Bella-Bijou Jewellery Giveaway!

A fellow blogger and old friend of mine is having an amazing give-away! And you could WIN! Here’s what you could win: Matching Labradorite Drop Earrings and Labradorite Budding Necklace. The earrings sit approx 1/2 inch from piercing, and the necklace is 3/4 inch diameter, and hangs on a 16 inch sterling ball chain. This prize is a $60+ value! How do you enter you ask ? Here are the rules : To enter this contest you must either blog, twitter, or change you facebook status to  mention “Bella-Bijou Jewellery is having a giveaway!” with a link to THEIR blog […]

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Yarn Bombing

Remember when you were younger, watching your granparents, aunts and others, knitting and crocheting various items. Well it seems the art of crocheting and knitting is back. I’m really loving these designs by KTBdesigns on Etsy. They’re too adorable for words. See below. As for knitting, i’ve spotted some city buses covered up in it and then did a google search and discovered the term for this is called “knit bombing” or “yarn bombing.”  This means that people knit large amounts in various colours and then place it on a random object as public art. It makes quite an impact!

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Recipe Adventure: Two Bean Burrito with Salsa

By Nicole & Andrew This is one of my favorite recipes, mostly because it’s so simple and so delicious and easy to have for lunch the next day too. Ingredients: 1 can Kidney Beans 1 can Black Beans 1-2 fresh tomatoes 1 onion 1 mango 1 cup blueberries 1 jalapeno pepper 1-2 avocados 1 package of whole grain flax seed wraps 1 bunch fresh cilantro your favorite cheese salt, pepper, spices (to taste) Directions: Rinse both cans of beans thoroughly, strain well. In large sauce pan, sauté half the onion (diced finely) and tomato (diced finely) together, then add beans, […]

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Summer Storm

Last night was one of the most surreal nights ever. There was a crazy thunderstorm right along with the most beautiful sunset and then we had fireworks (which I didn’t get to go watch, it was too rainy for me). But! I did manage to find some timelapse footage on youtube from the entire day. I wish there was more lightning footage, it was all around the whole city and lasted for hours.

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Local Summer Secret

I’ve always been a fan of eating local, especially in the Summer season when it’s a little bit easier. A while ago I was given the most delicious gift. I was skeptical about it at first, put it away in the pantry for a few months and then decided i’d give them a chance once Summer arrived. Local Cherries in Sambuca from a company called Where The Garden Grows Photo Credit: Krishkat They just happen to be their #1 selling product and I have to say, probably the best gift you could get someone, the flavours are just amazing especially when […]

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Clutter Bug Be Gone

My plan in the next month or so, is to turn my storage room into a functioning craft/storage space. Right now it’s just filled with random  boxes and it’s totally not an enjoyable space. It’s REALLY tiny, but i’m hoping I can create a fun place to sew, craft and keep all my odds and ends in. I found a few ideas of what I’m hoping to do, visual inspiration is always helpful. Looks like a trip to Ikea is definitely needed sometime soon. These cute white boxes will probably help with the visual clutter, I’m hoping to keep everything […]

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The Reusable Bag: Baggu

So the world is trying to stop the use of the plastic bag by replacing them with reusable bags. The thing is, reusable bags are just as bad, every company is producing them, a lot of them are still made from plastics, it takes a toll on the environment to produce the bags in factories and eventually these bags will end up in landfills. But I guess somehow, saying no to plastic and bringing your own bag is better in the long run. I came across some amazingly designed reusable bags today and I had to share them with you! […]

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The Elevator

I’ve always been afraid of elevators, but last night proved this even more. I was on my way out to a wonderful dinner with lots of people, I step into the elevator, hit the button to go down to the first floor, when it stopped I was ready to get out, but…..the doors did NOT open. The first thing that went through my mind was, ok, lets try force the door open. I try…and try…didn’t work. I could hear other people on the other side of the door. That’s when panic set in, suddenly I realised that I was trapped […]

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Retro Style Japanese Cars

It’s true, Japanese cars are stylish, small, fuel efficient, affordable, eye catching…the list could go on and on. I’ve been seeing these cars on the streets of Vancouver a lot lately, most people look at them and think they are from the 1950’s, but they’re mistaken, they were actually produced in the late 80’s. There’s two cars I’m specifically in love with. The Nissan Figaro The Nissan Pao Both of these cars were created in the late 80’s and come in the most amazing colours. Their price range is anywhere from $4,000 – $14,000 depending on their condition.I must own […]

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