If you're following me on Instagram you've probably seen many photos of our new apartment. I say new, but we've moved in July so I guess it's not that new anymore... My favorite room, and the one I post the most photos of, is definitely the living room.

One disclaimer before I get any further in this post: As you'll see in some photos my place is kinda messy. I know I have a lot of stuff and I definitely need to KonMari my place a little but I've been wanting to do that type of room tour post for years (even in previous apartments) but keep pushing back because it never looks perfect enough, never tidy enough or whatever. No more. This is how my place looks. I love my apartment. It's not perfect, I still have to work on it but that's okay.

The building dates from the 1930's and there's a lot of original features: the floors, the moldings, the wooden doors and door frames... I love all of it!

I still haven't decorated much. So far there's frames above the TV and the one in the stairs (not so sure of that one). All the other walls are bare but I kind like it, to me it looks very clear and minimal. I'm planning to add a little more, but I definitely won't go crazy with it. The one place I feel is really missing something is the wall above the couch but I still don't know what it needs.

I'll try to do some updates when I finally install the shelves next to the window or when I find something to go above the couch. Talking of that wall, do you have any ideas? I'm a bit lost to be honest, I have no idea what to do with it...






















Sooooo... I recorded a video and posted it on YouTube.

*Don't know what else to say*

*Too anxious to think of anything*

...

ugh... Here it is! Watch it and don't leave mean comments?

😨




I love to make spring rolls with whatever is leftover in my fridge. I think most of the time it end up looking more appealing than a simple sandwich and it's just as easy to make.

Even if I like the classic roll, one thing I love to add in it is cheese. I know, weird, but cheese is good in everything! And while I’m at it, if I add cheese, why wouldn't I add more non-traditional element to it? That's what I tried to do here. I had a bunch of ideas for it (like a nachos filled spring roll. Wouldn’t that be great?). But I opted for something with bacon in it. For obvious reasons. So here's my BLT spring roll recipe!


What you'll need:
  • Rice sheets
  • Cheese cheddar
  • Bacon
  • Lettuce

Instructions:
  1. Soak the rice sheet in water to soften them and place them on your working station.
  2. Place the rest of the ingredients on the sheets.
  3. Fold the two ends of the sheet on the filling.
  4. Take the unfolded side of the sheet closest to you and roll it over until it's tightly closed.




It's probably not secret by now that I love thrifting. I don't remember the last time I went to a "normal" store to shop for fun.

I usually go to thrift stores with an open mind and pretty much just grab everything. So it's no surprise that my closet is now overflowing, therefore I need to cut down on the shopping. (Or get a bigger closet? Yes? Cool! Seems logical.)

I decided to make a list of things I need want. At first glance these seams to be items that would be pretty easy to find but that exactly when you think this that you can't find said items.


1 oversized jeans jacket

I do already have a jean jacket, but it's not oversized. It's actually on the small side and I can't fit any thick shirts/sweaters underneath.

2 Chambray shirt

I find button down to be a little tricky. My upper arm is on the bigger side and tend not to fit shirts that would otherwise be the right size. I need to keep on looking.

3 Band tee / graphic tee

They're pretty trendy right now but I don't want to get it from a band I don't know/don't like. I did get a Nirvana one a while back and it's nice, but it doesn't look vintage enough for my taste.

4 checkered pants

I see these everywhere online! But I can't find the right fit anywhere... The ones I find usually have wider legs then these trendy ones. I did buy a pair that I want to modify to make them look right, but I don't have a sewing machine yet.

5 suede skirt with buttons

This one I have little hope I will ever find because it's so specific but one can always dream.

What's on your "to buy" list?


Hello again! I’m here today for a short post that doesn’t involve too much text. Because sometimes I feel more like creating the things rather than talk about it 🤷‍♀️

I have a new set of 10 phone wallpaper for you. This time, it’s all centered around a wintery theme. Here’s the thing: I don’t like winter. I hate the cold. But there’s a lot of pretty winter photos so I embraced it a little (but not too much, I’m still grumpy about it) and made something pretty with it.

Photos are from Pexel, quotes are from around the web.

Send me a screenshot of your phone if you end up using one of those and have a great winter! (As much as humanly possible)








As I’m writing these line my closet is a complete mess. When we moved to our new apartment I haven’t realized how the closet was way smaller than the one I had in the old apartment. Everything else in our new place has more storage place, but closet space is definitely challenging. I created a brand new closet area in our bedroom but it is yet to be organized. I’ll probably do a whole post about this DIY closet in the near future but that’s not what I’m here to talk about today.

Lately I’ve been trying to get out of my comfort zone with my style. It’s been challenging because of the whole closet situation, it’s just hard to see what I have when everything is just piled up on top the the dresser 🤷

I bought that cheetah print skirt a few weeks back and it just seemed like the perfect piece to get out of that dreaded comfort zone. I got it from Renaissance, a chaine of thrift stores in the Montréal area and I paid it 7,50$. I love Renaissance because they have fix pricing for different categories of clothes and it tends to be cheaper than other stores I visit.

