On a budget: Bird Costume

Ever wanted to be a bird and fly away, on a budget?  I did it for Halloween (I know, this is super belated haha).  I wanted to see if I could create one.  I was inspired by Handmade Charlotte’s post on bird wings: http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/diy-bird-wings-children/. Here’s how: 1. Buy or collect materials: Fabric for the dress and … Continue reading

On a budget: Jewelry Board

Ever had jewelry pile up and not been able to find anything?  Me too!  Money’s not on my side right now, so I decided to make a jewelry organizer instead of buying one.  Inspired my friend Amy’s push pin board- turned- jewelry board, I decided to make a jewelry board of my own. Here’s how: … Continue reading

Matador : How to quit your job and travel the world

How to quit your job and travel the world by JOSH HELLER on MARCH 2, 2012 · 47 COMMENTS Amazing.   This is my dream!  Though…I guess that would first require I have an actual job hahah.  This definitely reminds me of my brother, who just took a four month hiatus from work to bike across the U.S.  Crazy, I … Continue reading

Al Jazeera’s “Gangster’s Granny”: Sometimes it’s nice to find uplifting stories in the news….

Especially when they’re usually emphasizing the sadness and craziness.   This video about a woman who created neutral space for Ecuadorian gangs to reform made my morning.  Hope it makes yours too! Gangster’s Granny: Filmmakers: John Dickie and Ioan Grillo

NYT: Avoiding Baggage Fees

Baggage fees seriously a pain.  I think some of these ideas are pretty clever and would be pretty funny if security opened up their items.  I just go with the “wear as many jackets as possible, and string shoes and bulky items to the outside of the carry-on” strategy haha. NYT:  Avoiding Baggage Fees By … Continue reading

Sooooo true…the life of a grad student

Finding credits go to Gord, and lol these links sure do capture the reality of grad life: 1. THE TOP 10 WORST THINGS ABOUT WORKING IN A LAB By Adam Ruben Jan 27, 2012 2. S*** GRAD STUDENTS SAY

Fleet Foxes : “Helplessness Blues”

I re-found Fleet Foxes recently, and am realizing how perfectly this song summarizes where I am right now.  Which is WHERE!?  lol

A night of cold, creatures, and art

Nuit blanche, a few weeks ago, was uncharacteristically cold (which is why I think all of us ended up with…well, colds, the following week), and the art was as usual, very…interesting.  We really liked the exhibit with fire representing the heart, probably because there was warm fire spewing out of these 15 ft tall towers…but … Continue reading

Protected: Thanksgiving, oh canada

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Baking and the like

Lemon Raspberry Muffins, gooey (which is strange for a muffin) and dense Occasion: Gang’s going away breakfast picnic  (which was rained in) Thoughts:   Good fresh out of the oven, but when you store it, obviously the juice from the raspberries makes the surrounding dough soft and gooey.  Which is a weird texture in the middle … Continue reading