HOST A FUN AND STRESS FREE THANKSGIVING

It's my favourite week of the year! The colours outside have turned and are in perfect harmony and the temperature is cool. And just so happens Thanksgiving weekend falls on this week as well this year, how wonderful! Here are some tips I put together to help you host a fun and stress free thanksgiving dinner.

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Use tried and true recipes and cooking methods.. Select dishes that are well rounded and delicious but also that are tried and true. Making a new recipe or trying a new method of cooking for a large gathering leaves no room for error and will up your stress levels if things don't go as planned. 

Make it ahead.. Prep, prep and more prep! The less you have to do the day of the better leaving more time for mingling and enjoying your guests.

Serve a signature cocktail.. Offering guests a signature blend is one of my favourite parts about hosting. Most likely your guests will bring their own drinks so you generally only need to plan for one per person but to try something new, fun and festive is just the best!

Set the table the night before.. Being a stressed out host is the worst. There is nothing worse than running around scrambling for butter knives when guests are coming through the door. Try setting the table the night before. I used to go as far as labeling the serving platters!

Keep it simple.. You can still host a fabulous dinner and keep things simple at the same time. No time to make dessert from scratch? Don't freak out just go buy a bottle of Pumpkin Spiced Bailey's and serve a festive after dinner coffee or pour it over vanilla ice cream. Grab a tin of sprinkles and voila the kids are happy too!

 

 

Photography - Janine Kropla Photography | Florals - Stone House Creative | Venue, table top and furnishings - HutK

PEACH CROSTINI WITH WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE

Breathing new life into this old recipe and it feels oh so good! Originally adapted a few years ago from my grandma's simple late summer favourite- peaches on toast, this sure to impress appetizer is simple, easy and delicious. Can be made according to the directions below for a party or on the fly for a quick and easy meal. For a very simple adaptation- buttered toast with a pinch of sugar topped with peaches was my granny's favourite this time of year! Enjoy!

Peach Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese | Host Winnipeg
Peach Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese | Host Winnipeg
Peach Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese | Host Winnipeg
Peach Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese | Host Winnipeg
Peach Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese | Host Winnipeg

PEACH CROSTINI WITH WHIPPED GOAT CHEESE

Serves 8-10 as an appetizer

You'll need..
4-6 fresh peaches

1 crusty french baguette (alternately whole wheat french bread cut in half or slices, pictured above)

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Drizzle of honey

Salt and fresh ground pepper

For the Whipped Goat Cheese..

12 oz of goat cheese

4 oz of cream cheese

1 clove of garlic – peeled

1/2 lemon – about 2 tbs of lemon juice

8 twists of fresh black pepper from a pepper mill

For the whipped goat cheese..Crumble goat cheese into the bowl of a food processor and add cream cheese, garlic, lemon, and pepper. Pulse until everything is combined and you have a smooth, creamy cheese.

Directions..Lay baguette slices in a single layer on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 375 degrees F for 5-8 minutes until bread is toasty and lightly browned.

To assemble, spread a spoonful of whipped goat cheese on each baguette slice, then add a small pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper to bring out the flavors.

Top cheese with two or three peach slices and chopped walnuts. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.

 

 

PIN IT!

Peach Crostini with Whipped Goat Cheese | Host Winnipeg

SPICED GINGER AND PEAR COCKTAIL

I love offering my guests a signature blend when they come to my home and this festive cocktail with delicious notes of ginger, pear, honey and cinnamon is perfect large gatherings as it can be made into a pitcher for easy serving. Garnish and done! Enjoy xx.

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SPICED GINGER AND PEAR COCKTAIL

For the cinnamon-honey syrup..
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup water
2 cinnamon sticks

For the cocktail..
3/4 cup Grey Goose La Poire vodka
1/4 cup Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/4 cups fresh pear juice
1/4 cup cinnamon-honey syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ice
1 1/2 cups chilled soda water
2 1/2 cups chilled dry sparkling wine
1 to 2 pears, sliced for garnish
Cinnamon sticks, for garnish
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

For the cinnamon-honey syrup..
In a small saucepan, combine the honey, water, and cinnamon sticks. Bring to a slow boil over medium-high heat and then lower the heat to a slow simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes, remove from heat, and let cool completely. Remove the cinnamon sticks.

In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the pear vodka, ginger liqueur, lemon juice, pear juice, cinnamon-honey syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir until incorporated and chill in the refrigerator until you're ready to enjoy. You can even make this portion of the cocktail a day ahead and store it in the refrigerator; just give the mixture a good stir before serving.

