I love love love late night snacks. I should not, but I do. Give me chips, I don’t care about my diet, just give me a bag of chips (link chips addict) and I’ll eat it all tonight. At least that’s what usually think at the moment. The next day I’m not so proud of myself. I mean, you can just eat a whole bag of chips and feel good and healthy after, right?

So I’m trying to find healthier alternatives. Popcorn can be healthy. It’s not if you eat store bought butter flavoured popcorn, but if you do it at home it can be fine. But I’m not a nutritionist though, so who knows.

I put together some variation of this recipe most week to curb(?) my salty and crunchy cravings. It works, since I’ve been eating way fewer chips lately. Mediterranean herbs is my go to popcorn flavor in the last few weeks, but the possibilities are endless.

In the past I’ve tried to do a Thai inspired flavor that was pretty successful. I also used taco seasoning and other spice mix and most of it was delicious.

For this recipe I’m using a Mediterranean herb mix, which is working fine, but I can only imagine how amazing it would be using fresh herbs. I’m definitely trying this in the summer. You can also make your own dry herb mix, I’ll list the ingredients below. Same goes for the Parmesan, it is just fine with regular grated Parmesan but would be amazing if freshly grated on top of the popcorn.

Mediterranean herb mix
equal portions of:
Dried oregano
Dried rosemary
Dried thyme
Grounded fennel seeds

1 cup of unpopped, unflavoured popcorn
Some olive oil
Brown paper bag

Mix ingredients for the herb mix.

Place the uncooked popcorn in a brown paper bag and cook in the microwave over the popcorn setting or until you stop hearing it pop.

Pace popped popcorn in a big bowl and drizzle some oil on top. Add a spoonful of the herb mix and some Parmesan. Mix the popcorn and repeat last step until the popcorn is flavoured to your taste.

(The proportions are pretty vague but it’s just because it really doesn’t matter if you had 1 teaspoon or 2 tablespoons, it all depend on your taste)

I hope you enjoyed the recipe!

It's been a long time since I've done some sort of favorite post so I thought it was time to share a few things I'm loving right now. I'm keeping it simple, only three items. One make up, one skincare and one thing to eat. I could argue I'm trying to be a more monimalistic person, which is true, but really I just haven't been keeping track of products I've enjoyed in the last months.

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Cushion foundation*

I've recived this one a few weeks ago and have been using it nonstop since. It's super high coverage but doesn't look too fake on the skin (Exept between my brows, but for some reason everything look weird there. Fortunately my glasses kinda hide it). An other big selling point for me is that it is super easy to apply because of the cusion. No mess or leftover foundation on my hand. This is a big plus on busy weekday mornings. I recived two shades (110 and 90) which are on the light side. I can easily get away with 110 with a little bit of bronzer. 90 on the other hand is way too light for my skin (hint hint pale girls, you'll probably find your match here) BUT I've been usung it as conceler and it's been working really well to brighten my undereye area. So yes, I would recomment it.

F.A.B. Ultra Repair Cream

I love this. My face usually get so dry, especially in the winter. But with this, my skin stayed smooth and moisturized all the time. It is only a sample, but it's been lasting a couple months now and I'm definitely making a trip to Sephora as soon as it runs out. I though it was a face cream but as I'm researching it I see it is a "head-to-toe" moisturizer. Not that it really change the way I feel about it.

Sunflower Seed Butter

What can I say about this delicious spread? It taste so much better than peanut butter. I know, that's a big statement, but I stand by it. Since I triyed SFSB (we're so intimate now that I've gave it a nickname) a few months ago in Bulk Barn I've already converted three persons that now eat it all the time too. It's smooth and tasty and a bit salty and sweet. Try it, you'll thank me later.

I'd like to know what you've been loving lately (and spend all my money on trying it). Have a great weekend and I'll see you next week!

I don’t know about you, but my I’m on an endless journey to be healthier. I always want to eat better but always end up having frozen pizza for diner. I have to thank my boyfriend for that. He doesn't understand. He doesn't gain weight, at all, ever so he don't care if it's healthy or not.

So what happens when I get home after a long day and there’s nothing to eat other than that pizza he bough? Yup, I take a take a big slice of it. Or two. It’s bad.

But he’s getting better, he stopped drinking a litre of Coca-Cola a day, which is a big improvement. He started eating salad too. Now I have hope that I can eat healthier while enjoying a meal with him.

