Thursday, 31 January 2013

It's (my) Friday

*instead of jumping for joy, I pose for joy. respect yo*

So friends, today is my Friday and I'm suppperrrr happy about it. Every weekend is a three day weekend for me. Jealous? Of course you are! Don't worry, I have an essay to write and countless readings to read but the idea of being free from school and work is always a very welcome feeling. 

Today didn't go by too slowly because I was a busy, busy girl at work. All work and no play leads to a fast paced day. Tonight I got some reading done and in between have been watching lots of tv. I took my nail polish off, painted my nails and took the polish off three separate times before putting back on the original colour. Such an indecisive girl!

Tomorrow I'm waking up early to go grocery shopping with my momma. If I don't go with her I never get anything I want. SO much fruit is in my future. Yum yum. Afterwards I'm spending the day with Jordan but I've told him that we are allowed to watch a half hour of Seinfeld and then I have to read for a half hour and repeat Sounds like a pretty decent day to me considering I'll be with my love and getting work done. Two birds. One stone. I'll be continuing this multi tasking theme by getting in my best friend time at the gym tomorrow night. Yay me. that you know my every move for the next 24 hours I'll leave you alone. I'm very busy right now watching horrible reality tv (and loving it).


Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Obsessing over: bangs. I am seriously considering getting me some straight across bangs a la Zooey Deschannel. I'm obsessed with her and everything she does/wears. I've been watching a lot of New Girl lately and dreaming about what I would look like with some fringe on the old forehead. 

Working on: catching up on my readings. In two weeks I am going to be faced with hell week. Hell week is my name for the week before reading week where I have two midterms, a presentation and a paper due. Yikes. I also have a paper due Monday so I'm trying to get all my readings in order to I'm fully prepared.

Thinking about: applying for jobs. Yesterday my mom and I got my resume and cover letter in order and I sent out three. One to E! channel, one to MuchMusic and one to a PR firm. SO stressful. They're all behind the scenes jobs and I'm starting to get really excited about them. I don't really expect to get a job at E! or MuchMusic right out of the gate but I figured I'd give it a shot. I'm going to try applying around here some more but if I get a good offer in Toronto then I'm packing my bags baby. A life in the city sounds like purrrrfection.

Feeling: oh so sleepy. Does dreary weather ever do that to you?? It's getting weirdly warmer around here and so the would-be snow is being sent down in the form of rain, and lots of it. When it's so overcast like this I just want to curl up and watch a movie which I think I'll be doing with Jordan tonight (don't worry, the movie I plan to watch will help me with a presentation I have during hell week- double win).

Wanting: more time! I seriously sat in class today wishing I was one of the vampires from Twilight because they don't need to sleep. Think about how productive I could be if I didn't need those precious 8 hours! The immortality bit doesn't sound too rough either.

Wishing for: work tomorrow to go quickly. I work from 8-5 tomorrow and that usually feels pretty long. It's crazy to me that I worked for 12+ hours at the news station where I interned and didn't even notice but one hour feels so slow at my current job. I guess that's why they tell you to do what you love! 

Have a hip-happy Wednesday y'all!


Sunday, 27 January 2013

Much Needed Best Friend Time + Introspections

Last night after Erika got off work at 10PM we trekked our way to Toronto to see the beautiful Shauna. She had just moved into a new apartment that day and we wanted to christen the place with a girls night. After spending way too much time getting onto the highway and lugging our stuff all around town, we finally got into her apartment at midnight. We immediately jumped into her bed and gossiped and giggled over wine until her neighbours upstairs stomped like crazy for us to be quiet. We really did christen that place I guess. After that we watched New Girl quietly until we all passed out. If you're wondering, three girls in one bed is not so awesome. I was in the middle and woke up in the middle of the night and went out into the living room. A sleeping bag on the floor near a nice cool window was much better than in that hot and squishy bed. I love my best friends but not that much.

