I’ve been living in the same apartment for quite a while now and what used to work for us poor young students is becoming quite annoying to me. The best example is the dining room’s tube neon lighting. Yep, you heard me right. NEON.
Soooo, I’ve been pinning around lately some inspiring dining room pictures for a little big revamp project. Needless to say the neon fixture will soon be thrown out the window. We’ve been working on this project since yesterday, but before I can show you the results, I tought I’d show you what inspired my design choices!
So let’s see… bright white walls, random framed art, colorful furniture and a spring feel. That’s pretty much what I’m aiming for!
And maybe even flamingoes. Who knows? ;)
This is obviously not a serious question, although I must confess it came out of my mouth last week, after I bought this oh-so-cute sweatshirt by Only.
Prior to this experience in the sweatshirt department, never had I met such a high level of comfort and casual cuteness! Although I’m not usually the crewneck type, I think I’m actually in love with sweatshirts!
Besides, it’s still pretty cold out here in Montreal. In fact, IT’S SNOWING TODAY (can you freaking believe this?) So that’s it. I’m giving up on spring for the time being and I swear I’m gonna wear sweatshirts until it’s like 30′C. Minimum.
BUT… I’m gonna look awesome!
There are so many ways to look stylish and put together.
I’m sooo digging this “I’m a Jurassic Park paleontologist” kinda look:
It happened just now. Can you believe it? We have 100 WordPress followers!
WOOHOO! (insert happy dance)
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I have been caught in a whirlwind lately. Can’t complain though, life is good. Been working hard, enjoying my city and discovering new ones, seeing shows, visiting family, planning birthday parties, finding a new roomate, eating out, sugarshacking (!)… I’ve barely had time for myself in the last month.
In times like these, I find myself drawn to bold and motivational artwork. If they are on the funny side, then I am a fan! If they are graphically amazing, then I’m a fan too… I could definitely add one or two of these to my decor to give me either a kick in the butt to get moving or a small boost whenever I feel like I’ve lost control – or just to bring a smile on my face!
What are your favorite motivation quotes or artworks? Do you too need a kick in the butt?
Maybe you remember Jane & Rye from a previous post. If not, let me introduce to you these jewellery designers from Montreal who have just released yesterday their new spring-summer 2013 jewellery collection.
A love the edgy tropical paradise vibe the new lookbook has got to it. You’ll find lots of chunky golden chains mixed with the sexiness of their signature delicate body jewellery (body as in thighs, shoulders, head, etc), such as this one right below called Navy. You can find it online for just 36$.
My favorite piece is undoubtedly this “deathly hallows” necklace (!!!!!!), wich would look just perfect on my man. 32$
You should check out the entire collection by visiting their website.
Here it is, our last easter project: Chick & bunny cake pops!
I was thrilled to use my cake pop machine for the very first time! I used a regular vanilla cake recipe (with butter, not oil) and simply substracted a little bit of milk to make sure the batter was quite thick. See the results… Beauuutiful! The best part was how amazingly round and perfect those little balls of cake were! They were already cute as is… BUT, they would eventually be even cuter with pretty bunny ears and bow ties! ^^
We used candy melts to secure the lollipop sticks in the cakes. Candy melts are easy-to-melt wafers, ideal for dipping cake pops. They come in a variety of colors and taste like very sweet white chocolate! Make sure not to overheat yours like I did, because it will be unusable. Your chicks will end up looking like zombie heads. And I’m not joking- that thing was creepy.
Lucky me I had some more wafers at hand! Ha!
Using an empty egg carton to hold them straight proved to be a very efficient method! Off to the freezer for 5 min. and they were ready to take a dip!
And because making bunny and chick cake pops wasn’t nearly enough, we decided to make a CRAZY CUTE garden display as well!
With a block of oasis foam, hot glue, coffee sticks, green paper, easter eggs from the dollar store and a little bit of patience, it’s amazing what you can do!
While Catherine worked on the garden, I worked on the bunny ears. All there was left to do was assemble it all… and take a bite! Or two!
Isn’t this a good-looking chick or what? Awww!
Happy Easter everyone!