Here is a list of meals I will try to cook for the both of us. Maybe I should have added a healthy alternative to pizza. And freeze it for later. I don’t know.

Greek Goddess Grain Bowl

Spinach Quesadillas

Crispy Quinoa Patties

Skinny Honey Lemon Chicken

Easy Burrito Bow

Healthy Broccoli Nuggets

Crunchy Chicken Avocado Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Skinny Cowgirl Veggie Burger

I know, I’m really hungry too after reading all of these. Which one are you the most excited to try? I think I will start with the Greek Goddess Grain Bowl. Or the Chicken Avocado Salad. I might end up overeating in the next day...

*Photo from pexel.com

I’ve been decorating my bedroom lately and one big thing that has been helping me in this process in creating a mood board. Well, sort of. More like a Pinterest board with rooms I like to draw inspiration from.

I started with one focus, I wanted it to be light. Lots of white. And while I was looking for inspiration I realized I was moving toward pastels and grey tones a lot. I was also matching a few things I already had in my bedroom, like a light green couch and light wood furniture. Even if my bedroom is not 100% finished (it probably never will be) I’m really happy with it so far and have just a few things to finish sorting out before I actually write a post on MY bedroom and not just inspiration for it.

I already started sharing a few shots on Instagram. If you follow me (HERE!) you might have seen my bead with DIY wrapping paper headboard (Maybe I should create a blog post about it. What do you think?) and this gallery wall I’m fairly proud of. What I’m struggling with is the other side of the room.  

You see, my apartment is small. And I have a lot of things. Lots. Of. Things. Like, there is no space where you can see the wall from floor to ceiling because I have too much furniture. I know, that’s a bit much, but this is what happen when you live in a big two bedroom apartment and moved to a small one bedroom and somehow think you don’t need to get rid of things.

I did start to get rid of (some) stuff. But I love my things. I know minimalism is the thing nowadays, buuuuuut I can’t. Just can’t. All of my art supply is squished into a closet and I haven’t had time or space to paint in… Well, longer than I should admit. But I know I will use it again once we get a bigger place! And lots of other excuses like this. But letting things go is a process and the important thing is that I’ve started the process. We got rid of a few trash bags of useless stuff in the last months, that’s a start.

But that was not the point of this blog post. I’m just sharing that mood board I created over the last months and maybe try to inspire some of you in the process. So, are any of you redecorating lately? What does your bedroom look like?

Hey there! How’s your weekend’s going? I’m here drinking some hot cider, so I’m doing pretty good. And I got a new computer, it’s working, and I can work on all the projects I had in my mind, so I’m actually doing great! 

I feel like it’s the end of a nightmare! My Macbook Pro completely crashed at the end of 2016. I tried to have it repaired, but it didn’t help at all. I also tried using my old PC, which ended up being really, really frustrating as it would be super slow just by going on Gmail, so you can
imagine that editing photos was not an option… I actually bought a brand new laptop in January, BUT it was so bad. I guess it was just a lemon and exchanging it would have been fine, but by that time I just wanted to go back to a Mac. I’m working on Mac at work anyway and I know from doing it before that going from Mac to PC is annoying. Especially if you’re using the same software at work and at home (Photoshop & Illustrator). 

So I got a Mac Mini earlier this week. It’s a great budget option since I didn’t have 3000$ to put on a MacBook Pro. (I feel like the price doubled since I bought mine 5 years ago, it’s crazy) Right now I don’t have a screen to go with it, so I’m just screen sharing ro my Macbook as a display. It’s not the best thing ever, it makes it pretty slow, but I just want to take my time to look at a new screen. And it’s doing the job for now. 

Now, going back to the point of this post. Hot Cider. YUM! I know it’s more of a Fall thing, but it’s Winter now and I just need something to warm my heart. It’s cold out right now. 

I was feeling like using cool spices to infuse in the apple juice. Something a little different from just plain old cinnamon and clove. So I went the Chaï route on this one. Cardamone, black pepper, all spice… Hmmm, I love those spices so much. 

You can drink it as is, but you can also add some Gin or Rum to it. I have this Gin de Neiges which is made with apple water and ice cider, so it paires perfectly with this. 


1.89 Litre Apple Juice
10 green Cardamome Pods
1 Tbsp Telicherry Black Pepper
2 inch Ginger
10 All Spices
7 Clove

Just boil the apple juice with all the spices in it until desired spiciness.

What are you favorite hot drink for the Winter? I’m kinda craving hot chocolate too, maybe I’ll experiment with it next!