1:00 | March 26, 2015

WATERMELON MOJITOS

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Okay so I am a bigggg mojito fan. They are quite possibly (oh ya I’m going here) my favourite drink. Why? They look beautiful, they taste delicious, and they are skinny! The skinny part only happens if you make them right though. I rarely (if ever) order a mojito in a restaurant because they always come loaded with refined sugar or syrups. So this is something that I like to make at home with friends, where I can be particular about what I put in it and how I make it.

What’s in it:

  • Fresh watermelon
  • Soda water (I like Pellegrino)
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Limes
  • White rum (<– the most important ingredient, obviously.)
  • Ice

Okie dokes. Start by cutting up your watermelon into cubes. Take your mint leaves and add those first to your glass. Muddle them in the bottom of the glass. If you don’t know what muddling is, essentially just mash up the leaves until they are tender in your glass. 

Now, add your watermelon. Put about 4 cubes in each glass. Crush these up as well with a spoon. Now squeeze about two generous lime slices per glass. If I am being honest here I put about half a lime per drink but that is because I am way too into limes haha. Add your rum, 1 or 2 shots depending on how bad you’re feeling. Yeaaaaa just got for two… haha. 

Now add your ice, then fill the glass up with Pellegrino. Add a few more cubes of watermelon on top and you’re don’t! If you have more of a sweet tooth, feel free to add a bit of sugar. That being said it is better to just enjoy the sugar that is already naturally in the fruit. 

If you haven’t already, check out my Blackberry Rosemary Mojito recipe as well!

 

x,

 

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1:00 | March 25, 2015

SUMMER VIBES

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The other day I found this cute top from Nicole Richie’s brand, House of Harlow. My first thought was hot damn if Nicole Richie will wear this so will I. I mean the woman is hilarious, no?! Not to mention she is such a fashion icon in a very Olsen twins-esque kind of way if you know what I mean. Okay well maybe she’s not an “icon” per-say, but she knows how to put herself together. And she seems chill. Anddddd that’s enough random rambling from me for the day.

Anyways I am getting way too excited for summer over here. One of my staples for summer is definitely ripped boyfriend jeans. They are the perfect thing to wear on those warm summer nights :). I picked up this pair the other day at Levis! I don’t normally wear Levis but go crazy right? (So wild.)

Have a great day everyone!

 

x,

 

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1:00 | March 24, 2015

CITRUS & RICOTTA PANCAKES

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You should be happy that I only posted 5 photos. I had about 50 I wanted to post, but I practiced my self-restraint and only posted 5. Which let me tell you…. WAS. NOT. EASY. I mean sweet jesus… would you look at these pancakes?! I don’t want to ring my own bell or anything but I freaking killed it. (Just saying…. **Ahem** haha) 😛 

These pancakes are such a delicious combination of flavours they will literally ruin all other pancakes for you (except for my Skinny Apple Pancakes cuz those are just as bomb.) The citrus, ricotta, and mint go perfectly with the fluffy pancakes below them. And obviously a drizzle of 100% maple syrup on top never hurt anyone.

Want to know how to make my Citrus & Ricotta Pancakes? Here’s the skinny:

Pancake ingreds (stolen from my main girl Martha):

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil (for the pan)

Toppings:

  • Ricotta cheese
  • Blood orange, grapefruit, orange
  • Fresh mint leaves
  • 100% natural maple syrup

LET’S DO THIS. 

Preheat your oven to 170 degrees so that when your first few pancakes are done you can keep em nice and warm in the oven. (Uhg hungry already.)

Now, whisk together your milk, oil, and egg. Add dry ingredients to this mixture and stir until just combined. If it’s a little chunky that’s a good thing. (Chunky is such an appealing word, I am aware.)

Heat up a large frying pan over medium heat. Add that tbsp of coconut oil to the pan. Once the pan is hot spoon 2 to 3 tbsp of batter onto the skillet at a time. I was making about 3 pancakes in the same pan at once. –> We all have our special talents.

Cook le pancakies until they bubble through the top then carefully flip and cook until the underside is browned. Easy peasy. 

Now, plate your pancakes by putting 2 or 3 pancakes on each plate. Take about 2-3 biggg tablespoons of ricotta (or however much you want really) and put on top of the pancakes. Cut up your citrus fruits and add those babies on top. Then the mint leaves, then a little bit of maple syrup…. And oh my god I’m dying. So good.

What do you guys think?! Amazing?? If you can’t already tell I am kind of obsessed with this recipe haha. Hope you are too! <3


x,


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10:48 | March 22, 2015

SIMPLE UPDO

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Good morning loves! How was your weekend? I honestly had the laziest weekend ever and it was freaking amazing. It is rare that I just don’t really do anything and chill in bed and watch Netflix, so it was a nice change to do that for once this weekend.

That being said, I am already restless after one day of doing nothing haha. So I did my hair this morning to show you one of my favourite casual updo looks! This one is perfect if you have shorter hair or a “lob” like I do. If you have long hair this one won’t work so well (sorry!!)

One of the big reasons I like to do this hairstyle is because it can look so casual or so dressed up. It really just depends what you are wearing! For example, right now I am lazing about my house with my hair like this and it feels just perfect. It would be just as awesome though if I was going out and was all fancy-shmancy and stuff. :p

Alrighty so how do you make this hair style happen? Here’s the skinny:

  • Lightly add a bit of hairspray to the middle/end parts of your hair, and brush it through.
  • French braid your hair, and tie it with a hair tie at the end.
  • Take the end of your braid, and tuck it under the base of the braid.
  • Take a butterfly clip (or a few bobby pins) and pin this in place.
  • I like my hair to be a little bit messy usually (okay if I am being honest I like it a lot messy lol) so take your fingers and “mess up” the braid a little bit and pull out a few little pieces of hair.

And thats it! So simple. Totally in love with this hair style because it is such an easy way to make yourself look glam in just a few minutes. This took me a grand total of 5 minutes to do, maximum! So for those of you who are busy women (like myself) and don’t have time to spend hours doing your hair, this one is for you.

Let me know what you think of this hairstyle!

 

x,

 

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9:30 | March 19, 2015

OLD SCHOOL PICS

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Hey guyssss. So I had to share these photos with you, I thought they were so much fun! I took these last weekend at my birthday on an old school disposable camera. Truth be told, I really wanted to bring out my new Nikon that night but my elderly wisdom made me know better than to bring a brand new camera out to a party haha. Yes, my elderly wisdom. 😉 Anyways so I went to Urban Outfitters and got this super fun disposable camera that has shapes/words watermarked over each photo! So much fun I think :).

Anyways, tomorrow is Friday!! What are your Friday night plans?? I think I will go out for dinner with some friends.

Talk soon. <3

 

x,

 

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