I’m sure you’ve seen and heard and maybe even tasted this sweet bite sized French confection that comes in all shades called macaroon macarons. You say macaroons and I say macaron, but in actual fact there is a difference because the macaroon is usually mistaken as the macaron. Many people have adopted the French spelling of macaron to distinguish the two items in the English language. However, this has caused confusion over the correct spelling. Some recipes exclude the use of macaroon to refer to this French confection while others think that they are synonymous.
Theses little babies are almost like a plague with everyone wanting to taste them!
In Paris, the Ladurée chain of pastry shops has been known for its highly popular macarons and did you know that in France, McDonalds sells macarons in their McCafe’s? Wouldn’t you wish they were easily accesible in North American McDonald’s restaurants too?
MINT…this hot, fresh colour has been making waves for a while now and the subtle beauty of this tone is magnetizing. Since it’s wedding season, I thought i’d create a collage of mint inspired wedding ideas from favor ideas to decorations to cupcakes and accessories!
I love digital art and the many possibilities of creating digital art. So I came across this cool graphics website that had a vintage postcard of the Eiffel Tower. With some tweaking in Picmonkey and Cinderella’s help, I created this:
Don’t you hate when there’s paper lying around all over the house but they are important so you don’t know where to put it and don’t think it’s ready for the trash yet?
Clean and crisp Scandinavian home decor gives a modern appeal to fresh white walls and a place where you can put important notes, doodles and show off your favourite color of the season. Pin anything from to do lists, bills, a mini calendar, kids art work, crafts and more.
Mint is my favourite flavour. I can eat mint ice cream, mint chocolate (After Eights are my fav and so is mint Kitkat), mint cupcakes, any spearmint flavoured gum and now there’s mint fashion…i’m beginning to think we as humans are starting to even incorporate food into our fashion!
I’ve compiled a sweet collage of mint, gold handmade jewelry pieces from Pearl Amour Jewels on Etsy (yes my shop!) and I also had to throw in a yummy mint cupcake made from Andes mints. View and enjoy !
Black Friday is is the day following Thanksgiving in the United States and traditionally the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Many major retailers open really early and offer promotional sales to kick off the shopping season. It is similar to Boxing Day sales in Canada. Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many non-retail employers also observe this day as a holiday along with Thanksgiving, giving their employees the day off, thereby increasing the number of potential shoppers. It is the busiest shopping day of the year since 2005!
There are deals galore out there but only if you are brave enough to withstand the massive long lines and crowded shops. A lot of Canadians are still unaware of what Black Friday is but it is slowly catching on.
My shopping spree involved Old Navy and Gap. Shopping for the kids, who else? Old Navy was packed at 9:30 this morning as i sifted through the mess that was already starting to pile up! I feel for these employees who have to reorganize and fold clothes at the end of the day!
That’s why it’s smart to have an online shop..no mess to clean up. So this year i’m offering my first Black Frid-eh and Cyber Mond-eh sale in my very own Etsy shop, Pearl Amour Jewels.
Exclusive offer for my Bloggers…25% off my entire shop….use coupon code BLACK12
Red Wedding gowns are classic, clean and timelessly elegant. Red is a traditional wedding color in China which symbolizes prosperity, love and joy. South Asian brides also wear gorgeously embroidered Red Langha’s that would make anyone feel like a princess.
Many designers such as Vera Wang, Oscar De la Renta and Ramona Keveza have introduced red wedding gowns for spring 2013 and let me tell you these red bridal gowns are stunning!
If you are a crafter or have some sort of hobby i’m sure you have all your materials everywhere…like me 😉 but then there are some who are very organized and take only what they need. I wish I was like that !
So i’ve gathered some neat tips that you can use to help you organize yourself around the home:
Sorry I haven’t posted anything lately. It’s been a busy 2 weeks with Eid celebrations, feasts and spending time with family.
I thought I’d share a new treasury on Etsy that has been created by Crafty Mrs P who sells wonderful handmade wool accessories on Etsy. Why am i sharing this treasury you ask. My new Pumpkin Spice Rhinestone Bracelet is the start of a new collection and its been featured! So exciting! There are other great items in this treasury as well. Enjoy!
Been sneezing and sniffling all day today because i have this horrible cold and just about now i’d like to have any kind of hot liquid to soothe the throat.
Anyhow, to cheer things up i thought i’d create a gorgeous, vibrant treasury on Etsy (excuse me while i sneeze). I tried to get as many great Canadian sellers on this treasury as I could because I like to support the few that are selling on Etsy.
By the way, a treasury is a collection of handmade items from other artists that I choose on etsy to create a theme.