Tuesday, December 20, 2011


I am seriously craving this Barbour Beaufront Jacket like nothing else. It would be the perfect jacket for the Vancouver climate, and would go quite nicely with any outfit! With its tartan lining and leather detailing it would be the perfect addition to my closet. Hopefully I can get my hands on one over the holiday season. Happy Holidays!
xoxo C. 
{via Barbour}

Friday, December 16, 2011


Finals are coming to an end, although I have one on the last day of exams...not my preference, but hey what can you do, and then it is finally back to the winter wonderland I call home, Edmonton. I'm excited to go back and to see my family and closest friends. I love Vancouver, but there's no doubt that this will be a much needed break and change of pace. 2011 has probably been my best year yet. I've experienced so much, and it has been a year of serious change in terms of friendships, relationships and learning about myself. I can finally say that maybe, just maybe I've grown up. Who would have thought that would ever happen?
I've learned to let go of the petty drama and to let things happen as they will. I've noticed something with this though, and I'll try to explain it as best I can, but it's almost as if when I  actually start to care about something or someone, things don't go my way, or even in a direction that could be viewed as positive. When I let things happen, and let them progress naturally everything is great. Why?  I honestly wonder and can't find the answer to my dilemma no matter how hard I try. Here's to hoping that 2012 is a year of turning this trend around and finding a fine balance!

On a lighter note I picked up my brand new iPhone today, and I couldn't be happier. I even got an adorable Kate Spade phone case to protect this baby. Cute and functional, perfect for an accident prone person like myself.

Happy Weekend!
xoxo C.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

to add fuel to the fire

Last night I posted about how I'm unsure if boys and girls can be JUST friends. That ever elusive friendship seems so hard to come by these days, and as females I don't think we're really honest with ourselves about these friendships we claim to have. This video, discovered tonight through a friend's facebook was quite timely and only further proves this distorted perception we seem to hold. Check it out and see for yourself!

xoxo C. 

Just Friends?

Think about, really think about it. As a female, or male for that matter, how many members of the opposite sex would you consider a good friend who has only ever been a friend? Someone you've never felt anything more than friendship for, no undertones of sexual tension or flirtation, and have solely been friends with. Exes or someone you may have hooked up with before don't count. Ideally all we want is friendship, but how hard is that to attain? When I think about this tons of people come to mind as great friends NOW, but for a large portion of them there has been, at some point in time, feelings or curiosity towards the other on someone's part. Be it me, or him, it happens. It may not last long, or it may last longer than we even want to admit, but it has still been there. I'm lucky if we actually can end up as friends after something like that, because my track record as of late would state otherwise. Am I the only one on this page? Can boys and girls be just friends or is the curiosity always going to be there? More importantly, if you do give into the curiosity of what your "friend" has to offer how do you maintain an amicable friendship afterwards? These are just some late night ponderings and the venti christmas blend I had a couple hours ago isn't helping matters. Goodnight friends!

xoxo C.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Couldn't Have Said It Better Myself

When in doubt, stay classy and ask yourself what would the world's favorite princess do?
xoxo C.  

Quick & Easy: Puppy Chow

Here we go for round 2. I've been on a spree of making Christmas treats for myself and the room mates. One of my favorites so far has been puppy chow. Don't let the name fool you. This is a delectable treat! I've altered the recipe a bit to fit my specifications (namely more chocolate/peanut buttery). 

What You'll Need:
8 cups of Chex cereal (I used honey nut flavor)
2 cups of chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl melt the chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter and vanilla and mix well. Put the Chex cereal in a large ziploc bag and pour the chocolate mixture in. Give a good shake until all the chex pieces are perfectly coated in the chocolate mixture and pour in the icing sugar to lightly dust all the goodies inside. Once you have thoroughly mixed everything, you are ready to enjoy!

You won't be able to stop eating this so beware. Bon Appetit!
xoxo C. 

