DIY Chalk Paint Refurbishing

I love my nightstand. It’s nothing fancy, but it has sentimental value to me. It was my mom’s when she was growing up and I also spent a summer’s day repainting it with my Nana when I was about 13.

If you have a special piece of furniture, or find something awesome second hand, a fresh coat of chalk paint can make a world of difference. It can bring new life to an old gem. Continue reading “DIY Chalk Paint Refurbishing”

Start Your Day with Chocolate Oatmeal

If you’re anything like me, you have an epic sweet tooth. If you’re also like me, you love cereals whose target market is 7 year old children. Yes, these cereals are of course, not a very wise choice to start your morning. So luckily, I created a healthy, filling and delicious solution: Chocolate Oatmeal!  Continue reading “Start Your Day with Chocolate Oatmeal”

Adopting Another Cat – Welcome Home Liri!

The Adventures of Adopting Fur Baby Number 2

Just over a month ago, on July 22nd, we adopted another cat and our little family grew by one fluff ball.

The idea of adopting a cat again had been crossing our minds for a few months. We then saw a news article stating that over 700 abandoned animals were in need of a home in the Montreal area and we knew we could help!  Continue reading “Adopting Another Cat – Welcome Home Liri!”

30 Things I Want In My Life

** UPDATE**
I’ve been able to tick a few things off my list!

I saw this cool list going around online. It challenges you to look at 30 things you want:

  • 10 things you want to have
  • 10 things you want to do
  • 10 things you want to be

I am so lucky to have so many good things in my life right now and I am ever grateful. Yet I’ve found myself in a rut recently. This list is just what I needed to get on track and work towards achieving the life of my dreams. Continue reading “30 Things I Want In My Life”

A Very Canadian Girl’s Greek Easter

As you may know, Greek Easter was this weekend. As you may also know, I’m not Greek.

However, every year I, a very Canadian girl, find myself at a Greek Easter celebration of one kind or another, and this has caused me to experience quite the culture shock.

And even though I’ve been to my fair share of these get-togethers, I still find myself asking some serious questions.

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Grilled Pineapple Cake Bowl with Raspberry Coulis & Whipped Cream

The grass is green, the birds are chirping, the trees are budding… spring is finally here! But mother nature loves to play tricks on us Canadians and we can never be too sure if she is sending us another month of frigid weather.

This has caused a strange phenomenon to happen. On the first warm weekend of spring, people flock outside to partake in summer activities as if their lives depended on it – like Ned Stark himself is whispering in their ear “winter is coming”.

Any-who, in my very own desperate rush to appreciate the weather, the family came over for a barbecue dinner party and I was in a mood to impress. And this is what I came up with!

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Why I Love Living in the Suburbs – Spring Edition

I’ve been living in the suburbs my entire life, in a small(ish) town just outside of Montreal. In Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, to be exact, and as you can see by its thrilling wiki page, it’s not the most exciting place in the world.

But I love it. When I tell people that I moved out of my parents house only to get my very own place just a few kilometers away, I get a funny look.

And then comes the question… Why didn’t you move downtown?!

My answer always seems to leave fellow millennials slack jawed and wide eyed, their brains trying to imagine someone my age not craving the convenience, the nightlife, the hustle and bustle of city living.

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