Last Minute New Year's Eve Party Ideas

Here are some of my favourite New Year's Eve Party Ideas and DIY's that are cute and inexpensive!
I hope everyone has a safe, fun and happy New Year!

Friday Favourites: Style & Snickerdoodles

I had an amazing Christmas followed by some great Boxing Day sales!
I bought some Christmas decorations, in hope that I have my own place to decorate next year.

Favourite Interior:
I love this living room, and the colour combination with the rustic coffee table.
The additional seating is great for entertaining, and adds to the light colour scheme.

Christmas Tree Pretzel Bark

I made these cupcakes with the help of a friend, for a friends birthday and ugly christmas sweater party.
Cute and tasty!

Friday Favourites: Christmas Holidays

It's finally the Christmas break!
I am so excited to finally be able to relax and do all kinds of festive things.
Wrapping, baking and relaxing are on my list for the next few days.

Favourite Christmas Wrapping:
I really love decorations and wrapping for Christmas to look more traditional and old looking, and that's why I love this wrapping!

Friday Favourites: Gingerbread Cupcakes

It's my busy exam week, and this time next week I will be on my holidays, skating up North.
I am so excited! Christmas baking, and relaxing - here we come!

Favourite Christmas Activity:
Christmas Tree Picking from SeamSewSwell
When I was little, my family would go to a Christmas tree farm, and pick a tree.
I loved doing this, and having hot chocolate and doing other fun things at the farm.

Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffer Ideas

It's hard to come up with ideas of what to put in stockings, so here are some of my favourite ideas for both him and her.
Feel free to add some of your favourite ideas in the comments below!
Stocking Stuffers For Her

Friday Favourites: Perfect Christmas Morning

Happy December!
Only 20 days to Christmas, and less until my Christmas holidays!

Here are my favourites from this week.

Favourite Interior:
Apartment 34, Sneak Peek Christmas That'll Make Martha Proud
Maybe it's the dog that makes this photo - but I think it is such a beautiful scene. The decor, the little breakfast table, with the fury blanket and pillows. This is a perfect Christmas morning!

Gift Guide: For Him and Her

These are some of my favourite gifts to give to the girls and guys in your life that you don't know what to buy for!

Gift Guide: Gifts for Girls

Friday Favourites: Ornament Centerpieces

Less than a month until Christmas and I couldn't be more excited!
Classes are almost over, and only a few days left until December!
Here are my Holiday inspired favourites from this week.

Favourite Interior:
Oh Christmas Tree, Table Decor from Hunted Interior
I love this idea for table decor and centrepieces for Christmas - easy and chic!

Friday Favourites: Candy Cane Cookies

This weekend I will be keeping warm at home - in front of my fireplace screensaver, listing to Christmas music and munching on some yummy cookies I just made.
Hopefully your weekend will be just as cozy as mine!
Here are some of my favourites from this week. 

Favourite Interior:
I love basically everything from Villk Paprika ... I need my future house to look like the things on this blog. So beautiful and warm and cozy!

Sweet Potato Veggie Burgers

Veggie Burger

Photo from Melina on
For anyone out there who loves veggies burgers, these are definitely worth the try.

Healthy Snacks

Photo from
Exams are almost here, which means endless hours in the library studying!
I don't know about you, but I am constantly snacking while studying.

Friday Favourites: Snowy Pine cones

It's getting really cold in Toronto, and all of my classes are coming to an end.
Holiday countdown begins!
Here are some of my favourites from this week, with cute ideas for winter.

Favourite Wintery Treat:
Snowy Pine cone Snacks by Handmade Charlotte
When I first saw these I thought they were real! These are adorable and great to make in winter, and through the holiday season!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Photo from Fresh and Foodie 

This is such a quick and easy recipe to make, and a huge hit!
Perfect for people who love cookies, or a fast way to celebrate or say thank you.

Friday Favourites: Cozy Corner

I have started Christmas shopping, and warm weather shopping!
Getting so excited for the holiday season.
As well, I have been looking at condos online (totally dreaming), but I can't help but get excited about having my own space and decorating!

Here are my inspired Friday Favourites for this week.