The Nirvana shirt was also bought from Renaissance but is originally from H&M. I paid it 5,50$. The leather jacket I bought a long time ago in the Smart Set liquidation sales before they closed and if I remember correctly it was around 30$. I’m not sure where my scarf came from but I had it for a while. Shoes are from Nike liquidation store a few years ago. It was around 35$. My glasses are from Zenni Optical for 19$ and are still on their website.

I’m still getting used to taking outfit pictures and to be honest it is very challenging! (Thanks to my friend Linda for taking the photos!) I’m sure I’ll get more comfortable over time but in the meantime if you’d have any tips for me it would be greatly appreciated!









I’ve never been really good at sticking to new year resolutions. Now that I think about it I’ve never even been good at MAKING new year resolutions. I guess I’ve never seen the point since every time I would hear people talk about their resolutions it was usually followed by how they’ll probably stick to it for two week and then give up. So what’s the point really?

But here’s the thing : for the whole of 2018 I’ve been a mess, my life was all over the place and I’ve been having a hard time getting motivated. Nothing really bad happened, I was just in a weird head space. Now I need a change.

And yeah, the beginning of the year seems like a new start and would be the perfect time to do all the changes, right? But here’s my problem with January : it’s the middle of winter. You don’t see the problem in that? First, it’s cold and when it’s cold I want to stay home under my blankets, binge on any Netflix show, drink hot chocolate and eat junk. Not a good start for that ‘’ I’ll go to the gym and eat healthy’’ resolution, uh? I know it’s not meant to be easy and all, but spring seem to me like it would be a way better time to start working out. Maybe it doesn’t make sense, I don’t know. Also I don’t see the sun at all in January, leaving home as the sun rises and coming back after the sun went down and working in a windowless office, and that’s enough to make me give up on anything I thought I would achieve.

I’m being pessimistic? Yeah, probably. But I also know myself and I know I always have a hard time in winter. January and February are the absolute worst.

Okay, okay, all that wasn’t the whole point of this post. I actually wanted to write something that was going to be somewhat positive and motivational and that’s where I’m going if you’ll just keep reading a little.

A few weeks back I came across a blog post (I wish I could link to it, but I didn’t take note of it) and the girl was saying how she decided not to take a new year resolution for 2017, but to set a new goal every month instead. That was such a revelation for me. See, I always want to do a million thing but become overwhelmed really fast even by my own thought and ideas. Setting one monthly goal and focusing only on that one thing for the month seems like a simple fix to my multitasking brain.

There’s a few things I want to work on (and by a few I mean about 7 598 things). I want to be more healthy, I want to spend more time on things that makes me happy in the long run, I want to waste less time…

I haven’t decided what goals I’m going to set every single months yet but I already have some ideas.

One things I’d like to do is to be able run and enjoy it. I want to see, starting from zero, how long I could run for after a whole month of practicing every day. That’s definitely one goal I won’t work on right away, because, ya know… winter… I’ll do it somewhere in the spring so I have no excuses of the weather being too cold or too warm to workout.

I also want to go a full month without watching any TV. No Netflix, no Amazon Prime. Not even YouTube videos will be aloud. Watching TV is my biggest time waster. I LOVE watching series. I love it too much. I know we all like binging on some Netflix from time to time but for me it’s definitely becoming problematic. I always feel like I have no time to work on projects that make me feel accomplished but deep down I know I would have had time to write that one blog post or to work on a new design project for my portfolio if only I had not watched that one extra episode. This might double up as a reading month too.

For January, Joey and I have decided to set the same goal : No process food. We both love cooking but end up buying frozen pizza once or twice a week because it’s easy and fast. BUT IT’S SO BAD FOR YOU! I guess there’s no harm in having it once in a while, but now it’s just too much. I also want to cut down on gluten to see if that’s what I’m reacting badly to. Over the holiday I’ve cook with my mom and I’ll bring back a few things to keep in the freezer to give us a chance on those really busy day but otherwise everything will be made by us.

With this one goal a month goal idea I am hoping to prove to myself that I can do whatever I put my mind to. It’s not as easy to give up if you can count the day until the month is done. With some of these goals I also want to create habits that will stick with me in the following months and years to come.

I wish I can enjoy running at the end of that spring month enough to stick with it. I know after that I won’t be running everyday, but if I can only want to do it once a week that would be a total win. Except for January, I’m not getting out if I don't’ absolutely have to… Maybe ‘’learn to enjoy winter’’ should be one of my goals. Or maybe I’ll keep it for next year.

I might touch base later this year and keep you updated on which goals I achieved, or the ones I cheated on. I hope this inspired some of you to be kinder to yourself on your resolutions setting for the next year. One month is not such a long time...

What are your resolution(s) for 2019?