Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Free to Cheap Montreal Arts- Indoor Edition

Today it started snowing. I knew it was coming; it was getting chillier and later in the season. When I woke up this morning, though prepared, I still wanted to crawl back into bed and not leave the house. While I enjoy hibernating a bit, I still like to go out and have fun, and I love an artsy time. If it's cheap or free that's even better. 

Photo by LadyDragonflyCC

I think being creative is pretty good for us. Being witness to creativity is certainly helpful too. Not only is a concert or vernissage a nice place to gain inspiration, but also a nice place to meet people and entertain friends. I find it also helps to keep my energy a little higher than collapsing in front of the TV :P

In Montreal, we're pretty lucky in that we've got an abundance of cheap-to-free art throughout the year. In my quest for cheap and artsy entertainment, I've found too many options, here are a  few tips and places to check out when it's not outdoor festival season.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Saving time

Most people I know want more time. The trouble is that there's really only so much of it. Once you take out what you've already dedicated, there's less. Then there's last minute surprises and there's a bit less. Then there's the stuff that's got to get done, but is a bit flexible. This is where I try to save time so I can have more for the things I enjoy.  Here some tips I really like.

Photo by alancleaver_2000

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Try something new for 30 days!

Ever wanted to incorporate something new, or a lot of new things into your daily life?  Why not try some 30-day challenges?
Aztec Calendar, Photo by Maguis & David
I recently re-watched this TED video where Matt Cutts talks about his experiment and success.

The idea is simple, each month, pick something you would like to incorporate into your life and do it everyday for 30 days.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Walking Montreal in the Fall

Photo by Andrea_44 on Flickr
While the weather is still clinging to its warm and beautiful nautre, I plan to take advantage of some of the lovely places there are to walk in Montreal. It's a little later in the season (or really early for the next autumn), but what follows is a list of some of the beautiful places I plan to head to while the leaves are still gorgeous colours on the trees.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

I want Candy! (Part 2)

A few days ago, I talked about some ways I use to convince myself not to buy that giant bag of candy. (See Part 1) 
Fruit Streamers 2 by Oskay
 If, however, you do buy that big bag, there's still hope. Here are some strategies that work for me to avoid The Horror!