Friday, 30 November 2012

Project Pinterest- Magnet/Cork Board

I can't believe that today is the last day of November! This month has flown by and too quickly! One of my favourite things is that today is the last day of Movember- thank goodness!
Like every other person, I am addicted to Pinterest and I've decided to actually try and make some of my pins. My first Pinterest project was a magnet board. I couldn't find the original Pin, but you can find a similar one here (originally taken from here). 

I decided to modify the Pin and add a cork board as well. 

You will need:

  1. Magnets
  2. Fabric
  3. Hot glue gun
  4. Cookie Sheet
  5. Glue gun sticks
  6. Push pins
  7. Cork
All material, with the exception of the fabric, was purchased at The Dollar Store. The fabric, I picked up at a local quilting store.

I started by cutting the cork to fit half of the cookie sheet (I actually got my dad to do this).

Next, I covered the bottom part of the cookie sheet with a piece of fabric, gluing the fabric to the inside of the cookie sheet. I covered the cork in a different piece of fabric.

I then glued the cork to the fabric covered cookie sheet.

The final, and most challenging, part of this project was the magnets. I would suggest just buying magnets you like, so much easier. But I covered the magnets in fabric. After several attempts and methods, I just cut circles in the fabric and glued the circle on top of the magnet.

The finished product:


I originally wrote about this project back in February, as one of my Favourite Things. You can find my original post here.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

LOL- Politically Correct Christmas Carols

Earlier this week, a co-worker and I were talking about Politically Correct Christmas Carols. These are pretty funny and I just had to share. The last one is my favourite. Enjoy!
 
 



Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Hey! It's Ok

Idea taken from Amber at Airing My Dirty Laundry One Sock At A Time
 
That I watched the Grey Cup on Sunday. I knew someone who was playing. I'm happy that the Toronto Argos won.
 
To love the fact, after telling the guy at Starbucks yesterday, that my day had been horrible. He said 'At Starbucks, we don't make mochas. We make magic." It made me laugh. 
 
To be a bit concerned that Christmas is less than a month away! I'm usually on top of this, but not this year. I still have to sit down and write my cards, arrange Christmas baking with Grandma, get a good chunk of my shopping done...so behind this year. 
 
To be excited about 'Girl Meets World'. The sequel to Boy Meets World, and focuses on Cory and Topanga's daughter!
 
That we had our first major snowfall over the weekend. Sure, the snow has all melted. But it was a pain to have to clean snow off my car. I'm not complaining...I do live in Canada and snow is part of the deal.




Monday, 26 November 2012

Inspiration

What a great football weekend- Argo's won the 100th Grey Cup and Notre Dame went undefeated in the regular season!




Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Sunday Social

I spent the weekend in the 'country' aka mid-western Ontario. I had nothing planned, told no one I'd be here. It was quiet and relaxing- just what my soul needed. Minus all the snow! We had our first snow fall this weekend.

Sunday Social

The theme is 4′s:
1. Name 4 jobs you’ve had in your life.
-Waitress
-Receptionist
-Insurance
-Non-profit fundraising

2. Name 4 movies you would watch over and over.
-Cinderella
-Clueless
-Mean Girls
-Zoolander

3. Name 4 places you have lived.
-Brock University
-Southern Ontario
-Mid-western Ontario
-Waterloo Region

4. Name 4 of your favorite foods.
-Chicken crepes
-Grandma's soup
-Duck & rice
-Bacon

5. Name 4 things you always carry with you.
-Cell phone
-Keys
-Wallet
-Lip product (stick, gloss, balm)

6. Name 4 places you have been on vacation.
-Portugal
-Australia
-Jamacia
-Spain


Friday, 23 November 2012

Favourite Thing

I can't believe that Friday is FINALLY here! This seemed like a super long, never ending week. I still have the work day to get through, but then it's the weekend and I'm heading to mid-western Ontario. That's all I've got planned...but I'm looking forward to be back in rural Ontario for a few days. 

