18 January 2016

Critics Choice Awards Fashion Round Up

Another Sunday goes by another award weekend we had! Last night the Critics Choice Awards were given out but really we know we watched to see if the fashions got better from the Golden Globes which were so underwhelming I have to say I did like more of the dresses this time and there was three that stood out to me. In no order here are my choices for Best Dressed at the Critics Choice Awards

 Alicia Vikander
This heavily beaded custom Mary Katrantzou looked amazing on her. I normally do not go for the heavily beaded looks but this was beautiful. I love how she kept everything else soft, there was no need for heavy jewelry, make up and hair. The ease of the messy up do and the tan of her skin just perfectly when with her dress.

 Rachel McAdams
She is stunning in this burgundy Elie Saab! This dress was made for her! This dress was made for a small breasted woman! It would not have been half as perfect if it was trying to contain larger breasts! I love everything about this dress, her hair and make up! Hands down this was actually my winner of the night!

Saoirse Ronan
I love the simplicity of this dress. She is young she does not need an over the top dress. The pale blue of the this Antonio Berardi is such a beautiful color on her. I also love the chevron detail on the shoulders. I may have done her hair differently but all in all I did love this look.

Did you watch the awards? Who did you think was best dressed or worst dressed? Let me know :)

13 January 2016

A little reading material....A Book Review

Surprised to see me again aren't you? Thought I was going to post once and run away for months again! Well, I'm at least giving you two posts before running away again. This one is a little different for me because I do not believe I have done a book review on here but this books begs for a review and to be read. The book I'm talking about it is Unflinching The Making of a Canadian Sniper by Jody Mitic.





For Christmas my dad got this book from my sister. I had remembered seeing Jody on Canadian AM talking about it and I remembered him from Amazing Race Canada because I had thought how crazy and amazing it was that he was on the show when he was working with prosthetic legs (came in second by the way! Nothing stops him!). I thought it would be an interesting read and actually I wanted to read it once my sister bought it for my dad but I figured I should not read it before it was given as the gift it was meant to be. Dad always gets a number of books for Christmas so I ended up 'borrowing' it before he could get to it anyways. I spent the whole day reading it, which takes a lot for me because as much as I can enjoy reading it is not something I do as often as I may like to. 

This book is well written and very easy to read, the flow of it works well. Autobiographies/memories are some of my favorite genres to read even though they can be hard to get through sometimes. Jody has a pretty amazing story, his determination is inspirational. If you put your mind to something you can accomplish it and Jody shows that a number of times during his memoir. I do not want to give too much away because I do not want to make anyone feel they have read the book by reading this review. Jody will forever be a soldier at heart and has never let his injury hold him back. This is a story about courage, bravery and overcoming adversities most of us will never even imagine. Don Cherry's quote is so true "Makes you proud that Jody is Canadian". Jody wrote a book that sheds light on a number of issues both good and bad. I love how he tells his story, he seems like one hell of a good guy. Son, husband, father, friend, soldier etc he is doing it well. If you enjoy a memoir I truly recommend this book, even if memoirs are not your thing maybe try this one you might just like it!


Chapters: Unflinching

11 January 2016

Golden Globes Round Up: Strictly Fashion Talk

And Happy 2016 to you lovely folks as well! I know I said I would be doing Christmas posts and all that jazz but you want to know what...I was in a blogging rut, I hated everything I wrote and it was feeling like something I had to do instead of something that I wanted to do! When blogging feels more like work I can't do it! I also was very sick right before Christmas and lets be honest Christmas is not the best time to get back into blogging because it is an insane time anyways!

I figured I would ease myself back into blogging with a fashion round up of my favorite dresses at the Golden Globes. I have to say I was not overly in love with the fashions of the Globes this year. I hoping the Oscars will be something since the Globes though nice were not great. But alas I picked my favorites and here in no order are my choices for Best Dressed....

 Jamie Alexander
Perfect color for her, love the plunging neckline because she can pull it off! Simple with everything else, just loving this dress on her!

