Sunday, 26 August 2012

a short hiatus

In the north of Spain

Hi everyone!  I am going to see another surgeon this week about my knee (fingers crossed!) and I will probably not be blogging while I am away...  But, I am going to leave you with some awesome links from all over the place to keep you busy :)

- This list of the 100 top YA novels is pretty good... I don't agree with all of it (hello 'Twilight'?) but it is still pretty cool :)

- I found these dresses the other day and I love both of them...  Which do you like best?   The blue or the red?

This is one of my new favorite websites.  The captions are the best :)

- These Caramel Shortbread Bars look way too good!

- I really hope that my bedroom will look something like this when I am done whitewashing it.

- This is the most amazing men's dress shirt refashion I have seen yet!

- I really want to try making this nail polish.

-This song makes me want to dance :)

My Milk Toof is so cute!

- This article about writing better than you normally do is super funny and maybe even true ;)

-I found this post on beauty is really powerful.

(Heads up, some of these links may have mildly offensive language)

Have a great Sunday!

Friday, 24 August 2012

silver and teal

It's Friday!  And, I am linking up with The Nail Files again :)

I have to say that I absolutely loved my nails this week :)  I wish I had been more on the ball and taken some pictures right away instead of after a few days of wear and tear though... 

Once again I have no idea what this is called or where I got it...  I have a  lot of people that just give me their old polish which I love but I have to admit makes posting about it a bit tricky ;)

Don't forget to go see what everyone else did with their nails this week :)

Happy Friday!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Sunday Social - August 19

Linking up for the Sunday Social again!
Sunday Social

This week you all get to relive middle school/high school with me ;)

1. What were you like in Middle School/HS?(pictures)

I kind of went through phases... The one where I was awkward and didn't know it, the one where I was awkward and knew it but didn't care, and the one where I was awkward but thought I wasn't. ;) 

I have only been out of high school for a year and a half, so I don't know that these pictures are particularly horrifying but here you go :)  

Grade 9/10

grade 10/11
Grade 12

and for some comparison: this summer :)

2.  What were your favorite pastimes?

Well in high school especially I spent a lot of my time dancing... Modern, ballet and a little bit of jazz :) I didn't have time for much else.

3. What songs were you obsessed with?(Backstreet Boys anyone?)

I hardly knew anything about popular music during high school... all I cared about was if I could choreograph to it :) I have always loved The Beatles though. 

4. What fashion statement do you look back on and cringe?

I don't know that there was anything particularly awful...  Or maybe it was so bad that I don't want to share it on the internet...  ;)

5. Who was your celeb crush?

Brad Pitt in Oceans Eleven. (But only Oceans Eleven)


6. What were your favorite tv shows/movies?

Well I obviously liked Oceans Eleven ;)  I think that my other favourites were the first Pirates movie, The Incredibles, and Sky High.  As far as tv shows go I liked Star Trek and Gilmore Girls.

Don't forget to go and see what everyone else has to say!

Have an amazing Sunday!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Pink and Sparkly

Linking up with The Nail Files again!

This week my nails ended up being pink and sparkly :)  Those of you who know me know that I am not a particularly pink or sparkly person but this week it just... worked.

Once again I have no idea where I got this nail polish or what brand it is... :P  That seems to be a recurring theme eh ;) 

Don't forget to go see what everyone else did with their nails this week :)

Sorry for the has been cloudy here all week so I just had to work with what I had :)

Thursday, 16 August 2012

the concept of sexy

“I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me - dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’ My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder.” 
Emma Watson

I discovered this quote the other day and I have to say that I have quite a bit of respect for Emma Watson now.  Not that I didn't before, it was more that I didn't even pay attention... (for that matter I don't know that I am going to necessarily start hanging on her every word now or anything :))  I think that in a world that is currently idealizing 'sexy' something like this becomes harder to say. (Especially in an environment like the movie industry.)   I think that part of the reason I like it so much is because she not only talks about how weird the idea of sexy is on its own, she talks about the fact that it is often way 'sexier' when you aren't in everyone's face about it.  

