Sunday, November 25, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
A good article on the NYTimes website and a good thing to mull over again when I return home.
I think it's true, particularly of this generation and we fall into this trap where we always want to be 'busy'. A good hard thought into what this means and if we are just saying we are busy for the sake of it is worth our time. I'd like to invest into tasks that are more meaningful to my day to day life, rather than just run around and be proud that I am busy all the time.
What did you accomplish today?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
- John McCrae
via St. Thomas Blog
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The cat always hides under the bed when we're packing or there is all this stuff that is going on and she just doesn't know what to do!
Going travelling for two weeks, but this time there will be minimal daily updates while I'm away. Somehow I didn't even have any time before leaving to pre-draft some material, I was working up to the last minute! Since I don't have reliable internet access this time, I will have to leave you with the cat!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I posted one for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind many many months ago, and have found more! These are some beautiful, hand crafted takes on movie posters, each more beautiful and engaging than the next. Really, it's refreshing to take it as an art form, rather than just cobbling together headshots to make up a promotional material.
by Peter Strain
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While we don't normally watch a lot of TV, today we had to stay tuned to the presidential race in the United States. Even though we are residents of Canada, we watch these with great interest as the well-being of this country has direct impacts on us and many people around the world. Whether we like it or not, we are a world system that is affected by all of the movements around us.
Great acceptance speech by Obama and he was captivating as always. Wishing him, his family, his staff and the country success in his next four years as the President of the United States.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
A Sunday full of running around - I was very glad to get that extra hour this morning to rest! The day consisted of a sound breakfast, the gym, painting, picking up some boxes, more painting, and baking!
I had the rest of a pumpkin sitting in my fridge, so I decided to try something new. Boiled it, pureed it up, and made these pumpkin cinnamon rolls, recipe courtesy of the Smitten Kitchen. This picture is during its 2nd rise, but they are now baked, drizzled with icing and ready to go. My condo smells heavenly right now, can't wait to share them at the office tomorrow!
Love the giant black and white photo, it gives a lot of character to the kitchen. Perhaps they just really like train stations? Also, that counter space would be perfect for storage, and maybe even a coffee station! Maybe one day I will have that much space to play around with...
via remain simple
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Company came over for supper tonight, and I had the pleasure of cooking a Chinese meal for them. However, the husband suggested a non-Chinese dessert in the form of apple crumble, and look what happened! It was delicious, and probably one of the only baked goods that look just as good uncooked as it does cooked!
Friday, November 2, 2012
One of my favourite comfort foods - pan fried dumplings! Seemed appropriate on this cold and grey day... especially since I found out that I had to go into the office on Friday after all. Oh well, soon there will be a trip!
Life is about breaking them down over and over to get to what you really want. It's like obstacles, they get in the way, but they should never prevent you from getting your goal. It can tell you how much you want something.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
An example of some beautiful handmade leather goods. As he describes it, it's all hand put together, one at a time, with some simple tools. Unique and yields some simple and functional designs. In the day of cheap consumer goods, it's fantastic to see that time and effort is still being put into making some of these items.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Beautiful and calming take on a monochromatic living room. I love the cushions and how everything comes together towards this richly coloured coffee table. Perhaps inspiration for my next home?
via decor pad
I was blown away by this bleak, but stunning image in Svalbard. The use of a fisheye lens by Anna Henly gives it an even more stark representation of what is happening to the land of the polar bears. Here, one lone polar bear is the only one for miles.
via the guardian
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
A cold and wintery day calls for a hearty beef stew and homemade bread. This is one of my husband's favourites, the english muffin loaf. It's got a great crusty exterior and a chewy centre that is similar to an english muffin.
Spent part of the afternoon with some girls at the trade show, then came home to do some painting and cleaning. Getting things all put together at home, as some changes are coming!