Easter Traditions

13 April 2017 6 comments

It is time for another Girly Chat Link up! This month's topic is Easter Traditions! I was hoping to be able to have some pictures to go along with this post but I haven't been able to find any so maybe next year haha!

Easter isn't my favorite holiday but I do love it because it is normally when the weather is changing and everything is just coming back to life here in Nova Scotia. I love Spring and normally we go from winter into basically summer. The weather has been great for the past couple of days and I just love it.

My family has a couple of traditions that we have had forever and a few that are newer. Since Erica will be in Europe for Easter and my dad is away working, it is just going to be me, momma bear and my brother Chase for Easter this year. We are changing things up because we don't want to do everything we normally do because it is a lot of work to make a full turkey dinner and when it is just for 3 people no thanks. Plus mom did a full turkey for Erica's birthday so that was kind of in place of Easter dinner. I think we are going to do a BBQ this year and just have a nice Sunday together.

When I was a kid, we always a had a turkey dinner and my grandparents would come over. We always got a nice basket from the Easter Bunny which included chocolate, skipping rope, sideway chalk and a movie/book/CD. It was always a great day spent with family. Now, is much the same but the basket has gotten smaller and mainly just some mini eggs and bunny which is more than enough haha. One of our newer traditions is watching Jesus Christ Superstar. Myself and Erica are huge musical fans and there are some that even Chase will partake in. Since Erica will be away we are planning on watching it tonight when I'm doing Erica's hair. Can't have an Easter now without watching it!

Easter = Spring and I love it. I hope you are linking up today for the latest Girly Girl!

Happy Thursday Everyone!


It's Wednesday!

12 April 2017 2 comments
I swear the weeks are just rolling by! And they can do this until I go away to Cuba then please slow down and don't pass too quickly. This week I feel like I have been going constantly, Erica leaves for Europe on Thursday and being the nice big sister I am, I'm making sure all her laundry is done and she will have her hair done before she leaves and all that jazz plus work and just regular household chores! Adulting is so much fun! Anyways, lets show you some pins I have been looking at and what I'm royally waiting on....

 Funny and true!
Above and below pictures make my heart melt! I just want to be able to cuddle some puppies since I already have two dogs I'm probably not getting another one anytime soon!
I was going to post to some more pins I have been looking at but honestly if you look at my pinterest right now it is all puppy pictures and funny memes so I won't bore you with all of them! If you want to see more of what I'm pinning when I actually have a chance to go on Pinterest click on the button in the sidebar!
Now for Royally Waiting....CUBA! That is what I'm waiting on, excited for, planning for, packing for, etc! I cannot wait to have a great week on the beach with my momma, cousin and aunt!



10 April 2017 No comments

Look at me posting on a Monday! I know what you're thinking you post once a week maybe then you're gone for the week! I honestly do make plans to post more but this last month has been busy and to  be even more honest it doesn't look like it is getting any better. I work part time in a political office and we seem to be gearing up for an election and in a little over two weeks I will be leaving for a week for my vacation. So, I'm going to try my best to schedule some posts but if I'm absent for the next little bit it is because I'm busy and I'm not taking the time to be on the internet to blog. Anyways, I hope you're all have a great Monday! It is a beautiful day here so I have no complaints! Well, I wouldn't mind more coffee but whatever!

from google images

Wednesday Wednesday....

05 April 2017 1 comment

Wow, Wednesday already! I swear the last couple of weeks have flown by and I don't know where they have gone. Since we got home from Crop and Create is has been a blur! I don't have any complaints though because the weather has been sketchy and I'm so looking forward to nicer weather and the more into April we get the better. Anyways I'm linking up with lots of fab gals so lets just get into Royally Waiting and What's Happinning Wednesday!

Waiting On...work to be over for the day so I can go and run some errands! I know super exciting.

Thinking About...Maybe doing a super quick trip to Halifax on Saturday because I have a few things I need to pick up and I can only get them in Halifax since we don't have the stores in New Glasgow.

Listening to....James Arthur!

Loving...That Darrel took out Johnny Bananas on the Challenge! Sorry if that ends up being a spoiler for you! I didn't mean it to be.

