Friday, February 12, 2016

Life File: Friday Links & Reads

Happy Friday!! Hope your week was great! With today being a PD day and Monday Family Day I get to enjoy an extra long weekend and I'm not mad about it! It's going to be a freezing one (the forecast for tomorrow is -30 celsius!) so no outdoor runs and lots of indoor activities ;)

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and a happy Valentine's Day! Here's what I have this week, hope you enjoy it:

14 Ways to Dress like a NYFW Street Style Star on a Budget
. Easy ways to become healthy, wealthy and wise
. These Are Going To Be Fall 2016's Top 10 Colors, According To Pantone
6 Must-Read Tips That Will Make You More Productive Than Ever
7 Things You Should Clean Every Single Day
. Anybody else excited for this? Can't wait!
. Get extra 40% off all sale at Anthropologie. Looving this top, this pouch and this whole set.
. And get 30% off all sale at Madewell, yay! This is the perfect weekend sweater, this is a wardrobe staple for a STEAL, and who doesn't love a good striped top? More pick below :)
. Love this backpack!
. Gorgeous top!
. Last minute Valentine's Day gift ideas: DIY Heart Mug, DIY heart chocolates, DIY chocolate bars, DIY heart dish and around Toronto swing by Crown Flora for beautiful bouquets, and hit the Distillery for their Valentine's Day Pop up on Saturday ;)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Food File: How to Make Sugar Hearts

Oh my Goodness, when you read how freaking easy it is to make these sugar hearts you're going to flip out! I don't even take sugar with my tea but man aren't they cute? If your Valentine takes his/hers coffee or tea with sugar, wouldn't this be a cute little surprise? Considering how easy they are to make, you seriously have nothing to loose!

You need:
. 2 cups of granulated sugar
. Food coloring
. 4 teaspoons of water
. Parchment paper

In a bowl, mix the sugar with the food coloring and the water. Because I was looking for a light pink color I actually diluted 1 drop of red food coloring in one teaspoon of water, but I guess it all depends on the color you're after; just keep in mind that 1 single drop is quite strong (on my first attempt I ended up with a very bright pink color, and that came from 1 single drop!). Mix it all using a fork or spoon and pour the mixture on your counter on some parchment paper. Roll it or press it down and use cookie cutters to cut out the heart shapes. Carefully transfer them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake them for about 10 min at 200 degrees. Let them cool and you're set! Isn't it the easiest? Won't take you more than 20 min (baking time included).

Photography by Heidi Lau