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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Guilty Pleasures #1

Yes...guilty pleasures numero 1.
I have many guilty pleasures in life(& who doesn't tbh) but one of them that I have been absolutely loving lately is -wait for it- HGTV shows.
Thrilling, I know right??

(If you don't know, HGTV is a home improvement channel where all the shows involve interior designing, buying and selling houses, and everything involved with that.)

I don't even know why but I can spend hours upon hours watching TV

You have no idea how much of my life I have spent mindlessly watching home improvement shows.

I think my favorites that I have been completely obsessed with recently are:

1. Property Brothers

A set of twin brothers host this show about showing someone that renovating a fixer-upper within your budget is more economical than buying a move-in ready house.  
(Funnily enough, I am actually watching this show right now! haha.)

2. House Hunters/ House Hunters International

A classic favorite of mine. This show shows home buyers three homes within or outside of their budget/wish this and then they have to pick which one they like.  I especially like the 'international' version because it is often in cool exotic locations where I could only dream of living.

3. Love It or List It

A relatively new obsession - a realtor and a designer fight over home owners allegiance.  The realtor shows new homes they could move into and the designer renovates their current home to make them stay- will they Love it or will they List it??? ;]

So yeah...I have been watching too much TV lately oh boy...

But you know, sometimes you need those days where you don't want to think about responsibilities of life. 
( At least that's what I keep telling myself)

Hope you're having a good day!



Wednesday, September 24, 2014

50 Questions TAG!

    1. What is your best friend’s name? Emily, funnily enough.
    2. What was the last thing you bought? A delicious starbucks coffee this morning.
    3. What are you listening to right now? BeyoncĂ© because why not
    4. What’s your favorite number? 6
    5. What was the last thing you ate? An almond granola bar
    6. If you were a crayon what color would you be? Midnight blue
    7. How is the weather right now? Cold and cloudy. Where did the sun go??
    8. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? My mom probably?
    9. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? It depends but mostly I notice someones smile or height.
    10. If you could have super power, what would it be and why? Teleportation, hands down. Seriously being able to teleport all over the world at a moments whim? I could only be so lucky.
    11. Favorite TV show? This is a hard one hmm probably AHS, Sherlock, Grey's Anatomy so many more
    12. Siblings? 1 Sister
    13. Height? 5'9
    14. Hair color? Dark brown
    15. Eye Color? Brown
    16. Do you wear contacts? Nope. 20/20 baby!
    17. Something coming up that you’re looking forward to? Going home at the end of the month!!
    18. Favorite Month? December because CHRISTMAS
    19. Have you ever cried for no reason? Probably at some point
    20. What was the last movie you watched? I watched The Matrix last night because it was on TV
    21. How many countries have you been to? Beside the one I live in? 1, Canada.
    22. Are you too shy to ask someone out? Most of the time yes
    23. Can you do a headstand (not using the wall)? No and I’d probably hurt myself even trying.
    24. Hugs or Kisses? Both....but probs hugs
    25. Chocolate or Vanilla? that really depends on what I’m having. Ice Cream? Vanilla, Milk Shake? Chocolate.
    26. What is something you like about yourself that isn’t a physical feature? I like to think that I am easy-going and friendly.
    27. Choose one: Youtube, Reddit or Facebook? Tumblr! (or YouTube)
    28. One thing you look for in a friend/partner? Intelligence and the ability to take a joke. I’m extremely sarcastic and I like to tease (not teasing in a bad way though) :D
    29. What color is your toothbrush? Blue (obvs)
    30. Piercings? 3 in my left ear and 2 in my right ear.
    31. Favorite movies? Again this is such a hard question, I like so many movies!
    32. Favorite food of all-time? Um, do I have to choose one? Pasta.
    33. What are you doing right now? Answering these questions and avoiding homework by watching 'Extreme Cheapskates'.
    34. Butter, Plain or Salted popcorn? Salted with Butter.
    35. Would you ever consider living abroad? Yeah! I'd love to.
    36. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, what can you touch? A pen.
    37. Dogs or cats? BOTH! but if I HAD to pick one: dogs.
    38. Favorite flower? Tulips and orchids.
    39. Been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to do? Yes.
    40. Do you have a best friend of the opposite sex? A good friend, yes
    41. Have you ever loved someone? Yes
    42. Have you ever been admitted to hospital? No thankfully!
    43. Are you still friends with people from kindergarten? Yes, my best friend and I actually met in kindergarten. 15 years going strong.
    44. Seen anything weird recently? I saw a woman the other day buy like 30 onions at the store.  Why does anyone need 30 onions???
    45. Do you like to travel by plane? I don't do it very often, but I don't think I mind it that much
    46. Right-handed or Left-handed? Right.
    47. How many pillows do you sleep with? 3 sometimes 4.  I use a lot of pillows
    48. Are you missing someone? Yes
    49. Do you have a tattoo? Nope, but I would love to get one some day.
    50. Sunrise or sunset? Sunset.

