Monday, 30 December 2013

New Years Eve

Oh New Years Eve. It's such a night full of hope…that never seems to turn out exactly how you planned. I think that's the universe telling us to never get our hopes up too much. Then you end up starting the new year off with a nice old hangover. Not really the fresh start that you'd imagined, huh?

But we sure do love the day anyways! I'm gonna put on my part dress tomorrow and throw some glitter in the air and enjoy myself! I feel like it's such a fun holiday because you can be a little outlandish. You can dress in glitter or wear a tiara and it's all fun. Maybe we should bring that kind of excitement and beauty into every day!

Here are a few of my favourite songs to listen to on New Years Eve:

They may not be party songs but they're the ones that seem to run through my head on New Years.

Enjoy your fresh starts people!


2013: A Year in Review

Wow. Another year is almost over and it feels like it went by so fast and so slow at the same time. Thinking of the year it feels like so much happened…and then it also feels like I was celebrating New Years in Jamaica just yesterday.

This was the year that I became an aunt. The year that I moved out of my parents home. The year that I finally made my way to the big city. The year I learned all about independence and paying bills. The year that I finally finished college. The year that Jordan and I decided that we were ready to move in together (but who knows exactly when that will happen!). The year that I got to move in with my best friend. The year I pushed myself outside of my comfort zone and refused to let myself wonder "what if…"

I've learned so much this year about who I am and what I want and what being in the real world is really like. I hope next year leaves me feeling as accomplished as this one.

I'm also happy to leave this year behind. I've found a lot of things that I don't like and I hope to reconcile those in the new year.

Here's to opportunities to make a change and another year on the horizon.


Secret of the Week


Sunday, 29 December 2013

Christmas In Photographs

I had one of the best Christmas' yet. It was filled with everything that it should be: family, friends, relaxing and food food food.

Hope yours was equally as wonderful!


Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Seasonal Sleepiness

*Coffee is my favourite way to keep warm these days*

This holiday season is really starting to kick my butt…maybe you've noticed by my lack of posting lately! I'm about to be looking at a long stretch of crazy shifts at work but there's also Christmas in between there and I'm super excited about it! I can't wait to go home and spend a couple of days with my family. 

This past weekend I took Friday and Saturday off to go home and celebrate my four year anniversary with Jordan. It was wonderful. We went out to dinner and a movie, went record store shopping, climbed out of the cold for lattes and spent many hours cuddling on the couch. It was great. 

I had to head back Sunday to go to work. There had been tons of snow all weekend so I left Cambridge at 8am to get to Toronto at 10am. Luckily I did because my 40 minute drive actually took those two hours and I got there just in time. 

Sunday night I wrapped gifts, made peppermint bark and tried to keep warm by the fire. 

I had today and yesterday off which has been amazing because I'm about to be working every single day besides the 24th and 25th. I spent the night with Shauna last night and we went out to dinner and then hung out and watched a movie. Tonight I did some gift wrapping and then fell asleep on the couch for two hours. I missed naps.

Here's some of my wonderful wrapping:

I went out today and got bows and tins for my peppermint bark and did all my presents up really pretty. It was fun. 

Well, I wish I could share more but even with my two hour nap, all I want to do is be horizontal on the couch watching old episodes of True Blood so that's exactly what I'm going to do!

Keep warm!


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Secret of the Week

I seriously think this sometimes. Thanks to my wild stresses lately my emotions have been off the heezy (as the kids these days are saying.) Here's to crying at 9am and getting free hugs from your best friend to make you feel better. There's always a silver lining.


Sunday, 8 December 2013

Days Off

Greetings from the best day ever! This is the first official day off that I've had in a while! I've already cleaned the apartment, done my laundry, danced to Christmas music, journaled, watched lots of tv and drank a ridiculous amount of tea and hot lemon water. It's pretty perfect around here.

Even better than a day off? I am officially FINISHED my undergrad. I handed in my final paper Friday. It felt wonderful. I've been wanting to graduate basically since I began so it's nice to finally put that behind me and move on.

What's been going on lately? Well, besides work, I've been pomegranate crazy!

I saw the idea for the bark on Pinterest. It's probably the most delicious thing I've ever eaten. I'm trying desperately not to eat the entire pan today (no promises!)

Tomorrow I start another 4 days straight of working both of my jobs (which end up being 10-11 hour days) but I do have Friday and Saturday off because Saturday is mine and Jordan's 4 year anniversary. I can't believe it's been that long! I'm excited to spend a couple days with him :)

Unfortunately I'm sick but I'm not letting that get me down. I'm using that as a good excuse to drink lots of hot beverages and snuggle on the couch.

Hope your Sunday is as wonderful as mine is!


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Go go go

I am finally at the end of a 11 day working bender. I work 4pm until midnight tonight- you better believe they saved the worst for last.

Tomorrow I'm home for the night so I can go to my final class of university but before that I have six more pages of my paper to write. I'm half done and have all night tomorrow night to finish it. Wish me luck.

Light at the end of the tunnel: I have Sunday off and I booked next Friday and Saturday off for mine and Jordan's 4 year anniversary :)

I'll be back Sunday with a real post! Just wanted to pop in and say hi but now I'm off running again.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Secret of the Week

It does make a person seem a little bit cooler…not gonna lie. (I'm in the two milk, two sweetener camp though and proud of it!)