mint.

I am really happy that mint has come back into style and appears as though it is here to stay through the Spring and into the Summer. Mint is everywhere – fashion, beauty, home decor and even food! I admire people who can pull off statement mint pieces, but for those of us who are a little worried about how the colour looks on, there are lots of ways to incorporate it into your life without having to wear it! Below are some awesome mint items and looks.

how sweet it is.

It’s Valentines Day. I’m not the biggest fan of this ‘holiday’ – but I will admit that it was a blast in elementary school when everyone would get lots of cards and chocolates. Whether you are single, or in a relationship, Valentines Day should be an excuse to eat chocolate – a lot of it, in all its various shapes and forms. I love chocolate. You name it, if it is dipped in chocolate I will love it. Below are some awesome chocolate desserts and snack.

tie-dye.

Remember when you were a kid, and you’d head to summer camp for a week or two? One of the best activities at summer camp was learning to tie-dye. It was fun, it sometimes got messy, and you created unique clothing. As a kid I used to always associate tie-dye with the stereotypical ’60s ‘hippie’ – not that I really had any understanding of that era. Tie-dye is back in a big way – and tons of summer ’13 collections are featuring tie-dye pieces that are easy to work into a wardrobe. My favourite? Tie-dye denim. See some of my favourites below.

friday favourites.

Well it is a blizzard here in Toronto! The snow hasn’t stopped, and luckily for me, I was told to stay home form work today because the roads are horrendous. A snow day is greatly appreciated! I am going to stay inside today, drink lots of hot chocolate, and catch up on a few shows. Hopefully over the weekend I will be able to get outside and enjoy the snow. Snowboarding anyone??

Have a great weekend. Here are some of my favourites from this week.

favourite winter treat: hot chocolate.

favourite winter destination: mt. tremblant, quebec.

favourite winter fashion: knit hats.

favourite winter quote:

bite sized.

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites with Chipotle Sour Cream.

I love snacking. I’m not a big ‘3 meal a day’ kind of person – I tend to graze all day and eat a variety of small meals. That being said, I love small, bite sized foods and appatizers that you can have 3 or 4 of and be satisfied. Usually these bite sized foods are easy to make, taste great, and are awesome crowd pleasers at dinners. Below (and above!) are some recipes I want to try – click the picture for the full how-to!

buffalo ranch chicken bites.

pretzel bites.