I just adore lists. Although I’m a big fan of writing out my own to-do-lists, the best is when I come across lists that aren’t mine! I like to think of them as a sneak peak into the unfiltered thoughts and ramblings of people I’ll never meet.
I have a habit of picking up old scraps of paper that have been abandoned on the ground, in the subway, in grocery carts, etc. - in the hopes to find old discarded to-do lists. Grocery lists are by far the most interesting (pure gold, if you ask me). I am absolutely fascinated by what people have set out to buy before they embarked on their journey to the store. Often people check or cross off only half of the items on the list; and then I wonder if they just got lazy mid shop or if they became distracted and went home without the milk and cat litter.
We celebrated Victoria Day in Canada this past weekend and received the added bonus of an extra long and blissful weekend. I managed to squeeze in a ton of greatness: summer shopping, books in the park, greasy (but delicious) fish & chips, I chilled out in HTO Park, strolled through the Toronto Music Garden, had a yummy and leisurely brunch with friends and visited Wards beach on the Toronto Island.
How was your weekend? Did you do anything fabulous or eventful?
I’m slightly obsessed with braids at the moment and I would love to incorporate them into my regular hairstyle routine except for one big problem – I don’t know how! I mean, yes of course I can do the plain ol’ boring braid but other than that, I’m completely at a lost. Most women mastered all those fancy and complicated braid techniques when they were young from other clever little girls (I clearly wasn’t paying attention). Knowing me, I was probably lounging in the grass daydreaming while looking for those mystical, and never found, four-leaf clovers.
Here are some reasonably uncomplicated braid tutorials that outline the daunting how-to’s. I tried bebexo‘s tutorial on the half Dutch braided headband last night and had some success but I still need some practice to finesse my technique.
The half Dutch braided headband adds a little bit of oomph to your look:
The simple yet elegant fishtail braid looks gorgeous in a ponytail:
Good luck and keep me posted,
This is fabulous! Two dogs wait patiently to be served in a busy “restaurant”. I love how the waitress forgets their drinks!