Thursday, November 5, 2015

Thrift Store Thursdays | Mixing Patterns

You know what 3 things I love???

 1) Stripes
 2) Floral
 3) Thrifting

 And all three things in one outfit!??? BANG BANG
Oh, and huge, big, shiny sunglasses. Love those too ;)

Mixing patterns can be really hard. But two patterns that I know will always work together and make a really interesting outfit is Stripes and Florals! Any kind of stripe with any kind of floral, it can be done!

I found this skirt at Value Village and I just about died. Long, lined, floral skirts are an obsession of mine. Well, anything floral is an obsession. And Stripes. Those two things are basically what makes up my wardrobe. I should probably branch out more...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Did you ever believe such a thing could exist??
"Cauliflower Crust Pizza"
Ya, I never knew that could ever be a thing. Let alone taste delicious!
If you're on a 'Low Carb' Diet and am needing something that will consume those fast food cravings, then this is the treat for you!
OK so I promised a few of you a Blog Post on this recipe, so here we go!

Ingredients you will need:
1 Head of Cauliflower
1/4 cup of Parmesan
1/4 Mozzarella
1 Egg
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Oragano
1/2 tsp Dried Basil
1/2 tsp Garlic (Either Powder or Minced)
Optional:: You can add Red Pepper Flakes, Rosemary, etc, to give that extra bit of zing to the flavour of your crust.

1) Wash and separate your Cauliflower

2) Since I don't own a Food Processor or a good Blender, I had to Grate my Cauliflower. Takes a while, but this is the longest part of the whole process. 
You don't need a full head of Cauliflower. You will probably only need a half. But I chose to grate all of mine just so I could have it ready for the next time I make it. Because Lez-Be Honest, grating sucks, and I don't want to do it again.
Grate enough to make 3 Full Cups.

3) Your Cauliflower should look like 'Rice' in the end.
Put your 3 Cups of Cauliflower into the microwave and Cook for 4 minutes.

4) While that's cooking, combine all the rest of the ingredients into a bowl.

5) FORGOT PICTURE. The next step is SUPER important. You will need a very thin towel or Cheese Cloth. Once it is done in the microwave, let it sit for a good while until its not scolding hot anymore. Then put it into the cloth and squeeze the absolute crab out of that Cauliflower. Tons of water should come out. And once you think you got it all.....move it around in your hands and squeeze again and again! Get that water outa there!

6) Ok, so once that is done, combine all the ingredients. I used a hand mixer to combine mine thoroughly. Once it's well mixed, make it into a ball (like doe) and flatten it onto parchment paper onto a cooking sheet. TIP:: Be sure to PAM the Parchment for extra stick free-ness.

7) Cook at 450 for 11 minutes or until slight golden. Take out of the oven and add whatever ingredients you like! Everyone loves something different so go for it!
Once everything is added on, cook for another 7 minutes.


A DELICIOUS low carb Pizza Substitute. 


SIDE NOTE: The ingredients above will make a pizza about the size of a SMALL regular Pizza.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Milkmaid

Fall is here!!!! I LOVE Autumn. Love love love love it! Sometimes all I want to do is cuddle up in a nice big sweater and thick socks and drink my hot chocolate under a snuggly blanket. And with, Fall, I get to do that everyday!!

Here Im sporting a kind of MilkMaid Inspired look. I went a little out of my comfort zone and did this milkmaid wrap around braid. I usually don't do hair styles like this because I think my face is too round for it. But I am currently obsessed with braids and love how they give that extra little something to a hair do!

I hope everyone is enjoying this weather before it all blows away!

Dress :: Joe Fresh (Sold out, Love this one HERE too!)
Shoes :: Payless,Old  (Also Love THESE)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Reason

This is not a good year for us.

