Thursday, December 31, 2009

As Girly as Can Be...

This book was on my Amazon wish list. I had the opportunity to have a look at it in a bookstore. I couldn't resist. Now as I turn the pages I sigh; I am a girl, a girly-girl and well, that's who I am. All the blings and the sparkles, the pinks, the laces and ruffles, the flowers, the whites and creams, the vintage stuff and the romantic feel: LOVE!

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Single Man

A film on beauty, that is exceptionally beautiful.
On fear also, the one that makes us idiots and hinders us to do the most important thing we have to do: live.

Friday, December 18, 2009

13 Movies I Want to See

1. A Single Man (Colin Firth & Julianne Moore in the same movie, oulala)
2. The Young Victoria (an er I adore)
3. Did you Hear About the Morgans? (romantic comedy, Hugh Grant...)
4. Broken Embraces (Penelope, Penelope, Penelope...)
5. An Education (early sixties, love, love, love!)
6. J'ai tué ma mère (GOTTA see this one)
7. The Boys are Back (even if it didn't play anywhere in Quebec)
8. The Invention of Lying (DVD?)
9. Cairo Time (too romantic...)
10. Up in the Air (no, no, not because of George...)
11. Peter and Vandy (seems a little like 500 Days of Summer)
12. Sherlock Holmes (Just finished one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book, so I'm in the mood)
13. Paper Heart (DVD, maybe?)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Silver Tree

I was planning on decorating our Christmas tree with powder pink decorations. Of course I couldn't find any, and I am a little late to make them. So our tree is silver this year. Silver all the way. It is very sparkly, I love it!
That would be me ;-)

Our Christmas tree at night...

Corner View: Books

We read a lot around here. And we like it, a lot. And we like reading different kinds of books. And when we're done with a book, we hope for another one. We sometimes even read two in paralIel. We read in our bed. But we can read anywhere...
What I am reading at the moment (only a couple of pages left).

What I plan on reading next.

What Alizée -18 years old- is reading.

What Miranda -13 years old- is reading.

What Claude is reading.

What Justin will read soon (well he'll be read to, he's not even 2 years old ;-).

The notebook in which I list all the books I read. I've counted and I read approximately 22 books a year, 25 this year (maybe 26 if I have a reading day during the holidays).

Next theme for Corner View, for the week starting January 13th: Holidays.
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Friday, December 11, 2009

When I Was a Kid (another list of 13)...

1. I played outside a lot
2. I enjoyed making shelters using the sofa's cushions
3. I was not allergic to cats
4. I loved getting dressed, doing my hair, putting on my mother's makeup
5. I spent my summers in the pool with my sisters and our neighbours (we also camped in the trailer-tent, it was greeeaaat!)
6. I was part of the church choir
7. I regularly lip synced in the living room, standing on one of the kitchen stools
8. I ate peanut butter by the spoon
9. I often moved furniture around in my bedroom
10. I adored bionic woman
11. I had a lot of fun looking for the toy in the cereal boxes
12. I walked on the snow banks when I came back from school, in the wintertime (they were enormous, of course)
13. I was pretty good at skipping rope

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Corner View: Evening

Sometimes, when the evening is too quiet, I wish I'd lived in my grand-mother's time for the pretty dresses, the classy shoes, the sparkly jewels, ballroom dancing and turquoise, tangerine or pink cars. Found in antique stores and garage sales: handkerchief, hairbrush, lovely cream jar, fantastic jewels, that I wear, sometimes, just because...

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Friday, December 4, 2009

13 Monkeys I Made

1. Ani the strong-minded: If Ani has something in mind... Never tell her 'we'll see' thinking she'll forget.
2. Sam the night owl: Sam sleeps only a little, mostly during the day. He surfs the Internet when everyone is asleep and enjoys watching TV late at night. He loves to munch on chocolate Pop Tarts and pizza pockets. He knows it's bad for him but that's the way it is.
3. Liv, social media addicted: 4478 Facebook friends, 16946 Twitter followers, Liv sleeps with her iPhone and can update her status up to 30 times a day (night also).We can all reach her easily, anytime.
4. Tim the hyperactive: Yes, Tim is restless and it could get on some people's nerves but he is quite irresistible (and funny). BEWARE: Never give him chocolate after suppertime or... Well, you'll see!
5. Pia the wise girl: Pia always finds great ways (for her and her friends) to extricate herself from awkward situations. A must-have friend...
6. Bea the gossip girl: Tendancy to talk. A lot. All the time. Bea is also aware of everything going on in town.
7. Lea the beauty queen: Lea looks at her reflection in the mirror A LOT. She passionately loves makeup and dreams of being seen on the cover of People magazine one day.
8. Leo the ladies' man: A real charmer, Leo is loved by all the ladies. ALL ladies.
9. Kim the dynamo: Kim is never quiet, she has a lot of energy and excels in activities such as sweat pants and rainboots ballet, going down the stairs sitting on a pillow and of course, climbing countertops.
10. Ali the creative: Her head always filled with great ideas, Ali sees things differently and it's a good thing.
11. Lou the patient girl: Take your time, Lou is never in a hurry. She is calm and understands you. When she's older, Lou wants to be a kindergarten teacher.
12. Tom the lively boy: Tom is good at sports, especially going down the slide with rollerskates and acrobatic cycling in the living room.
13. Ken is so nice: Very gentle and sensitive, Ken is always happy. He has a lot of girl friends and enjoys shopping clothes.

You can buy any of these from my shop.
If you have trouble with something (since it is in French only, for now)
contact me.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Corner View: Corners of my Home

I have decided to go literal, so here are the 4 corners of my home:

WEST, my cosy corner, where I watch TV, read, sew, surf the net, eat sometimes, talk a lot. With its cushions and quilts, it is the most comfortable area of my home, sweet home.
SOUTH, the dining room. In a couple of weeks, it'll go under a makeover. See the little bottles? They're filled with sand from beaches we've been to (there are more on the other side of the frame).

NORTH, next to my working table, my personal little mess: memos and inspiration on the wall, papers of all kinds, crafts and sewing supplies. Probably the messiest corner of my home, but it's going to stay like that; it works fine and a little mess is good for my creative soul.

Finally, EAST, our brand new kitchen...

I am getting addicted to Corner View. I am always eager to know what the next theme will be. It's a great creative challenge. Feel like joining? Visit Jane's blog for the list of other participants. Have fun and let me know if you decide to join us!