December 31, 2012

Stuffed mushrooms three ways!

It's New Years Eve! Are you panicking and trying to think of a quick, easy and cheap appetizer recipe to bring to a party tonight? We have the perfect idea for you-stuffed mushroom caps! They look daunting, but it truly is a super easy recipe! I had a Christmas get together with friends a few days ago and whipped these guys up! Wishing you all a very happy and safe New Years Eve! See you cats in the new year!
Crab stuffed mushroom caps:
2 dozen white mushrooms
1/4 C butter (room temperature)
1/4 C cream cheese
6 oz. snow crab (canned works as well)
2 Tbsp chopped green onions
1 Tbsp horseradish
1 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1/3 C bread crumbs or panko crumbs
1/4 C parmesan cheese.

First wash mushrooms and then simply remove the stems.
Line up the mushrooms on a baking sheet
Mix all of the ingredients and fill the mushrooms!
Bake the mushrooms at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and then broil for 1-2 minutes.
French onion soup mushroom caps:
2 dozen white mushrooms
2 Tbsp butter (room temperature)
2 white onions (sliced thin)
1/4 C beef broth
4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Splash of red wine vinegar or white vine vinegar
1/2 C shredded Gruyere or swiss cheese

First wash mushrooms and then simply remove the stems.
Line up the mushrooms on a baking sheet.
Cook onions in butter on medium heat for approximately 20 minutes.
Next add broth, Worcestershire sauce & vinegar and cook for 5 more minutes.
Finally stuff the mushrooms with onion mix, and top with shredded cheese.
Bake the mushrooms at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and then broil for 1-2 minutes.
They tend to let off a lot of juice, so cook separately from other type of mushroom caps. 
Pesto mushroom caps:
2 dozen white mushroom caps
2 Tbsp pesto 
1/4 C butter
1/4 C cream cheese
1/3 C parmesan cheese
1/2 C panko crumbs or bread crumbs

First wash mushrooms and then simply remove the stems.
Line up the mushrooms on a baking sheet
Mix all of the ingredients and fill the mushrooms!
Bake the mushrooms at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes and then broil for 1-2 minutes.

Happy mushroom-making!
xo, Erin

December 30, 2012

What you'll need to throw a 60's themed New Years' party!

It's almost New Years Eve! We put together a little party supply list to throw your very own 60's themed party! We hope you all have a safe and happy New Years! 

December 28, 2012

Year end things we love!

It's Friday already? This past week was so full. Full of family, friends and so much food! We hope you all had a very merry Christmas! It's crazy to think that it's almost New Years Eve! Do you guys have plans? We hope you have a fantastic week-what's left of it anyway!
Orla Kiely, you've done it again! We can't wait to see more of next season's collection! 
So far we love what we've seen! Photo found here.

These red flats are pretty amazing!

Incredible wallpaper and chair combo!

This is such a dreamy coat! It looks like neopolitan ice cream!

December 27, 2012

Change of a Dress.

We are on the hunt for the perfect dress to ring in the new year with! There is something so exciting and promising about the start of a new year, so of course we've gotta be looking our very best! There are just so many cute party dresses out there we don't know which one to chose!! What do you think?!

All of these beauties were found on Modcloth. Click the links below to take a closer peek:
one  //  two  //  three  //  four  //  five  //  six

December 26, 2012

Sponsor us in 2013!

It's that time again friends... We are looking for a new round of sponsors for January! We have lots of fun things in store for the new year, and would love for you to be a part of it! We had a big jump in our stats last month and received over 118,000 views with a high day of 12,000 views! Wow, thanks so much guys! 

Here is a closer breakdown of our stats as of  November 19th, 2012:
-2709 Bloglovin' followers
-3329 Facebook followers
-2925 Twitter followers
-2218 Google followers
-5,761 Pinterest followers

If you are interested in sponsoring OSLV next month be sure to check out our sponsorship page for more info or drop us an email at if you have any further questions! We also still have bulk 3 month packages still available if you are looking to sponsor for more than one month at a time!

