5 on Friday Favorites

13 January 2017 2 comments
Closer to the start of this week it felt like it was going to be a long week but honestly I can't believe it is already Friday! Also full moon and Friday the 13th! Mind you my favorite number is 13 so I don't normally have the same freak out as some people do.

I haven't done a Five on Friday link up for awhile now so I figured why not today!

1. The weather this morning! I don't know if it is going to get worse as the day goes but this morning the weather was beautiful! It was mild and sunny felt like a spring day! I love it, even if it only lasts for a bit.

2. This is Us is back! Man I love this show! If you're not watching it you really should be. It is so good, the characters are great and the acting is wonderful. I have to say Randall is my favorite, I adore him!
3. Getting things organized again! I love Christmas more than your average person but even I'm happy to have everything back to regular order and now I have been working on organizing things that got pushed to the wayside while I was busy being Christmasy!
4. The Continental Cup for curling is going on with week and I always find this one fun to watch because it is more of a group thing. It is held in Vegas and they are divided into North America and the World. Good fun to watch and nice to see them all having fun with each other.
5. Oh going back to Christmas for a second I love Clearance Christmas deals at Michaels! I have gotten such nice stamps for dirt cheap!
So those are some of my favorite things this week! What are your favorite things with week?

What's Hap'pinning' Wednesday! Currently.....

11 January 2017 No comments
First Wednesday I have posted in the new year so of course I'm linking up with Jennifer and Jessi for what's hap'pinning' Wednesday. This week we are focusing on what I'm doing currently....


I actually have three books on the go on right now which is weird for me because often I don't even have one. But right now I'm reading....


Summer at Tiffany's by Karen Swan is a sequel to her novel Christmas at Tiffany's. If you like chick lit but not the overly cheesey kind Karen Swan is the one for you. I love her novels. When I saw she did a sequel to Christmas at Tiffany's I could not have been more happy and so far so good :)
Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham was a Christmas gift and I love Lauren so I'm liking the book so far but sometimes I find myself not liking how it is written but still a good read so far.
The Woman I Wanted to Be is a book I have been wanting to pick up for awhile now and whenever I was at the bookstore for whatever reason I kept talking myself out of picking it up but finally I did and I'm not too far in but I like it. I love Diane Von Furstenberg so I can't imagine I won't end up not loving this.

 I just started this one last night! I have a few people tell me to watch it so I dove in last night and I'm happy I did so far. I swear all I watch on Netflix is British period TV shows!

Trying to be better in the eating front since the holidays are over. Nothing too exciting to report on this front.

Looking Forward to...
Right now I'm looking forward to the work day being over so I can go home and get some other things done around the house and continue watching Call the Midwife!

I would win the lottery so I could go on a nice beach vacation for an extended period of time! This snowy weather is the pits!

Listening to Matchbox 20, I forget sometimes how much I like their songs and how much I adore Rob Thomas' voice!

Water....lots of water

My new rose scented perfume from the Body Shop! Hot damn I love all the British Rose products! Check them out if you love rose scented things :)

A snack but I forgot to bring something with me! HA

Jeans, plaid shirt and black tank top.....basically my work uniform.

Grateful for....
waking up this morning and having another day....do not take life for granted.
Happy Wednesday everyone! One day closer to the weekend!


10 January 2017 1 comment
So it is 2017 huh? When and how did that happen? I honestly feel like it was just turning 2016. It is true the older you get the quicker time passes! Or maybe it is just not wishing your life away anymore like we often do as kids wishing we were older because being an adult is so much 'better'.

I took a longer break from the blog than I thought I was going to but of course after the rush of the holidays and getting things back to normal I got sick! This cold is driving me nuts and from what I hear it is really holding on to most people so I'm hoping it doesn't hold on too long! Some people are into their 3rd and 4th weeks with it :| But lets be positive and hope I don't have it that long.

How was everyone holidays? Mine was lovely as it always seems to be. Lots of great company, food, presents etc! Best part as always was spending time with family and friends. I often wish over the holidays that we could take the time all year to spend the same quality time with each other but as hard as we try life gets in the way. Now, I see that life getting in the way just makes it more special when we do get to come together and spend that quality time with each other.

I was thinking about doing a wrap up to 2016 but since I didn't blog most of it I feel like I would have explain everything so just some highlights of 2016 instead

  • Wonderful trip to Cuba with my Mom
  • having a great summer with wonderful brides
  • having my work in a magazine! Wedding Bells featured one of my brides from the summer.
  • spending time with family and friends who truly matter.
I know there is many more highlights but honestly I don't want to sit here forever. There was of course lows in 2016 but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger right.

I wish everyone the most wonderful 2017! I hope it is whatever you want it to be!

Why I Love Christmas....

