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Archive for October, 2011

October 24th, 2011 | Guest Post: how to style rompers for fall with Lisa of Lala Fauxbois

Hello friends of Kait! My name is Lisa from lala fauxbois and I’m so excited to be guest posting here today! I met Kait through the super fun Twitter Tea Party she hosted last month, and I’m so happy to have found her lovely blog! Today I’m showing you a couple of fall outfits incorporating one of my favorite trends from last summer… rompers!

rompers side by side

I bought a few throughout the summer and instead of packing them away for fall and winter, thought they would be great for layering in cooler months.

bird romper we love color tightschie mihara we love colors

bird print romper: F21
tights: We Love Colors
sweater: Urban Outfitters via thrift store
scarf: thrifted
shoes: Chie Mihara- scored for $35 at Last Chance! (a Nordstrom clearance store in Arizona)

flower rompervintage boots

flower print romper: F21
sweater & socks: Norstrom Last Chance
hat: thrifted
boots: vintage via ebay

I hope you are enjoying your Fall and would love it if you stopped by the blog  to say hello! Thank you so much for having me, Kait!

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October 24th, 2011 | November sponsorship call

Hi guys, just a quick update to let you know that there is still time to sign up for a November sponsorship spot! It’s completely free! You can check out the sponsor & button page for more info here. Is everyone almost ready for Halloween? ;). I have some great guest posts coming up this week on the blog so look out for those :)

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October 13th, 2011 | Recipe: Apple-crisp stuffed apples baked in cider

I thought I’d share this delicious fall treat that I made the other day. It’s baked apples stuffed with apple crisp, and then I cooked it in apple cider! It’s soooo yummy!!
Here’s what you’ll need:

• Apples
• Brown sugar
• Cinnamon
• Maple syrup
• Apple cider
• Butter
• Caramel sauce
• Oats

First things first, you need to cut the top off the apples and hollow them out. The first little bit is hard because of the core, but once you get that out it’s pretty easy. I used a cantaloupe spoon to do this.

In a large bowl, mix together the chopped apple, 1tsp butter, cinnamon, oats, and brown sugar together. I also poured in about 1/4 cup apple cider, some caramel sauce, and maple syrup as well.

Stuff the apples with the mix, and preheat the oven to 320F. Place the apples in a casserole dish and pour some apple cider into the bottom of the dish as well as over the apples. For 4 apples, I baked them for 40 minutes – 1 hour. You may need to adjust baking times depending on how many you are making.

Garnish with ice-cream, caramel sauce, and maple syrup if desired! Serve warm & enjoy :)

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October 9th, 2011 | Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte Recipe

One of my favourite things about fall are all the treats and delicious food that comes with it. The seasonal drinks at Starbucks, especially their Pumpkin Spice Latte, are one of my favourites to indulge in. Today, I’m here to share with you a mock chai tea version! If you’re not a fan of hot drinks, have no fear, you could easily serve this as an iced drink as well.


– 2 Tbs. canned pumpkin (or pumpkin syrup, if you’re lucky enough to have this in your grocery store!)
– Chai Tea (I find loose tea leaves to have more flavour. I also used a couple of different blends for an extra kick, if you have
pumpkin spice chai it works even better!)
– 2 cubes/Tsp Brown sugar
– Milk (warmed to room temperature)
– 2 Tsp vanilla extract
– Pumpkin Spice
– Cinnamon
– Whipped cream

  1. Steep the tea in a small amount of water
  2. In a pot, combine the canned pumpkin, tea, sugar, vanilla
    extract and a tad of pumpkin spice on low heat and stir. (It’s very
    important to not have the heat too high, otherwise you’ll burn the tea
    and it won’t taste too nice)
  3. To foam the milk, you can use either a foamer, frothier, or my
    personal favourite a magic bullet! (I actually prefer to use this over
    my hand frothier.) Use as much as you’d like in your latte. I heat it
    for about 20 seconds just to get it closer to room tempurature and use
    the normal blade and blend it for a few seconds.
  4. Combine, and garnish. I pour the milk in after the tea, top with
    foam, and then whipped cream and sprinkle some cinnamon and pumpkin
    spice on top. Yum yum!!

If you wanted to, you could serve this as a chilled latte. Just pour
the tea and milk overtop of ice, and garnish the same.

What are some of your favourite autumn treats? Share some links to
recipes if you have some, I’d love to try them out :)

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October 7th, 2011 | September in Instagram

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Hello dears! September was really busy for me, but full of some lovely things! We did renovations at the store, which was super hectic but I’ve had lost of fun this month too. Here’s some stuff I’ve been up to while I’ve been away from the internet :).

♥ My coworkers and I had a cupcake decorating & tea party! It was super fun. We made owl cupcakes and had high tea and little tea sandwiches!

♥ I dyed my hair red! :)

♥ It was my best friend’s birthday, and this year she decided to celebrate it a week late at Head of the Trent/their homecoming so that way everyone would be back in town to celebrate with us. It was super fun getting to catch up with everyone.

♥ Yummy yummy foods

♥ Nail polish colour above is China Glaze in Re-freshed Mint

♥ I have found the best gluten free banana chocolate chip bread. Almost every grocery store has it, and it’s really good with my homemade raspberry icing.

♥ Fall fashion! love.

♥ In August one of my favourite managers moved away. Above is the cake my sister & I made for the surprise goodbye party some of us threw at work. I’m just getting around to posting this photo now

If your curious about what I’m wearing above, both the blouse and skirt are from h&m. The fedora is from Forever21.

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