Half-Baked by Liz  recipes, crafting, & other fun things

A Weekend in Pontrieux

September 22, 2016 | Travel | Permalink

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This past weekend, Hitchen planned a surprise early-birthday (I’m still holding onto the last few days of my 20s!) getaway with a few of our friends. He planned the whole thing weeks ago, and managed to keep it a secret until a few days before we left (which is super impressive because I’m a little bit nosy)! read more →

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My Favourite Beauty Products

September 12, 2016 | Makeup | Permalink

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I have to admit that I love trying out new beauty products… everything from shampoo, to makeup, to skin care products. In the past I’ve also subscribed to various monthly beauty boxes (ipsy, Birchbox, Nailed Kit) not only because getting surprises in the mail is fun, but I loved getting a variety of new things to try every month*. But there are also products that I’ve been using for years read more →

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Simple + Neutral Half Moon Manicure

September 8, 2016 | Nail Art | Permalink

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I haven’t posted any nail art recently, because honestly I haven’t painted anything exciting on my nails for a while. Although I pretty much always have polish on my nails, I’ve mainly just been opting for plain ol’ solid colour lately. But I got the urge to mix things up last week (and I can’t resist a good half moon mani) read more →

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Frozen Tropical White Wine Sangria

September 6, 2016 | Drink Recipes | Permalink

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Over the past few days the temperatures have finally returned to normal here in Paris, but during last week’s heat wave, all I wanted was something frozen. With frosé (frozen rosé) all the rage right now, I started thinking about other ways I could enjoy frozen wine read more →

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Pineapple Pulled Pork

September 2, 2016 | Savoury Recipes | Permalink

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I’ve been trying to figure out the ultimate pulled pork recipe for a while now. I love pulled pork (sandwiches! tacos! on pizza!), but getting the recipe just right took a bit of experimenting. A couple of months back, a friend here in Paris who’s a chef read more →

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Millionaire’s Shortbread

September 1, 2016 | Sweet Recipes | Permalink

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Shortbread cookies have always been a favourite of mine, but for some reason, I only recently thought of making Millionaire’s shortbread. It’s all the goodness of shortbread, but with caramel and chocolate on top. Basically a homemade Twix bar. What’s not to love? read more →

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A Weekend in La Baule + Sailing!

August 31, 2016 | Travel | Permalink

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This past weekend, myself, Hitchen, and our friend Dana headed to La Baule on the west coast of France (just north of Noirmoutier), to meet our friend Régis for a weekend of sailing on his boat, Steady Tension. I had never been on a sailboat before, so I was pretty excited. Plus, France was experiencing a major heatwave, so we were all looking forward to a cool sea breeze on the coast. read more →

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