National Cupcake Day

As many of you know, dogs are my thing. But very close behind that are my love for the SPCA, friends and food!! So it’s a perfect time to do a little celebrating. National Cupcake Dayis an incredible, fun, and sweet way to raise a little money for your local shelter. Sharing is caring right. It’s especially painless when delicious treats are involved. If you are interested, please learn more here and sign up.

This post only made sense to involve one incredible foodie, friend and animal lover, miss Erin Ireland. So like all things that come together like PB and J, Erin whipped up delicious decadent but oh so healthy vegan cupcakes for the human kind, and myself some dog friendly pup cakes for the canines filled with nutrition. Both healthy,delicious and animal conscious. So if you are thinking of doing national cupcake day, here are a few recipes to tempt your taste buds and make you drool. I hope you will join the SPCA in making National Cupcake Day a sweet success!! Didn’t someone say that a balanced diet is a cupcake in each hand? I totally agree.





Peanut Butter and Carrot Pupcakes

1 cup gluten free flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup shredded carrots
1 egg
1/3 cup Honey
1tsp Vanilla

1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
1tbsp honey

Preheat oven to 350

Combine flours and baking soda in a side bowl and set aside.

Combine oil, PB, egg, carrots, honey and vanilla in a separate bowl. Mix until nicely incorporated.

Mix dry and wet ingredients together and fill a cupcake tin. Makes 12 small or 6 Large cupcakes.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove when slightly golden on top. Let stand and cool.

Prepare icing by whipping together all ingredients until smooth. Place in a piping bag or ziploc and get ready to frost then top with an old school milk bone. I like to keep the extras in fridge to ensure freshness. These are sensitive tummy approved for dogs with iffy bellies.

Nut free Coconut Cheesecake Cupcakes


1/2 c. oat flour
1/2 c. pitted dates

3/4 c. young coconut meat
1/4 c. melted coconut oil
2.5 tbsp. maple syrup
1/3 c. coconut flakes
juice of one lemon


Crust: Combine the oats and the dates in your food processor until it all begins to stick together. Press into the bottom of a small 4.5 inch wide springform pan (or muffin tins with paper liners).

Cheesecake: Blend all ingredients in food processor until smooth. Pour onto your crusts and refrigerate overnight so it can set. The next day (or later that night) it will be ready to enjoy.

Recipe via Emily von Euw of Rawsome Vegan Baking Cookbook






Balsam & Vine Spring

It always feels good when you get little touches of spring start to emerge through those cold winter days. And that’s what this shoot felt like, a cherry blossom perhaps, with an edge. Loving Balsam & Vine’s newest spring collection. It is all parts ethereal and dreamy. Raw and Classic and Jamie Lauren Photo brings exactly that to life.

READERS Stay tuned for a GIVEAWAY. Believe me, you are going to want some of these modern staples that I am currently wearing all the time.












Pre Christmas Christmas evening

IMG_1684.JPGThe new year will soon be upon us. And with that, the dreaded resolution. So let’s skip that and head right to planning. For some time now I’ve felt like there was a bigger window of expression for me to entertain, my motto has always been that style is not about fashion. It’s how you live your life. Wholly. So that being said, there will be some additions. I’m going to post on fashion, food, decor, arts entertaining and more. So I thought, what the heck, nothing says entertaining more then the holidays, and so I thought I’d share with you my party that I hosted last weekend. 16 people took a bit of planning, a lot of prep and a delicious smelling home


Decor is such a matter of taste, but one thing I know for certain, Christmas does not have to be red and green ;) not even a children’s table. Find a little way to add moments of magic and glitter that offer something unexpected not same old




It might be a bit of a surprise to know, that cooking and baking are a passion of mine. And something that I pride myself on. I’ve always felt like they can provide such crucial moments to create memories. I look forward to sharing more posts with you. But for this first, quite long post, I’ll keep it to the minimum with a few stars of the meal


This asparagus walnut tart is so fulfilling!! And although learning a puff pastry from scratch is daunting. It almost always is so satisfying and if you have the time I highly recommend.

Dining does not have to be fussy to be fine. Some of my favourite foods are those classics that are just made well with good ingredients. So homemade potato chips with lovely dips are totally acceptable at the appy bar. Really just monitor the heat of the oil and adjust. Otherwise the only real helpful tool in this is a mandolin which can be a lifesaver. There’s nothing better then a perfectly seasoned crunch. And if kids are there. Create little cones so they feel like they have there personal bag of chips. They’ll think that’s pretty cool



Desserts are the Crown Jewels and these two did not disappoint. But I would be amiss to not totally fully wholeheartedly endorse how amazing this gingerbread bundt cake was. The most moist cake I have ever had!!And the salted butter apple galette provided a comforting classic. Neither disappointed but I will be making the cake again. Very soon :)

In closing, I still wear my heels, and wear my tattoos, but I’m very excited to share more of me with you. And yes, I really did wear these shoes to cook. I also will be visiting physio this week;)

Happy holidays and I hope that any of these ideas or recipes might provide you with the same enjoyment they did me and my family.

Yes those are culottes and other news…

I got a bee in my black hat about culottes and the only answer was to find some;) ok I swear they are making a come back. Regardless if they aren’t, you can look like the french and such until then. Very freja, avec Lou doilon. A dash of coco too.

Pants and top ASOS necklace Chanel hat urban outfitters shoes Tom Ford

In other news, bullet will soon be evolving. For quite some time I’ve wished to share my other endeavours, decor, food, and entertaining. So I will start doing as such and look forward to announcing some changes in 2015





Fall Must Love’s

I have to tell ya, I’m so impressed with the goods coming out of Van these days. It’s just kind of awesome how many of these things are fast becoming my favourites aside from the fact that they’re mostly local. So here’s a little roundup of what I’m loving right now.

My Big Love Bag

Delicious smells. Literally my favourite candle in ages, by Woodlot. And the effervescent spritzes by Happy Spritz. Totally multipurpose delightful spray

Layering Jewels. The classic Chanel mixed with Balsam and Vines (more…)

Fall has, fallen

IMG_9263.JPGIt always hits us like a ton of bricks, that feeling when we suddenly realize, summer is over. But alas one of the best parts of fall and winter dressing is the jackets and coats oh my. Here is my newest favourite jacket of the season by GLAMOROUS UK. The perfect piece to get me in the cozying mood.





Free People Vancouver

So when Free People comes knocking, you definitely answer the door. To celebrate the arrival of their 2 Vancouver stores they invite a small gaggle of boho beauties to partake in a wilderness girl adventure of sorts, glampified.


Arriving on the Sunshine Coast to the beautiful Rock Water Resort. We were greeted with the most beautiful of last days of summer. If you haven’t been to Rock Water, it’s a must. Secluded, romantic, serene. It’s an absolute Gem. And leave it to FP to select a destination like this.

We kayaked


And we posed


And we got our namaste on


And we posed. Did I forget to tell you we were all bloggers with fashion at our fingertips. Believe me, lots of photos were taken


No detail was left unturned. From the beds, to the table settings.



The company was dear and so was this view



Feeling so blessed to have a few nights on this incredible retreat. Thank you Free People!! You sure know how to throw a bohemian retreat in paradise


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