Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blog Name Change: Carmen's Canvas


Just a quick post to share the new name of my blog. I woke up one day last week with a strong desire to change the name of my blog to something concise and more definitive. So I decided to

Monday, May 21, 2012

What do you carry on your shoulders?

Audrey Brooke

This past weekend I devoted a day to me, myself and I time and went in search of a perfect black bag. My perfection criteria included:

Style - Vanity or Artistic Expression?


I finally got my hands on a petite dress form. I have always secretly wanted one, but never followed through on buying one. Now I need one for a summer project I'm working on and here it is,

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Take Yesterday for Example

From lil' one's first piano recital to a day trip to one of my new favorite cities, it was quite a Mother's Day weekend. The gratitude and love I have for my mother - well at this point, it's a given. This year I thought I'd write about my lil' one, because this relationship that she and I have is wonderful in many ways, but trying in many others.

It isn't easy to be a parent, especially when you want to do all you can for her, when you want to devote so much time to her but you need to keep the boat afloat, or when she tries your patience in that special way that only your very own offspring can do. Take yesterday for example...

Lil' one,


Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Meals - Eating in Courses

My new favorite thing (or something I have kind of always done here and there, but have now adopted as my way) is eating in courses - casually. Lil' one and I have often eaten this way, especially when I'm coming up with dinner on the fly and grab stuff here and there from the fridge and pantry.

I am always looking for ways to make household responsibilities less laborious. This is one way for me. I don't have to hear lil' one moan and groan about how hungry she is while I try to finish an entire meal. I get to eat while the rest of the meal is cooking. By the time we are enjoying our last course, we are nourished and content. Today's "Happy Meal"...

First Course ~ Tomato & Cucumber Salad
This is a light, fresh, and quick way to START the meal while the rest of dinner is in the works. I also like the idea of starting with vegetables.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Haircut Part I

Today was haircut day, and boy was I overdue. When I lived in New York, it was easy for me to get a regular trim because I sort of did it with the incoming season. However, in Florida,

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Latest Hair Product Staples - Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine

   
Last week I was completely out of shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in. I was ecstatic because I've been patiently going through my products, striving to minimize my inventory (you know, my whole minimalist lifestyle thing) - and here I was with nothing, a blank slate.

This time I decided to give an entire line a try, and I picked Garnier Fructis. I've been using the shampoo, conditioner, leave-in and cream gel for my twist-outs and I think they are turning out quite nicely.  What's more, my curls feel so springy and bouncy.

I look forward to seeing how the system works on my hair when I straighten it.