Do you ever want to mindlessly look at pictures of pretty things? Yes? Well good, because sometimes I feel like creating kind of useless content where I just show cool stuff I found online!

Here are 20 pins I've been obsessed with over the past few months. Turn your brain off and enjoy the prettiness!

Is there something in there you want to get? I hope I'm not making you want to spend money too bad. Let me know your lastest find too!

If you've read my first post of this year, Setting Goals for 2019, you know I've was planning on setting a new goal every month. As March comes to an end I thought I'd cover how the first few months of 2019 have been and what I'm planning for the remaining of the year.

My goal for January was to not eat process food (and bad food in general). I completely failed. We ordered food a few times. There's also always (junk) food at my job and it's often hard to resist. I also forgot my lunch home one time and had to buy food in the vending machine which is not ideal. We also hadn't been home for two weeks for the Christmas holidays and haven't been prepping food so we bought some frozen pizza for dinners. Looking back on it now, I feel like even if it wasn't a super healthy month, it also was not that bad. I eat pretty well for more than half of the month. I remember putting lots of pressure on myself to not give in to any temptation and being upset if I had one piece of chocolate my colleagues brought to work... But really, is it even that bad? It's not great or the healthiest but it's also not the end of the world...

My goal for February was to not spend money on unnecessary things. I did pretty good for that month! The only few, small things I bought that were not necessary was mostly food. Things like frozen pizza for dinner when I probably would have been able to find something to cook in my own fridge. We ordered sushi for Valentine Day too but I feel like days like that are exceptions. I also went on a little thrift shopping spree a few days before the end of the month. However I think this is pretty good compared to how much I had been spending in previous months. Even now, almost a month after, I feel like I've learned from that no spend month. Even in March I've been pretty good. Ultimately this is what I want from these challenges, I want to come out of that month and make the most of what I've learned and make new healthy habits for the future.

March was a weird one. I started the month wanting to look for a new job (and having sending CVs as my goal) but changed my mind a few days in (hello too comfortable job that makes you find 1000 to stay even if you're at a point where you need some new challenges!). So instead I decided my goal would be to work hard and finish all my blog posts, YouTube videos and Instagram photos for both March and April. Well I can tell you I haven't have any blog post ready in advance this whole month and I certainly don't have any of them ready for next month! I did film my April video last week and I'm in the process of editing it (here read I've uploaded the footage to my computer and haven't touched it yet). On the Instagram front I've been in a real rut. Obviously there's the whole algorithm thing that makes me feel like whatever I do there's never going to be any growth, so what's the point? The point usually is that I like taking and planning photos but lately it's been feeling like a chore and I can see it's affecting the quality of the photos. Technically I did achieved my goal. I have photos planned until the end of April (I'm only missing 1 or 2 and I still have time to take them) but I only did by spreading them out and by going back to older photos that haven't been used there before. The thing I'm the most exited about in this whole blogging thing is my new YouTube channel and I will edit my video this week (no choice, it's going up next Tuesday — it's a thrift haul) and I'm also planning to film an other video on Friday. Overall I wouldn't say this month goal was achieved but I also wouldn't say it was a fail. 

In April I want to start running. It's something I've never really done before and I'm actually super excited to start! I downloaded the Couch to 10k app and from what I've seen so far they make you run 3 times a week. I'll also try to do some small body exercise on the off days too. Hopefully there won't be any ice left on the sidewalks when we get there. It has melted a lot in the last couple of weeks but I can still see ice in the mornings and it worries me. Likewise, I've enjured my knee last fall and after months it's finally feeling good again so I'm hoping I won't get any problems from that. 

So far this year had its ups and downs but that life so that's okay. I will try to do better in the following months and with the weather getting nicer I can see myself getting more motivated to work on my goals. I'm really excited to start running next week (this is definitely something I'd never thought I'd say) and I'm excited to spend more time outside in the sun and have my batteries recharged!

Have you been successful in achieving your goals lately? 

I don't know how the weather is where you are but here in Montreal winters are harsh. By the time March comes around it is TIME for spring to show up! While the weather have been milder in the last few weeks it is nowhere near skirt season yet. So here I am, pretending.