Happy internet-ing!

Thursday, September 18, 2014



This has been on my mind for a really long time.
I know that I do not express my gratefulness all the time and I often find myself complaining about the stupidest things( #firstworldproblems is basically me).

But why?

I realize now that I have so much to be grateful for: family, friends, my health, a roof over my head and food on my table, the opportunity to go to a university, and so many other things.
I have to say I have it pretty good compared to a good majority of other people.

I feel kind of disappointed in myself that I take advantage of things that people would absolutely love to be able to have.
It's something that I really need to work on that's for sure:
Being more grateful for the amazing life and opportunities I've been given.

So take a moment out of your day to think of a couple things that you are grateful for.

What are you grateful for?

With much gratefulness,


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Online Shopping: An Addiction

I may or may not have an addiction...

an addiction to (wait for it) : ONLINE SHOPPING
(I know I am as much ashamed of myself as you are of me)

I find myself searching many online stores, from clothes to home-wares to beauty, you name it.  
It begins innocently, as I just scroll down through all the products, but then I see IT.  
IT being a beautiful dress, the newest lip stick, or a a cute little mug for my hot chocolate (which I have way too many of-Thanks to online shopping of course!)

Thus, is the beginning of the end.

2 hours later- I find myself looking at my basket to 'check out', look at the total (EEEK) and shudder.
I find that I rarely walk out without spending $100...each shopping trip.

Oh boy.

I need to stop for both mine and my wallet's sanity.

Let me just cry.

I don't even NEED any of the stuff!  Why do I do this??

Are any of you addicted to shopping as much as I am?
(Pls tell me so I feel better about myself.) (LOL JK...mostly)

Anyways I'm going to go...definitely not online shopping..... HAhaha.ha ha *cry*

Happy internet-ing!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


I would be lying if I didn't say homework sucks.
I have been in school for a total of a week and I am already drowning in homework:
  Projects, presentations, discussions, papers, you name it.

This is what I'll be doing for the next couple of months

I hope you guys are surviving.
I know you will! :]

What classes are you taking right now? Let me know!!

Lots of love,



Monday, September 1, 2014


Well, August is gone and past...
where has the time gone??

Here are some things I discovered and became obsessed with in August:

1. Chia seeds

I had heard so much talk about this magical seed and decided to try it, mainly for it's nutritional   benefits.  Now I heard that these seeds make you seem full, and as a result eat less; I actually found this to be true, as I put a spoonful into my yogurt and granola and I find that later in the day I'm not as hungry.  Pretty neat, right? As they don't really have a flavor, you can put them in pretty much anything from muffins and yogurt to smoothies and salads.
         FUN FACT: These chia seeds are more widely known as being the seeds for Chia Pets!
2. Angie's Boom Chicka Pop Salted Caramel Popcorn

YUM. YUM. YUM.  At only 80 calories/cup of popcorn, this stuff will make you so happy.  Tastes amazing without the added guilt of eating too many calories.  I would also highly recommend that you check out the other varieties of Angie's Boom Chicka Pop because they are equally delicious.

3. Parks and Recreation TV show

I had heard about this before from family and friends, and had seen a lot of pictures/gifs of it on the internet, so when I saw it on Netflix I just had to.  It has that quirky sense of humor similar to shows like The Office but I find it very charming and the characters are very loveable.

Just a snapshop of what I've been loving this August!
But what about you? Let me know and maybe I will become obsessed with it in September...Who knows...

Happy-internet-ing, friends!


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