For the cocktail..
When you're ready to serve the cocktail, fill your pitcher or punch bowl with ice and add the chilled cocktail mixture. Quickly top with the sparkling wine and soda water and give the mixture a gentle stir. Prep individual cocktail glasses with ice, add the finished sparkling pear cocktail, and garnish with pear slices, mint sprigs, and cinnamon sticks.

{Recipe via kitchn}

 

 

Photography - Janine Kropla Photography | Florals - Stone House Creative | Glassware, tray, bowl and furnishings - HutK

INTIMATE DINNER PARTY

Who doesn't dream of hosting a professionally planned dinner party? Clearly I am not alone here! Corin and Jeremy recently snagged a gorgeous location to build their forever home along the Red River, and did it ever turn out beautifully. To celebrate the fresh new season, they invited Emily of Feast & Festivities into their home to design an intimate dinner party for their neighbours with Gabrielle Touchette Photography along to capture it all.

From Corin and Jeremy... We love entertaining and wanted to spend some time with our neighbourhood friends before things get real busy around here. We're expecting a little one in June! We are lucky to have some fun neighbours that we have gotten to know since moving into our new house last summer. We spent a lot of time together finishing our yards and basements and always enjoy hanging out, so we wanted to have them over for a unique dining experience. We shared funny happenings from our respective workplaces, talked about our experiences building with Maric Homes, and had some good laughs over stories of babies and kids - a taste of what's to come in our future.

Working with Emily was easy and surprising! It's really neat to let someone else create a theme and decide on all the decor and details that really make the event special. I decided on the menu and the rest was taken care of. The result was so beautiful and something that I would not have thought of. Definitely worth it if you want to make your event unique and memorable.

Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Crostini  1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 large onion, sliced in half circles 1/2 tsp sugar 1/8 tsp salt 4 tsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup beef or veggie broth 1/2 tsp thyme leaves  1 cup grated Gruyere cheese 1 loaf Ciabatta bread  Preheat oven to 425 degrees Celsius.  In large skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until onions soften. Stir in sugar, salt, then balsamic vinegar. Add broth and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Stir in thyme leaves and remove from heat.  Remove ends of loaf and slice into 16 pieces. Put a spoonful of onion mixture on each slice and sprinkle with cheese.  Bake in oven on parchment lined baking sheet until cheese is bubbling and golden (10 minutes). Serve immediately.

Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Crostini

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 large onion, sliced in half circles
1/2 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp salt
4 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup beef or veggie broth
1/2 tsp thyme leaves

1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
1 loaf Ciabatta bread

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Celsius.

In large skillet, heat olive oil. Add garlic and onion and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until onions soften. Stir in sugar, salt, then balsamic vinegar. Add broth and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Stir in thyme leaves and remove from heat.

Remove ends of loaf and slice into 16 pieces. Put a spoonful of onion mixture on each slice and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake in oven on parchment lined baking sheet until cheese is bubbling and golden (10 minutes). Serve immediately.

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From Emily... When not working with brides and grooms on their dream wedding day, we're working with hosts on planning and designing their intimate dinner parties and other special occasions. Our process starts with a meeting to discuss basic details, then we take it from there to pull together the overall look and feel, source decor, suggest menu items, coordinate logistics, and help with day-of set-up and tear down. Whether you are a seasoned entertainer, or hosting your first event, Feast & Festivities ensures guests feel extra special and hosts have fun planning their guests' experience along the way.

Thank you for having us Corin and Jeremy! Congratulations on your little bundle coming this June!

 

 

Design & Styling - Feast & Festivities | Photography - Gabrielle Touchette Photography | Florals - Stone House Creative | Stationery - Jessica Alcantara

SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKES WITH BROWNED BUTTER GLAZE

I think we can all agree that everything is better in mini form. These mini bundt cakes are no exception! They are equally delicious and adorable and the perfect treat for a cozy evening at home. 

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THE RECIPE

Recipe via How Sweet It Is | Yeilds 8 mini cakes or one bundt cake

Ingredients

Streusel
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup cake flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Cake
3 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugr
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sour cream

Brown Butter Glaze
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk, if needed
pinch of salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour a 10-inch bundt cake pan and set aside. Butter and flour is KEY! Don't use cooking spray.

Streusel
Whisk together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, cocoa and salt. Add the butter pieces and using your hands, mix together the flour and butter until the flour is incorporated and in tiny pieces. It's okay if the mixture looks like SAND!