Favourite  Interior:
Cosy Living Room Corner by Eirin Kristiansen 
I've been looking for condos online lately, and this is something I would love to have in my first place.
A cosy sofa with light colours, lots of blankets and pillows.
I also love the idea of changing blankets and pillows between summer and winter, having fur and knit pillows and throws for winter.

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread with Walnuts

Last pumpkin recipe for this Fall baking season.
Recipe from Joy the Baker

Friday Favourites: Winter is Coming

It`s Halloween, and tomorrow the stores will be filled with Christmas (if they aren`t already)!
I got a head start on this last weekend at Home Sense, and with some of my favourites this week.
They aren`t too chistmassy, but a little.

Favourite  Recipe:
The Cozy Apron: Rum-Spiked Eggnog Creme Brulee
I don`t love eggnog, but I love dessert, and I think this would be so delicious!
Really nice dessert to try for the holidays.

7 Halloween Baking Ideas

Here are 7 of my favourite baking ideas for Halloween!
Voodoo Doll Cookies by Not Quite Nigella

Simple and Chic Halloween Costumes

Photo from WeHeartIt
These are some of my favourite costumes that are creative, and easy with not too many elements to them.
Most of these you can find in your own closet, or in a mall easily.

Friday Favourites: A Little Bit of Everything

TGIF! My busy week, and semester is slowing down .
I couldn't be happier!
 I need some more relaxing me time aka shopping, baking and TV.
These are a few of my favourites from this week.

Favourite Recipe:
Beyond Frosting: Maple Snickerdoodle Cups
I think these look so yummy!
I was introduced to snickerdoodle recently, and it tastes amazing.
These little bit sized cups look delicious with a little drop of icing on the top.
Can't decide what to bake this weekend, but this is great idea.

Friday Favourites: Spider Cookies

After a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, it's time to hit the books before Halloween.
Here are a few of my favourites this week, and some Halloween ideas.
Have a great weekend!

Favourite Halloween Recipe:
Whopper Spider Cookies From: Taking Care of Monkey Business
Love these! I think this is such a cool idea for Halloween cookies!
Regular chocolate chip cookies with a few whoppers in the top, and you can use a piping bag with melted chocolate for the spider legs, or you could use a toothpick and melted chocolate (it won't look as perfect).

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

In my recent Fall baking explosion, here is a yummy pumpkin cookie recipe I really loved.

Friday Favourites: Thanksgiving

It's Friday, and the start of the Canadian Thanksgiving, long weekend!
Really excited to relax up at the cottage all week and be surrounded with loved ones.
Here are a few of my Thanksgiving inspired favourites.

Favourite Thanksgiving Decor:
Photo from The Glitter Guide
This is a really nice idea to do with pumpkins before you carve them for Halloween.
Use a gold sharpie to write this on your pumpkin, and greet all your Thanksgiving dinner guest!

Cinnamon Buns

Cinnamon Buns

I love cinnamon buns way too much. 
I'm used to making the Pillsbury, easy kind, but I decided it was time I try to make them from scratch and I love them!
Way better to make them from scratch because then you know where all the ingredients are coming from and what exactly is in them.

Fall Dresses and Inspirations

Photo from
I always love to wear cute dresses for holiday dinners, and the Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend so I thought I would do a round-up of some dresses I love.
All of these dresses would be really cute to wear for Thanksgiving dinner or for Fall in general!

Friday Favourites: Pumpkin Patch

Happy October everyone!
I've been trying to plan lots of fun activities for the month.
Here are some cute friday favourites I picked for this week.

Favourite Fall Activity:
Photo From WeHeartIt
Visiting a pumpkin patch is such a cute idea for fall, and I am really hoping to go next weekend!
Make sure the patch you go to has other fun things to do like hay rides and corn mazes.

Pumpkin Pie Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Pie Cookie Bars

It's Pumpkin baking season, and this is a delicious recipe, which is definitely worth repeating!

Friday Favourites: Table Settings and Pippa's Fall Style

The first week of Fall has come and gone, and in the Toronto area, you really couldn't tell a difference - the temperature is still around 20 C.
Fall weather in the morning, and Summer weather in the afternoon!

Here are my favourites from the past week.

