Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Arbonne Boxing Week.........

December 26th - December 30th 
Enjoy Arbonne International's Kick Up Your Heals Event

Purchase 100$ and Receive 100$ of complimentary product. 
Choose your favourites or try something new.....
Contact Colten Mahood
604.815.3309

Saturday, December 24, 2011

A Great Way To List Your Santa Wishes

A Wish...

  A Read....

    A Want...

        A Need....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Ornament DIY - As Seen On The PrettyBlog

Whats needed: A4 double sided printouts, scissors, pencil, something to trace a circle with (I used a cup), stapler, double sided tape or super glue ans some sort of string or ribbon.
1 & 2 – Use your cup and pencil to draw 12 circles onto your paper and cut them out.
3 & 4 – Fold all the circles in half and stack them on top of each other. It gives a different effect if you change the order of the stack, like alternating colours.
5 & 6 – Staple stack together on the grid of the fold.
7 & 8 – Stick the double sided tape onto the circle, about a quarter of the way from the bottom. Fold the facing flaps together and press to secure. On the next circle, stick the double sided tape about a quarter of the way from the top. Continue like this all the way around, alternating high and low with double sided tape.
9 – Now you can attach some string or a ribbon


Christmas Ornaments 11 Christmas Ornaments {Free Printables}

Monday, December 12, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Whiten Naturally

To fade stains and prevent new ones, brush up on these healthy habits.......
  • If It Will Stain Your Shirt - It will stain your teeth. Limit the amount of blueberries, tomato, red wine, tea and coffee and you have in your diet.
  • Swish Away - Between bites swish water between bites and sips of dark foods and drinks to quickly rinse away any left over residue. 
  • Exfoliate Your Teeth - Crunch on apples, carrots and celery. Their fibrous texture exfoliates your teeth helping fend off plaque and discolouration.
  • Antioxidants For Your Teeth - Spinach and brocoli prevent stains by coating your teeth with a layer of antioxidants.
  • ALWAYS always brush and floss after every meal.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

57 Grand

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Modern Wedding Wear
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Inspired, Designed and Made in New York

Friday, December 2, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

DIY Hand Lettered Chalkboard Menu

DIY bar menu faux chalkboard

All you need is a vintage frame, black foam board, a white sharpie and a vintage chair frame for an easel; and VOILA a drink menu!

Friday, November 18, 2011

White Chocolate Peppermint Martini


2 oz Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1 oz Vanilla Vodka
1oz Whipping cream
Combine ingredients in a martini shaker filled with ice.
Shake and pour. Rim with crushed candy canes.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find!




StephenVincent Design is a true -boutique- experience in 
the world of handcrafted jewelry. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Simple Solutions to Wedding Planning Woes

Know Your Priorities - Make a list of the most important things to you and your fiance when it comes to the wedding.

Be Your Guest - Well, at least think like one; use common sense & thoughtful consideration in regards to accommodations. Think about Save-the-Date cards and the reception schedule. For example, hiring a nanny to help with any small children attending.

Pick Your Battles - With emotions and details on the rise don't loose sleep over the small stuff.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find!

From Scarves to bags to flats and more - Lindsay Phillips fashion is the perfect gift for all your bridal party members!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tis The Season

Book your Holiday Event with Bliss & Bloom
Contact Us Today For A 
Complimentary Consultation
blissandbloom@shaw.ca

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find!

From chunky cable knit scarves to fine oyster pink neck warmers, Knit Frekkles creates all of their items on a made to oder basis. Each and every piece is suitable for all seasons and occasions. 
Find them on Etsy!



