March 30, 2011

Inspirational Wednesday's

Last night I went to a spin class for the 2nd time and you know what? I actually REALLY enjoyed it.

I'm not gonna lie, the first 10-20 minutes I was dying but after that, I started getting really into it. It was a lot of fun! I'll definitely go again.

My only concern is that my legs aren't sore today. I feel like they should be sore?!?!

Anyway, I was telling my boyfriend last night about how I felt really good at that moment. (It was probably 11 o clock at night). My body just felt really healthy and...well, I just can't explain the feeling. It just felt good.

Keep in mind, John goes to the gym 3 times a week. He's in really good shape.

Anyway, do you know what he said in response to my comment?

He said, "That's how I feel everyday."

And just hearing that really inspired me to keep my motivation up; to keep going to the gym, staying active and healthy!

Oh... Did you know I've been going to the gym now since January? I think taken 2 weeks off total from going. No wonder why I feel so great. I also lost 8 pounds since then. Personally, I don't really notice any weight loss, but I definitely notice definition.

Wow! I've impressed myself!

March 29, 2011

My Tonsils Are Getting Removed

Thursday morning: My tonsils are getting removed from my throat.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little nervous. I really hate surgeries.

How much time do you think I'll need off from work?

I'm scared!

What are tonsils for anyway?

Me and one of my co-workers were having this discussion yesterday.

Why are we able to live without tonsils??? What is their purpose that they are in our body but we can functino without them? 

Just like if you have to get one of your kidney's removed...why are you able to live with just one? Isn't there something that these body parts are working for? I just don't get it.


wish me luck!


March 28, 2011

Monday Sleeze: Movies

You want to know something?
I used to LOVE cheesy movies. Absolutely love them.
And don't get me wrong, I still enjoy the odd said "bad movie" now and again (see HERE for an Ashley Tisdale guilty pleasure) however, lately I've been noticing that I've been wanting to watch actual GOOD movies. You know, things that get nominated for awards like the Oscars and Golden Globes.

Like these for example among many others:


Not even just movies like that, though. I still love well done Romantic Comedies as well.

For example, I love love love love love

 No Strings Attached (let's disregard my bias to my absolute adoration for Natalie Portman),

The Switch,

and Just Go With It just to name a few RECENT Rom' Com's.

But when I see movies like these:

It makes me question great actress' like Amanda Seyfried's acting abilities. But, of course, we couldn't expect more from Vanessa Hudgens. Movies like these match one of my oscar nominee's.

I'm sorry...I'm all for fantasy based fairy tale re-makes ... but these movies were horrific.

March 25, 2011

Weekly Gratitude: March 25th

This week I am thankful for:

  • the delicious chili that my boyfriend & friends made for charity! So amazing. I've never tried anything like it. The only negative? I'm going to crave it and it won't be available for me at all times. Sigh. Life is so hard!
  • I'm thankful for my free movies that I always get. It makes date nights affordable and fun!
  • My lip chap! It woul make for a long day if I didn't have lip chap.
  • My new book! "It's Kind of a Funny Story". I just bought it on Wednesday and I'm already halfway done! I just can't put it down!!!
  • Even though I have no clients at work anymore, I'm still keeping fairly busy doing other things. I'm happy that they have found things for me to do.
  • Water. I never used to like it, but now I find it cleansing and satisfying.
Have a great weekend!

March 24, 2011

It's Kind of a Funny Story

I'm very sorry to anyone who loves the book "the Hunger Games" but I just could NOT get into it.

I have only 40 pages left to read and I couldn't bring myself to finish, so I just had my sister tell me what happened and I am SO happy I didn't waste my time.

It's not that the concept wasn't good or the characters weren't well developed, but I just don't like that sort of story. A story about gathering food and hunting people and trying to survive. It's just not for me.

So instead, I went to Chapters and bought a brand new book that I've been interested in for a while!

Have you heard of the movie, "It's Kind of a Funny Story"?
Well did you know that movie is based on a book? I didn't until I saw it and it looked SO interesting.

And I'm so beyond happy that I bought it (on sale for $8.50) because I'm only 40 pages in and it is already amazing.

Don't get me wrong, it is very dark and sort of depressing, but the writing style is so conversational. It's natural and life like.

