Low-Fat Muffin? Why, yes!

Umm who doesn’t want to mow-down on this deliciousness? I love me some baked goods. So when I can eat a muffin top (and bottom) and not have to see muffin top (or that muffin on my bottom), I surely will take myself up on such an offer.

Tanya xo

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Muffins are too often associated with sugar and calories. Muffins are not really part of any diet or any healthy lifestyle. BUT there is something we ignore: it’s possible and easy to cook delicious healthy muffins!

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There is such beauty in simplicity. I love the clean, straight lines of these tea towels. Combined with the smooth linen texture, they’d be perfect in any kitchen.

Tanya xo

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Spring is such a pretty time for pastels, French macarons, fluffy whites, and dollops of frosting. I love the colours that are everywhere right now—though admittedly, these aren’t so much extending to outside with the rainy, cold, wet gloom that is staining everything.But I’ll take solace in the fact that I can whip something pretty and pink up inside and then devour it happily. Perhaps I’ll try fashioning some French macaroons, a to-do on my list that’s never been done!
Tanya xo

Spring is such a pretty time for pastels, French macarons, fluffy whites, and dollops of frosting. I love the colours that are everywhere right now—though admittedly, these aren’t so much extending to outside with the rainy, cold, wet gloom that is staining everything.

But I’ll take solace in the fact that I can whip something pretty and pink up inside and then devour it happily. Perhaps I’ll try fashioning some French macaroons, a to-do on my list that’s never been done!

Tanya xo

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So I think I’ve said it before, but I have a wee obsession with bookcases and books and bookcases filled with books! I finally have a giant one in my house and I’ve been having a grand old time even just arranging the books on it. While I love a bookshelf that features similarly coloured books stacked on its shelves, the unkempt-yet-tidy appearance of one like this, where each beautiful tome stands on its own and contrasts with the hues of its counterparts, is also stunning.Bonus: For those of you that don’t like to keep things all neat and tidy, this kind of a bookcase means you can have your cake and read it too.Tanya xoxo
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So I think I’ve said it before, but I have a wee obsession with bookcases and books and bookcases filled with books! I finally have a giant one in my house and I’ve been having a grand old time even just arranging the books on it. While I love a bookshelf that features similarly coloured books stacked on its shelves, the unkempt-yet-tidy appearance of one like this, where each beautiful tome stands on its own and contrasts with the hues of its counterparts, is also stunning.

Bonus: For those of you that don’t like to keep things all neat and tidy, this kind of a bookcase means you can have your cake and read it too.

Tanya xoxo

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Canada’s Top Hutch (FYI: That’s the before picture!)

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I have been on the hunt for an affordable hutch for months now. I’ve searched for fancy new ones, attended antique shows and auctions, perused Kijiji for hours, and contemplated making my own with a bookcase and a dresser. I was desperate for a hutch. SOOOO, when I finally found one, I put it on a rigorous exercise and diet regimen of paint and waxing in order to make it a top model. Read on to learn about painting and distressing that piece of furniture that needs a lift!

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This gabled roof in Quebec City is absoluately stunning. Quebec City is one of my favourite places to escape to and will be the future locale of my vacation home (not too lofty of aspirations, eh?). The Old World romance and pseudo-European vibes here are completely inspiring—so much in fact that you’ll have enough inspiration to plan your entire house as well as your second home!
| ♕ |  Mansard roof in Vieux Quebec  | by © Bouchecl | via ysvoice
This gabled roof in Quebec City is absoluately stunning. Quebec City is one of my favourite places to escape to and will be the future locale of my vacation home (not too lofty of aspirations, eh?). The Old World romance and pseudo-European vibes here are completely inspiring—so much in fact that you’ll have enough inspiration to plan your entire house as well as your second home!

| Mansard roof in Vieux Quebec  | by © Bouchecl | via ysvoice

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What a stunning painting. So much movement and colour.
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by Viktor Schramm, 1900 

What a stunning painting. So much movement and colour.

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by Viktor Schramm, 1900 

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Who says uber-girly can’t be cool? Now I want to have a teaparty. Here’s a great idea: Call your friends, have them each bring a teacup and some cookies, meet at your place, and then have a teaparty! Dole out the cookies to each other and gorge down on some warm, delicious tea and scrum-diddly-umptious cookies. If you’re really feeling Martha-esque, why not make some cookies yo’self?Oh, and don’t forget the pertay rose and vase, ok?Tanya xo

Who says uber-girly can’t be cool? Now I want to have a teaparty. Here’s a great idea: Call your friends, have them each bring a teacup and some cookies, meet at your place, and then have a teaparty! Dole out the cookies to each other and gorge down on some warm, delicious tea and scrum-diddly-umptious cookies. If you’re really feeling Martha-esque, why not make some cookies yo’self?

Oh, and don’t forget the pertay rose and vase, ok?

Tanya xo

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