October 3, 2014

grey //

my wardrobe already consists mostly of black, white or grey but this fall i've been extremely drawn to greys both in fashion & in everyday life. we're re-painting our apartment & all i want are different shades of grey (50 shades of grey?) on my nails, grey, if i think i could pull it off my hair would be silver, heathered grey has always been a big 'pattern' in my closet, haha the closest to a pattern i'll ever get & with that being said, here's some greyspiration from pinterest lately...because grey doesn't have to mean sad &/or boring.











October 2, 2014

currently //

eating 
chewy chocolate chip cookies with a coffee with hazelnut creamer in it, mmm.

drinking 
lot's of coffee & green tea these days! 

practicing
yoga (soon-to-be) thankfully getting back into that on a weekly basis!

mastering
 the art of minimalism; really trying to make a change.

listening
alt j's cover of 'latch' from the bbc live lounge - dear god, so good. in fact if you search bbc live lounge covers you won't be disappointed
 
reading
 nothing currently, but i have plans to hit up the library tomorrow.

watching
suits! oh man i'm so in love with that show right now!

walking
just about everywhere (as usual) & going for lots of runs lately (again) too!

wearing
less than i would like to be at this time of year. i want boots & scarves & layers & this damn summer heat has been over staying it's welcome. i should be wearing this:



baking
 i don't do much of that. last time i 'baked' was those pop-in-the-oven pillsbury cookies (pumpkin spice, mmm!) but generally i try not to keep baked goods in the house or i'll eat 'em all.

working
i just changed jobs & so i'm not working crazy hours like i was. having time to myself again has been absolutely lovely...plus i am loving my new job!

travelling
last time i travelled was to toronto last weekend to do the CN tower edge walk, which was incredible incase you were wondering. i'd like to take a road trip soon with this dude as well...


  
loving - how beautiful this season is!! the sidewalks have been covered in orange leaves on my runs lately & i'm in love.



September 10, 2014

feels like home.


mikey & i have been in our place for 3+ years now. we've been together for 6 1/2 years & for the first 4 years of me living here, we moved once a year until we found this place. because we moved so much in those first 4 years, i guess i've always thought of most spaces & places as temporary. i've never really put a lot of love into a space because in my mind we'll be moving in a year or two. a few weeks ago i realized that we will not be moving for probably another 3-5 years or until we can afford a house & so i've started to want to make this one what i know it could be. we asked our landlord if we could do some painting & make some aesthetic changes to the parts of our place that we don't love & he said yes! we're going to start this soon & so naturally all i can think about is paint colours & spend hours on pinterest looking for inspiration.


most of the pieces & decor in our house are beige or a shade of brown (like in the first photo) & so naturally that makes me feel like we should keep the walls a taupe or beige or stick to white. i do love a crisp white wall. mikey isn't as keen on white on white & so i've been looking into colours & i've been so drawn to greys. i know nothing about interior design, i like what i like but i've pinned a lot of photos lately that have me excited about changing around our little space.


i deep cleaned the kitchen, bathroom & living room the other day. i embarrassingly enough hadn't done that since we moved in. of course i have cleaned but not a scrubbing-the-baseboards kind of cleaning & it felt really good!! next up is the bedroom & my office/closet room...& then the attic (dear god, the attic) the attic is mikey's jam space for his band & so i shouldn't say that i will be deep cleaning it, as much as he will be. i'm sure you can imagine the amount of empty pbr cans & general crap that is up there; when cleaned it's actually a great space, so it will be nice once that's done too. 



i bought a new shower curtain & bath mat for the bathroom. it's crazy how such little changes like that can make a big difference. next we'll be replacing some of the crappy plastic drawers that we have for the bathroom & our bedroom (with items my parents had aside for us!) & that will make it feel a little more grown up as well. i just want to feel good in this space. i've always liked this place...it's just never really felt like a home. i know that we can't afford to buy a house for another several years, so in the meantime i'd like for this one to feel as much like home as possible. 

if i remember, i'll try to take some before & after shots. i know i always like seeing those!

September 7, 2014

all the fall //


you know how i know fall is coming? because i get the itch for change. i want new hair, new clothes, new art on my skin, new things for my house, new music. the nights are getting darker sooner & i feel like staying in, drinking tea, spending time on pinterest & even *gasp* blogging! for some reason that always happens in the fall for me. i guess this makes sense, i'm starting to channel that hibernation that always comes with cooler temperatures, i can feel it already. we had a few really hot day last week but my favourite temperature is showing now in the forecast for all of the days ahead & i couldn't be happier about that.


even though fall is coming, i still got a sunburn today. it felt nice because i truthfully haven't spent a whole lot of time outside this summer - it went so fast, so damn fast. the last time i updated was the end of june, that proves how quickly summer has come & gone. last i wrote i was booking my flight to B.C & since then i have seen beyonce & jay z in concert, my best friend broke her hand & got engaged (different hands) my family planned a trip to florida for next march, i quit my job, i got a new job, i have been working a buttload, i haven't had much time to run & i've become obsessed with 'orange is the new black' (in that order).


anyways, i think i'll be around these parts a little more now, so hello again!