Liebster Award Nominee

Yes that’s right! I’ve been nominated for the liebster award. It’s probably one of the most exciting things to happen to me. It’s amazing to be noticed for something you absolutely love doing.

So these are my answers to the questions I’ve been asked and I happen to love answering questions so here goes..

1. What is the best thing you’ve learnt since you started blogging?

Wow where would I even begin? Literally everything I have learnt has been valuable to me but I guess the “best” would be the fact that it’s such a strong and activ community of bloggers that really are there to help.

2. What is the inspiration behind your blog?

The inspiration behind my blog came when I realized that I love sweets so much that I want to make a career out of it whether that be with owning a bakery or blogging! Of course I chose blogging.

3. Your favourite book and author?

My favorite book would definitely have to be Alice in wonderland and my favourite author although it’s not the author of this book she’s amazing either way and that is J.K rowling.

4. What are 5 of your daily must-haves?

I have to have my morning tea! My laptop, my phone, my planner and my DIY face masks.

5. How many countries have you visited?

Id say it’s about 3. I really wish it could be all of them!

6. What is your favourite movie and why?

Well again, it’s Alice in wonderland! The whole escape from reality is what grabs my attention. I love all the magical and odd things going on in wonderland it’s a beautiful place (if everything wasn’t trying to kill you). I love that it makes me feel like a kid again watching it and being so fascinated by all of the characters.

7. Train ride or flight?

100% a flight! I love airplanes, I’d be on one everyday if I could.

8. What can’t you fail to do in the morning?

Wake up and plan my next blog post and work on making it better everyday.

9.Your dream in the blogging industry?

My biggest dream is to become a top blogger known all over the world for my baking and be sponsored by my favorite baking brands and companies to show how much I love what they offer. To be someone people will look up to.

10. Cold seasons or sunny seasons? Why?

Cold! There’s nothing I love more than a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows and a good old Christmas movie by the fire. Being cold means you get to get cozy and cuddle up! The warmth around Christmas time just makes me wish it could stay all year ‘round.

11. Share with us your plan for Christmas.

Well, I have two families. My own and my fiancé’s. Christmas Day we will spend at our house opening gifts with everyone in the morning, and for our family tradition, we visit my aunts house where we share more gifts and have my aunts amazing turkey dinner! The day after Christmas we all visit my sister (and again more gifts and more turkey) and we all spend time together as a family enjoying each other’s company. I’m really excited! This year everyone is in new houses so it will be a new experience to create more memories.

Winning the liebster award would be an absolute honour.

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How You Can Work From Home Full Time

This is something we ALL want in life. Well maybe like 90% of people because there are some people who really just love working and that’s great! But I’ve had my share of working for other people and working in customer service where people just look at you as less important than them.. and that’s just not something I want to do for the rest of my life.

So, I took it upon myself to try and learn how to work from home! I have to say it wasn’t easy.. it took me about a year to figure just exactly what works and what doesn’t and a TON of research. You really gotta do your research in this one because there are so many things that go into this business and so many options to choose from. It’s kind of exciting and one of the best parts is that I feel like I learned more doing this then I ever have in school.

I decided I wanted to help other people achieve that dream also because when I think back to last year, man was I struggling just to get an answer out of anybody who was willing to show me some details and I was intrigued! Until they told me it was 500$ To obtain this information, which is completely absurd in my opinion.

I wrote an e book for all you lucky readers to get today that contains all the information I know! So you don’t have to feel stuck or confused like I did. I took the guesswork out for you! I tell you everything you need to know from how to start your online business and what tools to use to get you started. How exciting is that? When has anyone just given a straight answer like that? For some reason all the people I have come across want to keep it a secret.. I don’t know why because once I found out how to do it, it wasn’t all that special of a secret.

I’m not going to sell this to you for 500$ or 100$ or even 20$.. this book is available for only 15$! That’s an amazing price compared to all these other ebooks and guides out there that are charging outrageously high. The low price of just 15$ will get you on the road to success.

