Trending: Herbs & Greenery

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In the midst of Canadian winter… long, wet, snowy, and grey… I’ve been looking for freshness and spring things to try and urge the sun to come sooner than normal. Enjoy this collection of ways to bring spring greenery into your home a little early this year.

Today I madeย this kuku sabziย frittata for brunch. It has an insane amount herbs stirred into eggs and was so herby and filling. I invited my favorite friend Jules and her husband. The live super close, but we don’t see each other enough, so we were trying to make something new and special.

Lovely down-to-earth herb based arrangements you can do yourself.

Love Potion cocktail with Thyme

A few weeks ago I used up some leftover sage and cinnamon and rosemary for homemade smudge sticks. These beautiful ones above were a bit above my level.

Trending sums up some of ย the recurring themesย I can’t get out of my mind.

Scared Stupid

Are you having a tough day? (Me too)

(Let’s do this list together and maybe it won’t be the worst)

1. Hear the encouraging things people are saying to you.
2. Try to think nice things.
3. Watch YouTube videos of cows that like jazz and good covers of Robyn.
3. Feel slightly better (which is better than not).
4. Freak out anyway because that just must happen.
5. Try, try again

Good luck! (Wish me luck too)

Image by Ben Barry, video by Notebook Babies.

Fill in the Blank Friday

Totally digging this multi-layered and multi-coloured heart collage by Esther Ramirez. It’s whimsical and arty without being all ‘barfy romantic*’.

1. Waking up at the break of dawn to go shopping is my idea of: a good strategy… on any other day of the year other than Black Friday. I like having the shop to myself, no lineups, and all the sizes available.

2. If I were to go shopping today I would be on the hunt for: … dinner.

3. The best thing I ate yesterday was: “Fridge Cleaner” pasta which contained the remnants of my shopping: celery, carrots, bacon, garlic, and spaghetti tossed with beef stock and lots of oregano (because the lid accidentally fell off).

4. Something I’ve been learning lately is: that I love having a regular 9-5 job and daily office interaction with awesome humans.

5. I cannot start my day without: breakfast. I will get seriously crazy on you.

6. My nighttime attire consists of: clothes (or lack there of) that I would never wear in public.

7. I am looking forward to the weekend: so that I can recharge, make plans for the coming week, and organize all my loose ends into awesome check marks on a ‘to do’ list.

Happy Weekend internet Dudes.

Fill in the Blank Friday by The Little Things We Do.

*’Barfy Romantic’ is a descriptive phrase that needs to be added to the English language. It describes that kind of nauseating feeling that causes you to turn your head away from kissing scenes in too-cheesy romantic comedies. (Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE romantic comedies but, there is a fine line between ‘Awe’ and ‘Ugh’!)

In Neutral

Look at these handsome specimens of humanity! Today I’m going to try and embody some of their natural ease.

Today is also trying to figure out how to live happily in that sweet spot, that spot where things are good and comfortable and lively. Does this make sense? I think I’m just feeling a little ‘blue’ lately, though I shouldn’t be… because that sweet spot is right here!

So happy Friday! I’ll send you off to your weekend with a photo that made me laugh.

Top images from The Sartorialist & Scotch & Soda (via Garcon).

Nacho Nacho Man Photo by KrisAtomic (Who creates amazing illustrations AND photographs).