Coloring Winnie’s World

Tales for Life

Photo by Padurariu Alexandru Photo by Padurariu Alexandru

It was impossible, the color, but it was done. They came in and imposed their own signature right away, no questions asked. The only place on two blocks that stuck out. Every other house facade was a dingy whitewash or worn rusty brick. The street held a tinge of neglected gentility; its uniformity appealed to Winnie and her neighbors.

Of course they were artists, that’s what Simon told her and he should know as the owner and chief barista at Foglifter Coffee Bar. People stopped by on the way to city center, caught up with each other while in line, then again on the way home to savor the last caffeine of the day. She enjoyed it more when Simon had a free moment.

“Who?” Winnie asked. “Why?”

“I don’t know, they seem to be well known in some circles, mainly Marty’s.” He finished up an…

View original post 3,506 more words

Advertisements

15 Holiday Cocktails That Are Basically Dessert

Healthy Food & Recipes

Desserts that get you drunk are the best kind of desserts.

Eggnog Rum Cocktail with Fudgy Chocolate Popsicles

Eggnog Rum Cocktail with Fudgy Chocolate Popsicles

Recipe Here.

DishingDelish / Via dishingdelish.com

Candy Cane Chocolate Martini

Candy Cane Chocolate Martini

Recipe Here.

Peas and Peonies / Via peasandpeonies.com

Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet

Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet

Recipe Here.

The Cookie Rookie / Via thecookierookie.com

Eggnog White Russian

Eggnog White Russian

Recipe Here.

Port and Fin / Via portandfin.com


View Entire List ?

via IFTTT

View original post

Mulled Wine

Doodlewash

Mulled Wine Doodlewash by Charlie O'Shields

So the winner today is something you sip on during the holidays, which could obviously include hot chocolate, but nothing beats a glass of mulled wine! This isn’t something that was part of my tradition, but Philippe started doing it each year and so it’s become our new tradition at the holidays.

Mulled wine starts with wine, of course, to which you add mulling spices and orange zest, among other things. It’s the perfect way to do something with that cheap bottle of wine someone brought to your last party. Not that this ever happens, but should it occur, just mull that baby and give it some new life.

We had mulled wine while we were putting up our Christmas tree, and may have it again in the next couple weeks.Right now, the race is still on for getting gifts. Philippe loves to give gifts almost more than receiving them…

View original post 391 more words

13 Secret Orders You Can Totally Ask For At Tim Hortons

Healthy Food & Recipes

Toasted timbits? Seriously.

Tim Hortons will let you order almost anything, no matter how weirdly specific it is:

Tim Hortons will let you order almost anything, no matter how weirdly specific it is:

Via Twitter: @_gypsytears

Want some potato goodness? Of course you do. Ask for them to throw it on your breakfast sandwich:

Want some potato goodness? Of course you do. Ask for them to throw it on your breakfast sandwich:

Via Twitter: @dialup_ninja

Or be sophisticated AF and infuse some tea in your drink:

Or be sophisticated AF and infuse some tea in your drink:

Want to be festive AF instead? Peppermint tea bags in regular hot chocolate will change your life.

Via Twitter: @splendedsimpson

Add flavour shots because why the hell not?

Add flavour shots because why the hell not?

Swappin’ out bitter coffee and swappin in some extra flavour.

Via Twitter: @MarryNapper


View Entire List ?

via IFTTT

View original post

Zen

Sesquiotica

On the right side of my bookshelf, around where I keep a lot of my camera stuff, I have a section of books on Buddhism and related topics.

That photo is quite yellow. The shelf is lit by halogen lights and Christmas tree bulbs. It looks normal enough in person (well, a bit dark) because my mind adjusts to the colour. But the camera takes it and then we see the picture in a different context and we see the colour imbalance. So I reset the balance on the camera using a blank white sheet of paper – actually the back of an airline boarding pass that I have sitting around.

It’s not that that is perfectly neutral white balance. It’s just that it more closely matches our default bias. There is no such thing as unbiased, perfectly balanced colour, any more than there is such a thing as accent-free…

View original post 932 more words

One Lovely Blog Award 2 and 3 and 4!!

MiddleMe

one-lovely-blog

I know, I am terribly guilty of being so slow in my award posts.There just seems so many inspirations to write, collaborations to do, emails to answer BUT I am extremely grateful. The saying of better late than never applies here. I am thanking my wonderful and talented friends, Lavanya, Jessamayann and Shamika for the nominations and the ultimate patience.

They nominated me in October. (Shocking! I know!) I swear I don’t collect nominations in order to eat them up…

dog-1053517_960_720

Rules of the award are as follows:
1. You must thank the person who nominated you and includes a link to their blog.
2. You must list the rules and display the award
3. You must add 7 facts about yourself
4. You must nominate 15 other bloggers and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

My 7 facts about…

View original post 175 more words