May 13, 2016

Life Lately

Enjoying French chocolate croissants and lots of coffee! Early morning is actually the best time to drink coffee. (In my opinion.)

After a very busy week I am excited for the weekend! But first, I thought I'd share some photos of life lately.

Hope you have a great one! xx


Sometimes you just need that little boost of motivation.
Beach in black and white.
Books I have read recently, that I highly recommend for you.
I just love a splash of pink in the kitchen.
Bright blue spring sky. Isn't it lovely?

April 29, 2016

Have a Great Weekend

Happy Friday! I do love springtime. If you're anything like me this time of year makes you want to reach for your camera and capture some great photos. I'm heading to the beach again. I was feeling very stressed and overwhelmed this week, so I'm looking forward to taking a breather.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

(Photo via Optical Illusions and Pictures.)

April 15, 2016

Photo Adventure Is Calling!


There's no better way to spend the weekend than turning off, heading out and capturing all the beauty around you. 

I do love spring. I love this season of longer days, new beginnings and blooming flowers. If you're anything like me this time of year makes you want to reach for your camera and capture some nature photos so I've rounded up a few of my favorite photos I shot during this month.
Let these nature photos inspire you to get out there and capture something truly amazing. What are you waiting for?

Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xx



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April 01, 2016

What Is Happiness?





Who wouldn't want to feel happier? But what is happiness, anyway? This video actually made me smile. Then it made me happy!
Over the last few years, I've come to realize that happiness can be attained at any moment that you desire.
So I thought I'd share with you all 5 ways to happier living. These are some tips that I've found helpful, but everyone is different. I know that we all have different ideas about what happiness is and how to get it, but I hope these ideas will inspire you to start creating more joy in your life.

1. Fake it till you feel it.

2. Help others.

3. Practice smiling.

4. Train your brain to be happier by practicing gratitude.

5. Train your brain to be happier by acknowledging the importance of the small moments and little things.

Hope you have a blissful weekend! xx

(Video by Dr. Sood.)

March 25, 2016

Coconut Cupcakes


Coconut Cupcakes with Toasted Coconut Frosting.
Hi there! I am going to keep this short and sweet today. Easter is a time of rebirth and new beginnings; it's a holiday that's full of light and hope.
Have a great weekend filled with lots of joy and of course chocolate!
cute easter coconut cupcakes

Colourful and delicious, these coconut cupcakes are perfect for an Easter celebration.

Happy Easter (to those who celebrate it)! xx

March 08, 2016

Five Things Tuesday

Painters suspended on cables of the Brooklyn Bridge, on October 7, 1914.

Discovering visually appealing content from around the web.

It's been a while since I posted a Five Things Tuesday post. I decided I wanted to start doing it again so here goes...
For those of you who are new readers "Five Things Tuesday" was started a couple of years ago as a way to sit down and reflect on what the past days have been like for me.


Today is International Women's Day so I thought I'd share this brilliant video with you "100 years of incredible women." I hope you enjoy this video as much as I did.
International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.
International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movement at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.
Keeping myself motivated and inspired.
flora and ladybug
Photographing spring flowers. There is beauty all around us; we just have to learn to see it.
potato chips

Current food craving.

Guess what I eat when I'm stressed or feeling down? that's right, junk food! Actually, I try really hard not to eat junk food, but sometimes when I crave something salty, I'll have a good bag of potato chips. 

(Historic photo by Eugene de Salignac via The Atlantic. Video via YouTube Spaces.)

March 04, 2016

Welcome Spring!

beautiful spring flowers
Well, although it does not really feel like spring yet, it is almost here! On Saturday, March 19, we...