Today we woke up, lazed around and then adventured out for lunch. We chose a direction to walk and then kept going until we found a restaurant that suited our tastes. We ended up going into a cafe where we ordered breakfast and giant cups of fruit and laughed way after our bills had come. Don't you just love when you love spending time with people so much that you just let hours pass by and forget about what's going on around you? It was wonderful. I seriously love these girls so much. We've been best friends for almost six years now and we are stuck in eachothers' lives whether we like it or not. We are decided on each other. It's very comforting.

Last night while in my wine haze lying in bed and listening to the cars pass by in the city below us I started having some very serious thoughts about my future. I feel like I'm so incredibly close to the next step in my life but it also seems like it's a world away. I have so many dreams I want to achieve and I'm just scared that I may not be able to do so. I want so badly to work in the news. I'll take newspaper, radio...anything just to get my foot in the door. I would really like to be a news reporter. Getting to intern two summers ago really set my heart on it. I love running around town and finding news, being the first to the scene, forgetting how much time has passed because everything moves so fast, being the first one to hear someone's story and then feeling the adrenaline as you're writing a story and you're live in twenty minutes. It's so exhilarating and it felt like something I was really passionate about and not at all like work. I loved it so much. I just hope I get the opportunity to pursue it. I'm just terrified that something will hold me back, like my qualifications or even just me. I want to live in Toronto...I think. I'm just feeling so indecisive. This is most definitely the most confusing time in my life. I really hope that a year from now I will have it all figured out and I can look back on this time and laugh. Until then I guess I'll just have to keep riding this incredibly emotional wave. I just don't understand how anyone can make such big decision in their lives without having heart attacks! My whole like feels like it is going to happen in about five minutes. I've been waiting for this moment for years and now that it's finally here..I'm choking. All I can do is push through and hope for the best. Everything will workout because it always does and as long as I have amazing people in my life like my family, my best friends, and my boyfriend then I think I will be okay.

To anyone who has gone through this I commend you and to anyone who is going through it...let's all hope for the best.


Friday, 25 January 2013

I'm Alive

After spending all day yesterday on the couch, I am finally feeling better. My stomach no longer hurts and I'm starting to get anxious to get out of this house. Starting to get cabin fever over here!

Tonight I'm going out for dinner for a friends birthday...I think. Not too sure if I'm for sure gonna go. I know I want to get out of the house and do something but I'm not too sure I will. I may force myself to spend time reading for psych. I read for an hour today and only got through about seven pages because I was too busy texting Erika instead. Oye. So indecisive though.

Anyways I do have big plans to dye my hair soon and finally's been 48 hours with a shower, wearing the same pyjamas and absolutely no attempts made to beautify myself. It will be nice to finally get myself together.

Well...just thought I'd pop in to inform you that I made it through this damn flu.

Happy Friday


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Out of Commission

Hello pals, sorry the blog has been pretty quiet the last couple of days but I a flu/ have sore muscles all over. I don't know what I did in spin but I hurt my back and neck...yeah, reaaaalll impressive Taylor. I spent Tuesday night hanging out with my hot water bottle and right before bed I started to get chest pains. I still had them when I woke up yesterday and reluctantly went to class. By 10:30 I knew I should go home but I had a class at 2:30 that I need to hand a paper in to. Luckily I checked online and my professor had office hours right now and on the floor above me. I popped out of class, went upstairs and explained to my professor that I couldn't come. He was so nice. He took my paper and thanked me for coming to hand it in. It was more for my benefit than his but he's so sweet. He's like a super nerdy history geek and every time he calls someone's name on the attendance he reads their name, searches for their arm in the crowd and then smiles when he finds them. It's just so genuine and nice. It made me fall in love with him a little bit...but then he starts droning on and I lose my appreciation for him haha. 

I spent all day yesterday lying on a heated pad, taking naps and watching movies with Jordan. It was nice. Today I was supposed to work but I had to tell my mom and David that I couldn't go. I woke up and felt fine and then all of a sudden all of my sickness and soreness came rushing back, including this damn upset stomach. So now I'm watching The Truman Show and preparing to get some readings done too. Might as well use this time to my advantage. 