I'm so excited to see the direction this book goes in and to meet the other characters.

I can't say too much about it now but I will be sure to let you know how I like it when I'm finished (and I will finish it!)

I'm so happy I found a book that I like. I was definitely in a reading rut.

Some other books I'd like to read after I'm done this one:

I own this one just haven't read it yet.

Something about reading is magical, isn't it? You get to just enter this whole other world. Someone else's world. And something about that is just so surreal.

Have a great Thursday!

Lifestyle Thursdays: The Bra Top

I think this section of the week is quickly becoming my absolute favorite!
I get to take pieces of clothing or makeup ideas that I've seen throughout the week and show them all to you!
So wonderful!

As we all know, the much anticipated season of SUMMER is coming up and what better way to celebrate than a shift in your wardrobe?

Have you ever heard of Victoria's Secret's Bra Top?
Such a fantastic invention! You can get them in either t-shirts, tanks or dresses!!!

Take a look:

I've been noticing a trend with my love for white articles of summer clothing!!! So seasonal and SO fresh looking! Love love love!!!

If you have either a Victoria's Secret Catalogue OR the THE INTERNET, I suggest ordering the BRA TOP because there are killer sales on right now!!

They also have bathing suits for dynamic prices.

Bye, Summer Beauties :D

P.S. One week exactly until my tonsils are removed from my throat. Eek!

March 23, 2011

Inspirational Wednesday's

Have you ever had to enter a contest where you had to write an entry in order to be chosen?

Well a girl I know just won a National Contest where she won a car!!

She wrote in a very well thought out entry and got chosen over a TON of people.

It kind of makes me think that when I enter contests, to not be so vague and simple minded. I need to have something well thought out and very unique. I must think OUTSIDE of the box!

March 22, 2011

Tuesday: Around the Globe No More

I'm canning this Tuesday segment!

Let's get serious... I'm not interested in news! I was making this weekly post so I could try and keep up...but I just have no interest whatsoever.

So Tuesdays are now my FREE DAY.

I will write on this day about whatever I want!

So there! :)

In the meantime, enjoy this cute picture of me and my duck boyfriend:

March 21, 2011

Monday Sleeze: A Very Naked Week

Wow is all I can say about this week.

I would normally start by doing different stories but this past week I noticed a bit of a trend: Celebrity Nekkedness. Ew.

Vanessa Hudgens, Chris Brown and Sammi "Sweetheart".

Someone is definitely out to get Vanessa. This is her THIRD naked pic leak since a few years back! Luckily (if you can even say that) they are all taken at the same time and just getting released seperately. So at least she's not continuously taking these pictures. Phew!

Had a sex tape! Geez!

                           Nekkid Pics. What will Ronnie think now that their relationship is doomed?

That is all for this apparently "Theme Week" sleeze!

Have a great Monday!

March 18, 2011

Weekly Gratitude March 18th.

Happy Friday, everyone!!!

What a great week this has been! However, I only went to the gym once and have realized that I almost need to go now in order to feel good. I guess it's a psychological thing because my body can't fluctuate that much by not going for only a few days. Weird. Anyway... you ready for it? Get ready...

things that I'm grateful for *claps*:

  • I'm soooo thankful that the snow is melting (finally). I got to buy a spring jacket and well, nothing beats the fact that I don't have to wear my bulk winter coat anymore! Yay!
  • I'm thankful that I'm getting to do different things at work. I'm becoming much more versatile and it's definitely a nice feeling!!
  • I'm thankful for Cadbury Chocolate Eggs! These are my absolute favorite Easter treat! Mmm so deeeeelish!
  • I'm thankful for FINALLY finding a game that I'm really excited to play!! Let's just hope it actually is good and my type of game. The story looks really cool and you get to be a Sexy Elf chick (well, that's what I'm going to pick!) I'm just so excited. (Dragon Age 1)
  • I'm thankful that where I sit now at work, I can socialize more. (Where I was sitting before, I was hardly noticeable :( )
  • I'm thankful of the fact that I pay $65 a month to go to the stupid gym. The fact that I pay all that money actually motivates me to go (most of the time).
  • I'm thankful for just so many things! The list could go on and on and on....

xoxoxoxoxo!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

March 17, 2011

Sandra Bullock is a Saint

If you were a millionare would YOU donate 1 million dollars to these countries who have been affected by Natural Disasters?

