“Winter is when an ocean of miserable water falls from the sky. Spring is when an ocean of miserable water gushes out my face.”
Although it legitimately pains me to accept that winter – or whatever warped smorgasbord of weather we were just subjected to over the past three months – is coming to a close, I am hesitantly excited for spring/summer & what it has to offer. I say hesitantly only because spring – for lack of a better word – SUCKS in my personal opinion, due to overly glutinous levels of rain, mud & all things “yuck” – it’s sole redeeming quality is that my birthday just so happens to be in April, & for those who’ve been following along for a while now – well, you know this is my absolute favourite day of the year! Anywho – I’m doing my best to embrace all things spring by looking forward to new styles & trends, because with a change in season, comes changes in our health & beauty routines! Weather definitely has an impact on our skin & obviously plays an influential role in our style selections, so with a few minor adjustments here & there, I’m showing you how to be “spring ready” come March 20th! (more…)
“A party without cake is just a meeting”
I honestly can’t say that I’ve EVER blogged or written so much about Valentine’s Day in such a condensed time frame! And to be quite frank… I’m more than one hundred percent sure that I’ve exhausted all semi-witty intros I can possibly think of. Which is just peachy considering I oh so willingly decided to dedicate this entire month to literally the one, single “day” that is Valentine’s Day. Le sigh. Anyways, enough whining from me – I just felt you needed a little “disclaimer situation” for future posts this month – onto the good stuff! Valentine’s Day Desserts… but ones that are actually good for you!! EEP! (more…)
Aside from healthy lifestyle changes, saving money is one of THE biggest resolutions people tend to make! Often we associate buying natural or organic groceries with a pretty hefty price tag.. but I’m showing YOU how to shop natural on $100 over at the Ambrosia Natural Foods blog! Click HERE to read!
“I just don’t want to look back & think… I could have eaten that“
Okay so, to be quite frank, as of this past Sunday I had absolutely ZERO planned for the blog this week…. like literally nadda. Insert: semi, slight panic attack. That was until my grandparents took myself & Andrei to this outrageously delicious restaurant called Paradise Farms Bistro for brunch. Have you ever been? Well if NOT, you should really go ASAP because it is freakin’ amazing, & seeing as how this month is dedicated entirely to Forecasting 2017, I thought that it would be rather fitting to profile this magical bistro as part of a “Restaurant Trend” post for the upcoming year! Problem solved… whew! 😉 (more…)
Dying to know what you’ll be chowing down on this year? From sea veggies, to “veggies” that are MEANT to taste like meat… I’m listing off five of the hottest food trends for 2017 over on the Ambrosia Blog! Click HERE to read more!
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Need a little inspo for your cocktail/mocktail game this NYE? Try this apple & pomegranate sparkler with these pomegranate infused ice cubes! Click HERE for my recipe over at Ambrosia!
“Dear Santa: This year please give me a fat bank account & a slim body. And please don’t mix those two up like you did last year”
Famous Quotes Ever
First & foremost… UGH… I had all of these really wonderful intentions to bestow a plethora of really fun, & fantastical Christmas-themed posts upon all of you this year! However I have recently come to the conclusion that as a “grown-up” Christmas is actually quite stressful, & Andy Williams totally lied when he declared this to be the most “Wonderful Time of the Year” because NEWSFLASH friends… I have never been more swamped, like EVER! Please tell me that I’m not alone on this one! SO in an effort to embrace the craziness that is the holiday season, yet simultaneously recapture some of that whimsical Christmas magic I’m so desperately craving, I’m revamping a Holiday Classic utilizing pre-made, “ready to go” ingredients… zero stress + yummy foods = Christmas Party Hack amazingness! So without further adieu, I give you an elevated version of Santa’s Milk & Cookies! (more…)
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Christmas is in FIVE DAYS… I repeat… Christmas is in FIVE DAYS! So you’re going to want to check out my last minute Stocking Stuffers over on the Ambrosia Blog HERE! From Christmas themed chocolate & tea’s to practical gifts like natural toothpaste or body care, I have more than got you covered this holiday season! Enjoy!
“Chocolate is cheaper than therapy, & you don’t need an appointment”
Okay so this overly inflated Blog Title may or may not be a slight exaggeration, but this mason jar hot chocolate is pretty darn cute, is it not? I wish that I could take credit for this adorable DIY, but truth be told I was totally inspired by my Aunt Liz, whom is essentially Martha Stewart 2.0. Every year around Christmas, my Aunt gives out these cookie/baked goods recipes in mason jars to friends & family, & they are just SUCH a hit.. so I thought I’d try my hand at a hot chocolate version! This is a super easy & cost-effective hostess gift with the most perfect personal touch! Enjoy! (more…)
I like to think that I know a thing or two about food… it is both delicious & just so happens to be an integral part of my chosen career path! Ambrosia IS a health food store after all! So be sure to check out my gift guide for the foodie on your list HERE!