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Autumn Warmer

1oz brandy
1/2oz Grand Marnier
6oz Hot Apple Cider
Pour into a clear double-walled mug Dip a red apple slice in honey and coat with brown sugar to garnish. 
Cheers!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Bird Feeders

Not to sure what to do with your left over jack-o-lanterns this year? We found a great idea from Martha Stewart - Pumpkin Bird Feeders. 
Directions:
Cut a three- to five-pound pumpkin in half; scoop out, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick wall. Cut a 1/2-inch-deep groove in the rim for pumpkin seeds. For perches, poke holes and insert twigs. To hang, knot two lengths of twine together in centre; tack knot to feeder bottom. Fill with birdseed.
Pumpkin Bird Feeder

Friday, October 21, 2011

Bare Minerals

Award winning makeup line, Bare Minerals only uses the finest ingredients in their makeup and skincare lines. All their products are free of preservatives, fillers, and binders. 
Find them at Sephora!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

All You Need Is:
1 Egg
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Peanut Butter
All You Need To Do Is:
Combine and blend ingredients in a mixing bowl. Let stand in fridge for one hour. Tray and bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes. 
Cool and serve. Makes 2 dozen. 
Enjoy!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

We stumbled across this local cake company called "Whisk" and we LOVE their creations.
 They make stunningly delicious cakes using only fresh wholesome ingredients.
 Check them out at:
http://www.whiskcakes.com/index.html

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

Every day on my way home as of late the sun has been shining, the smell of fall is in the air and the beauty of Tantalus Vineyard in Beautiful South East Kelowna is breathtaking. 
Check out their website for more info on tours, tastings and where to purchase their latest offering - Riesling 2010.

Friday, October 7, 2011

A Delicious DIY From Our Garden.........

Fresh Raw Salsa
5 Lbs finely diced tomatoes
3 Large Bell Pepper (Any colour)
2 Jalapenos
1 Onion
1 Cob of Corn
1 Bulb of Roasted Garlic
1/4 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
1 Tsp Oregano 
1 Tsp Basil
1/4 Cup Vinegar
EVOO
S & P

- Soak cob of corn in cold water for at least 30 minutes, then throw on the grill for about 15 minutes
- Chop Peppers, Jalapenos, and Onion in half brush with oil and season with salt and pepper.  Throw on the BBQ medium heat for about 10 mins flipping half way through.  
- Smash bulb of garlic on the counter a couple times, place in a dish, drizzle with olive oil, season with S&P and bake in the oven at 250 F for 20-30 minutes
- Dice up tomatoes and drain extra juice in strainer
- Dice up peppers, jalapenos, onion and garlic and combine with strained tomatoes
- Peel corn and chop off kernels from cob and add to salsa
- Add cilantro, oregano, basil and vinegar 
- Add S&P to taste
-Jar & label

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

The Minstrel Cafe & Bar
An amazing menu, great wine, 5 events/week a RAD atmosphere and so much more. 
In our books The Minstrel Cafe & Bar has it all!
Find them ay 4638 Lakeshore Drive
or check out their website: http://www.minstrelcafe.com
Sidenote: An excellent potential event locale for ALL occasions.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............


Moroccan Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and cubed
  • 1 pound cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro


Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in sweet potato, bell pepper, chicken, tomatoes, and 2 cups of water. Season with salt, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cocoa powder, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Dissolve flour in 2 tablespoons water, and stir in to boiling stew. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender but not mushy, 10 to 20 minutes. Stir the stew occasionally to keep it from sticking.
  2. Once the potatoes are done, stir in corn and kidney beans. Cook a few minutes until hot, then stir in cilantro before serving.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

K is for Kale Chips

Picture of Crispy Kale "Chips" Recipe
Ingredients
1 head of Kale - Washed and thoroughly dried
2 tbsp Olive Oil
Sea Salt for Sprinkling

Directions
Preheat Oven to 275 Degrees F
Remove the ribs from the kale leaves and cut into 1 1/2inch pieces. Spread evenly across a baking sheet. Toss with olive oil and sea salt. Bake until crisp - 20 minutes- turning leaves at the 10 minute mark. 

Bon Appetit!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday's Marvellous Find

An Invitation To Style......Stella & Dot now has a 
Limited Edition SOHO Collection
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For More Details Check Out Stella & Dot
Brought to You By The Beautiful Christina Bell

Friday, September 23, 2011

Vintage Silver

Check out these Vintage Silver Plated Scalloped Gorham Trays 
with Chalkboard Centres.
Vintage Silver Plated Scalloped Gorham Tray with Chalkboard Center