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4 A Super-Easy Floral Cake for Valentine's

Guest post by Tamara Taggart

Valentine’s Day is one of my favourite days. Sometimes people feel pressured to go all out on this particular holiday, but staying in with my family is what makes me happiest. The girls love to dress up in princess costumes and help me in the kitchen. This Valentines, we decided to bake something cheap and cheerful.

This cake took no more than 30 minutes to make (Hello, Betty Crocker!) and didn’t cost a pretty penny either! The cake mix was less than $5.00 and the Vanilla Butter Cream icing was homemade, recipe featured in my new favourite baking book, Butter Celebrates!

I asked Gloria at the Flower Factory to provide me with a few of my favourite single flowers. I cut the stems myself and created my very own embellishment. They may not be edible… but they sure made for a beautiful cake!

Finally, we wanted to try something new - something different. We decided to make pink lemonade popsicles with cinnamon hearts…let’s just say the girls loved them!

All photos by Kyrani Kanavaros.

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3 25 Gorgeous New DIY Weekend Projects

Yay it's Friday! Which means it's round-up time of DIYs that caught our eye this week!And this week there were so many, we actually have 25!  Check them out below and happy Friday!


2 Hotel Style | Town Hall Hotel (London)

Photo @eastlondonmornings (© Katya Katkova) via @townhallhotel
This week's Hotel Style post comes to us all the way from across the pond in London at the Town Hall Hotel and Apartments.  Located in the East End, the award-winning hotel mixes architectural character with a modern edge. Starting with the Corner Room, an in-house restaurant featuring an imaginative display of industrial-style pendant lights and a subway tile backdrop (above).


4 Things on the Radar | True Love

1. Pink and Gold Belgian Chocolates, Terrain
2. Sweetheart Candy Letterpress Cards, Thimblepress
3.  Lovers Lock and Keys, UO
4.  Pink Portable Vinyl Record Player, UO
5.  Pink Heart Marshmallows by Butter Baked Goods, Terrain
6. Clear Cassette Player, UO


2 Handmade Bags for Everyday Adventures

Now here are some handbags we can get behind!  Loving this new collection "Handmade Bags for Everyday Adventures" by Bananasaurus Rex.  Adaptable, strong and utilitarian-cool, designer Rebecca Toms Hanley has created a really nice collection perfect for everyday adventures out and about.  We love a "hands-free" bag, one that allows you to do other things with your arms like grab kids' hands, hop on a bike or carry groceries!  Choose from a tote/backpack (almost mini-dufflebag) style or the adjustable EQUAL tote which allows you to switch it up from folding over with clasp or leaving it longer for carrying more.  Awesome collection.  She also has other styles all made of cotton duck fabric and super-affordable.  Click below OR here to see more!