October 2015 archive

Super Easy Apple Crisp

I love this time of year especially because it’s the start of baking season in our house. This super easy Apple Crisp dish has been a staple of mine for years and never disappoints! I’ve posted the original recipe below, but feel free to improvise. (I usually double up on the oat topping and use less sugar and flour) Either way, it’s going to be a hit, I promise…especially with a side of French Vanilla ice cream. Enjoy 🙂

_MG_4547_MG_4559_MG_4560 _MG_4564_MG_4661Super Easy Apple Crisp

6 medium apples, sliced and peeled

1/3 C granulated sugar

2 tbsp of flour

2 tsp of cinnamon


1 C quick rolled oats

1/2 C flour

1/2 C brown sugar

1tsp cinnamon

1/2 C butter

Line apple sliced in the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish. In a small bowl combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Add to fruit and toss.

Topping: Combine oats, sugar and cinnamon. Melt butter and combine with oat mixture until crumbly. SPrinkle over fruit. Bake at 350degrees for 55 minutes. Makes 8 servings.



Transitioning to Fall Makeup

This is the time of year I like to re-evaluate my makeup routine and make any necessary adjustments…ok who am I kidding, I really don’t need an excuse to buy new makeup. That being said, here are a few of my makeup must-haves for the Fall season…

_MG_4269First things first, I swapped out my summer foundation, Chanel’s Aqua VitaLumiere, and purchased the new Mac Studio Waterweight SPF30, (in NC30). I must admit I haven’t been a huge fan of Mac’s foundations in the past and probably haven’t purchased one since highschool…however I was pleasantly surprised by this new formulation! It claims to “softly blur imperfections such as pores and fine lines”. I would agree it leaves a beautiful airbrushed finish and is hydrating enough for dry skin types. It’s texture is weightless, yet buildable, and I’m loving the bottle dropper packaging. With an SPF of 30, this foundation has very quickly become a favourite that I may even wear throughout the summer months.

IMG_4277Next up is a couple eyeshadows from my go-to Bobbi Brown. Something about this colour combo, (Left) Rich Navy and (Right) Slate, I’m just loving! Pair it with Bobbi’s Smokey Eye Mascara and Anastasia’s Brow Whiz for a bold brow, and you’ve got an effortless smokey eye look for all the upcoming Holiday parties. (Yes, they are just around the corner!).

_MG_4289Lip colours should also change with the season. I like to update with a new bold and neutral. Mac’s Rebel (Left) is said to be the perfect shade for all skin tones according to beauty guru Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere, and Faux (Right) is a mauvy-pink neutral that’s also a favourite of trend-setter, Miss Kylie Jenner herself).

IMG_4275Lastly, you can’t forget about nails! These colours can easily pass as neutrals for Fall and have been long-time favourites of mine. (L-R, Sand Tropez, Mink Muffs and Case Study)


Hope you enjoyed my transitioning to Fall makeup routine. Stay tuned for an updated skincare routine coming soon!


XO, Amanda



Weekend Look

This past weekend we took advantage of the unusually warm Fall weather and headed outdoors. It was beautiful and sunny, with just a mild breeze…a perfect day for walking around our cute little downtown and doing some exploring. This outfit has been on heavy rotation lately because it’s just so easy and comfortable. That’s what I love about midi dresses…no thinking required! The olive green colour is perfect for fall and once the weather gets a bit cooler, just throw on tights, booties and a leather moto jacket…and you’re good to go!

Happy Hump Day 🙂

IMG_8884IMG_8907_MG_4136_MG_4217FullSizeRender Dress / Shoes / Hat (similar) / Denim Jacket (wearing kids large for a fitted look) / Watch

XO, Amanda