Camping & Quebec City

Camping & Quebec City

This past weekend, Kyler and I went camping for the first time since moving to Quebec, almost a decade ago. To be honest, I was never a huge nature/hiking lover, but our honeymoon in New Zealand last year has awoken in me, a newfound appreciation for the great outdoors. I insisted we go camping at Parc National des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie, one of Quebec’s provincial parks. And what a beautiful park it was!

Rivière Malbaie Parc National des Hautes-Gorges-de-la-Rivière-Malbaie

PARC NATIONAL DES HAUTES-GORGESDE-LA-RIVIÈRE-MALBAIE pin-blanc campsite river

The park’s main attraction is a collection of tree-covered mountains and valleys with the Rivière Malbaie running through them. We were able to get a campsite at the Pin-Blanc campgrounds right by the river. It was a lot colder than we thought it would be, but that made my favourite part of camping all the more enjoyable: the campfire!

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Painting The Front Door Red DIY

Painting The Front Door Red DIY

I’m very happy and thankful for our house and I’m slowly chipping away at making it “ours” in every way possible. I’ve always dreamed of owning an English-storybook-meets-Victorian-style house with a peaked roof, brick chimney and climbing roses over a gated arbor. But for less than a million bucks inside the city? I think not…

I guess you could say we settled for a typical Montreal abode, a basic rectangular brick number, attached on both sides. Needless to say, I felt the urge to inject some personality into an otherwise drab facade and had been flirting with the thought of painting the front door a bright red for several months. Over a recent long weekend, I finally took the plunge and here’s how I did it:

painting front door red DIY before and after Behr exterior paint and primer in one red geranium

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Best Coral Lipsticks

Best Coral Lipsticks

Nothing says summer for me quite like a popping coral lip! If you’re new to lipsticks and don’t feel quite so comfortable with a bright red pout, corals are a good alternative.

Lorac Alter Ego Lipgloss Flower Child Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick Coral Blossom YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 12 Coral Incandescent swatch

From top to bottom:
Tarte Amazonian Clay Lipstick in Coral Blossom
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 12 Coral Incandescent
Lorac Alter Ego Lip Gloss in Flower Child

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