What are your thoughts on sexy? 

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sunday Social - August 12

Sunday Social
I know I am a bit late but I am linking up again with Neely and Ashley for Sunday Social week ten :)

If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I really don't know.  The problem with this question is that no matter how much I like a food I know that if I had to eat only that for the rest of my life I would soon start to hate it.  So... no idea :) 

What's your guilty pleasure/comfort food?

I don't have one ...  Although if I have to choose one probably some kind of chips...

What's the weirdest/craziest thing you've ever eaten?

Well I did eat some tripe in Spain... I did not particularly enjoy it but the Spanish people I was with were super impressed ;)  

What foods do you avoid at all costs?

I am not a very picky eater... but I do try to avoid brussel sprouts and raw onion... I am not a huge fan of  cooked tomato and pepper either.  I love raw tomato and pepper though.

What meal reminds you of your childhood?

A dutch dish called Zuurkool Sofiya... It is totally awesome :)

Share one of your favorite recipes and the story behind it.

Mason Jar Brownies

Layer in 1 quart mason jar:

-1/2 c and 2 tbsp flour
-3/4 tsp salt
-1/3 c cocoa
-1/2 c flour
-2/3 c brown sugar
-2/3 c white sugar
-1/2 c chocolate chips
-1/2 c vanilla chips

When ready to bake, blend jar ingredients in a large bowl.

Stir in:

-1 tsp vanilla 
-2/3 c oil
-3 eggs

Bake in a greased 9x9 pan at 350 for 20- 30 min. 

These are the best brownies ever!  I make them all the time and I love that they are quick and easy to whip up :)  (They also make a great gift... Just give the jar with the dry ingredients and a tag with the rest of the instructions.)

They don't have much of a story that I know of... My mom has been making for as long as I can remember :)

I hope you all had a great Sunday! Did anyone else watch the Closing Ceremonies?  I loved the dancing at the end right before the extinguishing of the flame :) 

Friday, 10 August 2012

A quote to remember

Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only he can see. 
-Corrie ten Boom

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

A short but serious post

Here's the thing.  I started this blog so that I would have a place to just talk about whatever I wanted to. To vent if I had a bad day or, I don't know, talk about eyeshadow and the financial state of the world at the same time if I wanted to.  But then something weird happened:  People started reading my blog!  So I kind of freaked out and was all like: 'Wow, now I need to be a real blogger and make sense and post all the time'.  And that of course led to posting hardly at all and finally not posting at all for a week.  Which makes no sense whatsoever because I started this blog so that I would have an outlet and cutting myself off from that just because of some sort of weird restriction that I am placing on myself about what is a real blog and what is not.  So, I am going to try really hard to just write normally...  Which will not be everyday and will not be great all the time but I will be writing for myself and enjoying it :)  And who knows it may just end up being fabulous after all ;)

Please don't read this and think that in any way I am saying that I don't like people reading my blog because that is not what I am trying to say at all.  It is just a bit overwhelming :)

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday Social - August 5

Sunday Social

Linking up with Sunday Social again! 

1. What is your favorite Fall activity?

Anything to do with leaves... I even like raking them ;)

2. Do you follow a football team? If so which one and why?

I don't follow football.  But if I were to watch then I guess any of the Canadian teams would work.

3. What is something fun about Fall in your area?

I don't know that we have anything that is particularly special... But I personally think that the leaves on my part of the world are some of the best :)

4. Fav Fall outfit staples?

Tall brown boots, blazers, scarves, jeans ... 

5. Thing you are looking forward to most about this coming Fall season?

Well, I really hope that I will starting university and I am pretty excited about that :)  

6. Favorite Fall holiday? Traditions?

Thanksgiving.  Turkey and pumpkin pie with mounds of whipped cream :)

And that is it for now :)  Next week is all about food and I may be just a bit too excited about it ;)  
I am going to watch the men's 100m final now... 
Have a great Sunday! :)