27 October 2014

We Will Never Forget...

Last week I did not have the words to describe my emotions and even this week I don't know to express them so I'm just going to say....

Thank You

20 October 2014

Weekend Update!

Monday, Monday, so good to me;
Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.
Oh, Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.
Monday, Monday, can't trust that day;
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way.
Oh, Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be.
Oh, Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me?
Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah.
But whenever Monday comes - but whenever Monday comes
You can find me crying all of the time.
Monday, Monday, so good to me;
Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be.
But Monday morning, Monday morning couldn't guarantee
That Monday evening you would still be here with me.
Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah.
But whenever Monday comes - but whenever Monday comes
You can find me crying all of the time.
Monday, Monday, can't trust that day;
Monday, Monday, it just turns out that way.
Oh, Monday, Monday, won't go away;
Monday, Monday, it's here to stay.
Oh Monday, Monday
Oh Monday, Monday
-Mamas and Papas

I have decided that weekends will never be long enough! But I won't say this weekend wasn't a good one! Nothing exciting happened but I got so much done! This weekend was super productive! I normally have a pretty productive weekend when I want to but this weekend was extra awesome in the productivity realm! 

I got so much school work done! Just checked off so many assignments and started on a few more. I'm so excited about this because the end of October and beginning of November was going to be an assignment due shit storm! Now, I will be cruisin'. And to top off the productivity to a higher level I cleaned out my closet! All summer clothes are packed and away! I have my winter clothes out but I'm going to freshen them up in the dryer before I put them away. 

I feel really good starting this week off now with so much done! How was everyone else's weekend? I hope it was good was mine :)

13 October 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadians! I hope you are taking the day to give thanks for everything you have and that you're having a nice meal with your loved ones.


06 October 2014

Monday Monday....Wish it was Friday afternoon already!

Yes, I know I shouldn't be wishing my life away but it is a long weekend coming and I need it! I have been working my butt off with school so I would be able to just relax this coming weekend and guess what barring any major assignments coming up (which I wouldn't be surprised if we got one in communications) I will be able to just relax this weekend! YIPEE!! I'm excited to just chill and not worry about anything for the weekend. 

Okay, so this weekend wasn't action packed but it wasn't boring either. On Friday, I went to Truro in the evening with Erica because one of our favorite scrapbooking stores was set up at a Scrapbooking weekend there. Since we normally only see them at Crop and Create we decided we should probably head over and see them. Of course we had to pick up some new supplies too! I honestly could have spent an insane amount of money there, they always have the best products! We also had dinner at Frank and Gino's which was delish. Oh and I may have popped into Sally's Beauty for a couple of things. 

On Saturday it was Gone Girl day! Myself, Erica and our cousin Ashdenne had all read the book, I read it because Erica and Ashdenne said I had to so we could all go and enjoy the movie together when it came out. This was back in August so we had a countdown! We even wished each other Happy Gone Girl day! Since Ashdenne couldn't go on Friday we did postpone for a day. If you haven't read the book I HIGHLY recommend it! I feel I enjoyed the movie more because I had read the book. I also think this is the best novel turned movie I have ever seen! Normally the book is always better and yes this book was still better but the movie really stayed true to the book and lived up to it. I think this is probably because Gillian Flynn the author was the one to adapt the novel into a screenplay. Rosamund Pike played Amy Dunn perfectly, Ben Affleck was great at Nick! They had the chemistry they needed for the role and I honestly can't hype this book and film up enough for you! I hope you read the book and see the movie. I will warn you if you don't like the book and movie I will be inwardly judging you.

Sunday Funday! I went to brunch with the family down in Pictou which was as yummy as it always is at Stone Soup Cafe. After that I did some errands with Erica and then it was homework and laundry for the rest of day! I know exciting! It was a productive day though and that is all that matters sometimes! 

How was your weekend? Any exciting plans for this week?

Happy Monday Everyone!

01 October 2014

Beauty Wednesday!

Did you miss Beauty Wednesday? I finally decided on a topic and got around to blogging about something beauty related! I know miracles still happen ;) Today I want to talk about two of my new favorite products! One I have already picked up another one and one I have wanted to try for a long time. Both are MAC products and I love them!

