Friday, 20 January 2017

Chapters Hull

Happy Friday! I am so excited for this weekend. Not only will be meeting friends for our monthly Book Club gathering- keep an eye out next week for the book and a review- but I will be celebrating a dear friends birthday! I love her and I love spending time with her, plus her parties- birthday or otherwise- always So. Much. Fun. 
 
I knew for a while what I was going to get her as a gift, and when I went to go pick it up earlier this week, ended up buying a few different things. So, I thought I would do a Hull Post!

For those of you that don't know, Chapters is Canada's largest bookstore and in recent years have expanded their offering to include music, technology, home and decor items, toys, and lifestyle items. They really do have a little bit of everything and are one of my favourite stores!

So, what did I buy?
 
  • Talking As Fast As i Can by Lauren Graham. I am a Gilmore Girls fan, I think Lauren Graham is hilarious, and I enjoyed her book Someday, Someday Maybe. Plus, I hear good things about this book, so I added it to my reading list...and bought myself a copy.
  • Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen. Leonard Cohen is a great Canadian icon and well know musician and songwriter who died late in 2016. This is a book of his poetry, with accompanying drawings. My friend is a huge Leonard Cohen fan and I know she likes to read, so when I by chance saw this book, I knew I HAD to get it for her for her birthday. 
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick. I feel like I've talked about this book a ton on the blog this month...but I love Anna Kendrick and I love this book! I got this book for Christmas, so I know how great and funny it is. I picked up a copy for a friend as a 'just because' gift. 
  • Insanely Delicious Sea Salted Caramels (not available online)...yes, that is the actual name! This are so, so, so good! I love caramel and I love sea salt...combine the two...OMG! I bought these for myself...we'll see how long they last!
  • Draw, Doodle, Design (similar book). This is what I went in to buy! My friend is so creative and artistic. She loves to draw, doodle, and design...so this book is perfect for her! I gifted this same book to a sorority sister a while back and she loved it too; she actually leaves it on her coffee table, and all of her guests use it.
  • Double Sided Coloured Pencils. How could I buy my friend the above book and not provide her with the tools to draw/doodle/design?! I thought these coloured pencils would go perfectly with the book.
I may have to stay away from Chapters for a while...I can't help but overspend when I am there. I blame them...they have such great stuff!

Thursday, 19 January 2017

From The Archives: DIY Sharpie Mug

It's always fun to go back through old blog posts and be reminded of different life events, favourite songs, loved books, recipes, and DIY projects! 
 
 
Back in April of 2015, I shared a DIY sharpie mug. This was a fun project and one I have made a number of times over the years. You can find the original post, including instructions, here.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Am I The Only Living Soul Around?

Happy Wednesday! Wednesday is such a hard day of the week...you're so far from last weekend, and still so far from the upcoming weekend. Mid-week dance parties can help make the day a bit better!! This song is one I have had on repeat the past few weeks...it's fun to sing and dance a long too. And it always makes me feel happier!

I Can Make Your Hands Clap by Fitz and the Tantrums

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Hey, It's Ok

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With Amber from Airing My Dirty Laundry

To be excited that How To Get Away With Murder has new episodes starting this week! I LOVE that show and I need to know what happened to Wes!! I'm still heartbroken that they killed his character off.

That I have literally no interest in Donald Trump's inauguration. I don't care who's performing, or that it's even happening. I am a little concerned for my American friends and what will happen when their new president officially takes over.

To be switching my internet and cable provider. I was previously with Rogers for years, but due to their terrible customer service- and charging me double for who knows how long- I am taking my business elsewhere. I'm doubting myself and my decision...even though I know I'm doing the right thing. It will be ok.

That, while I have a 2017 agenda, I haven't been using it. It's a bit big for my liking. I do need to start using it thought I am feeling a bit lost and disorganized...like I am always forgetting something, because I don't have it written down. I'll work on it.

To be hoping to travel this year! I'm not sure where or when, but I would like to go away this year. I'm not sure if it'll happen...but I'm hopeful!