Excited for....My trip to Cuba!! It is booked and I leave on April 27th! Myself. momma, cousin Jody and my aunt Sandra are going. It is going to be a super fun trip! I can't wait to lay on the beach for a week!

Question...What is your number one item for a beach vacation? And maybe not the normal answers....sunscreen, bathing suits, dresses I got that ;)

Now, what lets do I have to tell you? Oh on the weekend we had a surprise 30th birthday party for my sister! It was a super fun night and she was pretty surprised! Not totally she had an idea but she was pretty darn pleased with it is all. She does so much for everyone else it was nice to have that party for her and celebrate her birthday. We then had a turkey dinner for her on Sunday, which was mainly my mom's party for Erica and then on Monday for her actual birthday she was busy with work and tutoring but I made her a cake and we still celebrated a bit more. She still has to pick out her suitcase which I'm getting her for her birthday, she is leaving for Europe next week, school trip! All in all a great weekend oh and I went to see my cousin Jared play hockey on Sunday night.
So that is what is up with me! Hope you're all having a great week so far!

Oh hey yeah it is me!

30 March 2017 3 comments
Yes! I finally had a minute to sit down and work on a post! This week and last week was a tad busy and honestly by the time I got to the end of day I had no energy to even pretend like I was going to actually sit down and write out a post. I hope to have some time to schedule a few posts for next week so we will get back on track! Anyways, lets have a bit of a review!

Lets go back to Crop and Create Moncton 2017! It was another great weekend filled with scrapbooking, friends, classes, food and fun! I can't you how I look forward to this event each year. This was our 5th year going and 6th year Crop and Create has been doing the events around Canada. Catherine and her team put in such effort to make a great event and they NEVER disappoint. Since it was March Break last week me and Erica left in the morning for Moncton, we decided to leave early so we could do a bit of shopping and have a late lunch since the event started at 3pm and we probably weren't going to leave to have dinner. It was a wonderful kick off and great dessert bar, our table mates were great. We got up early on Saturday because everything started at 8:30am and we had classes in the afternoon and evening so we wanted to get a jump start on some pages before that. We had breakfast at Cora's because it is a favorite and right beside the hotel so how could we not. We had great classes with Vicki and Nicole! It was all just a great weekend! I can't say enough about them! I love the weekend! For as long as they have it I will be going!


The one in the last picture with me, is Vicki Boutin and she makes me a better scrapbooker every time I see her. She just makes things click and makes you takes risks, it is just a piece of paper so just do it. She has also created her own product line with American Crafts and it is AMAZING! I'm so proud of her! You check out a sneak peak of her stuff here.

Last week I also got new slippers from my aunt Mary! They are awesome and I love a good slipper! Since Target left Canada I have no place where I really like to get slippers so I'm pleased to have these new ones :)

And this last week, has been snowy and gross for the most part and work is busy and life is busy. I'm hoping to book my trip to Cuba early next week! This week of snow has really driven from that I need a break on the beach!
Hope everyone is having a great week!

The Flash!

22 March 2017 1 comment
This week is flying by and I'm not sure I'm going to be able to keep up! I know I wasn't around much last week and I honestly don't think I will around much this week. Life is busy right now and I'm playing a bit of catch up since I was away all weekend. I hope you're all having a great week and lets chat next week!

Snow forecasted for this evening :( Spring please come soon! and Summer come even quicker!

Oh that's blinding....

14 March 2017 3 comments
Over the weekend I was in Halifax to pick up my mom at the airport and since we were going up anyways last minute myself and Erica decided to head up a tad earlier so we could run into the mall and do a bit of shopping. We of course hit up Sephora because I have been eyeing the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit she did with Anastasia of Beverly Hills since it Nicole posted a sneak peek on Instagram. I also had watched Jeffree Star's review on the kit and that confirmed my want for the kit.

