Posts tagged "design blog"

My Fashion  Sale Picks

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season.We are having a wonderful time in Hawaii eating, relaxing and spending lots of time together while taking in this breathtaking place.How was your Christmas, did you get everything your little heart desired? You might have been fortunate enough to be given a gift card or some moolah and(GUESS WHAT?)the sales are here. Norstrom's has a 1/2 yearly sale that is pretty awesome that I...

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Wrapping 101

Hello, I love to collect my wrapping all year long. The places I haunt are Homesense, Chapters, Marshalls Winners and sometimes I stumble upon it in my travels in some pretty random places. I like to be prepared and don't love traditional Christmas wrapping. Paper Ya in Granville Island has some amazing silk ribbon and paper as well but I try to do it way before the season has arrived. I also...

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Lemon Lavender Shortbread

Hello, Do you like to bake? I am much better at cooking savory dishes but love the creative touches you can add to baking like gold leaf, piping and molding fondant.I always make Christmas cookies, some work and some don't but this recipe is a keeper.  If you love lavender than this shortbread cookie is for you, and it is so easy to make! It completely melts in your mouth so fast...

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GIFTS FOR HIM

Hello, dolls. How many special men do you have in your life that can be super hard to buy for? I know my husband is, he is one of those guys who seems to have everything so I do need to work hard to find some good gifts he will love. You might have to buy for your brother, Dad, Father-in-law, boyfriend or hubbie. Here are some gift ideas for those hard working...

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LANGLEY TRAVEL SERIES: PART ONE

Hello, Today is the start of a little travel series around my neighborhood that will eventually take us into the city. One of the most frequently asked questions by my readers is "Where do I shop in Langley"? Where to begin I ask myself, being the shopper that I am.lol. If you follow my Instastories than you know I always hit up Marshalls, Winners, and love Homesense on any given...

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Warm Black Bean Soup and Cornbread

Who is craving soup with all these cold days we have been getting? I know I have and one of my favorites is homemade Black Bean Soup. Get your Vitamix out and you will have a tasty soup in just 40 minutes. If you don't have a Vitamix, get one, because you can make the best soups, dips, dressings and shakes in no time at all, and not much mess....

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Deep Dish Apple Pear Pie

  Good Morning, Over here at the Betts home, the apples and pears are abundant. We have one big tree and a few dwarfs that have produced some beautiful fruit this year. Although I usually make pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, this year I thought I would make good use of the fruit we grew. I had never combined the two in the past, but the result of pairing the two...

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Thanksgiving In Style

Hello, Thanksgiving is one of our most cherished traditions here at the Betts home, and I just love to make it an exceptional experience for all my loved ones, family and friends included. We love to sit around the table enjoying good food and sharing what we are most grateful for in our lives. The outpour of love is so special and creates bonds that are unbreakable. So let's make...

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SALTED CARAMEL PUMPKIN PIE COOKIES

Who doesn't love baking with pumpkin?! My boys love everything from pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds to these delicious salted caramel pumpkin pie cookies. I love to get them involved in baking with me. It's a perfect time to bond with your child and sharpen their math skills too. I think it's a 1-1 ratio of cookie dough in the mouth to what ends up in the oven:) This spells success to...

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My Mom Life Uniform

  Happy Tuesday. Tuesday is a much more productive day for me as I am energized, and my brain is securely back in hustle mode. I always seem to fall back on a few outfits during my work week; they are comfortable to do all my running around in a while still looking pulled together. I have been known to trot around in my gym gear all day long, but...

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