Monday, December 22, 2014

♡ Ginger, Turmeric, Green Tea ♡

One my favorite things to do is relax with a warm cup of herbal tea... I have to have my cups of tea before bed or it just doesn't feel right. It's like a warm hug in your soul haha. Usually, I like to make my own blends usually mixing green tea with other teas, such as mint, other flavoured teas such as lemon or more exotic ones like mango or passion fruit.

Anyways, I discovered a new tea that I absolutely love, not to mention is super healthy for you and inexpensive... At my local Bulk Barn I stumbled across this loose tea- a Ginger, Turmeric and Green tea all blended together to make a subtle soothing taste.

Some brief benefits of the tea: Ginger is an anti-inflammatory- can reduce arthritis symptoms, Turmeric has antioxidant & anti-bacterial properties & green tea also has antioxidant benefits as well as stimulating brain functions...These are just a few of the plethora of health benefits these ingredients have.

It's perfect for the cold Canadian winters and flu prevention. The best part is you can buy it in bulk to keep you stocked up!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

☺Happy Songs! ☺

So...of course once again i've been MIA for a bit on the blog...I'm finally done the semester and have officially started winter break! The weather is getting colder, lack of sleep because of exams and just studying in general can definitely put you in a crummy mood. I've compiled some bumpin happy songs that are always on repeat to lighten my mood. There's no particular theme, they're all just kind of random ranging from different decades, genres and regions.


Coucou- Djando Reinhardt et Josette Dayde

Pata Pata - Mirian Makeba

Pressure Drop - Toots and the Maytals
Aline - Elle et Moi
Are You That Somebody - Aaliyah

Monday, December 15, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Yogi tea wisdom

Self-reliance is the greatest art. 

I couldn't have needed this reassurance more... Thanks tea haha! At the end of the day you're the only one you can depend on.. There's no point in listening to the doubts in your head. Just make it happen. That is all. 

Hope you have a fabulous Saturday xoxo

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pumpkin Farm Visit!

On Thanksgiving weekend I had done something I hadn't done in years...Go to the pumpkin farm to get a pumpkin! It was such a nice day to look around the farm store, get some freshly baked pies and I bought some cute gourds for fall decor around the house...I plan to do a DIY on them. Stay tuned...

Here are some pictures...Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Monday, October 13, 2014

Toronto Vintage Crawl '14

Yo dudes and dudettes! So...I apologize I initally meant to post at least once a week but then school and life kind of got cray cray. In the meantime I did get to do some cool things like going to Toronto Vintage Crawl!

Vintage Crawl is an event that happens I think twice a year (well at least I'm hoping..) in Toronto. Vintage stores across the city open after hours until midnight. Some promotions go on and most of the stores I went into had some coool thangz happening. For example, some were handing out drinks, drankz(alcoholic beverages) and snacks to customers. One store even had a dj, t'was très bumpin. 

Anywhoo... Me and my two friends went not really having any idea how it would go, but it was awesome. It basically combined two of my fav things drinking and shopping haha. Although I didn't buy as much as I planned the purchases I did get were still coool- a vintage anklet from India and some incense. It was kind of a last minute decision to go, but I think next time I'll map out what areas and stores I want to visit, because man did we do a lot of walking. 

Remember to support your local business and buy vintage/used if you can...You'll own a unique piece no one else will have and one less item sent to the landfill!

Here are some pics:



Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Quote

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful...

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Tunes

Happy Sunday.
Please do take in this golden track and it's good vibes, that's what Sundays are for...Takin' it easy.

Snap shots of the week

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Pink Hair

So, I'm kind of missing my pink hair...or is it fuschia? Who knows. I've had 'unique' colored hair for about 2 years now, and frankly I don't think I'd ever want to have a normal colour ever again. Life's more fun when your hair is bright lol.