This kit is beautiful! If you enjoy a good highlight this is it! There are six great shades in this kit for $52 Canadian. It is available in stores at Sephora and online. Packaging is on point but all of Anastasia's products have beautiful packaging.
At first glance at the store I was like yes! I need this! Kitty Kat and Forever Young were basically calling out to me. A couple of the sales' girls on the floor were like oh you're getting it! You're going to love it. I felt like saying duh how could one not love it and I hadn't even tried it yet but I did swatch it just in case.
When you first open it and look at the colors they do look like they are going to glittery but I promise they won't be. They are like butter, not chalky at all and glide on like a dream. I will say if you don't like stronger highlight, I would maybe not pick up this kit. So far Kitty Kat, Forever Young and Forever Lit have been my favorites because I'm not tanned right now so Daydream, Glo Getter and 143 not overly working for me but I know once I have a tan I will totally be loving them. Well 143 might always be a tad too dark for me to highlight with but all of these shades would be awesome eye shadows as well. This morning I used Forever Lit for my brow highlight and it instantly picks up your eye. For my cheeks and cupid's bow I have been laying Kitty Kat and Forever Young, in the sun you basically need your shades on. I'm going to take a quote from Jeffree Star and say they are basically a wet dream highlighter! The pigmentation is great, the consistency is smooth and if you have texture on your face it doesn't overly pick it up like many highlighters will. I wanted to have pros and cons for you but right now I don't have any cons for this Glow Kit. It is beautiful and does exactly what I want it too. You can't ask for more than that.

From top to bottom 143, Glo Getter, Forever Lit, Day Dream, Forever Young, Kitty Kat
First picture swatches in natural light and second picture bathroom lighting.
This is Brittany approved!
I'm also so happy for Nicole! I love her videos on YouTube, she just seems like the kind of girl I would be good friends with. Glad to see her making great products!

Girly Chat Link Up: That time you were really lucky....

09 March 2017 7 comments
Time for another girly chat link up! This month's topic about being lucky and talking about that one time you were really lucky! I have to say I don't think I'm that lucky because I normally never win anything so when I was thinking about this writing this post nothing was really coming to me. I did win tickets on Twitter to see Il Divo which was amazing but that is basically my only good lucky moment. It is funny when people often think of being lucky they only think of winning something when really we are so lucky in many ways.

I kept on trying to figure something out that was more exciting then Il Divo tickets and it hit me! If you have been reading my blog for awhile or know me in person you know I had a cancer scare back in 2009. I was told I needed chemo before I could have surgery to remove the tumor from my ovary. It was all very scary and upsetting. I luckily had an amazing specialist in Halifax who just didn't think it was cancer and she decided my best option was surgery and soon. No chemo just get in there and take out whatever was in there. Two weeks later I was having surgery to have this mass removed. I had never had surgery before and having surgery on your stomach makes you feel like you're 100 years old! You don't realize how much you use those muscles. It was a long 6 week recovery but I did it and I got a call from Dr. Rittenburg that it wasn't cancer she was right! It was actually my ovary who decided to just be a little crazy and didn't want to be a part of my body anymore. I have watched people deal with cancer, I have watched families of those dealing with cancer, I have been a part of those families and I cannot begin to tell you how lucky I am that I didn't have cancer. I'm here.

This reminded me of how lucky I am when it comes to my family. I honestly don't know how I would function without them. We have close family and I always feel bad for those who don't have same. When someone says they don't really get along with their siblings that basically boggles my mind because mine are my best friends. The older I have often the more I realize how awesome my parents have been. Yup, I really got the best when it comes to family and not just my immediate family my whole family/friends are all pretty awesome!

Final thought...There is going to be all kind of lucky stories today with the link up and I'm excited to read them but I want everyone to remember today how lucky we are to be alive and well. Yes, we all have our problems we are dealing with but just don't take things for granted because they can change in second.


Royal Waiting Link Up

08 March 2017 3 comments
Wow, it is Wednesday already! This week is flying by! Now that I say that I'm sure the rest of the week will crawl by at a snail's pace! I hope you're all having a good week I have no complaint on my end. This week I decided I would link with the girls Shelly, Katy and Holly who are hosting Royally Waiting. I follow Shelly's blog and now I will have to go and check out Katy and Holly's because I'm sure they are great if Shelly is friends with them because she has a great blog. Onto the link up...
Waiting on...Booking a trip down south! It isn't set in stone but that is all I want right now to sit on the beach for a week. Hopefully the last week of April I will be gone somewhere, either Cuba or Dominican Republic.
Hearting...My dogs, they were so cute last night! I just love them so much.
Planning...what to make for dinner next week! Meal planning yes!
Packing...for Crop and Create, I like to plan what I'm bringing and pack about a week before the event because if I need anything I would like to get it before and then I can just do fun shopping at the event.
Watching...This is Us, The Challenge and Criminal Minds...not sure I can deal with This is US and Criminal Minds! They just have me on emotional rollercoasters all the time!

