Sunday, 13 May 2012

May 13th

My, what a crazy week this has been! It started off last weekend with an insane going away party for my best friend and a quick trip to Banff to celebrate Maja's 21st birthday! As much fun as I had, I was exhausted at work on Monday morning and was looking forward to spending a weekend to myself. (Ha! That will never happen) Moving forward in the week I said a final goodbye to Lauren with our classic tradition of poutine at the Big Cheese on 17th avenue in Calgary and started my night course. Management Studies. Yes, it is JUST as exciting as it sounds (which is not at all). On the bright side, the weekend came and it was much more relaxing than the last. I got to jam with my sister on my guitar Friday night, spent the day at a photography workshop on Saturday (pictures to follow) and had dinner with my Mom for mother's day.

Today (Sunday) marks the beginning of healthy living. Now that Lauren is in a different country I might be able to cut out all the beer and poutine ahah. I woke up early to get a start on the day, took my camera out, went for a walk and baked cookies for my coworkers. If anyone has any suggestions for easy quinoa recipes please send them my way!

Manicure of the week: I wish my photography skills could do this manicure justice. It's basically a french manicure but with a gold-grey polish and sparkles on the tips instead of white. 

Song of the week: A Little Bit Stronger - Leighton Meester (Yes I know this is by Sarah Evans but I like this version much better)

Some photos using the skills I learned this weekend:

My baking adventure! These cookies are a staple in my household. Sour cream softies!!

I hope all you Calgarians enjoyed the weather this weekend as much as I did. The one thing I've gotta say about Calgary is the weather sucks most of the time but when it's nice is beautiful!

Monday, 16 April 2012

April 8th

Well hello to my three followers! You have all been ragging on me for not having posted in a while so here it is. :)

Manicure of the week:
Light purple for Easter Weekend! (Yes this post is late)

Song of the week:
Tailgate Blues - Luke Bryan

Well, I finally got my camera. Which means that posts will appear more often! (If I get the chance to figure out how to use it). I also got my guitar and have signed up for my first lesson.  I can't wait to cross these two items off my bucket list.

That's basically everything exciting that has happened recently. What can I say..I live a life worth blogging about? HA!

Thursday, 28 July 2011


I recently travelled to BC for a well needed vacation. After going to school for 20 months straight (spring and summer courses) I finally got the chance to relax. I knew I had to squeeze every last bit of fun out of this because I don't see another vacation on the horizon until I graduate....depending on if I get into Law School. Not to mention working 6 days a week until school starts again. Anyways here is a little bit about my vacation.

(Everyone in the back of Tessa's truck. "We're all friends now" - Max)

I flew into Kelowna, British Columbia where Tanya and Angela met me to make the drive to Penticton. I was surprised to find out that we were actually staying in Coston (I really hope I spelt that right) just outside of Penticton. This is where our friend Victoria is living for the summer with her friend Tessa. The land was beautiful! There were beautiful vineyards, giant cherry trees, and gorgeous mountains. I learnt that Tessa's family owned most of this land, and that we wouldn't even cover it in the time that we were there.

(This is me on Max's boat - cheesy smile but totally genuine. I was having so much fun!)

Angela and I made a habit of eating breakfast on the porch before making the risky task of waking Tanya up for the day. I felt like I had to pinch myself when I was staring at the mountains and feeling the hot sun on my face. It was too good to be true.

(Tanya riding in that back of Tessa's truck)

(Angela, when we went to visit Vic at work)

We spent our days on the beach, on Max's boat, and floating down the channel (if you ever go to Pentiction this is a must!) One day we drove down to Oroville, Washington to go to a huge department store called Prince's where everything is dirt cheap. Of course we bought all the things you can't get in Canada like coconut M&Ms and Snapple. One evening Tessa brought us to meet her baby horse and on the way there we saw a rattle snake. I'd never seen one that close before. It was really cool!

(Tessa and her baby horse)

On my fourth day of Vacation I had to say goodbye to beautiful Coston and my friends to hop on a Grey Hound that would take me to Vancouver, British Columbia where I would spend a few days visiting my sister. I didn't realize how much I would miss Connie until she was gone. Although it hadn't even been two months since she left I was so excited to see her. Connie moved to Vancouver to spend some time with her boyfriend who had scored an internship with Radical Entertainment. This seems like the best job ever. They have a fully stocked fridge, ping pong tables, and catered dinner if they stay late. I tell you, the Vancouver Gaming Industry appears to be the place to be.

Connie and I spent a lot of time walking in downtown Vancouver. We went shopping on Robson and Granville where I bought a dress that I love but am sure I will never get the chance to wear. One day we walked down to the docs. I couldn't get over how beautiful it was. Not only was it amazing to be by the water, but it was also really cool to scope out the crazy apartments.

(By the water near Connie's apartment in Vancouver)

All in all, this was definitely the vacation I had hoped it would be and more.

Monday, 18 July 2011

Canada Day!

Instead of getting messy in downtown Calgary on Canada day, I spent the evening with two lovely ladies. We had pizza (which Sam made on the BBQ) with nectarine salad and sangria. It was one of the best meals I've had in a very long time. We followed dinner with some delicious shisha and spent hours chatting it up. It was the perfect way to spend the night. As Sam and Gabi know a lot more about photography than I do I took the opportunity to pick their brains. Here are some that I took.

Considering it was my first go at it, I'm pretty proud of them. I can't wait to get my camera!