Archive for March, 2012

March 27th, 2012 | Dilemma… I need your opinion!

Okay guys. I have been searching and searching for the perfect iPhone case for months now. (Mine finally broke, and as much as I love it and could just replace it I think it’s time for something new). Unfortunately, I found two and can’t decide…

Reasons why I like #1 – I loooove the typography. I’m a huge type nerd. I also like the overal design of it. (The quote is from Arrested Development apparently)

Why I like #2 – I’m partial to brighter colours. It also has floral. I love how cheeky the quote is too.

My mom said the 2nd one was more me, but so far the 1st one is in the lead from my friend’s opinions. ARGH. I’m torn.  So I thought I would take a vote! What one do you like better?

Also a big congrats to IZZY!! You won the scarf giveaway from garden & sea! Wahoo!! I’ve sent you an email :)

 

Posted in A Day In The Life, Design21 Comments

March 21st, 2012 | scallops & oversized sweaters

Dress: Billabong
Sweater & Rings: H&M
Shoes: Payless
Necklace & Clutch: Forever 21
Hat: Cest Chic

Don’t forget to enter the current giveaway!

Posted in Fashion, Outfits29 Comments

March 20th, 2012 | gluten free pudding cake

Pudding cake has always been one of our favourite deserst in my family. Recently I altered our recipe to make a gluten free version. I tastes exactly the same! It makes it’s own sauce too, and you can do the entire recipe in one bowl

Step 1: in an oven safe bowl combine…

1 c gluten free rice flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1  tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
3 tsp cocoa
1 c milk
1/2 c melted butter

Step 2: After you’ve mixed the batter together, on top sprinkle…

1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c sugar
3/4 c cocoa

Step 3: pour over top 1 1/2 cups of boiling water. cook at 350F for 40 minutes. Super easy, right?

 

Posted in Food, Gluten Free4 Comments

March 19th, 2012 | spring fever: march so far

My oh my, it has been a while since I have done a real update! The weather here has been absolutely amaazing lately and it’s kind of given me a bit of spring fever & I’ve kinda been taking on more than I can chew.

Some highlights from my busy month so far includes going to Toronto for Fashion Week (I’ll post more on that later) and finally getting to go to Nadege – a pastry shop on Queen West in Toronto.

Also if you follow me on twitter you know that I have been in the market for a new sewing machine… well I finally bought one. Say hello to my new baby & some photos from March so far.

The ever so sweet Melanie (Who I had the pleasure of working with for a short time before she moved to Alberta) sent me a little surprise package to thank me for helping her with her blog design. I got spoiled. And I have to say I’m in love with this book! I encourage all of you ladies to check it out. Don’t forget to check out Mel too!

How has March been for all of you so far?!

Posted in A Day In The Life, Books, Photography12 Comments

March 18th, 2012 | guest post: fabric beads diy

Hi, Katie here! You can find more about me by visiting my blog, Punk Projects, where I post craft tutorials, photography, inspiration, etc! I’d love to have you guys stop by!

For today’s post, I thought I would share a tutorial for these fun fabric beads I have been making. They are perfect for those tiny fabric scraps that you have but don’t want to throw away

Supplies: Fabric Scraps, Mod Podge, Paint Brush, Toothpick or Small crochet hook.

1. Cut your fabric strap into a 1″x3″ strips and place face down onto your work space. Take your toothpick (or I used a crochet hook. You just need something long and thin.) and place at the edge of your fabric

2. Start rolling your fabric on your toothpick/hook.

3. Keep rolling it until you get to the end, now you should add a little bit of mod podge to the end of your fabric strip, and then finish rolling it up

4. Apply mod podge around the rest of the fabric bead, but be careful not to fill in the holes. Let the mod podge dry, and voila! Now just make a whole bunch more. :). These are a great use for your fabric scraps. I used them to create a couple of long summer-y necklaces, but feel free to use them on whatever you want

Posted in DIYs, Guest Blog3 Comments