Thursday, December 29, 2011

Possible Outfits for NYE

2012 already?? Bring it on!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Florida from my iPhone

A few more shots taken from my iPhone in Florida.

Pavlova...on the roof

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Merry early Christmas from my high-larious dogs

From top to bottom: Bella, Topline, and Roxy

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday snapshots

We arrived down south and it is not too shabby! I am ready to ride bikes, play with my dogs, hang out with my family, watch a lot of tv, and relax. A great start to the week so far!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Michelle Branch...yesssss

Click to listen to Michelle Branch's newest song. I am pretty much a Michelle Branch-lifer!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thursday mornings

Sheepskin boots (to cushion the pain of my locked-up sacrum - don't worry, Uggs-haters; I changed into these boots for the rest of my day), the Detroit skyline, and a sharp new winter jacket (for him). With our coffees in hand, it was a nice way to begin a long day.

And holy moly, can I please move to New York and get this job
I match every single one of the required qualifications (and then some!).
But then there is that whole living in Windsor/Toronto thing, and that whole having-to-write-a-thesis-to-graduate-from-my-Masters thing. Next time I will have the foresight to live in New York and shun post-graduate studies. 

Also, anyone who has an iPhone or Android phone should download Magic Hour
It was the best thing biggest mistake of my day so far - how am I supposed to read and synthesize 20 academic articles when I basically have Photoshop on my phone?
Unlike the static filters in Instagram (which I adore), you can download and create your own filters, in addition to the ones that come preloaded with the app.


Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Last Friday, my friends and I walked into a bar that was full of Christmas lights everywhere.

Was I excited that the bar makes the best Tom Collins in a 300 km radius? No.

Was I excited that I had just had the best pizza in a 500 km radius? 
Kind of, but I guess I'll get to the point.

Was I excited that the bar was strung out with Christmas lights on every possible surface? 
Ohmigosh. Yes.

You had better believe that I dialed 1/60 and f1.8 into the manual settings on my camera and played around. And yes, you had better believe that I may or may not be buying Christmas lights just to experiment a little bit more with bokeh. 

(Candles only go so far.)

Ryland! (No flash.)

Lights! (No flash...and, um, a leeeeetle bit of Photoshopping to give it the blue effect.)

Dom! (And yes - you can still achieve the bokeh in the background with the flash in the foreground - score!)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Life from my phone

a) I always lusted after one of these tiny cars as a child. Suddenly, one appeared where I park my full-sized vehicle. Sadly, my butt will not fit.
b) First glimpses of snow-covered roofs...are we ready??
c) Pizza. With goat cheese. And sun dried tomatoes. And spinach. Oh, and a bit a lot of parmesan on top for good measure. Oh my word.
d) Hair inspired by Wendy!
e) My sleep mask. On him. I don't know how he can sleep in our sun-lit room.
f) We're sooooo studious!
g) Bananas and a side of chocolate chip pancakes. Or visa versa.
h) Funny iMessage conversations with my sister.
i) Chevy Volt. License plate: PLUGITIN. Ah-mazing.
j) Once you go French (press), you never go back!