OOTD - Fifty Shades of Beige

Monday, October 19, 2020

Sweaters are fall basics and can easily be dressed up or down. A sweater is a must have in any woman’s closet, especially during the fall and winter time when the temperatures start to drop and the air gets chilly. This sweater caught my eye so I had to get it; It is so comfortable and cozy. I paired it with my favorite pair of jeans and these awesome booties I picked up at the Hudson’s Bay. Both the sweater and the boots were on sale; at 40% off how can one go wrong... right? 

Sweater: William Rast (40% off at Hudsons Bay)
Jeans: William Rast (40% off at Hudsons Bay)
Shoes: Style and co. (50% at Hudson's Bay)
Purse: Kate Spade

The Best Spinach Artichoke Dip

Friday, October 16, 2020

This dip is deliciously rich and creamy, and a hit at every gathering.
What you will need:
1 cup. cream cheese, well softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
Pepper, to taste
1 3/4 cups quartered artichoke hearts, can liquid drained, squeeze artichokes to drain excess liquid, chopped
3/4 cups frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to drain excess liquid
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a small (1 quart) baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a mixing bowl stir together cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, parmesan, mozzarella and pepper.
Stir in artichokes and spinach
Spread mixture evenly into prepared baking dish. Bake in preheated oven until heated through and melty, about 20 minutes.
Serve warm with tortilla chips, crackers or toasted baguette slices


OOTD - Fringe Way

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Fringe was big last fall and seem like its making a comeback this fall too.  Suede is another big thing this fall too so when I found a skirt that has both fringe and suede I had to get it. I paired it with simple black top and a blanket scarf.

Shirt: H&M
Skirt: Marshalls
Boots: Hudsons' bay

OOTD - Basic Pieces You Need to Transition into Fall

Monday, October 12, 2020

I love finding essentials for Fall like light sweaters, pants and blouses. Things like that always come in handy, especially in Edmonton where the weather is so bi-polar and it starts to get cooler in the afternoons and nights but its super warm during the day. My basic Fall items are a suede skirt, long cardigans and simple blouses that you can easily mix and match with things already in your closet.

sweater: Nordstrom
boots: Aldo
skirt: Nordstrom Rack
shirt: Nordstrom Rack

What are you Thankful for? + #giveaway

Sunday, October 11, 2020

I think we can all agree, 2020 has been a mess and for many of us had a very hard year. Over the past few months I have worked on gathering a few of my favourite things so I can giveback to you, where I can... because at a time like this who doesn't need a little something to hopefully improve your day. Like with most giveaways the only ask is to follow me, and the brand if applicable, and record it via rafflecopter below.

The reason I wanted to kick this series off today was because its Thanksgiving, and I am thankful for many things, my family, our health, my friends, having a job in a pandemic, a roof over my head, in mids of a year of hardship, pain and sorrow; I am thankful for all of you reading this; I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to have a platform and items to do things like this; I am thankful for the opportunity to hopefully improve someone's day even by 2%.
First up, a fitbit! you guys know I never take mine off except to charge it.
This one is swim proof, it measures your heart rate 24/7, it tracks your  sleep and you can receive text messages and call notifications. 

Good luck!! Keep checking back weekly for new things.

Thanksgiving appetizers

Friday, October 9, 2020

At my house, my mom is responsible for cooking the bird (and generally like four other things with it) and we are not allowed to help because we will mess it up… so we have been tasked with making appetizers and desserts for years. My siblings and I split who is making what and over years, I have rounded few things that have been a huge hit at Thanksgiving. First up, appetizers! Some of these can be filling so its all about portion control (and starting early)

Bruschetta: this recipe is something I make evening before or few hours before serving it because longer the bruschetta mix sits, better it tastes.

Thanksgiving Turkey Cheese Bits: It took me forever to find where I got this recipe ( I wrote it down on a sticky note haha) from but its delicious and always a huge hit.

Spicy Chicken Dip: I originally made this dip for Basketball playoff season but it can easily be adopted to any holiday gathering…serve it with fancier crackers and ta da!

Stuffed Mushrooms: These mushrooms are always a hit and are easy to make. Best part you can make them ahead of time and just throw them in the oven.

Beet root dip: I was skeptical when I first made this but OH MY GOD, I make it all the time now. Super easy (gluten free on its own), you can serve it with cucumbers or carrots or crackers.

What ate you making this thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Desserts

We all know that I love baking, and holiday baking is my favorite. Last week I shared my go to appetizes for Thanksgiving, so todays round up desserts.

Banana bread cookies: I don’t know about you but I made a fare share of banana bread in quarantine so I moved onto muffins, cookies and that’s how we ended up here. I made them with cream cheese and walnuts but today I added orange food coloring to make them more Thanksgiving.

Shampita: this merengue is always a hit.

Flourless chocolate Cake: Something a little different but absolutely delicious.

Pie on a stick: pie is always a good idea, its even better when on a stick.

PumpkinPie: because is it really Thanking without pumpkin pie.

What are you making this Thanksgiving?