Well, the holidays are over and I hope you had a good Christmas. Mine was good, although, with social distancing, we were able to see only my brother and sister for a few hours to exchange Christmas gifts.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year that we have been experiencing the pandemic! Despite not being able to go anywhere last year, the year 2020 went by surprisingly fast! I’m crossing my fingers that 2021 brings a whole new positive energy and that the COVID vaccinations roll out quickly. In the meantime, here is what I’m crushing on for January 9, 2021!
Now that we are in the midst of winter and we’ve had several snowfalls recently, I thought it would be a good time to open some new books by Ann Lambert that I received. The first in the series, The Birds That Stay, focuses on Police Detective Romeo Leduc investigating the murder of an older woman in a Laurentian town in Quebec. The story takes place in winter and Lambert gives us evocative descriptions of the tall pines, snowdrifts, and rolling hills that are typical of a Quebecois wintery, rural landscape. Of course, Lambert will be compared to Louise Penny, since both of their books focus on police inspectors investigating murders in Quebec. The second book in Lambert’s series is The Dogs of Winter.
I have been looking for the perfect pink eyeshadow. As a Toronto-based influencer, I am exposed to many beauty brands and I was able to find it in Chanel’s Ombre Premiere Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in Rose Synthetique. I found that many pink eyeshadows are icy pink and this eyeshadow is a light to medium pink (without being too bright), which is a great shade to wear if you have hazel eyes as I do. Chanel is a premiere makeup brand so this eyeshadow is pricey at $42, much more than I would normally pay, but I wanted the perfect pink, plus I received a gift card from my brother for Christmas!
I made these Cheesy Artichoke Squares for Christmas Eve and they were so delicious that I made them again several days after Christmas. The key flavours are artichokes, onion and garlic. Since I follow a Keto diet, I reduced the amount of breadcrumbs in the squares to 1/4 cup so that they didn’t have such a “bready” taste and were lower in carbs.
Becoming Warren Buffett on Crave
This is not a new documentary; it was released in 2017, but I finally had a chance to watch it over the holidays. Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and with a net worth of over US$85 billion, he is the fourth wealthiest person in the world. The documentary covers Buffett’s roots in Omaha, Nebraska (where he still lives) and his early interest in mathematics and the stock market. Not surprisingly, Buffett developed an entrepreneurial streak and success found him soon after. More than the story of Buffett’s extreme financial success, I found the influence of Buffett’s principled father on his son’s career and business decisions heartwarming and encouraging.
I hope you enjoyed reading about what I’m crushing on for January 9, 2021.