Quick & Easy: Fluffernutter Cake in a Mug

Lately I've spent the majority of my weekends staying in baking, reading and watching movies. It's amazing how much you can get accomplished when you're not tired, hungover or drinking. Last weekend I came across a recipe for fluffernutter cake for one. For those of you who don't know, fluffernutter consists of chocolate peanut butter cake with a marshmallow topping. Heaven? To me at least. Here is the recipe, so grab a cold glass of milk, a nice Christmas movie and try it tonight!

4 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons of cocoa (or 1 packet hot chocolate mix)
3 tablespoons peanut butter
3 tablespoons milk
1 egg

Mix all these ingredients in a LARGE mug and pop in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes. When a toothpick comes out clean you are ready to go!

For the marshmallow topping I melted a handful of marshmallows with a little bit of Becel margarine and you have a nice whipped marshmallow topping.

There you have it! Quick, easy and so delicious. 

Half gone!

xoxo C.

Friday, December 9, 2011


So...It's December 9th, 2011. This number sounds incredibly strange to me, because in all honesty I never thought it would get here so fast. I haven't blogged, or thought about blogging in over a month which is utterly unacceptable but also not very cool in my books. Writing is something that should be an escape, a form of stress relief and often I need to remember this. As an English major the amount of writing that I'm obligated to do on a regular basis completely drains me, but I need to get over this hurdle. In other words I miss this, I miss writing for no purpose other than for those who actually read what I have to say (all 7 of you <3). Anyways, not much has occurred other than numerous papers and the inevitable onset of final exams, something I know most of you are accustomed to. I've been baking lots and intend to share a couple of recipes that are not only quick, but easy and need limited ingredients. So stay tuned and I assure you that you'll be fulfilled with the newest additions. Love ya!

Xoxo. C

Monday, October 24, 2011

Flustered in Fall

Where have I been? I could honestly ask myself that same question and not know the answer. I'm not going to bitch about midterms and schoolwork so my guess is just crazed with life...and when I'm crazed with life the extra moments I find are filled up with naps. Can't take those siestas for granted my friends, but I do apologize for the short hiatus. Anyways since I have an upcoming paycheck and the days are getting colder I'm feeling a little sweater indulgence is in order. I'm really feeling this Michael Kors turtleneck sweater. It also comes in a cream color, but the camel is really doing it for me. 
{via michaelkors}

Anyways I should probably hit the hay as a full week of Halloween festivities is starting up and I need all the energy I can muster. On another note HOW ANNOYING is that Cake Boss man? I can't stop watching TLC but he makes me want to puncture my eardrums. 

xoxo C. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Awkward & Awesome

It's possibly my favorite weekend of the year this weekend, Thanksgiving! To top it all off I'm  back in Edmonton to see my friends and family. How happy can a girl be?
Anyways this week was filled with numerous moments both awkward and awesome, so here we go. 

-seeing people who you used to know inside and out and not even exchanging a hello.
-going to the bottle depot and spilling my entire cart of bottles. not fun to pick up.
-walking into someone's house thinking they're not home, proceeding to talk to their dog, and walking into the kitchen only to find someone there thinking you are nutso.
-having an essay due on the sunday of thanksgiving weekend. listen i know you are in nigeria professor, but really? have a heart. 
-my uncontrollable snorting while watching 'What's your number?' It was funny, give me a break.

-being home and seeing my friends and dogs and family.
-one word. thanksgiving...need i say more?
-letting bygones be bygones and renewing a friendship you thought was completely lost.
-making new friends over a casual beer at the airport.
-having my cab driver tell me that just the way i talk brightened his day. apparently i can't help but laughing as i speak? who knows. 
-pre-plane presents. who doesn't love a magazine and some candy?
-checking a suitcase full of food ie: apple pie, cupcakes, and cookies galore to take back to Vancouver. Love me roomies. 

Hope you have an absolutely superb Thanksgiving weekend, I know I will!
xoxo C.

{via intensify}