Cake
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamy, then add the sugar and beat for 4 to 5 minutes on medium speed until fluffy, scraping down the sides if needed. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well for a minute or so after each addition. Add the vanilla and beat well. Beat in the sour cream, again scraping down the sides if needed.

Gradually add the dry ingredients with the mix on low speed. But until they are just incorporated. Spoon half of the batter into the greased bundt pan, then sprinkle with two thirds of the streusel. Add the remaining batter on top then finish off with the remaining streusel and swirl it into the batter with a knife. Bake until a wooden pick inserted into the cake comes out clean, about 45 to 55 minutes. My cake needed the full 55 and it was perfect. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Invert the pan on a wire rack and allow the cake to cool completely. Don't attempt to move it or it will break apart!

Brown Butter Glaze
Add the butter to a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until the butter begins to bubble and as soon as brown bits start to appear in the bottom of the pan, remove it from the heat. This will take about 5 minutes. Add the brown butter to a bowl and whisk in the sugar and vanilla extract. If the mixture is too thick to drizzle, whisk in the milk if needed. Pour over the cake once it has cooled and serve!

 

 

Photography - Keila Marie Photography | Florals - Oak & Lily | Bowls - Mud + Stone Studio

COZY VALENTINE'S DINNER

I don't know about you but my ideal Valentine's day would be staying cozy at home with good food, good wine and good company. A few of us creatives came together last week to inspire you to do just that. Beautiful photography by Keila Marie Photography, florals by Oak & Lily, and table ware by Mud & Stone Studio

Baby Kale + tomatoes + walnuts + goat cheese. What's not to love?

This Skillet Chicken Pot Pit with Butternut Squash recipe is divine! Perfect dish to warm your home and heart on this frigid weekend that awaits us.

Mud + Stone table ware is just as gorgeous and functional in person. You can find a list of local stockist's here and you can also find them on Etsy!

These yummy little Sour Cream Coffee Cakes with Browned Butter Glaze deserved their own post!

I hope everyone's Valentine's weekend is full of love!

 

 

Photography - Keila Marie Photography | Florals - Oak & Lily | Table Ware - Mud + Stone Studio

AT HOME MATERNITY SESSION

Do I ever have a treat for you today. Brittany Mahood Photography did such an incredibly beautiful job capturing my dear friends perfectly during their most special season of life. From the delicate lace on Whitney's bridal veil to the endless sweet embraces I can't help but well up whenever I look at these photos.

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Whitney and Glen have since welcomed a sweet baby boy and they just celebrated his first birthday. Congratulations you three!

 

 

CHEERFUL BABY WELCOMING

We all love a good party and this colourful and unique baby welcoming honouring sweet Enzo does not disappoint. This perfect day planned and executed by Vendor Guide member Emily from Feast & Festivities and captured by Gabrielle Touchette Photography is absolutely darling.

The colours, textures, details and backdrop brought together seamlessly tells me that this is only a snippet of the beautiful events we will be seeing from Feast & Festivities. Not only is Emily the planner- but also Enzo's mom!

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From the planner and momma herself - Despite starting to plan my son's welcoming before he was born, I was unable to grasp a theme for the celebration without yet knowing his character. Once Enzo joined us I quickly came to see him as a bright, active boy with a love for all kinds of activity. I knew the celebration needed to have lots of colour, and fun activities for all. With mine and my husband's love of fast cars and racing, and surely a future interest of our son too, a luxury auto and art gallery was the perfect place to hold it.

We invited family and friends of all ages and genders to stop by and meet our newest member of the community one sunny Sunday afternoon. A bright palette — orange, baby blue, teal, yellow, and red — with hints of copper carried through the décor. Balloons, paper chain garland, napkins with baby hand prints, and fun A-Z letter blocks curated and styled by myself added youthfulness, while the florals, designed by Stone House Creative, added a more formal whimsy.

Furniture was used to create several areas to mingle, including a lounge with a bookshelf for guests to place their favourite childhood book to share with Enzo. Guests were also invited to write some life advice on fabric that I would later sew into a blankie, as well as colour a page for a one-of-a-kind A-Z letter book. And, after all the eating, mingling, colouring, and writing, the showroom full of luxury vehicles and art was open for exploring.

Guests nibbled on home-cooked bites; indulged in cake and bright pumpkin spice, bubblegum, and strawberry donuts from Laugh Love Cakes; and sipped fresh-made sparkling ginger apple cider. The cider was such a hit I had to share the recipe!

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Our little honourable guest donned a DIY miniature yellow crown and was welcomed into the community through a sweet ceremony perfectly communicating our hopes and wishes for Enzo performed by Marry Me Hunnie with mom and dad by his side.

