Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Life Update- Friends, Time Off & Toronto Raptors

I can't believe it's only Thursday! This has been such a long week and it's only half over! In the midst of the craziness of this month, I realized I didn't do a life update for March! 

March started off with my uncle getting married! I've mentioned this a few time already, including here. It was surprising news, but happy news. My new aunt is great...I really like her and she clearly makes my uncle happy. The Monday after my uncle got married, I had the day off so I saw my psychic friend for a Reiki session. It was nice to see her again and to chat...she's so interesting! 
Work was full of meetings- staff, team and two community partner meetings. I also had an event for work...a whiskey tasting! This was such a fun event and the first time I worked on it! We had a great turn out and everyone really enjoyed themselves!

I also had two sorority meetings and a program themed for St Patrick's day. It was lot of fun, even if my team didn't win the trivia game. I meet a long time friend for coffee and had Girls Night with a friend in the city, where we drank champagne and watched Bridesmaids. 

The highlight of my month, would have to be the Toronto Raptors game! I won tickets through Brock Alumni and was able to go with a friend of mine. We had fantastic seats! It was the first NBA game I had ever been too. It's always fun to go to Toronto and the game was pretty good, even though the Raptors didn't win. After the game, we drove to Guelph where we met my friends brother and her boyfriend for dinner. It was a really fun Sunday. 

Speaking of basketball...I don't follow basketball or do a March Madness bracket, but I randomly picked Kentucky to win, just because they were the only team that I knew was in the tournament. They made it all the way to the final! So that was a pretty good pick on my part.

I actually took a ton of time off this month. I took a day off and had breakfast with a friend from university, who happens to live near me! I saw his brother at a Brock Alumni event in February and he reconnected us. It was great to spend time with him and get caught up. I took a Thursday-Friday off mid-month and didn't do much, just stuff around the city and my apartment. 

I also took 10 days off at the end of the month, went up to my families second home. I spent the first 3 days with my dad and grandma, it was nice to spend time with them. I spent the rest of the week relaxing, reading and watching tv. I met a friend and former co-worker for breakfast, where I got to hear about some research she's doing and I had dinner with my psychic friend. I had a nice visit with another friend, who owns a holistic centre, where I also had reflexology done. She also did a tarot card reading for me, where I was told that I need to take more time for myself and spend more time relaxing. Unfortunately it was cold and snowy the whole time, so I ended up spending a lot of time inside.

Even with all my time off (10 work days plus weekends), I still had a lot going on in March. The month flew by...but it was great to have so much time for friends this month.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Hey! It's Ok

Airing My Dirty Laundry

To have had a blast in Toronto on the weekend. I was celebrating my uncle's marriage. I also got to see a few of my cousins and my brother, meet my cousin's boyfriend and had a great conversation with my new aunt...I really like her,

That my uncle told me, even though he's married now, we will still have our summer ritual. My uncle randomly texts me on a Saturday morning to see if I'm at my family's second home and if I want to go out for lunch. He drives the 3ish hours to have lunch with me and then heads back.
To be thinking of a dear friend and wishing him a speedy recovery.

That I'm starting to make my apartment mine. It only took almost 2 years. But it's finally happening. I'm slowly adding pieces of furniture and items that are making my place feel like mine.
To like the new show Friends With Better Lives. It's been compared to Friends and even has a former Friends writer as the creator. While a lot of people/critics don't like this...I've been looking for a current show to love as much as I loved Friends, so I'm ok with it.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Spring Polish Swap Reveal

Happy Friday!! I had a pretty decent week but I am so happy that Friday is here!! On Sunday, I will be seeing my Uncle and (new) Aunt, so I'm really excited for that. 

Something else I'm excited about? Sharing what I got from the Spring Polish Swap! I was partnered with Kate from Diary of a Urban Housewife. It was a lot of fun getting to know Kate and picking out nail polish for her. She is super sweet, interesting and has a lot on the go. She is also creative and totally spoiled me! Here is what Kate sent:

  • Card made by Kate
  • Petal To the Metal by Essence Metal Glam
  • Watermelon by Essie
  • Lafayette Pink by NYC Color
  • 3D Nail Art Stickers by Quo
I love everything she sent and the colours she chose are perfect. Thank you so much Kate!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

"A kiss on the hand might be quite continental...but diamonds are a girls best friend." 
-Marilyn Monroe

I have yet to met a female who does not like diamonds. Diamonds are pretty, have sparkle and just make everything better. There are many occasions in a girls life that can be marked or celebrated with a piece of diamond jewelery. And, every girl should own several pieces

Classic 4 Prong Tennis Bracelet
My grandparents gave me a tennis bracelet one year for Christmas (these are the same grandparents that also gave me tennis lessons for a different Christmas). I will never forget opening that box and seeing such a beautiful piece of jewelery. I wore that bracelet everywhere and received so many compliments on it. 

Romanced By Diamonds Stud Earrings
For my birthday, one of my closest and longest standing friends gave me a pair of diamond stud earrings. Diamond studs are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. They are classic, timeless and go with everything. They can be worn with anything and at any time. I especially like to wear mine if I have an important meeting...they give me that little extra boost of confidence. 

Princess Cut Gemstone and Diamond Drop Pendant
Once upon a time, there was a gentleman in my life who bought me a beautiful diamond drop pendant-it was shaped like a flower, with a sapphire as the centre and diamonds for the petals- just because. 'Just because' diamonds might just be the best kind of diamonds. I still wear this necklace from time to time. It's such a unique piece and everyone seems to comment on it. 

I think most people will agree that the most significant, sought after and special- and common- diamond a girl will receive is an engagement ring. There are so many options when it comes to engagement rings. I'm actually going to skip talking about this because there are so many engagement rings floating around blogs, Pinterest, social media, etc. 

Woven Band Diamond Eternity Ring
Something that I am looking to add to my diamond collection (hint, hint) are eternity bands.These are perfect for weddings, anniversaries, special occasions or just because. There are so many options when it comes to eternity bands- single row or multiple rows of diamonds, solid diamond band to different designs, only diamonds to a mix of diamonds and gemstones...there are so many options! Eternity bands, I think, are a great, classic and subtle statement piece. 

"But square cut or pear shape these rocks don't lose their are girls best friend"
- Marilyn Monroe

If you are on the hunt for a new piece of jewelery, check out Anjolee. They have a great selection at great prices. You can also encourage the man in your life to visit the site...he might buy you something pretty just because. 

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