Wednesday, June 17, 2009


I love spices. Of all varieties. I like to cook with them, smell them and look at them. However, the general state of spiciness at my house is shameful. So, using my handy skills, I am planning on building a spice rack. But I must find a prototype. Something to fufill my every spice dream and design whimsy. Also, something uncomplicated enough that I will not remove any digits on the table saw. I totally totally heart powertools. Even if they don't heart me. The hunt for a nice rack continues. The one below is swedish and cute, but not big enough. I need a big rack. Perv.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Easy Rider

If you are a weakling like me, you hate carrying your 200 pound, pink, 1987 mountain bike up the three flights of stairs to your apartment. This bike folds up and can be carried and stored with ease. Hook it up. Oh wait, its $2000.00 and back ordered. Well, it's a good idea anyways. When my Dad bought me my bike in 1987, he asked me if, in the future, I might regret my colour choice of bright fushia . Never.

My Cookery

I have spent the last 30 days vegan. Personal challenge. Nuff said. Here are some of the tasty results. Now excuse me while I go eat every kind of meat product available.

Vegan Nachos

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Blackened Tofu Steak with Guacamole Compote

Homemade Salsa

Potato and Edeame Salad

Interior Design? Yes please!

I would love to have a vanity. White. Vintage. Perfect.

I love this kitchen. It's the lighting.
Never underestimate the power of good lighting.
There. I said it.

Dear Boyfriend....can I have this? It's reeel purdy.

Closet Case

I have shoes. I have bags. I have scarves. I have a TEEMING MASS OF ACCESSORIES. But, I don't have the space to store them all. Sadly, most of them are mistreated and shoved in boxes or smushed in tight spaces. It breaks my heart to see them in pain. Alas, this is the dilemma of shitty twenties apartment style living. One day, I will set all my beautiful accessories free and give them a room of their own. See below for fantasy time. Btw, is that Audrey on the wall in the first pic? Le sigh.

Anthropologie. The best damn windows.

The thing I like about Anthropologie's window displays are the materials they use. They manage to turn everyday items ( into works of art. This is right up my alley. I am the QUEEN of Dollarama and most of my displays are made from cheaply purchased but wisely used products. Also, Anthropolgie totally bites my style. Or vise versa. Not sure. Anywho, check the store out at the new Don Mills Mall, or coming soon (?) to Yorkdale. Be still my window display loving heart.

I think I want to move to Melbourne

After being back in Toronto for three years now, I'm starting to get itchy feet again. Actually, that is a total lie. My feet have been itching to leave since the moment I got back. But, I made a deal with myself that I would stay for two years to reeducate myself. Well, its been a bit longer than that and my sights are set on a little place called Melbourne. I liked it there a lot when I visited in 2005. Especially St Kilda and the beach. I do believe that I was meant for a subtropical climate. Also, palm trees. Also, sunshine...etc. Now, to find two G's for the flight.


The reason why I want a weiner dog so bad is because they look like a weiner. I can't look at one without laughing at its little legs and long torso. Its a joke that never gets old. I must have one. Black and tan and shiny like a seal. I will name it Otto or Karl or some other hilarious German name. Oh yes, it will be mine.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

how classy people get shitfaced

Ok, so I have this little obsession with Veuve Clicquot. I actually have never tasted it, but that's not what this is about. Look at this label. It's c'est maqnifique! Every time I'm in the LCBO, i just stare at it. One day, I will buy a bottle just to look at it everyday. Until then...

sea babe jewerly