Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Weekday Dreaming

So you know those weeks where you totally had plans to go home from work, eat dinner, then get right to your long list of chores that you put off last weekend? Yeah, I was supposed to do that this week and I'll let you in on a little secret: it didn't happen. Unless wiping out on the couch and watching the rest of Harry Potter counts as doing chores, I definitely didn't get one productive thing done so far this week. Oops. 

I have to say though, I think I'm OK with that. Sometimes in life it's nice to just have a little break... and obsessively pin things on your Pinterest. Here's what's been in my Pinterest boards lately:

These decorated gingerbread Dala ornaments.

These adorable socks with those adorable Swedish clogs.

This super cute Scandinavian wrapping idea that I probably would never have the patience to actually do, but it's still cute to look at.

And last, but not least, these canisters. 

And that, my friends, has been my week so far in a nutshell. Not much, but it's been pretty great nonetheless. Hope your week is going well!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dollar Tree Anniversary Celebration

This post has been sponsored by Dollar Tree. I was compensated for this post – however, all opinions remain my own.

I’m so excited to share about Dollar Tree’s Anniversary Celebration with you all today! It ends Saturday, October 11, so now’s the time to swoop up those sweet deals!

If you know me at all, you know that I love a good deal. And what’s so awesome about the Dollar Tree Anniversary event is that they are offering many of the same products but in larger sizes, and still just $1! What’s not to love?

I often swing by our local Dollar Tree to pick up random craft items and of course, Halloween candy in bulk. I like that they carry these awesome clear cellophane bags for just $1! I use them to package a lot of my craft items for craft fairs - so handy! They're also awesome if you want to make some party favor bags like these:

For more info, be sure to check out their website here. The celebration ends October 11!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fresh Apple Cake

It's the weekend! And a grand weekend at that. Our good friends are getting married today (yay!), it finally has cooled down here in LA, and I had time to bake!

Ryan and I went apple picking last weekend with some friends in Oak Glen. Ever since, the apples have been staring me down all week in the fridge. I couldn't decide what to make with them until I came across this apple bundt coffee cake recipe. I love coffee cakes. They are the perfect midday fika and you can also eat them for breakfast because it has the word coffee in it [sound logic, don't you think?].

I apparently couldn't wait to try the cake before taking a photo. Oops. 

This cake is quite scrumptious. I used this recipe here on the Food Network site, and subbed out the 1 1/4 cups oil for 3/4 cup applesauce and 1/2 cup oil instead. I also did a cinnamon glaze instead of the honey glaze it called for. I think it would be even more delicious with some Swedish vanilla sauce! Yum!

Have a wonderful weekend!