nanaimo bars // bakery files 3

Classic Nanaimo Bars // Mocha & Moccasins

Baking and pastry school has taught me many things:

  • I could never give up chocolate, or frosting (or sugar for that matter)
  • Many desserts taste better after sitting overnight (especially these bars!)
  • Layered desserts are phenomenal – layers of flavour in every bite

and then there are things like baker’s percentage, sanitation rules, yada-yada-ya… but we’ll save those for another day (probably not).

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Tumblr Tuesday

No words today – just a handful of pictures I’ve seen recently on tumblr.
Scrolling through my dashboard is like a second job, I swear.
// See more of my tumblr pictures here

Tell me your tumblr, or favourite tumblr pages in the comments section below.

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The Liebstar Blog Award

The Liebstar blog award seems to be everywhere lately! I’ve been nominated a few times, but I’ve never got around to it, so when Brooke nominated me earlier this week (thanks, girl!), I knew I needed to get it done – not because I felt obliged, but because I think it’s fun to answer random questions about myself so you guys can get to know me a little bit better. If you have no idea what the Liebstar award is, read the rules on the graphic below.

liebstar awards // mocha and moccasins

11 Facts About Me

  1. I have never had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  2. I spend at least 3 hours every night watching youtube videos.
  3. I have never sad stitches, surgery or a broken bone.
  4. I used to have an unhealthy obsession with fashion designers.
  5. I never played any sports in high school.
  6. I have a serious sweet tooth, especially when it comes to cookies.
  7. I never had a boyfriend throughout high school.
  8. I drink 12+ cups of water daily.
  9. My hair wont curl, nor stay curled for over 10 minutes.
  10. I have a huge girl crush on Cara Loren.
  11. My parents are both 100% Polish.

The Questions

  1. What made you want to start blogging? When I was in 10th grade, I needed a hobby, so I started filming youtube videos. A few friends found out, I got embarrassed and deleted my videos. A few months later, I regretted the decision and wanted to do something in my spare time, specifically something online because blogs and youtube were starting to gain popularity. So, I started Mocha and Moccasins! I also do youtube videos on this account, but haven’t been able to film/edit any since starting school in January.
  2. What is your favourite item of clothing in your closet? My Alexander McQueen scarf.
  3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? New York City.
  4. What is your favourite childhood memory? My family used to travel a lot. We went to Disneyland, Poland, all around Canada and the USA (Hawaii!! California, Michigan, New York), but now we can barely tolerate each other for more than five minutes.
  5. What is your favorite social media site (facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc) and why? Tumblr. I’ve had my Tumblr since July in 2009, and I follow so many great sources of inspiration, from fashion pictures, to beauty and nature captured in photographs and quotes.
  6. If you could only wear one type of makeup for the rest of your life, what would it be? Oh my gosh, that’s so hard! I’d have to say concealer, because I have horrid under eye dark circles, but it can also be used for spot treatment.
  7. What is your favourite holiday? Birthdays. Not mine in particular, but I love making other people feel special.
  8. What is your proudest achievement? I think that has to be starting a program I’m actually interested in for post secondary studies. No more anthropology or business, but baking and pastry arts is truly a program I can enjoy.
  9. Do you like reading? If so, what’s your favourite book? Sometimes, but not books. I don’t have a favourite book, but I love reading magazines and blogs.
  10. What was your favorite vacation you’ve ever taken? Hawaii. We stayed in Waikiki and the eather was perfect and the scenery was magical. The people were really nice, too!
  11. What are your long-term goals in life? I’m so bad at setting long-term goals, but I mostly hope to be happy, healthy and stable in my situation, and surrounded by loved ones.

My Questions

  1. What is your favorite TV show?
  2. Have you ever been in love? If yes, when?
  3. Chocolate or vanilla?
  4. What is one quality you can’t stand in your partner?
  5. What is your favorite season? Why?
  6. What color are the walls in your bedroom?
  7. What is your favorite makeup brand?
  8. Did you attend post-secondary studies? If so, what did you study, or what do you wish to study?
  9. What day of the week do you look forward to the most?
  10. Coffee or tea?
  11. Do you have named planned for your future children? What are they?

My questions are pretty light hearted and fun, so I’d love to see the people I tag answer them! I tag…

ps: I made an instagram account from my blog! I was using my personal one before, where I didn’t post blog content, but on my new Instagram, I’ll be posting more blog related content, and more often too.

Have a great weekend!

find me: youtube // bloglovin // instagram // tumblr // pinterest // twitter

M.

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