Stay healthy kids


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

I did it

I made it to spin this morning!
It was probably the toughest workout I've had so far because I was feeling dead. I'm feeling dead a lot these days. I tried to give my all but I can't be sure I did. Damn fatigue!

I have to work soon which is a major, major bummer. It all feels like a bummer as of late so please excuse my complaining spree lately. It will pass but until then I suggest we all hunker down and enjoy some self pity. Thanks.

I'm done work at nine tonight and then I have to finish a paper due tomorrow. I'm thinking it shouldn't be too hard to get 'er done. I'm about a third done so far just gotta puuusssshhhh through.

Now I need a cawfeeee before work and to continue watching Garden State before I have to leave. How awesome is this movie? It's so good and I'm at one of my favourite parts (where they go get the locket in the quarry. I la-la-love when they all stand on top of the crane and scream and then Zach Braff kisses Natalie Portman. Ugh I just got goosebumps). Well I'll free you from my incessant complaining. Thanks for lending your ears. And "good luck exploring the infinite abyss" as Garden State would suggest.


Monday, 21 January 2013

Sleepy Camper

Who has to wake up supah early tomorrow because she promised her friend she'd go to spin?

This girl:

This will prove to be a mighty, mighty difficult task because my bed is the only place I ever want to be anymore. I even did some homework in bed tonight, which I've never done before, just so I could enjoy it's comfyness. I made my own little desk in bed featuring two laptops, about a million papers and me in my pyjamas. Comfy comfy.

All I thought about all day today was my bed. I don't even know why I'm so tired. I've gotten a pretty decent amount of sleep lately but I think the stress is really getting to me. I'm beyond behind on my readings and staring midterm season in the face. Speaking of midterms, we should actually call it midterm week because basically all of my midterms and assignments are due on the same week. I'm freaking out. Guess that's the end of fun for me...forever. I just gotta buckle down and get through these next few months. I can do this.

On that note I will be getting off the computer now because I need my sanity sleep.

Keep calm and try not to go postal my friends


Secret of the Week

No need to explanation, I just think this one is a messed up kind of way.


Sunday, 20 January 2013

The Book Review: Looking for Alaska

Looking for Alaska is the second John Green book I have read and I read it right after The Fault in Our Stars when I was on vacation. I have to say that this one was definitely my favourite.

Pudge, the main character, decides to go off to boarding school because he goes "to seek a Great Perhaps." Pudge is obsessed with famous last words and wants to go to the boarding school so he can finally leave Florida and start experiencing life. When he gets there he is roomed with the Colonel who introduces him to Alaska.  The three of them along with a couple of other pals plan pranks during the school year and enjoy their lives in the own little world in Alabama. Pudge instantly falls in love with Alaska who has a boyfriend and tends to lead him on but I don't blame him because I would fall in love with her too. She's so freaking cool and mysterious and funny and interesting. I completely loved the character of Alaska. I wish I could think of a way to tell you more about the story but I would hate to give anything away. All you need to know is that you will fall in love with the characters and the world of Culver Creek Boarding School.

I seriously want to name my future daughter Alaska now. I just loved her character that much even though she was a wild one with equally wild mood swings. I just loved her.

Of course John Green made sure to include some amazingly quotable moments so I will share some of my favourites:

“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” 

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia."

“It always shocked me when I realized that I wasn’t the only person in the world who thought and felt such strange and awful things.” 

“I found myself thinking about President William McKinley, the third American president to be assassinated. He lived for several days after he was shot, and towards the end, his wife started crying and screaming, "I want to go too! I want to go too!" And with his last measure of strength, McKinley turned to her and spoke his last words: "We are all going.”

“Sometimes I don't get you,' I said.
She didn't even glance at me. She just smiled toward the television and said, 'You never get me. That's the whole point.”

Oh John Green, you write so, so beautifully.

