Monthly Archives: May 2012

I came across this amazing blog and I had to share. Isn’t it amazing. It is so personal and unique. Makes me wish I studied Japanese longer wahhh. The author (Takashi Betsui) writes many blog posts simply by scanning pages of his moleskin journal!


Here is where I first learn’t about the blog (one of my favorite reads, I highly recommend it if you love Japanese culture/ marketing/ new product innovation).


I love photography. I’ve heard it said that digital photography is sad though because only the best pictures survive. The out-takes and the cast-offs are destroyed. Those to me are some of the best shots. The shots where we look unpolished, quirky, silly, and imperfect.

I wanted to share an outfit post today. Something I wore on the weekend. Instead of showing you only the best shot, I’m going to include some of the ones I would have edited out. Posing has always felt comical to me. I sabotage every shot I’m in. I hoped watching “Americas next top model” would help me find my best angles. I practiced poses in front of the mirror. I took picture after picture but I still haven’t found my posing mojo. You can see I’m trying to find my best angle. Where is it!? 🙂 lol.


I had to pull out the pink to go with my manicure.
A good tutorial on leopard print nails can be found here.


Our neighbor was hit by a car last week! Don’t worry, He is alright minus a leg fracture. This unfortunate event surely deserved cupcakes.

One tough trooper cupcakes

– 1 Package store bought white cake batter
– (Whatever the store bought cake batter calls for in order to make it a cake)
– 2 packages of lime kool aid

– Mix the cake batter per the instructions on the back of the box.
– Once mixed toss in two packages of kool aid lime mix. (I found this to be too much lime and will use only one next time but my bf loved the one he tasted.)
– Bake per regular cupcake recipe (per back of box).


Once baked, ice the cupcakes and add the topping of your choice. I went with tough lime army men 🙂


Ps. I’m haven’t added my icing recipe because there isn’t one. I never measure but the ingredients are butter, icing sugar, vanilla, milk and food coloring if desired.

I love breakfast but I never have time in the morning to sit down. These were definitely a success, one I will be repeating to help add more fibre to my diet. As I’m on a modified diet right now I’ve minimized the processed sugar as much as possible. I have also added some spices to add some dimension to the muffins.

Low Fat Bran Muffins*

– 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 tablespoon baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 2 cups Bran Flakes cereal
– 1 tablespoon cinnamon
– 2 tablespoons cardamom
– 2 tablespoons nutmeg
– 1 teaspoon ginger
– 1 cup nonfat milk
– 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
– 1 eggs, slightly beaten
– 3 tablespoons brown sugar, firmly packed
– 3 tablespoons honey
– 2 tablespoons canola oil

– Preheat oven to 400F.
– Mix dry ingredients together.
– In a separate bowl mix all wet ingredients.
– Combine wet and dry ingredients. Mix well. Let stand for 3 minutes.
– Pour mixture into silicone muffin tray or a greased metal muffin tray.
– Crumble some bran cereal on top.
– Bake for 15-20 minutes (until brown, and a toothpick test confirms they are done).
*Adapted recipe. Original available here.




These were really good. I made mega muffins so my baking time was closer to 35 minutes (I had to cover the muffins with tinfoil for the last 15 minutes). Sadly, I lost much of my crunchy bran topping after baking because it didn’t adhere to the muffin top. Next time I’ll push the topping a little into the muffin before baking.

Hope you like them!
Mmmm fibre that doesn’t taste like twigs.