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}

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Killer Cake

So I'm supposed to be writing a short story for my creative writing class, but I couldn't resist sharing this "killer" recipe with you. This is my roomie, Kaitlin's, favorite cake, and for good reason. I made it this weekend and it is literally one of the most delicious things I've tasted, and since Halloween is drawing ever closer why not try your hand at making some festive Killer Cake.

What You'll Need:
-1 box of dark chocolate (I prefer Devil's food cake) cake mix
-one carton (500ml) of whipping cream (you can use Cool Whip, but it just isn't as good!)
-2 packages of chocolate mousse (find it in the jello section)
-4 Skor bars

Get Baking!
1. Bake the cake according to directions on the box.
2. While the cake is baking start making your chocolate mousse in a large bowl. Once that is done put it in the fridge to chill and thicken.
3. Whip your whipping cream either by hand or with a mixer and add sugar or vanilla extract to taste. 
4. Once your cake is done break the entire thing up into bite sizes pieces.
5. Break the Skor bars into bits and pieces (small enough to sprinkle on top).
6. In a large bowl (preferably clear to see the layers) make a layer of the cake pieces, then a layer of the mousse followed by a layer of whipped cream and repeat this process until you are out of your ingredients. Make sure you finish with a layer of whipped cream, then proceed to sprinkle your Skor bits on top.

Voila! Killer Cake. Bon Appetit.

That is the finished product, and I promise next time I make it, it will be prettier. 
Try it out, your taste buds will thank you!
xoxo C.