Sunday, 29 July 2012

Sunday Social - July 29

Sunday Social

Linking up for week 8 of Sunday Social! :)

1. What is your dream job?
One that I am excited to do everyday.

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
Travel!  And volunteer.  Probably somewhere with kids. :)

3. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Depends how young you are talking ;)  At different times I wanted to be a princess, a dancer, or a director :)

4. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
Currently my 'field' is student so I think that I will pass on this one ;) 

5. Biggest Pet Peeves either in life or in blogging or at work?
Hypocrisy, posers, when people don't take the time to notice other people, when people wear clothing that doesn't fit.

6. Biggest Fears
Losing my family.  Never being able to walk again.

Have a great Sunday everyone! 

Friday, 27 July 2012

Summer colours

LInking up with The Nail Files again! :)

I decided to do a fun summer nail this week and I am totally loving it :)

I used:  an, Sally Hansen Seashell, and a light blue that I have had for so long I don't even know what it is called :)

I am going to watch the  rest of the Opening Ceremonies now :) Is anyone else watching the Olympics this week?

Thursday, 26 July 2012

A to Z

I saw this over at Mode Moods and thought that it looked fun :)

A. Age: 19

B. Bed size: Queen.  But that is not set in stone or anything :)

C. Chore that you hate: Cleaning the kitchen sink.  Only the kitchen sink though... I don't have a problem anywhere else... Strange, eh :) 

D. Dogs: Love them, have never (yet!) owned one.

E. Essential start to your day: Ten minutes to myself to wake up.

F. Favorite color: I actually do not have one... I think there are too many colours to choose just one :) (or two, or three :))

G. Gold or Silver: Silver!  

H. Height:  Just shy of 5' 4" 

I. Instruments you play: I used to play piano and I am learning/teaching myself how to play the guitar which I am loving.

J. Job title: Currently my job title is something along the lines of 'sit in bed until my knee gets better' :P

K. Kids: I love them :)  

L. Live:  Ontario, Canada

M. Mother’s name: Christine

N. Nicknames: Em and Bean.

O. Overnight hospital stays: Once.  After I got hit by the car. There could be more in my future... NOT something I am looking forward too :P

P. Pet peeves: Hypocrisy, posers, when people don't take the time to notice other people, when people wear clothing that doesn't fit.

Q. Quote from a movie: Let's get out of here before one of those things kills Guy. AND: Also, I can kill you with my brain.  I know that the second on is not really from a movie but I am going to go with it :)  

R. Right or left handed: Right. 

S. Siblings: Two younger brothers! :)

T. Time you wake up:  Currently anytime between 8 and 10...  Usually, 8/8:30.  But I love to sleep in :) 

U. Underwear:  Yes.

V. Vegetable you hate: I try to avoid brussel sprouts.  And raw onion.

W. What makes you run late: Thinking I have more time than I really do. 

X. X-Rays you’ve had: Both my feet multiple times for dance related stuff, my neck and back after the whole getting hit by a car debacle.

Y. Yummy food that you make: Pretty much anything baked but I think that the brownies are probably what I am known for... And, I tried to make a list of the other stuff but it got too long... I love cooking and baking :) Cooking for other people and baking for me ;)

Z. Zoo animal: I have always been partial to zebras.

And there you go!  My life from A to Z :)  

Have a great weekend everyone!  I am getting pumped for the Olympics tomorrow! :)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Random and disjointed ramblings...

Right now I am sitting in my bed looking out the window at the bits of trees and sunshine that are within my view, and listening to my mom, dad and aunt give a 'space lift' to our back hall (otherwise known as the black hole :)).

I have an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon in a week and even though I have been waiting three months for this I am nervous.  Is that strange?

I have been watching the Gilmore Girls lately and entirely enjoying it :)  They talk so fast and drink so much coffee :)

Maybe I am on a 'girly but not pink' kick because I have also been reading a lot of Ally Carter and Sarah Dessen...

Speaking of reading I just read the Percy Jackson series and I totally loved it :) It was modern but they didn't mess with the myths which is very important.

