Saturday, 29 November 2014


After crying for a year over Spotify not being in Canada, it finally arrived! After receiving an invitation code from Spotify to try it out before the 'official' Canadian release date, I spent a few months lurking around, exploring and getting a general sense of the app. Since I have done a couple of Monthly Mixtape posts that you can view here, I thought I might as well compile a general playlist of my favourite songs.

Though I'm still new to Spotify, it would be amazing if you guys could head over and give this playlist a listen (and maybe even a follow)! Of course, it is still in the making. I'm thinking long and hard about every song I add to the playlist as I take my music very seriously and hate artificially liking a song simply because it's popular in the moment or because I'm a fan of the artist(s). I also tried to achieve an even balance with the genres of songs I like to listen to since I know that not everyone would appreciate.. say.. pop.. or rap or (and especially) songs in different languages. So without further ado, here is my very first Spotify playlist, Jenny's Mixtape. I hope you enjoy! :)

I can't wait to be updating this playlist routinely with my new jams ;) So yea, there's a short post for this weekend! Hopefully I'll be able to actually post a new Monthly Mixtape soon as they haven't exactly been... monthly per say... oops.

What are your favourite songs at the moment?

Sunday, 23 November 2014

As Autumn Falls | Photography From A Fall Fiesta

There is something pretty weird about seasons here in Canada, well at least in Ottawa. Sure, our autumns are absolutely stunning, but it seems as if it only lasts for a few weeks. Last Monday, we woke up to fresh snow just about everywhere, unlike the small drifts we have in November that melt away immediately. So needless to say, winter has already come upon us and I'm starting to feel a little nostalgic over our short-lived autumn season.

That being said, autumn is my absolute favourite season and here are some reasons why:

THE WEATHER. There's nothing more refreshing than stepping outside on an autumn day. Rather than it being hot and humid, or bitter cold, autumns seem to have that gentle cold breeze that cools your skin while the hot sun is still blazing above you. Essentially, it's sweater weather. Not to mention the amazingly sweet scent of fresh air that sticks to you for a while longer when you go indoors.

THE COLOURS. The mixtures of deep ruby red, gold, amber, yellow and even the occasional dullish brown all come together to make a beautiful warm sight for the eyes.

THE SCENTS. The perfect time to light all the musky and spicy candles. Pumpkin pies in the oven, apple cider boiling on the stove. That little dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.

THE FASHION. An excuse to wear that comfy over-sized sweater over a pair of leggings. The perfect season to rock a pair of knee socks. Being able to use a chunky thick infinity scarf not only as a fashion statement, but as a cushion to rest your head on during class as well? ;) Not to mention the artsy chic flannel shirts and combat boots.

THE MUSIC. How each song seems a little richer. How the sound carries just a little farther. And how each note and drum hit sounds just a little bit crisper in the cool air. When that perfect song comes up when you're walking home in the perfect weather, surrounded by the perfect scenery.

HIKING. Driving up the mountains through straight and winding roads framed by ancient trees and their beautiful leaves. Hiking to the summit where the air is fresh and the tree tops below you form a giant mosaic of autumnal colours.

Needless to say, autumn definitely brings out that warm and fuzzy feeling for me. The snow is starting to melt here in Ottawa and we're getting ready for another week above freezing point. However, I don't feel like it'll be the same as 'autumn' per say. At this point, the leaves on the ground will be sopping wet and crumbling apart, however I guess that's another thing I like about autumn.

THE LITTLE INFINITY. When autumn time is here, it's the best kind of forever. However, the little infinity makes me appreciate just a little bit more. I look forward to that one perfect autumn week every year, and cherish it when it arrives.

What makes your favourite season so amazing for you?

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

My Wishlist | #2014BloggerChallenge


At times  like this, I really am thankful for the 2014 Blogger Challenge. I have been suffering from a horrible case of writer's block for the past month, with plenty of posts drafted, but none of the near finished or worthy to be published. So, with this prompt of sharing what's on our wishlists, I thought I would try getting back into the blogging groove with a short post. Seeing as I worked and earned some money this summer, it's the perfect coincidence that I had actually created a mental wishlist prior to writing this post. It's pretty much the perfect motivation for me to save the money I earn for the chance to treat myself to a more 'luxurious' gift in the future.

So without further ado, here is a list of items I'm hoping (dreaming) to save up towards...

4. Drum Set
5. Acoustic Guitar
6. Film Camera
7. Portable Mic for Filming

Well, looking at the list I've created, it looks like my life revolves around music, photography and film... I feel like my wishlist should be more practical, but hey, my dreams have spoken. Here's to hoping that I'll be able to buy some of the items on the list, but of course, real life interrupts and money must be used for better purposes, haha.

What are some items on your wishlist?