Well kids, that's all for now. I hope you go out into the world and buy some John Green


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Saturday Slumming

*Please refer to the above picture if you're wondering how I'm feeling these days*

Man oh man I've been a busy, busy lady lately. It's been nuts. Thursday I worked all day long (it actually felt like the longest day of my life). After work I went over to Jordan's for dinner and then out to see Les Mis with his momma and Grandma. It was pretttyyy good. It had a lot of singing and was a little long but the kids in the movie were phenom. So cute.

Yesterday I went to spin class with Erika and her mom. Check out my workout digs:
Pretty rad, right? I know. It was quite the class. I say this every time but I don't think I've ever sweat that much. It feels soooo good. 

After that Erika put me to work helping her paint her apartment. When her and her family moved last year their home included an apartment (just like mine) and Erika is going to be moving in when it gets finished (hopefully Feb.) Since I made her and Robin help me paint my apartment last year, it was my turn to return to favour. 
*Please excuse my post workout grungyness/frumpyness* 

Painting is like the arm workout of the century. Suprisingly my arms aren't quite killing me today but I'm pretty positive my biceps should be at least an inch bigger judging by all of my work yesterday (but I doubt it haha).

After our painting I ran home to take a shower and then Erika and I saw The Impossible. Seriously you guys, this is the most heart-wrenching, saddening, beautiful movies ever. The little boys in the movie are toooo adorable and it's just such a beautiful story and it's true. So good.

After that Erika and I went to catch the end of Robin's hockey game and then went home. Busy busy days around here.

My sister is staying with us this weekend because her husband is away on business so I'm enjoying spending time with her and beautiful Clyde:
I loovvveee him. 

Tonight my family has been invited to Jordan's for dinner. Can't wait for all the yummy-ness. His mom is the best cook. 

Well I must be off to do some readings before I have to get ready for dinner.

Happy Saturday


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Where is my Mind?

So I think I have gone crazy or something. I woke up this morning, got ready, made some breakfast and was watching Wristcutters: A Love Story while enjoying my delicious bagel with honey when my mom called me. She was like "Why haven't you left yet, it's almost 8:30." And that's when it hit me...I obviously had a brain aneurism at some point yesterday because my mind thought for some reason that I had to leave at 8:30 instead of class starts at 8:30 (What the hell, brain?) I don't even know what happened but I decided that even though the class is 3 hours long that I could not go a half hour to an hour late. That's just embarrassing. I mean, would you walk into a class that late? Me neither...obviously. So I'm still watching Wristcutters and now find myself to be free until 2:30. I'm not actually free because I'm going to use this time to read...eventually.

The worst part about missing class today is that we are deciding which groups for our presentations we will be in and since I don't know anyone in my class I was just going to raise my hand for a topic and join some random group. Now I have to email the professor to add me to some random group and then email them and be like "hey...I'm your problem now." Dammit. It's very hard to be a commuter kid. I don't really know anyone at my school because I transferred there at the beginning of second year (when everyone had already met everyone) and then I only go for my classes which we do not generally talk in. I do talk to the odd person during my classes when we are asked to get into groups but I don't have relationships with anyone at my school. It can be a bummer when it comes to group projects and what not but I have so many great relationships already in my life that I don't feel deprived. Mostly it's just difficult to make friendships in an environment when we are expected to sit quietly and then leave. Such is life. 

In honour of my complete brain fart here is one of my very favourite songs. It's quiet suiting:

Well. I'm off to read and try to enjoy these unexpected hours of in which I can sit on the couch and drink lots and lots of coffee and tea.


Tuesday, 15 January 2013


I just feel as if I really needed to come on here and tell you how much I appreciate every single person who takes the moments out of their day to read about my little world. I get so much happiness out of blogging. I seriously cannot even stay away. I love to post every day and share with you. I would probably do it if the number of views never changed but I love it when it does. Makes me feel special so here is a big MUAH to y'all (and a little eyelash batting too!)

Hope you guys have a wonderful Tuesday. I need to get ready for bed because it hit me today that since I get out of work so late on Tuesdays and go to school early on Wednesdays that I have less than 12 hours between the two. Total bummer. I'm trying to work on getting enough sleep because that seems to be the area of health that I lack the most on lately and boy does it affect all of the work I do in other areas so I must prepare to get some shut eye tonight. 

