Sunday, 10 September 2017

Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Treats

Hello friends! What better way to celebrate fall than by making delicious fall-themed treats? These pumpkin spice marshmallow treats were so easy to make, and I find the addition of the candy corn makes them so adorable. I followed the classic marshmallow treat recipe and simply threw in some pumpkin spice and food coloring. The pumpkin flavor is just right, not too overwhelming. These treats would also be great for a Halloween party.

To make these yummy treats, you will need:
-1/4 cup margarine
-5 cups of crispy rice cereal
-4 cups of marshmallows
-1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
-red and yellow food coloring

For the glaze topping:
-a handful of candy corn
-icing sugar
-red and yellow food coloring
-2 tbps of almond milk

To make the treats, melt the marshmallows in the microwave for about 3 minutes, checking them after each minute (depending how hot your microwave is). Working quickly, mix in the pumpkin spice and food coloring (I used 3 drops of red and 12 drops of yellow). Add in the cereal and stir to coat it evenly. Place the mixture into a greased 9 X 13 dish and flatten it with a spatula.

To make the glaze, mix the icing sugar with the milk and add in 2 drops of red food coloring and 8 drops of yellow food coloring. Drizzle the glaze over the treats and while it is still sticky, place the candy corn on top. Once the treats are completely cool, cut them into squares.

Let me know if you try these! Stay tuned for another yummy fall recipe coming up on my blog in the next few weeks. Thanks for stopping by! xo

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Welcome Fall!! DIY Home Decor

Hello gorgeous people! I know, I know, it's not technically fall yet... but the weather has already been getting cooler and the pumpkin spice latte is back at Starbucks, so I couldn't wait any longer to bring out my fall decorations! I bought a bunch of goodies from the Dollartree, Dollarama, and Michael's. I stuck with fall themed items only for now. I will wait until after Thanksgiving (October 9 for us Canadians) to bring out my Halloween decor.

 It cost me under 10 bucks to make this wreath, and it was a really fun project!
Everything is from Dollartree and Dollarama, except the ribbon which is from Michael's.
Here is my entrance table. The "Welcome Friends" sign is from Michael's. The small pumpkin is from Dollartree. I've had the large pumpkin forever and I don't remember where I bought it.
 Maybe Walmart? 
My bouquet is a mix from both dollarstores and Michael's. 
 I used the same ribbon from Michael's to decorate the mason jar (a recycled salsa jar!).
This simple garland is from Dollarama.
Stella approves!!

Have you started decorating too or are you still clinging to the last bits of summer? Thanks for reading! xo

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Dreaming of Fall: Shimmery Brown Eyes

Hello lovelies! There are officially 25 days separating us from the beginning of fall and I am beyond excited! There are many ideas for recipes, cozy fall outfits, and cute decorations buzzing in my head. I've been in a bit of a makeup rut lately, so this weekend I decided to play around with my Estée Lauder #temptingnudes palette which I hadn't touched in a while. I also had fun playing with some lippies (which I rarely wear, but totally should!). I hope you enjoy my simple shimmery brown look. I'm hoping to create more looks this fall and get out of my boring mascara-only rut!

I used the colors "Khakis", "Sepia Sand", "Hot Cinnamon", "Cobblestones" and "Lavish Mink" on my eyes. I'm not sure if these colors are available anymore since Estée Lauder is revamping their eyeshadow line. For my lips, I used my Yves Rocher lip pencil in "Nude Rose" and the Estée Lauder pure color lipgloss in "Praline Paradise" (which is also discontinued I believe, but they have a similar color).

Are you getting excited for fall? Thanks for stopping by! xo

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Visiting My Bae's Hometown

Hi friends! I just got home yesterday from a short trip to meet Simon's extended family in Saguenay, Quebec. We stopped in Quebec city along the way to visit one of his uncles who lives there. We were blessed with gorgeous weather for the entire trip. I had so much fun sight-seeing and meeting everyone! .

Simon's uncle took us to see the beautiful views at the Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.
 All smiles at le Parc Mars.
 We climbed the trail at the Sentier Eucher, and it was a struggle for me! The view 
was worth it though.
 La Baie is so peaceful in the evening!
 La Pyramide des Ha! Ha!
 We went for a nice walk in the trails of Centre Plein Air Bec-Scie.
 We saw the Lac St-Jean on the way to pick blueberries.
 Simon's uncle took us to see this cute parc in Saint-Félicien.

 Have any of you ever been to any of these places? Thanks so much for reading! xo

Sunday, 23 July 2017

OOTD: Laid Back in Pink

Hi friends! This weekend my friend Steph and I were house-sitting and dog-sitting for Steph's aunt. Her aunt lives out in the country and has a very big, gorgeous property. I couldn't resist taking a few blog photos!
 Outfit details:
-Dress: Forever 21
-Hat: Urban Planet
-Shirt: Soul Star (thrifted)
-Shoes: Converse
Here is Fancy, the adorable toy poodle we dog-sat! 

Hope you all are having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Sunday, 16 July 2017

OOTD: Off The Shoulder Top & Space Buns

Happy Sunday friends! Today has been gloriously sunny so far. Simon surprised me with a pretty off the shoulder top earlier this week, so I decided to feature it in an outfit post. Since it's the weekend I decided to go a little crazy with my hair and try out the space bun look, cuz why not?

Top: Reitmans
Jeans: Urban Planet
Shoes: Wish

Hope your weekend is treating you well. Thanks for stopping by! xo

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo Review

Hi friends! Dry shampoo has really been my best friend lately. At the end of a busy day, sometimes washing my hair is the last thing I want to do. I'm trying to let it grow out and it is quite thick, so it takes ages to dry.  I've tried a few different brands of dry shampoo, but I have to say the Herbal Essences dry shampoo is my favorite. It leaves no residue in my hair and actually feels quite refreshing on my scalp. I'm easily able to go four days between hair washes without my hair feeling gross. Herbal Essences offers a few different scents of dry shampoo. Currently I'm really loving the white grapefruit and mosa mint scent (how fancy!).  

Are you a fan of dry shampoo? What's your favorite brand? Thanks for reading!! xo