Cozy Up with a Blanket Scarf

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Cool weather is very slowly making itself known over here in southern BC, and all over the country,  that means that cozy layers are the way to go!

I love giant scarves, and what better way to stay warm than to wrap a blanket around you?  That’s what I did when styling this look for my sister, Jordyn (similar blankets here).  What’s even better is that the company Sackcloth & Ashes donates one blanket to your local homeless shelter when you purchase one!  I love companies who strive to make a positive impact on the community around them.

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Also, how darling is this Moroccan clutch?  It’s a handmade in Morocco, from artisans who receive fair trade pay.  The intricate details are so swoon-worthy, and it adds something special to an ordinary outfit.

Stay warm friends!

apple crisp

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Well hello again!  It’s Kelsey from The Farmer’s Daughter blog again, here to share with you one of my very favourite Fall recipes.  Although, to be honest, it’s one of my faves all year round!

Apple crisp.  Bursting with fresh apples and cozy cinnamon-y flavours, topped with the most delicious crumbs, and served warm with ice cream…this one is a true winner!  This recipe is also so quick to whip up, but has a big payoff.  Plus, your house will smell like heaven once it’s done!

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You’ll notice the sweetest blue enamel measuring jug popping up in these photos, and it’s one of my favourite additions to my kitchen.  The best home items are always both cute and functional.  My grandpa loves his crisp served with straight cream, so that’s what you can see me pouring from the jug!


Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

8-10 cups chopped, tart apples (I used Elstar, but Granny Smith or something similar is a good choice!)

2 tsp flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 1/3 cup oats

Directions:

Fruit Layer:
1) Mix together chopped apples, cinnamon and flour.  (Choose 8 cups of apples if you prefer a higher crumb ratio, and 10 if you like more apples in your crisp). Place in a greased 9×13 pan.

Crumb Topping Layer:
1) In a medium bowl, mix together the flour and baking powder.

2) Then, cut in cold butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  (Alternatively, I’ve tried melting my butter completely, and it results in very even, delicious crumbs…although they’re a slightly different texture than when the butter was cold.  Both ways are delicious!)

3) Stir in brown sugar and oats.

4) Sprinkle crumbs over fruit evenly.

5)  Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned and the apple pieces are tender.   Cook time will depend on how big your apple chunks are….so just keep checking it!

Tip: If your crumbs are brown, but your apples are still crunchy, just loosely place a piece of tinfoil on top of the pan to keep the crumbs from getting any browner while it cooks a bit longer!

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Happy Fall Baking!  (And be sure to grab this enamel jug for yourself!)

-Kelsey,

The Farmer’s Daughter

pretty among the plums

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Oh hey there!  It’s Kelsey!  I’m back, and so excited to share this gorgeous wine red maxi dress with you all.

My jaw dropped when I first saw this dress, and I instantly fell in love with the rich, red-purple colour.  I knew that I wanted to style it in our orchard, with our beautiful plum and pear trees in the background.  The floral lace overlay exudes such a wonderful, boho, feminine vibe, and the romper underneath ensures that you never have to worry about your slip riding up!

The dress dips nice and low in the front, so I paired it with a soft and lacey, purple bralette underneath.  What a dream!

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Now I just need to find a last minute summer music festival to attend, because this is the perfect outfit for one!

-Kelsey

a lace vest // part 2: styled with high waisted shorts

vestpart2-thefarmersdaughter-9Here is part 2 of styling this lovely lace vest!  In case you missed it, my dear friend Clara styled it with a maxi dress here.vestpart2-thefarmersdaughter-15vestpart2-thefarmersdaughter-23vestpart2-thefarmersdaughter-14vestpart2-thefarmersdaughter-27

I chose a more boho casual look, and styled the vest with high waisted mint shorts, a graphic tank top and gladiator sandals.  Definitely a more carefree, festival inspired look, and it goes to show how versatile this lace vest is!

That’s a wrap for our Oregon Coast road trip style posts.  In case you missed it, you can catch up on all of our posts here: Anchors Aweigh // A White Dress at Haystack Rock // a lace vest part 1: styled with a maxi dress.

Kelsey, The Farmer’s Daughter

a lace vest // part 1: styled with a maxi dress

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Hello!  It’s Kelsey here with another gem from out Oregon Coast trip.  (In case you missed them, here are the first two posts from this series: Anchors Aweigh and White Lace at Haystack Rock(insert link).

I’d like to introduce my beautiful friend Clara!  She accompanied my sister and I on our road trip this May, and has the most adventurous spirit and killer style.  She’s also a wedding photographer, and you can see her work at Clara Cecilia Photography’s website.

Clara loves lace as much as I do, and chose to style this stunning fringed lace vest.  She layered it over a soft and romantic floral maxi dress, which added gorgeous texture to her outfit.  The details on this vest are so beautiful, and it’s versatility is amazing.

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I’ll be styling this vest in a completely different way, so keep your eyes peeled for the next post!

Kelsey, The Farmer’s Daughter

white lace at haystack rock

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Hello!  It’s Kelsey here again, with another post from the coast!  In case you missed my first post, you can read it here.  I recently went on a road trip down the Oregon coast with my sister and a dear friend, and we did a few photo shoots along the way!

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Outfit details:  Textured Lace Dress // Gold Tattoos

Now, I adore lace in any form, and this dress is no exception.  Vintage inspired lace, a sweet braided belt, and a gorgeous scalloped hemline are all details that make this dress stand out!  It can so easily be dressed up or down, and I just adore the femininity of it!  Summer’s around the corner, and it’s the perfect piece to easily transition from day to night.

Until next time,
Kelsey, The Farmer’s Daughter