(Version en français plus bas!) What a year! 2016 has been one of the toughest year I went through so far. A lot of changes, a lot of questioning, a lot of doubt. A lot of crap too: getting my identity stolen, car repairs, health issues. Mainly, a lot of great stuff too, if IContinue reading “2017”
Category Archives: Christmas Series 2016
Christmas menu: Banh Pate So \\\ Menu de Noël: Banh Pate So
(Version française plus bas!) When I was a kid, my mom used to make Banh Pate So, the Vietnamese puff pastries, in huge batches. The smell of warm butter dough would fill our apartment, and I just couldn’t wait for them to be cooked. This Christmas, I really wanted to recreate my mom’s recipe, changingContinue reading “Christmas menu: Banh Pate So \\\ Menu de Noël: Banh Pate So”
DIY Gift #4: Lip Balms and Salves \\\ Cadeau-Maison #4: Baumes à lèvres et Onguents
(Version française plus bas!) I love lip balms! I have a different on in all my coats and bags and a few are lounging on my desk and nightstand. I recently discovered salves, and I’m afraid they are on the same road as my lip balms: they will soon take over my living space! AContinue reading “DIY Gift #4: Lip Balms and Salves \\\ Cadeau-Maison #4: Baumes à lèvres et Onguents”
Christmas menu: Curried Cauliflower Soup \\\ Menu de Noël: Soupe au chou-fleur et au curry
(Version française plus bas) I love curry! So, of course, when it came to deciding on my Christmas menu, I wanted to include some of its spicy deliciousness. I also wanted this soup to be simple and quick to prepare, and ideally to be something I could prepare well ahead. Well, this is it. ItContinue reading “Christmas menu: Curried Cauliflower Soup \\\ Menu de Noël: Soupe au chou-fleur et au curry”
Christmas 2016- Surviving the Holidays! \\\ Survivre aux fêtes!
(Version française plus bas!) With less then a week to Christmas, it’s easy to get high anxiety and to feel overwhelmed between gifts, cards, food and planning. All this extra work is also happening at the wrong time: I’m usually super tired from the cold setting in and a general lack of sleep. So, thisContinue reading “Christmas 2016- Surviving the Holidays! \\\ Survivre aux fêtes!”
DIY Gift #3 Bath Bombs! \\\ Cadeau-Maison #3: Bombe pour le bain!
(Version française plus bas!) To continue with the wellness gifts, I made some bath bombs for my family! My boyfriend really loves Lush bath bombs, and so I thought I would try and make him some. Well, they were fairly easy to make and a lot cheaper than buying them! I have to admit,Continue reading “DIY Gift #3 Bath Bombs! \\\ Cadeau-Maison #3: Bombe pour le bain!”
DIY Gifts #2: Mala Bracelet \\\ Cadeau-Maison #2: Bracelet Mala
(Version en français plus bas!) Mala beads are really pretty and such helpful tools when working with mantras in your yoga practice or meditation routine. The only thing is that they are really expensive! However, the other day, at the art supplies store, I stumbled upon really beautiful marble beads. I fell in love withContinue reading “DIY Gifts #2: Mala Bracelet \\\ Cadeau-Maison #2: Bracelet Mala”
DIY Gifts #1: Bath Salts \\\ Cadeau-maison #1: Sels de bain
(version française plus bas!) If you want to go DIY this year, I have some great “recipes” for some wonderfully relaxing and pampering products that will please anyone on your list. Today, the easiest recipe of all: bath salts. Bath salts are a great way to make any bath more relaxing and luxurious. They areContinue reading “DIY Gifts #1: Bath Salts \\\ Cadeau-maison #1: Sels de bain”
Gingerbread! \\ Pain d’épices!
(Version française plus bas!) That’s it! I’m done with all my crazy papers! The masters’ is all great and all, but let’s get back to the things that are really important: FOOD AND CHRISTMAS! I’ve been dying to start planning my Christmas dinner as well as decorating my house, but, you know, work got inContinue reading “Gingerbread! \\ Pain d’épices!”