Well Sandra Bullock would and if I was a millionare, so would I! It is seriously so amazing what this woman has done for Japan and Haiti and is definitely going to make a huge difference to their countries.

Check out this story:

Sandra Bullock donates 1 million dollars to Japan

Lifestyle Thursdays

Today I'm going to show you a few little things that I find to be just BEAUTIFUL courtesy of Go Jane

Aren't these necklaces gorgeous? And they are so cheap too! I swear this site is going to make me poorer than Oliver Twist!

And look at these summer dresses... I want these following ones the most:

I could even wear some of these to work if I got some nice tights :)

I need to pay off my credit card so I can buy these things.

So pretty !!!

March 16, 2011

Inspirational Wednesdays

A couple things this week that have been inspiring to me:

Have you ever checked out my friend Tamara's Blog? Well, you should.

She's going to be a wedding planner, you know. And she's absolutely amazing at it.It's funny because one time, I helped her set up for a wedding and I was absolutely awful that she made me just lay out decorative cookies on the tables because I couldn't do any manual creative labour regarding the set up. Ugh!

Anyway, she's absolutely fantastic and she started a weekly post on weddings. I think what she does is amazing and if you're looking for good wedding tips go to her!

Personally, I think she needs to turn her blog into a wedding blog or at least make a second blog focused on this. I think it could really help her keep her ideas fresh and draw in a LOT of readers which could be beneficial to her future company.

She inspires me with her wedding planning because personally, I could never be that creative!

Also... I've been really inspired by fashion lately. Some of the websites I absolutely adore looking at are things like

The Etsy Shop and Go Jane 

They have some of the neatest little fashion items on those sites. I love the little owl necklaces from Go Jane.
If I had more money, I would just love to throw out the majority of my clothes and get a whole new closet full of fun stuff!!

lastly, I need your help with something.. anybody? anybody at all?

I seriously need to not be so scared of everything! I'm always scared that the great things I have in my life are going to go away.. or that someone doesn't want to be my friend anymore or that something is wrong with those I love and feeling like it has to do with me when it clearly doesn't.

Please help me to get over this and help me be confident! I seriously don't have a bad thing to say about my life right now and I think that is what the issue is. I'm so afraid that all this good is going to go away and that would be terrible!!!! How can I just let go of my worry and not be so damn insecure all the time??!?! Help!

March 15, 2011

Shift in my Emotions

In the process of reconstructing my blog, I went through every single one of my posts and labelled them. In doing this, I read some of my past posts and I noticed something really upsetting: I was really sad. You could tell through my writing that I was almost sort of...lifeless and I wanted so desperately to feel emotion feel happiness. From when I started my blog in April all the way up until maybe the beginning of October, I was trying so hard to remind myself of reasons to be happy and sometimes even saying that I was happy but I was lying to myself.

I remember saying to myself sometime near the end of September that I was going to focus mainly on myself and not all the other stuff that was happening in my life (which was a LOT... I was definitely losing control) and you know what? That is when I truly found myself again along with happiness and yep, you guessed it, love!

And it definitely shows in my blog posts.

If you look at  this post (happy)

Compared to me pretending I'm happy in this post

and then look at this post and this one (sad)

Do you see how much happiness I have gained from one point where I was admitting I was so depressed and then saying I was happy because I was just trying to feel that way and then lastly to a point where I truly was/am happy?

It's really amazing.

Since the end of September when I tried to find balance in my life and focus purely on my own self contentment, that is when I found everything I ever wanted. And you know what else? I can honestly say that I have never been happier than where I am with my life right now.

I have an amazing boyfriend. I'm not lying when I say I didn't know that feelings like this could exist for another human being. It took me a long time to find my perfect guy, but I finally did and I couldn't be more grateful!

For the first time since early highschool, I feel amazing about my body. I feel so healthy because I'm eating decent (although I do eat junk food from time to time...hey, you gotta live your life, right?!) and I've been exercising regularly since January and I feel so great about my body and definitely heart happy! Do you know that I can actually run for an extended period of time now whereas before I couldn't even run for a minute without losing my stamina? I've definitely built that up and it feels great!

