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    Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte!

     


    Fall is officially here and you know what that means? Oversized comfy sweaters, warm blankets and of course Pumpkin Spice Latte! We’re huge coffee drinkers in my house, so anytime we can add a bit more flavor to our daily cup of Joe makes us super happy. I used to drink the PSL from the pricey coffee shops but I got tired of over-paying for a coffee drink that wasn’t exactly healthy for me and didn’t fit in with my new vegan lifestyle. That’s why I’m so happy to share this ridiculously easy vegan PSL recipe with you all. Now, I’m making my favorite drink in my pj’s and I’m saving some cash!. For non-vegans you can absolutely substitute milk for the non-dairy milk. Make sure to add lots of whipped cream, vegan or not, everyone enjoys a sugar overload 🙂 Enjoy!

     

     

     

     

    http://www.tablespoon.com/recipes/pumpkin-spice-latte/60a75d49-da7f-44ac-bab9-f8245de01ca2
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    Ingredients


    • 1 cup freshly brewed coffee
    • 2 tbs pumpkin puree
    • 2 tbs non-dairy milk (I used  almond milk)
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract
    • ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
    • 2-3 tsp maple syrup
    • optional toppings- vegan whipped cream, ground cinnamon

     

    Instructions
    1. Combine all ingredients in small saucepan on stove. Stir until everything is mixed and heat to desired warmth.
    2. Transfer to mug and top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon

     

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    BEAUTY, LIFESTYLE

    July Favourites

    Hi Lovlies

    Here are a few products I picked up this month!

    1. H&M Short Coat

    This is more for Fall wear rather than Summer but I had to order it before they sold out! I ordered this item online and was shipped in 2 days! You can wear this short coat for a casual day or dress it up for a night out. I might order this in white as well. I love it that much!

    2. Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil

    When I don’t have time at night for my regular skin routine, I use this cleansing oil as I find it really gets all the dirt and whatever makeup is left over on my face. This is not a makeup remover so makes sure to remove the majority of you make with a wipe prior to using this cleansing oil. I add a bit onto a cotton pad and smooth it all over my face and then wash it off. My skin feels very soft and not greasy. It does a great job cleaning my skin.

    3. Makeup Forever Double Ended Sculpting Brush

    I already own this brush, but I picked it up for a friend this month. I love the bristles on this brush and everyone I use it on loves how it feels against their skin. I use it to apply powder, blush , bronzer and highlight. It’s multipurpose so you defiantly get your moneys worth!

    4. Allure Magazine – Salma Hayek

    I don’t usually pick up magazines as I have no time to read them, but when I saw one of my favourite petite actresses on the cover I just had to snatch it up! I adore Salma Hayek, and no, not just because she’s Lebanese! I think she’s a great combination of charm and beauty! She exudes natural elegance and is a good humanitarian. BTW her beauty tips are worth a read!

    5. Michael Kors Shoes

    I bought these shoes at Winners. I needed a pair of work shoes and these definitely fit the bill!. The heel is not high, but gives a bit of a lift and won’t hurt me after wearing them all day. I don’t believe these shoes are sold at the Michael Kors store any longer 🙁

    6. Fresh Eau de Parfum – Sugar and Lemon

    I saw this at Sephora, sprayed it on and came back the next day to purchase it. It lasted the whole day!! I had so many compliments that I smelled so “Fresh” and “Light” that I had to add it to my large collection. I’ve been wearing it everyday now and don’t see myself getting tired of it anytime soon! I did only purchase the .34 oz rollerball bottle, but will most likely order the full size bottle soon.

    7. Stella and Dot Malta Bib Statement Necklace

    I have been waiting for this necklace to go on sale all Summer long! I was worried that it wouldn’t look as lovely in person but I was wrong. It really does 🙂 This statement necklace is a mixture of metal, stone and genuine turquoise and is hand crafted. I wore it over a bright white tank with jeans and it definitely was a statement piece and pulled my whole outfit together. So happy with my purchase!

    8. Lise Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme Eyeshadow

    I worked on a beautiful bride this past weekend that wanted a very bright, shimmery golden Arabian style makeup done for her wedding. I was on the hunt for the perfect gold base/eyeshadow. After looking at Chanel, MAC and MUF, I discovered it at the Lise Watier counter at Shoppers. I loved the pigmentation, creamy texture of the product and how easy it was to apply on the eyelid. This product is similar to Maybelline tattoos but for a special event I would splurge on these creamy eyeshadows. You will not be disappointed! I purchased the colour Wonderland but will be going back to pick up Sunrise peach and Magie Blanche! Love them!

    xoxo
    Maha 

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    ON THE HUNT FOR (OTHF): Day Bag

    Hi Lovlies!

    I have a dilemma.  I need your help! 

    You, my loyal blog followers, will decide on my next day bag! I’ve been on the hunt for an everyday bag for about 2 months now. To be honest I’m a bit overwhelmed with all the choices, however, I found 4 bags that pretty much fit all my criteria ( perfect for everyday use, large, lightweight, classic, sturdy, easy to clean, and affordable). The most important criteria will have to be size. I usually carry around a sippy cup, a small toy, a pull-up, my wallet, keys and of course a small makeup bag. Being a mom of 3 I carry odd things!

    I’m not limiting myself to these 4 bags, as I know there is so much variety out there and I can’t possible research them all! That’s why I’m introducing the “On The Hunt For (OTHF) ” segment to the blog. You ladies out there have amazing recommendations on different products, clothing and decor so I thought why not tap into that! I’ll be decorating my house soon as well as revamping my wardrobe so I hope the OTHF segment will inspire you to share what items you love in your life and would recommend for others! So be on the look out for more OTHF posts!



    Here are my choices : 


    1. Mark &Graham Everyday Leather Tote Bag

    This bag can be monogrammed! The leather is really soft and is very roomy! 

    2. Le Pilage Longchamp Tote

    This bag definitely is a classic. It’s very easy to clean, light and can fold into notebook size and be put away. Favourite of mine so far!

    3. Free People Slouchy Vegan Tote 

    This tote is large enough to carry a laptop. It comes with a long removable strap and a coin purse( bonus!). It’s made out of 100% Vegan Leather. 

    4. French Connection “Buckle Up” Backpack

    This is a surprising large and structured backpack. It has 3 interior zipper compartments as well as adjustable straps. It’s a bit on the trendy side but can be dressed up. 

    Now it’s your chance to comment on what bag from the list you like or if you have another suggestion, let’s hear it!!


    Have a great day!

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