Pretty Mama's with little ones on the way, consider a welcoming for them for all to meet! It's a totally fun and sweet alternative to the traditional baby shower and whole families can join in the fun. Just leave it to Feast & Festivities to start planning your first celebration together as a family while you navigate your new life and try to catch up on sleep. - Emily

And a darling video by to pull it all together by JAG Video Productions!

I love this city.

Congratulations Jeff and Emily! What a sweet prince Enzo is!

 

 

Planning and Design - Feast & Festivities | Photography - Gabrielle Touchette | Venue - Nott Autocorp | Videography - JAG Video Productions | Florals - Stone House Creative | Cake and dougnuts - Laugh Love Cakes | Commissioner - Marry Me Hunnie | Stationery - Jessica Alcantara Design

COPPER AND SLATE HOLIDAY TABLE

One of my favourite things is having a cozy holiday home. I was inspired to design a table scape to inspire beyond the traditional red, silver and green colour palette by using copper tones, crisp white florals, slate and cement for a fresh take on setting your table this holiday season. Stone House Creative crafted the most perfect floral arrangement to accompany and these images by Janine Kropla Photography are stunning. HutK generously hosted us and provided their gorgeous table top wares and furnishings. Here are a few simple ideas to inspire you as you plan your table tops this week.

Get creative with coverings.. This table runner is actually a wool blanket! It gives the table a cozy feel and provides a fresh take on a traditional table runner. 

Incorporate a simple DIY.. You don't have to be a master crafter to incorporate a DIY in your table setting. Something as simple as using fresh berries accompanied by place cards or creating a simple napkin tie out of leather will impress your guests and not keep your hands tied crafting leaving time to stay on top of important details. Aren't those Menu Marble and Cement Chunk Candle Holders everything?!

Have two (or more!) centrepieces.. We all know how the guest list tends to grow by the minute this time of year so surely there will be room and/or additional tables to incorporate more than one centrepiece.  I love fresh florals but I also love fresh fruit on the table as a statement piece. This is as simple as using something from your menu and tucking in some loose ingredients from your floral arrangement. Lauren from Stone House Creative styled this beautiful arrangement in the Menu Circular Bowl from HutK using fresh pears which are part of our cocktail menu. 

This festive Spiced Ginger Pear Cocktail is perfect for large gatherings! Happy table styling!

 

 

Photography - Janine Kropla Photography | Florals - Stone House Creative | Venue, table top and furnishings - HutK

AT HOME WITH KAILEY MYMRYK

This is by far one of the most favourite projects I have been a part of to date. Kailey Mymryk's personal style is swoon worthy and her home is nothing short of show stopping. This busy realtors home is flooded with natural light, clean lines, and filled with chic details. She is a dear friend and I am so excited to show you her world captured by Victoria Anne Photography. Come on in!

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Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg

Let’s talk about this home! You currently live in a Westwood bungalow you bought in 2015. What sold you on purchasing this particular home? The size, vaulted ceilings and windows! We had been keeping our eye on houses closer to our sons’ school and daycare, and when this one came up we just couldn’t resist. The house was in need of lots of love, and luckily we had a great contractor to tackle this huge top to bottom project.

Where did you shop for the items in your home? What are some of your favourites? I’m always scouring the Internet, and I make weekly visits to Home Sense- which is the way to do it if you want the good deals! Though most of our findings have come from Urban Barn, EQ3, Ikea, West ElmAnthropology, tiny feast, and etsy.

What items are important to invest in? What items do you recommend saving on? Invest in the items that are hard to change and timeless- a good couch or flooring and over the years replace the other pieces as needed. Save on trendy items. Once you’re over it you don’t want to have to break the bank to replace it. Also, I think that painting a room is always over looked. It’s an inexpensive, quick and easy way to change the whole vibe of the room.

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Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg

You have done extensive renovations to this home, what was your experience like? This was the second house we renovated, so we had a little bit of experience under our belts and knew exactly what we wanted and what we didn’t want in terms of style. Ryan from ICAN Construction had a lot of patience with me while I searched for the perfect materials- and then again when I exchanged those materials for even more perfect ones! Renovating a home is a daunting task, and is surprisingly very emotional. Ryan did a great job keeping me on track and stayed calm and happy even on the days I was driving him bonkers.

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Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg

What is your favourite part of your home? My favourite part hands down is the beams and the windows. Who doesn't love a sun-drenched living room? 

