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Spring Colour

I’ve been so crazy about colour lately! I know it’s because of Spring and all but I just can’t help myself. Colour has been making me so happy. In fact, I’ve been going on a colour rampage by painting all of my picture frames bright, vibrant colours. I also made an easy, colourful “painting” for my new home:

This DIY is so simple. I remember reading about it online a few weeks ago but I cannot for the life of me remember where I read it. UPDATE: found it at A Beautiful Mess! Anyway, all I did was hop over to Canadian Tire and picked out some paint swatches that look nice together. Then I took a trip to Salvation Army and found an inexpensive frame. I took out the old, outdated picture and glued these onto the existing foam board already in the frame. If you want to get really fancy you could cut the swatches so they didn’t have the names or numbers of the paint on them but I preferred to keep everything in tact.

In addition to this, I’ve been wearing coral like there’s no tomorrow. Here are my ‘go to’ makeup items at the moment:

Revlon nailpolish: Coral Me Wild & Revlon lipstick: creme 750 Kiss Me Coral

And to finish this post off, here are some places in my new apartment where I found some colour!


Today I went to the Saturday market down by the seaport. I encouraged my lover and my roomates to wake up early so we could head over to the market before the huge rush that happens around ten. I enjoyed going a bit earlier today because there was more room to walk and take pictures! My lover bought a glass of lemon saffron drink and it was delicious! yum. I also ended up getting some more flowers for the apartment and some for my poppy (we’re going for dinner later on today!)

These past few days have been so lovely–makes me happy that I can write them down in a blog. I received a surprise phone call last night around 6:30 pm from my best friend who wanted to treat me to a late night dinner of sushi. How could I pass? He brought me to Sushi Nami on Dresden Row (up by Spring Garden) and the sushi was GOOD. We both got dressed up, sashayed on over to the resturant and had a laughter-filled evening with yam rolls,  an asparagus roll and a california roll (for him).

Okay, I didn’t really want to start off writing a blog with food posts but I guess this is a true testament to my personality because all those that know me know that I love food. I was even a founding member of a ‘chubclub’ which consisted of me and my best friend in highschool. I am not ashamed.

This picture was taken earlier today of a Black Bean Quinoa Salad that I made after coming home from work. It’s the perfect healthy dinner that can be eaten at any time of the day. The recipe makes a lot of salad so you’ll have left-overs! (great for busy student living).

As I mentioned earlier, I love food but I am a terrible cook (my roomates can attest to that after last night’s dinner of curried lentil soup that looked and tasted horrible). Therefore, the recipes I seek out need to be easy, quick and painless. I took this recipe from and I absolutely love it! It combines healthy grains, black beans for fibre, advocado for healthy fats and a bunch of other colourful and happy looking vegetables.

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

1 cup Red (or regular) organic quinoa

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 red pepper, chopped

1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped (optional)

2 green onions, chopped

1 cup canned corn

1 advocado, chopped into bite sized pieces


4-5 tbsp fresh lime juice (2 small limes)

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 cilantro, finely chopped (optional)

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp cumin


Cook quinoa according to package

While quinoa is cooking, chop vegetables and prepare dressing

Toss together and enjoy!

Also, look at this beautiful flower that I got at the market last week! I bought another one too and it’s in a wine bottle as well. They were only a dollar each (which is a small price to pay for the continuous happiness I feel every time I walk into my living room). But yea, I think I may make it a regular habit to buy these cute flowers.