Wednesday, 17 January 2018

10 Things I Love About Winter

Winter is by no means my favourite season. It's actually my least favourite season. I'm not a fan of winter and I don't do winter activities- skiing, snowmobiling, etc. But I do LOVE hockey, which is a winter sport...so you know. To help me get through winter, I thought I would focus on the good and share 10 things I love about winter. 
  1. Winter Olympics- so this only happens once every four years, but the Winter Olympics are by far more interesting than the Summer Olympics.
  2. Snow Days-my office doesn't close so we don't really get snow days. but the idea of getting this surprise, extra day off where you don't have to do anything- and in some cases can't do anything- is pretty great. 
  3. Hot Chocolate-while you can technically have hot chocolate year round, it just seems better in winter and is really a cold weather drink. 
  4. My Birthday- my birthday is mid-February, which is in winter. 
  5. The Air- winter air is just so fresh, crisp and clean. 
  6. Hockey- I do LOVE hockey. There's nothing better than being at the rink and watching a game.
  7. Cozy Days-  winter days are the perfect cozy days in. You can spend the day in comfy clothes, wrapped up in warm blankets, maybe by a fire, a hot beverage, and a good book or movie. This just seems so much more acceptable doing it in the winter. It's too cold to do anything or go anywhere...so you might as well stay in...
  8. Fresh Snow at Night- I don't like snow. I'm maybe in different to snow, but I HATE driving in snow!! I actually love the extreme cold temperatures we've had this year because it's been too cold to snow. BUT, I will admit that I do like how fresh snow looks at night; so white, unmarked (no one was driven/walked through it), and it has this glittery, sparkly look to it!
  9. Bubble Baths- again, this is something you can do year round. For some reason I have waaaaaaay more bubble baths in the winter than in any other season. Like, other seasons I maybe have one or two. In winter, it's a weekly thing. 
  10. Ice Wine- I'm from the Niagara Region which is know for our wines, especially our ice wines. We even have an ice wine festival! Without winter (or the cold temperatures), no ice wine...or ice wine festival.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Hey, It's Ok!

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With Amber from Airing My Dirty Laundry

That I had a great time with friends on Friday night! The crazy, icy drive in and the blizzard drive home were worth it! We went out for dinner and then to see Pitch Perfect 3- which is such a funny movie!! 

To be wanting the extreme cold back. It's been cold here, but milder, which has resulted in ice and snow. While the cold temperatures suck, it makes driving so, so, so much easier. 

That my birthday is less than a month away and I have no plans. I have no idea what I want to do to celebrate. 

To be going to a live recording of Grown Ups Read Things They Wrote As Kids. This is hands down my favourite podcast- it's so funny!! I'm supper excited that I'm going to get to see it live!!

Monday, 15 January 2018

Inspire Me: Haters

Happy Monday!! I had such a crazy week last week. Lots of meetings, work, and opportunities. There are a couple of things that happened last week, that I am really excited for and to see how they will play out. There is one project I've been asked to work on, and I'm not sure how well it will go over when someone finds out it's been assigned to me. I will worry about that if and when it happens. 

In the meantime, I'm going to remind myself of this:


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Get To Know Me YouTube Tag...On The Blog!

A few years ago, blogger tags were everywhere. They were fun to participate in and fun to read other blogger's tags. It's a great way to get to know someone and some of the tags can be pretty fun. I haven't seen a blogger tag in a while, but I still see them on YouTube from time to time, so I thought I would do a a YouTube Tag but on my blog!! These questions came from Kat Bouska Mama's Losing It. So, here we go!!

1. What is your middle name? I actually don't have one! My mom doesn't have a middle name, so she felt her children didn't need middle names either.
2. Share you favorite subject in high school. Loved English and Writer's Craft.
3. What is your Favorite drink? I drink a lot of  water, which I do like. I also love iced tea and amaretto sours.
4. What is your favorite song at the moment? There ton of songs that I am loving at the moment, but I'm going to go with You Broke Up With Me by Walker Hayes, just because it's playing on the radio right now (I would actually say this song is a favourite at the moment)!
5. What would you (or have you) name your children? James is a family name, so I would go with that. I actually have two other names I would use, but they are top secret (and also family names).
6. Have you  participated in any sports? I danced for 10+ years. As a kid, I also participated in soccer (indoor and outdoor), baseball, swimming, and tennis- which was my favourite.
7. What is your favorite book? Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, Becoming Rain and He Will Be My Ruin both by K.A. Tucker.
8. What is your favorite color? Red!! This has been my favourite colour since I was 2 or 3 years old.
9. What is your favorite animal? Flamingos!! I even have a whole Pinterest board dedicated to them.
10. What is your favorite perfume? Flower Bomb by Viktor & Rolf. An ex loved the scent and I've been wearing it ever since.
11. What is your favorite holiday? I feel like I should say Valentine's Day because it's my birthday, but I really love Canada Day! It's in the summer and you can spend it outside, poolside/at the beach, and there is really no pressure for this holiday. It's such a laid back, relaxing holiday.
12. On a scale from 1 – 10, rate your childhood. 9.5...I had an AMAZING childhood!! If my dad had gotten me a pony, and/or been a king so I could be a princess, it would've been a 10.
13. Have you been out of the country? I have, multiple times! I've been to the US, Mexico, Jamaica, Australia, Cuba, Portugal, and Spain.
14. Do you speak any different languages? I can kind of speak/understand French and I know even less Italian.
15. Do you have any siblings? I do- a brother and a sister.
16. What is your favorite store? Chapters Indigo, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Hudson's Bay.
17. What is your favorite restaurant? It depends on what city I am in...instead of listing them all, I'll just randomly pick one: Metropolitan Brasserie in Ottawa.
18. Did you like school? I think I liked some years more than others. I liked the social aspect of it.
19. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers? Safiya Nygaard, Erin Scott, Zoella, Kelsey Kristyn
20. What is your favorite movie? There are so many that I love- Clueless, Legally Blonde, Pitch Perfect 1 & 2, Mona Lisa Smile...
21. What are some of your favorite tv shows? The Big Bang Theory, Friends, Greek, Big Brother, Pawn Stars, Tiny House Hunters.
22. PC or mac? PC
23. What phone do you have? iPhone SE...I think?
24. How tall are you? Not tall! 5'"1 or 5'2"
25. Do you have any pets? I don't! I travel a lot, so pets don't really fit in with my lifestyle at the moment. I would love to have a dog or cat, but I think fish- which I also love- would be more realistic. 

If you do this tag, let me know! I would love to see your answers to these questions!