~ December 2013 Archives ~

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like… / December 20, 2013

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The holidays are so close! Don’t you just love this time of year? The snow, the lights, the desserts. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. There is just so much to be inspired by at this time of year, so I thought I’d do a little round-up of my favourite holiday links, if you’d like to peruse:

I’ve had my eye on this Donna Hay recipe for a few months, and I think Christmas day is just the right time to make it! A trifle in cake form?! They are so clever.

In need of a festive cocktail recipe? This one by Apartment 34 looks delicious! And don’t even get me started on how pretty the table setting is and how stunning the photos are.

Sometimes my sweet tooth has no limits, so adding this healthy yet cute option onto a dessert table is probably a smart idea. Though, who am I kidding, I’d probably just add in one measly strawberry beside the pile of cheesecake and cookies already on my plate!

I recently found this beautiful (and Canadian, yippee!!) stationary company. I stumbled across their gift wrap inspiration page, and loved every single ribbon & wrapping idea. If your family is anything like mine, the wrapping often gets more ooohs and aaahs than the actual present ;) It’s the little things.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful holiday!!

Red & White / December 6, 2013

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While I was working on some photos for StockFood a little while ago I came across pomegranate seeds and vanilla yogurt in my fridge. Usually I go to the store and pick out whatever is prettiest at the time to photograph, but this one just happened to come together with ingredients I already had on hand. Bing bang boom! I know this snack idea is not exactly exciting or inventive, but sometimes it’s the simplest foods that are the most delightful, isn’t it? Nothing quite like the beauty of a pomegranate seed in my opinion. They’re especially pretty around this time of year, when anything red and white reminds me of the holidays and the white fluffy snow that’s soon to come, and instantly puts me in a festive mood. I didn’t add in anything else this time since I wanted to keep the photos pretty simple colour-wise, but honey or granola or chocolate chips would be great additions, if you feel so inclined. Happy Weekend to all!