What is a cool project or DIY that you’re particularly proud of? I love a good DIY and projects keep me on my toes, so I have a lot! I work best under pressure- so if life ever slows down a bit I always seem to get the urge to paint something, or re-arrange a room. Recently I did an Ikea hack out of an Expedit cube shelf, some pine and 4 cute legs.  It makes for a functional toy storage unit in out living room but still looks sleek.  I love blurring the lines between kid and adult furniture and this worked perfect.

Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg

What is your favourite scheme and go-to sources for inspiration? I really love monochromatic schemes. I change my mind so frequently, it’s easier to have a neutral backdrop and be able to swap out throws, pillows or a rug to adapt to whatever I’m going for at the time. My favourite sites for gathering inspiration are Pinterest, Design Sponge and Apartment Therapy.

How would you describe your personal decorating style? It’s a combination of several styles. I tend to lean towards Scandinavian inspirations, but it always comes off a bit more rustic. I really love clean lines, and light, neutral colours. I love cooler tones and my husband prefers warmer tones. Were both pretty stubborn but we have come up with something were both happy with.

Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg

What does a typical day being a mother, wife, and realtor look like? There is nothing typical about my days, which can be a blessing and a curse. It always starts off with lots of coffee and getting both kids out the door to school and daycare. When you are self-employed, and especially with real estate no two days are the same- and there are never enough hours. Hopefully I eat lunch at some point and have enough foresight to prepare something for dinner that two picky eaters will enjoy. Then out for a couple showings after dinner, and back for bedtime, hopefully, and then tidy up! Lets be honest, ill probably end my day with a glass of wine.

Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg

How do you find work-life balance? When I find it, ill let you know! I've been getting by just winging it- but I have a whole Pinterest board with great ideas I hope to test out in the new year. Our families all live within five minutes and they are a huge part of our work-life balance.

Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg
Kailey Mymryk - Host Winnipeg

What advice would you give your 23 year old self on buying your first home? My aunt was my real estate agent when we were buying our first home. Six months pregnant, and a small budget she told me to pick my battles. You can’t have everything you want, you have to pick the best of the bunch. Your first house is special, and will be nothing like the one you end up in. I think that is something first time buyers often overlook. I love working with first time homebuyers and helping them see the potential in a home. It’s a stepping-stone, a learning experience, and far from perfect. But I guarantee you that you will love that house more than you thought possible. I still wish I could curl up on the couch in that tiny little living room, and sometimes I still drive by it maybe a little too slow.

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Thanks for having us Kailey, Jay, Max and Jake! xoxo

 

 

Sources

Curtains + Rug - Urban Barn | Lighting - Robinson Lighting | Flooring - Flatlanders | Couch + Chair - EQ3 | Coffee Table - Eames | Console - Ikea | Lamp + Side Table - Bouclair | Dining Table - Ikea | Kids Table + Dining Chairs - Wire Home | Bar Stools - Urban Barn | Cutlery + Napkin Rings - West Elm | Blue Bowls - Anthropology | Recipe Tin + A Great City Print - tiny feast | Teak Master Bedroom Dresser + Duvet - EQ3 | White Dresser - Ikea | Lighting Bolt - Little Letter Light Co. | Batman Decals - Urban Walls | Go To Bed Young Dreamer Print - One Plus One Design | Cross Blanket - Spearmint Baby | Bathroom Vanity - Home Sense DIYTee Pee - Ashley Gabby

JENNA RAE CAKES x COAL & CANARY

When I discovered this scrumptious collaboration between Jenna Rae Cakes and Coal & Canary I jumped at the opportunity to share this lovely product with you. It's a well known fact that the teams over at JRC and C&C are masters at their craft. Anything coming out of Jenna Rae Cakes, the gorgeous and delicious family owned bakery at 580 Academy Road or the Coal & Canary studio is a masterpiece to be treasured and this is no exception.

The scent is inspired by Jenna's spiced browned butter icing featuring notes of vanilla, browned butter, cinnamon and sugar, and makes for the perfect gift this holiday season. Whether you need a stocking stuffer or a hostess gift - this is it! Fill your loved ones homes with this delicious treat!

If you haven't already entered, be sure to visit the Jenna Rae Cakes instagram page for information on their giveaway including two (!) gift bags filled with these lovely candles, sweet treats, Sugar Blossom Jewelry bracelets, holiday greeting cards and a gift set from Sloane Tea - all together valued at over $300! The winner will be chosen at random on Friday December 18th in the evening. Only a few more days to visit their shop before the holidays! 

Thank you for sharing your beautiful work Jenna, Ashley, Amanda and Tom!