SOCIAL MEDIA ROUNDUP

For me, the month of March on social media included being obsessed with a bunch of DIY Pinterest accounts, as well as anything that’s funny (as per usual) and discovering all these super popular accounts that feature beautiful people doing everyday mundane things (I know this seems silly, but just wait until you see it).

Here is the social media roundup for the month of March. 

 

INSTAGRAM

brosbeingbasic
This is a hilarious account in which guys poke fun at all the ultra girly and ridiculous pictures girls tend to post on Instagram. Check out the hashtags – they’re the best part of every post!

 

hotdudeswithdogs
Pretty self-explanatory. Your dash could always use more good looking guys with their puppies. (If you want to see more good looking people doing regular stuff, go check out menandcoffee, hotdudesreading, womenandcoffee, and hotgirlseatingpizza).

 

crazyjewishmom
I don’t know whether I like this account so much because it’s hilarious or because I really relate to it. Kate (the account’s owner) decided to share with the world the daily texts she receives from her mother, and boy am I glad she did because now I feel a lot better about the texts I get from my own mother.

 

TUMBLR

Nori’s Blackbook 
I don’t know who came up with this idea but it is absolutely hilarious. Whether you love or love to hate the Kardashian Klan, you won’t be able to resist this Tumblr account. Set up as North West’s journal, it features pictures of her family, along with ‘her personal thoughts’ on every one of them.

 

Fly Art
An account that features classic pieces of art with popular hip hop lyrics written over them. It’s actually amazing – I’m considering getting some of them printed out and hanging on my gallery wall.

 

PINTEREST

Sarah Scussel
An account full of awesome design boards (both interior and fashion) but the Crafts board is my favourite!

 

Curbly
This account is DIY heaven! There are so many different boards and projects to choose from and all of them are oh-so-pretty!

BREAKFAST CLUB - PEANUT BUTTER & BANANA GRANOLA

Let's get straight to the point. This is some serious business; I don't mess around with granola. The flavour, the crunch, the smell when it's baking... I love it all. This morning I share with you, the ever so great Peanut Butter and Banana Granola.

There are so many different ways to have oats in the morning; this is a favourite of mine. You can plop some of this onto yogurt, spoon it straight up with your milk of choice, or have it on-the-go.

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...and yeah, it's also super easy! 

 

Peanut Butter & Banana Granola
(makes about 6 servings)

1 banana
2 cups raw oats
1 cup almond slices
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup ground flax
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil
cinnamon 

1. Set your oven to 350°F.

2. Mash up that banana so you don't have any chunks. I threw mine in the processor, and while I was at it I threw in my peanut butter. You could add your coconut oil and maple syrup to this step as well.

3. Once all of the wet ingredients are ready, put that in a bowl to mix. 

4. Add your dry ingredients; the oats, ground flax, almond slices, and cinnamon.

5. Throw your oats into a dish and throw it into the oven. I left mine in for 15 minutes on 350°F, then for another 5 minutes I turned the oven up to 400°F because I like mine a little burnt and crispy. 

5. Have it with milk, yogurt, or by itself. Feel free to top with some more cinnamon or fruit, like I did with some banana slices. Enjoy!

 

DIY SUNDAY - HANDMADE LINEN POTHOLDERS

There comes a time where enough is enough. 

"...but it's just for pots."

So? I see so many oven mitts/potholders that are burnt, and beaten up. Ditch them, upgrade and make some newer and nicer ones. I've saved you the trouble for searching up how to make them, because I found this DIY for Handmade Linen Potholders on Say Yes. 

Whether you're an avid cooker or baker or you just make things in the kitchen to put out to your Instagram followers, you really can't have too many potholders. You either have a lot to complete the look of your dinner table, or you have a lot to change up colours and styles in your IG pictures; it's always a win.

You could make some cute ones for Easter weekend coming up. If you have fun with it, you could make different styles for different holidays and/or get-togethers! This would also be a nice customizable present for any bakers or cooks in your family. 

GLOBAL STREET STYLE

It's a good feeling when your whole outfit is on point. When you have the nails to match? Well, good luck to anyone trying to get in your way. Seriously, it's just as good as the feeling you get after visiting Victoria's Secret. Even though you may be the only one walking around knowing you're matching, you feel great. 

If you haven't heard yet, Smudge just opened on Dalhousie Street. Manis, pedis, blowouts and waxing all available at your friendly neighbourhood beauty bar! The rest of March is 25% off services. So if you want to feel unstoppable, just call to book your appointment.  

FOODIE FRIDAY

Here I go again with the cheese. Can you really blame me though?

This is the first time grapes have been thrown into the mix. So, the taste you get from this recipe is most definitely one I haven't shared yet. Quite honestly this might be the first time I have even seen the idea of roasting grapes. So for Ambitious Kitchen to add them with some of my favourite things like cheese, bread, and honey. I am all in. 

This recipe for Roasted Grape and Brie Crostini with Honey and Sea Salt makes me happy for numerous reasons. It makes me happy because, well the obvious reason. It looks so good! Secondly, you know that feeling when you're going to a party and you let people know you're bringing an appetizer? You giggle as you type it out in the event group because you know how happy they're going be. You don't tell them what it is though, because it will make a good entry as you walk in and all eyes turn to your dish.

It really is a proud moment, in my opinion. I have come to realize that anything with brie is always a hit. So to bring something with brie that nobody has had before? Yeah, you bet I'm going to rsvp with this. 

Side note: if you've never had frozen grapes, please leave this page. Go get grapes and throw them in the freezer right now. Stop everything and do it! They're the most delicious snack. Since I like my grapes really crunchy, this eliminates the problem of getting some non-crunchy ones; you'll never be able to tell if they're frozen!