided tape
I'm leaving for Halifax in a few hours to visit the boyfriend's family, so I will try to do a few posts when I'm there. Happy Canada Day!