So if you’d like to start working from in just a few minutes then you can get my book at:

http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/workingfromhometoday

Leave a comment down below and let me know what you think of the book once you’ve purchased it and how it helped you!

 

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The Most Insanely Delicious Brownie Cookie Dough Recipe EVER

There’s two things I love most in this world, brownies and edible cookie dough and I thought “let’s combine the two and create a recipe that shakes the world!”

I’m going to show you just how easy and how delicious this recipe really is and you’ll see why this is the best thing to ever touch your lips.

To make this recipe you will need a number of things. If you want to make the brownies from scratch you’ll need:

Serves 10

  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 cup coca powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 teasooon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Or you can skip this whole step and buy yourself a pre-made package and just follow the instructions on the box.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Pour mixture into 9×9 inch greased pan and bake for 20 minutes. Use a toothpick to judge correctly.

For the cookie dough:

I’d like to take this moment to thank god for giving us the gift of edible cookie dough.

Serves 8

  • 1 3/4 cup of flour (add two more tablespoons)
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chips

To put your mind more at ease you can also bake the flour separately all by itself to make it more edible. I just eat it without baking but that’s up to you! If you’d like to know how: bake at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes.

To make the rest of the cookie dough, combine all dry ingredients first, then start adding the butter, vanilla extract,milk and chocolate chips  Stir until well combined.

Once your cooled you can spread the cookie dough mixture on top of the brownies and place it in the fridge for about an hour. Once it’s done you can go ahead and cut a slice! Enjoy!

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Note: I can’t guarantee that this will make your flour safe to eat, I still do it this way but consume at your own risk.

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5 Holiday Treats You NEED To Try Before You Diet

We all have our New Years resolutions and a lot of them involve eating healthier. I’ve had my fair share of trying to be healthy but it never works for me so I’ll stick with the treats.

Here I have a list of 5 incredibly delicious holiday treats you need to try because they will make your life just that much better! I’ll save the best for last.

1. Sugar Cookie Trees 

Now these are a winner at any party (or even just to eat all to yourself). The taste of the sugar and the shape of the cookies make it feel like heaven in your mouth.

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2. Gingerbread Cookies!

These are possibly the best cookies that were ever invented. There really is a god! The contrast of all the flavours mixed together bring out the best qualities in this dessert. Everyone knows gingerbread cookies are a holiday tradition that you can’t ever give up!

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3. Rice Krispy Squares

These are best when eaten right out of the oven (cooled of course because you don’t want to burn your mouth off). These squares feel like they melt in your mouth. Friggin spectacular and worth the effort.

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4. Reindeer Pops

These are even more amazing than regular cake pops because they are in reindeer form! And who doesn’t love reindeers amirite? So cute and so incredibly tasty! One of the best for any holiday event. Okay, who am I kidding? They’re good for anything at any time of the day.

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Now I promised you I’d save the best for last so here is this amazing Christmas treat and my personal favourite.

5. Peppermint Bark

If you have never tried peppermint bark, take it from me, you definitely need to! What is more festive and more delicious than that you ask? I’ll tell you, absolutely nothing. Peppermint flavoured anything is a must have during the holidays and what better way to eat than with chocolate? It is an all around amazing dessert that I can’t wait to devour this coming week.

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So make sure you take advantage of all these delicious treats before it’s too late! Make them all and eat them all! Enjoy responsibly, don’t get too drunk on chocolate.

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Hearty, Holiday Sweet Potato Soup

I absolutely love cooking. I love food (which is why I can’t lose weight). So recently I discovered how to make sweet potato soup and it has now become my new favourite for supper! It is the best comfort food and the perfect thing to warm up with this winter. And I’m going to let you all in on my secret recipe.

For this awesome recipe you will need:

  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 2-3 cups of chicken broth (depending on how thick or liquidy you want it)
  • 1 cup whipping cream (optional for extra thickness)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • teaspoon of minced garlic
  • a pinch of salt and pepper

Serves 4 people

Additionally if you’d like, you can also add carrots.