We look forward to working with you!
XO, Stef & Erin

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas lovelies!! We hope you all are having a fabulous day with your friends and families relaxing and eating delicious food! This is definitely one of our favorite times of year because everyone has the day off and we all get to spend the day together in our cozy decorated homes! All of the preparation leading up to Christmas can seem so hectic with all of the running around and present buying but it is important to sit back, relax, and enjoy the quality time with your loved ones.

(photo source)
Eat lots, laugh lots and give your loved ones and extra squeeze today!
We are sending our love from our homes to yours!
XO, Stefanie & Erin

P.S. For all of you local readers our shop will be open tomorrow for Boxing Day so come on down and say hello and check out our sale!

December 23, 2012

Sixties style icon: Francoise Hardy.

Francoise Hardy was born in Paris and was a popular French singer and actress in the 1960's. You may recognize her from the song "Tous les garcons et les filles" from Moonrise Kingdom. (You know that scene when they are dancing on the beach? That's the one!) If you thought that song was catchy then we definitely recommend you checking out the rest of her albums. She has such a beautiful voice that is so easy and fun to dance to! Not only do we love her voice, but we also can't get enough of her effortless casual 1960's style. I mean with the thick bangs, winged eyeliner, and bold stripes, what's not to love?

A perfect example of her excellent hair.

Such a beautiful candid shot.

We can't decide which look we love more!

Gah! How incredible is this dress!

Francoise, not only are you talented but you're a natural beauty.

all images found via google images.

December 22, 2012

Lalamagic & a $50 Giveaway!

We are pleased to introduce one of our sponsors for this month- LALAMAGIC!
Not only is this shop filled with amazing vintage-inspired goodies, but they have been kind enough to offer a $50 gift certificate to use on anything in the shop! All you need to do to enter the give-away is like Lalamagic on facebook, go to their shop, and then come back here telling us which is your favorite piece along with a way for us to contact you in case you win!

It was hard to narrow down our favorites! This shop is right up our alley with peter pan collars galore and  so many that would be perfect for New Years' Eve!

My name is Gracelys, I own and run this little boutique called Lalamagic. I live in one of the tiniest and busiest cities in the world but I feel blessed I'm still able to find my own space to dream and to make my dreams come true. I devote my full-time in handpicking unique quality pieces, designing the storefront, and packing every single order with love! I believe in you are what you wear so I never get tired about searching for the most fascinating piece that reflects the originality and loveliness of Lalamagic. Vintage-Inspired Fashionista is what Lalamagic is all about – vintage, inspiring, and fashionable. My store is filled with polka dots, retro prints, and all sweet pretty things of floral and heart-shaped. Sweet day all lovelies!
What are you still doing here? Go and check out the Lalamagic shop and then enter the giveaway!

Congratulations to "Cappywanna"! You have won the gift certificate!

December 21, 2012

Party mode!

One of the main reasons that we love the holidays, is to spend time with family, and party with friends! Here are a few things and ideas that we're wanting to try out this season! What are you most looking forward to this holiday season?
Bring a present wrapped with a  wood veneer bow on top! 
(I have a soft spot for wood veneer-my wedding invitations were made of it!)

Try out a new appetizer! 
We are going to be making these Mediterranean stuffed mushrooms!

The reason (not like you need one) to show off a new frock!
How cute is this one from Modcloth!?

Getting to stuff your face with delicious treats and not feeling guilty!
Aren't these stained-glass cookies adorable?
Testing out a new drink! 
This one's called 'A dirty girl scout' and tastes like thin mints! Yum!

December 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Erin!

Today I get to wish a big happy to birthday to one of the most important people in my life. This girl and I have been through so much together and I feel very blessed to have a friend like her to stand by my side through it all. We know everything there is to know about one another and she really is the sister that I never had. Not only is she a fantastic friend, she is always the best business partner a girl could ask for! I have heard many horror stories of people going into business with their best friends' and having it totally ruin the friendship but it is the total opposite with us because we have only grown closer over the last few years. Erin, you really are the best.