Favourite Fall Table Setting:
Just Destiny: A Golden Holiday Table with West Elm
With Thanksgiving soon, it's a great time to think of creative table setting and decor ideas.
I love how the place holder is a pine cone, painted gold - inexpensive and an easy way to add Fall, gold accents into your holiday table.

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake

In honour of the first day of Fall - almost every Fall as a kid, my family would go to a local apple orchard.
This recipe is inspired by those memories, as the orchard sold many apple baked goods and hot apple cider.

Friday Favourites: Fall Baking, DIY and Style

Fall is in the air!
This week I started my Fall baking, and pulling out all my sweaters and warmer clothes.
Here are some of my favourites from this week, mainly Fall inspired.

Favourite DIY Fall Decor:
Designer Trapped: 10 Inspiring DIY Fall Decor Ideas  
These are some great fall decor ideas to decorate your house for the season, in DIY-style.
From pumpkins to dining table, fill your home with these Fall inspirations.

Rose Swirl Cake Tips

For one of my friend's 21st birthday, I thought I would make my first attempt at a Rose Swirl Cake.

Friday Favourites: DIY Decor and Dining

The week is finally finished!
Here are some of my favourites from Pinterest this week, as well as my new favourite lipstick.

Favourite Dining Room:
I love the way this room is pulled together with the rustic table, and the chic decor pieces.
The colours are neutral in the room, but the subtle pink in the flowers, accented with some more pink around the room would be gorgeous.
Love this way of pairing a more rustic piece with accessories to make the room have a chic feel.

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble
It's getting colder, and becoming more like fall weather - perfect time for apple crumble!

Exercise Finder

Getting back into the university life routine, and going to the gym.
I came across this site on Pinterest and it's perfect if there are certain areas of your body you want to focus on during workouts!

Friday Favourites: Fall Inspirations

A week of busy nothingness, over! 
Relaxing weekend, and busy week ahead.
Here are my favourites from this week.

Favourite Accessory:
Read Blog post here: Life with Emily Blog, Buy Here: GiGi: New York, Ivory Shopper
I am always looking for totes that would hold a laptop and this one is so cute. I love that you can personalize it with your monogram.

Chocolate Cheese Swirl Brownies

Chocolate Cheese Swirl Brownies

When I was little, this was a favourite family recipe that our mum would bake with us. 
I always got the brownie bowl to mix, and my sister got the cream cheese filling bowl.
My family always gets compliments on these brownies.

Back to School...with Kate Spade

Photo by Urban Girl Blog
Back to school in Kate Spade style.
All the cutest desk accessories and must haves for work/school.
I love all of these!

Friday Favourites: Back to School

Back to school, back to school... here are my favourite back to school items.
TGIF and we have a few days of summer left!
Desk accessory post to come soon.

Favourite Dorm Style:
I love the colours and different patterns in this bed set - I wish this was around when I was living in a dorm.
Really cute way to give your dorm that little extra style.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Continuing my quest for the best chocolate chip cookies - I think I may have found the recipe! I have made these a few times, and they are perfect and delicious.

Nature Box

This is one of my new favourites!
August was my first month with Nature Box, and I love it.
Get $10 off your first order (keep reading).

Friday Favourties: Cake Batter Cookies

A few DIY's and recipes to wrap up the last week of summer - trust me I'm really sad about this.
I need more time to relax and bake!

Favourite Recipe:
Cake batter cookies may sound weird, but they turn out really well.
Add some ice cream and make a cookie ice cream sandwich for an easy summer treat!



Yummy, healthier treat to enjoy this summer!

Travel: New York City

After an amazing weekend in New York City, I have to highlight all the amazing things we did while we were there!

Friday Favourites: Sweet and Summery

It`s Friday, which means I`m away in NYC this weekend!
I am so excited, I will give a big update when I am back, but for now, here are my Friday favourites!

Favourite Recipe:
Sally`s Baking Addiction: Giant Cinnamon Roll Cake
Summers and weekends at the cottage always included cinnamon buns, and they still do.
Love this recipe idea!

Chocolate Turtles Cake

Chocolates Turtles Cake

For my boyfriends birthday, I knew I had to make him a cake (because I'm a baker and blogger - how could I not!), but he is really picky, even with cakes!
After figuring out he loves chocolate and caramel, I knew I had to make something along those lines.
This cake was delicious and easy.