Friday, February 26, 2010

13 Actresses I Like

1. Emma Thompson
2. Kate Winslet
3. Zooey Deschanel
4. Rachel McAdams
5. Rose Byrne
6. Rosamund Pike
7. Audrey Tautou
8. Toni Collette
9. Jennifer Gardner
10. Naomi Watts
11. Sandra Bullock
12. Reese Witherspoon
13. Renée Zellweger

Color, Please!

Winter is far from being over, that's why I put flowers in cute little vases here and there to give the house a dash of spring colors.

What about you? What to do you to trick winter and patiently await spring to come?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Corner View: Street Photography

Found some old pictures from previous trips...
New York. Paris.
I am so jet-set.

Pedestrians in a hurry, Central Park, NY.

Pedestrians not such in a hurry, close to Jardin des Tuileries, Paris.

Hot-dog with mustard, 5th Avenue, NY.

Early evening traffic at les Champs-Elysées, Paris.

Friday, February 19, 2010

13 Songs I Listen to A Lot Nowadays

1. The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us! / Sufjan Stevens
2. A Lack of Color / Death Cab for Cutie
3. Sweet Darlin' / She & Him
4. Master's Hand / Charlotte Gainsbourg
5. Saviour /LIGHTS
6. Heartbreak Warfare / John Mayer
7. Don't Misunderstand Me / Bahia
8. Love / Jimmy Darling
9. Ain't No Sunshine / Bill Withers
10. Goodnight And Go / Imogen Heap
11. Fire & Rain / Mat Kearney
12. Fireflies / Owl City
13. Set the Fire to the Third Bar / Snow Patrol featuring Martha Wainwright

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Corner View: Wisdom From an Elder

Someone close to me keeps saying: zero stress. That is my motto at the moment. I find it very wise...


Saying that lots of stuff is buzzing in my head, in my life would not reflect reality. The good news is that all that is happening is extremely positive and making me so happy. Sorry, I don't have time to tell you more right now, too much going on!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Corner View: Repurposed

I had a scrapbooking phase that did not last. What to do with the paper I bought then? Since it is quite sturdy, why not turn them into business cards? Yeah, why not? A variety of colors and patterns in my purse. Love...

A New Career: Home Staging!

In a few hours, I'll officially be a home staging specialist! A new motivating career, interesting challenges, I am so happy I decided to do it. The training session I am taking is very complete: how to start your business, home staging techniques, useful relationships to develop, and hands-on situations.

This week's Thursday Love is dedicated to Josée from tréa design, our teacher from the Académie supérieure de Home Staging Le Blanc-Limoges who is the queen of patience (questions, questions, questions and many more questions from all of us), sincerely kind, respectful and unbelievably professional.

Tomorrow is D-day: with my partner Geneviève, we will stage a room in a house that has been on the market for a couple of months and hasn't sold yet. Our budget is almost non-existant, what a challenge. I can't wait...

Next I'll have to expand my network, find real estate agents with whom I can collaborate and start my business!

Thanks to Guylaine, who mentioned today this link on colors on her blog. Very useful for me right now...

Friday, February 5, 2010

13 Items to Buy at Marché Jean-Talon and Adonis Grocery

With a list like this, I'm getting hungry!
1. Greek feta cheese
2. various pastas
3. fresh pitas
4. tzatziki
5. eggplants (fresh and marinated)
6. olive oil
7. black peppercorns
8. sesame bagels (we'll stop by Fairmount Street)
9. various cheeses for a fondue
10. Côte d'or chocolates (the little elephants...)
11. olives (for Claude, olives are definitely not for me!)
12. chocolat churros for me, capuccino for Claude
13. Italian cookies (for the girls)

She & Him

Love, love, love them!

Corner View: Sweets

How about a lot of sugar?

* Pictures taken at La Gourmandine des Galeries Saint-Hyacinthe *