Monday, November 19, 2012


{Love this Writer's Manifesto by K.M. Weiland}
{p.s. Click on the link for a larger view}

When I saw this Manifesto for writers over at author K.M. Weiland's blog I just had to share - I hope it gives you a bit of inspiration for the week :)

Check out her blog and website.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New Toy + Cozy Afternoon

I just bought a cell phone!

I know, get with the times already, right?!

To be more specific, I decided to jump on the Apple bandwagon and purchased an iPhone. I'm not gonna lie - a main factor in my decision was my love for Instagram :p

My life is about to get a whole lot more productive, right? 

In the meantime, this afternoon I'm enjoying a yummy Starbucks peppermint Mocha (who else loves the holidays??), wrapping myself in a cozy throw and getting in a bit of reading ...

{Wired for Story by Lisa Cron} 
- Image by Cate Emond

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Quarter of a Century

Normally I'm not too keen to go around advertising my age. I guess it's a mixture of either feeling too old - when I'm around my younger classmates at school - or feeling not old enough - out in the working world and still feeling like a kid trying to keep up with the adults! But this year is different. Last month I celebrated the first milestone birthday since turning 18 and finally being old enough to drink vote.

Last month I turned 25!! (It sounds so much more epic when I say "quarter of a century" though, lol, don't you think?).

It's funny, when I was younger I used to say 25 was the perfect age - you're still young enough to enjoy the benefits of youth, but old enough to start being taken seriously. I can't say whether or not this is true just yet, but I'll let you know in a year if I was right ;p

In the meantime, here is a peek from my Sunday afternoon ...

{La Tartine Gourmande - NEW cookbook recently purchased}

{Some ingredients for our dinner - recipe via my new cookbook}

{The result: Tartine - an open-faced sandwich with homemade pesto & mushrooms - and tomatoes stuffed with pork and mashed potatoes}
**This meal was delicious, but next time I would follow the author's suggestion of pairing tartine with a nice home-made soup :) Miam, Miam!!    


- Photos by Cate Emond