Sunday, 13 October 2013

what I'm listening to right now....

Just a bit of what my days have been sounding like lately.

Also, I apologize for the unintended break of the past month....  I am hoping, and trying, to make sure it won't happen again, but I make no promises :)

Friday, 6 September 2013

Red Shirt

If you have ever watched any Star Trek then you know that the unnamed crew member in the red shirt is always the one who dies.  

And I have realized lately that I am afraid of being the red shirt.  I am not saying that I think that I am going to die on an alien planet somewhere.  I am saying that when things get tough or when something is going on I don't want to be the poor sap who doesn't have a clue and ends up getting shot or blown up or something within the first five seconds.  I want to be Captain Kirk, or Spock, or Dr. Mccoy.  Because they always know what is going on and they always come out on top.  

But, the truth is that it is easier to be the red shirt (up until you die).  If you are the red shirt then you don't need to make any hard decisions or face choices that could effect a lot of people,  you just follow orders and trundle along in your own little world doing your own little thing and you don't really need to do all that much thinking.  

And maybe that is what I am afraid of.  That I will take the easy way out.  But the problem with that is that in the end the red shirt is always the one that dies.


So I guess the lesson here is not to wear red.....

Or I could go deep with it and say that I am going to do my best to make my life mean something and not take the easy way out.

Whatever works for you.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Random Links & Stuff (v.1)

Sorry that I went AWOL for a bit... Life caught up with me and I just didn't have the time or energy for blogging :P   Buuut, hopefully I am back now :)  I do say hopefully though because school is starting back up again this weekend so we will see how that goes... I am going to aim for once a week :) 

So, anyway, here are some of my favourite links from around the web: 

This is insanely cool and slightly addicting.  (if you hang in for a bit you get different colours :))

These colourized photos are a teensy bit mind blowing.

This post on marriage is great.

This guy is my daily wind down.

Although I had my doubts after Selena Gomez released 'Come and Get It' (not that it wasn't catchy, it just made me a bit uncomfortable :P ), I really like this one so we might be ok again :)

And, this short made me laugh.

And, finally, this random picture of a canal in Amsterdam.

Happy almosttheweekend everyone!

Friday, 9 August 2013


So excited to be doing The Nail Files link up again!  A little surprised that it is now hosted by Jennie (look what happens when you leave for 5 weeks!), but I am excited to see where she takes it :)

So I am taking a day off today and actually had some time to do something a bit more interesting than one solid colour :)  So, I did a ombreish drippy thing with a couple of oranges I had sitting around.   I know it is still not that crazy but I really like it :) 

(I took these pictures right after I finished so it is not the cleanest (sorry :P) but I was too excited to wait :))

Also, I have started posting on bookworm again.  I will be doing a twice monthly roundup of what I have been reading and a short review of each book/series.  If you are interested in reading the first one just click here.

Now back to watching Dirty Dancing!

Have a great weekend everyone :)

Sunday, 4 August 2013

I'm baaaacck!

Hi everyone!
So I am back home again after my gallivanting all over the world :)  I had tons of fun but it is good to be home again :)
I still have to go through the zillions of pictures I took, but prepare for a picture overload as soon as I am done!

In the meantime... here are some of my favourite songs of the summer:

More than usual I know, but I hope you like some of it :)

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 29

I had a little photo shoot with my brothers today :)

To find out more about the 30 Day Snap go here :)

I don't know that I will get a chance to post tomorrow so I will just say now that I have really enjoyed the 30 Day Snap :)  It has forced me to post everyday which actually turned out to be way more manageable than I thought it would be :)  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, 28 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 28

I got my first ever proper manicure on Wednesday :)  I love the colour that I got but all I know is that it is China Glaze....  :(   Anyway, it is a beautiful teal colour with a slight gold shimmer that you unfortunately can't see here.

More excitingly I am now in Florida!  We flew in yesterday which is why I didn't post :)

The male half of my family on the plane :)  

Then me and my mom, the female half :)

First glimpse of the ocean.

And finally, we had a crazy storm here this morning and this is my attempt to take a picture of the sky :)

If you want to know more about the 30 Day Snap just go here to check it out :)

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 26

No picture for today, but I uploaded my first video to Youtube last night so I thought I would share that with you :)  I hope that you like it!

To find out what the 30 Day Snap is all about go here :)

Monday, 24 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 24

Painted my toenails...  This is definitely my favourite nail polish colour for this summer :)

Persephone by Zoya

Aannnddd.... Some random links to stuff that is awesome and cool:

I stumbled across this post recently which basically says all the things that I believe about women and feminism in much better words than I ever could.

This letter from a father to his daughter about her future husband is just beautiful.

Love this song by The Honey Trees.

And, this is just fun: Awesome People Reading.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 23

Sorry that I didn't post yesterday guys :(  It ended up being a really stressful day for me and I just could not handle another thing on my plate...  But I am back today! :)

So this is a picture that I took for my photography project (which I am now done by the way!).  Can you guess what it is?  The reveal is further down the page...

Aaannndd... Here it is....

Did you guess right?

Friday, 21 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 21

Not technically a picture from today but I absolutely loved my nails this week.  Bold, Simple... Sometimes I just need a red nail :)

I am also linking up with The Nail Files today :)

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 20

I made myself a root beer float with cherry ice cream today.  It was awesome.

Also, I am currently loving this :)

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 19

So... wow... I just completely forgot to post yesterday...  Sorry :P

Anyway, my picture for today is of my mom and dad :)  
It is a part of a final photography project that is currently kicking my butt.

Monday, 17 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 17

I dyed the bottom of my hair with Kool-Aid!   I don't really know what to call the colour (red I guess?) but I like it :)

Sunday, 16 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 16

We had two major thunderstorms and a tornado warning here today!

On a brighter note most of the craziness that we have been surviving for the last month is over now and we are going to take a day off tomorrow :)

Also, this is my 123 post which I just think is cool :)

Saturday, 15 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 15

Today was crazy.  I am watching a bit of the Doctor.  

See you all again tomorrow :)

Friday, 14 June 2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 12

So today I have more than one picture for you!  (I know that everyone is just wildly excited about that ;))  But hey, today was a good day and that constitutes more than one picture :)  

It was a beautiful sunset tonight... this picture totally does not do it justice.

Some sort of blossoming tree that I thought was pretty :)

I got my hair cut today!  Not that you can really see it in this picture but it seems like a good enough excuse for a blurry phone picture ;)

Blurry out the car window picture that we will say I did on purpose because I actually really like it :)

P.S. One of the many reasons today was a good day is that I am now officially done all my class time for this school year!  Majorly excited for some hardcore vacation time :)

Monday, 10 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 10

One of pictures that I took today for a photography class assignment.

Also, this GIF is amazing :)

Sunday, 9 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 9

So this very exciting clown makeup was from the making of a vlog that I am  going to attempt to post sometime this week... Eeep!  

Saturday, 8 June 2013

30 Day Snap | Day 8

Today I combined my 30 Day Snap with making supper and an assignment that I needed to do for my photography class:  Behold the Chicken Pot Pie temporal triptych :)

Head on over to Sprinkle of Glitter for more 30 Day Snap :)