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


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.

Pretty Things: New Coach purse!

My parents have been in Florida for the past week. While they were away, I took care of their home and my beloved Sprinkles. In return, I asked them to pick me up a purse at the coach outlet in Jacksonville if they found something they’d think I’d like. I gave them a lot of rules about what I would and would not like so I wasn’t sure they’d come back with anything. I’m a bit picky.

I think they did really well. I love that it’s pink, leather (versus fabric) and a classic style. I really like smaller bags and tend to buy them even though they’re not the most practical for day to day. That’s what makes them special! Originally, I was meant to pay them back for it but they decided to gift it to me considering that one of their fluorescent light bulbs went out, I had a run in with the security alarm, I washed their oven, smoke detector batteries needed replacing and I had to sleep on the couch last night instead of staying at my place. That was because my Dad lost his keys and I didn’t feel comfortable leaving the house unlocked. Oh and I was woken up at 2:30 am. Well deserved I’d say. Well deserved.




Don’t you just love the pink lining?


I’m really way too cheap to purchase this at regular price (listed at $198) but it’s nice to have something like this as a treat. Also, can I just say that you don’t know how bad your camera is until you want to do something (like focus on something specific) and you can’t. Frustrating! I hope I get enough air miles soon for an SLR!

Music Monday: Roam – B-52’s

Happy Monday!

I have to say I had a really hectic Saturday followed by a very lazy Sunday. The fashion show was fantastic! I’ll make a seperate post to discuss. Such a great event and definitely worth attending next year! I spent all of Saturday trying to find something to wear and all day Sunday recovering from it. 😉 

I heard this song on Friday and it put me in such a good mood that I had to share with you for Monday. We could always use a boost on Monday! I’m really looking forward to this week. My parents have travelled to Florida for the week so I’m staying at their home with my beloved Shih Tzu cross, Sprinkles. Not to mention they also have HBO on demand. I’ve been without HBO for a year and I miss it! I’ll be spending all week catching up!

Here’s to another fabulous week!