Happy Wednesday everyone! We are half way there! I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend! It is always nice to have something to look forward too even if it just laying on the couch watching Netflix all weekend!

March Goals

07 March 2017 1 comment
Yes I know it is already 7 days into March and I'm posting my goals now but hey I rarely post about my goals on my blog anyways so this is better. There are a number of gals on follow who post their goals each month and I decided why not join in on that party! I normally have some goals I keep in mind for the month but I never make a post about them. Anyways, here are my goals for the month of March...

  • Organize my clothes! I have lots of clothes but I only wear maybe half them so lets purge!
  • Keep up the meal planning! I have been doing pretty good the last couple of weeks with meal planning and I would really like to keep that up because it makes for such an easier week.
  • Go through my make up and purge! Enough said there.
Now I know this is just a small list but it is what I'm working with this month!

Are you a monthly goal maker? New Year's Resolutions maker? Or just fly by the seat of your pants kind of gal?

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

5 On Friday!

03 March 2017 2 comments
The last part of this week flew by! Friday already which is great because I'm ready for the weekend! Well really I just want to sleep in tomorrow and not wake up to an alarm! I only have Saturday for this because Sunday I'm headed to Halifax to help out with a charity fashion show which should be fun!

Now time again for Friday Favorites...

Again, the weather this week was pretty great! Sunny and not too cold for the most part. That all changed last night, it is COLD today and we got a dusting of snow but nothing too crazy so we all good.

I saw the movie Get Out last night and it was so good! I really enjoyed it. It was a great thriller and just enough comedy that you got a laugh in when you needed it. If this movie is playing near you I suggest going to see it. I went with Erica, Chase and Lindsay and we all really liked it. It still gives me the creeps thinking about it! haha

Another favorite from last night was my popcorn haha I know but it was really good and I fully enjoyed it!

Oh another food favorite this week was my tacos on Tuesday of course. They were extra good and I normally don't put queso dip on my tacos but I had forgotten to get sour cheese so I put the queso dip on them and yup that is my new favorite taco topping!

My last favorite for this week is a reality tv favorite! I'm so happy the Champions are finally on the Challenge! It has taken way too long to really get this season started! I just hope CT stays on for a long time and finger crossed he wins!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

OH I'm adding a 6th favorite this week...watching Backstreet Boys videos from their Vegas show! In love! I miss seeing them in concert!

What's Hap'pinning' Wednesday?

01 March 2017 2 comments
Wednesday! I honestly feel like it should be Friday already but I guess I will take Wednesday. I have been so tired this week is crazy! I fell asleep before 8:30 last night! That rarely happens to me and of course I fell asleep in the lazyboy, I almost wanted to stay there all night instead of getting up and going to bed but I did because I would have regretted it in the morning. But what can you do! This means I didn't get to watch The Challenge last night but luckily I remembered to DVR it before I fell asleep!

I decided to link up with Jen and Jess with week for What's Hap'pinning' Wednesday. I have been on Pinterest a bit in the last week looking at summer clothes, recipes, crafts etc I just pulled a couple of my favorite things to show you this week. And they are all clothes! I'm so ready for summer fashions! I'm sick of my boots, sweaters and jeans! Give me sandals, tanks and shorts please!

Hello Ashley Graham! She is my girl crush! I love her!

I love this top! So cute, flowy and summer!

I want this romper! I haven't been much of a romper girl since I was young but this is so cute.

I'm going to need this tank top for summer end of!
Now that you know what I'm pinning these days, I want to know what is going with you and what you are pinning? Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to La La Land....

27 February 2017 3 comments
Oh word what a mess at the Oscars last night for the best picture award. I do think Warren Beatty should have just said I think we have a mistake here but alas in that moment, he didn't think to do that. I was going to do a whole post about Oscar fashions today but I wasn't overly taken with anyone so I don't feel like I have enough to actually do a real post on it. I did think everyone looked great some more then other but I didn't see that one or two dresses that really got me. The men of course all looked great in their suits. Anyone see my favorite Ben Affleck? Oh I love him.

