#fallproblems: rainy day essentials

Here's a list of some essential weather proof gear, I want every piece! Is that too much to ask?


enticing eats: pumpkin pie, perfected {gluten free}

It's the most perfect, delicious, gluten-free, to-die-for pumpkin pie recipe ever. EVER! When I found out I had an intolerance to gluten I was originally concerned about all of the delicious seasonal treats I'd be missing out on. Visions of turkey stuffing, pie, christmas shortbread and all of the other gluten-filled things I could no longer eat swirled around my head. THANKFULLY, my delightful chef/baker extraordinaire of a mother found this solution:


my week through the world of instagram

{paleo granola / pumpkin cupcake candle / fall walk on campus / pear&almond dessert}

It's the weekend, let's all take a moment and celebrate! 
This week has been pretty hectic, here in the world of midterms and papers, but I still managed to enjoy some of these beautiful little things in the process! If I haven't mentioned this already, I've gone paleo!


currently obsessed: fall accessories

I admit, my study breaks have included some pretend online shopping this mid-term season. Here are four gorgeous accessories that I'd love to add to my collection this fall:

  1. Gigi Chic Bohemian Princess Bracelets from Max and Chloe - $95
  2. Black Sequin Collar by Gemma Lister for Bottica - $82
  3. Paige Colour-Block Leather Tote from Banana Republic - $160
  4. Campbell Criss-Cross Cuff from Shopbop - $560.18


enticing eats: stuffed baked zucchini (gluten free)

Behold one of the yummiest, easiest dinner dishes you'll have in years. This tasty treat took me no time at all, was easy enough for a beginner cook, was super filling, and best of all - it's good for you!


inspiration: find something... {free wallpaper download}

Just because you all are mighty fine, I've made you this lovely wallpaper inspired by one of my favorite Julia Child quotes. She really was an incredibly passionate and driven women and words like these on my background give me an extra kick in the butt in terms of motivation.

Download this free wallpaper HERE.

Stay inspired,


enticing eats: spaghetti squash with edamame pesto

Good morning all,
Lately I've been super obsessed with squash. It's the perfect fall food (other than anything pumpkin). A couple of weeks ago I whipped together a spaghetti squash recipe from my new Cooking Light cookbook (check out their website for even more amazing healthy recipes)! It was so easy, fast, and most importantly healthy and delicious!


fall dresses for layering

I really dont think I know a single person that isn't into the greatness that is fall layering. There are so many possibilities to build up an outfit when you can combine multiple clothing items at once! I am especially a fan of fall outfits that involve layering dresses. Below, I've selected a bunch of wonderful dress options that would be perfect for layering this autumn! Enjoy!


inspiration: kate spade new york fall 2012

This is too adorable! Rollerblades, peter pan collars, AND polkadots? I can't even.

Stay inspired,


student spaces: turquoise diy room

Today we're featuring the lovely room of 2nd year Western University student, Kelley Morgan. We love how you don't even notice the amount of Ikea furniture pieces because they are hidden in a bunch of creative DIY projects (notice that amazing DIY headboard) and unique decor items.


enticing eats: fall apple cranberry breakfast cake {gluten free}

While at home this weekend, my mother made us the most amazing gluten-free apple cranberry cake for Thanksgiving breakfast. I could actually eat this every day for breakfast for the whole month of October (but I wont.. sigh).

Dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup  almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch 
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

Wet ingredients:
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • 1/2 cup milk 
  • 2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla

  • 2 rounded cups chopped apples (we used macintosh)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries, whole 

  • Sprinkle of raw sugar


inspiration: thanksgiving weekend

HAPPY THANKSGIVING fellow Canadians!
It's that time of year again - pumpkin pie, wool scarves, and thanksgiving meals. Sigh, I'm in love with this season! In honour of this lovely holiday (I mean a three day weekend too..) here are some fun fall inspired bits and pieces!
 fall leaves at western u {instagram}
Eat some pie.
aspire to inspire,


five things to try this fall

October is finally here! Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend and I'm extremely excited to chow down on a turkey dinner and relax for a few days (and who can forget the pumpkin pies!). To celebrate the season, here's a list of some fun things that you should try this autumn:
1. Try the navy nails trend. As Joanna Goddard has pointed out, navy nails are a huge trend this fall and look great if you're dressed up or down. Try this colour from Essie for guaranteed cute!


inspiration: clean, bright, and airy

Today's bedroom was sent to us by 29 year old Graphic Designer, Alison Fiedler. She was inspired to create a clutter-free, bright, light, and airy bedroom by the multiple design sites/blogs that she follows. We're especially fond of the LOVE print by Jen Ramos hanging above her bed. Pick one up for yourself here!

Thanks for sending us your fabulous room, Alison!

If you think YOUR student space is unique and inspiring, please send us some pictures of your room to twoofakindblog@gmail.com!

Stay inspired,

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student spaces: beach inspired room

This post marks the beginning of our Student Spaces features! This week, we are featuring the bedroom of Western 2nd Year MIT student, Jessica Pirraglia, who drew inspiration from the beach while decorating her room at school.

Key Pieces:
- Lamp is from Walmart
- Bedding and Canvas Paintings from Homesense
- Side table, chair, and desk are from Ikea
- Vanity is from Winners

Thanks Jess for sharing your room with us!

Stay inspired,