Amy Adams
This color is just amazing on her. I love how everything just looks effortless with this look for her. Everything is easy and just soft but still has that fitted look, this girl has a good stylist or really knows how to dress herself well.


Jennifer Lopez
This woman can basically do no wrong in my eyes so no real shocker here that she made my best dressed list. Her coloring is perfect for this marigold yellow. I love her soft make up and bold lip. And just hot damn look at that leg! Perfection!


Kate Winslet
This blue looks so great with her skin tone and honestly she is normally a contender for best dress. Kate knows to rock a red carpet. Nothing is over done with this look which I love. 

There you have it...my top 4 picks for best dressed. Who are your top picks? Were you as underwhelmed as I was with the fashions this year? Let me know your thoughts!

I did some blog brainstorming today so hopefully this will be my real come back to blogging!

Happy Monday!

16 November 2015

Pray for the World....

Getting back into this blogging thing is proving tougher then expected but we are going to power through and hope for the best! I really enjoy blogging but sometimes I just feel like I don't have anything to say or I just do not feel like sitting down in front of the computer and actually writing out a post. So I want to say thanks to those who are still reading my blog and hello to some of the new readers! Please bear with me with me while I get my blogging mojo back! I feel it is coming back but it isn't quite here yet!

I have some ideas for some holiday posts so stay tuned for those and if you have anything you might want me to post about let me know because I love getting ideas! 

And just to end this remember to be nice to each other.

11 November 2015

Thank You..


In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
-John McCrae

26 October 2015

Getting There....

Well this whole back to blogging thing is coming slowly but it is coming! I do want to blog but I'm having a hard time stringing the words together how I like them! Which in blogging/writing can cause quite the problem! But alas we will power through this and get back to normal as soon as possible!

I'm in my final two days of being 31....as of Wednesday morning I will be 32! I honestly don't care about aging because it happens and you can't fight it! Well some people try to and we can all tell who they are! I can say my life is not where I thought it would be when I turned 32 but I'm very happy and I know everything happens for a reason. If other plans had of worked out I would be doing what I love and my life would be very different. For my birthday, we having a family dinner on Wednesday and then on Friday myself and my momma are going to see from the curling Masters in Truro. I'm rather excited because I haven't been to a curling event in a long time, should be a really good time. Then on Sunday again with my momma I'm going to see Travis Tritt and I can't wait! It is going to be such a good time! I have loved Travis Tritt since I was a little girl. It is great getting to go with my mom too because she is really the reason I listened to him in the first place. Plus, she had a lot to do with my birthday so nice to share this stuff with her :)


Also, today I'm linking up with Meghan and Biana for Weekending with....I have to say I didn't have the most exciting weekend! But, I will give you the details anyways! On Saturday I had to work until lunch time. I did my sister's hair and one of my cousin's came in for blow out. Then, I went to lunch with Erica (sister for those who don't know) and I had a lovely greek salad! I'm not sure how you could go wrong when you have feta cheese on something! So yummy! After that I came home and chilled and honestly did nothing for the rest of the evening! I told you my weekend wasn't exciting! On Sunday I helped get my dad ready to leave for up north again. He will be working up there again until maybe mid December. If any of you have kids and need to get Santa their letters we can ship to my dad and he can deliver them! Yes he is almost that far up north! Erica and my mom took him to the airport so I had dinner and hung out with Chase (my brother) for the evening. I don't think I need to include today since I cleaned and did laundry! But honestly Monday are my Sundays because I don't work on Mondays. Sadly they never really feel like Sundays but I will take it!

Anyways I hope you all had a great weekend! What are everyone's plans for Halloween?

xoxo

21 October 2015

What's HapPinning!

Look I'm back again! Maybe this comeback is really going to happen this time. Anyways, I have of course kept up my Pinterest addiction over the last months and today I'm linking up with Jessi and Jenn for What's Hap-Pinning?! I love that! Here are some of the pins I have been pinning lately!

