Simple Focaccia Bread

Friday, April 16, 2021

Everyone was making bread during the early stages of the pandemic, and i stack with it, Focaccia is one of my FAVOURITES. Easy, homemade and the best Focaccia with garlic, rosemary and tomatoes is my go to but your toppings can change. This focaccia bread recipe is soft, fluffy and great as an appetizer. 
What you need:
5-6 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon instant yeast 
1 teaspoon sea salt flakes
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons chopped rosemary
5-6 tomatoes cut in half
Green onions
How to make it:
Drizzle about 2 tablespoons olive oil into a 9" x 13" pan.
Combine water, olive oil, salt, flour and yeast ingredients, and beat at high speed with an electric mixer for 60 seconds.
Scoop the sticky batter into the prepared pan, cover the pan, and let it rise at room temperature for 60 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
Gently poke the dough all over with your index finger.
Drizzle it lightly with olive oil, and sprinkle with the salt, minced garlic, rosemary and tomatoes.
Bake the bread until it's golden brown, 30 minutes. 
Remove it from the oven, wait 5 minutes, then turn it out of the pan onto a rack and cut into pieces. Serve warm or at room temperature.

 

Hanging Flowers

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Adding a little Spring to my home. This hanging flower piece is super easy to make and costs close to nothing.
What you need:
A stick
Rope or string of choice. I used white and black string
Flowers
How to make it:
Tie each individual string to a piece of lower and than tie to the stick.
Using about 1 to 1.5 meters string, twist the balk and white rope together and tie to 1-1.5cm from end of the stick.
Hand on the wall.

OOTD - Staple Denim

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

The pandemic has created a more casual and relaxed vibe all around. I love layering and combing casual pieces with other statement pieces to create a relaxed but chic look. For example, denim in Los Angeles is a basic staple in my closet, so much more than when I am in New York.
These Levi’s jeans are perfect for a typical day – comfortable so I can sit in them. Go to combo a cure blouse and a cute jacket and ready for day full of calls, meetings and lunch.





pants: Levi's
purse: Amari 
shirt: Old Navy
shoes: DSW
coat: H&M

Five TV Shows Worth Watching

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

A Very English Scandal
"Jeremy Thorpe, a politician, tries to get his former lover, Norman, murdered for fear he may end his political career. However, Thorpe faces trial when Norman gets out alive and reports the crime."

Dash and Lilly
" A whirlwind Christmas romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations around New York City."

"The story of Elizabeth Carmichael, who released a fuel-efficient vehicle during the 1970s gas crisis; as she wins over major car makers and investors, a web of mystery unfolds regarding the car's technology and Carmichael's surprising past."

Tell Me Your Secrets
"Three characters, each with their own troubling backstory, are pushed to the edge as the truth about their pasts and motives becomes murkier."

Goliath
" Billy McBride, a disgraced lawyer, agrees to take on a wrongful death lawsuit in hopes of getting revenge on the firm he helped create."

OOTD - Button-Down Dress

Monday, April 12, 2021

Can one have too many black dresses... asking for a friend. I have a version of this dress in two to five dresses. This button-down dress is just as comfy as pajamas but infinitely more stylish. I paired the dress with leggings and boots as the weather is still so unpredictable. 



dress: Marshalls
tights: H&M
boots: Aldo
purse: LV

 

The Empties Diaries + #SephoraSale

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Its almost Sephora Sale time and let me tell you this could not come at a better time. These are products I could not stop buying over the last year. As someone who isn’t a make up pro (by any means) and trying to stick to a budget, with ridiculously finicky, problematic skin – dehydrated, acne prone, signs of aging as I progress through my thirties finding products, I love enough to keep buying them, over and over. 

Here are my favorites, they are all either fully empty or I almost empty as I use them ALL the time.



 

For the Sephora sale you can use the following discount codes: 
Rouge: 
 Get 20% off from 4/9 – 4/19 with code OMGSPRING 
VIBs:
 Get 15% off from 4/13 – 4/19 with code OMGSPRING 
Insiders: 
 Get 10% off from 4/15 – 4/19 with code OMGSPRING

This might be my favorite product, possibly ever. Edmonton is fairly dry and this keeps my lift perfectly moisturized all year long.

I have noticed over the past year that my hair has become more and more frizzy and dry, so this has been an absolute savior for me. My hair feel healthier and fuller.

There two were not available but any version of these are MAGIC! 

What are you getting this Sephora Sale?

Simple and Easy Yogurt Parfait

Friday, April 9, 2021

These homemade yogurt parfaits are super simple to make, and healthy. Perfect for an easy grab-n-go breakfast, quick snack or after dinner treat. I make these if I have guests staying over or if know I m gonna be busy. The yogurt parfaits will keep in the refrigerator for several days, but if you add granola it will not. Adding granola just before eating it is the best way to go.
What you need:
1 container of whole milk plain yogurt, or Greek if you prefer it
3 Tbs. honey
1 lb. of fresh or frozen berries
1 1/2 – 2 cups of granola

How to make it:
Add honey to the container of yogurt. Stir well.
In a mason jar or a cup with a lid, layer yogurt and berries. Top with granola.

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