Simply striking and strikingly simple. Recipes, crafts, home decor and general life hacks that are easy yet impressive.

Organizing Your Life One App at a Time

As I adopt more and more technology into my daily life I am always delighted to find so many innovative ways to help me along. My iPhone and iPad are … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Champgne Jelly

If there is any item that evokes ringing in the new year, it is that of champagne. I can’t imagine celebrating that stroke at midnight without a glass of bubbly. … Continue reading

December 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

99 Simply Striking Tips and Life Hacks

I’ve got 99 problems, but it ain’t one of these! Below is a compendium of tips posted daily on my Twitter feed. I thought it would be nice to house … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Salted Chocolate Tartlets

A friend of mine recently requested a chocolate pie and having never made one I was instantly excited to do so. When I started to develop the recipe I thought … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whipped Shortbread Cookies

I am so excited to share this recipe because it is one of my favourite holiday cookie staples. These shortbread cookies literally melt in your mouth thanks to the use … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Lemon Fudge Shortbread Bars

Fudge is such a traditional sweet for the holidays and is always a popular selection. As much as I love desserts and sweets, I find fudge to be too cloyingly … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mini Apple Ravioli Pies

These little apple tarts are bite sized little treasures made using a traditional ravioli press. Rather than pasta and a savoury filling, instead I used puff pastry and apple pie … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Skor Bits Pancake Breakfast Bites [Perfect for School Mornings]

If you are anything like me, finding quick and easy breakfast ideas for kids is a struggle some days. And in some instances, we have to have breakfast on the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

DIY Gold Rimmed Bowl

Gold is de rigour in home decor for this season. You will find gilded vases, mirrors, pillows, candlesticks, table setting etc. In today’s tutorial I will show you how to … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Brulée’d Buttermilk Custard Tart R.R 3.3

We continue Series 3 of Rolling Recipes with buttermilk for making a Bruleed Buttermilk Tart. This ingredient was used in our previous recipe post for Buttermilk Chive Biscuits. I adapted … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Perfect Pie Crust the Easy Way

I think every cook or chef has one item that they feel overwhelmed at the prospect of making. For me that is pie crust. Oh the pressure to make the … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Salt Dough Chalkboard Gift Tags

The chalkboard gift tags are a fun way to identify your lucky recipients that can be re-used over and over again. They can also serve double duty as tree ornaments. … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 10 Comments

DIY Handwarmers for Men

I love cute and whimsical DIY projects as much as the next person. In my research and planning for projects to showcase on this blog, I notice that projects geared … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

DIY the Look: Burberry Prorsum Jewel Embellished Scarf

I think the first time I saw this scarf online, I gasped out loud. It was love at first sight. I looked at the price tag and gasped even louder. … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 48 Comments