• Aug 19

    Bachelor in Paradise: Episode 3

    August 19, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Is it just me….or is this show just getting WAAAAAY to repetitive and boooring???? I feel like ALL of their dates are the same, and they’re visiting all the same places in Mexico! They should be incorporating challenges or something…they definitely need to add a huge twist into the show to make it a bit more interesting!

    This week, Marquel was dating everyone! It was SOO crazy when he almost got struck by lightning! Scary stuff! This week, I guess he’s just trying to test the waters and take time to figure out who the BEST fit for him, but matching up with Jackie was very unexpected!

    Are Lacy and Marcus SO boring together that the cameramen don’t film them at all?! What’s up with that?!

    AshLee is showing her craziness more and more throughout this season! Did you SEE Graham’s eye rolls throughout their date?!?! It’s so hard to tell if he’s really interested in her, or if he’s just playing it safe!

    I REALLY wanted Michelle to make it work with Robert and sway him…but he’s made it clear that he sees something better with Sara!! I’m sorry, but I was NOT okay with Sara crying and feeling sorry for herself the ENTIRE episode! Show some initiative and ask people on dates instead!

    Oh Elise, you’re head over heels for Chris!!! I hope he’s into you as much as you’re into him! Take care of that leg :) It was so cute when Chris gave the rose to Michelle….I didn’t know WHAT would happen in that moment! I totally thought that all four of them would have to go home, but it’s great that Michelle can still stay! You are killing it with your style and fashion, you go girl!

    Until next week…
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  • Aug 18

    Comfy Basics

    August 18, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Loving my comfy summer basics this season! Although it's important to look great, comfort is JUST as important!! These shoes are the most comfortable shoes I own! I've been living in them!!!!! Have a great week my loves!

    Top via TopShop (similar) | Jeans via Paige Denim | Shoes via Sole Society | Watch via Michael Kors | Necklace (similar) | Sunglasses (similar)




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  • Aug 15

    Food Friday: Angel Cakes

    August 15, 2014 • 10:00 am

    There is a good reason these pancakes are called 'Angel Cakes' around our family...they are soo fluffy and delicious! My Dietitian cousin Tori of Fraiche Nutrition makes these for every special breakfast we have, and they just get devoured!!!  You can substitute gluten-free flour for the regular flour in the recipe for anybody avoiding gluten (she uses Patricia Chuey's Gluten-Free Multipurpose Baking Blend). AND....today also just happens to be her wedding anniversary!!!! Congratulations on five beautiful years with your best friend!!!! Take it away, Tori!

    Thank you Jilly!!!! These pancakes were nicknamed Angel Cakes by a great family friend who fell in love with them when I made them while camping one morning.  He ate the WHOLE batch! This recipe was adapted from Fine Cooking.


    3 tbsp. melted butter

    2 c. flour

    ¼ c. sugar

    2 ½ tsp. baking powder

    ½ tsp. baking soda

    ½ tsp. salt

    2 ½  c. buttermilk

    2 large eggs

    1 tsp. vanilla


    1. Melt the butter in a saucepan or microwave and cool.

    2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.

    3. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs with a fork and add the buttermilk, vanilla and cooled melted butter.

    4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until mixed: do not over mix!  It will still look lumpy.

    5. Heat a griddle or pan with a small amount of vegetable oil on medium heat, pour into pancake shapes of your choice, and flip when the bubbles appear on the top and the bottom is golden brown.

    6. Enjoy with whatever you like to dress your pancakes with. 

    I hope you love them as much as Charlie does!!!! Have a great weekend!




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  • Aug 14


    August 14, 2014 • 10:00 am


    What do you think of this cute little office???? I absolutely LOVE the fact that it serves as a guest bedroom as well - very versatile space! I wanted this room to still reflect the same colour scheme I used throughout the house, with light furniture and masculine accessories. This home could be yours! Don't forget to stop by the PNE this summer to see it!!!!

    Here are the lovely details of the space: light fixture is from Pine Lighting, furniture is from Lane Home Furnishings, faux flowers from Trims, and a few finishing touches from HomeSense! Let me know what you think of it, I hope you enjoyed the tour!

    Big thanks to Janis Nicolay for the photos, and Dana Valeria for helping make this happen!



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  • Aug 13

    Currently Coveting

    August 13, 2014 • 10:00 am


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    I don't know about you but there are sooo many things I'm obsessing over lately! As we transition into the late summer months, these pieces will work as amazing staples for the upcoming changing seasons!!!



    I hope you're all making the most of your summer!



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  • Aug 12

    Bachelor in Paradise: Episode 2

    August 12, 2014 • 10:00 am

    WOW...was that a lot of back and forth last night or WHAT?! I honestly had no idea who would pick who by the end of this episode!!! Michelle K??? How could you possibly make someone want to jump off a balcony and injure himself? I feel like that could have been SO much worse…thank God he’s ok!!!!!

    I really didn’t think that Lacy was into Marcus based on last week….she made it seem like she was CRAZY about Robert last episode! Because of that…I was pretty certain that Robert would be going home….but HE STAYED!

    Which brings me to Dylan! I kind of understand where he was coming from…he arrived and was immediately latched onto Elise because she was obsessed with him, and he never had a chance to get to know anyone else or explore other connections. When he finally voiced his opinion, Elise took it WAAAY to far with a steamy ocean make out with Chris. To be honest, I think Dylan was probably relieved that she did that because it gave him the FREE pass and allowed him to see what else was out there!! Elise's speech was just too much! The reactions of everyone were HILARIOUS to watch! Do you think Sara wanted to stay true to Elise, and that’s why she didn’t give Dylan the rose??? I totally thought she would give it to him!

    Marquel telling Michelle that he would change things about her…like her love of drinking, was a COMPLETE turn off. You should never say that there are things you would change or prefer to be different about anyone! It’s just rude! However, he is sweet and darling, so hopefully it will all work out!

    I’m so excited to see who else arrives! Sayonara Ben and Dylan!!!!!!

    Until next week…




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