I'm close with my family and I think they are accepting of the fact that I am getting older and not home as often as I used to be. But when I am, we have a great time and we catch up. It's really nice.

I see my friends as often as I can and I can promise them that I'm not going anywhere. We all lead very busy lives but I miss them when I don't see them! I strive on girls nights and spending time with them in any way I can. I love them!

So in saying this, I guess it really does show you that you need to love yourself and be happy with yourself before you can love and be loved. And I'm so glad I found this happiness with myself because then I wouldn't have John... and John is just the best. :)

Amazing, isn't it?

Tuesday: Around the Globe


I'm not even sure what I can say on this but it is so terrifying!!! I just hope Japan perseveres as smoothly as possible.

Does anybody here believe in the 2012 thing??

I used to and just got sooo scared everytime I would think about it! Then I did a lot of research and realized it is NOT going to happen.

However when instances like the Japan 9.0 magnitude earthquake happen along with a large tsunami and all the other disasters that have occured recently, I can't help but get nervous that this is building up to 2012 and I'm not going to absolutely terrifies me!!!!

Can I please get some reassurance out there that it's NOT going to happen?? I want to have a future!!! :(

Changes Happening to the Blog

Starting yesterday, I have no more clients and am just kind of an "assistant" I guess you could say, at work (until August).
So, therefore, I'm starting a new blogging project!

I want to add more structure to my little corner of the internet and I already do a weekly post on "Weekly Gratitude"... however I want to add more.

So here is what you should be expecting (for now):

Monday Sleeze: A post where I talk about recent celebrity gossip that I have found interesting. (I gotta admit.. I love my Hollywood!  I find it fascinating and this is a good way to keep up with that life!) PLUS I will also talk about any movies I may have seen that week.

Tuesday-Around the Globe: News Stories that have caught my attention. I need to be more aware of what is going on in the world. It's something I've always struggled with and being more aware of current events could be beneficial to my life and career.

Inspirational Wednesdays: Things that have inspired me in one way or another. It could be something that someone said, a situation that occured, anything really!

Lifestyle Thursdays: This is a day where I will post about fashion, beauty, or food (and if I think of something else...that too!)

Weekly Gratitude (Fridays): Something I've already started via Love, Life, Lace - I post here about what I am grateful for that week.

Along with these posts...expect random banter also! Because, really, what would this blog be without that? :)

So how does that sound? Do you think this will be a productive thing to do on my blog? I think it will be. It will definitely be a great way to keep those positive feelings in check too!

I'm so excited!!! Stay tuned :D

March 11, 2011


"i just want to take this moment to send my prayers to japan and beyond. this natural disaster is another startling reminder of the earth's undeniable power and as one tweet said "that we're just guests on this planet." it then falls to us to treat the earth with respect and reverence--to preserve the tenuous balance that mother nature lords over--we can do this in what we choose to eat, how we harvest food and animals, consumption of all kinds and on and on. now is the time to say prayers, give thanks, and go about enacting change."

Posted by Meg on March 11th.

I'm quoting her because I'm not quite sure how to put my thoughts out to them myself and I just loved the way she worded it.

I'm worried because I have family on the West coast where a Tsunami is expected to hit. So I'm nervous for them.

I'm thinking of you, Family <3.

Winning Recipes

Has anybody seen this?
As much as Charlie Sheen is an absolute disaster, his little "winning" shows are probably the funniest things to happen to Hollywood since Britney shaved her head and beat a Pappo's car with an umbrella.

He's taken numerous drug tests so obviously he's clean but the question he mentally unstable? Or is he doing this for pure attention and entertainment?


ProActiv: The Not So Great Solution.

eautyI'll let you in on a little secret: I struggle with my skin.
Everyone around me tells me that I don't have that bad of skin but it's definitely not nice.
Sometimes my acne comes at me with a vengeance. Like most recently, my chin had probably 10 blemishes on it. I felt so self conscious. I mean, where you are by yourself at home, the last thing you want is to wear concealer but for my own self security, I would. Just because I didn't like looking at myself. So I broke down and ordered Pro Activ. I mean celebrities used it! What could go wrong?

