Sep 27, 2013

Halloween Party Inspiration

I'm putting together a few ideas for a Halloween Party that I'm hosting this year at my new condo downtown. Having my own space has been wonderful as I can organize, decorate and clean to my heart's desire without parents looming over and questioning everything I'm doing (they're not big on events and holidays). 

I've been browsing Pinterest and WeHeartIt as well as many mommy blogs for potential ideas for a Halloween Party. 

In this Entry:

  1. Halloween Desserts
  2. DIY Halloween Decor
  3. Halloween Table Setting Ideas

Sep 23, 2013

Female Group Costumes

Myself and my girlfriends plan to go out for Halloween together. We had been browsing different female "group" costume ideas. We wanted something simple and something everybody wanted to do. I thought the most brilliant idea was actually female Batman villains.

Mario Party

Sep 13, 2013

Ombre Inspiration

I emailed the stylists a picture of my current hair, and two pics of ombres that I would like to get (I ended up emailing them Michelle Phan's ombre pics) and they said it would be completely doable! My hair is very long and super thick. Although a bit pricey, I may be saving to do it closer to my birthday in December as a treat to myself.

Sep 12, 2013

The Cocktail Dress: Inspiration

I'll be attending a friend's wedding reception this Saturday and its an entirely outdoors, complete with Gazebo. The weather however is going to be super cold AND no stilettos for grass.

The most appropriate dress for guests at a wedding reception is probably a cocktail dress or formal dress. You can get away with a more casual dress if you are not part of immediate family or the wedding party. Or if you are not the MC or making a speech during the reception.

Sep 10, 2013

Housewarming Party

Since moving downtown by the harbourfront, putting together a housewarming party was challenging.

Cleaning up the House:

  • Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping all floors (in that order)
  • Washing all linens
  • Dusting and cleaning all household and table surfaces
  • Removing and organizing any remaining boxes
  • Kitchen: Good oven scrub (with oven cleaner), clean dishwasher
  • Clean Bathrooms
  • Empty waste bins

Food Preparation:

Getting a Pinterest board up and pinning potential ideas and recipes are very helpful. I planned for some appetizers and desserts:

Appetizers and Desserts:

Sep 9, 2013

Food: Rib-Eye with Garlic-Thyme Marinade and Beefsteak Tomato Salad

I received a wonderful housewarming gift from my cousins:

I already own Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook, and  have had wonderful experience baking cookies from scratch using her recipes.

Sep 1, 2013

Girls Night, Cupcakes and Bubbly

Trying to move on from a recent relationship break up, I invited the girls over for a Girl's Night at the new Condo I recently moved into: