Sunday, May 12, 2013

Quick Art: Fabric Covered Canvas

To update my apartment, I picked out some bright and funky fabric to cover some canvases that I picked up on sale at Michaels. It took less than an hour to staple the fabric onto the canvas and if I ever want a change, I can replace the fabric at any time. Super quick, super customizable art! I'm super pleased with the result! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Quick Review: Judging a Book by its Lover by Lauren Leto

Lauren Leto gets it right in this quick and witty best friend of a book. If you like reading, like talking about books, like bringing both renowned and obscure authors into everyday conversation, this book is for you.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Quick Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a refreshing take on YA "sick lit" and a story that you likely won't be able to put down. Sarcastic and witty Greg and his best friend with major street cred, Earl, get to know Rachel after she becomes ill. The three establish an unusual friendship of sorts, navigating high school, love, teenage humour, and family drama along the way. Jesse Andrews perfects the teen voice and simply gets it right. If you like John Green, you'll like this. Definitely looking forward to what he writes in the future.  

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Image: Jesse Andrews

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Quick Review: Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2013

Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2013 is a charming and inspirational book with loads of new and unique travel ideas. If you are looking for ideas for future travels or just want to dream about flying elsewhere, there are chapters on the top 10 regions to visit in 2013 (including The Yukon in Canada!), top 10 cities of the year, lists for the best places to do something new, best places to get fit, and more. Definitely recommended. 

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Photo: Lonely Planet

Thursday, February 14, 2013

a toque for a friend

Remember the lovely embroidered postcards Brianna made for me for our DIY gift exchange? Wondering what I sent her?

Now that it has made its way to her, I can showcase the toque I knit up to gift. It is the Renfrew hat, designed by Canadian knitwear designer, Jane Richmond. I used Malabrigo Rios, which is a super soft and washable merino wool. Hope it keeps you warm and stylish, B!