Bye bye my loves



Obsessing over: my Macbook obviously. I've become a photo booth whore as you can see above. Get used to it. I'm still trying to figure it all out but basically I've neglected everything else in my life so far in order to play with my pretty pretty computer. Sorry school work, you'll just have to wait.

Working on: getting ready for work. I have to work 1pm to 9pm today which sounds really crappy but I actually like it because after 5pm everyone leaves and then I have the place to myself so I can put on in the background and just relax while doing my work. I can be so much more productive when I'm also allowed to kick my feet up.

Thinking about:  my readings, as usual. I have SO many to do. How does anyone manage their time without losing it. I really need to get a schedule going because I'm once again faced with managing school time, work time, workout time, boyfriend time, best friend time and relaxing time. Yikes.

Feeling: pretty happy today. I woke up and went to a spin class with my friend Emma. It was tough but oh so good. I love when I'm sitting on the bike completely dying and then manage to tell myself "your mind gives up before your body does" and then find my legs pedalling faster. I do completely hate working out sometimes but it's more rewarding than not. I love feeling like I've given everything I've got.

Wanting: to stay on this couch all day long. There are so many movies that could be watched and so many hours playing on my Macbook to be had. Alas I must leave in 45 minutes but who can complain about making money? Not me!

Wishing for: a productive week for myself and everyone around me (that means you guys too). It's a busy busy time of year for us students and hard to get our heads in gear but we can do it (we have before).

Mucho love-o


*p.s I just realized that it's Tuesday and not Wednesday today. Guess you're getting your Currently post a little early this week. Lucky ducks.

*p.p.s who likes my outfit today (I do!)

Monday, 14 January 2013

It's Here!

My baby came and it came early! Sooooo happy! It's actually the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!

Today must definitely be my day. I got to laze around in the morning. I went to class from 2:30 until 4 and then ran off campus to grab a delicious pita (oh man was it delicious). I had a class at 5:30 and it was supposed to go to 8:30 but we got out at 7. That made me beyond happy because my mom and stepdad had already told me a special package was waiting for me! After they withheld it until I would bring in their stuff from the car (soooo mean- especially since they didn't buy it. I did!) I ran downstairs and opened my precious Macbook. Man oh man a material good has never made me so happy before. I've wanted a Macbook since high school. When I got my last computer I decided not to go with a Macbook because it was so expensive but I spent about 200 dollars less than a Macbook by the end of it. Now I've finally made the leap and couldn't be any happier. 

Now, to commemorate this moment I have taken my very first set of photobooth pictures. Enjoy.

So cheesy but oh so good.

Now I have just discovered that episode one of season two of Girls has finally come on HBO on demand and it deserves my full attention. 

Bye for now


Today is for...

- making healthy choices (who knew sugar free syrup and whole wheat waffles could taste so good?)
- sleeping in
- watching Angry Boys on HBO on demand

- wearing shorts and tights (favourite outfit ever)
- nail painting

- school from 2:30 to 8:30 (yikes)
- maybe a workout when I come home from school (if I can possibly force myself to)

I like Mondays because I don't have to do anything before 2:30 so that means I get to make myself a nice breakfast (actually lunch by the time I get up) and just lay around my apartment until I have to leave. I am super not into my classes this semester but I have to get through them so I guess I'll just make the best of them. My life from now on is going to revolve around doing my readings (I'm sure that's not something you guys were excited to hear again). During school readings are all I talk about because they are such an all-consuming part of my life. If I'm not doing my readings I'm thinking about how I should be doing my readings so prepare yourselves for the incessant reminders to myself that I gotta read!

Happy Monday


Secret of the Week

Now that things are finally back to normal I can get back to some of my regular features!

Without further adieu:
There were lots of good ones, maybe better ones than this but I wanted something a little more uplifting and when I look at this one it makes me feel like everything will be alright. I just love everything about it and the fact that some words scribbled on a photo can make things feel a little bit better.


