FOOD, HEALTH

Healthy Vegan Chocolate Mousse

January 15, 2018
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This is by far the easiest, healthy and oh so good vegan chocolate mousse recipe.

I tried this recipe for the first time years ago when I lived with my brother who was on a raw diet.  Being the chocolate lover that I am, I did not want to give up eating any desserts, let alone chocolate.  So when I  ate this raw chocolate mousse, I wanted more.  I think that I probably made this dessert as a meal replacement a few times since it was that good, hahaha!

Naturally, when I thought of recipes for this Valentine’s Day I had to share it with you. Continue Reading…

MOTHERHOOD, TODDLER

Currently Loving: What the happiest people in the world know on raising kids.

January 8, 2018

Usually, the start of a new year has a lot of people thinking about goals, new projects and resolutions. Generally speaking, how to make this year even better than the last. Wouldn’t this also include how to create a happier environment ?

This had me thinking about an audiobook that I discovered a few months ago about raising happy kids. As a young mom, the challenge of raising children is real, even more when they are under the age of 5.  So if this can help me, I hope that it can also inspire you in raising happy and confident children.

If you’ve missed it, here is another great book that I’ve talked about in a previous post about parenting.

Why is this book interesting ?!

Did you know that Denmark was voted the happiest place in the world since 1943 !!!  So maybe they are doing some things right with their kids that we can also learn and apply in our lives.

As any parent knows, parenting is one of the most challenging things. So when I heard raved reviews about this parenting book on what the happiest people in the world do to raise confident and happy kids, I was very intrigued. Continue Reading…

FOOD, HEALTH

Oh So Good… Enchiladas

January 2, 2018
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Happy New Year!

One thing I enjoy cooking during the winter months is comfort food. However, I always gravitate towards more healthy, veggie packed recipes.  Today’s Oh So Good recipe has become a favorite that my partner always appreciates.

So if your looking for a very flavorful, veggie packed or even vegan option, this recipe can be easily modified to your taste. Continue Reading…

FASHION, MOTHERHOOD, STYLE

Winter Style: How to wear plaid on plaid

December 18, 2017
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OUTFIT: Old Navy navy plaid maternity shirt (regular plaid shirts also sold at JCREW, JCREW FACTORY, OLD NAVY, NORDSTROM), Old Navy Plaid scarf, Simons knit cardigan (other similar here or here), Gap maternity pants, blue suede Chelsea boots (sold out)

One fashion item that will never go out of style is a plaid shirt.

The great thing is that designers are updating it in so many ways that you can basically wear a plaid shirt to any event!  Although they are mostly worn casually with pants (denim, khaki and even leather), now you can also wear them tucked in skirts, worn as a layering piece under blazers, sleeveless vests, sweaters and even as a bathing suit cover!  You name it, there is one for you.

STYLE TIP: The latest update to wearing plaid is wearing 2 plaids together either a plaid bottom with a plaid shirt or a plaid blazer with a different plaid shirt.
I understand that if this sounds over the top for you, another option would be to use an accessory in a different plaid then the plaid shirt you are wearing.

Here is my plaid on plaid casual style wearing a bright plaid scarf with a navy neutral plaid shirt.

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Keep scrolling as I have also included some other photos of how you may wear this style.

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Here are other ideas on how you may wear this double plaid style this winter

1. Keep similar colors in both plaid designs but in the reverse while varying plaid sizes.

https://www.jcrew.com/ca/p/womens_category/shirtsandtops/casualshirts/perfect-shirt-in-stewart-plaid/E6309?color_name=black

JCREW

 

2. Double up on plaids that have the same overall color in different sizes.  This creates a softer look and blends well together.

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3. Use a neutral plaid to compliment a brighter plaid.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

Color your style, color your food, color your life!

Christiane xxx

 

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FASHION, STYLE

Sweater Season & Tips on how to find the right one for you!

November 7, 2017

Sweater season is upon us, well at least here and for most of the country.  I used to dislike winter, the cold weather, the lack of sunshine and especially the sea of black, red and grey color options in some of the stores….so to compensate I’ve tried to find ways to keep adding fun, colorful sweaters in my wardrobe, even during the winter months.

So move over black and grey sweaters, here are my top tips & picks on where you may find some great selection of colorful and classic sweaters to wear this winter.

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FOOD, HEALTH

Soft Vegan Pumpkin Cookies

October 30, 2017
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When it comes to desserts most of us can’t say no, especially when it comes to a warm home baked cookie!  I have never been shy to ask for more and to admit that I love having a dessert after any meal…even sometimes for breakfast, haha!  However, with that being said, in order to be able to eat deserts more often, I always try to use healthier and more nutritions ingredients.

We all know someone that is either vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, lactose intolerant, or on another diet.

Everyone wants to have a healthier life or due to health reasons has a restricted diet. For me eating a lot of vegan desserts is one way of having the best of both worlds…desserts and being healthy! Continue Reading…

FASHION, FOOD, MOTHERHOOD, TODDLER

Fall Fun at the Pumpkin Patch!

October 25, 2017

MY OUTFIT: Nutmeg Kenneth Cole NY wool blend coat, Simons mustard shirt (old) similar here and here, GAP maternity bi-stretch pants, KAMIK rainboots (old), other available styles

 SASHA’S OUTFIT: Guess denim jacket (old), LP Apparel sweater jacket, LP Apparel printed mountain shirt, Noppies sweatpants (old), BOGS rainboots, LP Apparel infinity scarf and beanie

 

Fall has so many wonderful activities!  The activity that usually comes to mind with Halloween being just around the corner is going to a pumpkin farm.  I actually never really thought of going until my cousin strongly recommended , le centre de l’interprétation de la courge, near Montreal.

I usually go overboard with incorporating some type of pumpkin ingredient in my cooking and baking during the months of September and October.  It brings a happy feeling as the weather is getting colder.

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Of course Sasha wanted a ride in the wheelbarrow…needless to say, I got my daily exercise pushing him into the field.

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It was such a beautiful day and I was thoroughly impressed by the different types of pumpkins.  Can you tell?  hehehe!…

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Happy Fall!

Color your style, color your food, color your life!

Christiane xxx

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FOOD, TODDLER, TRAVEL

Traveling to Tunisia: Tozeur, the Mountain Oasis & Chebika

October 23, 2017
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One of the things that Kais was very adament in showing me was the South of Tunisia, more specifically a part of their desert.  My only part was “yes” or “no” when he would ask me: “would you like to visit this or this?”  However, I kept having this feeling that maybe it would not be a great idea going knowing that I was pregnant.  After all, 38-40 degrees weather, honestly, this girl from the northern part of Canada was not great in handling very hot destinations….especially pregnant.  However, in the end I gave in to my curiosity and we drove 6 hours South of Sousse to the city of Tozeur.

What is interesting about Tunisia is you have different landscapes, while the North is colder and the East Coast borders the Sea, the South is where the desert lies.

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FOOD, STYLE, TRAVEL

Traveling to Tunisia: Monastir

October 16, 2017
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Before meeting my partner Kais, whom is originally from Tunisia, I had never heard, let alone showed any interest in visiting this country.  Let’s be honest, it isn’t the most advertised country.  So for the next few blog posts, I wanted to let you discover through my photos more of this beautiful country.

Let me just start by saying that if you do not know anyone in Tunisia that can be your tour guide through the city or if you do not speak the language which is arabic (a tunisian dialect), then I would definitely recommend exploring this country with organized tours.  Thankfully, I had Kais who had family and friends giving us recommendations and renting a car made it incredibly easier for us to visit on our own.

Tunisia has little gems located throughout the country for tourist to discover it’s beauty.

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