Saturday, April 21, 2012

{good morning!}

For my lack of blogging lately, I would like to leave you with some beautiful images of my favourite thing: breakfast.
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Now, what are you waiting for? Go make yourself a nice breakfast and have a relaxing studyday, I mean saturday. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

{Welcome to Earth}

Such a beautiful film, and a great way to start off the day! As of late, my life has been all about the coffee shops and the textbooks. Today, I am trying something new: studying at home. The way it is going now though, I will be at Cafe St. Henri in no time. I have my first final today, the beginning of the end! Anyways, hope this video inspires you to get out and see more of this beautiful world we have been given! 

And, as always, a nice tune for your ears can be found here. I adore Johnny Flynn. 

P.S. Don't forget to enter the giveaway over at the Little Lovebirds! It ends Friday, so you still have time!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

{Toi et Moi}

The other night, as a study break, Camille and I headed out to a cute little cafe in the area. It was my first time going, but I will definitely be back. The coffee was AMAZING, and we also tried the biscotti. I highly suggest it. This week has been hectic, but nothing compared to the upcoming weeks. I am so ready for finals to be over, but not so ready to leave Montreal. But, alas. This weekend has been full of coffee shops and textbooks. Living the life, you know? I hope you all have fantastic weeks, let me know how they are going :)
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And for all of you who should be studying right now, here is a great tune to take your mind off of the horrors of university. :)

P.S. Don't forget to head over the The Littlelove Birds' giveaway and enter! I am so excited to be taking part in it!

Friday, April 13, 2012

{you can find me...}

You can find me over at The Little Lovebirds today for her first giveaway! Go check it out!
Love you all, and good luck in the giveaway if you enter!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

{dusk at the canal}

Last night I went for the most wonderful (and needed) walk. I live near such a great area of town and it's a shame that I don't get out much. For the next couple of weeks, I am determined to make use of where I live. This canal is about a 5 min walk away and just look at how beautiful it is. I brought my book and my camera and spent some much needed alone time to clear the brain. The video is mainly just me playing around with the camera I just got. Hope you enjoy! 

Do any of yall have favourite spots you like to go to clear your mind?
Have a great week!

{Meg: The Happy Hour}

Today, I am posting about one of my favourite blogs! As you will notice, she is new under my reading list section. Meg and her husband keep the cutest little blog called "The Happy Hour". Sometimes it is ridiculously cute and you might not be able to take it, but its worth a try :) The photos on the blog are amazing, and I love reading through the sweet posts she makes. So glad to have her as blogging buddy!
So everyone, head over to The Happy Hour and check it out!
Did I mention how attractive and stylish they are? If you didn't have a reason to head over to their blog a second ago, now you sure do! Here are a few of my favourite posts if you can't seem to figure out where to begin: 1, 2, 3.

Monday, April 9, 2012

{easter sunday}

What a wonderful Easter had. It began with going to church with my two very best friends and then heading over to Universel (the best brunch spot in Montreal, and debatably the world). It was so nice spending the day with my friends and celebrating Easter. Easter is a great holiday for so many reasons. It really makes me feel full of life and joy. It was different not being with my family on Easter this year. Kind of sad, and kind of exciting. Exciting because I am growing up and starting traditions of my own, but sad because I miss my family and will miss how we used to do things. But alas, c'est la vie. I hope you all had a great Easter Sunday and weekend, and an even better week!
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What traditions do you guys have for easter? 
And, in other news, I bought a new camera! So expect some videos soon :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

{salsa and guacamole!}

Last night, I went to a potluck so naturally I needed to make salsa. What is a party without salsa? Nothing, that's what. And since salsa goes with guacamole, I decided to do that too. So here are some awesome recipes that you should all try out for your next party :)
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Salsa Fresca
2 large fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 large white onion, peeled and minced
1/4 teaspoon minced raw garlic, or to taste
1 habanero or jalapeƱo pepper, stemmed, seeded and minced, or to taste
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice or 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground pepper.

1. Combine all ingredients, taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
2. Let the flavors marry for 15 minutes or so before serving, but serve within a couple of hours.


4 ripe organic avocados

1 medium organic Vidalia or sweet
yellow onion, finely chopped
1 medium organic roma or beefsteak
1 large organic lime
2 small organic jalapeno peppers, finely chopped (seeds removed)
2 cloves organic garlic, finely minced
organic sea salt to taste
organic ground white pepper to taste
1 large bunch fresh organic cilantro, finely chopped (stems removed)

Cut all 4 avocados into halves. Remove pits. With a sharp knife, score each half 
length- and crosswise to form cubes. Scrape out each avocado half into large 
mixing bowl. Roll lime on counter top to allow juice to surface. Cut lime in half and 
squeeze juice over avocados -- careful not to drop any seeds into your bowl. Add 
onion, tomato, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro into bowl. Mix vigorously with wooden 
spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste. If you prefer a more whipped guacamole, try 
using a hand mixer to whip some of the avocados before adding all of the other 
ingredients. Scoop with chips and enjoy!

Hope you all have a great Easter weekend, and maybe make some salsa to celebrate? Do any of you have favourite salsa recipes? 

Friday, April 6, 2012

{New Shop}

Hello! With one week of school left and finals coming up, I may not be around the blog-o-sphere as much in the upcoming weeks, but I wanted to let you all know about my new shop. I have been told by several friends and family members that I should start selling my photography. I have always been skeptical, but figured its worth a shot, right? So, I have set up a shop on society6. The neat part about this site is they do the printing and mailing for you, so I can continue taking pictures and being creative. You can find my new shop here, and it would be greatly appreciated if you would support me :)
In light of my upcoming trip to Kenya, I am trying to save money. I would love it if you would check it out. I will be working on updating my shop this week and every once in a while to add new photos. Feel free to send the link around to all of your friends, and if you have an specific photos that you have seen on my blog that are not in my shop send me and email/comment letting me know which photo (a link would be nice) and I will gladly add it for you. You guys rock.
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I hope you all have a wonderful Good Friday and Easter weekend :) I will definitely update you with some pictures later this weekend SINCE I HAVE A 4 DAY WEEKEND. This really is the life. And for your ears, here is a good weekend tune. What are you up to this Easter weekend?

Update: I have decided that 15% of my profits will be going to the Children of Promise Project that I will be working with in Kenya this summer. 

Monday, April 2, 2012

{humans of new york}

Have you guys heard of Brandon Santon's project Humans of New York? Recently, I have been really enjoying looking through all the photos. It seems to be all over facebook at the moment, which is really exciting! I hope he gets a lot of recognition for this amazing project. In short, Humans of New York is a project that is trying to capture the essence of New York City through the people who make up the city. It includes everything from babies to the elderly and everything in between. Personally, I really enjoy photos that capture the person and I think Brandon does an excellent job of that. I encourage you all to go check it out! Here are a few shots from the website, but to see more go to the facebook or website.
All photos belong to Brandon Santon, Humans of New York.

Hope you all had a great weekend! Sorry for my long hiatus, I will be back with a few personal posts soon :) And, Hello New Followers! What do you think of this projet?