Saturday, 30 June 2012

day 27 - June 30

Day 27.  Shadow.

Just a few pictures of shadows that I noticed when I was sitting out on the back deck this afternoon :)

shadows of leaves on a chair

shadow of me :)

shadows of our deck railing, and some plants waiting to be planted in our garden
And now I leave you to watch Pirates of the Caribbean with my family :)
Have a great evening everyone!

Friday, 29 June 2012

day 26 - June 29

Day 26.  Cold.

Sitting outside in the sun on a hot summer day with my book and something cold to eat sounds pretty much perfect to me.  :)

Frozen fruit :)

Thursday, 28 June 2012

day 25 - June 28

Day 25.  Looking down.

Just a picture of my little toes, and a glimpse of my pretty new shirt :)

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

day 24 - June 27

Day 24.  Hair.

Sorry for my extended absence!  This weekend was really crazy.  We had company and there was a lot going on... I decided that it was more important to spend time with my family than to try (and probably fail ;)) to say something that made sense everyday :)

First off you have to know that I love my hair.  It is probably the thing I like most about myself. :) And today I braided it around my head which is one of my favorite ways to wear it.  So, prepare for a photo overload :)

From the front:

 And the back:

 And close up:

My hair is fairly fine but I have a lot of it, and it is currently pretty long so I don't do this too, too, often :)  It takes time and only stays up when my hair is wet... The upside though is that tomorrow it will be all pretty and wavy :)  

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sunday social - June 24

Sunday Social

Linking up again! :)

What is your all-time favorite song?

Hmmm.... I actually cannot think of one song that is my absolute favorite but, a few that I love are: 
'Empire' by Rococode, 'Bitter Sweet Symphony' by The Verve, 'Canadian Girls' by Dean Brody, 'Waka Waka' by Shakira, 'Our God' by Chris Tomlin, 'Rolling in the Deep' by Adele, 'Iridescent' by Linkin Park, 'Holy' by Matt Redman, 'The Blue Danube' by Strauss and 'Here I Am to Worship' by Tim Hughes... 

What is your favorite singer/band?

Casting Crowns, The Beatles, Yann Tiersen, News Boys, Charlie Parker, Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis.... Again I seem to be unable to pick only one... I am noticing a recurring theme here :)

What is your theme song/song that best describes your life?

I don't think that I really have a theme song or a song that describes my life but, the one that comes the closest is probably I Was Here by Beyonce. 

What songs puts you in a good mood?

Pretty much anything that I can dance too to be honest. :)

What is your favorite road-trip music?

Usually a pretty random mix of  things... my favorites and anything by The Beatles plus whatever else I am feeling like at the time... It tends to change depending on my mood :)

What song are you embarrassed to admit you love?

Not a song but a whole album, Up All Night by *gasp* One Direction. Now if you will excuse me I will bury myself in hole of embarrassment...

Can you tell that I have super eclectic taste in music? ;)  

Don't forget to check out the link for some music madness! :)

Friday, 22 June 2012

The Nail Files - June 22

The Nail Files

Linking up with The Nail Files again :)

My friend came by today and did this fun design for me with some nail pens she brought over.  :)

Unfortunately I did not think far enough ahead, and have no sweet clue what the brand name is or what the colours are called.  :P

Anyway, I loved how easy it was, and I think that I may need to buy some of these for myself :)  Does anyone have a suggestion brand wise?  Something that you have tried and love?

Don't forget to check out the link for some fun nails :) 

Have a great afternoon!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

day 23 - June 20

Day 23.  Money.

Yep.  It's money folks...  Not much I can add to that. :)

But, I got outside for a bit today and it was awesome!   I just sat in the shade and read, but it was the highlight of my week :)  I feel so much more relaxed...  I think that I will have to work that into my daily schedule :)

Also, you should totally check out the Beth Moore study 'Living Beyond Yourself'.  All I can say is that it is amazing.

Aaaannd, I have been watching the tv show 'Bones' while I have been laid up and it is killing me!  I totally love it but I only have 9 episodes left and I don't really see how they can finish up all the side stories in that time... Arrgg ;)

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

day 22 - June 19

Day 22.  Something you ate.

