Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New Cut and Style

I shaved down the one side of my head back in March, but I've had an itch for even more of a hair change. Today I finally got it! I love it so much... On regular days it won't be so styled - I don't know how or even own most of the products and equipment required to pull this off - but I still feel so refreshed.
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The shaved side is still there, but now also continues as an angled undercut across the back of my head. The hair up top was left longer and cut at an angle to lengthen to its longest point by my face. I love this cut!
New Hair Aug 19 2014 B New Hair Aug 19 2014 D My hair stubbornly fell flat about 15 minutes after I took these photos, it's so thin and light that it hardly even holds any sort of shape. That's fine with me though, I don't like having a head that reeks of products and I washed it all out just now. Now to enjoy how quickly this little hair dries after a shower! Cheers!

Monday, August 18, 2014

I'm Back B*tches

It's been a week since I'm back from the island it's nice to be home! My last weeks there were... something else. It's nothing I really feel like going into detail about, except that there's a certain man who's enchanted me and I have that island and the madness that ensued there to thank for it. That, and check out these guns!

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I picked up this red mini skirt thrifting last week when I realized I am now too big (uuugh) for my other short skirts, and that some of my other clothes are literally falling apart and disintegrating from age and wear. I also hacked off the sleeves, neckline and part of the hem on this summer's staff t-shirt. That's all folks. Cheers!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Solo Camping

The caretaker here was more than wonderful enough to drop me off at a lakeside camp site with a canoe for two nights. I was able to spend two wonderful nights and days out alone in the North Ontario wilderness. It did my soul so much good.

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I only wish I could have spent more time out there! Cheers!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Still Here

I had grand intentions of weekly blogging once I was on the island but life is so busy, with work and swimming and naps and nature exploration that I honestly have little time to dedicate to something which is currently rather insignificant to me. Here I am today, enjoying a short and rare afternoon break. Cheers.

July 17, 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sweet and Savoury

I often invite myself over to my parents' to cook for our weekly meal. I brought crême brulée for dessert to my parents' and made us cilantro, lime and yogurt marinated chicken wings on the charcoal grill.
Cilantro lime yogurt chicken wings Creme brulée Key lime pie Then I had extra key limes so I made a key lime pie with chantilly cream border. It's naturally a pale yellow but I wanted a green filling to echo the lime so I mixed in a few drops of food colouring. Cheers!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Silk

I own two pieces of silk clothing; one is this super comfy top and another a little patterned skirt. Both were gifts from the amazing Anne, and I'm still thankful for them any time the weather warms up. While I'm terrified to get any sort of stain or blemish on it, I take the risk because it just feels so wonderful to wear.
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The pants are something I picked up while thrifting in Paris last August. They basically functioned as PJ bottoms for me most of winter but I love wearing them with this top too. The whole outfit is just airy and light and free and I love it.
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My ammonite-half necklace has become a favourite. I never figured I'd wear it so much. I made my best friend Becky her own necklace with the other ammonite-half. They had actually been a pair of earrings but I had my crafty mother add some loops so I could use them as pendants. Hope you're enjoying the first day of June! Cheers!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

From A Chromebook

I leave this Saturday for the island where I'll be working for the next 9 weeks. Since I use a desktop PC at home, but still wanted to be able to do basic computer stuff and have somewhere to upload photos, I made the decision to buy a Chromebook.
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This whole post was done on my Chromebook, from uploading and editing the photos to writing the actual post. I'm still getting used to the different OS. Not to mention going back to a touchpad and not reaching for the mouse every two seconds.
May 31 2014 A The choke cherries and crab apple trees are in bloom. I'm keeping a bouquet of them on the sill in my kitchen. In a few more days the lilacs in my front yard will be blooming too. I'm glad I get to see them before I go.
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I'm both apprehensive and excited to start work. It'll be a big change since I've been off school since late April and going back to working 6 days a week will be pretty intense. It'll be doing what I love though, in an amazing place, so I can't complain. Cheers!