A Walk In The Park

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Since the Fall weather has been so beautiful the last few days, we wanted to really enjoy it & take some photographs at the park.
So we grabbed our camera, walked to Starbucks (obviously. Starbucks is a must), than to the park. The local Starbucks is literally only a 2 minute walk from our place and the park is also close by, so it’s perfect!

In other news, we finally got a new computer & everything is up and running, so you can expect regular posts from now on – We are so excited!

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How cute are these coffee cozies?!
I posted about them previously in my Favorite Things post which you can see here.
We love our coffee cozies! They do a great job of keeping the coffee warm. So handy & cute.
Laura got the Heart cozy, and Natasha got the Pumpkin cozy.

We ordered them from Faith’s Yarn Works on Etsy. Check out Ashlen’s work – she has some beautiful knitted goods. We are big fans! ­čÖé

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Natasha’s Johnny Cupcakes hoodie.
If you haven’t heard of Johnny Cupcakes, definitely check out his site! His story is so inspiring.

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Laura’s Steve Madden boots!

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Xo Laura & Natasha

3 Reasons Why Practical Magic is the Best Fall Movie Ever.

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Even though Fall is nearly over, we couldn’t help but post about one of our favorite things about Fall – Practical Magic. We ended up watching a movie called Practical Magic starring Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman a few weeks ago and it quickly became our favorite Fall movie. We are obsessed.

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Here are 3 reasons why Practical Magic is the greatest Fall movie ever:

1. THE HAIR.

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via Heather Taylor tumblr. 

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Oh. my. gosh.
If you are looking for hair inspiration, look no further – you have to watch this movie.
I was literally mesmerized by Nicole Kidman’s hair during the whole movie.
Both Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman’s hair are super long, shiny and gorgeous and my mom and I couldn’t stop making comments about their hair! Serious hair envy.

Now I can’t stop thinking about dying my hair a light red colour.. (one day. it’s gonna happen).

2. THE HOUSE

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It’s worth it to watch this movie just for the house & decor alone. By far the best movie house ever! The book & movie take place in New England but due to bad weather & financial reasons they built and filmed the house in San Juan Park, Washington. The entire house was a specially built architectural shell (the house had no actual rooms on the inside), and was built on a platform. All the interior scenes of the house were shot on sets in LA and the house was taken down after filming. (so sad!)

I loved everything about the grand white Victorian house in the movie but my favorite part was by far the kitchen. This is my dream kitchen. Get ready to swoon…

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3. MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS!

Enough said.

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Practical Magic is all about love, family, & girl power combined with the magicalness of potions, spells and all things witches. It’s a fun, feel-good movie that represents positivity and sisterhood & is perfect to watch during the Fall. Grab your best girlfriends, pour some margaritas & get into the Fall spirit with Practical Magic!

I loved the movie so much that I painted a little picture of Sandra Bullock’s character ‘Sally Owens‘, & the Amas Veritas (True Love) Spell. I found this cute print on etsy, and decided to paint my own version to put on my bookshelf. The original print/painting is by etsy user: woodwings, which you can see here.

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To conclude this post, I leave you with one of my favorite scenes from Practical Magic..
“Hang On To Your Husbands, Girls!”

Oh, how I wish I were a witch…
Natasha xo.

Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie

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Today we are sharing a simple, fresh and healthy recipe for a Raspberry & Coconut Smoothie! During the summer I’m always craving a fresh fruit smoothie, and this is one of my favorites.

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Add blueberries to the raspberry layer for an extra fruity punch!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (plus extra if you want to sprinkle some on top of the drink afterwards)
greek yogurt
coconut water (frozen into 6 ice cubes)
fresh raspberries
1/2 frozen banana (peel before freezing)
1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional)
honey (optional: to add some sweetness)

Directions:

1. We are going to make the coconut layer first – Place 1/4 cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, 1/4 cup greek yogurt, 6 coconut water cubes and 1 tablespoon vanilla protein powder (optional) into blender and blend. Pour mix into glass and rinse blender.

2. Now for the raspberry layer – blend 1 cup of fresh raspberries, the 1/2 frozen banana and 1/4 cup cup greek yogurt. If you prefer sweet drinks, add 1 teaspoon of honey before blending. Pour mix into glass & decorate the top with coconut flakes!

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Enjoy!
Natasha xo

Spooktacular Halloween Milkshake

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After searching through everything-Fall related on Pinterest, I came across a few different Halloween Milkshakes. I thought they were so cute, I had to re-create one and make my own Spooktacular Halloween Milkshake! It’s an extremely easy, classic vanilla milkshake recipe with some added Halloween treats to add some spookiness! It’s so festive & fun, and kids will love it!

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Spooktacular Halloween Milkshake Ingredients & Directions:

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 large scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 2 small ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • orange or brown food dye (or whichever colour you prefer)
  • whipping cream
  • sprinkles

Directions:

  • Blend vanilla ice cream, milk, ice cubes, & vanilla extract until smooth. Stir in food colouring. Top with whip cream & Halloween sprinkles!
  • To decorate the rim of the glass with sprinkles: Rub cornstarch along the rim of the glass, than dip the glass into sprinkles.

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Wishing all fellow Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving! 

Enjoy!

Xo Natasha