Friday, August 8, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
There are times when embracing a low carb way of eating is so very easy peasy. However, there are other times, take today for instance, when it can be absolute torture! Why today, you ask. Well, you see, it's pancake day. That glorious day that I looked forward to as a child when it is perfectly acceptable, no, absolutely necessary to eat pancakes for dinner. When I was younger, my mom would put foil wrapped coins into the batter; however, now that I'm an adult deep in the throws of low card eating - the prize is simply getting to eat pancakes at all.
So here are a few delicious, low carb pancakes recipes for all of your Atkins, Paleo, Keto, South Beach, low carb eaters to enjoy (and modify to suit your dietary preferences).
Dirty Blondie Pancake Stack from RuledMe via I Breath I'm Hungry - Hello deliciousness! What's not to love about a stack of brownie batter and maple pecan pancakes? Seriously - get into my mouth now!
Light and Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes from All Day I Dream about Food
Cream Cheese Pancakes from I breathe I'm Hungry - These little breakfast gems allow you to enjoy pancake Tuesday, even if you aren't eating nut or coconut flours.
Pumpkin Paleo Pancakes from Running to the Kitchen - If you aren't eating honey, you can easily substitute with your sweetener of choice
There are many more low carb pancake recipes to be found online. This is just a sample of some of my favorites. Enjoy. Happy Pancake day!
Posted by Darla at 9:39 AM
Friday, June 7, 2013
Posted by Darla at 7:46 AM
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The first shop is straight back from the main doors and there you will find shelves filled with vintage Pyrex - from Fridgie Minis to Cinderella bowl to gorgeous lidded casserole dishes. Lots of different patterns and colors. However, if you're not just into vintage Pyrex, but into all things vintage you will positively swoon over the vintage luggage, a cute kitchenette set and a sweet little pink typewriter that just might not be there past this weekend if I have anything to say about it.
Here's another shot of this shop
Here's a peek
Roadshow Antiques - Pickering
1400 Squires Beach Road,
Visit them on Facebook and tell them Domestinista sent you!
If you know of a shop that sells vintage collectibles in Ontario, please let me know and I would be happy to snap some pictures and post a review. I'm looking to map out all of the best places for milk glass, vintage canister sets, melamine dishware and vintage Pyrex in Toronto and the surrounding areas.
Posted by Darla at 6:17 AM
Monday, March 18, 2013
The theme for our lovely lavender birthday party was extremely subtle, and based entirely around something that would be sentimental to my daughter, my husband and me - the two songs I've been singing to her from the day she was born - Baby Mine from Dumbo, and La la loo from Lady and the Tramp. I used a symbol from each song - a heart from Baby Mine and a star from La la loo to build the invitation and decorations, and then just splashed the whole theme with soft shades of lavender, mauve, and white.
Since the theme was based on songs that put my baby to sleep, I wanted everything to be dreamy, soft and floaty. To me, that meant baby's breath and soft colors...
Plenty of personal touches
Age progression banner
"Grow Like Jo" mini seed packet favors containing lavender and camomile seeds
Personalized water bottles, cup stickers, and straw flags
Yards and yards of tulle
Tulle on the cake
Tulle peeking out from the Rice Krispie pops
We also did a tulle table skirt on the sweet table and (my personal favorite), my little girl's super poofy tutu!
Tulle - RibbonsTec
Straws - KrazyLady Supplies
Baker's Twine - CustomCotton Etc.
James Braid Photography - Photography
Custom Printables - SimplySoirees
Posted by Darla at 10:40 AM
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
As I sit here next to a stack of 1st birthday invitations that have been pocket-foldered, and festooned with ribbons and floral adornments, with a custom-made baby tutu on my dining room table, a half-completed tulle table skirt hanging from my banister and scads of custom-created party stationery in my computer, I may finally be ready to admit that I've gone a tad over-the-top with my daughter's 1st birthday party. And you know what? I'm ok with it!
Posted by Darla at 8:19 AM
Friday, January 25, 2013
|Two of my lovely ladies|
Last year my gardens were a disaster. Not kind of bad, not slightly sub par, but a complete disaster. So sue me, I'd just had a baby and kneeling in the dirt was the last thing on my mind. This year I'm hoping to redeem myself...if I can just find the motivation. Looking at photos of my hydrangeas is slightly helpful; although caring for "the ladies" isn't the problem. My tangled wildflower (now mostly weeds) garden is, along with my veggie garden, which was no more than the domain of several rogue cherry tomato plants (weeds all on their own if you ask me).
Perhaps I'll turn to Pinterest and photos of bountiful square foot gardens for motivation...assuming my attention isn't stolen by photos of luscious chocolate dessert and opulent tablescapes.