Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tinfoil Curls Hair Tutorial

Today I'm sharing a really simple and easy way to curl your hair: with tinfoil!

I know this sounds a little odd, and it is, believe me, but it works!  If you're not a pro with a curling iron or only have 15 minutes to whip up some curls, this tutorial is for you.

Click below to watch the video...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If you could only wear one outfit for the rest of your life...

What would it be?

It has taken be some time to develop my style but I think I have almost down, so it would have to be...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

I woke up on Saturday to a full on snowstorm!  

tank (similar) // leggings (similar) // headphones

I got ready and headed to the gym for a chest workout.

 More photos after the jump...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Recent Eats

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts and I've been trying to snap photos of meals over the past three months or so to give you a rounded idea of what I eat.  I love seeing these types of posts from others, so here we go...

I'm not one to eat in the food court at the mall but Marco somehow twisted my arm a couple months ago and I have to say this General Tao chicken and noodles were delicious (and a bit of a guilty pleasure).

I hadn't made a tortilla soup in years so I tried this recipe which turned out great (I cheated and used a BBQ chicken from he grocery store).  I happened to have tortilla shells on hand that needed to be used up, so I cut them into strips and fried them for a more authentic taste and treat.

More food after the jump...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Are you a planner?

If there is one thing I am not, it's organized.  I try to keep it together, but it's definitely something I work at on the daily. 
That said, although I'm not one to actively plan things in advance, over the past few years I've noticed ...

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Half-Up Dutch Fishtail Braid Tutorial

Hi ladies!  Today I'm sharing with you this pretty pulled apart fishtail braid.  You can leave it out or pull it back for a half-undo look.  

I have been loving braids and fishtails lately and while they take a minute to get the hang of, practice makes perfect (and the look is a little undone and messy anyway!).

If you'd like to see how I created this look, click below for the video...

Monday, February 16, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

MPG tank (love this one) & leggings (similar)

Saturday morning Marco and I kicked off the day by hitting the gym (before all the indulgences that come along with Valentine's Day, of course!).  Braid tutorial here.

I always whip up these two-ingredient pancakes (with a scoop of protein added; I've been using chocolate-peanut-butter because it's all I have and it's surprisingly fine) before a weekend workout or snowboarding.  I'm not someone who can workout without breakfast--or do much for that matter.  These take under 10 minutes to whip up, are filling and healthy.

 More after the jump...

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

I know I said despite loving to celebrate Valentine's Day I'm not a big gift exchanger, but if someone was looking for ideas, these would be at the top of my list (and maybe yours too?).  

I thought I would put together a variety of things I have my eye on currently and share in case your significant other is still looking for ideas of if you just wanted some cool ideas to treat yo'self with!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Do you exchange gifts on Valentine's Day?

I have always loved Valentine's Day--whether in a relationship or not, it's a day to spread the love to those you love.  Of course having a sweetheart makes it sweeter, but I never pass up the chance to spread a little happiness to those I love--in the form of chocolates, albeit.

When I was younger, while other kids were getting new clothes or toys for V-Day, my Mom would always gift us with a special care package of our favourite chocolates and candies (and one time this peace necklace from Ardene that I was coveting so badly).  

Now that I'm older, and in a relationship, I love celebrating the day but my favourite gift to receive is...

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dutch Braid Tutorial | Valentine's Day Hair

Valentine's Day is this weekend, and whether you have a man in your life or not, I'm showing you how to re-create this cool pulled-apart Dutch braid.

I'm not sure what our plans for Saturday are, last year I spent the day at Place d'Orleans spreading the love and then Marco took me out to dinner at a restaurant we like.  This year, I would really love to stay home for a home-cooked meal; preferably not by me!  Ha!

Hope you enjoy the tutorial and leave me a comment down below letting me know what your plans are.

Click to watch the video tutorial...

Monday, February 9, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps | Tremblant Ski Weekend

Hi ladies, sorry for the late recap--I've been fighting an awful cold since mid-last week and I needed to rest up in bed today in hopes that the rest of the week is better.  

That said, over a month ago, Marco and I started planning a long-weekend getaway with our friends.  Similar to last Summer when we rented a cottage in Fiddler Lake, this time, a ski getaway at a beautiful cottage in Mont. Tremblant.  Since I was seriously fighting a nasty cold leading up to it, I made the best of it as I could, but forgo-ed major partying in lieu of sleep while others had way more fun #wompwomp...

The 13 of us stayed at this seven bedroom cottage just outside Tremblant village which was right on the water (and only a five minute drive to the hill).  There was a large kitchen, comfortable living room and three bathrooms which was perfect for the large group.

 More after the jump...

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Are you a hugger?

After reading The Five Love Languages a couple years ago, it was clear my love language was touch.  I also grew up in a very huggy family and am accustom to greeting friends and family with a big, tight hug when I see them and when we part. 
However, over the past few months I've started to notice...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Weekend Recap: iPhone Snaps

Hi ladies!  Sorry for the delay, I was totally under the weather yesterday, hence the late weekend recap post.  This past weekend was pretty low key (in comparison to the past couple months) but it was still busy enough but even more so productive (which was so overdue aka cleaning)...

On Friday night I spent several hours cleaning my closet/office room and re-arranged the position of the desk and a few other items (see the full room tour here).  

I'm not someone who tends to change things up much once something has found it's place but I'm loving the desk against the wall; there is so much space in the middle of the room it really opens it up.  That said, it could just be the fact that I can see the top of my desk for the first time in months that has me feeling so refreshed, ha!

Also, several people (including friends) have asked me about my iPad case/pony-hair clutch which I purchased off Etsy last year when I got my tablet.  It was a bit of an investment, but it's handmade, with a leather tassel and lined.  I absolutely love it (and it comes in other prints!).

 More photos after the jump...
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