If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I suck at packing. It takes me weeks to organize but I still over pack and end up with a bunch of stuff I don’t need and nothing I do need. But worse is that I have to lug around a million heavy bags. However, this time Hubster and I vowed to learn how to pack properly and not be weighed down by luggage. So we went out got us a couple of backpacks and went to work.
I chose a Jansport backpack because they are inexpensive and have a lifetime warranty. Plus they come in every color imaginable; I chose the Pink Poodle superbreak backpack. Isn’t it adorable? I am trying very hard to stay stylish while being super practical. I think I’m doing an alright job. Although as you can see the pack is a little overstuffed but I am working on it. Someday I will glide through airports as gracefully as Audrey Hepburn.
The Hubster did his best to pack with his one bag, but he needed a lot of help. He didn’t know how to properly roll his clothing to make it more compact. But I helped him out and it did eventually get everything inside.
I picked this one for Hubster from an etsy shop called Medium Control, it’s their Drop the Needle backpack. I really love the canvas green and cool hipster logo. It’s a little small, but it fit all his things and it looks really nice on.
Well, we’re off on our little holiday. I hope you guys have a fabulous couple of weeks. I’ll miss y’all.
Hello Darlings! Due to the week long power outage I got behind on my posts and I have run out of time to put posts together to appear over the holiday. I am so sorry. I am heading out soon to return to my native province for this festive season, so this will be my last post of the year. But have no fear, next year I will be back better than ever! More DIYs, awesome winter outfits, the guide to hats will continue and much much more.
I want to thank you all for your endless support. I want to thank you for all your lovely emails, messages and notes. You mean the world to me.
Happy Holidays Everyone and I hope you all have a fabulous New Years in the perfect frock <3
Chocolate Truffle Recipe!
Delicious Decadent Chocolate Ganache Truffles
I just made these for my Hubster and he said they were better than Lindt Truffles (which just happen to be his favorite). So, I thought I would share this simple recipe so you can make some for the people you love and get lots of compliments in return (FYI you count as someone you love and compliments from yourself are great!)
1 ounce Bittersweet or Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 bag of milk chocolate or dark chocolate chips
Take a serrated knife and chop up the chocolate into small or fine pieces. Then bring the heavy cream to a boil.
Pour the heavy cream over the chocolate and make sure most of the chocolate is covered. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Take a whisk and mix the chocolate and cream together. Take your time and do it slowly so it keeps a creamy texture.
You’ll know when you’re done mixing when it has a glossy texture. Put it in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
Okay, this is the tricky step. Take a scoop or spoon, then scoop out little mounds onto wax paper on a tray. Now mine don’t look very pretty, sadly I am no Martha Stewart. But they still taste delicious regardless of my odd shaped mounds. Ideally they would be perfectly round. Then put in the fridge again for a little while longer, like 2 hours.
This is the very messy part.
Melt chocolate either in the microwave or in a double boiler. Coat your hands in cocoa powder. Then pour a little chocolate in your hand.
Roll your mounds in the chocolate. Make sure they are fully coated, then place them in mini muffin cups and refrigerate for another couple of hours.
You will have delicious little treats, that are too good to stop eating.
Okay, so I have a major problem. In 20 days I will be heading home for the holidays, this is not a problem but very exciting news. The problem is that I have to pack for the holidays. I am terrible at packing, I mean it. Even when I was a teen and the only things I wore were jeans and band tees, I would pack 22 t-shirts for a two day trip. Plus, I have never had to pack for such an extended period of time, especially a time that contains so many special events and under 44 pounds so I can take it on the plane.
So, what to do?
How should I go about this? Do I pre-plan outfits? Do I just pick 10 items and mix and match as I go? Do I just decide to stay in my jammies for the whole holiday season? I am completely lost.
How do you guys do it? Does anyone else have as much trouble with this as I do?
I hope I am not alone in this.
So, the holiday season is upon us, therefor it is time to decorate! And no decorations are better than the ones you make yourself. I thought I would share my favorite decoration DIY of the season. Sadly, I did not think of this DIY but I did find it on the website for the Queen of the season; none other than Martha Stewart. These adorable little trees are made from old magazines, that are carefully folded and then decorated with your choice of glitter, paint or whatever you desire. They make perfect backdrops for your nick knacks, and look elegant on top of a book shelf. Plus if you cover them in glitter and turn on the holiday lights, they shimmer like new fallen snow. Check out the DIY here.
What are your fav holiday DIYs? Let me know, I would love to make some more!