Sunday, 1 January 2017

Goodbye 2016

Happy New Year!

Once again, I am glad a new year begins, as it promises me all kind of good stuff. Well, I say this because I am still waiting for my big break!

Since I came back from the UK in 2012, I am looking for a lifestyle that will suit me. I lived at my parent's ever since and struggle to make my own lifestyle work with them and the environnement here.

But then in the last months of 2016 I met a guy and all is well. :) It has been a few years since I loved someone, and I'm glad it happens to me again!

In the last days of December, we visited an apartment and we decided to take it! We are supposed to sign the lease this week, so I'm not sure yet when the big move is, I'll probably move my stuff a little at a time, since it is in the same village as my parents. 

I'm really excited for this, hopefully moving in with the boyfriend will go well. It is always a little scary to move in with someone new, be it a roommate or a significant other. Anyway I'm really excited to make this new place my own and my home! I'll be able to decorate it the way I want and cook things I like and that are healthy, without my mum making snide comments.

In this year of 2017, I am hoping to finally grab a real job, as I couldn't find anything since I'm back from Europe :( I am also wanting to get back to blogging, as I liked this little place of mine on the Internet, but didn't have the time nor the inspiration to blog in the last year. 

So here's to 2017 and let's hope it's a good one for all of us!!!!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Homemade Vanilla Bean Syrup

Homemade Vanilla Bean Syrup- Better than the Coffee Shop!

I have a confession to make: I'm a coffee addict. Back in the days' I used to work for a big coffee shop chain. No no no,  I won't tell you which one! :P 

I made and tasted all kinds of coffee, but on a daily basis, a simple filtered one is fine with me. When I want to be fancy though, I add a little bit of vanilla syrup!

I just tried this recipe, as I wanted to use some vanilla beans I had bought. They came in this cool test tube! I had to buy it!

Homemade Vanilla Bean Syrup- Better than the Coffee Shop!

Here is what you'll need:

  • 1 pan
  • 1 sterilized glass jar/bottle
  • a funnel
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • vanilla bean

Homemade Vanilla Bean Syrup- Better than the Coffee Shop!

So it is really simple. Put the water and sugar in a pan. Cut the vanilla in half lengthwise. Bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring to make sure the sugar dissolves in the mix. This will take about 10 minutes. Too much and you will have taffy! That's the mistake I almost made.

You then let it cool down, and you put it in your sterilized glass bottle. I sterilized mine in the oven for about 20 minutes.

Homemade Vanilla Bean Syrup- Better than the Coffee Shop!

You're left with this fancy syrup to put in your coffee, or wherever you desire! Enjoy!

How do you like your coffee?

Yummy! Homemade Vanilla Bean Syrup- Better than the Coffee Shop!


Monday, 27 June 2016

New Jewelry: Boa Bijoux BARI via Picoum

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Picoum, a website by TV host Isabelle Racicot promoting Quebec designers if I wanted to showcase a piece of jewelry. Of course I said yes! I have to admit that I don't know enough about designers from here, but I'm always willing to promote our talents.

I chose the Boa Bijoux BARI necklace, which is a gold plated sterling silver one with a chevron looking charm. It is actually three "V" charms stacked together. When I first saw the description of the BARI, I imagined it would be nice to have a long chain with it. But the chain is short, which is also a nice style in the end. 

I sometimes wear it on its own, or with others, like the tattoo choker in the pictures below. It would also look great with a long chain necklace.

In addition to a blog, Picoum has a shop complete with home decor pieces, women and men fashion.

What is your favourite Quebecer/Canadian brand?