So as most of you would have figured out by the lack of excitement over here, Maikal didn't get into school this year. We did absolutely everything we could to get in, but I guess it just wasn't our year. Ever since then, we've had this mentality, or at least I have, of Why??? What is the Reason we did not get in??? We know 100% why we did not get in last year. We needed to be here for family through an extremely hard time in our lives. I am very grateful that we didn't get an acceptance last year. Obviously we didn't know why at the time, but we know now.

Is something major going to happen again? Either good or bad?? Do we need to be here for some important reason in order for our lives to be on the right track?
Or is it simply just bad luck or bad timing?
Why God? Why have we been delayed yet another year from our future and our plans?? Maikal knows that he is suppose to be a dentist. He knows that that is the right path and occupation for him.

I was ready. We were ready to just pack up and leave if Maikal got in last minute. We were so sure we would get in. When I got that phone call that the decision was final and we weren't going anywhere, my heart sank. This is just a year of bad news for us.

But something kind of weird/good happened only 1 hour after I got that phone call from Maikal. Ben's speech therapist called and informed us that Ben has a spot waiting for him at Preschool if we wanted it. I wanted to put him in, but was unsure of our future plans, so I didn't give a second thought of putting him in. I of course said Yes immediately and got everything set up right away. I guess I've never mentioned this before, but yes Ben is delayed in his speech and has been going to therapy for a few months now. He has improved so much and it makes my heart happy to see how well hes growing and how much more we are able to communicate with each other. It's so nice. Preschool will help him grow socially and they have a speech therapist right there for him so he keep getting special help. I can't believe I already have a kid in school!! So weird!

AND right after that, my cousin came over and asked if Maikal was looking for a job. Yes he is! He got a job working on Wind Turbines up in Provost. So I've been single momming it for the past few weeks. And it will be like this until Dec, which is when the project ends. But with Ben in school, I've been able to handle everything so well. I thought I would die without Maikals help, but everything is going so smoothly and easy for me. Such a blessing!

So within a few hours of getting such heart wrenching news, we were blessed with two amazing opportunities. I feel so looked after. So cared for. Knowing that we are still in God's care and is giving us what we need right now. We may not know the answer to why our lives arent going the way we planned, but all we can do is keep trying and keep our heads up. We will get there, eventually. Hopefully sooner rather than later!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jump Jump Jumper

Jumper :: Reitmans

Booties :: Sold out (Similar HERE and HERE)

So the other weekend, I was up North filming my cousins wedding and I was staying at a Hotel with my other lovely cousin. When she walked through the door, she had shopping bags from Reitmans. I don't know about all of you, but when I think of Reitmans, I think of professional clothing, work place attire, mature, conservative clothing. I never thought it was really my style unless I needed something for work. So I've just never gone in there for years. When she opened up her bags to show me all these amazing sales that she got, I was blown away by what came out of that bag. Her things were adorable, cute, stylish, and trendy! And all on sale! I decided in that moment that I needed to march myself right into my Reitmans back home and see what they've got! 

Personally when I shop, I head straight to the Sale rack first, then I continue forward to other things. I couldn't believe their selection! It was so adorable and totally my style. I've always wanted a jumper. I really like how they look and they are easy to dress up or down. I saw this little number as I was walking out the door and had to go back and try it on! It is soooo comfy. The only downside is that it is super annoying to go to the bathroom. But, I can deal with that haha.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Fake Tanning for a First Timer

Recently I've decided to take the plunge into the Self Tanning world!!! Since I am a Red Head, I have very little Melanin in my skin. So it is very difficult for me to acquire a tan. I can get a tan, not at all like the pictures above, but I can get a bit more brown. But unlike a lot of people, it literally takes me months of going out in the sun on a very regular bases in order to get some colour. The most amount of time I am able to be outside without sunscreen on is 30 min. Then I can feel my skin burning. If you've been lucky enough to have been blessed with amazing skin and have never felt a sunburn, then you are extremely fortunate! Sunburns are the worst. THE WORST! They are extremely painful and damage the crap out of your skin. But a little off track here. Back to the tanning experience!

