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Happy Halloween!!

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I hope you are all have a great day full of costumes, fun and treats ūüôā Although the kids will be all over the Halloween classics (oh henry, reese pieces, skittles, mars bars etc. etc.) the adults need some fun treats too!

I was browsing the recipes I’ve saved from other bloggers & websites and decided to share some delicious chocolate recipes with all of you! ¬†Rich, chocolate treats- perfect for your Halloween party!

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Chocolate Mousse

Salted Dark Chocolate Nutella Cookies

Chocolate Souffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles

and a Halloween recipe: Chocolate Halloween Cookies!

YUM

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wishing you all a wonderful day and a happy & safe Halloween!

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color inspiration: gold accents

Good Morning Everyone

I decided to write a color inspiration post today and although it first came from a wedding photo the trends are great for any type of occasion!

I’ve seen so many gold accents for parties and metallics are a big trend for home decor as well.

Here are some simple, classy ways to incorporate gold without being over the top.

For Parties

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I love both of these looks! The gold accents in the charger, stationary and cutlery gives this black event a super chic look! The gold cutlery, votives and centrepiece vases are also a nice glamorous touch to the white pieces.

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even just a few accessories will make an impact.

For entertaining

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This board says it all!

For the home

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We all know how much I love west elm- every one of these pieces is gorgeous and I can’t wait to add them to my space.

This time of year you can find great gold pieces in any store! Homesense, Ikea, Target, Bouclair, Pier 1, ZGallerie, etc.

DIY

gold stripe vase

Use painters tape to give a simple vase a personalized touch. You can add some color and make your own design! (This idea would work for clear votives as well)

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what do you guys think of this trend?

wishing you all a wonderful day!

halloween treats

Halloween is just a few days away!!

Remember my pumpkin decor post? and my pumpkin seed post? Well this one is all about the kids!

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Keep the kids busy after school (or during a halloween party) and have some fun with them.

These treats are simple, fun and so tasty!

Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Halloween Gingerbread House

Halloween Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Peanut Butter Jack o Lanterns

Goblin Goo Cups

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Get the kids to draw a face on the clear plastic cup. In the meantime, prepare vanilla pudding and add a few drops of green food coloring. Let them help you fill the cups and top with crushed oreo or chocolate cookie. YUM!

Can you guys tell I love special occasions? I really think you can make it fun at any age. 

that’s all for now – wishing you all a wonderful evening!

* I do not own any of the photos posted above. I have collected them from various sites.

pumpkin seeds

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I posted about pumpkins and fall decor here, and now that Halloween is just a few days away I have some recipes for pumpkin seeds!

I usually like my pumpkin seeds baked with a tiny bit of olive oil and some salt but these bloggers had some suggestions I just had to try!

Caramel Pumpkin Seeds

Salt & Vinegar Pumpkin Seeds

Italian Seasoned Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet & Spicy

Cinnamon Sugar

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Have any of you tried pumpkin seed brittle?? I saw this recipe but haven’t tried it yet! It’s on the list.

Tomorrow I’ll be posting recipes for fun Halloween treats to bake with the kids.

wishing you all a wonderful day!

 

 

DIY special: mason jars

I’ve had a box of mason jars in my office for the past few months. I’ve decided this weekend I am going to dress them up!

I have seen so many cute ways to make use of mason jars for decor and entertaining-

here are a few simple, cute ideas to make use of yours. 

For decor

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For the home

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Make your home smell yummy by filling the jar with coffee beans and placing a tea light on top.

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everyone needs a piggybank!

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For Gifting & Entertaining

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I love the idea of a homemade gift- fill a jar with cookie mix and a recipe or bake mini cookies and give them in the mason.

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Great DIY project and gift- a homemade candle.

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Use jars for serving drinks or desserts-yum!

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Personalize the jelly with a crafty label or wrap.

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happy crafting! wishing you all a wonderful day!

what’s for dinner tonight

Tonight’s dinner was one those “make up the menu on the spot” dinners. It turned out to be yummy so it became a what’s for dinner tonight? post..

Here’s what was on the menu:

Spinach Stuffed Chicken : I created a slit in the boneless, skinless chicken breast and filled it with my spinach mixture (cream cheese, grated parmesan, chopped spinach and garlic powder). I don’t measure this, I add until it looks right to me. ¬†You can then marinate the chicken or coat it with breadcrumbs (we liked it crispy tonight so I used the breadcrumbs).

