Hey! Hi! How are you? I am very excited today as I am starting a new project I’ve been working on for months! I’m opening an Etsy Shop where I am selling logos and printables (and planning to add more diversity later. I’m working on a few blog templates at the moment). If you didn’t know, my actual job is as a graphic designer, so I should know what I’m talking about. ;)

It is a project I’ve been thinking about for years. Literally years. I thought about it for (probably) the first time back when my boyfriend and I moved in together. That was 5 years ago. But I’m a procrastinator, so I never came around to actually do it. But I decided 2017 was going to be the year I get shit done. At first, I wanted to open my

boutique in early January, but endless computer issues made it impossible. Also, maybe, you know, I’ve been procrastinating a little bit. Whatever, I’m doing it now and it didn’t take me all year so I’ll call this one a win. I am very hopeful for this new adventure to go somewhere good. I’m hoping to be successful, and to eventually be able to make this (plus regular freelance) a full time job. 

Ah! That’s kind of a big statement! But I love working from home! (I’ve (kinda) done it before and it was amazing -- except the part where I didn't have enough work to make a living). One of the things that makes working from home really cool? No commute! Right now I’m spending 2 hours a day going to and coming back from work. 2 whole hours! I could do so much in 2 hours! 

Anyway, I digress. Even if this is in part about my hopes and aspirations, it isn't really supposed to be an ode to working from home. 

Here is a preview of the shop and of a few designs I’m selling. So far, there is 15 logo designs and 13 printable art pieces online. I'll be adding more in the next months, but I think it’s a pretty good start. The logos are for sale at $45CAN and the printables are $8CAN. 

But there one more thing! I’m also giving away a free printable art piece for you to download!

So what do you think? Do you like the designs? I hope this new adventure goes well!

I don't know about you, but I’m crossing my finger for summer to be here as soon as possible. This winter was a really unusual one where I was feeling unmotivated about pretty much everything. Now that we just turned the page on march I’m definitely ready to spend some time outside, wear shorts and dresses, take long walks just because I feel like it and take drinks on the patio while the sun goes down.

That’s why today I am sharing this summer appropriate cocktail recipe. With the citrus and berry flavours and a lot of ice I feel like this is going to be super refreshing for those hot summer days. (Go to the end of the post for the recipe) 

On another note, I decided to post only every two weeks for a while. Like I said at the beginning of this post I’ve been really unmotivated all winter and I feel like I am behind in my blog, my other projects and my apartment maintaining. I also started to work on a big redesign for the blog. You might have realized I’ve changed my logo a few months ago. This was the first step of a big project. I started to design a more professional looking website and plan to move away from blogger and toward something that gives me more creative freedom. I have a lot of idea but right now not much time to do any of it. That is why I think posting every two weeks instead of every week is the logical choice for me. At least until I feel like my to-do list is getting shorter. But I’m so excited for all the changes I’m planning! I’ll also talk more about my new side project in two weeks and there might be something for you so stay tuned! 

1 oz Gin
1 oz Triple Sec
¼ cup frozen raspberries
1 can of San Pellegrino Aranciata Rossa flavour (Blood Orange)
Lots of ice 
Add the raspberries and maple syrup to the bottom of the glass and try to mash it together as much as you can. Add the gin and triple sec. Fill the glass with ice. Add the fizzy water on top. Drink! 

I hope you will enjoy this drink! I will definitely sip a few while I’m working on all those project I’ve been talking about. 

*The idea for this blog post comes from For The Love Of Cocktail, a mixology event happening this spring in Las Vegas that doubles as a breast cancer fundraiser.

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