I will talk about one dress and one woman....Viola Davis...I haven't seen Fences yet but I can only imagine the job she did in the movie. I love her, I think she is wonderful and she looked amazing last night. I loved the color of the dress on her! I loved her hair and make up! She is a beauty on the inside and out.

Before the Oscars started Chase, Lindsay and Ashdenne came over for snacks. Chase and Lindsay took over taco dip, peanut butter pie and homemade gummies! Yup, they made the cutest little dino gummies! I made egg roll in a bowl, soft pretzels and fruit dip. Ashdenne just for back from out West so we let it slide she didn't bring anything. I will just say we know how to make snacks! We all ate too much but it was so good, you really didn't want to stop! HAHA

Earlier in the day, Erica and myself decided to run some errands and pick up some groceries. I did some household chores when we got home and got things ready for our company later. It was a pretty chill weekend. I didn't really do anything on Saturday either. It is nice to have a weekend like that since it is busy'ish' week this week.

I hope you all had a great week and are having a good Monday :) Sun is shining here again so I have no complaints!

Friday Favorites!

24 February 2017 1 comment
This week was a short week but kind of seemed long. I know it doesn't really make sense but whatever I know you all know what I mean. Since it is Friday I think it is time for some Friday Favorites! If you have read any of my posts this week you might be able to figure out a few of my favorites already.

This week's episode of This is Us had me shook. I haven't cried that hard at a TV show ever. I think the only other time I really cried at a TV show was the episode of 8 Simple Rules when Jon Ritter dies. It was so sad because he had actually passed away. But, back to This is Us, I could honestly just watch a show just about Randall he is my favorite. I would also need William and Jack in the show in some way. Yup, seriously such a good episode and show in general.

Another shocker....Lion but more specifically Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar! They play the main character Saroo at different ages and I just love them! Dev Patel is a fantastic actor and Sunny is one of the cutest kids in the whole world. He did such a good job in the movie too. Love Love Love! This is the real life Saroo and the two who played him.

This favorite is kind of attached to the movie, only because myself, mom, sister and brother went and we were the only ones there so it was a fun evening spent together. Also, Erica thought the movie started at 9:10 but it didn't! 9:20 so we were there a tad early but all good. We were just missing Dad and Lindsay!

All the clothes in the stores and online shops are so springy and summery! I love it but now all I want to do is shop and buy all the things! I will be getting some of it because I want a few things for my Cuba trip if it happens. I think I want some new bathing suit tops too. Lets be honest I want it all! hahaha

My last favorite for this week has been the weather! Omg it has felt so spring like and the sun has been out. Such a nice change from the weather that we had been having. This morning when I put the trash out it was already 5 degrees! I love this weather I hope it keeps up and melts even more of the stupid snow!

I hope you all have a great weekend! Happy Friday!


What's Up Wednesday On Thursday?

23 February 2017 1 comment
Another month as passed already and it is time for What's Up Wednesday! My bad for being a day late but the day got away on me yesterday so lets just be happy it is coming at all!
What I'm eating this week?
I didn't plan for this week so I don't really have a good menu nothing really exciting, just whatever has been the plan for this week.
What I'm reminiscing about?
This week I was in a group chat with some of my lovely friends who I met because of the Backstreet Boys and I was thinking about all the good times I have had with them and how much I miss them and need to get to Halifax soon to see them!
What I'm Loving?
This is Us and Lion! Two nights in a row and have gone into ugly cry because of this show and movie. The episode on Tuesday of This Is Us is one of the one best most well acted I have ever seen. Sterling K Brown and Ron Cephas Jones are just amazing. I honestly cannot put into words how wonderfully tragic and beautiful that episode was. For last 5-10 minutes I could barely see through my tears. I know I'm hyping it up a lot but it just really struck a cord and I think it has for most fans of shows. Last night I went and saw Lion and cried basically through the whole movie! Knowing it was a true story was just heartbreaking. In all honesty it is hard movie to get out of your mind once you have seen it because it is a real story and things like this will much sadder endings happen every day. If you can see it I would highly recommend it....bring tissues and no need for eye make up.
I'm also loving the weather this last couple of days! Feels like spring!
What I've been up to?
Just regular life, nothing too exciting right now haha
What I'm dreading?
Nothing :)
What I'm working on?
I'm working on planning a trip to Cuba, organizing my packing list for Crop and Create, planning blog post (hopefully they get blogged) and organizing/spring cleaning
What I'm excited about?
My trip to Cuba, it isn't booked yet but I'm hopefully going away again at the end of April with my momma, cousin and two aunts. I can't wait to be back on my favorite beach for a week.
What I'm reading/watching?
I'm still working through Talking As Fast as I Can...I hope to finish it this weekend and then I think I will read the Couple Next Door.
Watching....My regulars This Is Us, Criminal Minds and How to Get Away with Murder. Oh and now The Challenge: Invasion of the Champions! CT IS BACK!!! I love that man.
What I'm listening to?
James Arthur on repeat! One of the best albums I have come across in a long time! Can I Be Him? is one the best songs ever.
What I'm wearing?
Today, jeans and cute black lacey top. Sorry I don't have a picture haha!
What I'm doing this weekend?
I have no idea yet!