Start with peeling all of the potatoes and cut them up so that they cook faster. Place them in a pot of boiling water and boil for about 20 minutes or until tender. In a separate pot, add your broth, cream, brown sugar and garlic and let it simmer.

Once the potatoes are cooked, drain the water out and start mashing them until they are a smooth consistency. Or chunky if that’s what you prefer. Transfer them into the pot of broth, mix in well and let it cook for about ten minutes, keep stirring repeatedly.

When it’s done it should look like this:

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P.S: you can always add more brown sugar it makes it taste better and you can never have too much sugar.

There you have it! Enjoy!

‘Tis The Season For Homemade Egg Nog

We all want to know how to make egg nog! Well, at least I know I do. One of the reasons I wanted to know is because it’s kind of expensive for a 1L of egg nog at the grocery store and I want all the egg nog I can get for a low price, I’m obsessed with egg nog.. and this way, if you ever have a craving in the middle of July then you’ll have your fix!

So first things first, you need to gather all your supplies! You’ll need:

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • And any alcohol you prefer (I personally would choose baileys)

God knows we can’t live without alcohol ESPECIALLY around the holidays. 

Directions:

Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites and set the egg whites aside, whisk the egg yolks while adding the milk in slowly and gradually adding in the heavy cream and the sugar. Whisk it together using either a hand mixer or a stand mixer and once mix until it looks frothy and everything is incorporated nicely.

Next, whisk the egg whites until they have a fluffy look to them, and pour it ontop of the egg mixture. This makes 6 cups in total, and waaay cheaper for these ingredients than the store bought 1L. It always tastes better when you put in your own effort!

And there you have it! You can top it off with ground cinnamon, cinnamon sticks or nutmeg of your choose. Enjoy!


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DIY Gifts When You’re On A Budget

If you know me, you know I loove diy’s! I will try to diy anything I can and I’m always crafting here and there, it’s so much better to put your own touch on things instead of spending the money on something you can do yourself and it’s fun!

Since Christmas is right around the corner (and finally we got snow just in time!) I’ve come up with some awesome ideas for you to diy for your friends and family this holiday season.

First one: mason jar cookie recipe

If you know someone in your family who loves baking then this is the perfect gift for them. Make sure you find a recipe you like because the whole point of the recipe is so that they don’t have to do so much of the work. Use dry ingredients only.

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips

Since they have the basics in there they’ll only have to add the wet ingredients later.

This is an awesome gift and I would love if someone gave me this for Christmas! And how festive are cookies right?

 

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Okay so for the next cute idea, here we have sort of the same concept, it’s a pot pourri mason jar. How cute and lovely is that! You can get any jar from your local Walmart or dollar store for very cheap prices.

There are certain ingredients to use especially if you want it so smell “christmasey”. For this pot pourri gift, you will need

  • rosemary
  • real pine
  • cinnamon sticks
  • frankincense essential oil (optional)

put them all together in the jar and shake it up to get all the scents stirring. I added some sparkly decorative balls, faux acorns and faux plants to give it that winter cabin feel. On the outside I decorated it with a faux white flower and some ribbon, I also added a chalkboard sticker to write whatever you’d like. Here’s what it looks like,

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How elegant and cute! I absolutely love how this turned out. And it smells AMAZING. If you’d like, you can also tell the person that the “real items” in there they can boil so they’re whole house smells like it! Those would be the pine, rosemary and cinnamon sticks. Really versatile and thoughtful gift.

Ok so for the last one, this one is super cute. It is a diy wall planner/wall art.

I bought these little frames from the dollar store and what I did was take out the pictures and the paper from the back, and I printed out my own background of choice and put it inside. What you’ll do next is get some little hooks that you’re able to screw into the top and bottom of the frames to hook them together so that they can hang.

If you’re planning on writing on it use a washable marker that way you can erase it and reuse it for whatever you’d like to write! It should look like this when it’s done:

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So affordable, easy and chic! Perfect for the art lover in your life!

I hope these gifts ideas are something you’d like to try, they make awesome presents! Leave a like down below and comment which one is your favorite!