Simply.Striking

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

Bow Tie Pasta Hair Clips

I was making dinner for my kids one night and as I was standing there waiting for the pasta to boil I thought to myself how cute these little shapes … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 7 Comments

DIY Elastic Grid Organizer (Great Gift for Men and Under $2!)

I am sure many of you DIY’ers out there can relate to my thought process of seeing something you like; looking at the price tag; and thinking “I can totally make … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 18 Comments

Buttermilk Chive Biscuits (R.R 3.2)

In my last rolling recipe post, I made bite sized fully loaded baked potatoes which included chive. I personally think chive is an under utilized herb and I try to use … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Gilded Age

Gold. It is THE hottest trend of the season. Every thing from fashion to home decor has been plated, dipped, gilded, painted, splashed, and bejewelled in the color. It is … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit with Pin Cushion

I can’t tell you enough how much I love this craft. I love mason jars and needed a handy little kit to keep at work. Match made in heaven. These … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

DIY Ornament Wreath

There are very few things in life I am absolutely picky about. For some reason one of those selective items is a wreath. I never saw one I fell in … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bite Sized Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes (R.R 3.1)

I am starting a new round of rolling recipes with a great recipe perfect for entertaining, as we enter the holiday season. These adorable little baked potatoes can be eaten … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 25 Comments

Monday Muse: Klimt

    Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, the piece I selected as today’s muse, is probably considered one of the most recognizable paintings. Gustav Klimt was an Austrian artist, born in 1862 … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dulce de Leche Crisps

I whipped up these cookies in my kitchen one day after I had opened a can of sweetened condensed milk to make a Vietnamese coffee and wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 12 Comments

Biscotti di vino: Red Wine Cookies

This recipe works for both red or white wine. For my recipe below, I used a left over bold red Italian Montepulciano bottle I had opened last week to make … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Whimsical Homemade Marshmallow Shapes

Sometimes I think the only reason my girls ask to drink hot chocolate is so that they can watch the mini marshmallows bob up and down, and eat up the … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 27 Comments

My Favourite Scents: Clean Notes

I have a love hate relationship with perfume. I love how pretty the bottles are, I love the ads and reading descriptions, and love smelling them on others. However perfumes … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 Comments

Roasted Peaches with Chèvre, Walnuts, and Honey (R.R 2.6)

Yesterday’s post was my creation of a cookie in the shape of a peach. Today we’ll cook with the real thing in this edition of Rolling Recipes! It is amazing … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pesche Italian Peach Cookies

I first discovered these darling cookies when an Italian friend brought them into work one day. She explained that they were traditional cookies served at bridal showers. Since that day … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

One 2 Three: The Grey Pencil Skirt

    In this edition of One 2 Three, I will provide 3 looks that will work with a grey pencil skirt. In the past few years, grey has become … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Monday Muse: Inspire by Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is a Mexican artist who lived and painted during the first half of the 20th century. Kalho’s activism and lifestyle is as equally well known as her works. … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

DIY Ombre Tights

I am obsessed with ombre everything and in the past few years I have seen every article of clothing and home decor item pay homage to the gradient look. From … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 4 Comments