Friday, March 23, 2012


Shirt from F21   Jeggings from Winners   Flats from Browns   Sunglasses from H&M

Bikini season is just around the corner and my body, hidden by layers of winter clothes is no where near ready to be re-introduced into the world. This is why since the beginning of March I was on a kind of health kick. Though while Yoga, and Zumba and other ass-kicking activities have left me feeling re-energized, they've also left me feeling like a cripple.

Getting out of bed in the morning is definitely a procedure to avoid my knees from buckling under me. But the hardest part has been using public washrooms. Hovering is just not an option, my leg muscles refuse to let me. The only choices I'm left with is holding it, or using an insane amount of paper. 

I'm hopeful that this is only temporary. A few more squats to go, and I'll be a hovering queen.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

my little dolly

Rest in peace my little doll. You were my everything - my angel, my best friend. You were there for me when the rest of the world turned their back and I could always count on you.

How do you say goodbye to someone who is so special? How I wish I could hold you and smother you with tummy rubs. But, all I have left to hold on to are the memories we had together and I will cherish them for the rest of my life. 

I hope there are lots of stuffed toys, tennis balls, treats and pine-cones up there sweetie. Oh, and of course tons of cats for you to bark at. Just remember, you will always have a special place in my heart.

Thursday, March 01, 2012


I admit, there were a few times that I cheated. Like took three days worth of photos in one. Who can blame a girl? Weekends hold no time for photo-taking. Overall though, this was incredibly fun and something to remember each day by. Fingers crossed I can keep this up for March. Maybe even May. Okay now I'm just pushing my luck.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

honesty, undoubtedly the best policy

Blouse & Pants from Old Navy  Boots from Winners  Jacket from Aritzia

When bloggers are on hiatus, it usually means they are incredibly busy with exciting things like traveling and wedding plans and new babies - or not as exciting but just as justified - studying and working. I however, have no such reasons for being absent for a week. Has it really been that long?

Since honesty is, undoubtedly, the best policy....I have to fess up. Every free minute I had this week was spent reading The Hunger Games. I snuck in reading during off time at work, I read on the way home. I read before, during and after dinner. I read in the tub, on the couch, while doing laundry and of course in bed till the wee hours of the night. I have to say, now that I'm done the trilogy I wish I hadn't read it so fast. Now I'm  limmited to obsessing over the movie trailer and trying to patiently wait until March.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

all you need is love - but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt

Blazer from F21  Blouse from Kenzie  Pants from Parasuco  Boots from Steve Madden  Sunglasses from H&M

Pink + Red | Everybody, Everywear

One February 13th, some years ago, I found myself in a chocolate store. Naturally of course. As I'm searching through the boxes, two young guys are furiously - almost - yelling at the sales associate. "What do you mean you don't have the low fat ones? How could they sell out? I can't buy regular chocolate... I have to protect my investment!" Needless to say I wasn't sure if I should laugh, or cry, or kick him. Instead I kept my fingers crossed for the poor gall. 

Happy Valentines Day lovely ladies and gents! May you never receive low fat chocolate (unless that's your thing..I'm not judging)

Thursday, February 09, 2012

take care ...

... of your hair! 

You guys asked, so here it is. My hair care routine. In no way am I a hair connoisseur, though secretly I wish I was. If it was possible, I'd probably be a hairdresser as a hobby. But I know never to say never. 

In the shower I'm loving...
1: Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner - some seriously amazing stuff this is, and it's cheap!
2: Pantene Beautiful Lengths Replenishing Mask - holy grail product, a little goes a long way
3: The Body Shop Banana Conditioner - great for everyday
4: The Body Shop Banana Shampoo - super gentle on the hair
5: Yes to Carrots Pampering Conditioner - smells heavenly & paraben free! 
6: Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo - leaves hair soft and manageable, also paraben free!

After the shower I'm loving...
7: Macadamia Healing Oil Spray - instantly absorbs into hair for extra moisture, shine and protection
8: DermOrganic Argan Oil Leave-In Treatment - just as amazing (maybe more) as the above & MUCH cheaper

When using heat I'm loving...
9: Got2B Guardian Angel - I know this says 'flat iron' but it works perfectly for holding curls
10: TRESemme Heat Tamer Spray - by far my favorite, not greasy and smells awesome
11: CHI Iron Guard - pricey, does a great job, but easy to over use

For tools I'm loving...
12: Conair Infiniti Curling Wand - eliminates frizz and creates great waves
13: Conair 1 and 1/2 Barrel - perfect for big & bouncy curls, what you'll see me use 90% of the time
14: Rusk w8less Hair Dryer - incredibly lightweight and really fast drying time
15: T3 Flat Iron - one of the best flat irons I've tried, and doubles as a curler when traveling

16: In Shower Wide Tooth Comb - great for evenly distributing conditioner without breaking the hair
17: Flat Bottom Clip - use this to hold a bun when sleeping, prevents hair from being pulled by an elastic
18: Clips - sectioning hair when drying or curling
19: Big Paddle Brush - for everyday brushing needs, and perfect for blow drying straight
20: Boar Bristle Round Brush - easier on the hair than plastic and definitely boosts shine!

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