Because, I really, really hate it when they mess with stuff that was perfectly fine to begin with.

Last night I spoke only Spanish for like half an hour which would have been great except that no one in my family had any idea what I was saying ;)  I am starting to lose it though and I am sad about that...  There are some words that I reach for but can't quite remember.

We have family over, and this morning for no reason at all my cousins came over and gave me hugs...  best thing ever :)

Even though it is Thursday I feel like it is still Wednesday... It is like the sleep in the middle never happened... Maybe that is why I am so dozy today ;)

I feel a bit weird about putting this out there but it makes me feel better to write it...

I will be happy beyond belief when I can wear something other than leggings to exit the house.

I feel like I have kind of been dancing around the fact that I am injured and I feel like I should explain it but I don't even know where to start...

I found the most amazing earrings a few weeks ago and they are still making me happy :)

Now that I have started this stream of consciousness thing I have no idea how to end it...

But I feel like it is getting a bit long so I am going to say goodbye now...

...Bye :)

p.s. If you actually read all of that randomness then I am amazed. :)

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Sunday Social - July 15

Sunday Social

Another Sunday, another link up!  This week's Sunday Social is all about one of my favorite things, traveling :)  

Best trip you've ever been on?

I recently got back from a nine month trip to Africa and Spain.  It was pretty amazing :)

Conakry, Guinea

Madrid, Spain

Best idea for a girls weekend trip?

Road trip!  Or a week/weekend at a cottage somewhere.  Or better yet a road trip to a cottage somewhere :)

Best idea for a couples trip?

Mmm.. Anywhere with a beach :)

Santander, Spain

Best vacation on the cheap?

Camping!  My family and I have been camping since I was young and some of my favorite memories are from camping together :)  

Killbear provincial park

Place you most want to visit?

Oh, I have so many!  My top ten are probably PEI, Italy, Australia, Greece, the UK, France, India, Hawaii, Egypt and more of Spain.  I have also recently have a yen to see the west coast of the States... Maybe California?

Vacation/Travel necessities?

A trench coat, a versatile dress, jeans, a big hat, sunglasses, a water bottle, my Kindle, my journal, my sketch pad, a brush, some sort of shampoo/conditioner combo, Blistex, sunscreen, some neutral makeup, at least one bottle of nail polish and my laptop....  There is more but that is what springs to mind at the moment :)

Don't forget to head over to Neely's blog to check out the link up!

Have a great Sunday! :)

Friday, 13 July 2012

The Nail Files - July 13

Linking up with The Nail Files again!  I love the new button :)

This week I actually managed to paint my fingers and toes the same colour at the same time!  In my world that is pretty exciting ;)   

The nail polish is just a generic drugstore brand that I picked up in Spain :)

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Backyard vacation

This afternoon I decided that I was going to take a little vacation.  In my backyard.  Seeing as there is no way I can go to the beach or the pool this year with my knee the way it is, much less go jet setting off on some amazing summer vacation... I thought that I would make the most of what I have.  I have done this before, but this time I thought I would take some pictures and share with you what I consider the perfect elements for a relaxing backyard vacation :) 

1. A big floppy hat, sunglasses and a good book.

2. A vacation spot.  A lounge chair, a hammock, or even a blanket on the grass... Whatever works for you!

3. Music!  Make sure to wear headphones though or keep the volume down...  I have had some neighbours who thought that the whole neighbourhood would like to listen to their music as well... all day. Not cool.  

4.Happy face! If you don't act like you are on vacation you won't feel like you are on vacation ;) 

Other randomness:

-Don't forget to wear sunscreen!

-This can be improved upon by food and drink... I suggest lemon water, sangria, frozen fruit, Pringles, popsicles...whatever your heart desires.  Remember, you're on vacation ;)  (for those of you that are wondering, I just had bottled water and gum today... not the most exciting but I went outside between lunch and supper so I wasn't that hungry :))

-Ignore your phone!  Treat it like a real vacation otherwise it doesn't work.