Alright, enough with all of the sentimental stufff. Time for a little trip down memory lane with some old silly photos of us! I mean, who doesn't love a good blast from the past?!

I had the privledge of being one of the bridesmaids at Erin's wedding two years ago and hands down it was one of the most fun nights of my life! (contrary to what our pouts indicate in this photo, ha.) Always acting silly, if I could pick a photo that summarizes what our friendship is like this would be it.

Before her wedding I arranged for us and some friends to go on a little bachelorette getaway to Arizona! This photo was taken on a bus packed full of oversized tires that we used to float down a lazy river on. The sun was shining and the beers were flowing and we all had the perfect relaxing afternoon! 

This was taken a few years ago and I don't remember what was so special about this building, but this is just another classic example of our silly friendship. I have way too much fun with this girl.

This photo was taken at the Canada Day street festival about three or four years ago when we both used to work at a local clothing boutique called ParaMix. This was one of the hottest days that summer and we both worked a long fourteen hour day outside in the heat but it didn't stop us from having a great time (even though all of our make-up was literally melting off our faces! Ha!)

Love you girl! I don't know what I would do without ya!
Happy birthday! XO, Stef

December 19, 2012

Christmas in the Hiebert home!

As usual December totally got away from me and before I knew it there is less than a week left before Christmas and I am still finishing up my holiday shopping! Eep!! Every year I say I will be more organized and get things done early, but every year time just gets away from me! (Anyone else with me?!) But hey, at least I was on the ball enough to get my tree set up and get a few festive decorations out! So here is a little peek into what Christmas looks like in the Hiebert home this season:

For the past several years it has become a tradition to get together with my mother-in-law and my sister-in-laws and spend the day doing a bunch of holiday baking and Christmas card making! It's a lot of fun because we all bake our favorite cookies and snacks and then exchange them with each other at the end of the day so I get to go home with a variety of yummy treats! This year I even incoporated a little vintage touch into my Christmas cards by sewing stripes of retro floral fabric onto each one. Such a simple idea that looks so cute! By the end of the day the house is total mess of flour, sugar, glitter, thread, and scrap fabric, but it is so fun and totally worth it!

I've also been spending lots of time staying cozy indoors listening to records and decorating my home with my 1950's aluminum Christmas tree along with a few other festive details! I've also already been to a lot of fun holiday parties and gatherings, which I love getting all dolled up for!
Hope you're all getting into the holiday spirit! Merry Christmas from our home to yours!
XO, Stef

December 18, 2012

Winter whites.

Can you guys believe that Christmas is less than a week away? Eep! Are you ready?  
How about a little Winter whites to get you in the mood?
Such a cute shadowbox for the holidays! As seen on the 'You Are My Fave' blog which is packed with so many incredible DIY ideas!

What a pretty hat display, hey?

A piano doorbell? Genius!

Going to have to try out this delicious-looking coconut butter recipe!

Such a gorgeous dress coming soon to Modcloth!

December 17, 2012

'Tis the season to make!

With Christmas just around the corner we thought it would be fun to share some cute holiday DIY ideas that we found on the internet that we are dying to try!
These cute hand dyed mini Christmas trees would make a great addition to your holiday decor!
(DIY tutorial found here.)

We've gotta admit that we become kind of lazy when it comes to trying out different nail tutorials but we definitely want to try out this gorgeous festive manicure idea this holiday season! Have we also mentioned that we are suckers for a little bit of sparkle? 
(nails found here.)

Instead of just using plain old ice cubes at your next holiday party, why not try these delicious looking rosemary and red current filled cubes? 
(recipe found here.)

These DIY fruit pillows would make a great gift for any special little ones in your life! 
(sewing tutorial found here.)
How pretty is this festive candy bark? This would make a great gift idea for your friends!
(recipe found here.)

And last but not least we love this wreath made of vintage christmas ornaments! Such a great way to combine two of our favorite things: vintage + Christmas!
(DIY tutorial found here.)

Happy crafting & baking friends!