One year blog anniversary!

Today marks my blog’s one year anniversary. Happy birthday Desserts & DIYs! HOW IT ALL BEGAN When I was six years old, I started getting constant abdominal pain and vomiting. These episodes would last between a day and a week and resulted in me being hospitalized hundreds of times. You can read the rest of that story here. Today, I’m 21 and I only truly stopped … Continue reading One year blog anniversary!

Five things I learned from teaching 5-year-olds

As an early childhood educator, I’ve had the chance to not only teach kids but also learn from them. With no further intro needed, dive into this list of five things I learned from teaching five-year-olds at a daycare. Acting on impulse is always a bad idea I find that children have the ability to move from emotion to emotion very quickly BUT always act … Continue reading Five things I learned from teaching 5-year-olds

Become a Patron today!

EXCITING NEWS: Thanks for patiently waiting for the launch of my Patreon page. You can now become a patron of my blog Desserts & DIYs. Additionally, one of the first 5 Canadian patrons (any level) will receive a prize (contest ends April 7). Here’s what you need to do: 1. Visit https://www.patreon.com/aissatoutb 2. Click on the ‘Become a Patron’ button 3. Select tier and earn … Continue reading Become a Patron today!

I’m launching a Patreon page!

After nearly a year of blogging, I finally decided to launch a Patreon page! You will be able to pledge on the official launch date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 6PM. What’s Patreon? Patreon is a way for me to get paid for creating the blog posts, poetry, recipes and more, that you see here on my blog*. Patrons basically pledge a few bucks per … Continue reading I’m launching a Patreon page!

Song of the week: King’s Dead by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake

As we all know, Black Panther recently hit theatres and is already doing so well. For the past few weeks, I’ve been either working out or jamming to this dope tune (songs from the Black Panther album have been available for a while now). I can’t wait to watch the movie! Have you seen it yet? Are you going to watch it? Let me know … Continue reading Song of the week: King’s Dead by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake

6 Last Minute DIY gifts for Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of the year! Love is in the air and couples everywhere are celebrating with flowers, kisses and chocolate. However, if you’re wanting to try something new or shake things up this Valentine’s Day, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve compiled for you a list of six easy last-minute DIYs to make for your loved one. 1. Things I Love About You in a Jar … Continue reading 6 Last Minute DIY gifts for Valentine’s Day

My visit to Sorelle and Co. in Yorkville

Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit Sorelle and Co. with one of my girlfriends in Yorkville. And boy, was I impressed! First, it’s such a beautiful and cute space I immediately started taking pictures. Please note that this is their ‘boutique’ location, so I find that it would be perfect for a group of two or three. Second, and most importantly, everything is … Continue reading My visit to Sorelle and Co. in Yorkville