Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Singin' and Snowin'

We had CRAZY weather here today.
It snowed overnight and into this morning
causing chaos throughout the city.
My littlest girl, my Mom and I had plans
to go downtown today.
We weren't sure we should with the amount of 
snow out there.
We did anyway.
It got better as the day went on so yay!
We didn't have to change our plans.

We went to see my old Christmas choir
that I used to sing with.
When I had a job.

I sang with this choir for 10 years,
each October we would start rehearsing, 
and then we would perform for an hour
everyday for 1 week in December 
in our office building downtown.
It also expanded to performances
at a local park here.
And then last year, we and 2 other downtown choirs
got together to perform at a 
beautiful church downtown.
The finale is all 3 choirs singing the
Hallelujah chorus together.

It brings me to tears.
It's so amazing!
Because I'm not working right now 
I had to skip the choir this year.
But that meant I got to go watch!
It was magical.

This is a video that circulated last year and I just love it.
It's a Hallelujah chorus flash mob at a food court!

The end gives me goosebumps, they sound so good!

Perfect day for Christmas music since it looks like 
a Winter Wonderland out there.
My girls are off school for the next couple of days.
I am so looking forward to hanging out
at home with them.

dropping them off at Grandma and Grandpa's so I can
do some Christmas shopping.
We'll see!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top of the world

Would you stand here?

Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

I can't say I would, I am so afraid of heights.
 But it must be exhilarating, don't you think?

One year, hubs and I went to Moab, Utah with some friends and
hiked up to the Big Arch.

Source: via Bree on Pinterest

My friend and I wanted to go stand underneath it.
It gradually drops off behind the arch.
I bawled my eyes out all the way out and I think I made it to the bottom of one side of the arch,
it was so windy.
But it was thrilling to have done it.

My hubby has been to Moab a bunch of times
he seriously loves to mountain bike.
In this pic he got off his bike and walked out to this giant rock
waaaaay high up.
This pic of him makes me think he reached the top of the world.
I love it.

Are you an extreme traveller or would you rather stand back
and take the photo from afar?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Weekend Update

Hello sweet darlin's!
It's Monday again.
Let's make it the best week we can, alrighty?
I'll try if you try. : )

We did a bunch of Christmassy things this weekend.
We put up our tree

and the girls and I did some artwork.
I got these ideas from Pinterest and I think they 
turned out pretty cute.

My sister and I went out on Saturday night and had an absolute
We have the same weird sense of humour, things that are funny
to us,
others would probably go...
We went out for some appies and drinks and then to a movie.
I wish we could do it more often!

Have a super dooper loverly week, okeeee?!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

Hello beautifuls!
Happy happy Friday!
I am looking forward to this weekend.
We have lots of fun things planned.
Visiting Santa with the girls, putting up our Christmas tree,
going out Saturday night with my sis.

Good things, as Martha would say.
: )

Here are my fill it in answers for the week!
As usual, I am linking up with Lauren.

1.   Waking up at the break of dawn to go shopping is my idea of  a super fun day!  We do have some big sales here in Canada today but nothing like my American friends.

2.   If I were to go shopping today I would be on the hunt for clothes and boots.  Always.

3.  The best thing I ate yesterday was chicken parmigiana that I made for supper.  It was deeelish.

4. Something I've been learning lately is patience.  I am not.  But I'm getting better.

5.  I cannot start my day without hugs and kisses from my girls.

6.  My nighttime attire consists of  right now, fuzzy warm bright pink pj top and fuzzy warm plaid pink bottoms.  Real perty.  Sorry hubs.

7.  I am looking forward to Saturday night out with my sister.  Dinner and a movie!

Have a fantaBULOUS weekend!

Pinterest love

I know I'm not the only one who is in serious
with Pinterest.

Click and come join this wonderfully, addictive site, will you?
Oh, if you click, you'll be magically transported to my Pinterest boards by the way.
So you might as well follow me since you're there.
Here are some of my favourite Pinterest finds
as of late.

Have a superbly, divine day, loverlees. : )
Yes, I said loverlees.

I hope Santa fills my stocking with these stockings. : )

Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

I want to organize my supplies like this.
*I am a stationary supply NUT!*

Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

Oh gee, how did Lenny get in there?  *wink*

I love the eye makeup on this girl...

Hair envy...I knew I'd start to regret cutting mine.
But mine never looked this good.
Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

Prettiness. : )
I seriously might do this.
Source: via Sheri on Pinterest

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Some funnies and a Happy Thanksgiving

Hey sweet 'ums!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fabulous
American friends!
I hope you enjoy and eat lots and 
feel happy and are surrounded by
lots of love and warmth this holiday.

So yesterday I posted that video of the rollercoaster
that dives into a pool (going underground for a second).
The photo of it is so cool
however my hubby informed me the video was boring.
Alrighty then, just go to the website instead, 
they did have much cooler ones on there to view!

I had Ellen on this morning
and she had some hilarious
I LOVE that website.
I don't want to offend anyone
so I was trying to find
some clean ones to post here.
If you don't mind a bit LESS clean,
then by all means
check out their website.
It is HILAR!
I spend far too much time on there.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Wild Ride

Today I am taking you on a
wild ride!!!
This one...

Hang on tight!
Are you ready?
Here we go....

