Thursday, May 31, 2012

New Look!

Hey everyone!  Be sure to pop out of your google reader to check out the blog today!  I won a giveaway a little while ago on Savannah's blog, MaieDae, for a new blog header!  I'm loooooving it.  I also changed the sidebar buttons around a little bit, and there are some new sponsors to check out.  So be sure to pop out & let me know what you think of the new look!  

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

June Challenge!

At the beginning of every new month, I've been doing a re-cap of my "goals" for the month & setting some new ones.  But, they're always the same.  Write ___ letters.  Make ___ blankets.  Read ___ books.  I'm still going to do that in a day or two (ha), but I wanted to add something new for June.  The other day I was reading Oh She Glows (a fellow Canadian blogger!) & she put out a challenge to all of her readers to have one salad each & every day for the month of June.  Awesome.  There are so many different types of salads out there & I'm pumped to try new dressings and completely new types of salads.  Here are a few I loooooove to make & have posted about before:
Brussels Sprout Salad by Shutterbean
Detox Salad by Oh She Glows
Waldorf Salad by.. me!
Lately I've been loooooooooving this dressing that Kait posted the other day for her green bean & quinoa salad.  I've actually made the dressing the past three days for salads, ha!  It's that good!  And I'm excited to make this recipe that Iowa Girl Eats posted yesterday:
Yum!  Let me know if any of you guys are going to try this challenge out!  Don't forget you can do things like fruit salads, too!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One of the goals I have on "the List" is to write down 101 quotes that inspire me.   (And then eventually embroider some of those quotes and make some hoop art!)  You guys totally inspire me, so I'm hoping you can help me find some new quotes!  They can be hilarious quotes (I'd actually love some hilarious quotes or sayings.), inspirational quotes, umm... I can't think of any other types right now, but you know what I mean.  Ha.  Anything!  Here are some that I've saved over the last little while:
We Are Yawn
Alyssa Nassner
Sean Wes

Monday, May 28, 2012

Blog Meetup!

I'm sure most of you have already read about what an awesome time Saturday was at Blog Podium (either on Jules' or Carly's blogs) so I won't write a whooooole lot... but it was amazing!  So much fun!  It's awesome how you can meet people in real life for the first time & feel like you've known them for ages.  Anytime I read a blog post about someone meeting up with blog friends it would make me kind of nervous to one day meet blog friends in real life!  But it was so much fun.  I was totally shaking on the ride there, ha.  So nervous.  But once we all started talking (and drinking some wine, ha!) it was a blast.  I really hope that we can all hang out again very soon!  I'm just going to steal this from Jules' blog, here are all of the people I hung out with!

♥ carly from miss teacups
♥ jules from life of a cupcake
♥ elycia + ivan from love elycia
♥ eryn from red food colouring
♥ rach from the paper hearts blog
♥ chantilly from my girl thursday
♥ kait from miss kait online
♥ angela from the sunshine memoir
♥ mel from smiles from mel

& now time for some photos!  I'm actually surprised at the small amount of photos that I took, ha!  But here they are.  And yes, I totally took some creeper shots, ha!
Super blurry, ha.  But we all stacked our phones so that we would stop texting & stuff while we ate!
So much fuuuuun!  & now for some instagram photos... some are mine, but they are mostly everyone else's, ha.
Birthday Shot!

So much fuuuuun!  I'm bummed it's over, ha!  & that I left all of my free stuff at Rach's, ha.  OH WELL, that just means I'll have to make a trip back to Toronto soon!  We should totally start planning a new meetup.  Sometime SOON.  Like, in June.  Blue Jay game?  Beach day?  Picnic?  Let's do something!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dresses, twig pencil crayons, bracelets, ampersands & more!

thiefandbandit - ShopAmySullivan - ShopAmySullivan - LesleyJean
Time for some more Etsy favourites!  I think I might start posting these every Saturday from now on.  Because I never really seem to post on the weekends, I just don't really know what to post... & I love looking through Etsy and finding new things, so this would be a perfect thing to post on the weekends!

These are some really great shops with tons of awesome items.  I had a hard time picking just one thing to share with you guys, ha.   I actually have an item from both elephantine and dearmoonbeams, and I can tell you that they are both GREAT.    

And again, if anyone wants to buy me any of those items, I'd be more than happy to let you know where to send them!  Bahahaha.

What have you recently favourited on Etsy?  I love finding new items! 

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Peek at My Week... 18!

Juicing (pineapple, ginger, apples & oranges.) & Papa John's.  So glad they finally came to Canada!  Whenever I eat Papa John's it reminds me of Florida. 
Went to the drive-in to see The Avengers & 21 Jump Street with Keith & De.
I loooooooove breakfast, at any time of the day!  Yum!
Squirty is always on watch, haha.
Yummy salad from Williams on BABY DAY!  (Minus the bacon.  Blah.  Forgot to ask for no bacon.)
Sophie loooooves her lemons!
This week was pretty good.  Bought some new books at Chapters (I took a photo but.... it was bad, ha.), had breakfast for dinner (my favourite!  I love going out for breakfast so much), went out for ice cream with Tim, De, Nat, Kris, Kathy & Keith, hung out in the pool alllllllllll weekend... (it was a long weekend in Canada), the weather was perfect!  Yesterday De, Lauren, Jess, Sophie & I went to Williams for a baby day (but Wolfie wasn't there...) and it was a lot of fun.  Sophie is getting so big!  & she loved that lemon slice, haha.  It was pretty funny watching her eat it. 

So yesterday Keith bought a new iPhone, and gave me his old one!  Does that mean I'm finally cool?  haha!  I'm glad I can finally play that draw something game!  Although I'm learning just how bad I am at drawing... ha.  

Tonight Kris is playing a show for his new CD being released, and I think we're hanging out with Jesse, Lauren & Soph before and doing a little swimming.  Then tomorrow is the blog meetup!  WOO!  I'm so pumped.  I mean I've only mentioned it like 20 times in different posts, haha.

What do you have planned for the weekend?

Thursday, May 24, 2012

That time De had a wedding shower...

So way back when (last July?  Or maybe it was August?) De had an awesome wedding shower.  The theme was high tea & we had a lot of fun the day of the shower & the day before making all of the food & treats for it.  We had chocolate covered cherries, chocolate covered chips, chocolate covered marshmallows that were then rolled in crushed up graham crackers... plus lots of other awesome things.  Oh and that watermelon with all of the fruit!  Haha lots of love went into the making of that!

It was such a fun afternoon filled with all of De's closest friends.  We played some games (none of the cheesy games that are played at a lot of showers, haha.  De had her own twist on all of the games!) and just had a great afternoon hanging out.  I'm so glad that we managed to get some group photos at the end of it!  (Don't you think De needs some more blonde friends?  bahahah just kidding...)  I kind of wish Tim & De got married every year, when I think back to all of the awesome times we had last year.  The buck & doe, the showers, the bachelorette (ha!  I've got some photos from that night to share, too...), the wedding (!!) and all of the days spent making decorations and planning the wedding & dress shopping and that.  It was so much fun!  I'm so glad that I got to be part of Tim & De's wedding & everything that went along with it.  I can't believe it's all over, ha.  They should totally have a big one year anniversary party!  Okay, De? 
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