MAC Pigment in Vanilla 
Zoom Fast Black Lash

These are my new favorite things! If I did monthly favorites these would be on the top of the list. I'm a sucker for mascara and a long time ago Zoella mentioned this vanilla pigment from MAC which I have wanted to try every since! When I was up in Halifax on Saturday I of course had to duck into MAC because it just always happens okay! I did pick up some eye shadows which I will hopefully share next week! MAC has a nice little section right now of mini versions of a number of their products and when I was there last month I picked up the above mascara because I wanted to try it and honestly I needed a new one  since the last one I got I didn't like! I decided not to get the pigment that day but knew I would probably be picking it up someday soon. 

If you can't guess I ended up loving the mascara! It makes my lashes look amazing! It is a wet formula which I wasn't sure when I started using since I normally don't like a very wet mascara but this one had me at the first application. I do have nice lashes to start but this mascara just makes them come alive! It lenghtens, separates and just does everything a good mascara should. I should have taken before and after photos but I forgot so just trust me on this! 

The vanilla pigment is the best brow highlight I have ever tried! It is the perfect amount of shimmer and highlight without being in your face! I also love using it for my inner eye highlight. I have wanted this for over a year I would say but couldn't bring myself to spend over $20 on a pigment since I really don't use them that much so when I saw the mini version I knew I would have to pick it up at some point. I finally caved on Saturday and I'm so happy I did because I have used it everyday since and I'm planning on using it everyday I have make up on! I highly recommend this pigment! It also makes me want to try more MAC pigment.

What are your new favorite products? I love hearing about new products!

28 September 2014

Sunday Social with Ashley and Neely!

And another weekend is gone! I really think a three day weekend should happen every weekend or at least every other weekend. It was a beautiful weekend weather wise! Felt more like summer than fall. Loved it! Yesterday I was in Halifax so I could have dinner with my lovely friends and send off our little Tiana because she is leaving for Toronto on Tuesday. I can't believe  I won't be able to see her again until Christmas! But like I was saying that will be here in a blink of an eye! 

Today, was just homework and errands! Totally boring I know! So lets do a link up with Ashley and Neely again since I don't want to leave you with the most boring post ever! PS I already have posts planned for this week so you will see me more then once this week I promise :) 

Have a great week everyone!

1. What is your favorite magazine to read?
Hmmm I haven't been reading magazines lately but I would have still have to say Vogue or People because of love the fashion of Vogue and the celebrity content of People.

2. What is the best thing you’ve seen online lately?
This 'fight' between these little kids just makes me laugh and he just melts my heart....You poked my heart

3. What is your favorite celebrity to follow on Instagram or Twitter?
I know they might not be celebrity celebrities but my favorite people on Twitter at Nolan Thiessen and Ben Hebert. They are Canadian Curlers and I love them! They are funny, smart and entertaining!

4. Is there one article of clothing no matter what the season you can’t help but love?
Tank tops! I have so many! Easy for summer with some shorts and great for wearing under sweaters and cardigans in the winter.

5. Do you prefer email or snail mail?
I like both! I love the quickness of an email but I love the surprise of getting a nice letter in the mail.

21 September 2014

Sunday Funday!

Sunday Funday! Or Sunday do laundry and homework all day! Either way I hope you're all having a great Sunday! It is lovely here today. The sun is shining and the breeze is delightfully warm. So doing this fall themed link up seems weird but I haven't linked up with Ashley and Neely in a VERY LONG time so I figured why not do it today!

1. What is your favorite part of fall?
My favorite part of fall is the crisp weather, changing colors, sweaters, boots and all that fun stuff. I'm going getting back into crafting in the fall too because I hardly take the time to do it in the summer since I would rather be outside.

2. Do you have anything special planned for fall?
Not yet anyways! Baby Leigh is coming in October/November so I'm excited for that but that has nothing to do with me planning anything haha

3. What is fall like in your area?
Fall is just fall here, crisp weather, farmer's markets and such.

4. What is your favorite football team to cheer for (college or professional)?
I'm not a football fan so I have no answer for this.

