We're having friends over for dinner tonight and this is always a perfect opportunity to bake! The thing is, this week has been ridiculously long and busy at work, and I went to the pub with colleagues yesterday evening and then rushed home to do the grocery shopping and chat to my parents before bed. … Continue reading Brownie Cake
As promised in my last post, I'm going to show you how I've decorated the flat for the autumn season. Some of these pieces I made last year, while others are new editions. But first, last weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving! I made an entire roast dinner and many many pumpkin pies. My work colleagues were … Continue reading Thanksgiving and Autumn Home Decor
I've been in full-blown autumn mode the past few weeks, and I've had my mind set on three things: making a fall floral arrangement, getting autumn household decorations, and drinking fall-flavoured coffee. Now, you might be thinking, but where can you go to get all those things at once? The answer is Home Sense! (P.S. … Continue reading Home Sense Autumn Haul!
Now that we're officially into autumn and I'm obsessing over berry toned lipstick, knitwear, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING, I wanted to post on what I got up to this summer! My bigger adventures, including our visit to Vancouver, and our mini-break in Bournemouth, were covered in separate posts, but we get up to something most … Continue reading Summer Outings Round-Up
As I mentioned in my previous post, Lucy's birthday was last weekend and we had a party! It was very nice (and tiring); we always enjoy having people over. Every time Lucy's family visits we say "oh, just bring something small", and every time they out-do themselves. I'm sure we had enough food to comfortably … Continue reading Lemon Buttermilk Birthday Cake
Lucy's birthday was this week, and I'm currently preparing for her party tomorrow. Everything's a bit hectic today because I'm trying to do loads of cleaning and baking in advance in order to have time to tidy the house and prep food tomorrow morning. Stay tuned next week for a unicorn-themed lemon birthday cake masterpiece! … Continue reading Emmental and Rosemary Scones
I've been seeing blender muffin recipes pop up on my Pinterest feed the past few weeks, and I really wanted to give one a go! The recipe I picked is relatively healthy because the muffins are made with oats and Greek yogurt (no flour or added fats). Muffins always remind me of Steve Carrell's line … Continue reading Banana Blender Muffins
Lucy and I spent the UK August bank holiday visiting Bournemouth, and we both completely fell in love with it! Bournemouth is a seaside town on the south coast of England popular with families and old age pensioners. It's the standing joke in the UK that Bournemouth is the holiday destination for old people, but, … Continue reading Mini-break to Bournemouth!
This is one of those posts that might only be relevant to readers who are into skincare and beauty, but, nonetheless, product reviews are always fun to read. There's nothing quite like a good googling session on a product before deciding whether or not to make a purchase. Moreover, I like to do my research … Continue reading Review: HailiCare Facial Cleansing Brush (Dupe for Foreo Luna)
Last weekend I tried a different variation of the "no-knead" bread I make in my Le Crueset pot. Previously I made a Mediterranean-style cheese bread with sundried tomatoes and olives; this time I went for something sweet for breakfast. If you like cinnamon buns, fruit loaf, or cinnamon bagels, you'll love this bread! It has … Continue reading Cinnamon Raisin Dutch Oven Bread