Easy, Eggless Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

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You will probably notice how often I contradict myself when it comes to eggs.  It’s true.  I do not like eggs and would prefer to not consume them hence the eggless recipes.  However, there are certain foods that are egg based and absolutely love.  So yes, you will also find egg-y recipes on my site unless I can make them egg free like these cupcakes. Continue reading

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Everyday Essentials – Skin Care

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Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders + Cleanse: African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser (Left), Truth Serum Collagen Booster (Middle), Invigorating Night Treatment (Bottom Right), Sheer Transformation (Top Right)

I don’t know about you but I am constantly on the lookout for skin care products.  I can never seem to find one that works for me.  A little background, I have combination skin, oily T-Zone and dry elsewhere, plus my skin is sensitive.  I know that junk food is a major cause of my breakouts but I can’t resist a good chocolate bar.  I have also used products from the drugstore, to high end cosmetic lines, to doctor recommended.  I have not found a line that made a noticeable difference. Continue reading

Everyday Essentials – Soft Hands

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J.R. Watkins Hand Cream (Top Left), Hand & Cuticle Salve (Bottom Left), and Hand & Body Lotion (Right).

The climate in my part of Canada can be pretty harsh especially in the winter and it is dry ALL YEAR ROUND!  I have to constantly moisturize my skin, mostly my hands.  Not just with the weather but because I do work around the house.  I could only wish for a live-in housekeeper.  Sigh! Continue reading

Birthday Outfit

Olive Green Jumpsuit1I start the year off with my birthday and after all of the holiday feasting, a body conscious outfit is not always my top choice.  Actually, I have never been a tight dress kind of girl.  I love loose fitting clothes with shape of course, cozy knits and layers.  If I wear a body fitting piece, I often compliment it with a more relaxed apparel. Continue reading

Easy, Classic Sugar Cookies

Easy, Classic Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are a classic baked treat that can be enjoyed at any time.  Their popularity is usually heightened around a holiday such as Christmas, Easter or Halloween.

I have attempted several recipes in the past and the cookies were either too sweet, too egg-y for my taste (remember I do not like eggs), or too hard.  I came across this recipe on Sally’s Baking Addiction and I did not have to alter anything.  The cookies came out soft with crisp edges and not overly sweet.  Of course, that would be the cookie on its own without any sprinkles or icing. Continue reading