It's in Japan,
if you want to see more crazy coasters go to
Theme Park Crazy's you tube site.
There are so many insane coasters out there in the world!
I used to love them but now they make me ill.
Total bummer.
Check out the site, it's so much fun!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday Mingle and a musical weekend

Good Monday Morning, my sweet peas!
Did you have a good weekend?
We reaaaally enjoyed the dinner theater we went to
this weekend.
It was a musical based on a fictional stop at an Iowa cafe with Ritchie Valens,
Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper before their last ever concert.
It was all upbeat and happy and the music was so FUN!

I may have had a yummo drink called Fools Paradise
and maybe some wine.
 ; )

Here's what I wore!
I really wanted to wear a dress or a skirt but it is 
SOOOO COLD here right now.
*Warmth won.*
Welcome to a wonderful new week, lovelies!
I'm linking up for Monday Mingle!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday

It seems like I just did a Fill in the Blank Friday
and here we are again, sweet peas!

How was everyone's week?
Good?  Yes?
Mine was good.
I got some job-hunting things accomplished.
I am being picky but I am frustrating myself by being that way.
I just don't want to accept a job that I cannot get excited about.
That would make mama a super grumpy lady.
No one needs to see that.
Ain't pretty, ya'll.

*I like to write ya'll even though I would never say it out loud.*
haha...I digress.

I am excited for the weekend.
We are going to a dinner theater!!
It's a musical.
Music and food and I get to get a bit dressy.
Can't wait!

Ok here are my answers for fill it in!
Check out Lauren, our hostess. : )

1.   A nervous habit I have is picking at my upper lip.  That sounds so gross, it's more that I pull at it....there is no way to make that sound normal. 

2.   Something that makes me sad is when you think someone is your friend and you realize they just don't care.  I was super disappointed this week.  I think I expect too much from people sometimes all the time.  

3.  Today I am thankful for my family.  It's cliche and boring but they fill me up with happiness every single day.

4. My favorite room in my house is our living room.  We spend most of our time there as a family.  I love it during the holidays with the Christmas tree lights on and fireplace going.  Pretty.

5.  I can't stand the smell of coffee.  I know, I know, some of you are like, what??!  I tolerate it because it's everywhere but if I could avoid it forever, that'd be cool.

6.  If I had an extra $100 to spend on whatever I wanted today I would probably spend it on clothes for my girls.  It's fun!

7.  The last person I hung out with was my sister.  She had me over for lunch, it was so FAB!

I hope you all have a fantastically, magically delicious weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Celebrity Style Crush - Maria Menounos

I must be in a total 'style' mode this week!
This is the 3rd style post I have done this week.
I saw a tweet from Maria Menounos yesterday
and I thought, oh I HAVE to do a style crush post on her!

She is one my fave tv personalities and I think she is a great role model.

Maria is an enterainment reporter and has been on Entertainment Tonight,
Access Hollywood and now Extra.
She has great style and many times wears fashions from H&M
and stores that you and I can afford.
I like that.

She is also dedicated to empowering us girls to organize our lives
and learn how to do anything and everything ourselves.
Her book,
The Everygirl's Guide to Life
is on my Christmas list!
It's been out for a while, I'm a bit behind the times but
I cannot wait to check it out.

Maria also featured some how-to videos on
which I loved!!!

She featured her bathroom and showed us how she organizes all 
her things.
It inspired me to do mine.
It made me so HAPPY to have everything organized.
I just love it.
One of my bathroom cupboards...

Here is the video that inspired my organization!
There are a bunch of her vids on youtube, I totally recommend you check them out!

Check out her website too!
Love her!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My style

I know I did a style post yesterday
but I have discovered Polyvore and I'm
Like I need to spend even more time on my laptop!

I think I need to add a parka to this one however,
it snowed here yesterday and today a bit too.
Going to sit by the fire now.
Have a magically delicious day, my lovelies!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday evenin' out

**Hi ladies, if you are here from Monday Mingle click
My link went to an old post. Sorry!

Hey ladyloos!
Happy Monday. ; )

Did ya'll have a good weekend?
Girls had soccer and swimming.
We saw The Smurfs as I mentioned in my VLOG!
It was actually really good!

Hubs and I even got to go out with friends for dinner 
on Saturday night.
Mexican food.
Oh drool.
It was so fantastic, really neat little restaurant.
Such a treat to go out.
Here's what I wore.
: )
Have a fantastic week everyone!

I'm linked up for Monday Mingle!

Friday, November 11, 2011


Today is 11.11.11!
November 11, 2011,
like you needed further clarification.
; )
I have a surprise for you today!
Check it out after I fill in the blanks with Lauren!

1.   My favorite new blog of the moment is Living in Yellow.  Ok, it's not new but it's relatively new to me.  I love this blog, Erin is hilarious!  

2.   Something I am thankful for is the 4 day weekend, starting today!

3.  Something that made me laugh this week was last night, Sheldon on Big Bang Theory saying 'Come back you stupid bird, so I can LOVE YOU!'  I cracked UP! If you didn't see it sorry.  This will sound so lame.

4. An item that is currently on my wish list is hmmm...see THIS post. ; )

5.  I am excited about going out with friends on Saturday night.  It's been way too long, looking forward to smiling and laughing for a little while.

6.  If I were a color I would be  purple.  It's my fave.

7.  My favorite way to spend a chilly fall day is by  watching afternoon movies with popcorn and blankets.

Surprise!  My first vlog!
Video blog....please ignore that I am the most awkward person on camera.

I hope you all have a wonderfully fantabulously memorable 11.11.11.