Category Archives: My Thoughts

Love Puffs

Follow your dreams.

What I’m Wearing: Mendocino Hi Lo Midi Dress | H&M Denim Jacket | Aldo Wedges | Purse from Pushkar (India)

How many times have you heard that?  Does it go through one year and out the other?  For me yes it did…well up until about 2 years ago.

I heard someone say something that has kind of stuck with me: “Follow your dreams and what your heart is telling you …<pause> but <longer pause> …plan.”

I always gravitate towards people who have been lucky enough to do what they love for a living. Mainly for the inspiration and motivation. Those people are the luckiest! To be able to get up and have the feeling “I can’t wait to get to work”.

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Alien feelings we have to accept

We are all in the same game
Just different levels
Dealing with the same hell
Just different devils

– Big D

What I’m wearing: Top Shop Flats | Unbranded Jeans & Knitwear | Zara Jacket | Aldo Sunnies | Balenciaga Bag

I found this quote on instagram a few weeks ago – and it’s the best way to describe how we (as people, community, generation etc) deal with struggle.  I do know some people are able to deal with the same amount of pressure and disheartenment in better ways than others. I use the word better lightly because it’s all relative.  But really when you are in your hell – you gotta find a way to get yourself through it.

Only you can keep yourself motivated and it’s only your eyes that can find the light at the end of the tunnel.  Be good to yourself and stay positive …we all make it.

All along it was a fever

So for the month of April, the Hubz and I gave up eating meat and I went on a self imposed shopping ban (where I told myself I wouldn’t buy clothes, shoes, accessories or make up/cosmetics).  The not-eating-meat bit was just to change up our diet and do a cleanse (or a fast per se) and the not shopping was just to practice some self restrain.  We had numerous reasons to take this on, but it was really about discipline, challenging ourselves and trying something new.  All in all it was a great experience, I would love to do it again (maybe we’ll make it a quarter annual exercise.

Some of the learnings I made during this process were:

1) Vegetarians/Vegans have to plan their dinning outings in advance!

2) It’s not easy to change something you take for granted

3) I appreciate my current wardrobe (shoes, accessories, clothes & purses) more

4) Self discipline = self realization

5) We need a new fruit/veggie blender (vitamix or some other overly priced juicer)

6) Whole and raw, is better than, over cooked and mashed to an oblivion

7) I can actually sprinkle chili flakes on my food (not sure what I was so afraid of), I like grapefruit and I learned how to pop popcorn in a pot

8) It might be time for a nail polish cleanse

9) Vegan is what I am when I don’t eat meat

10) How to bake without eggs

What I’m wearing: Spring Booties | Smart Set Shorts and Shirt | Talula Trooper Jacket

Chasing Waterfalls

I was listening to the news the other day and there was a report that said Commuter Stress can take a toll on your life.  I’m so thankful that I can walk to work – that said I know the tension that comes from driving to work.   (And then on top of that being in a hectic work environment can’t make it any better).

Just wanted to share some quotes / phrases (mostly found on Tumblr) to keep help keep some perspective and to server as reminder to myself!

Took this picture while sitting in the sun (from my macbook).  Still waiting for the warm weather but throughly enjoying the beaming sunlight mid afternoon and the beautiful colours that paint the sky at sunset.

I’m so cool and I’m so groovy

Looking forward to a quiet weekend.  Need to update my iPod and let the Hubz spoil me a bit :)

What I’m Wearing: Unbranded Jeans | Spring Booties | Talula Trooper Jacket | Lululemon Hoodie | Harvard Tshirt | Chanel Quilted Bag

Maybe I’ll do some baking (remembering to divide out an amount to share so as to not eat it all on my own!).

I wear every single chain even when I’m in the house

I wore a variation of this outfit to a dinner party last night (think opaque stockings sans Hubz baseball cap). Totally digging the hawaii five oh floral prints that seem to be popping up as spring starts up.

What I’m wearing:
Express Skirt
Marc Fisher Cap Toe Pumps
Zara Moto Jacket

I had an interesting conversation with a friend today, talking about life and how sometimes we do things to keep up with the people around us.  It was a great exchange of advice and I know i have to suck it up and get on with (note to self!!!)

Baking Bend: Dark Chocolate Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

I kind of got inspired this weekend to pick up on my gym workouts, considering I was taking it at little easy.  But a healthy lifestyle is as much to do with eating clean as it does with training mean. I have a major sweet tooth, that I’m constantly battling – but I figured a healthy home made cookie is better than a store bought processed cookie.  I found this recipe and just had to try it.  I did also use walnuts (not included in original recipe linked above) but I figured it would be an easy add in.

Had some Pomegranate Green Tea in between batches.

Next time I make this I’ll try not to scarf down a dozen cookies before offering any to the Hubz I will use whole wheat flour, extra dark chocolate chips (couldn’t find them this time) and ground flax seed.