Simple & Sweet: Lace Cookies Recipe

Lace cookies that are easy to make and easy to devour. I often write about my mom being the main inspiration behind my baking endeavours. When we work together in the kitchen, she always has new tips up her sleeve. She often treats me as a novice/sous-chef. With her, every culinary experience is a great opportunity to learn even more….

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What in Your Purse?: Carry-On Luggage

Call me traditional, but having a carry-on is essential to my travelling needs. At the airport, I often spot women travelling with the most inconvenient purses (but very pretty and fashionable, nonetheless). I couldn’t even imagine being without my Roots Small Banff Bag as I board the plane. Whenever I’m preparing for a trip, I organize my packing into two categories: check-in luggage…

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Stripes and Comfort

Last week when I was shopping at the Gap, I stumbled upon this dress and kept on going back and forth to it. I immediately noticed the ultra-soft cotton blend that they used, but kept on second guessing myself. I loved the concept of its extremely loose fit but didn’t think I could pull it off. I even discussed outfit options with one of…

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Wedding Words: 6 Months

Wow. 6 months really just flew right on by. 6 months. That’s 182 days. Half a year of utter joy and bliss. My first six months of officially being a wife. When people ask me, “So? How does it feel now that you’re married?”, I can’t really say much. Nothing has really changed. Joe and I went the less traditional…

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I Love Salads

In the kitchen, a book I keep at arm’s reach is called Salad Love by David Bez. Bez provides over 200 salad recipes that are not only easy to prepare but are also incredibly delicious. David Bez turns plain-old salads into pieces of edible art. He works with bases of leaves, pastas, or grains and elegantly layers vegetables, fruits, and meats on top. Also, to…

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Engagement Photos

When Joe and I announced our engagement, we received the kindest congratulatory messages. Most importantly, my newly married girlfriends gave me their personal wedding tips. One of them told me: “Enjoy this special time and take it all in. These are the precious moments in life.” Simple and true, I took this advice to heart, and decided that we should…

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…and of course, I said “yes”

Here you have it, my biggest news of 2014: I can now refer to my better half, Joe, as my fiancé. You guessed right: I said yes to one of the most important questions ever asked to me. Yes! The emotions are sometimes overwhelming. Depending on the family member, sharing the news either enhanced my giggle fits or caused me…

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