Author: TheSweetEscape

  • Cucumber Mango Shrimp Salad Recipe

    Cucumber Mango Shrimp Salad Recipe

    Ok, I know it’s Labour Day Long weekend here in Canada which is usually the sign of the end of Summer but common people! Summer doesn’t officially end until September 23 so stop looking so depressed. In fact last year September was amazing. You were probably complaining about how hot it was. Let’s all just […]

  • Tropical Blue Pineapple Coconut Cocktail Recipe

    Whoa nelly! It’s been forrrrrever since I’ve posted. In my defence my laptop died on me which is the main reason. And second I took that as a sign and basically took the summer off to just kick back and enjoy it in all its glory. But mostly because my laptop died. Technically it’s still […]

  • Outdoor DIY Boho Wall Hanging

    Outdoor DIY Boho Wall Hanging

    Man oh man, this summer is flying by! For real. I can’t believe it. I feel like it was just yesterday when I was racing to get my patio makeover done for June 1 and now it’s mid-July. Sorry for the delay in getting you this tutorial but I’ve been extremely busy cottaging, patio hopping […]

  • Caprese Melon Skewer no cook summer recipe

    Caprese Melon Skewer no cook summer recipe

    I’m in a major recipe mood these days. You wait, there’s a few coming down the line. First up is this super easy, delicious and easy to look at recipe for caprese melon skewers. It takes a fresh melon-y twist on a traditional Italian classic. The best part? No turning on the oven or stove […]

  • Hello Sunshine by Leon’s is here!

    Hello Sunshine by Leon’s is here!

    I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year since I shared last Summer’s Hello Sunshine magazine. But it’s true, jeez. Well I’m extra excited to share this one with you because it doesn’t just live online this time around. You can view the newest issue of Hello Sunshine by Leon’s Furniture online, of course, but […]

  • Project Sweet Escape Patio: The Urban Garden

    Project Sweet Escape Patio: The Urban Garden

    Hey guys, so I’ve talked about the decor plan for project #sweetescapepatio and part of that plan that I didn’t really touch upon on my last post was the green element. Green, as in plants and flowers. One of the easiest, and one of my favourite, ways to add some new life (literally) to a […]

  • Project Sweet Escape Patio: DIY Plant Wall

    Project Sweet Escape Patio: DIY Plant Wall

    Things are happening people! So you’ve seen the patio decor plan, you’ve seen my urban vegetable garden come together and now it’s the time where my inner green thumb meets my outer decor junkie with this DIY Patio Plant Wall project. When I saw my new patio wall go up with some great modern looking […]

  • Project Sweet Escape Patio: patio makeover reveal

    Project Sweet Escape Patio: patio makeover reveal

    Ok guys, the patio is officially open for business. The weather took it’s sweet time cooperating and my work schedule got a bit nuts there but the skies and my calendar have cleared and now it’s time for some rooftop chill time. Yesssss. Just to refresh your memory – I live in a condo downtown […]

  • Project Sweet Escape Patio: Casual and Colourful Patio Plan

    Project Sweet Escape Patio: Casual and Colourful Patio Plan

    So I didn’t waste any time to moving on to the next thing. If you read my last post you know that I just wrapped up a little makeover on a big feature wall in my loft. Well now that the weather is (sorta) cooperating and we’re about to say goodbye to May, it’s time […]

  • Before & After: Loft Wall Makeover

    Before & After: Loft Wall Makeover

    I’m so freak’n excited to share this loft wall makeover with you. It’s something that’s been on my mind since I moved into my loft…..8+ years ago. Yeah, take forever much?! I do have excuses though! The first thing I did when I moved into my loft was get the whole thing painted a neutral […]

  • Good Eats: Chocolate Nutella Tart

    Good Eats: Chocolate Nutella Tart

    “Me?, I don’t like Nutella”, said no one ever.  I grew up in an Italian family so Nutella was basically our version of peanut butter but I’m pretty sure at this point there isn’t anyone out there who hasn’t tried it by the spoonful. Unless of course you’re some monster that has something against delish chocolate hazelnut spreads. […]

  • DIY: Easter Floral Bunny Ears

    DIY: Easter Floral Bunny Ears

    Ok so I don’t have a kid and I usually don’t dress up like a rabbit for photos but I do have lots of friends with kids who like to dress up like rabbits. So when one of your bestie asks if you can work your craft magic to make a pretty set of floral […]

  • The Sweet Escape Turns 4! DIY Hand Painted Birthday Cake

    The Sweet Escape Turns 4! DIY Hand Painted Birthday Cake

    Happy freak’n birthday to us! Four years! Somehow it feels longer but shorter at the same time. What I’m most proud is that I’m still pumping out original content on a weekly basis and (hopefully) inspiring people four years after I decided to start a blog because I was bored at work. Can you imagine? […]

  • DIY: Glammed up Gold String Lights

    DIY: Glammed up Gold String Lights

    I’ve been meaning to post this Gold String Light DIY ever since I shared my living room makeover with you ages ago. Sorry for the extremely delayed follow-up.  It’s a known fact that I’m a gold leaf junkie and when I saw these string lights on sale at Lowe’s I knew immediately that I was […]

  • Top it off with Campbell’s Everyday Gourmet Soup

    Top it off with Campbell’s Everyday Gourmet Soup

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s® Everyday Gourmet soups for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Is there anything more satisfying that a steaming hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day? I can’t think of too many. Today I’m sharing one of my favourite shortcuts in the […]