Things I Love Thursday 09.07.2015


Hello my lovelies! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve written anything (blame grad school) but I’m baaaa-ack! Without further ado, here’s a list of things that have been rocking my world this week:

Green smoothies: I may have been corrupted by California, but I LOVE these. They’re good for you, easy to make and/or drink while half asleep, and they even taste fantastic. My favourite: spinach, banana, strawberry+blueberry, blended with soymilk, honey, and a dash of vanilla essence.

Pinterest: Yes, I know. BUT! As a beginning, not-very-confident cook with dietary restrictions (hi, diabetes! Hi, quasi-vegetarianism!) Pinterest has been an absolute godsend. So far I’ve made mini quiches, the aforementioned green smoothies and pesto pizza, and they’ve all turned out great.

Nail polish: I haven’t been taking the time to do my nails recently, but I did last week, and I’m SO happy I did. There’s just something about a pop of colour in your peripheral vision that’s SO fun. On my nails: Go with the Flow-er by OPI for Sephora (I never thought higher-end polishes were worth the money over the drugstore brands, but I was SO wrong) and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat. (Perfectly set polish in >3 minutes. LOVE.)

House pride: I LOVE my Gryffindor Lions t-shirt from Once Upon A Tee, which sells limited edition fannish t-shirts for $12 a pop! Sadly this particular tee is no longer available for sale, but I recommend you keep an eye on them so you don’t miss out on future awesomeness.

Little loves: marianne’s ice cream sandwiches | making birthday plans | rewatching numb3rs | unexpected signs from the universe | getting my feet wet on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world | C25K (even if I walked more than I ran) | staying hydrated with my Wonder Woman water bottle



Things I Love Thursday 08.04.14




♥ Unexpected reconnections! A chance comment on a Facebook post led to chatting with an old HS friend and plans to meet soon. I can’t believe it’s been almost eight years since we graduated. Where did the time go?


♥ I’ve been cleaning things out in preparation for graduate school in August and it’s fun to see what kinds of things keep popping up. So far, I’ve found law school entrance exam preparation materials from 2007 (that my mum kept ‘just in case,’), my old high school hymn book, a whole bunch of stuffed toys (that are going to charity so they can comfort someone who needs it, as much as I’ll miss them) and even an old Encarta 97 CD. (Does anyone else remember MindMaze? I loved that game so very much.)


♥ GO SUPER KINGS! I haven’t been following the IPL as closely as I did before- quite frankly because I usually forget that there’s a TV in the house, even if my Mom isn’t watching it, but I will always support my team. And yes, I know there’s a lot of controversy… but you know what? I don’t care. I believe in my boys. #whistlepodu.


♥ My new pen pal! If you haven’t heard of International Geek Girl Pen Pals, I strongly encourage you to check it out. It’s a website that uses your geeky interests to match you up with another geek girl (or boy!) so you can both exchange letters. I just got my first match, and I’m super excited!


small pleasures


stickers // funky hair ties // The Les Mis soundtrack (and yes, I know Russell Crowe can’t sing) // pomegranate-flavoured lip balm // finally having an editorial calendar for this blog // piping hot filter coffee // finishing my first paper book in ages!

Things I Love Thursday 01.05.2014




♥ Alone time. I know some people have a thing about going out to eat or watching movies alone, but when a friend unexpectedly cancelled on me last week, I wound up going to see Captain America and grab some crepes by myself, and had a great time!


♥ catching a glimpse of the indelible ink on my finger. Despite my feelings about the field of candidates this year, I’m grateful for the ability to vote- and to live in a country that makes it as easy as possible to do so.


♥ Sitting down and reading a non-trashy, non-political magazine- I decided to treat myself with an issue of Wired just because, and it was great. I definitely need to do more of my non-work reading on paper rather than screen. 


♥ Making lists and planning the details of a BIG EVENT I can’t talk about quite yet (more details as it happens!) My little organisation-loving heart is in seventh heaven.


small pleasures:


pink fountain pens // polo mints // nutella gelato // the Stuff Mom Never Told You podcast // silver nail polish // fresh mangoes // gorgeous thank-you note cards from Paper Theatre // cat naps // finding my blogging muse again