Google+ That Flour Child: November 2015

November 30, 2015

OOTD - Western Bliss Boutique


When Michelle from Western Bliss Boutique reached out to me through Instagram to promote her online boutique, I was thrilled and reminded of how small this world really is.  We actually know each other from back in Ontario several years ago, it really shows how social media can bring people together.

November 23, 2015

My Shower Essentials


I thought I would write a quick post about my everyday shower essentials.

November 20, 2015

EOS Holiday Giveaway

Happy Friday!
I wanted to run a small giveaway, this ends on December 11th, just before I head back home for Christmas.


November 19, 2015

PRANA Chia Seed Overnight Oatmeal


I'm here to share a favourite hassle-free breakfast recipe with you featuring these PRANA chia seeds.

November 16, 2015

Expectation vs. Reality - Ardene.com Online Shopping

I got this fantastic idea from Megan from Megan Joy.  If you don't read her blog be sure to go check it out at www.meganjoy.ca.  She has fantastic outfit and beauty posts!

She recently posted photos of an online order she placed at SheIn.com all about how clothes look when you order them and what you actually get.  I thought it was super helpful and I'm always so hesitant when I order stuff online from a store I don't really know I thought it would be useful to do the same!

November 10, 2015

Pretzel Toffee Bark

Such and easy and highly addictive recipe today (I had to eat some writing this post because I couldn't look at the pictures and not have any)!


If you love salty sweet then this is for you.

November 8, 2015

YourTea - Tiny Tea, Tea Face and Travel Mug


I have ordered from YourTea in the past.  My roommate and I split the Tiny Tea and did a mini detox.  One thing I know is that I'm not very good at sticking to these kind of things, I could never time the tea drinking properly to 30 minutes after I ate so I just had one in the morning and one before bed.  Sometimes with honey and sometimes without.  But I have found that you don't need to follow the rules directly and I still get some of the effects.  Most importantly, for whatever reason, it makes me feel a little more awake (I can have a cup of the tea instead of a cup or two of coffee in the morning) and does reduce my bloating (I especially notice it around that time of the month).  YourTea actually has a few teas that claim to help with PMS symptoms.


When I did the "detox" previously one thing my mom had asked me was what I was using on my fax because my skin looked so great.  My face has been freaking out recently and that is the reason why I went on the website to order the tea again, it just so happened that orders received a free sample of TeaFace.  I'm assuming they created this product because so many people break open their tea bags after steeping and put it on their face.  Let me tell you this is a HUGE free sample, I was amazed.


To qualify for free shipping I purchased a travel mug.  They have 3 adorable designs (I was super torn between the one I got and the pink marble one)  I needed a mug and these ones are reasonably priced, classic looking and keep tea hot hot, even in cold Edmonton.  I throw a bag and hot water into the mug when I leave the house, put it on the side of my backpack and trek all the way to work (20-30 mins) and its still boiling hot when I get here.


Overall I am so impressed with YourTea, I know there are a ton of companies that offer tea detoxes and I have never tried any others because I enjoy this one.


Only thing I would love to see from this company is some sort of option to try their different teas.  I'm curious to try almost all of them but I feel like buying 40 tea bags is so many!

** I feel like I should mention that this is not sponsored in any way, I went online and bought these products with my own money, except the TeaFace which was a free gift to anyone at that time.  post signature

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November 4, 2015

My Super Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Moving to Edmonton has seemed to mean colder days.  With November came snow, for the past two days!  This means that it was time to make a big batch of cream of broccoli soup and freeze some for those inevitable days where I don't feel like making anything for dinner/lunch.  This is a rough recipe, since I usually change things up and just taste as I go.  Plus my lovely neighbour has been digging up all her veggies from her massive garden and has been passing some down to me, so I threw a bunch of the carrots in this time and they added a some sweetness that I really like!


November 2, 2015

My Halloween Costume - Spinelli from Disney's Recess

This may be one of the easiest, most affordable costumes I have ever made.  The only thing I needed to make were the tights (which could also be ordered if you plan ahead of time) and everything else I had in my closet already.