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!

Project 365: January 29 – February 4, 2012

I missed a day this week. 😦 But 6/7 is not too bad!!

January 29 // The day I missed. I was so tired I barely moved that day.

January 30, 2012

January 30 // The first night of week long sleepover with my Sprinkles! I’m dogsitting while my parents are sunning it up in Florida.

January 31, 2012

January 31 // A bit of a cop out this one and it shows. A simple candle.

February 1

February 1 // It was so foggy for most of the week resulting in some gorgeous frost that lasted all day. My favourite part of winter.

February 2, 2012
February 2 // Reading through Clash of Kings. Completely obsessed. This photo is also part of my instagram challenge I’m doing with FatMumSlim. Join us!

February 3, 2012

February 3 // The frost remains! Incredibly stunning.

February 4, 2012

February 4 // Also for the Photo Challenge. “A Stranger”

Find me on Instagram @lesleylu

Please link me to your Project 365s even if they’re not photos. I’d love to see what you’re up to.

Project 365: January 15 – January 21, 2012

Wow! I might actually make it past the first month!!
January 15, 2012

January 15// Finished cable knit pillow. I admit that it’s a bit of a cop out.

January 16, 2012

January 16 // I stand by the fact that The Bachelor is the funniest show on tv. However, I can’t get through the second hour without consuming alcohol. It’s just too much to ask of a person. They’ve just announced that they’re doing a Canadian version. God help us all.

January 17, 2012

January 17 // It was another late night meeting so I picked up a ready made pizza to pop in the oven when I got home. Not bad at all.

January 18, 2012

January 18// Salsa for Splurge!

January 19, 2012

January 19 // Reading through some of my magazines: Maclean’s and AFP Philanthropy

January 20, 2012

January 20// Frost on the windows of my car.

January 21, 2012

January 21 // Sticky Toffee Pudding & vanilla ice cream. Leftover from Splurge.

Please link me to your Project 365s even if they’re not photos. I’d love to see what you’re up to.

Project 365: January 8 – January 14, 2012

Week two and I’m still going strong! Here are the photos from this week:

January 8, 2012

January 8 // Ready to dive right into The Fire & Ice Series!

January 9, 2012

January 9 // First thing I used my drill for! My earring holder.

January 10, 2012

January 10 // My bowl of fruit

January 11, 2012

January 11 // Guacamole & sour cream from book club. Looked a bit dodgy to be honest.

January 12, 2012

January 12 // Photo of the Red River. Usually, the river is frozen over by Christmas so it’s something to see that the water is still visable. Check out the fog on top of it. There’s just something so beautiful about the blue sky of Manitoba.

January 13, 2012

January 13 // Reading The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

January 14, 2012

January 14 // Spying on this little bird hidden in the hedge.

Loving Project 365 so far! Instagram definitely makes life easier. 🙂

Project 365: January 1 – January 7, 2012

This is the third year I’ve started Project 365. I’m really determined to make it this year! So far, so good. Here are the photos from the first week:

January 1, 2012

January 1 // New Year, New Calendar

January 2, 2012

January 2 // Organizing my closet

January 3, 2012

January 3 // Favourite Anne Taintor magnet

January 4, 2012

January 4 // a.m. snack

January 5, 2012

January 5 // Showing off some fun earrings

January 6, 2012

January 6 // Weekend reading

January 7, 2012

January 7 // Continuing the moss stitch on my pillow

Have you tried Project 365? How did you do? If you have any tips, I’d love to hear them!!