Mmm... Yummy supper!
Thin crust almond flour pizza with turkey pepperoni and celery with tzatziki :)

Monday, 18 June 2012

day 21 - June 18

Day 21.  Green.

While everything outside is green right now, I decided to go with some things that were at hand for today :)

The little mirror that travels with me in my purse,


...some paper from a project that I am currently working on for a friend of mine.

Have a good evening everyone!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sunday social - June 17

Sunday Social

Linking up again. I am totally loving this :)

-Favorite movie of all time?

Although I know it is really more than one movie, I am going to have to go with the Lord of the Rings trilogy for my all around, watch it any time favorite. But I have to say that picking just one is way too hard.

-Favorite movie quote?

"I like this ship! You know, it's exciting!"  -Scotty, Star Trek (2009) Wow. Lord of the Rings and Star Trek.  I am a nerd.

-Best movie to watch for a girls night in?

You've Got Mail or, Knight and Day. 

-Best breakup movie?

The BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, hands down.

-Favorite celeb eye candy?

I don't know... as weird as it sounds I never really gave it any serious thought.

-Which movie stars closet would you want to raid?

Hard question!  But probably Reese Witherspoon's or Audrey Hepburn's :)  I just pretty much just love both of them.

So there you go.  Don't forget to go and check out all the other fabulous bloggers that are linking up today!

Friday, 15 June 2012

day 20 - June 15

Day 20.  Your view today.

My beautiful Mama set herself up in the TV room, which is where I am currently living, and we chilled together all day today while she sewed. (I of course helped by gluing sparkles on to things, and giving my opinion :))

disclaimer:  I actually took these particular pictures a few days ago, but you get the idea :)

Thursday, 14 June 2012

day 19 - June 14

Day 19.  Your shoes.

Finally! The long awaited shoe post :)

I don't really have that many shoes (although my family thinks I have too many ;)), and as I discovered today most of them are black or brown...  I think I need to add more colour to my shoe wardrobe :)

(I decided not to include my boots, flip flops, and sneakers.... these are just the shoes that I wear on a regular basis :))

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

not a photo a day post

This morning I was really excited to do this day's photo a day post (shoes!) but I ended up working on other projects all day and as I really want to do this one justice... So, I have made the executive decision to wait until tomorrow :) I hope nobody minds! ;)

Until then, I will leave you with some quotes from a few my favorite books :)

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” 
―  The Lord of the Rings

“Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
 The Hunger Games

“Why is it the songs all end with the good people winning, but in life they don't?"
They don't make songs when the good lose," I muttered. "They make war chants against the bad. So there won't be any songs for us.”
 Crown Duel

“There is no shame in not knowing something. The shame is in not being willing to learn.” 
― The Naming

“It seemed to me that the people who made the rules of the road had figured out everything that would help a person drive safely right down to having a sign that tells you you're passing through a place where deer cross. Somebody should stick up some signs on the highway of life.


Blinking yellow lights when you're about to to something stupid.

Stop signs in front of people who could hurt you.

Green lights shining when you're doing the right thing.

It would make the whole experience easier.” 
―  Rules of the Road

“Perhaps loneliness had nothing to do with place or circumstance; perhaps it was in you; yourself. Perhaps, wherever you were, you took your little circle of loneliness with you...” 
―  Nine Coaches Waiting

“The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.” 
― Murder on the Orient Express

All quotes via goodreads

Monday, 11 June 2012

day 18 - June 11

Day 18.  Something you hate.

So, for today's post I am using pictures that I got off the internet... The things I hate are a bit hard to take a picture of around the house :)

Anyway, the things that I hate in no particular order are:

Child abuse and exploitation.

This image is not mine! I got it from here.

When people are just mean.

This image is not mine! I got it from here.

Badly written books.  More specifically when my library buys a bunch of them instead of like book 3 of a series that they already have books 1,2,4,5, and 6 of.  I mean really?! 

This image is not mine! I got it from here.

When people think that everyone in Canada lives in an igloo and rides a polar bear to work.  Highly annoying.

This image is not mine! I got it from here.

