Sometimes there is nothing more appealing than a whispery dress to feel your best. I will be sad to be packing away my summer clothing items but still excited to start layering for the colder weather! This summer was my busiest yet but I somehow managed to have a good balance between summiting mountains, working towards a new career and casual get togethers with friends. I am looking forward to the fall as I am always excited for new beginnings. Adri is off at school and I am starting a new business venture that I cant wait to share with you! Farewell summer, thanks for the good times!

 

 

 

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new beginnings

Sep11
Michaela
dresses, inspiration
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I was flipping through my LEON book in search of a new breakfast idea and came across this delicious combination! We have a herb garden so I am always looking for recipes that call for fresh herbs. The toasted walnuts added a pleasant crunch to the melted goat cheese and flavourful thyme.

Ingredients:
>Bread or a bun for toasting
>Goat cheese
>Walnuts
>Fresh thyme
>Olive oil

Instructions:
1. Brush bread with olive oil
2. Crumble goat cheese, broken walnuts, and some thyme on the bread
3. Broil or toast until cheese is soft and warm and walnuts are browned
4. Top with more fresh thyme, drizzle with olive oil, and enjoy!

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morning toast

Aug9
Adri
food
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Summer hair=messy hair. A new hairstyle can be the perfect accessory to an outfit! This one has a particular summery feel; sun bleached hair braided back into a messy bun. Having 2 braids twisted together adds some extra texture to this style. I have to have my hair tied back at work and I was tired of wearing pony-tails and top knots everyday. My favourite thing about this look is that it’s super easy-the messier you are, the better. Here is what I did:

 

1.     flip hair to one side

2.     section out a chunk of hair

3.     braid it

4.     secure first braid, grab another section of hair

5.     braid it

6.     twist 2 braids together and pin back

7.     twist and scrunch remaining hair back into a messy bun and secure with elastic

8.     pull wisps of hair out, loosen bun, tuck in any strands of hair into elastic

 

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undone summer bun

Aug6
Michaela
beauty
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A couple weeks back I purchased a few items from Brandy Melville and instantly fell in love with the fit of the Bethan dress. I have linked below a few other dresses perfect for summer and that can easily transition into fall:) hope you find this helpful!! xx

 

1. This t-shirt dress from Urban outfitters is super easy to wear, comfy and casual.

2. I’m love with this Free people dress that can easily be transitioned into the different seasons.

3. I love everything about this dress. Plus its on sale!

4. Nasty Gal has some seriously cool cut out styles, I particularly love this one.

5. My favourite style of dress is a comfortable shift dress with selves like this one here

 

 

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Shress love

Aug4
Michaela
dresses, style
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Okay loves! This is our first giveaway! Lets see how this goes:) ashressaday recently had its first birthday. We wanted to give away something really special, something we both love so much and hope you will love as well! We are going to be giving away a beautiful Clhei handbag. This one in particular is one of our favourite bags and you can have one for yourself! Here is how to enter!

Follow us on Instagram (shressblog) and take a picture of what inspires you most. It could be anything from a quote to a picture collage. Then #ashressadaygiveaway

*remember to make your profile public so we can see your Instagram!

OR

If you don’t have Instagram find us on Facebook and make sure to like us and send us something inspiring, or upload your own photo and #ashressadaygiveaway

Thanks so much for reading! We have had such a fun year! We are SO excited to see what you guys send in! XO love Adri & Michaela

Visit www.clhei.com to see all the beautiful purses! Like them on facebook to see all the latest updates!

*This giveaway is international, it will be closed two weeks from now! xx

 

 

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Clhei handbag giveaway.

Aug3
Michaela
Uncategorized
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My friend Zoe recently returned from a bike tour through Italy’s beautiful northern area. In order to cope with the Jet Lag and  ease the transition from her daily croissants she decided to bring a taste of Europe to her home kitchen. I was lucky enough to observe and smell these unbelievably fresh croissants taking form ultimately building to the finally of rich flaky pastry melting on our pallets. Be Warned; these treats may only be compatible with Zoey’s daily epic mountain accents. Here is the recipe, enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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A taste of Europe.

Jul22
Michaela
food
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I bought this shirt from the sale rack at Superstore and thought I would add it to my winter wardrobe. The flower pattern was a little too much though, so I decided to eliminate some of it by cutting off the sleeves. I absolutely love how it tuned out; pretty, easy, and cute – my new go-to summer shirt!

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sleeveless for summer

Jun29
Adri
craft, style
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Pizza is a favourite around here. My brother Micah is genius at putting together flavours atop carefully stretched, homemade dough. We like to make an evening of it, eating pizzas as they emerge hot from the oven. Colours and fragrances of fresh herbs, vegetables, cheeses, and other toppings together create a delectable dinner. The new combination is sweet potato slices with sautéed onions and sprigs of rosemary…it’s irresistible! A little music to inspire carefully assorted delicate flavours proves that flatbread-making is an art. We used this dough recipe and baked the pizzas at 550 for around 6-8 minutes each.

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pizza dinner

Jun19
Adri
food
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I hardly ever print real photos anymore, it is easy enough to snap a quick picture on my phone and store it on Instagram. If I somehow lost those photos I would be so upset because many of them are from trips and have sentimental meaning. I decided to make a mini collage to put up in my room using an empty ikea frame I’ve had laying around. I ordered the prints from Firebox, they come printed out in polaroid style on thick photo paper & a mini sharpie pen! This project took about five minutes and I am so happy with the way it turned out! I think this would make a lovely fathers day present (you could do pictures from a family trip, or pictures from when you were little)!! The instructions are pretty easy, its really up to you how you want your collage to look, I taped my photos to the cardboard that the picture frame comes with and then hung it in my room!

 

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Summer Project: Instagram Picture Collage

Jun14
Michaela
craft
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This post is rather picture-heavy but I couldn’t resist all the beautiful colours! The treat recipe is from my Meringue book
My mom bought me these sweet little teacups from Anthropology for my birthday. They have the prettiest little detail and make tea-drinking all the more exciting!

 

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tea and a sweet treat

Jun12
Adri
food, inspiration
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