And, that's how I do a backyard vacation :)  Have a great night everyone!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Sunday Social - July 8

Sunday Social

Linking up again!  When I saw the questions for this Sunday I was super excited! (and then for whatever reason my answers all ended up being really short...???  Oh well ;))  Enjoy :)

Favorite TV show of the past?
Firefly or anything Star Trek :)

Favorite TV show currently?
Bones and Castle.  I love :) 

Which Reality Show would you NEVER do?
The Bachelor/Bachelorette.  I just think that it would be the weirdest to be on.

Which Reality Show would you LOVE to do?
The Amazing Race!  I love this show and I think that it would be so much fun to try :)

TV personality/character that you feel is most like you?
I honestly have no idea... I will have to think about this one :)

TV character you'd want to date?
Again, not a clue :P  I guess that I am just boring ;)

Have a great Sunday everyone and don't forget to head over here to see what everyone else had to say!

Friday, 6 July 2012

The Nail Files - July 6

The Nail Files

Linking up with The Nail Files again! :)

So, most of you already know that last Sunday was Canada Day :)  In honour of that I did my nails red and white :) (or, red and silver seeing as I don't own any white nail polish ;))

The red is Wet n' Wild 414, and the silver is Claire's cosmetics shimmer baby blue.  I have had both of them forever :)  (And, I always use Sally Hansen's Double Duty for my base and top coat.)

I took these pictures right after I did my nails but it held up really well, and I am still wearing it... that always makes me happy :)

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

day 30 - July 3

Day 30.  Something you miss.

Right now I miss a lot of things... Like walking normally ;)  But, these are a few of the biggies :)

Dancing with this awesome group of people :)

Reading in the hammock


Reading on the beach


The ocean

Ice skating!  Not winter, I am loving summer right now,  just the skating part :)

I cannot believe that it is the last day of my photo a day challenge already! I have really enjoyed doing this... It has stretched me and forced me to post everyday (almost!).  That being said, I am glad that I don't have a set guideline of what, and when, I have to post! :)

Monday, 2 July 2012

day 29 - July 2

Day 29.  Water.

Instead of taking a picture of water today, I thought that I would share some of the water from my travels this last year and a half :)
(the pictures are in no particular order at all :))

A marsh just outside of Conakry, Guinea

A beach in Santander, Spain

Playing with water in Conakry, Guinea

The ocean just outside of Port au Prince, Haiti

La Cascadas in Guinea, Africa

El Retiro park in Madrid, Spain

Sunday, 1 July 2012

day 28 - July 1

Day 28.  What you are reading.

Currently reading:

'She Walks in Beauty' by Siri Mitchell

 and 'The Boomerang Clue' by Agatha Christie :)

Oh, and for anyone that cares: SPAIN WON THE EURO CUP!!!  I am not usually a huge soccer fan, but the family that I worked for while I was in Spain is, so I am excited for them :)

Happy Canada Day!

Sunday Social - July 1

Before we get started I just need to say HAPPY CANADA DAY!  To all you Canadians out there :)

Sunday Social

Now that that is out of the way lets get down to business namely the third Sunday Social!  This one is all about shopping :)

What is your favorite store to shop at?
Any thrift store... I love searching for that one amazing piece in a pile of junk :)

If you could afford anything and everything, which designer brand would you covet?
I love Tom Ford so, if I could afford anything and everything that is probably what I would go with :)

Must have closet staple?
A comfy pair of jeans that make you look great, a white button down shirt, a really amazing blazer, a pair of tan shorts, and a red dress that makes everyone in the room look at you :)

Favorite kind of shoes? (brand or type)
I don't think that I have a favorite... But I tend to like Steve Madden and I just love to look at United Nude's designs :)

Best clothing deal you've ever gotten? (sale or amazing find)
A pair of Cole Haan boots that I got for $50 at 90% off :) I love them and wear them all the time :)

Style you'd love to try?
I think that it would be fun to try out the punk rocker look just once... like just for one night :)  I probably couldn't handle it for much longer than that ;)

Now I am going to watch the end of the Spain-Italy match :) 
Have a great Sunday everyone!