Simply.Striking

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

Rolling Recipes Index

Hello! As I continue to work on this blog you will begin to see a series I have created called Rolling Recipes. The concept of this series was born out … Continue reading

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Featured on Lifehacker!

Hey everyone, Just dropping a note to say I am still around. I have just been crazy busy with work and life. I have a list of really fun and … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Homemade Ice Cream in 5 Minutes With Things You Have in the Home

Perhaps it is the fact that it is March and I still have 3 feet of snow blanketing my lawn, but I wanted to somehow turn those lemons into lemonade. … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Growing an Indoor Garden from Kitchen Scraps

So it’s the middle of winter, but you can still have a budding garden indoors. Did you know that you can grow vegetables, herbs, and even fruit from your kitchen … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Life Hack: Fabulous Jewelry and Accessories Organizer

I have spent quite a bit of time over the past year organizing and re-organizing the house, trying to find the perfect solution for storage or display for the stuff … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

DIY The Look: Anthropologie Tulle Skirt – No Pattern Needed

It seems that tulle skirts are no longer for ballerinas and kids under 5! Knee length tulle skirts are all the rage for adult women, with Anthropologie leading the way … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

Homemade Maple Syrup Chips

I have to admit, I’ve loved the idea of maple syrup chips ever since McDonald’s came up with the McGriddle sandwich. Baked within the bun was little bits of maple … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 5 Comments

Lace Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs are all the rage and look so cute on. I love seeing all the different chunky knit variations, including the ones made from old sweater sleeves and patterns … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Mini Bite Sized Tacos

I came up with this taco recipe because of my kids. They love having tacos for dinner but I always avoided it because they would make a huge mess trying … Continue reading

January 14, 2014 · 11 Comments

Mochi Madness

I love eating mochi, a chewy Asian sweet dumpling made from rice flour, but always thought it was difficult to make. How wrong I was. My mom showed me how … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Haute Couture Rainbow Loom

The Rainbow Loom finally reared its crafty head in this household when my kids got the bracelet making looms for Christmas. If you haven’t heard of the Rainbow Loom craze … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

100th POST!

Happy new year! I can’t think of a better way to welcome the new year than celebrating my 100th post. When I first started this blog I made a promise … Continue reading

January 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

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
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