Friday, 26 April 2013

those times when cupcakes are necessary

      A few evenings ago my friend Kendra and I drove out to our favorite picture taking/treat eating/place to go walking. Of course, we couldn't resist buying the sweetest hydrangea cupcakes! Before gobbling mine up I took note on how the bakers iced them, in all hopes to recreate them at home. ;)

Much love,Vivi  

mason jars & magnolias

I know, I know. I've been seriously neglecting this little blog of mine! Things at school have become somewhat overwhelming, with tests coming out at rapid fire and graduation events fast approaching! This morning each Grade 12 had to give a presentation on our past, present and future. I did mine on photography and baking (no surprise there) and talked about my future dreams. It's funny how scary talking about yourself for fifteen minutes is. But don't worry, I survived. ;)

a recent DIY for a pretty center peice: paint swirled around a mason jar then filled with flowers. 
a budding magnolia outside my school. isn't spring the best?
one of my grad photos taken by photographer Breanne de Bliek
TEA! loose leaf has become my absolute favourite. what beats having big chunks of fruit in your tea?! nothing, I tell you.
lots of homework going on right now. thankful for pretty tea cups.
 lovely flowers brightening windy days.
a happy mom with her new flowers. I'd say it runs in the family ;)
one of my favorite shots from shooting the "getting ready" pictures for my school's play, The Hobbit.
Much love, Vivi

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

A moment in Ireland

The air was fresh and rich in moisture from an afternoon of relentless rain. Our Spring flowers were in their element, soaking up each droplet, gaining more and more color as the day went on. In the distance, beyond the fences of our yard and into the property of a neighbor, pink blossoms bloomed with a carefree spirit from tree after tree. It was a beautiful sight. Every shade of soft pink and forest green was heightened, and for a moment, looking out to the flowers with tea in hand, greens never more green, pinks never more pink, I felt as if I were in Ireland. Isn't it fun how nature can take your mind to a different country, while your body is still at home? :) 

Much love, Vivi 

Friday, 12 April 2013

A belated Easter

Easter came and went so quickly that I never had the chance to bake up a special treat to celebrate. But I didn't let it stop me. ;) These were so much fun to make. I started with a simple chocolate cake box mix, and topped them off with a mocha or almond butter cream, and then a final touch of British mini eggs. (the best part if you ask me.) 

Much love, Vivi

Saturday, 6 April 2013

ahh, springtime!

Today is a crazy scholarship applications/test studying/getting things done day, yet with all the beautiful blossoms and gorgeous sunshine I couldn't help but share these few frames of spring with you all... :)

I'll be back soon with more spring time images! Oh how I love this season. :)

Much love, Vivi