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

January’s Music Mix!

Hi all!

I hope you’ve all had a great week. My highlight was definitely seeing Les Mis in the theatre even though it left me feeling mopey for the rest of the night. No word of a lie, I was one step away from this:

Anyway, I’ve decided to retire Music Mondays mostly because the songs I loved at the moment didn’t always have videos and it just was becoming a bit of a chore. Instead, I’m going to arrange some of my favourites by monthly. I don’t about you but in January I’m always feeling very mellow and melancholy. I think it might have something with the cold. Seriously, it’s been -30C with the wind all week.
Hope you enjoy it!

What song are you loving at the moment?

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 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. 🙂