The One-Minute Dessert for Coffee Lovers

Nov 25, 2015 +

Are you a coffee-lover? Be warned, you're going to be addicted to this super simple dessert. I tried my first affogato this summer and fell in love with the easy but delicious mix of espresso and ice cream. I came up with this recipe using the Saeco Moltio espresso machine and added a minty spin for the holidays:

This is a great treat to enjoy throughout the season... have a cup while you're trimming the tree or sitting by the fire. Whip one up for those unexpected guests. It's a fun way to make your boring coffee feel special, and takes only one minute to put together:

How to make a Peppermint Chocolate Affogato:

1. Brew a shot of espresso
2. Put a scoop of ice cream in a cup. I used chocolate but vanilla or coffee flavoured ice cream will also work well

3. Pour the espresso over the ice cream

4. Add a dash of cocoa and a peppermint stick. Enjoy!

I can't stop having these. They're so good and the mix of hot and cold definitely has me in the holiday mood. Will you try one?

Etsy Gift Guide for the Young Girl & A Giveaway

Nov 23, 2015

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? I've already spent many an hour shopping on Etsy. There's so much great product on Etsy though that I can spend countless hours going down the rabbit hole of pretty shop after shop. So, I've whittled down the choices for one person on my gift list, my daughter Chloe. Like most girls between the ages of 4 to 8, she is at the stage of wanting to stay a little girl who plays make believe and believes in the tooth fairy, to being a young lady who is starting to assert her own personal style. Here's a gift guide for young girls who are equal parts sweet and savvy.

1. Kids love personalized gifts and this tooth fairy box is one she'll love to keep tucked away - not to mention it makes it easier for the Tooth Fairy to find that darned small tooth!
2. This banner is a simple but chic reminder for your little one to stay awesome a little while longer
3. Washable and waterproof, this pinstripe apron is a stylish gift for your mini chef
4. This sweet necklace, personalized with her name, is one she'll love to wear for years to come
5. If your child needs a nightlight to help get to sleep, why not opt for this adorable Parisian solar powered nightlight? Leave it by the windowsill to charge during the day and it'll cast a warm glow to help lull your little one.
6. This handy Build-A-Fort kit contains everything your little builder needs: sheets with tying ribbons, clamps, clothespins, and a flashlight!
7. I've never met a buffalo plaid I didn't like. This matching Mommy and Me Infinity scarf set will have you both looking cool in the cold.
8. For special occasions (or even dress up days), she can accessorize with this rose charm necklace
9. Add a touch of playfulness to your child's room with these wall hooks in fun shapes
10. Games are a great way to spend time together as a family. Chinese checkers is a fun game for all ages and this wooden Chinese checkers set looks great even when you're not playing.

Now for a giveaway! I have a $50 Etsy gift card to help you get started on your shopping list. To enter, leave a comment below and link or tell me your favourite Etsy shop. For an extra entry, head over to my Instagram and leave a comment mentioning or tagging your fave Etsy shop there. I love discovering new vendors!

Contest open to Canadian and US entries. Gift card is in Canadian $ but is accepted on all Etsy sites. Contest closes midnight Nov.27th. Affiliate links have been used in this post

The Love List

Nov 20, 2015 +

How to Hygge. I'll be getting my Hygge on tonight, at the launch of the Toronto Christmas Market, one of my favourite winter traditions.

A great bucket list for kids

Trim and moulding lovers, you'll want to see this unbelievable transformation

Sugar cookie mini cakes!

This would make such a cute DIY gift for your girlfriends

You've got 10 days to put that Advent Calendar together. Here's ideas to get you started.

This house is the definition of a cozy Christmas

The time is right for these cheddar cheese muffins

Why didn't anyone think of this before?

Creative ways to use drapes

A gorgeous renovation. Photo by Tessa Neustadt.

Have a fantastic weekend!

© 2007-2013 Jennifer Flores. All Rights Reserved. | Blog Design By Brittany Douglas