May Days

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The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.
― Edwin Way Teale

Happy Sunday, dear readers, I hope you are all enjoying a delightful afternoon. The weather in Vancouver is absolutely gorgeous — bright, warm and chirpy. I feel grateful to be basked in the song of birds and a world full of radiant color. However, I must share an obstacle I’ve been struggling to overcome. Continue reading “May Days”

Apple & Banana Oatmeal Muffins

img_12652 2Hello everyone, I am sharing a new recipe today  apple and banana oatmeal muffins. They are absolutely delectable, crunchy on the outside and moist within. Particularity healthy and low in fat, you can prepare them for breakfast, snack or dessert. I walked four blocks and chased a bus to pick up the ingredients, but the muffins were definitely worth it. My sister is consistently pestering me to make more, so let’s start mixing to see what all the fuss is about! Continue reading “Apple & Banana Oatmeal Muffins”

Chocolate Banana Pops

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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
― Charles M. Schulz

Greetings fellow sweet tooths, I come bearing wonderful tidings. Here is a simple, delicious treat for a sunny day ― frozen bananas dipped in chocolate. It is absolutely delightful. Enrobed in dark chocolate, this creamy, bittersweet recipe will no doubt satisfy your sugar cravings. You can also add a personal touch with toppings ― from sprinkles to crushed nuts to granola to shredded coconuts to candies. Now, let’s get to it, shall we? Continue reading “Chocolate Banana Pops”

Granville Island

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You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.
Pablo Neruda

Spring is officially here, my dear readers! How are y’all holding up? Ironically, this new season greeted me with endless downpour and a sky full of clouds — not at all what I had expected. The horrendous weather foreshadowed the doom of my spring break, that it would result in a soggy, uneventful mess. Luckily, my disappointment was short lived. In the spur of a moment, my family decided to pay Granville Island a visit — the public market to be exact. Continue reading “Granville Island”

Silver Birch

IMG_0317Hello lovelies, it’s Saturday, my favorite posting date. I’ve always perceived the weekend as a perfect opportunity for crafting, so let’s saddle our inner artists and embark on this creative endeavor! Today’s project is a canvas & tape art, one of my personal favorites. It is beautiful, rewarding and easy to make. This delightful painting can be wrapped up within an hour while providing solid results. Even the fact that I made it indicates simplicity. Therefore, are you ready? Continue reading “Silver Birch”

Spring Salad

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Spring is the time of plans and projects.
Leo Tolstoy 

Dear reader, how is life treating you? Good, I hope. This week, I was chanced the opportunity to to relax and embrace my surroundings. Through taking some time away from everyday kayos, I finally experienced consciences to the changes around me. It was delightfully surprising — eye-opening in a sense. Now, it is your turn. I challenge you to step away from your hectic schedule  even for mere minutes. Take some time out, savor the peace, and you too will be surprised. Continue reading “Spring Salad”

Stir Fry Squid & Celery

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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Dear reader, I hope your doin’ swell t’day. If you have noticed a certain oddness to my writing, then you sir — or ma’am— are fit to be a detective. Fear not, my sanity is still intact. I’ve just been reading a little too much historical fiction lately. I also apologize in advance for my horrid photos. This dish was made under the stove during the evening, so the lighting is absolutely appalling. Continue reading “Stir Fry Squid & Celery”

Instant Rose Stamps

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You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
― Maya Angelou

Well, dear reader, have you fastened on your creative gear? If not, get ready. We are about to embark on an exciting adventure making floral prints with vegetable stems. Here is a quick, easy method to create fine prints on nearly any surface of choice. Are you prepared to get your hands dirty? Continue reading “Instant Rose Stamps”

Crave

A fragment of my heart doesn’t want to feel anymore. It is weary of the sleepless nights, saturated with hysterical tears and inundating thoughts that render me restless. I am tired of holding on — grasping to preserve the remaining sliver of will and sanity. Yet, another side of me has never felt so much or so alive. That fraction of my soul craves the torture — yearns to experience every emotion to its fullest extreme — even if I die trying.