30 October 2012

29 October 2012

Epic Bookshelves

I really love books. I used to be a voracious (delicious word) reader. I don't read books--I devour them. I crunch on each page, just savouring the taste. Now...there isn't enough time. Anyways, here are pictures of some really cool bookshelves.

28 October 2012

Striped Nails

Hey, just wanted to share another nail art style...you may already know about this one as well. It can vary in a lot of ways; the number of stripes, the colours (duh). It can get a bit tedious (and you'll see why) but it's super easy, and it's worth it. All you need is tape, and of course, nail polish.

  1. Arrange all the colours you want to use in order, from lightest to darkest.
  2. Apply base coat.
  3. Apply the LIGHTEST colour on your full nail. 
  4. Apply top coat.
  5. Take a tiny strip of tape (Scotch tape works best) about the size that you want the lightest stripe and press it GENTLY down over the place where you want your lightest stripe.
  6. Apply the next lightest colour over your nail. Try not to go over the tape, but if you do, no problem. That's what it's there for.
  7. Apply top coat.
  8. You can stop now (I did) or you can keep going--repeat steps 3 to 7 in the light to dark order.
  9. When it's all done, flaunt your stripey nails!

Hilarious GIF

I know this isn't a photo, but it was too funny not to share.

27 October 2012

Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread Cookies

I was browsing ohmysugarhigh.com, and guess what I found? A recipe for cookie heaven!! My one weakness is chocolate-chip cookies. I cannot resist! I just had to post the recipe here.


yield: 4-6 dozen, depending upon size.
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2-3)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups quick or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks

  1. Preheat oven to 375° degrees F.
  2. In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In large bowl beat butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add brown sugar and then beat additional 2 minutes. Beat in banana, eggs and vanilla, just until combined.
  4. Stir in flour mixture.
  5. Stir in oats, nuts and chocolate chunks.
  6. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for one minute before moving to wire rack to cool completely.

All credit to ohmysugarhigh.com.


Have I ever mentioned how much I love the beach? It's like my second home...

On a related note, I'm obsessed with the movie series Pirates of the Carribean. Usually I don't enjoy movies, because I find them silly and overrated, but I have to say that the one I just mentioned is fantastic. It's just right: 50% action, 9% romance (which is a bit much) and 41% plot. I'm serious, other than the romance bit, it's perfect. I just wanted to mention that.

26 October 2012

Brilliant Ideas

Just wanted to share a couple of really cool ideas/inventions! They're ingenious.

23 October 2012

21 October 2012

20 October 2012

Baby Photos

Here are a few photos of me and my brother when we were younger...:)

19 October 2012

My Photos

Here are some photos I took while walking around my neighbourhood...about three months ago.