What I'm looking forward to next month?
Crop and Create! It is my yearly scrapbooking trip with my sister Erica to Moncton and it is a great weekend! I can't wait to see all the girls and just have a fun weekend with my sister! 
Bonus Question : What is your favorite beauty product?
Mascara! Hands down My favorites are Diorshow and Better Than Sex


Tuesday Tuesday

21 February 2017 1 comment
Okay, so lets start off with an update from last week....it snowed and it snowed and it snowed and guess what it SNOWED! So, to be perfectly honest I didn't feel like blogging at all because I didn't do really anything expect stay tucked up in bed catching up on my DVR'ed tv! Does anyone watch Criminal Minds? If you do what the heck!? Craziness!

Last Sunday I was in Halifax for a few hours for my cousin's bridal shower. It was lovely. Honestly I'm not sure when I became old enough for her to be old enough to actually get married but there you go, it is happening in June! It was nice to spend the afternoon with some family and meet some of Callee's friends I don't know.

I do really wish I had more to say in this post because one would think in the time off I had in the last week or so I would have had something to say but alas the stuff I would want to talk about right now isn't something I would care to have on my blog because it is really political and close to my heart. Anyone reading this from Nova Scotia can probably guess what I'm referring to. I would love to make a blog post about it but I don't know if I could get out what I want to say in way I wanted to because it makes me upset and gets me quite passionate. So, we are going to leave it at that.

Alright, I'm just going to wrap it up now because this post is going nowhere and I'm just rambling about nothing at this point!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Weekend Update on a Friday? AGM Weekend

10 February 2017 No comments
I mentioned in my last post that it was a busy week so I tried to blog a few times but it just never happened so I never had the chance to get my weekend update about the NS PC AGM. This is going to a bit of a photo dump but who doesn't love a good picture dump once and awhile!

This past weekend I was able to attend the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party's AGM and I had a great time. The weekend was packed with fun events and just had a great time with the people I was with. On Friday, there was the opening and hospitality suites which were a lot of fun and then on Saturday we went to the luncheon where our interim leader of the federal party Rona Ambrose was the one of the guest speakers. She was one of the main reasons I was looking forward to the weekend. I'm sad she isn't running for the leadership but I'm sure she has reasons for it. She will be the best Prime Minister we never had. After the luncheon we had a CA 'meeting' that term is being very loosely used there. Then we had dinner and got ready for the 'debate' of the candidates running for the federal party leadership. I say 'debate' because it is hard to have a real debate with 14 people. Now, that being said it was a good 'debate' and I'm happy to say I got to see it! I knew some of the candidates who were running but not all of them so now I know! Some I liked and some I didn't but lets not get into that. After the debate we headed home, though if we had of known what fun we were going to have we would have stayed at the hotel for Saturday night too but what can you do. We still had a great time. It was nice to spend the weekend with momma bear taking in something we both enjoyed.

Warning picture dump ahead!

Momma Bear, Peter McKay and Me (wish he was running!)
Myself and Rona Ambrose
Myself and the boss man Pat Dunn

Happy Weekend Everyone!