I've always used Manic Panic to acquire the bright colours and personally i think it's the best semi-permanent dye on the market...It's vegan made from natural products and it's safe enough to keep in your hair for as long as possible, plus Tish & Snooky who founded the brand are compltely badass and have been in the game for tiiiiiiiiime. For me, I mix 2 different hair colors together usually 'Ultra Violet' or 'Purple Haze' and 'Hot Hot Pink' to get the look I usually like to sport. I could probably do another blog post in the future about how I maintain my hair color. I have to say it requires much dedication to do it yourself. 

To be honest the beginning I really didn't know what I was doing haha. Endless hours in my bathroom coercing my sister into bleaching and applying Manic Panic on my hair for the sake of fabulosity.  It took a lot of trial and error but now I would definitely call myself a 'dye hard'. 

Colored hair gang 4 lyfe.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WISH LIST - Feminist Apparel

If I could wear one t-shirt for the rest of my life, it would probably be one from Feminist Apparel. I came across this brand by chance and now I'm kind of obsessed...I feel like my life is a little bit more complete. All the feminist thoughts that go on in my brain on a t-shirt...AND collections exclusively with pizza, cats, and the F word.

All I have to say is YAAAAASSSSSSS.

Some of my fave ones I've seen (actually I want all the t-shirts on the site and they're all my favourite, but here are some examples of how awesome they are lolzz): 

Mermaids Against Misogyny -- Women's T-Shirt/Tanktop

Less Patriarchy, More Cupcakes -- Unisex T-Shirt/Tanktop
Your Sexist Jokes Are Boring -- Unisex T-Shirt/Tanktop

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Autumn Equinox

autumn fog by evgeni dinev 25 Beautiful Autumn pictures

Say goodbye to Summer. Today marks the Autumn equinox; an occurrence that happens twice a year - once in September and once in March marking Spring.

The word equinox, means "equal night", signifying the balance of equal hours of daylight and hours of darkness (or close to it). Wiccan and pagan cultures and other groups in antiquity celebrate or celebrated these changes with rituals, yet today living in a society that does not always acknowledge these changes so openly I think it's important to remember that we are still very much apart of the cycles of nature.
 Every couple of months as the celestial spheres turn and the elements change from cold to warm and  transitions from each. As nature reinvents itself we can use it as an opportunity for ourselves.

So... I've made some personal promises myself, now that it's a new season and also the beginning of a new school year(my last full year at university, probably ahh!)

Here are some goals I have for myself:

  • Wake up and sleep earlier..... I am the farthest thing to a morning person. I stay up til the early mornings doing god knows what, and can't get up the next day. However I do like how many things I'm able to do when I do wake up early and even though it feels like the worst thing ever when someone wakes me up haha  I need and should remind myself that it's only a temporary feeling and once you get over it the results are rewarding and productive.
  • Make plans...Being busy is always an excuse. You're always going to be busy with something...It's all about priorities. And as for maintaining relationships with people sometimes you gotta go ahead and initiate plans with people. Yeah, it takes effort, and yes it might not always be easy but it's always worth it catching up with friends or meeting new people. 
  • Meditate... People always think of meditation as something formal that's done, in complete silence in the dark or whatever, that cliché image of a monk saying "om". Of course, that is a form of meditation but simply taking time to relax and be alone in a stress free zone for a couple of moments can suffice. Take it easy.  Sometimes when things get overwhelming all you can do is take a deep breath and remember you're apart of something much bigger than yourself.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday Quote

source: pinterest

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Weekend fun - Apple Orchard

Woohoo! So today I had a really good day...The girl gang and I (aka some of ma girlfrendzzz) had a nice little day trip to an organic apple orchard about an hour away from the city. Despite the forecast of rain for today it was really sunny and warm actually.I even frolicked around in my tank top ..not bad for mid September.

We took cute pics, picked apples course and bought some nice local merch - some pies, jam, apple cider... ya know all that yummy farm stuff.  Overall an awesome day. Got to catch up with some good friends, supported the local economy and will have some non gross GMO apples for my juices, probably will make some apple crisp (stay tuned for a recipe post soon!)