The beautiful and edgy Katy Perry:

The voluptuous Jessica Simpson:

And even teenage heart throb J-Beebz:

I was just so sick of trying everything I could to clear up my skin (and try everything I did! I take great care of myself and nothing ever seems to work!)
About a week later, I received my package of pimple fighting solution in the mail and I couldn't be more ecstatic! When I used it, I noticed it stung a little bit but I thought, "Hey as long as it works! No big deal! I'll deal with the burning!"
I had been using it for about 3 days and then one morning I woke up to a heavy redness under my eyes along with aging "bags". I thought I was just tired so I carried on without any thought on it.
That same night, I did my time consuming 5 step face regimen and I noticed it was REALLY stinging. Maybe about an hour later, in the same spot under neath my eyes, I had even MORE wrinkles and a HUGE rash. I was having a stupid allergic reaction to this stuff! Not to mention my entire face was COMPLETELY dried out, not to be helped by moisturizer!

Although the acne DID clear up, so I guess people aren't lyen they say that. But minus the acne and add on dry skin and thanks.

No wonder why ProActiv isn't sold in Canada. Our country doesn't want to let these harsh, dangerous chemicals ruin our bodies!

Oh my goodness. Never again. I am 100% getting my money back! It's just not worth it. I'll just stick with my Tersaseptic or get something gentle and face loving like Clinique! But I can say I tried it and the curiosity DEFINITELY killed the cat.

Disclaimer: If ProActiv works for you, that's great! Everybody has different skin types and I'is produc works wonders for some and not so great for others!

Weekly Gratitude: March 11th

I have a confession to make.
Every single week that I have done Weekly Gratitude, well, I've really needed it. Every single Friday I noticed I was having an awful week and it was so refreshing to think of all the little things that have made me happy.
Well, this week has been absolutely wonderful! I don't really have anything bad to say about it.
So let's see what my thanks become after a good week as opposed to previous not so good ones:
  • I have to thank John for being so patient with me when it comes to looking for cars. He's the only one who understands what my needs are when it comes to vehicles and he keeps standing by me as I change my mind 4537 times on what I want to do. I PROMISE I will buy a vehicle very soon!
  • Thanks to my little Tersaseptic Face Wash for NOT melting off my face. (Look for a post on this after)
  • Thanks to Dr. Lower for taking me on as a patient!!! I finally have a doctor everybody!!
  • Thanks to Dr. Turner for taking my tonsils out at the end of this month! For once in my life, I'm not going to have a sore throat and be congested 80% of the time as well as the other disgusting aspects of my tonsils! As nervous as I am for this surgery, I'm also very excited!
  • Thanks to the weather! The snow is finally melting in my little town and spring is in the air! Yesterday when arriving at work, I was fortunate enough to hear the beautiful sounds of the morning bird! Such a lovely way to start off the AM. :)
  • As much as I complain about where I live, I am so grateful to the fact that we don't get natural disasters here. My thoughts are with those in Japan
  • Thanks to those who are versatile in conversations. There's nothing I love more than being able to talk to someone about many different subjects and learning so many different things along the way!

March 10, 2011

Shatter Nail Polish

Cool Right?

I'm aware the picture quality sucks. It's because I took it on my Iphone... and let's face it as hyped up as my phone is, they take terrible pictures.

90210-Naomi And Max Anyone?

Does anybody in this blogger land watch 90210?

How much do you love the new love connection between Naomi and Max?

Oh my goodness... I am so in love with this TV couple. I literaly have a smile from ear to ear when I see this couple sparking. So much chemistry!

March 8, 2011

Girls Night Out

So this weekend my friends and I decided to actually go out for once. I think the last time I went out dancing with my friends it was probably the beginning of December. I just don't like it all that much anymore. But anyway, here are some pictures from the night. Don't be fooled by the J.Beebz 3D glasses and flounder hat... I managed to stay sober that evening and had only a couple of drinks :) I'm just a silly girl, that's all!

March 4, 2011


 So this Valentine's Day was definitely one to remember. My Babycakes made me a delicious dinner of Filet Mignon, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, BBQ'd Veggies along with Caeser Salad (he made the dressing himself).
He dressed up the evening with nice clothes, a bottle of wine, candles around the house and flowers. It really was the best Valentine's Day ever :)

LOOK: He even did dishes :D Such a sweetie!