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May 23rd, 2013 | what I wore: polka dot days

Dress: Target | Bracelete: Forever 21 | Sunnies: (in other post) Forever 21 | Purse: Target (yellow S/O) | Nails painted by the lovely Amy!

I normally don’t post twice in one day, but I felt it was just a bit too image heavy to cram everything into one post! These photos are totally reminding me I’m well due for a colour appointment for my hair haha! Never the less, here is what I wore on our sunny victoria day backyard party! I just love this dress. (Who doesn’t love polka dots, am I right?!) I ended up buying it in another pattern too.

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May 23rd, 2013 | A Sunny Victoria Day

I just la-love these girls! Amy, Diana and I decided to have a little backyard party with the three of us on Victoria day. It was loads of fun!  I made pasta salad, iced green tea lemonade and we also had nachos, potato salad, cherries, veggies & hummus and amy baked cookies! We had wine too, of course ;).

It was a perfect day! Except for the part where the ice cream man didn’t stop & wait for us and we spent a solid 30 minutes trying to hunt him down. Eventually we gave up and went to Menchie’s instead. Amy pained our nails like the crazy talented nail-lady she is. Diana had flowers and cats done, and I went with daisies and polka dots :).

Diana is wearing a dress from the Jason Wu for Target collection, and the hat is from H&M. I’m pretty sure Amy’s in Forever 21 shorts and that the rest  is H&M too. For my outfit, you can see the details here.

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May 17th, 2013 | Strawberry Ice Cream

My ice cream maker is god. I swear. Strawberry ice cream has always been one of my favourite flavours.. but I have a problem with the store bought kind (aside from the lactose). You see, I hate fruit chunks in store bought things. The berries in yogurt and ice cream are always gooey and soggy and stringy… gross!! It just really bothers me. For the longest time I wanted to chalk it up to frozen fruit that they’re using… but when I make smoothies and homemade ice cream using that, mine are okay. The chunks stay solid. So needless to say the strawberry ice cream that is in grocery stores I hate. It’s a real pain to find a nice ice creamery every time you want some strawberry ice cream if you’re a weirdo and hate chunks like me!

So I made up this lovely recipe! And since summer is around the corner and it’s starting to get really warm, I thought now would be a good time to share it with you guys. So here it is,  strawberries & cream ice cream, with crushed walnuts!

 

Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients

• 3 cups (lactose free) milk

• 1 cup + 2 tbsp (lactose free) cream

• 1 cup sugar

• 2 heaping tbsp plain greek yogurt

• 3/4 cup strawberry puree

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 1 tbsp honey

Method

1. Combine the milk, cream and sugar together in a large pitcher and mix together. Add the yogurt next while continuing to stir, make sure the yogurt gets mixed in as thoroughly as possible. Set aside and create your strawberry puree in a blender. (I like to throw in a little more than a cup of strawberries – frozen or fresh, with a splash of water and blend for about a minute.) Add in the purre, vanilla, sugar and honey and mix again.

2.  Following your ice cream maker manual’s directions, pour the mixture into the machine. While the machine is doing it’s thing, cut up some strawberries in to small bite sized chunks – I used already frozen ones for this because I ran out of fresh ones. Add them to the ice cream about 5 minutes before its done. My machine takes about 25-30 minutes, so I add them around the 20-25 minute mark. At this point you can also add the crushed walnuts, or you can set them aside and just garnish your ice cream with them when you’re ready to enjoy some!

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, here’s a good website with a few different options of how to make ice cream without one.

Also just to let you guys know I decided to go ahead and make a facebook page for the blog! I’d love it if you’d like it (that sounds really weird to me) you can do so here.

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May 15th, 2013 | to the mom who taught me everything

I’m a little late on this one… I had a really bad stomach flu for the past 3 days and this is the first day I’m able to sit up and keep food down. I know mother’s day has come and gone, but I still wanted to say something anyways.

First of all, Happy Mothers Day to all the blogging mama’s out there! Secondly, Happy Mother’s Day to my own wonderful mom!

Without her, I wouldn’t know how to make a website. She helped me learn the basics and also how to create animated gifs at the tender age of 9. (They were awful. If you want a blast from the past you can check out the website & some gifs my sister and I made here) She taught me that make-up goes on your face, not your sister’s porcelain dolls. (Sorry Lauren.) And most importantly she’s taught me how to be a good person and helped me become the lady that I am today. 

Thanks Mom.

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May 9th, 2013 | A Surprise tea party

Diana and I decided to throw a little surprise tea party for Beth’s birthday! It was super yummy, super fun, and some how we managed to keep it a secret from the girl and she was completely surprised. We consumed Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA (Beth’s favourite), sangria and had quite the spread. It was a wonderful afternoon and thankfully the rain decided to hold off for us.

 

Menu

♥Cucumber & cream cheese tea sandwiches
♥Scones with lemon curd
♥Peite toast crackers with summer sausage, mozzarella and sprouts
♥Strawberries & blackberries
♥White tropical sangria
♥Salted caramel tea
♥Vanilla ombre cake, garnished with blackberries and mint leaves

 

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