Tuesday, June 28, 2011

iLove iPad 2!

Photo from Gelaskin app.
The iPad was something I really wanted, but was afraid that it would be too similar to my iPhone, and I was sad that perhaps I wouldn't use it as much as I thought I would. Boy, I was wrong!

I downloaded Elle Magazine as a yearly subscription - as it is full on interactive! You can watch movie trailers they mention, and create an inspiration board of all your favourite clothing items and accessories within that month.

I will admit that scrolling through was not as intuitive as I thought and it took me a few tries to read through the magazine. But, there are so many little hidden things to do I am actually not fully through it yet :)

After my sister-in-law showed me the lovely interactive baby books for download, I jumped on those instantly and they have been a hit when having to keep Edie occupied.

I still love to read real books to her. I never want to take that good book feeling away :) I will say I love how you can tap on the words and it is said back to you while high-lighted. Very good teaching tool from the future, I say!

Making music can sometimes be a little difficult when I am out and inspiration strikes at odd hours of the night or just weird times in general.

I normally produce my music on FL Studio and they just came out with an amazing iPad app called "FL Studio Mobile" to make beats on the go and import them on to my full version to finish. That right there was worth the iPad alone :)

Although I love writing on paper with a pen, sometimes it's just easier to throw my quick ideas with my finger with the new Bamboo app by Wacom that is actually free for the rest of June - so get on it!

Now I actually have to buy the Bamboo pen for the iPad, but unfortunately it's back-ordered everywhere. Grr fest. It's the future though!

I've also recently became obsessed with Big Fish Games which are now having a Summer Solstice sale making the games 80% off! I am really digging "Awakening: The Dreamless Castle" and "Awakening: Moonfell Wood" which are both pretty girly but oh-so magical and enchanting!

It's my escapism to a time I was supposed to live, or perhaps I did live in that time. Yeah, one of my lives I did :)

But, very cool games and one that will interest anyone. I am thinking of getting "Puppet Show: Mystery of Joyville" Looks pretty scary though! - in a good way :) I'm very impressed.

In the summer I love reading about ghosts, but it always gets me in the end. I was reading about this Ghost radar app and just reading the reviews scared me enough to not get it and I was following my man like a lost puppy after that. He insisted that I never look up ghostly things like that again. I am just asking for trouble. He is unfortunately right.

I'm very happy with my anniversary gift and I hope I get to use it for a long time :)

There is a case coming in for it, but I had to send it to my brother in San Francisco, but I will review it once it comes home to me :)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Pizza Delight Goes Gluten-Free!

As a native to Strathroy, Ontario - I enjoyed Pizza Delight very much over the span of my childhood life. Unfortunately I could no longer indulge in such a good pizza, because of my gluten allergy.

My parents were really in the mood for some pizza while I was visiting - so I decided to check out Pizza Delight's online allergen menu just to see if my pizza prayers could be answered - well they were when I discovered the Gluten Free.pdf! "Shut the front door!" I yelped in over-excitement. I called to make sure they had it at their location - and they did!

The verdict of the g-free dream? Best pizza ever! Hands down! It's also not expensive and a bigger than usual size medium! I have to be careful with the cheese though - so next time I will order with much less to none. But it sure was tasty!

If you are wanting a good gluten-free pizza, definitely check out Pizza Delight! Woot!
Totally took a bite before taking this photo :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Britney Spears - I Wanna Go!

As much as I love this track from Britney. All I can think of is Avril Lavigne. Her look - all punked out  and the whole jumping on the car scene... Brit Brit is pretty though!


Monday, June 20, 2011

Missing Norway

It seems the one Norwegian TV-channel is producing a live feed this week from the fjord cruise line Hurtigruten, as one of their ships is making it's way north along the coast of Norway. Apparently the live feed had 3 million viewers on the weekend, and was even being shown live on trains as far away as South Korea.

It's funny to see how people are trying to get on TV - they even had to send out fire fighting boats to spray the small boats and get them out of the way, as hundreds of them were getting in the path of the larger ship.