Sunday, 13 January 2013

Baby Shower

 The day for the baby shower has finally come. I must admit that I am glad that it's finally come and gone. It was a TON of work and it also means that we are just getting closer to meeting my nephew!

Friday night Jordan and I spent an ungodly amount of time making the tim bits (or donut holes for my American pals). Saturday my sister (Amanda) and I spent all day yesterday putting the chocolate on the cake pops. They turned out so gorgeous. We made six dozen and it took forever. After that we also had to make pom poms. Mighty easy and we watched The Bachelor while doing it. Who's excited about Kacie B. being back?? (I am!) was finally the day. The shower was at one and I got there early to set up. We had an amazing dessert spread: a chocolate fountain, cake pops, cupcakes, cheese cake, cookies, fruit...YUM. I made myself stick to fruit. Sad but strong as I'd like to think. How amazing was the fruit baby!? And my sister's mother and sister-in-law made those sugar cookies too. So amazing. The best part was that Erika was with me to keep me company. I got to hang out with my best friend and didn't have to talk to too many people I didn't really want to talk to because I had Erika to make me look busy (haha). Finally...look how big Amanda is! Huggeeeeee. I love it. All I do is touch her belly.

After the shower I went over to Jordan's for dinner and then we went to see The Hobbit. Obviously not my choice but I've been saying I'd go with him forever and it was his treat so who am I to say no? We saw it in IMAX 3D which I've come to realize I hate. 3D is hard enough to handle as it is. It's like brain overload. These glasses are effing with your eyes and then on top of that your eyes are freaking out trying to get perspective since there are so many layers to the picture now. If that's not enough, thanks to IMAX, every sound blasts in your ear.That being said...for a 3 hour movie that I had little interest in seeing, I found myself pretty entertained. Gollum is my favourite, even though he's a psycho.

Well kids, I'm watching episodes from season one of Girls (for probably the millionth time) since I missed the premier of season two tonight. Oh man I can't wait to see it when it comes onto HBO on demand (fingers crossed for tomorrow).

Bye for now.


(ps only three days till Macbook time if all goes well!)

Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Book Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Over vacation I got the chance to delve completely into a good book and immerse myself in the story without having to worry about reading some psych textbook or doing a paper. It was so wonderful that I read two books, the first of which was John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.

The Fault in our Stars is about two young people with cancer who meet each other at a cancer support group. Hazel, the main character, has a cancer that makes her lungs not work so she has to carry around an oxygen tank. Augustus had a very special cancer which took his leg but is now in remission. The two meet at this incredibly boring support group for teens and connect instantly. They share books and Hazel`s favourite become a focus of the novel when the two are searching for answers from the author. Over the course the two fall in love but of course, as the title suggests, their stars are crossed. That`s all I will tell you for now, so not to spoil anything.

The Fault in Our Stars was an incredible book. It didn`t exactly go where I was expecting when I first picked up the book but I loved it anyways. John Green writes so beautifully and I found myself constantly searching for a highlighter so I could remember a quote from this book. You easily fall in love with his characters and this book was so touching that I was actually lying by the pool and crying. This says something because I very rarely cry at books.

Here are a couple of my favourite quotes from The Fault in Our Stars:

"Why are you looking at me like that?"
Augustus half smiled. "Because you're beautiful. I enjoy looking at beautiful people, and I decided a while ago not to dent myself the simpler pleasures of existence." (Green, 16).

"I'm in love with you and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout to the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labour has been returned to dust, and I know that sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." (Green, 153).

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once." (Green, 125).

Those are just a few of the beautiful words that still make me feel weepy when I read them. I highly recommend this book.

Next week: Looking for Alaska (another John Green novel- get excited, it's wonderful too!)


Notice Anything Different Around Here?

Welcome to my new nest! I changed my...everything basically. Isn't it prettttyyy? I guess since I will be getting a macbook very soon (Wednesday if all goes well) I also needed to upgrade the blog.It's a little frustrating but I'm glad it's been done and I now have a beautiful header!

