Wednesday, October 28, 2009


....after a month of straight knitting I have finished my sweater jacket! Yay! Though I can only wear it at night and only as a comfort sweater...I will wear it with pride...the hours that went into that piece was ridiculous! Now onto smaller projects!! ps. when looking at this picture...I desperately need some highlights and a tan. boo hoo...on to winter I guess!?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Allow your own inner light to guide you

There comes a time when you must stand alone.
You must feel confident enough within yourself to follow your own dreams.
You must be willing to make sacrifices.
You must be capable of changing and rearranging your priorities so that your final goal can be achieved.
Sometimes, familiarity and comfort need to be challenged.
There are times when you must take a few extra chances and create your own realities.
Be strong enough to at least try to make your life better.
Be confident enough that you won't settle for a compromise just to get by.
Appreciate yourself by allowing yourself the opportunities to grow, develop, and find your true sense of purpose in this life.
Don't stand in someone else's shadow when it's your sunlight that should lead the way.

Stumbled across this 'thought'...and though I find my life to be unfolding how I always hoped it would, it's always great to give yourself a little reminder to keep strong, confident and moving forward! Got some AMAZING news yesterday that I will definitely share when I have signed the dotted line....slowly but surely! "Life has a way of working itself out..."
ps. you know you are getting old when you go shopping for 'work' shoes and you put away the point'ies and pick up the same shoes as your mother wears....please note though my mom has killer styles in shoes I replicated the same shoes she has that are considered grandma styles - it always amazed me she owned them, but I now find myself in the same boat. Comfort over style I guess?!? oh dear!
pps. going to Whistler in 2 sleeps!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Everytime I listen to Michael Buble sing Everthing I can't help but feel happy. What an amazing song to sing to the love in your life. sigh!

You're a falling star, You're the get away car.
You're the line in the sand when I go too far.
You're the swimming pool, on an August day.
And you're the perfect thing to say.

And you play it coy, but it's kinda cute.
Ah, When you smile at me you know exactly what you do.
Baby don't pretend, that you don't know it's true.
Cause you can see it when I look at you.

[Chorus:]And in this crazy life,
and through these crazy times
It's you, it's you, You make me sing.
You're every line, you're every word,
you're everything.

You're a carousel, you're a wishing well,
And you light me up, when you ring my bell.
You're a mystery, you're from outer space,
You're every minute of my everyday.

And I can't believe, uh that I'm your man,
And I get to kiss you baby just because I can.
Whatever comes our way, ah we'll see it through,
And you know that's what our love can do.

P.s: Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Last night was spent at Christina and Dave's for some delish Indian food, and catching up with Jen! It's great to have her home, even if for just the weekend!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

....knock knock knock seasame ?!?!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Product Endorsements #5

2 things I would like to highlight this month:
1. John Freida's Sheer Blonde Tessled Tresses Fine Mix Wax: Yess it is a mouthful but I think it's great! It's great for my type of hair: thin (boo hoo), layer'ey, blonde (or trying to be) and for the person who is looking for a little weight on the tips but that doesn't weigh the rest of your hair down. Totally recommend it. Ps. I got it as a promo - and have yet to see it in my fav store SDM, so for those of you who shop else where and see it on shelves please let me know as I would like to stock up!
2. I Want that Body - with my good friend Tamilee (best known for her 80's tapes of Buns of Steel and Abs of Steel). As I am in waiting (last official week) to start hard core running again, I have been venturing out and re-visiting tapes that have helped me keep in shape. I did this tape a couple weeks ago and had troubles walking for a couple days. It has taken me 3 tries before I can do it and not have troubles the next day. Totally recommend this tape to those who need to work out everyday but sometimes need another option. Well just an fyi from me to you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

my desk companion

it's funny how every so often I feel it necessary to open up my melody beattie book and find an excerpt about how I may or how I would like to feel at a specific time in my life...and how I feel that I should include it in an entry. I'm not sure if you all take anything from the excerpts...but if you do for just one of my million melody beattie excerpts than we are somewhat on the same page for a moment of our lives. hmmm? anywho here ya go:
Let Yourself Be Who You Are
It's difficult to be around people who are trying to be perfect - perfectly healthy, perfectly polite, perfectly poised, perfectly controlled.
Remember that being human means being imperfect, being flawed. Let yourself be. Let others be. Slouch in your chair. Eat with the wrong fork. Laugh out loud. Stand up and reveal who you are and know that you're good enough.
Stop worrying that people will find out who you really are. Instead, hope that they do. Help them by openly sharing yourself and being not what you think you should be, but who you really are.
Freedom is just a small step away - a step into self-love and acceptance.
When you take it, others will follow. And they'll be grateful you lead the way.
ps. Did anyone else notice a little Jake (from Bachelorette) sitting in the audience of dancing with the Bachelor perhaps? Heather and I think so.

whirl wind

So these past 2 weeks have been a little bit of a whirl wind...but of course a great time!!
Last weekend a group of us hit up Boobyball #8...great event! Though I think several of us could have eliminated the predrink portion of the night. Oh dear! The following night (Saturday), after sleeping in until 3pm Chris and I made our way to the ACC where we saw Keith Urban rocking it out! I think Chris was a little apprehensive about going to a country concert, but I saw him tap his feet a few times and swing a chicken arm ;) We also met up with Box and Sean (the Hodgins), for a quick catch up and drink. Side note: Keith Urban was fantastic...I couldn't stop listening to his CD last week! Totally recommend tickets to a future show. Cc and I then headed into Yorkville, where we attempted to check out Nuit Blanche. Little bit of a fizzle, but we did our fair share of walking around. I'm sure Queen St. was where it was at. My week then continued with a little bit of un-needed stress :( but fortunately I had another great weekend to make up for a not so great week. Cc and I made the cross country trek and spent a night near Smith Falls/Ottawa for our first Turkey din and then continued to drive 5.5 hours to the skoka's where we had yet another delish turkey meal. My fam was in fine form, and it was great to have Steph and her fam there, and Nana Shiraz (aka Brenda C). Hope everyone else had a great thanksgiving!
ps. I am (un)officially on the Peel OT list!! Holla!!! (Everything should be up and running in hopefully a week or so)
pps. It seems I don't know how to carry a camera around with pictures will follow some day soon.
ppps. Off to Heather's to go knit up a storm, eat some din and watch DWTS. Ahh the good ol days.