I know that after leading with 'child abuse and exploitation' everything else sounds a bit weak (at least to me), but it did seem the most appropriate even though I said that they were not going to be in any particular order.

I actually  had a hard time doing this post... there are not a lot of things that I truly hate... Dislike, yes; find annoying, yes; but hate?  Not that many.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday Social :)

Sunday Social

Today I am linking up with Ashley and Neely's Sunday Social.  They post some fun questions each week and I am going to try to answer them :)  Go and check out the link for a ton of amazing bloggers :)

Now for this weeks questions:

- How did you come up with your blog name?

Because I feel like right now a lot of thing in my life are at the 'maybe fabulous' stage: Starting university, what I plan on doing with my life, even where my personal style is going!  I feel a bit like I am on the edge of everything and just maybe everything could turn out fabulous :)  

-What is your favorite thing about blogging?

I like getting my thoughts and ideas down.  I started this blog because I am going through a hard point in my life right now, and if I have a hard day (or even an easy one) it is really nice to have somewhere to 'talk' about it :)

- What is one thing you have discovered because of blogging and now can't live without?

I don't know that I have been blogging long enough to really have anything I can't live without, but I have discovered how much I love having a reason to write more frequently :)

-Facebook or Twitter? Why?

Well, I don't have Twitter so I guess I will have to say Facebook :)

- If one celeb read your blog who would you want it to be?

I don't know!  I think that if anyone famous read my blog I would be thrilled :)

- What is something you want people to know about your blog?

It is just me. I am just writing to write and enjoying it :)

So there you go!  I hope that you enjoyed learning a bit more about me and my blog.  Don't forget to check out all the other bloggers who linked up :)

day 17 - June 10

Day 17.  Drink.

So, ya... Glass of water people :)

How was your weekend? Mine has been pretty good so far :)

Yesterday was really relaxing which was nice :)  Last night I watched Morning Glory with my mom... SO funny :)  I would absolutely recommend it if you are looking for a comedy :)  (great acting as well)

I made it  to church this morning and got through the whole service :)  (That is a big deal for me with my knee right now :))

I also look fabulous today (no maybe about it ;)) which always makes me feel so much better equipped to deal with life :)  Do any of you have that?  Or maybe I am just weird :)

Aaand, my friend is coming over for some quality girl time tonight which I am very happy about :)  Yay for amazing friends! :)

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

day 16 - June 9

Day 16.  Time.

My trusty watch has been through a lot with me this last year, traveling all over the place and getting hit by a car, but it still reliably tells me what time it is every day :).  

Friday, 8 June 2012

day 15 - June 8

Day 15.  Something new.

I have been doing my nails a lot these days, so I thought that it made for an appropriate 'something new' :)

I am also linking up today with the nail files (do you see how well I worked that out ;)).  Check out the link for some amazing nails :)

nail polish used: Ardene 15.
I went pretty simple this time, just a plain metallic blue :)  A friend of mine was getting rid of some colours a few years ago and gave this to me...  This is the first time I have used it and while  the polish is may not be the best quality, I love the colour :).

Also, how amazing is this cake that my friend made for me!

Thursday, 7 June 2012

day 14 - June 7

Day 14.  Fruit or Vegetable.

So, I didn't forget to post yesterday... It was a conscious choice on my part.  I was just too tired to deal with it and as this blog is supposed to be fun, I thought I would just move yesterday's post to today :)

Salad and celery for supper :)

When I found out that I was going to be in bed for awhile (obviously I didn't know it would be this long :P), I cut wheat and processed sugar from my diet so that I could avoid blowing up like a balloon ;)
My body is a bit strange; as long as I exercise I can eat whatever I want, but the moment I stop exercising I am in big trouble (no pun intended :)).
So, I have been eating really healthy lately and I think that it has really helped me.  Not just in lack of weight gain but also my attitude and outlook on the whole situation :)  I still really wish that I could do some form of exercise though!

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

day 13 - June 5

Day 13.  Sunshine.

Well I got a few pictures of the sun today before it decided that it didn't like me :)

And because the sun was so amazing in Spain, I have added a few of my pictures of the Spanish sun as well :)