What do you think? Feedback is VERY welcome.

Well it's 2am now. Time has gotten away from me and I now MUST go to bed because I have to wake up early tomorrow to make the tim bits (donut holes) that Jordan and I made tonight into cake pops with my sister for her baby shower Sunday.

Night pals.


Friday, 11 January 2013

Emma Stone is a Perfect Human Being

Last night Jordan and I went to see Gangster Squad. The conclusion that I've come to is that I am beyond obsessed with Emma Stone. Beyond.
Besides that, Ryan Gosling is completely amazing. He is so awesome in this movie. I love his gangster accent and his chivalry. I want to go back in time now. Seriously

Today I started off my day with a little workout. Erika, her mom and I hit a spin class at noon and it felt SO GOOD. I haven't been to spin in forever and I sweat my butt off. I love spin because I never leave a class without having had a good workout. I neeeed to make it to more classes.

I think I'll be baking some cake pops today (or maybe I'll push it to tomorrow) for my sisters baby shower. Really all I want to do is laze around all day...maybe clean the apartment if I get the motivation. Unfortunately I should probably try to get some reading done. Such is life.

Happy Friday y'all!


Thursday, 10 January 2013

Crafty Miss

In my last post I talked about adding little touches to my home. I've been focusing on that lately and have made some solid progress.

I went to the thrift store and got a couple little treasures:

 I love my new jars! I have a serious thing for blue glass and I love how this is a Canadian Mason jar. I think I'll use it to put little notes in all year so that I can read them next new years eve and reflect on how wonderful of a year it has been. 
Also I found a record and it was suchhhh a good find because look what's on it:
I have loved this song for years. So beautiful. Good old Cat Stevens.

Also I've been mighty crafty these days!
I've slowly amassed a number of owls in my living room...well, owl decorations! I just love them! My mom brought this wrapping paper home and I thrifted two of these frames and painted them black forever ago. It looks so good and now I can't wait to hang them. Fits perfectly with my living room!
According to the dollar store it is time to decorate for Valentines day so I will oblige! I love my garland of love

And finally me and my momma made a couple of these in preparation for my sisters baby shower this weekend
Her bow is much more beautiful but I like the baby one better! Good news is that I get to keep both of these. P-retty

Here's the most important news of all: I ORDERED A MACBOOK TODAY!!! You actually have no idea how exciting this is to me. It's going to take seven whole business days to come (BOO) but boy am I excited. I don't even know how long it's been since I wanted a macbook. It's actually sad how many times I've sat down and tried to figure out how I could afford one or bugged my family to get me one. It didn't work. Finally I just decided to grow up and get it myself. I now owe Apple $1,500.00 over six months (ouch) but I will do it. I'm a little stressed seeing as I also owe my mom $500.00 from when I lost my iphone in November and had to get a new one but I get my tax return soon and plan on making a serious budget plan. Most importantly: I WILL HAVE A MACBOOK SOON! I can't even believe it. So friends, this is one of the last few times I'll be sitting here on old faithful (and by faithful I mean crappy...slowest computer ever that doesn't even play dvds because it's effed).

Say bye bye:

That's all for now. I need to go get some reading done before I meet my mom and stepdad for Ben Tahn (BEST thai EVER) and then I'm taking Jordan to see Gangster Squad tonight. school tomorrow. Best mood ever.


Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pinterest Lovin'

I've been obsessed with pinning home inspirations these days. I keep looking on blogs and noticing so many little details in people's homes and wanting to have that care to each corner in my home as well. I hope to get to some thrift store soon so I can over time amass the little trinkets that will make my home special.

