November 9, 2013

currently : november

...watching the snow fall from my balcony. it's shaping up to be a wet weekend here in Ottawa but i don't care. i love it.

...singing along to this song (thank you Davida), this song, this song, this song, this song, or any song from this cd. #ConfessionsOfASwifty

...celebrating my little taste tester's ninth birthday. november seventh. party at grandma and grandma's house tomorrow. what do you get a nine year old boy for his birthday? #Lego(MyEggo).

my little taste tester's fourth birthday. little boys are the biggest sweethearts ♥

...drinking one liter bottles of rise kombucha mint chlorophyll flavor. love. and organic traditions maccacino drink with a dash of homemade almond milk.

...learning about yoga and your moon cycle (thanks to this beautiful woman). #YogaNidra

the monthly hormonal cycle of menstruation serves as a constant backdrop for the mental and emotional life of every woman, as well as being an important factor in her overall state of health. 

from the spiritual point of view, the days around the menstrual period are very powerful and auspicious for a woman to practice meditation and japa yoga.

 the period commencing three days before the onset and continuing for five days of menstrual bleeding and the first five days of the new cycle is a time when a woman gains a heightened level of awareness naturally, by virtue of the altering hormonal balance. 

this is a time when her natural insight and intuition become very prominent, and it is a most powerful time for psychic awakening.“  – from asana pranayama mudra bandha by swami satyananda sarawati.

...reading how the scots invented the modern world by arthur herman. i am eager to learn more about the history of Scotland and the scots; it's part of my heritage.

...eating cucumber and radish slices with sea salt and amy's kitchen : indian vegetable korma in the oven. fancy!

...wishing for more snow on the ground. i know it's cold. and wet. yet my nine year old thinks it's one of the most magical things in this world. walking in a winter wonderland.

...thinking about christmas and christmas shopping. yes, already. i want to try to start early this year. i love it so much and always have so much fun with it! it really is the greatest time of the year. i dive head first into this season and want everything to do with it and it's fine with me if it starts in november!

...trying to comment more often on blogs i really enjoy. it's so easy to read blogs in a reader and then flip to the next one. but i know as a blogger that i love getting comments so i'm really trying to share the love. but just know that even if i don't comment every. single.time. i'm still reading you.

...sharing the following finds from around the world:

-the anatomy of a compliment so interesting.
-twitter owes me $4. how much does it owe you?
-things that will never happen to you.
-ten romantic movies currently streaming on netflix, for your viewing pleasure.
-the world's ten most polluted places. so sad.
-slaves of the internet, unite!
-and finally, ten reasons your dentist probably hates you. so good.

xo Maria


  1. I cannot believe your boy is NINE already! Please pass birthday wishes onto him <3 <3

    1. i know right?! nine already..poop on that lol. i'm always telling him to never grow up :P and thanks so much Jessie, i will tell him that're always the sweetest! xo

  2. Love the winter scene ~ just beautiful so serene and magical. Happy Birthday to your son!