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Sweet Potato Cubes: I peel and chop the sweet potatoes into small cubes. I toss them in olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder (I ran out of potato seasoning but this was just as good!)

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I’ve had the healthy foodies Grilled Corn Salad on my mind so I made this as another side.

I do not own the photos posted above. I got them from google and added them to the post.

entertaining tips coming tomorrow.

wishing you all a wonderful evening!

 

wedding accessories: the groom’s corner

Happy Tuesday Everyone

Today’s post is about weddings.. I stumbled upon some amazing wedding videos last night and I am feeling totally inspired (as usual) by weddings.

We tend to focus a lot on the bride and her bridesmaids when it comes to accessories. There is nothing wrong with that but as a planner I like remind everyone that the groom is just as important and we want him to feel special too!

I was doing some research and put together a few cute accessories from the groom’s corner on Etsy.

Here are my favourite finds:

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I love this striped bow tie by 2Marys.

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These bottle openers by EngravingPro are amazing! Personalized and useful- the perfect man’s gift.

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Hangers by Design sells this awesome groom’s hanger. I’ve seen them for brides but having one for your guy would make him feel like it’s his special day (even if he may say he doesn’t need it).

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Love these cuff links by IzzysVintageGarden. Once again personalized and the perfect touch to any suit.

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NestingProjectWed thought of your guy!! We always see the “bride” shirts, sweaters and robes for her to get ready in.. this is something the groom can wear on the day of and have as a keepsake.

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We all know I love stationary, this cute paper wrap to go around socks will create some laughter and lighten the mood for a nervous groom! Just a reminder you are always thinking about him.

Feeling romantic now.. time to cook dinner for my guy.

wishing you all a wonderful evening!

butter

Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope you all enjoyed the weekend. Yesterday I met up with a girlfriend to walk down lakeshore, go into the little shops and have a coffee and dessert at the sweetest little bakery. I also bought some fresh made loaves of bread and it inspired me to get cooking! I love a piece of toast with a tasty homemade butter.

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Here are some homemade butter recipes you guys might like :

Sweet

Honey Cinnamon Butter

Vanilla Bean Sweet Butter

Honey Roasted Almond Butter

Savoury

Garlic Herb Butter

Honey Chili Butter

Chive Butter

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Enjoy!

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wishing you all a wonderful evening

whoopie pies

Happy Saturday Everyone,

I was looking for a fun recipe to make for girls night and I decided whoopie pies would be it. There are so many great combinations out there, I had so much fun looking through recipes to pick some for my party. As usual, I chose a few simple favourites to share with all of you, here they are!

Apple Spice Whoopie Pies– so fitting for the season!

Red Velvet – the classic

Funfetti Whoopie Pies – love this for a party with kids

Mocha – YUM

Chocolate Whoopie Pies with Malted Buttercream & Walnut Filling– let’s get fancy, this sounds delicious.

Looking for more dessert inspiration this weekend?

Check out these posts. ¬†macarons, s’mores, cookies, frozen treats, pie, Thanksgiving Desserts.

PumpkinWhoopiePies1  Whoopie Pie 2

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wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Happy Friday: my big announcement!

Happy Friday Everyone!!

I have had a crazy busy few months and I am so excited to share the launch of my business with all of you.

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As you know, I have been working in the events industry for the past few years and I have found a passion in working closely with clients on smaller celebrations (intimate weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthdays, anniversaries, cocktail parties, holiday soirees etc.)

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For as long as I can remember I have loved having friends and family around to celebrate anything- big or small!

the creative details will bring a unique approach to events and assist clients with their celebrations to ensure they are personalized, creative, beautifully simple and stress-free.

We offer consulting services, full planning and DIY accessory packages personalized and dropped off at your door!

I will continue to update this blog as my personal blog (posting recipes, decor ideas, entertaining tips and everyday inspiration). I will start a business blog but for now you can find the creative details here on Facebook and here on Twitter. I would love to connect and update you all there!

Thanks in advance everyone ūüôā yummy desserts coming tomorrow.

wishing you all a wonderful day!