You can watch the live feed here : http://www.nrk.no/hurtigruten/?lang=en, along with a map of route and location, the radar images from the ship - and even live 3D, if you install the Google plug-in (click the "3D" tab, then click the picture to load it in 3D).

Pretty crazy and oh so awesome! It makes me miss Norway that much more - especially in the summertime and all of its beautiful scenery and what seems to be - eternal light.  Begging the hubby to bring us back to our second home hopefully in August :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Samuel L. Jackson Reads Go The F**K To Sleep by Adam Mansbach

Something about Samuel L. Jackson's voice is brilliant in his narration of "Go the F**k To Sleep".

It's like hearing "I am sick of these Muthaf**kin' Snakes on this Muthaf**kin' plane" - but six minutes worth, and better!

Listen and enjoy!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

9 Month Update!

Check out what is going down at Hunnie Bunnie Babies! :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Wonderful Benefits of Tamanu Oil!

Tamanu nuts!

While out at the movies with my lady friends, I was asked if I was pregnant because I looked like I was "glowing!".

It was a lovely compliment because A) I'm not pregnant and B) It's nice to hear how nice my skin looks, because it can get bumpy from the heat!

I was going through my Alive magazine when it had an ad for Tamanu oil; my secret and the "green gold" of skincare.

"Tamanu oil is anti-inflammatory and most importantly it has anti-oxidant properties for looking younger. 100% natural Tamanu Oil possesses a huge amount of antimicrobial qualities and antibiotic properties.

100% natural product, Tamanu Oil can provide help for many skin problems such as acne, eczema, herpes, shingles, rosacea and rashes without any side effects. For all these skin conditions Tamanu Oil may just be the divine answer. This oil penetrates the skin very quickly and will leave no greasy feel. It works in harmony with your skin, by helping your skin regenerate itself. This oil also possesses analgesic properties that help rid the body of pain extremely fast. This is especially so when it comes to conditions such as pulled muscles, ligament damage and sprains. Once this oil is absorbed into the skin, it will help with the healing process."

(quoted from alphahealth.ca)

Edie was having some little bumps on her face and I decided to use this oil on her face, and by the next morning - the bumps were almost gone! It is also wonderful on sunburns and great for calming my skin after waxing. I actually throw this on before makeup (not always) and for sure before I go to bed to get the most benefits from this oil.

This is the one I use!
"The benefits of Tamanu Oil are becoming more and more widely known and this fantastic oil is changing many people's lives. It is sought-after by cosmetic manufacturers as an ingredient in skin creams. Unadulterated Tamanu Oil can be used pure, as it is the perfect anti-aging ingredient. Fine lines disappear within seconds of application.

Due to its silky texture, Tamanu Oil soothes and softens, all while providing anti-oxidant, restorative, and anti-bacterial properties and that's exactly why this ingredient is included in blemish, acne, and wound-healing products.

The combination of the oil's anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities can be particularly beneficial in cases of neuralgia, sciatica, shingles and rheumatism. However, with chronic conditions, you may want to apply the oil for at least several weeks before you see a gradual healing. Tamanu oil is a godsend and a wonderful natural way to give you back your confidence in natural health products.

Because of its curry-leaf-like aroma, it is recommended to apply oil before bedtime."

You can get it at any health-food store and online. A little goes a long way - and you'll find it's quite affordable! It's my new, greatest, natural beauty/everything obsessions! 

I highly suggest this oil for all around better skin :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Loving On: Wild Beasts!

It's been a week since I posted last. How outrageous! So sorry for the lack of posts! It's been such a crazy week! I should have wrote about this wicked band Wild Beasts weeks ago when they released their album "Smother"

I have been listening to "Albatross" for quite some time and the album delivers the same awesome quality throughout.

Hayden Thorpe's voice reminds me of Annie Lennox and a little Kate Bush if you were to slow their voices down a smidge to make it lower - it would make for a lovely mix of vocals  and a huge compliment for this lead singer in my opinion :)

Enjoy the Albatross video, below!