My sweater is thrifted. I bought it in my hometown thrift shop and it's originally from Walmart's brand George. Obviously it's nothing "prestigious" but it actually feel like it's pretty good quality.

The skirt is from Renaissance and I'm not sure what the original brand is. I had been looking for a skirt like this for a while and I was so happy when I found this. I've been seeing this type of skirt all over Instagram last summer and I'm assuming (and crossing my fingers) that it will still be in style this summer. The only things missing from it is cooler buttons. Right now they are the same red as the skirt but I'd like them to stand out a little. Maybe I'll change them to turtleshell button if I can any that'll look good with it. Also, it has pockets! Always a plus!

My boots are from Walmart. They're not the best but I really needed some mid-season boots and did not have much money to spend (and didn't have luck at the thrift stores).

I hope you've enjoyed the outfit and sorry for the mess and the box of litter in the background 🤷‍♀️

Hi again! I'm back with an other dress your tech post.

I have a new set of 10 phone wallpaper for you. This time, it’s all bird view style sceneries.

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. I hope you'll enjoy them!

Hey there! I'm back with an other video. I'm definitely still learning (hello bad lighting!) but this time around the editing was way smoother.

I hope you'll enjoy the video!

I love cocktails. I love drinking them (in moderation), I love to look at recipes and I do, to an extend, enjoy making them. What I mean by that last statement is that i do enjoy mixing a simple cocktail but when it gets too complicated I tend to get lazy. Anyone else? I guess it’s not just cocktails but also recipes in general. I hate finding a really tasty looking cocktail recipe and then looking at the ingredients only to realize I would need to buy 3 different liquors to be able to recreate it. And my mini bar is pretty well stocked, I think. And it gets expensive, too.

That’s why when I decided to work on a cocktail recipe for this post I wanted to do something really simple. Something that would not involve a fancy simple syrup that I would need to make the night before and that would only include one type of alcohol.

Gin’s my fav so I decided to go with the classic Gin Tonic and add a simple twist to it. You’ll see, it’s super simple.

  • 3 sprigs of cilantro
  • 2 inch piece English cucumber thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces gin 
  • Tonic water 

  1. Place the cucumber and cilantro at the bottom of your glass. 
  2. Muddle with a muddling stick or the handle of a wooden spoon. Fill your glass with ice. 
  3. Pour gin over ice, top off glass with tonic and stir.

Don’t forget to leave your feedback on it below and tag me on Instagram if you make the drinks!

I bet that just like me you've heard about audible for a long time and though more than once about subscribing. But subscriptions are adding up and at the time (having only 1 and a half revenue for the both of us) I wasn't ready to pay the price.

I don't exactly remember how, but I found out I could get (almost) as much audiobooks as I wanted for no fee at all. Yes, completely free. When you think about it, it makes sense, because it's a library subscription. Obviously you don't own your books, which is fine by me, since most of the books I've been reading I'll probably won't read again anyway.

How does it work? I subscribed to the BANQ, Bibliotheque et Archives National du Québec and downloaded the Overdrive app. I know lots of other library do offer the same service, so if you don't live in Quebec you'll probably have a little research to do (you can also search directly in the app).

It work like you traditional library would. You have a number of days to read the book and to return it, but you don't have to drive there, just click a button. For the new and most popular books you'll have a wait list, but in my experience I barely ever waited longer than a week to have access to a book (except for the Harry Potter books, these are taking forever). You'll also see how many people are ahead of you.

I think it's a great option if you, like me, are on a budget. Sure, you won't always get the book you want when you want it. And you don't own the book either. But on the other hand, it's free, and that's what I'm all about.

With physical books, I'm an extremely slow reader. I will actually forget I'm reading a book and go weeks without touching it. In a normal year I might ready 2 to 5 books. That's not a lot. How many books would you guess I've read last year? Over 30 books.

Here are some of them :
Dark Matter by Blake Croush
The Girl Before by Marie Rutkoski
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Harry Potter books 1 and 2 by J. K. Rolling
Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter

The app history doesn't go further back because I changed phone 🤷‍♀️

I hope I helped some of you with this post and happy listening!