Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cinco de Mayo Dinner Party

It all started with my husband and I wanting to invite some friends over for dinner... except when you are a blogger, you can't handle just hosting a potluck like a normal person. Instead, I wanted to spoil my guests with a four course dinner and I decided on a mexican theme to unite the menu.  Of course, I got a little carried away ended up planning an entire Cinco de Mayo dinner party fiesta complete with mini piƱatas!

A bright diy Cinco de Mayo dinner party fiesta complete with mini pinatas!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Black, White & Emerald // Nygard Slims Fashion Show



Saturday, April 16, 2016

Oreo Layer Cake with Chocolate Ganache Drip

Last week, I shared a peek into my dining room, and there just so happened to be a delicious looking Oreo cake sitting on my table.  I promised you guys I would share the recipe, so here it is!

My husband has a huge family and every month we have a birthday celebration for all the the birthdays that fall within that month.  I'm not lying when I say we have attempted to fit 11 names into the "happy birthday" song in the past!  Anyways, I made this Oreo layer cake for our February birthday celebration.  I wish I would have snapped a photo of what the inside of this cake looked like with the layered chocolate and vanilla cakes, but I promise you it was delicious!

Tutorial for how to bake a tall Oreo layer cake with an easy chocolate ganache drip.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Denim Darling // How to find the perfect jeans for your body!

Okay ladies, let's talk denim!  They are an essential part of any Canadian girl's wardrobe, but let's be honest, finding the perfect pair is no easy task!  So today I'm sharing a few of my best tips for shopping for denim and picking a pair that fits your body.

How to find the perfect jeans for your body + an all denim spring outfit inspiration look!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

To Build a Home // Inside my Dining Room!

Our new house is slowly but surely coming together, and today, I'm sharing a sneak peek into my dining room!

When we first got married we wanted a oversized farmhouse style dining table, but all of the ones we loved were waaaaay over our budget.  So we decided to diy one!  We made our table 7' long which is the perfect size for 6 people but is also big enough to add 2 extra chairs at the end (hello, dinner party for 8)!  We originally made matching benches to go along with the table, but after we found these Louis style chairs from World Market, we knew they would be a perfect match!

The Artcraft lighting fixtures were one of my absolute must haves when we were building our house.  I brought my mom with me when shopping for light fixtures and as soon as we saw these modern diamond shaped pendants we were both in love!  They come in a few different sizes, so we were able to carry the same fixture throughout the house and hang the matching oversized chandelier in our front entrance.

Ps. In case you were eying that delicious looking Oreo cake, I have good news for you!  I'll be sharing the recipe for it on the blog next weekend.  Umm yes please!

Blogger home tour: Inside a bright modern Parisian dining room with a diy farmhouse table.