Sparkle Studio Workshop + Next Workshop Announcement

sparkle studio 3

The first Sparkle Studio Workshop happened this weekend at Whiskey + Cake Home, and it was amazing! We had a room of 15 creatives and small business owners in the very first class all about grown an Instagram brand! I actually just announced a second one happening on February 27th, and I’d love to have you!

sparkle studio 2

The catering from Savoury City was honestly beyond what I had imagined, and everyone loved the nibbles. Each guest received some little gifts that doubled as their hands-on props from Flower Factoryolive+piper, Karameller Candy, Sweet Bake Shop and SS Print Shop.

sparkle studio 4

It was my first time teaching a workshop, and I seriously loved every single second. Meeting so many like minded people, and having an authentic conversation about something we were all so passionate about – it filled my heart.

sparkle studio 1 sparkle studio

If you take a look at the Instagram hashtag (#sparklestudio) you’ll see exactly how everything went down!

I’d love to have you at the workshop happening February 27th, so get your tickets, here.

Four Ways to Eat Rice Cakes

rice cake snacks 1

Rice cakes always remind me of adolescence. They kind of had a moment in the 90’s when you would top them with peanut butter, and call them a snack. Years later, I’m remixing them into something that’s a tad more exciting.

Over on Glitter Guide, I shared my four ways to eat your rice cakes – these ideas happen to be gluten-free AND vegan. Promise they also HAPPEN to be yummy! Read below, of click over to GG to see the post!

Snacking is definitely a way of life. Whether you need something mid-morning, mid-afternoon or even before bed, our four rice cake topping ideas are healthy and fast! When you’re craving something creamy, crunchy, fresh or sweet, these recipes are sure to satisfy. What’s more, they are all gluten-free and vegan. The options are endless, so open your fridge and make a meal out of almost anything—just put it on a rice cake!

rice cake snacks

  1. Mashed avocado and sliced radish, with a sprinkle of sea salt and red chili flakes equals a delicious (and easy to make!) breakfast or lunch option!
  2. Hummus (don’t be afraid of the good-quality store-bought stuff) topped with peppery arugula and a drizzle of olive oil makes for a quick and light lunch!
  3. Vegan cream cheese topped with cherry tomatoes and a little balsamic crema (a syrupy balsamic vinegar) is a yummy option for breakfast—or any time of day, really.
  4. For the ideal dessert, apply creamy almond butter on a rice cake and top it with slices of banana, a drizzle of honey and a crumble of cashews.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe EVER

chocolate chip cookies

Sometimes, a girl just need to buy some chocolate chips and bake. Last Sunday, I had that baking itch, so I whipped up my fave chocolate chip cookie recipe… that I blogged about in 2012 (!!!!). I can’t believe this blog has been around for 5 years. It’s insane to me. OK, I digress – back to the chewy and chocolatey goodness.

chocolate chip cookies 1

For this batch, I used milk chocolate chips and salted cashews which was a great hit of savoury. It’s really nothing fancy, but, they’re to die for. Because  there’s nothing better than a good old-fashioned chocolate chip cookie. Nothing.

And then, we ate them all. The end!

Weekend Vibes

natural beauty

Half way through January… How did THAT happen?!

The days are getting longer, and squeezing a little extra sunshine out at the end of the day lifts my spirits. This week, I received some new natural luxe beauty goodies from LeVert Beauty, and this natural deodorant is something I’ve been looking forward to trying for ages. Most natural deodorants I’ve tried that work are in a pot and applied with the fingers, so this stick format should be much easier to use.

asian salad

I shared my new fave recipe on Instagram yesterday – this meal is apparently one of the best things my husband has ever eaten, soooo, I think you should try. This is the recipe, and I make extra to keep on hand for the week. If you don’t dress the full salad, it will keep for 3 days in the fridge! I’ve come to notice that I rarely eat meat anymore, and when I do, it’s organic. Anyone else cutting down on meat lately?

Happy weekend!

Confetti Popcorn

confetti popcorn

The Golden Globe Awards are tonight, and I can’t wait! This is definitely my fave award show, and I live for Ricky Gervais… he’s a ball buster and I love it. That aside, I thought I would make something fun to snack on, and this White Chocolate Confetti Popcorn is perfect to nibble on.

confetti popcorn 1

I just popped up some organic microwave popcorn (the unflavoured stuff), melted some white chocolate chips, and then drizzled it on top. Sprinkle on the rainbow sprinkles, and some salt. Done! Isn’t it adorable?! Perfect for any Netflix binge watch, too. Which btw, I’m sooo into The Affair right now. I don’t think that one is on Netflix, buuut, it’s worth a watch for sure.

Happy noshing!