Instagraming March!


Apparently, March turned into April ten days ago. You’d never know it by how cold it’s been lately. It’s still below zero most days. Sigh.

Anyway, here’s what I was up to in March:

Kitchen is completely painted red! // Carrot cake pancakes were so good! recipe via smitten kitchen  // More snow! It never ends. 😦 // First Seasonsbox – post here // My tweet was mentioned in Style at Home magazine! // Could not stop drinking this tea even though I’ve had it for months // Marvelled the retro checkout at the nearby Safeway  // Became a bit obsessed with my mom’s issue of Redbook. I actually wanted to pick up my own copy. Great rebrand! // Sprinkles is sleeping and is adorable x // Green ombre-ish NOTD – post here// Discovered my favourite PBS Euro travel show host Rick Steves has a podcast // Shamrock plant! // What can I say? I love the snow? // Bunny! // Loved this memoir by Grace Coddington. Two thumbs up! // More Sprinkles x 2 //

What have you been up to this March? Follow me on instagram @Lesleylu and I’ll be sure to follow back! x


Instagraming February!

Hello hello!

I’m so happy that March is finally here. Although we’re expected some snow today, it still feels like the end of winter is near. This weekend, I’m trying to get my receipts in order to do my taxes (ugh) and I’m going to watch some curling tonight.

Anyway, here’s what I was up to in February:
Started painting my kitchen Gumball Red! // Winterfell scarf complete! post here // Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cookies for brother’s birthday // Dogs sitting in the front seat makes me happy // Double chocolate cheesecake for my dad’s birthday – recipe here // Lovely sunset // Picked up entertainment unit from IKEA. Took 2 hours to put together!  // Watched the 1914 film, Cinderella and became a bit obsessed with intertitles – post here.  // Painting other side of the kitchen // Spaghetti squash bake kinda based on this recipe // These snow banks are ridiculous // Rereading Bridget Jones’s Diary // Glossybox cupcake cups – post here // Another lovely sunset

What have you been up to this February? I love following new instagrammers. Follow me on instagram @Lesleylu and I’ll be sure to follow back! x

Instagraming January!

Hello hello!

I’ve started to paint my kitchen red. I’m loving how it’s looking so far. Such a relief considering how dark the colour is. It’s a bit scary to paint the first stripe. I can’t wait to show you!

Anyway, here’s what I was up to in January:


Coffee on New Year’s Day! // Mittens in progress. Now frogged because I don’t like how they turned out. The yarn is so pretty though. // Enjoying the gorgeous big blue Manitoba sky // Working on Missoni blanket again. It’s been over a year already! // First day back to class // Winter is coming scarf // Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Obsessed with this book. // Isn’t it cute that I thought -34C was cold when -44C was just around the corner? // I love my Travel & Leisure subscription but sometimes they’re rubbing it in. // Sprinkles! // Making scones // Treated parents to Creme Brulee French Toast. Recipe here. // Tea Cozy! Post here // Born to be Brad – Love this book! // Chevron NOTD // Sundogs!

What have you been up to this January? I love following new instagrammers. Follow me on instagram @Lesleylu and I’ll be sure to follow back! x

Instagraming December!

Hello hello!

I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend. I’ve been asked to help out on my friend’s curling team tonight. Very nervous since I’ve never curled before. Do I need my own broom? What do I wear? lol I’m not really sure how I can grow up in Manitoba and never thrown a rock before but there you have it.

Anyway, here’s what I was up to in December:

Loving the beautiful pastel sunsets we get in the winter  // Decorated my front window based on a pin I can no longer find. 😦  // Latest Glossybox // First chocolate of the advent calendar. Still not sure what it’s meant to be // New (to me) dining table & chairs – post here // Working on baby blanket // Baby blanket complete  – pattern here // Working on term paper // Hot chocolate! // Very  cute owl in my parents’ front yard // University // Another pretty day full of hoar frost // More blue skies // Christmas morning cinnamon buns – recipe here // Red velvet trifle inspired by this pin (used box red velvet mix instead of madelines & whipped cream instead of cream cheese & marscapone) // My kobo smiling

What have you been up to this December? I love following new instagrams. Follow me on instagram @Lesleylu and I’ll be sure to follow back! x

Instagraming November!

Hello hello!

I have so many posts stored up thanks to losing my camera usb cord. I thought I would have found it but no such luck. I’m going to try and find a reasonable substitute. It’s very frustrating!!

Anyway, here’s what I was up to this month:


Starbucks red cups arrive! // Reading Hans Christian Andersen for my fairy tale class // Robbie’s new album (OBSESSED!) // Drinking a gorgeous London Fog // Watching the snow come down for the first time this year // The first of many cold days // Funny note left by neighbour (not for me I swear!) // Sprinkles!! // Reading Russian Fairy Tales for aforementioned class // Lovely sunset // Decorating my living room window // November’s Glossybox!

What have you been up to this November!? Follow me on instagram @Lesleylu!

Coveting : Future Condo Edition

Since things have ever so slightly slowed down for me, it’s now time to focus on condo hunting! Ideally, I’d like to have a move in date in early to mid August since my current lease is up August 30. Let’s hope that works out! I’m absolutely loving the idea of having a place all to myself with walls that I can paint any colour of the rainbow! It’s been at least 10 years since I’ve had walls other than white or beige.

In the meantime, here are a few of the things I’ve been pinning in the hopes of adding to my future home:

For the bathroom: Is this not the most gorgeous shower curtain you’ve ever seen? I will learn to sew just to make this mine!


For the kitchen: I LOVE vintage canisters. I’m going to have to stop in on Oh So Lovely and see what they have when I’m ready to move!

Source: via Lesley on Pinterest

For cozy nights on the couch: Love this cable knit blanket. My Ravelry queue is a mile long at this point.

Source: via Lesley on Pinterest

Just for fun: These lovely little coasters have made appearances on many other blogs but I couldn’t resist adding them here as well.


Such a pretty idea for old bottles!

Source: via Lesley on Pinterest


For the (fictional) porch: Although this could go in any room. So lovely.

Source: via Lesley on Pinterest


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Project 365: February 26 – March 3, 2012

It was a really bad week for me blog wise. Just so busy. I have to start planning better. It was a productive week but with a bit of travel and weeknight meetings, I’m feeling really sleep deprived!!

February 26, 2012
February 26 // Night

February 27, 2012February 27 // Cream Puff from Safeway

February 28, 2012February 28 // Set from The Fighting Years

February 29, 2012

February 29 // My leap year boxes

March 1, 2012March 1 // My work map

March 2, 2012

March 2 // School bus stands out after a snowfall!

March 3, 2012

March 3 // Watching The Triplets of Belleville. Loved it!

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Project 365: February 19 – February 25, 2012

Still going strong! Very exciting since I haven’t been able to keep it up in the past!

February 19, 2012
February 19 // I often meet the train while in the Tim Hortons drive through.

Silent Sunday, February 20, 2012February 20 // Already posted but still so pretty.

February 21, 2012February 21 // Blanket in progress

Feb 22, 2012

February 22 // My living room full of boxes. There are actually more now. 😦

February 23, 2012February 23 // My shoes

February 24, 2012

February 24 // Out the front door after a soft sprinkling of snow

February 25, 2012

February 25 // More yarn for the aforementioned blanket

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