Everything autumn! Crisp air, cozy sweaters, teas, slippers and beautiful colors, what isn't to love!






I love autumn! So I figured why not share a few autumn pins and no I don't just love autumn because my birthday falls in it though it doesn't hurt :) Hope you're all having a wonderful Wednesday! I'm going to check out some other blogs from this link up now :)


19 October 2015

Helllllllooooooo

Well isn't this a pleasant surprise to see me pop up again!? I hope it is anyways! I have been thinking about coming back to blogging for awhile now and I feel like I'm ready again. I think I am because we all know I have tried a few times and they just haven't worked. I'm feeling more settled and I'm in a good routine so adding in some blogging should be a good thing.

I don't even know where to start to do a catch up on life since I last blogged so I'm not going to really I'm just going to give you some of the highlights!

  • graduated! Top of the class I might add! Hard work pays off!
  • got a job! Before I graduated and I LOVE where I am
  • Weddings! Two of cousins were married this summer! Lots of family fun was had
  • Summer was awesome as always!
  • More babies are now in my family and circle of friend
Those are the fun highlights of the past few months. OH and I chopped my hair off!

 I'm loving having short(er) hair! Makes the mornings or just getting ready in general so much easier!

Now lets all cross our fingers in hopes I will continue this blog thing! Since what is blogging without a nice link up I'm linking up with Mingle Monday! Go and check it out! 

http://www.lifeofmeg.com/

08 February 2015

20 Facts About Me...31 Day Challenge

Okay, I'm back with another day of the 31 Day Challenge! Today, is the 20 facts about me, sorry if you know most of these already but I'm having a tough time trying to think of 20 facts I haven't mentioned on here before! But, here goes nothing....

1. I have purple hair right now! Well it is VR which is violet red and I love it but still want to change it to something else.

2. I have watched the BSB movie 4 times since it came out last Friday (Jan 30).

3. My favorite player from MTV's the Challenge is CT, always has been and always will be my favorite.

4. I was mildly addicted to Are You the One Season Two, mainly because of Layton.

5. I have a love/hate relationship with braiding.

6. I love school but I cannot wait until it is over! We are in our last semester and I'm just ready to be done.

7. I have a tattoo!

8. I still hate cooked carrots! I can't eat them, they make me gag!

9. Since starting school I have become a major hair product junkie!

10. I love playing with make up!

11. Summer is my favorite time of year.

12. If you hurt my family or friends I will turn into the biggest bitch you could encounter!

13. I have been watching way too much Criminal Minds! Finally catching up on this season!

14. I love snow days but we have far too much snow right now!

15. I'm slightly obsessed with Jealous by Nick Jonas and yes I know I was late on that train!

16. It takes all my will power to not to MAC when I'm in the mall!

17. I check Instagram and Twitter more than Facebook

18. I hate folding laundry

19. I hate socks but I love slippers

20. London Calling will always be my favorite candle at Bath and Body Works!






Hope you're all having a great Sunday! :)

04 February 2015

It's 2015!

Not only is it 2015 it is February! When did this happen? Honestly, I don't know where 2014 went so I have no idea where January went! I have been meaning to come back to the blog for a long time now. I feel like whenever I say I'm coming back I get busy and then it is just too much to even think of blogging! I do really want to get back into my blog so fingers crossed this is the beginning of more posts from me! I have some ideas for upcoming posts and hopefully just some fun stuff! 


I saw this 31 day challenge on my friend Sara's blog and decided why not! I probably won't be doing this everyday because well I just don't think I will be taking the time to do it everyday but I will do all of it by the end of March lets say! I will give a deadline just not a firm one.


An introduction, maybe a re-introduction? Okay, I'm Brittany! I'm 31 years old and I'm currently taking cosmetology at the local community college. I have a great family and friends who I will often talk about on here. I don't really even know what to say in this introduction because my next task is to give 20 facts about myself. So I think I'm going to make you wait until the facts to really get an introduction to me. 

Okay, fingers crossed I actually get back into the routine of blogging! 

xx