Friday, July 10, 2009

New Video on Youtube :)

It's been a while, but I finally got around to posting a new video on Youtube.



Now that my little one started preschool (time flyes!) I finally goot some time to sit down and play :)

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Meet my New Friend -- Mascara

Lately I have been obsessing a lot about makeup. With the kids getting older and more independent I finally get a chance to get out of the house now and then. And suddenly I want to look good again.

I’ve never been much into makeup when I was a teen. I was probably one of the very few girls in my class who sported the not-so-fashionable-for-teens natural look. I carried that into my jobs as well. My official line was always that I just don’t care. The truth is that I was a bit too lazy. The drag of having to put on makeup every morning and then wash it off at night just didn’t go well with me. Not to mention that I had (and still do have) incredibly sensitive skin and finding things that won’t irritate it was next to impossible.

But something changed lately. Now that I entered my thirties, I suddenly crave things like mascara. I think it’s the best option for the lazy me. It’s quick and easy to put on and take off. It can look natural or funky. And it’s easy to find a non-irritating type. It’s as if I’ve finally got into the teenagehood and want to experiment… Though, at this point I don’t venture beyond mascara and a bit of eyebrow pencil.

But I’m having fun. I feel like a girl again. I feel younger now than I did five years ago. And boy do I enjoy those long-volumized-separated-curled-huge lashes.

I guess, better late than never :)

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The little girl inside is looking for coloring pages

For whatever reason I've been a bit melancholy lately and feeling like a kid. And wanting to be one. So I've been browsing for things like online games, reading books from my childhood, looking for coloring pages of my once favorite doll (that's coloring Barbie pictures, in case you didn't guess).

Really weird. I'm weirded out. At this rate next thing you know I'll get into coloring Bratz or something. Though those dolls look a bit weird. I guess the heads got bigger since I was a kid. Back then we used to color normal looking princess, and coloring pages of princesses looked more like the bottom set on November 29th entry.

The world must be changing. But sometimes I don't feel too ready. I want to be a little girl again... with someone else doing all the big people jobs, while I'm sitting with my crayons somewhere in the corner and dream of beautiful princesses... But no, I got to be all responsible and mature now. And clean, and cook, and feel more like Cinderella before her makeover.

Must be the winter blues...

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

A Change Of Direction

I am going to remove the pictures of my kids that are on this site. My life has changed and reorgonized, and I just don't feel comfortable leaving them online. But I decided that I'll continue using this blog. It probably won't be about life and food. I'm now trying out other things.

To tell you the truth, I have some financial motivation for the changes. I've been under some serious financial stress lately. So I've been searching all over the net for ideas on how to make money online. And found some ideas that I want to try out. I'll probably use this site as a lauch pad. So please excuse the change of direction, but what can I do -- life is just not static...

Cheers

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Wall-e Coming Soon!

Ok... here is a confession: I’m absolutely in love with all Pixar cartoons… All of them.

I just can’t believe how good these guys are. I love them so much, that when last year I had a very good opportunity to get the Ratatouille DVD for free, I chose to go out and buy it at a regular price, because I wanted the guys who worked on it to get something out of my purchase.

Because they deserve it.

Really, who else can you depend on for coming out with quality product on a regular basis? I can’t even remember when I last went to a movie cinema and wasn’t disappointed… It would have to be Ratatouille…

Why am I writing this? Cause I can’t contain my excitement. A new cartoon is coming out in about two weeks. Wall-e. And if he’s even half as adorable as the trailers led me to believe, it’s going to be my favourite Pixar cartoon yet.

And I’m also hoping to shift my son’s obsession from Cars (another Pixar wonder) to Wall-e. Just for variety sake. So I started printing out coloring pages for him. (You can get very nice Wall-e coloring pages here ). I don’t think I’ll take him to the cinema yet, though. Cause if our last trip is any indication, I’ll have to leave the movie ten minutes into it, which simply cannot be allowed…

But I’m sure by the time the DVD rolls out, it will be his favourite cartoon ever.

It’ll have to, after watching mommy watch it a hundred times in a row :)

PS: Oh, and if you are looking for cool coloring pages for a girl, there is a similar type site available with coloring pages of princesses.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

That Went Well...

Ok, that didn't go too bad at all! I'm really happy about the reaction I've been getting. I can't believe it, but my Youtube counter is already at over sixteen hundred views!

Thanks everyone for support and nice comments. You guys are the best!

I was so nervous before I posted. There is something really strange about unveiling your little pet project. When no one knows about it, it's mine, and I can do anything I want with it. But when it's out, it's totally out of my control. I don't know where it's gonna go. I don't know who'll see/listen. I don't know what they will think.

But it is also liberating. It's like letting a bird out of a cage.

Birds are not meant to be in a cage. Song's are not meant to be hiding on hard drives.

I'm glad I did it.

And now I'm gonna go back to the drawing board, and work on the next one :-)

Cheers!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Big Reveal:

Well, I’ve been talking about my “secret project” for a while. And some of you, notable Alexys came pretty close at guessing what I’ve been up to.

I’ve been writing and producing some songs.

Yes.

I’ve loved music all my life. And I’ve always wanted to be a songwriter. I’ve been writing since I was 12. But life kept interfering. There was a point where I thought – well, I’m too old now, why bother. But I couldn’t stop writing. It’s a passion that’s out of control. So I kept writing through busy, pregnant, sick…

And now, for the first time in my life, I’m actually sharing my passion with people outside my family. I’m horribly nervous, but I feel like I got to take this step.

This is a lullaby I wrote for my sons. I’ve scouted all over the net and flickr to find pictures of sleeping babies to put in the videos. I was amazed at the great response I got from parents.

So, without further ado, here is my first “official” video. Hope you like it.




You can also go directly to the YouTube link and leave me a nice comment or a rating :-) This is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHcockAgFN8

And thank you all for the support and encouragement you’ve given me.

Cheers...

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About

I'm a 29 year old mom of two! A toddler (kiddo one) and a new baby (kiddo junior). I am also the most horrible (as in I barely ever do it) cook that I have met in my life. This blog is a diary of my attempts to feed my hungry growing family

PS: My name is not actually Vasilisa... But I find that honest reporting comes easier when there is a shred of anonymity. (Apparently, posting pics of my sons doesn't count...)

PPS: For those of you wondering where on the planet I am: I'm cosily tacked away in the Torontonian suburbia of the Great White North (Canada).

The Beginnings

What is all this?

Listening

To music, naturally.

Reading

All kinds of books. Haven't figured out how to post links to them yet.

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