I have been putting together something rather fun… a collection of some favourite pieces for Shopstyle.ca. It was so exciting to hear that my “Shop my style” curation is now up and live, you can check it out here.
To celebrate, this weeks what/where post is a double edition and the outfits are made up from my shopstyle collection… the perfect wardrobe for a winter lodge getaway.
Firstly, sorry about how messy this is and how terrible the photo is… I almost didn’t share, but then thought I would anyway. We can’t always have good hair days, right?
This one was pretty fun to do, its just one long twist thats flipped back and forth on its self whilst you add hair from either side (kind of like a french braid).
So excited that its December but also, holy crap how is it December already!?!
So off to pick out a christmas tree, which ended up being trickier than we though. Because of course it had to be the most perfect magical tree ever.
The farm is adorable, with a crackling fire you can sit around, christmas music playing, lights twinkling and candy canes for everyone. And my favourite part… no tacky plastic decorations or blow up snowmen.
After lots of “No, thats not going to fit” we chose our lovely medium sized tree… I think he is just a little larger than last years. After tying him to the roof and warming our fingers and toes around the fire we headed home. Thats when the best part happened… it started to snow. Ok so only for like 5 minutes but I still think it was pretty awesome.
I told you I was on a bit of a roll with scrambled eggs. Well this week we had another version. This time I added different coloured peppers and had some maple pork links on the side, rather tasty if I might say so myself.
With the cold weather here its time for mulled wine. This recipe was citrusy and not too sweet, its from The Essential Christmas cookbook. This book belongs to what is probably my favourite of all cookbook series. I got my first one when I was about 12, it was full of the most delicious desserts. Since then its pretty much been an obsession tracking down each book, I’m pretty sure there are only a couple I am missing.
Asian cooking is usually a weekly occurrence since the closest (and cheapest) supermarket is an asian one. But since its been cold we have had far more “comfort” meals than anything else. But as I was doing the shopping I decided on a whim to grab some squid balls… part because they were on sale and part because I had never bought squid balls before. Then I found this recipe from Ang Sarap to use them in. They were WAY tastier than I imagined and I think I’ll probably buy them again… or maybe just make my own next time :P
Let the Christmas eating begin! (yeah I should probably double the amount of time I spend working out too). I already Mentioned The Essential Christmas Cookbook but get used to hearing the name because its my bible for the rest of the month. All three of these recipes are from that lovely book.
I’v been very naughty, I bought not one, but THREE pairs of shoes! I deserve a spank on the wrist for that. But I have a great argument as to why I NEED each pair. I mean come on its not like I went out and bought 3 pairs of party shoes with no where to wear them to. And just for a bit of background I have been making it through the colder months with only a pair a black flats and a pair of riding boots, so I am pretty sure sure I don’t need to go attend shoe hoarders anonymous lol. Not to mention they were all a steal.
Did anyone else pick up some black friday bargains?
It was such a lovely surprise to find a parcel in the letterbox all the way from Norway! Inside was a copy of BoligDrom magazine, but not just any copy… a copy that features one of my christmas DIYs (this one here). How exciting is that?! So a big hello to any Norwegian readers.
Since its cold and grey outside its perfect weather to be cozied up and flicking through a magazine,even if I can only work out the odd word here and there :P
This hairstyle is best done on second day hair so that it isn’t too slippery. It can also be done on much much shorter hair, just substitute the braid for a headband.
1. Grab a small section of hair just behind the ear. You want to make sure you have the longest section of hair (if you have layers) so that you get an even braid.
2. Braid to the end and secure with a small elastic. Alternatively you have substitute one of those already braided hair headbands.
3. Secure the braid with hair pins behind your ear on the other side.
4. Take the hair in front of the braid and section it into 2 parts. Twist these two parts together and then add some more hair and twist again.
5. While you hold the twisted hair securely with one hand, use your other hand to loosen the hair around your face.
6. Continue twisting the hair back and all the way to the end. You want to make this twist as tight as your can. You can use as many hair pins as you need to make sure it is secure.
7. Let the twist fold back on itself and then pin securely in place.
8. Repeat on the other side.
9. Pull to losen the hair around your face until it is styled in a way the works for you. (this is the closest I have come to having a centre part since I was like 8!)
10. If you have longer hair you will probably want to double your twists up and pin in place. And your done.
Since I tend to try out quite a few recipes from around the web and books, I thought it might to be fun to share whats been cooking at my place over the week.
I have been working my way through the Williams Sanoma Breakfast Comforts book at quite a rapid rate and enjoying it. The scones are the only thing I haven’t liked… if your going to bake scones go with an English recipe ;) The tomato tart however was a great success and the recipe for the puff pastry turned out great. It was also from the Breakfast Comforts books.
Here is the thing, I never really liked scrambled eggs and I don’t think I have ever made them. That was until this last month where they have been a regular breakfast. All they needed was a little jazzing up and making sure not to overcook them, no one likes dry tasteless eggs. The tomato, basil and mozzarella scramble was quite a treat although probably more suited to being made in summer than winter. The recipe was from the Breakfast Comforts book.
You might remember my Autumn Baguettes from a few posts ago, they are soooooo good.
Want a little snack thats tasty, sweet, vegan and good for you? These Date and nut globes by Nutrition Stripped are awesome. For some reason I only made a half batch, they were gone by the end of the next day! I’ll be making more for sure.
The treat of the week was this Chocolate Turtle Pumpkin Torte by Sprinkle Bakes. NEVER has a cake vanished so fast! Honestly its to die for this cake.
Do you have any recipes that are a must try? I have been thinking about homemade condiments a lot lately.
Eeeeeeek! Pretty excited that the snow season is here again! Whistler opened last weekend and I’m excited to head up there this week. So in celebration I put together this fun little getup.
I LOVE love love GNU boards. I ride the b’pro from last season and I also have the white version of those POW mitts which keep my fingers amazingly toasty!
Does anyone else love the snow as much as I do? Have a favourite resort?