Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pumpkin Spice Drink


Want the perfect drink to sip on while enjoying your Halloween movies tonight!? Try out this pumpkin spice drink that has been my favourite thing to make this season.

In a pot on medium heat add...

2 cups of unsweetened almond milk (add milk if you prefer that)
2 tbsp pumpkin puree
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/4 tsp cinnamon (I always add way more)

Once ingredients are all together, keep on high heat while stirring for a few minutes.





These are the brands I used for my pumpkin spice drink and it comes out so yummy. You can also add some whip cream if you are looking for it to be extra sweet ;)


-Sydney Hoffman

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tobi Fall Favourites


I ordered a few pieces from Tobi and it's safe to say I'm in love with my fall picks. Check out my photos below, along with links to everything.


Hat: Tobi || Dress: Tobi 

Sweater: Tobi 

-Sydney Hoffman

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fall Foliage


If you follow me on my Instagram @syd.hoff you will know how OBSESSED I am with fall and when the fall leaves start to change colour, I crave going up north in search of the gorgeous fall foliage. Whether it's a fall walk or just heading up north looking for cute markets, you need a durable, cozy coat to do all your fall adventures in. I'm absolutely in love with this Canada Goose Brookvale Hooded Coat from Altitude Sports. I mean how perfect is this colour for fall!? This coat keeps me warm, but still feels light-weight which is perfect for my walks.  




 This jacket looks fabulous whether I'm wearing heeled booties or plain old sneakers.

Jacket: Altitude Sports || Jeans: GUESS || Booties: Bluenotes || Beanie: Uniqlo 

-Sydney Hoffman

*This post was sponsored by Altitude Sports. However the views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely my own*
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Best Halloween Movies


On Friday the 13th I put together a fun Halloween movie night. Basically I just went out and bought anything pumpkin flavoured and picked my favourite Halloween films and watched movies all day. It was truly the best. I have some more shots of my movie night, along with my FAVOURITE Halloween films.

Hocus Pocus 

Sleepy Hollow


HalloweenTown

Casper


Halloween

The Addams Family


The Nightmare Before Christmas

Beetlejuice


Trick 'r Treat

Edward Scissorhands

Ernest Scared Stupid


The Halloween Tree

The Monster Squad

What's your favourite Halloween film!?

-Sydney Hoffman

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Easy Apple Pie Recipe



I've never made an apple pie before, but I've always wanted to. Every year when I go apple picking I always say I'm going to make an apple pie and never do. SO this year I finally did it and was so proud of myself. I cheated and bought pie crust, but I think maybe next year I'll tackle my own homemade pie crust. One thing at a time, right?


(Here) is a link to make your own homemade pie crust

Once I had my Pillsbury pie crust laid out in my pie pan, I started with my apples and delicious filling. I cut up 6 apples and cut my apple slices very thin. I'm not a huge fan of chunky apple slices.

In a pan on medium heat add...

1/2 unsalted butter
3 tbsp all purpose flour
1/4 water
1/2 white sugar
1/2 brown sugar (I used coconut sugar)
1 tbsp of cinnamon (I put wayyyyyy more)
1 tsp of vanilla 

Once my apples were all cut up I put them into a big bowl and dumped the yummy filling into the bowl with my apples. If you want you can leave a little leftover the mixture to coat the top of the pie before it heads into the oven. I mixed everything together so each apple was coated with the yummy mixture. I dumped everything into my pie pan and then added the other Pillsbury pie crust on top and cut a few slices in the middle to let the pie breathe. My next challenge will be to create a fun pie design with my crust. Top the pie crust off by brushing some leftover mixture.

Before adding the pie into the oven add some tin foil over the pie lightly. Spray the tin foil incase it sticks to the pie. Once it's ready for the oven preheat to 425F for 10-12 minutes. After 10-12 minutes turn the oven down to 350F for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes remove the tin foil to allow the pie crust to brown. Keep it in the oven for another 10 minutes.

 Let the pie cool and you are good to go!!


-Sydney Hoffman

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Viviscal Hair Review


I've been using Viviscal's NEW Gorgeous Growth Densifying Range for three months now and I'm so excited to finally tell you how I feel about Viviscal's Gorgeous Growth Densifying Range!!

All Available at Shoppers Drug Mart


For the past three months every time I shower I've been using the Viviscal's Gorgeous Growth Densifying Shampoo and the Viviscal's Gorgeous Growth Densifying Conditioner. My hair is the longest it's ever been and it was starting to look super flat. I refuse to cut my hair, so I was desperate to find products that helped lighten my hair and give me some volume back. Instantly after getting out of the shower, I noticed how light my hair felt...even before blow-drying and brushing. This may sound silly but my hair has never felt cleaner. Viviscal helped clean out all the built-up product that was in my hair which was weighing it down. After using Viviscal shampoo and conditioner it transformed my hair back to that fluffy, soft, voluminous hair I was missing. Believe it or not, that was just after using it for the first time. I've been using the Viviscal shampoo and conditioner for three months and get the same amazing results each time.
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart


The Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Elixir is something I don't use every time I get out of the shower. But if I have any events or photo shoots, I apply this after my shower if I want super sexy looking hair for the night. I will apply this once I'm out of the shower with brushed, towel dried hair. I kid you not this magic serum makes my curls last longer than any other product I've ever used. Usually with clean hair my curls completely fall out and look dull. Once I apply this product, blow-dry and style, my hair is set for the entire night...even the next day. It gives my hair sexy volume and holds my curls in all night. This is my magic hair serum ;)
This range works with Viviscal's clinically proven-hair growth supplements as a unique dual-action system, so you can achieve healthy hair growth from the inside, and thicker looking hair on the outside.

Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any Viviscal products!!?



-Sydney Hoffman

*This post was sponsored by Viviscal Canada. However the views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely my own*


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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fall Fashion


It's no surprise I'm majorly in love with fall and of course fall fashion. It's my favourite time for fashion and I feel like I personally can show off my true sense of style. I've rounded up some of my latest Instagram (@syd.hoff) #OOTD photos that really show my love for fall and fall fashion.

Sweater: Bluenotes || Jeans: Bluenotes (similar)

Sweater: Bluenotes || Jeans: Bluenotes || Boots: Hunter Boots

Poncho: LOFT || Jeans: Bluenotes || Booties: Bluenotes || Hat: GAP 

Shirt: LookHuman || Jeans: Bluenotes || 

Shirt: Lookhuman || Jeans: GUESS || Sweater: LOFT || Hat: Forever21 

Hat: Forever21 || Top: Bluenotes || Skirt: Thrift Store || Boots: Yoins

-Sydney Hoffman