Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25 ways to wear a scarf - brilliant!

yesterday a friend of mine shared this youtube video on facebook and i thought it was so brilliant, i wanted you to all take a look!

very cool....



courtesy of wendy's lookbook



Monday, November 21, 2011

chewy molasses-spice cookies...yes please!

i stumbled across this recipe on the front page of msn a month or so back.  it's from 
delish, who featured it from martha stewart

i thought it sounded delicious and very fall/winter like, so i tried it out.  i have to say it didn't disappoint.  i love when a recipe is actually as good as it sounds and as the picture looks!

felt, i better share!


CHEWY MOLASSES-SPICE COOKIE RECIPE


  • preheat oven to 350'
  • in a med bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp bkg soda, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 tsp salt
  • with an electric mixer, beat 3/4 cup butter and 1 cup sugar until combined
  • beat in 1 egg and then 1/4 cup molasses
  • reduce speed to low, gradually mix in dry ingredients, just until a dough forms
  • roll dough into balls, approx 1 tablespoon.  roll balls in shallow dish containing approx 1/4 cup sugar.  coat evenly
  • arrange balls on baking sheets.  bake one sheet at a time.  bake 10 - 12 mins.  



you can bake two sheets at a time but they will not 'crack' uniformly


sooooo good, crispy on the edges and soft and chewy on the inside.....do NOT overbake


enjoy!



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

beach house feature

i've decided to create a new kind of posting titled "beach house feature".....b/c occasionally i come across a gorgeous beach home and i just have to share it with you all!

so check out the lovely interiors of this gorgeous home....
















all images courtesy of "great interior design"

stunning, right?!

we can all dream, sigh...



Tuesday, November 08, 2011

a lil of this, a lil of that...

so sorry, i've been missing in action here the last week and a half!  life gets busy sometimes and unfortunately blogging can take the backseat.....

but, i wanted to remind you all of the giveaway i have going on still, by 

my lovely sponsor is:


so, what have i been up to you ask?  not an exciting answer....just work, kids, etc!
our wedding season for shooting has come to an end now, so i'm just trying to finish up editing as quickly as i can, so i can devote myself to all the 'stuff' i put on the back burner for the summer/fall.

i want to paint my bathroom, and my entrance! 

something along these lines, for my bathroom...
benjamin moore - constellation - AF-40

check out this lovely zebra rug from west elm!


i decided i really needed a big area rug in my living room and this was going to be it!  of course we only have one west elm in canada.  and it's not calgary.  of course they won't ship rugs from their online store.  so i call the store directly.  of course, they don't have the largest size i want.  they do have a slightly smaller one, which would work too.  but of course, they're out of stock.  so now i'm on a waiting list for about a month! :(
but so pretty, it'll be worth the wait, i think!


 i also need/want to get out of my boring cooking routine!  my sister in law has this book, (i think) and she's always making something amazing looking....so i might copy her!


as well, it's now chilly in our part of the world :(
we have a little dusting of the white stuff in a few spots still!


i like this pic above, but don't worry, we're not looking quite like that YET!

however, the weather is a little more bearable when you've booked your winter vacation!
this year, we're headed to hawaii, with some friends!  we're trying out the big island, b/c we've never been there before!  



i can't wait!  however, i'm going with a lot of very skinny friends!  so i've been working by butt off for the last 3 weeks!  unfortunately, not really feeling/seeing any differences yet!  honestly, it's blood, sweat and tears for every ounce i lose!


oh well, i'll just keep at it....sigh!
can you sense my frustration?! 

and last but not least, yesterday, i decided to go through my closet and make a little room, by doing some decluttering.  i decided to follow the rule, "if you haven't woren something in the last year, then toss it or donate it"
seriously felt so good.....so much more room and 3 bags to donate....phew!
that whole thing about how most of us wear 20% of our clothes, 80% of the time is super accurate with me, so why hold on to old stuff, right? 
not to mention, you then actually can see and remember all that you have and "wear" more of your clothes, b/c they're accessible!
i recommend it!


ok friends, like i said....no fabulous 'home' post, just some ramblings....