Monday, December 23, 2013

Sweets and Treats on Breakfast TV

As promised, here's the link to the segment I did on Breakfast Television Winnipeg this morning, showing how to do the above creations as last-minute wrapping ideas and here is the link for my White Chocolate Candy Cane Oreos!

Make sure to check out the rest of my 12 days of Christmas from 2012 here! Merry Christmas everyone!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Chocolate M&M Pretzels

Remember last year when I shared all those holiday tutorials? Well here's another one!  These chocolate M&M pretzel treats are super easy, great for any holiday party and quite tasty!

Here's what you need:

-Bag of pretzels
-2 bags of Hershey Kisses (you could do hugs too)
-Christmas M&Ms

Here's what you do:
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Celsius.  While it's heating up, place pretzels neatly onto a cookie sheet with a silpat mat or wax/parchment paper

2. Place kisses on top of pretzels

3. Place prepared pretzels into the oven for 4-5 minutes, until the chocolate is shiny, but not melted

4. Take the treats out of the oven, and put an M&M on top of the kiss and push down.

Super simple, a nice sweet and salty treat to add to your holiday menu!

Breakfast TV!!!

So..super exciting, I had the amazing opportunity to be on Breakfast Television on Wednesday and it was so much fun!!!  Here's a little snap I took of the set!

I taped 2 segments, one was gift wrap ideas including the ones shows below (tutorial on the show!)

The second was my white chocolate candy cane oreos which you can view here!

I'll make sure to share links to the show once they're up!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


 November was a whirlwind!  I set up shop at a local Christmas Craft Sale, selling infinity scarves, Heidi Hoods, statement necklaces and more!

For my birthday my husband treated me to a Candy Cane blizzard ( I LOVE anything candy cane at Christmastime!)

We went to the antique store for waffles..mmmm

On my actual birthday we went to Peasant Cookery for

Went for drinks with my bestest friends!

Showed off my new birthday sweater from Out of the Blue in Osborne Village

Husband made a ridiculously amazing carrot soup recipe from Jamie Oliver-delicious!

I learned to sew in sleeves!

It snowed!

We set up and decorated our Christmas tree

Including my favorite cupcake ornament from my amazing sister-in-law

And generally had a jolly good time!
(Check out the tutorial for those Fancy Trees here and the Advent Calendar here)

Tune in tomorrow for some exciting news!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013


This October I had the wonderful opportunity to be in a woodland photoshoot, shot by my sister-in-law Krysten, alongside my sister, Holly!  Here's a photo mid-hair and makeup.

Here's a selfie during the shoot

Here's a gorgeous photo of the beautiful autumn landscape we shot in

I love how the photos turned out!  Click here for part 1 and here for part 2

My husband celebrated a birthday by cooking us a steak and potatoes meal!! It was delicious, and not even my birthday!

I showed some of my designs at a charity fashion show for Katie Cares

My models were such good sports!

Spent some quality time in the leaves with husband :)

Carved some awesome pumpkins!

Wow, October was fun!! Stay tuned for November!

Sunday, December 15, 2013


Hi everyone!  It's been a while, so I thought I'd catch you up on what's been going on!  One post for each month starting with September.  

In September I started SCHOOL!  I'm taking an Apparel Design program in the city, so once a week I drive out for an evening class.  Here's what I wore to my first day of school!

Husband and I went on a coffee and game date (have you ever brought games to play on coffee dates? It's super fun!)

We bought the Fall Collection from David's Tea (Pumpkin Chai is my FAVORITE)

I bought some pretty loafers to romp about in Fall

Look out for October coming soon!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Etsy Update!

I am happy to say there are FINALLY new items in my Etsy shop!  Click here to check out these items and more!

I've been incredibly busy with a new job, getting ready for a fashion show as well as craft shows and that is why I've been MIA lately.  I'm very excited to share these new items and hopefully more soon!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Fall is here

What I love most about Fall is the crispness in the air, the gorgeous colors and the crunch of leaves!
My sister and I modeled in a gorgeous Fall photoshoot done by my sister-in-law (hers is this last photo) a few weeks ago, and I love how they turned out!

The top 2 photos are from my Instagram, just capturing some Autumn beauty and I cannot get over the woodland crown that was made by our local flower shop, Bloom!

To see more from this gorgeous shoot, click here!  Happy Autumn everyone!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

WEST Handmade & Vintage Sale

Need something to do this weekend?  Come on down to the WEST Handmade & Vintage Sale at the R.A. Steen Community Centre THIS SATURDAY!!!  There will be tons of vendors, food to purchase, prizes to win, and a cool contest to enter!

I'll be there with Heidi Hoods, infinity scarves, color block tanks, clutch purses and more!  Don't miss a great start to holiday shopping!  See you Saturday!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lately via Instagram

You guys....I have been so busy lately, it is INSANE!  Here's a peek

Left to right...
-Another day of class!!! I always dress up because, like, I'm a fashion design student now, so I have to look awesome for pattern drafting, obviously.
-I made these Chai Sugar Cookies for book club this week (you're welcome)
-I made this Strawberry Galette for supper club last week (you're welcome again)
-My beautiful friend got married last weekend
-I attained some loafers!
-Yet another class--apparently this is my 'in class selfie face'

Hope you're all doing wonderful!  

Monday, September 23, 2013

Etsy Love: RALstyleSHOP

I was looking for sweaters on Etsy when I stumbled across RALstyleSHOP and I want EVERYTHING!  Such beautiful jackets and sweaters, how could I not be drooling over these pieces for fall? Won't you drool with me?

See more at RALstyleSHOP

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Etsy Update!

I FINALLY got around to listing some new stuff in the shop, here's a few new items:

Check out these items and more here

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Local Love: Macarons by Holly

Hello!  Today I am THRILLED to share about a new local love: Macarons by Holly

Some of you might be familiar with Holly who used to write the fabulous Create Loves blog.  I found out in summer that Holly was going to be selling macarons at our local Farmer's Market, and I was so excited!

My husband and I received macarons as a wedding present; That was the first time I'd ever had them and I am HOOKED!

So far my favorites from Macarons by Holly are: Lemon, S'mores, Lime Basil, and...oh who am I kidding, I love them all!

If you are in the Morden area, make sure you check out these fabulous treats on Thursdays from 4pm-7pm at the Farmer's Market, I promise you, you won't be disappointed :)