Wednesday, November 26, 2014

5 steps to a delicious Pumpkin Pie

Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie
Recipe, Thanksgiving, Pumpkin Pie

Top by Cleobella, Pants by Eternal Sunshine Creations, Bracelet by Stella and Bow

Thankgiving weekend is a day away, I cant believe it is already time to kick off the holiday season again. These days sometimes families are spread across the country and sometimes gathering together is just not geographically possible even though I wish it always was. So you have the invite to friends giving or your friends families house and you can not show up empty handed. Just a bottle of wine does not feel like you are contributing to the festivities enough and you are just not that crafty in the kitchen. Well I feel the same, so this year I have you covered, myself and my friend Ryan of About a Boy pretested a simple 5 step recipe to the most tasty pumkin pie ever! 

1. Go grocery shopping
2. Bake your pie crust which you can buy pre-made and they taste amazing
3. Make your pie filling
4. Bake it while listening to some good tunes
5. Try not to eat it immediately  

Ingredients
2 refrigerated pie crusts
1 can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk (yes they are different)
4 large eggs
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Instructions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Crust
Follow instructions on the packaging... so easy right! Set aside and make the filling.

Pie Filling
In a large bowl, whist together eggs.
Add pure pumpkin
Add condensed milk 
Add 3/4 can of the evaporated milk
Stir well to combine
Add cinnamon
Add pumkpin pie spice
Add Vanilla and Salt
Stir

Carefully pour mixture into the pie shells. Place pies in your preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees F, then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees. Bake for an additional 35-45 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center of the pie comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 hours, (Which we did not do and it still tasted amazing) Recipe via pinterest with some of my own adjustments.

No empty hands and just impressed happy and full bellys this Thanksgiving. Enjoy! 


  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Experience Vancouver | Freepeople

Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel

Shop the First Kiss Dress also see it on my FPMe profile

Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel

Shop Dylana's Romance Dress also on her FPMe profile

Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel

Shop the Geo Cardi also see it on my FPMe Profile

Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel

Shop Dylana's romantics dress also see it on her FPMe Profile
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel

Shop the lace mock neck also see it on my FPMe profile

Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel


Shop Dylana's Top and also see it on her FPMe profile

Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel

Shop Dylana's Tunic and also see it on her FPMe profile

Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel
Freepeople, FPME, Vancouver, Travel

Shop the tunic and flares and see it on my FPMe Profile

I am so excited to share this story with you today. Last weekend one of my best friends, Dylana of Dylana Suarez flew across the country to visit me in Vancouver. I put my tour guide hat on and got to experience Vancouver through the eyes of a tourist on a perfect blue skied weekend. If anyone knows Vancouver they'll understand when I say that sunny days in this city, whether it's winter or summer, are untouchable when it comes to the level of beauty this city and its surroundings have to offer. Dylana and I let our adventurous wandering side loose and not only explored the city but also the breathtaking mountains and forests of the North Shore. We took the gondola up to Grouse Mountain, also known as the Peak of Vancouver and a great escape from the city, to take in the endless views from the high alpine. The smell of fresh pine needles infused the air, a scent I remember well and enjoyed every breath of. On Sunday we hit the famous Sea To Sky highway for a road trip to Whistler, where we further indulged in our mountain wandering spirit and also experienced the beauty of relaxation at the Skandinive Spa - a little slice of heaven in the forest and total must-visit for anyone and everyone! Freepeople has the perfect free spirited boho looks for us wandering souls. When layered head to toe in Freepeople one can't help but feel like letting loose and driving aimlessly into a journey, embracing any adventure along the way. Get out your travel bucket list and head over to the Freepeople blogBLDG25to find out exactly where we stopped for coffee, fueled up on food, and some secret spots we stopped at on our way to Whistler.



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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Rainy day sunshine

UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave
UGG, Vans, Tobruckave

Jacket by Vans, Dress by Gentlefawn, Sweater by Cleobella, Boots by UGGAustralia
Bag by Onna Ehrlich

Rainy day's are for cuddling up under blankets with tea and watching movies, however when they happen more often then just once in a blue moon you cant always hide inside. Lesson learnt, I grabbed my umbrella and my UGG boots and hit the streets of Gastown, the little Vancouver neighborhood looks cute with grey skies as well and it felt amazing to get out. These UGG boots are perfect for Vancouver, they have been keeping my toes and feet cozy as they would be under those blankets at home. Happy Sunday! Photos by Aaron Schwartz

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