I've read on a few blogs and Pinterest and know of a few people in my family who self tan. And a popular kind was the Tanwise Tanning mousse or Lotion. Probably because it's so affordable! I decided one day that I was done with being white all the time. I wanted to see what it would look like with a tan! So I went down the Sally's Beauty store and picked me up some Tanwise Tanning Mousse. I also picked up a mitt. Heard those were necessary and those people are definitely right! Mitts are a must for me.

Before tanning, you really need to give your whole body a good scrub. Fun fact: Sugar and Coconut Oil make one amazing body scrub! Seriously I've never felt so clean after using sugar as the scrub!!! It's natural, cheap, and it smells delicious! Try it! You will not regret it.
Ok, so once I got all scrubbed up and shaved, I applied regular lotion to my elbows, knees, feet and hands. Then I went ahead and applied the Mousse! It was so so easy to apply. It's just like putting on your regular body lotion. I had my husband do my back for me and the hard to reach areas.

The downside about this mousse is that it is not very fast drying. I have to walk around butt naked for a while before putting on shorts and a tank top. I also like to leave mine on over night so it really has time to develop. You also need to avoid any kind of moisture. I was just washing my hands after changing a dirty bum and had accidentally splashed some water on my legs. The Tan washed off immediately! I just take the mitt with a very small amount of mousse on and just go over the spots to keep things even. So ya, very important to stay dry! You are also suppose to rinse off the excess in the morning, but for the pictures above, I kept it on so you can see how dark it develops. After you rinse off the excess, you will look a lot more natural and sun kissed. But don't scrub or use any soaps!! Just rinse. I'm sure you can find a ton of tutorials online on how to apply :) I know I looked at soooo many before using it.

Ok, so for me, I love it!!! I LOOOOOOVE being tan. I feel like it makes me look more thin, more healthy, and it naturally contours my angles of my face. I feel more confident in a bathing suit.

I know in the Portrait Close up picture, the Tan looks really really intense on my face. But I promise you that that is just a weirdly lit picture. Once I put on make-up and highlight my face, it looks way amazing. I only use half a pump on my face. You don't need much!

Overall I am very pleased with this product. It is one of the cheaper tans, so I think you get what you pay for. I've used the mousse 3 different times already and it's only about halfway empty. It doesn't last as long as others. About 4-5 days. Whereas others last a good week at least. It also doesn't have the best smell, but it's not too bad either. If you're looking for a longer lasting one then I've been told Loving Tan and St. Tropez are both amazing. A bit more expensive, but not outrageous. I hope to try those out in the near future and do a review!

Have a great Tuesday!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The One-Piece

You guys, I'm getting kind of depressed thinking about August being our last month of summer! But lets try to not think about it ok?? ok. I thought I would write a little post about some of my favourite swimsuits!!

Growing up, I would cringe at the thought of even considering wearing a one-piece swimsuit. I thought they were for old people and all of the styles just seemed to be so boring and unflattering. But over the past few years, I've seen the one-piece swimwear take the fashion industry by storm!! Normally Im all about the two piece bikini at the beach, but since my body isn't where id like it to be, I've been diving into the one-piece world and I have to say, Im loving it!!! Seriously there are some majorly adorable styles and prints! They are very flattering to many body types and I don't feel so insecure when we're out doing water activities!

These swimsuits below range from $45-$150. Why must the cutest swimsuits be the most expensive ones!!!?? I guess I should start saving for next summer haha. These are only a few of the swimsuits I found that I really liked. There are so so so many more styles out there and I just want them all! I'm slowy turning into a swimsuit addict. No joke. I will spend hours a day just searching for the perfect one-piece online. I can't wait to see what adventures August will bring us. Hopefully an acceptance into Dental School??? Still crossing our fingers and praying everyday that it still happens. Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!

Click on the number to see the link of the swimsuit