Friday, January 19, 2018

Currently Loving #40

Just some schstuff I'm currently enjoying:D

1) Tokyo Style
I first heard of this book when I was researching KonMari and stumbled on this New Yorker article. I was really intrigued and being a bit voyeuristic, I thought it would be great to take a peek at what normal and "real" Tokyo apartments look like, so I ordered this book from Amazon Japan. The book is in Japanese (English version is not as easy to find), but the pictures really don't need any explanation.

2) Taste Of Western China
I first discovered this restaurant when my younger sister took us here during Boxing Day. Because of my husband's heritage, it's usually Cantonese Chinese food that we get to eat so the menu in this place is not something we are used, but man, my husband and I really love the dishes!

lamb dumplings...nomnom
3) ColourPop Golden State of Mind palette
This was a part of a Christmas gift from my older sis. Really love how pigmented the shades are but still very blendable. 

4) Boscia Luminizing Black Mask
This was part of a Christmas gift from my younger sis this time. I haven't tried the whole kit except for this, and I love this peel off mask! Not something to be used all the time, but man, it's almost disgusting how much gunk this takes off from my face.

5) Fire and Fury
Whether you are anti or pro-Trump, this book is just a plain ole good read. 

Man...if even just half of the things in this book are true, I have nothing but sympathy for all Americans:(

What have you been enjoying lately?

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Crop Up

I've been meaning to buy these cropped sweaters for a long time coz they look so comfy, but only recently was able to. I was right...they are comfortable! Like wearing pyjama tops outside:D
Topshop sweatshirt, Uniqlo pants, Timberland boots

You guys like cropped tops?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Inspiration: Arne & Carlos

If you're a knitter, you've probably heard of the Scandinavian design duo Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison. They are perhaps most well known because of their Christmas book 55 Christmas Balls To Knit. They, however, do more than knitting. They pretty much do all sorts of crafting, from crochet, sewing and embroidery, to all sorts of other stuff like gardening. Just really cool dudes...they look like really fun to hang out with, you know?

I just recently purchased their Make Your Own Ideabook, and it was truly a pleasure to see their own journals and get a glimpse of where they get their inspiration. (Spoiler: Everywhere!) Plus, they also show step-by-step instructions on how to make your own art journal.

If you're into any sorts of crafting, do check out their YouTube channel. Here are some of my fave videos of theirs:

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New faves

I mentioned this sweater and boots in a recent post, and I must admit I've fallen in love with these items. I've been wearing them non-stop!

(I must admit that as a knitter, I feel guilty buying knitted clothes, but man...buying them is certainly quicker and cheaper!:D)
Muji Aran wool jumper, Uniqlo pants, Hunter boots
In my last few outfit posts, it seems like all I've been wearing are my Uniqlo leggings pants. Well, to be honest, that IS all I've been sporting lately. I have three of these in rotation, and I ended up getting two more just recently, so...yeah....
Thar she blows!

Out and about:
with my hair twinsie:D

at the new Pedestrian Bridge at Eaton Centre 

Any new faves?

Friday, January 5, 2018

What have I been watching #3

These are the TV shows (on Netflix)/film I've really loved the past few weeks...highly recommend all of these, you guys. Needless to say, I think the acting on all of these shows/film and the plot lines are superb.

1) Manhunt: Unabomber
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I've always been a Paul Bettany fan, but man....seeing him as Ted Kaczynski really shows how great of an actor he is. #swoon

2) Mindhunter
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This show got on my radar when Cheryl of Oh To Be A Muse mentioned it. I binge-watched this show and was able to finish knitting a scarf as a Christmas!
Anyhoo, Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany have done such an awesome job playing FBI agents Ford and Tench. A few of the episodes were also directed by David Fincher (who is also one of the executive producers along with Charlize Theron)....nuff said.

3) Broadchurch
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This is also another show I the two seasons in two days, you guys! Thank God for lack of sleep...hahaha....
Anyhoo, this is another show where the two main leads have great chemistry together.  I am also now a David Tennant fan because of this show.

4) Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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I'm a Star Wars fan, so no big surprise here...but let me tell you....I took my youngest daughter to see this. I honestly thought she'd fall asleep watching it, but she loved it as well! It's always a bittersweet moment when Carrie Fisher was shown on screen, but I'm glad she was able to finish filming this movie.

Let me know if you've seen of any of these shows and love them as much as I do:D

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The cold ones

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year:)

We've been having an extremely cold weather where we are, so I thought I'd just share what I've been wearing when it's -30 outside, and also some new additions to the wardrobe:D

Gap top with an old vest I knitted (using the Tokul pattern by Andrea Rangel), Uniqlo pants, Ugg Australia boots
Uniqlo jacket and pants, Spirited Away sweater, Hunter boots, hat I knitted (using Rafa's Hat Pattern)

These Hunter Balmoral boots are the only thing I purchased during Boxing Day. My younger sister has a discount code so I was able to get them at a really good price...yay!
Hunter Balmoral boots
Another addition is this new Muji wool jumper.
Muji Aran Knit sweater (thanks, hubby:D)
I also finished knitting this scarf for the kids. I've had the Roots/Mary Maxim kit for awhile now but just had the time to finally finish it just in time for this extreme cold weather alert.
 In progress:

How was your New Year? And are you also experiencing this crazy winter weather?

Thursday, December 28, 2017

As of late- Christmas 2017

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/holiday:) It's always a busy time for our family, so I thought I'd just share some of the stuff we did. (All shots were taken with my phone coz I was too lazy to take out my camera...sigh....)

Christmas Eve (after church)

Christmas Day
Who is that behind the ornament? Hahahaha

Boxing Day
(doing our annual tradition of going to Vaughan Mills)

The little one was pooped out halfway through. We were there by 7am and the mall was already busy!

More eating....

Let me know what you guys have been up to lately.

Anyhoo, this will be my last post for the year, so I just want to wish all of you a Happy New Year!
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