Sunday, 23 September 2012

Along Came Fall!


So it's now officially fall! I absolutely love fall for it's cozy weather and colourful leaves. I have been noticing signs of fall now for a few weeks and have started to wear boots, pack on some layers and throw on a scraf. Although it's been pretty cold and rainy here in Toronto I am enjoying it. Right now I'll take any excuse to stay in my pj's all day, read a book and sip tea. I can't wait for the leaves to really change colour and to go for a fall hike. 

Since I was feeling the fall spirit, I toasted some acorn squash this past week. It was yummy and really easy to make. I followed this recipe. I also salted the seeds and sprinkled them with cumin and paprika. They were delicious!

Happy Monday!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Cranberry and Nuts Baked Brie

I recently made this cranberry and nuts baked brie. I was grocery shopping, saw the brie and just decided I was going to make this on a whim! I realize it's often thought of as more of a holiday appetizer but who cares. I semi followed this recipe. It was really easy to make and our house smelled like heaven. I used walnut and pecans and ate it with some whole grain bread. It was delicious!

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Four Pics

Hey, I hope everyone has had a relaxing and fun weekend :) Here are some pics I have taken lately ...

My cousin Maria @ Orchard Bloom inspired me to make jalepeno grilled cheese. You can see her post here.
Getting some fresh bagels at the St. Lawrence Market last Saturday
Tuesday night rooftop bbq - beautiful view of my city
Fall is just around the corner peeps. I have started to wear scarves and sweaters and am loving it. I also bought some squash! 

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Peplum and Swings

Yesterday I had lunch in Trinity Bellwoods Park with a friend. It was a lovely day so we took some pics. Here I am wearing my new fave shirt. I love the peplum trend and have been eager to try it. I don't have the flattest stomach and find that peplum can be quite flattering on many women. I thought it looked weird on me at first but now I love it. 

Have you guys seen the new swings literally hanging from the trees in the park? I love them! I spent some time there after work on Tuesday as well, just swinging ... and swinging ... looking up at the sky. I could have stayed there forever ... sigh.

I'm wearing

stripped peplum shirt - Queen St. West boutique
Big Blue jeans sold at Plenty in Vancouver (they sell 34 inseam so I
stocked up on my last visit)


Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bday Soiree

This past Friday was my 28th birthday. I didn't celebrate my birthday for the past year or so, so I decided that it would be fun to have some friends over.

my bday outfit!

I had four birthday cakes this year!! My friends and I shared the two
pictured here and I had another lovely cake baked by my mom on the
Sunday .. then another one with my friends at work yesterday! I have
eaten enough cake for the year now. They were all so yummy!

I was completely surprised that some of my friends gave me gifts at the soiree.
I love them! 

After some drinks we ended the evening with a game of charades.
Here's my cousin Isabel from Walk of Fashion acting something out.

Thanks to everyone that made my birthday special. I truly appreciate all of you and 
feel blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Here's to another year on this earth lol! 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

bareMinerals Matte Powder Foundation

This Friday is my 28th birthday. This year I actually remembered to stop by Sephora for my free bday present (thanks for the reminder Izzy). I have been wanting to try the Sugar lip balms but have not wanted to spend the money so yippee! I also treated myself to bareMinerals Powder Foundation. My friend Anne recommended it for it's buildable coverage and smooth finish, which I am loving. A plus it that it has SPF in it. Try it!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Long Weekender

Cute things I saw in a little shop in Riverdale

Sunday brunch at Table 17

Some snacks from Croatia 

Saturday evening pic nic at Trinity Bellwoods 

Sunday night dinner 

This past long weekend was great. I spent a lot of time relaxing at home which was wonderful. I also spent some time outside enjoying what's left of the summer. 

I hope you all enjoyed your long weekend.

Monday, 3 September 2012

This weeks flowers...

This weeks flowers are these lovely deep blue and green daisies. They were a lovely centrepiece for last night's dinner. I can't wait to put them on my desk at work tomorrow (although I don't actually want to go to work). I hope everyone is having a lovely long weekend. I'll be back tomorrow with a post about my weekend :)