Here's some inspirations for my pinterest page:
Me and my mom have talked about redoing my kitchen. I am obsessed with the idea of getting a butchers block counter and screwing in spots to hang mugs. I'm also trying to convince her to let me chalkboard all of the cupboards!
How gorgeous is this kitchen. The blue makes me swoon
This is happening in my bathroom. I'm not sure how but my medicine cabinet will send me morning messages!
I love this set up from the plates, to the chair, to the beautiful clutter
These are the beautiful details I'm talking about. I love the old bottles and vintage books. I hope I can collect a dreamy set of knick knacks myself one day

Well pals that's all for now. I think this weekend I will get my butt to the store and buy some hooks for the hanging mugs. Can't wait to start adding more little touches to my home. 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

My Man

I had to come and share this photo from the weekend with you guys. It just makes me smile. This is me being a human scarf. We're silly like that.

This December Jordan and I celebrated our three year anniversary. It feels so crazy to even think that I've been with someone this long. He's so amazing to me. Incredibly kind, silly, hilarious and strong are all words that could describe Jordan. I love him and if all goes well we will move in together when the time is right (read: when we are both done our schooling and have saved a decent amount for a down payment). I can't wait to get a tiny little fixer-upper with him and spend the days up to our eye balls in renovations. I may be getting ahead of myself here but I'm just saying I'm glad to have him as a constant in my life and I can't wait to see what the future will hold.

This post is to alllll the lovers out there (say this in a radio announcers voice- it's cool, trust me)


Back to the Daily Grind

Today is my first official day back to work. I do not like work very much. I spend a lot of my time trying to sneak peeks at blogs and lusting secretly over pinterest boards in between doing my work. I am however, very lucky to have my job. I work as a secretary and since I work for my mom and stepdad, my job is pretty secure. They understand if I need to move my work hours around and sit down with me each semester to help plan around my schedule. Oh and I don't make minimum wage here. It's super nice, especially when I'm making full time cash in the summer. I do hate my boring old job and sometimes it feels like a place of unwanted stress but all in all I'm pretty blessed.

Another reason to be happy? My schedule this semester seems to suite me pretty nicely. I find a lot of happiness in getting to relax. Who doesn't? But I enjoy relaxing the most during the day time when everyone else has gone their separate ways and I can be alone without the pressures to visit with anyone. Does that make sense? Also I am NOT a morning person. I do like getting up at a decent hour to get things done but I really enjoy sleeping in a little and having a little time to spare before getting to work or school. Early schedules do not allow for this but my new one does! Almost every day I start around one pm (or later- woot) and so I get to make myself a nice breakfast and relax before getting to my day. It's awesome. Today I went to the gym, came home, made some lunch and smoothie and then lazed around a bit before work. So nice.

Tonight I need to seriously think about doing some readings...which I don't want to. I'm supposed to work until 9 but my stepdad said we could leave at 8. Yussss. So maybe I'll put that time to good use. I also have some purging I need to do in my closet. I'm such a clothes hoarder.

Well kids, I think I've typed enough to last you for the the day (probably more).

Count your blessings


Monday, 7 January 2013

It's That Time of Year Again

Today was my very last first day of a semester. It was excited but mostly exhausting. I'm not gonna lie, I'm already completely over this semester. You know when you have a long time off of school and you come back all ready to use your new notebooks and make vows to stay up on your reading? Well I do plan to stay up on my reading but I feel zero excitement. Winter break is not long enough. I think that's why we have a reading week this semester, so we don't completely lose it.

I didn't have class until 2:30 so I got to laze around in the morning and I made me and Jordan smoothies and bagels for lunch. That was nice. School wasn't too bad. I had a class from 2:30 to 4 and one from 5:30 to 8:30 but we got out at 6:30 (awesome!). My books were super heavy though and the girl at Starbucks didn't type in my coffee and I didn't notice because I had a water and a bistro box so I stood around for about 5 minutes giving the barista who was ignoring me a look of death before I did the math and realized my drink was never put in so I stormed off and grabbed a cup o joe from Second Cup. Such is life.

The good news of this semester is that I only have class today and then class from 11:30 to 4 on Wednesday and then two online classes. Rad. I work Tuesdays and Thursdays so Fridays are all mine.

Good luck fellow book worms. 12 weeks left and counting.