This weeks favourite thing...(it's a 2 minute video)


Tourism Canada asked Canadians to share some of Canada's best travel experiences. From 7,000 submissions and 65 hours of footage, they put together the above 2 minute video. Beautiful. Amazing. Proud to be Canadian.
 
This video was released this week. I was reminded once again how beautiful and diverse Canada is...how much there is to do and experience and all that Canada has to offer.


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Oh So Social- Bulldogs vs Marlies

Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE hockey! I'm a HUGE New York Rangers fan and with the NHL being locked out, I'm definitely going through withdrawal.

Back in the day, my old university roommate and I used to meet in Hamilton and watch the Toronto Marlies and Hamilton Bulldogs play. Last weekend, we decided to go 'old school' and relive this tradition.

We met at Ikea in Burlington, headed to McDonald's for a pre-game snack before driving into Hamilton together. Even though we were in Hamilton, we were cheering for the Marlies. It was a great game, despite the Marlies loss- quick paced game, lots of action. It was really nice to be in an arena again.

After the game, true to tradition, we headed back to Burlington for dinner. This was an adventure and full of laughs. We literally drove around in circles, following a GPS, trying to find somewhere to eat. We also ended up on a creepy, dead end, no lights street. The ex-roomie did give me a grand tour of Burlington ("there's the skyway that you'll be driving over to get home" "there's a creepy house with a spotlight" "here's Burlington St"), pointing things out as we drove past. 
We eventually, by chance, saw a Kelsey's. Let's just say, we were lucky it was late at night and not many cars were around...We may have made a right hand turn from a left hand lane... Anyway, Kelsey's. There were a couple of people in the dinning room, but not crazy busy. I had the most delicious sandwich- California Clubhouse (chicken, red pepper hummus, guacamole, bacon, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese). Soooo good! After dinner (around 12:30am), we headed back to Ikea, where I picked up my car and we parted ways. 
It was so great to see her and spend time with her. The entire night contained classic moments in our friendship (ex getting lost) and was nothing but laughter. Plus it was super fun to watch a hockey game again!

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Book Club- Remembering Christmas

Last year, I found Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh on Amazon. The book was free and I wasn't sure if it was something I'd like or not. But, it was free so I thought I'd give it a try. 

I LOVE this book! I originally wrote about this book last year, which you can find here
The book description, as taken from amazon.com:
Rick Denton lives his life on his terms. He works hard, plays hard, and answers to no one. So when his mother calls begging him to come home after his stepfather has an aneurysm, Rick is more than a little reluctant. What was supposed to be just a couple days helping out at the family bookstore turns into weeks of cashing out old ladies and dealing with the homeless guy who keeps hanging around the store. The one bright spot is the lovely and intriguing young woman who works at his side each day.

As Christmas nears, Rick's old life beckons, the hurts from his past loom large, and the decisions he makes will determine more than just where he spends Christmas Eve. 

While this is a Christian book, it is a beautiful story and one I couldn't put down. It's a reminder of the holiday spirit and what's really important in life. This is the perfect book to read during the holiday season and I highly recommend it. This book has made it into my pre-Christmas reading rotation. A perfect reminder of what the holidays are really about.



Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Hey! It's Ok

Idea taken from Amber at Airing My Dirty Laundry One Sock At A Time
 
To have gone to Yankee Candle on the weekend and stocked up on Christmas scented wax tarts.
To be listening to Christmas Carols. I have an all-Christmas music station playing in my car and my ipod Christmas playlist is set to repeat. In Canada, the next holiday is Christmas, so I think this is ok.
 
To be really mad and extremely frustrated with The Brick (you can read about my experience up until last Wednesday here. It has since gotten worse). I think after 2.5 months of dealing with HORRIBLE customer service and having 5 or 6 (I found out about delivery #5 the day of and when I was out of town, so I didn't see it) of 6 sofas delivered to me be damaged, I'm justified in being mad.
 
