I’M BACK! + Current Obsessions

OMYGOODNESS HELLLOOOOOO! ! ! !! ! ! !!!! After taking an unintended hiatus from blogging (because winter ruins everything, you guys). I’m back and resolving to maintain a somewhat regular writing schedule! It’s like I’ve come out of hibernation after a long winter and it feels GREAT.

Let’s start things off with: THINGS I’M CURRENTLY OBSESSED WITH.

Sephora’s VIB 15% off sale is SO dangeroux but SO wondrous. I’m telling you, these goodies in the picture below are ACE. I’m not one for writing product reviews because there are PLENTY of reviews ‘on-the-line’ for these, so all I’ll say is that they’re mucho fantastic and worth the splurge. Tarte Amazonian Clay Airbrush Foundation, Tarte Airbuki Brush, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer, Too-Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder [Insert rhetorical question here, like what did you get at the VIB sale? I know you won't leave a comment, but maybe one of you will humour me.]

Ok that’s all. It’s nice to be back! :)

XO, MC

Easy Apple Pie

Unlike pumpkin, everyone’s favourite autumnal gourd, the classic homemade apple pie is one of those desserts that you can obviously enjoy year-round. Nevertheless, the seasonal relevance of warm apple pie right now makes it a necessary addition to your cold-weather baking repertoire.

Easy Apple Pie

This easy apple pie has definitely become one of my new favourite recipes. It’s unlike anything I’ve baked before: it involves making a delicious (and SIMPLE) caramel sauce concoction that you pour over the apples, rather than tossing them in sugar and cinnamon. The result is a delectable pie that will bring all the boys to the yard… or all their girlfriends begging you for the recipe. If that doesn’t happen… well, that’s okay. More pie for you.  Pie is always an acceptable form of breakfast.

DON’T FORGET TO ADD A SCOOP OF VANILLA ICE CREAM.

XO, MC

It’s been a slice, 2013!

This past year has been a blast – everything from settling into a new apartment, travelling (Coachella, Seattle, Belize, and a quickie in Houston for some Chuy’s tex-mex), getting in my first Stampede as a Calgarian, gaining more confidence in my career, summer flinging, picnics at Coal Harbour, concerts, gazing at beautiful prairie sunsets, folk festing, visiting old friends, weddings (not my own), turning 25, eating a lot of ice cream, running my first 10k, and revelling in all the other ordinary adventures in between. Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when we look back everything’s different?

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“Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” See you soon, 2014 xx

<3 MC

Lazy Day Dressing

Adrianne Ho, Lazy Day Dressing

Everyone would be so much happier if we could all just wear sweatpants. All the time. Or clothes that feel like you’re wearing sweatpants/pajamas, YOUKNOW? Sigh, Tuesdays-that-feel-like-Mondays. Especially Tuesdays after Thanksgiving (all that pumpkin pie, amirite!) Happy belated Thanksgiving, my lovely Canadians.

<3 MC