Tuesday, 21 October 2014

:: Mini Pumpkin Chai Pies {Dairy + Gluten Free} ::

Hello Everyone! 
Since I've been very obsessed with autumn and pumpkins lately, I thought I'd make a pumpkin pie. But not just any pumpkin pies, bite sized ones made in muffin tins. They taste better then they look, they are actually really light and fluffy. And this is actually a really easy recipe, so be sure to try it!

Ingredients:
Crust:
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
 1 1/2 cups of Gluten free graham cracker crumbs (packaged or otherwise)
Filling:
1 1/2 cups pumpkin
1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs 
2 tbsp corn starch 
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp molasses
Tea:
Milk of your choice (I used almond)
2 chai tea bags
boiling water

1) Preheat your oven to 350
2) Line a muffin tin with muffin cups, and set aside.
3) Mix all of your crust ingredients together.
4) Put a little bit of crust in the bottom of each muffin cup, being sure to press down as much as possible.
5) Refrigerate the crusts while you make the filling
6) Make the tea. Steep the bags in the boiling water for 4 minutes, then remove. Add a little bit of your desired milk to it, then measure 1/2 cup of this to use in the recipe.
7) Put all of the filling ingredients together and blend in a blender (I told you it was easy!)
8) Pour the filling into the muffin cups, almost all the way up.
9) Bake your little pies for 30 minutes.
10) Let cool and enjoy!

I hope you like these! Please let me know if you try them.


~Amy~

Sunday, 19 October 2014

:: This Week ::

I love: 
1) Walking in the rain
2) Seeing the geese fly South
3) Weekend mornings with green tea
4) Books, tea, and chocolate covered pretzels 
 5) Eating lunch in a park on a sunny autumn day 
Blog posts I love:
1) Pumpkin Chai Latte from Julep

Friday, 17 October 2014

:: Awards ::

Eleanor from Els Little Utopia nominated me for the Liebster Award. Thank you so much!

The Rules:
- Give 11 facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions given
- Nominate 11 other bloggers
- Set them 11 questions
- Put the award button on your site

Facts:
1) I love rainy days.
 2) I love Sailor Moon 
3) I'm obsessed with cats.
 4) I absolutely LOVE autumn 
 5) I'm obsessed with Doctor Who. 
 6) I make little plushies in my free time. 
 7) I'm celiac, and off dairy at the moment. 
 8) I wear combat boots almost every day. 
 9) I love musical theater, even though I'm not very good at it. 
10) My favorite types of music are Electro-pop, K-pop, and musical soundtracks.
11) I used to want to live in the country, but now I couldn't live anywhere but the city!

My Answers:
1. What is your favourite time of year and why? Autumn for sure! I absolutely love it.
2. Do you play a musical instrument? I'm learning the flute.
3. If you were given 1 million dollars (or insert appropriate currency) what would you do with it? I don't know. The proper answer would be to give it to charity, but I would absolutely LOVE to go to New York and try to see every Broadway musical I possibly could!
4. If you could go back in time, what would you do? I don't know, the idea of going back in time doesn't really appeal to me unless I had a friend to go with.
5. Do you have a favourite book/ book series? I love the Harry Potter series (I'm rereading it), but I love so many books!
6. If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be? I there are so many celebrities I would like to meet, including Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, Idina Menzel, and Lights.
7. Do you have a Summer or Winter Christmas? Which do you prefer? :) Winter! I love winter!
8. What is the most important thing to you? In what sense? I love my friends and family, and I absoultely love music and theater.
9. What are some characteristics/ qualities you look for in people? (eg. honesty)Hmmmmm, humor, similar interests, and the ability to laugh.
10. What is your favourite drink? Tea! I drink it ALL the time.
11. Would you prefer to never wear eye makeup again or never wear face makeup again? Ugh! Probably never wear face makeup again.

I nominate:

My Questions:
1) Tea or coffee?
2) Cats or dogs?
3) What is your favorite tv show?
4) What is your favorite type of music?
5) Who is your favorite celebrity?
6) What is your favorite season?
7) What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
8) What is your favorite dessert?
9) If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go?
10) What is your favorite movie?
11) If you could meet any blogger in real life, who would it be?

Jenna from Sparkly Kid nominated me for this award. Thank you!

The Rules Of This Award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
2. List the rules and display the award.
3. Add 7 facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
5. Follow the blogger who nominated you. 

I can't think of any other facts....so just look above.

And if you're reading this, I nominate YOU! Yes, you. 

Sorry for this sucky award answers, guys. I'm super tired.

Have a lovely weekend! 

~Amy~

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

:: OOTD ::

//Shirt-H&M-(Similar)//Skirt-Stitches-(Similar)-(Similar)//Leggings-Old Navy//

Hello Everyone!


To all of my fellow Canadians, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend. 
Anyways, another outfit post. I got this shirt from H&M a couple days ago, and I love it. And it was only $7!

 I also want to apologize for the horrible quality of my images lately. Next time I use a photo in a post, I'm going to try a new way of uploading it. 

As you may have noticed, I'm trying to stick to a posting schedule of Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

I guess thats it, I just pulled together a bunch of random thoughts in this post.

Have a great week!

~Amy~

Sunday, 12 October 2014

:: This Week ::

I love: 
1) The first season of Bravest Warriors 
 2) Watching kid shows with my friends 
 3) My cat trying to eat my friend's muffin  
4) Windy days that make the leaves fly around 
5) Looking at the river valley from a tall building
Blog Posts I Love:

I'm kind of obsessed with pumpkin this week, huh?

~Amy~


Friday, 10 October 2014

:: Apple Cinnamon Tea ::

A little while ago Sarah from Pretty Gloss asked me for an apple cinnamon tea recipe. Up until then, I had been using packaged tea bags, but I thought that it would be fun to try making my own!

You will need:
- Boiling water
-A chamomile tea bag
-A little spoon of honey
-A few sliced apple pieces
-A 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1) Put everything into the boiling water!
2) Steep for 5 minutes, then take out the chamomile tea bag.
3) Let steep for another 3 minutes, then take out the apple.
4) Enjoy your fall drink!

There are 2 things to know about this tea:
1) Its not very strong
2) The cinnamon will float around

I like this about it, but you might not, just to let you know.

I hope you like this tea if you make it!

~Amy~


P.S. I forgot to mention it, but happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all of my fellow Canadians! 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

:: Sailor Neptune Bow ::

Hello everybody!

A little while ago (actually a long time ago...), Catalina Blue from The Emo Wolverine Writes asked me if I had a tutorial for a Sailor Neptune bow. I didn't yet, but I said that I would like to do one (these are so fun to make!), and I FINALLY got around to making one today.
You will need:
-A needle
-Scissors
-An elastic band
 -Dark blue thread
- 2 tails of dark blue felt
-A rectangle of dark blue felt
-A small rectangle of dark blue felt
- A heart of turquoise felt

(If you would like a pattern, just let me know)

1) Wrap the elastic band around the middle of the rectangle to make a bow.
2) Wrap the small rectangle around the elastic band, then sew it on.
3) Sew the tails onto the back of the bow.
4) Sew the heart into the middle of the bow.

I hope you liked this tutorial, this is actually my favorite (bow) one so far.

~Amy~