Motion Blur: Gorgeous Gazel

I was recently given the opportunity to take advantage of photography classes and I’ve been thoroughly enjoying the challenging and extremely fun homework assignments.

The latest task involved employing the motion blur technique and natural framing composition. I immediately thought to ask my girlfraaan and fellow blogger, Gazel, if she would be kind enough to model for me.

Thanks again for being SO PATIENT while I learned to navigate shutter speed and aperture, Gazel! I had a great time taking these <3

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Spring Cleaning 2k14

I’ve developed an addiction to tights over the past few years and finally got fed up with the mess I’d make riffling through the bunched up nylons I had carefully scrunched up into my sock dresser. After scouring the internet for a more organized way to store them in such a way that would appease my Type-A personality, I came across this really simple idea. The original suggested gluing the wooden pins to the wall or a dresser, but I prefer a less permanent and much more versatile option:

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I’m still deciding on a colour to paint it, but that probably won’t happen until Spring Cleaning 2k15!

Goodbye 2013!

I made new friends and even more new enemies – but I wouldn’t change a thing because it just served to strengthen more important relationships and helped me focus more on those positive and supportive friendships at the end of the day.

Best friends foreverrrrr <3

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Coco bean and my fav ladies! I’m so thankful to have found these amazing women <3

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My first maternity photoshoot was sooooo much fun! Thanks again to Colleen & friends for thinking of me! I know it started off stressful, but I’m glad I was able to lend a hand.photoshoot02 photoshoot03

A Year in Review: The Top 10 Most Racist/Privileged Things White Feminists Did in 2013

Originally posted on The Colored Fountain:

In honor of the #stopblamingwhitewomenweneedunity hashtag (started via this Huffington Post article penned by the delightfully clueless Adele Wilde-Blavatsky) I’ve decided to put together a top ten honoring the many interesting methods white feminists employed this year to promote unity between themselves and feminists of color.

From refusing to defend feminists of color against attacks from the patriarchy (or from other white feminists for that matter), to deriding feminists of color for not being feminist enough, to blaming feminists of color’s oppressions on their own cultures (instead of, you know, patriarchy) white feminists sure have a funny way of expressing their desire for unity with feminists of color.

10. When 9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, the young actress and Oscar nominee, was called a cunt by The Onion in a poorly thought out satire attempt, white feminists decided that not defending her made sense because cunt shouldn’t be a bad word…

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Mmmacarons + DIY Three-Tier Glass Tray

mmmacaronsThis weekend I made a 3-tier glass tray using E6000 glue, a couple of shot glasses and 3 glass plates. Later, while wandering the aisles of Sobey’s I came across a box of macarons – I’d never tried them before and for a box of 12 for $8 why not??? Now obviously I have no idea what these amazing little things are suppose to taste like (outside the realm of corporate, prepackaged, assembly line baked goods that is) but what I can tell you is that these ones taste like a cookie and a flavored marshmallow came together and made a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth baby.