5. Do you decorate for fall? Show us pics!
I do decorate for fall but I don't have of it out yet nor do I have pictures of it from other years so you will just have to take my word for it :)

Hope you're all ready for another week! Have a relaxing Sunday evening folks!


15 September 2014

Weekend Update!

Okay I didn't do a great job getting back into blogging last week but this is going to be harder than I first thought! I'm so out of practice with blogging I forget I was even going to blog half the time! So lets cross our fingers for a better week this week!

As I didn't bake/cook anything exciting last week I decided to just make this a ramble blog about my weekend. I'm adding Friday into this because we had our first client day of the semester on Friday. I got to do a roller set on one client and a cut and style on another! I was nervous about it before but the day went great and we all got through it amazingly! Job well done to all of us! After school was over I honestly just chilled for the rest of day because I was tired from the full week of school. Saturday, I have to say I didn't do that much either. I went to lunch with Erica and finished baby shower shopping for my friend Deena since Sunday I was going up to Halifax for the shower. Saturday night I was super cool and did laundry and homework! I know you're jealous but not all of us can be that cool! 

Sunday I was up and off around 10:30 with Erica to Halifax for the shower. The shower was so much fun and very well done by Deena's twin sister Dawn and mother Linda. Not only did I get to have a lovely time at the shower but I was able to spend some time with some of my favorite people. We had a great afternoon of chatter, games and shower food! I wish I lived closer so I could everyone more. I say this and my friends here I don't see enough either! Anyways it was a great weekend but never long enough! I could use for some more relaxing time but alas I will sleep when I'm dead right?

Hope everyone had a great weekend! xo

The Backstreet Girls!

08 September 2014

Make It Yourself Monday!

We are starting the week off on the right foot folks! Fingers crossed I can keep this up :) In case any of you are wondering I had a great first week back at school. We mainly were just getting back into the groove of things so this week will really be back to school. I know some you really want/like knowing about what I'm doing in school and how it is going so I plan to post updates about school mainly on Friday :)

Anyways, lets get into today's post which is a baking post! I won't lie to you but I made these cookies back in July thinking I would post about them before now but alas I haven't posted about them. They are probably one of my new favorite cookies! This is why I haven't made them since I first made them because they are so darn good! They are red velvet cookies and boy are they yummy! They are not that hard either it is just the waiting that makes them kind of annoying to bake. That being said they are totally worth it!

I found this recipe at Gonna Want Seconds (Pinterest to start). Check out Kathleen's site for more yummy recipes!


2 1/4 Cups - Flour
1/3 Cup - Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons - Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
1/2 Cup - Unsalted Butter, Softened
2 Ounces - Cream Cheese, Softened
1 1/2 Cup - Sugar
2 - Eggs, Large
2 Teaspoons - Red Food Color
1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup - Powder Sugar

1.In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Add sugar and cream until light and fluffy; a couple of minutes. Add eggs, food color and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Gentle fold half the flour and cocoa mixture to the egg mixture until just incorporated, then fold in second half the same way. Place dough in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

3.Prehat oven to 350°F.

4. Form dough into 1 1/2 Tablespoon balls. Roll dough balls in powdered sugar and place on silpat lined cookie sheets.
5. Bake cookies in preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for approximately 15 minutes then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.

6. Try and not eat them all! So yummy!

01 September 2014

Slack Blogger? Not a summer blogger!

Yup, it is official I'm not a summer blogger! I had idea for posts but I never had/took the time to sit down and write them out. There was always something more fun/exciting/important to do!

Since it is September (WOAH! how did that happen already?) and school is back on Wednesday I figured it was time to get back into a nice routine and it will include blogging on a regular basis. Now, that being said this week probably won't have anymore posts because I will be busy with back to school stuff and just getting back into routine! I just wanted to come and say hi and yes I will be back! 

Now, I'm going to leave you with some of my pictures from August! Hope you're all having a great Labour Day weekend.