Friday, April 18, 2014

[ hippity hoppity ]

WE ARE headed to Canada to see our folks and take a little break. I wonder if the Easter Bunny will find us there?

Have a wonderful Easter!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

[ ted baker love ]

ONE STORE that I've really grown to love is Ted Baker. It's a great mix of pretty, feminine collections with accessories to match. I love how they take a specific pattern and colourway and create a variety of pieces that all work together. I actually first came across Ted Baker while we were living in Ireland and I'm glad that they have a few stores in Dubai too.

I always find things I like year-round, but their spring/summer collections are so pretty in all their florals and pastel shades. Though it's a little on the pricier side for everyday pieces, it's always the first place I go if I'm looking for a special dress since their collections always include some great dresses for parties or events...

I also love the accessories and am always smitten by the fun selection of bags and scarves. My dear friend bought me this scarf covered in London houses and I love it...

... the colours are so pretty for spring and it will go with almost my entire wardrobe. Such a sweet friend she is!

If you don't have a store near you, they do have online shopping with free shipping in the US, UK and most international so it's worth checking out. No, I'm not being paid by Ted Baker but between this shop and Kate Spade, they're my favourites even just for window shopping!


Monday, April 14, 2014

[ cake mix cobbler ]

SOMETIMES I love a dessert that you can pull together with minimal effort ~ snoop around in your pantry and see what you find. This cobbler uses a simple cake mix and any type of canned fruit {or fresh or frozen}. Add some cream cheese and you're off to the races!

lisa's peach blueberry cake mix cobbler

what you need:

1 box of white or yellow cake mix
1/3 cup butter, softened
28 oz can of peaches, well drained (or 4-5 fresh peaches)
1 cup frozen blueberries {optional}
2 eggs
8 oz pkg cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla

how to:

1) Preheat oven to 350F. 
2) In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, 1 egg and butter until crumbly. Set aside 1 cup of crumble for topping.
3) Grease a 9x13" glass dish and press remaining crumble into dish to form a crust. Bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, slice peaches into 1" pieces.
4) Beat together cream cheese, 1 egg, vanilla and sugar until smooth. 
5) Remove baked crust from oven and layer peaches and blueberries over crust. Spread cream cheese mixture over fruit. Sprinkle reserved crumble over top.
6) Bake for 30-40 minutes until golden and fruit is bubbling. Allow to cool 30 minutes before serving ~ delicious with vanilla ice cream. Yum!


Saturday, April 12, 2014

[ happy weekend! ]

WE started our weekend with a fun night out with friends at the Atlantis for dinner. It made me realize that we really need to do these things more often! I guess no matter where you live, you get into a rut sometimes. What have you got going on this weekend?


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

[ best feelings ]

I WOULD add hugging my guy when he returns home from a business trip. What are your best feelings in the world?




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