23 December 2016 No comments
It is the most wonderful time of year. The Christmas season is hands down my most favorite time of the year and has been since I was a little girl. When you are young you love Christmas for fun of everything and the idea of Santa and presents. Of course as you get older hopefully your love of Christmas matures a bit. As the saying goes it isn't what is under the tree that matters but who is around it and as you get older this definitely becomes an accurate statement.

As a child, I had the most wonderful Christmases. They were always filled with family, presents, good food and lots of love. I believe most of love of Christmas has come from my mother who is probably the only other person I know who loves Christmas as much as I do. She puts her love of Christmas on her mother too. Sadly, Nanny passed away in 1992, I can only imagine what the three of us would be like together now at Christmas. My dad also likes Christmas but he is your man's man who enjoys it and does what he told when the decorating starts. He worked very hard and still does to make sure we have a great Christmas. I will forever have great memories of Christmas as child/teenager/adult because of my wonderful parents.

There is very little I don't like about Christmas. The only thing is probably the materialistic side of it but honestly I just push that out of my head and just think about all the good things because I think Christmas is what you make of it. I love all the traditions we have, lights drives, the movies and music, Christmas potluck on Christmas eve, turkey dinner on Christmas day, the crafts, day after boxing day sales, visiting with friends and family, the decorations, having quiet moments alone by the Christmas tree etc. I will always 'believe' in Santa and remember the real reason for the season. Christmas just gives me all the feels.

It is honestly the most wonderful time of year for me and I wish everyone else could love it almost as much as I do.

Merry Christmas Everyone! I wish you a wonderful holiday season and a magical new year!

A Christmas Tag!

22 December 2016 No comments
I wasn't sure what I would post today since I ended up not getting the pictures I wanted taken for a bit of a decoration house tour. But luckily yesterday Jenn posted this Christmas tag and I quickly decided that would be the post for today. Just some fun before it is time to step away from the blog for a few days and celebrate Christmas! So here we go...

1. What is your favorite Christmas film?
I would have to say my favorite Christmas movie is The Santa Clause. I watch it every season and I just love it as much as I did the year before.

2. Have you ever had a white Christmas?
Oh yes! Many! I live on the east coast of Canada! Mind you the last two were sunny and plus 15*C! But whatever!

3. Where do you usually spend the holiday?
At home with the family!

4. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas by just about anyone. I also love On A Snowy Christmas Night by Elvis Presley.

5. Do you open any presents on Christmas eve?
I don't think we have the past couple of years but as kids we always opened one gift before bed.

6. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer?
You have Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid and Donner and Blixen and of course Rudolph!

7. What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this year?
My favorite tradition is having Christmas Eve with my mom's family. It is a potluck and basically the best meal of year. It is always nice to start Christmas eve off with your family and good food.

8. Is your Christmas tree real or fake.
Both, we have a real tree and a few fake ones!

9. What is your all time favorite Holiday food / Sweet Treat?
Probably my mom's scotch cookies!

10. Be honest, do you like giving gifts or receiving gifts better?
Both! Come on we all love getting a nice present or two! I of course love giving presents too. I love shopping for them and seeing how the receiver reacts to their gift!

11. What would be your dream place to visit for the Holiday season?
If you know me this might sound weird because I don't really enjoy snow but I would love to be able to have all my family at a beautiful snowy ski lodge for Christmas. I think it would be so magical and if not that I wouldn't mind a white sandy beach Christmas either.

12. Are you a pro present wrapper, or do you fail miserably?
In between! I can wrap pretty well but nothing too crazy! Normally the first couple of gifts give me some grief but then I get into a groove and do pretty well :)

Remember to hug your loved ones tight and tell them you love them this holiday season and every day. I found out an old friend passed away this week, a shock for sure so make sure the ones you love it.

Happy Holidays!

Just a Bit of A Ramble.....What's Happinning Wednesday!

21 December 2016 2 comments
Can you believe it is so close to Christmas? Four more sleeps! Are you ready? I have to say I'm close. I have just a couple of things to pick up and just a few more things to wrap. I mainly just have some baking and cleaning to do. I'm hoping to get most of it done this evening and if not I will finish up tomorrow. Lets just say I'm not at all stressed about anything which is great and really I normally keep myself pretty chilled during the holidays because I love them so much! I wish I had time for another craft though! I found this on Pinterest awhile ago and said I wanted to make it but I haven't gotten around to it! It will have to go on my list for next year! Honestly how cute it is though? I love it

I already have a list of things I want to make year for Christmas. I just didn't get as much crafting done as I wanted to but what can you do. I wasn't going to force myself to make stuff. And lets be honestly I normally have a running list of crafts I want to do. If I didn't get into Pinterest I would never have become the crafter I am now! Damn you Pinterest! hahaha
Anyways, I hope you're all having a great week before Christmas and I hope you all get to relax for at least a few days. Merry Christmas!