To love the Tuscan Expandable Wine Bar from Bed Bath & Beyond. I'm debating buying it. I love it and have always wanted a bar like this... but it's not something I really need. But I do love it...
 
That I can't wait for 'Movember' to be over. I think it's a nice concept and a great cause...but not everyone can pull off a mustache and some guys just look creepy.

To have been reminded, over the weekend, how down to earth, kind and generous professional hockey players are.


Monday, 19 November 2012

Inspire Me

As always, the weekend went to quickly, but I had a good one. My university roommate and I went to an AHL hockey game (Hamilton Bulldogs vs Toronto Marlies), toured Burlington and headed to Kelsey's for dinner on Friday. Saturday, my sister and I went for lunch followed by some shopping. Sunday was errands, work...nothing too fun or interesting. 

Here is your Monday inspiration to get you through the week:



Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunday Social

It is a beautiful, unseasonably warm and sunny Sunday here in Southern Ontario! I had a great weekend- hockey game with my university roommate, shopping and lunch with sister yesterday and some blog and Christmas stuff today. 
 
Sunday Social
 
Tell us what you are most Thankful For this year, it can be one thing or 25 things. Include pictures, reasons, whatever you want. Lets kick off Thanksgiving week by being Thankful on Sunday!
 
I am Canadian. so out Thanksgiving was actually about a month and a half ago. But here are 10 things (in order that they came to mind) that I'm thankful for:
  1. My family
  2. My friends
  3. My health
  4. That I am Canadian
  5. My opportunities
  6. My education
  7. My faith
  8. Having 3 places to call home
  9. Never having to go without
  10. My good luck/guardian angel


Thursday, 15 November 2012

Magazine Swap

A few weeks ago, I signed up for a Magazine Swap that Amber over at Brunch With Amber was hosting. I signed up because I love magazines, I love swaps and I thought this was a really unique swap!

I was partnered with the sweet as pie Jenn from Party of One. Not only was Jenn fun to get to know but she is honestly one of the sweetest people I've encountered!

With me being in Canada, there were some struggles with getting my subscription organized, but Jenn worked it out and I recieved the following e-mail:


Fashion Magazine is one of my favourites! With my recent move, my subscription didn't get renewed so I was jumping out of my skin excited when Jenn gifted me with this magazine subscription! I will def think of Jenn every time I pick up an issue of Fashion from now on!

Jenn's blog is quickly becoming a favourite and it's tough not to love this girl!

Thanks to Amber for hosting and to Jenn for being such a GREAT partner!


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Apartment Sweet Apartment- Sofa & The Brick Drama

If you follow me on Twitter, you've heard bits and pieces of this story, but here's the whole story: laughter, tears, love, heartbreak, ridiculous comments and all! 
(If you don't have time to read the entire thing, scroll to the bottom for a summary)

In July, I purchased a tv, mattress, box spring and sofa from The Brick. At this time, I was told my sofa was on back order and would be delivered in mid-August. 
My leather bonded pull out sofa, that I LOVE.
Mid-August came and went, with no sofa. It was delivered at the end of August, minutes before I left for the long weekend. When I came back on Labour Day Monday, I noticed that there was a rip on the front on the sofa. 

The Brick was able to schedule an exchange for the following Tuesday (Sept 11). My second sofa also had a rip. I was a little annoyed at this point, especially since there had been a request to inspect my sofa for damage prior to delivery.So I called to schedule another sofa delivery.

Due to commitments made prior to purchasing the sofa, I was unable to be in town on a Saturday for several weeks so it had to be a week day delivery. At this point, I had already taken time off for 3 Brick deliveries (mattress/box spring/tv and 2 sofas) and really couldn't take more time off. The Brick was unwilling to work with me on the delivery time issue- not willing to make an after 5pm delivery OR to tell me if it would be a morning or afternoon delivery. 
The lady I spoke with told me the paper work was done and I just had to call back when there was a date I could accept a delivery.
My father selflessly cleared his schedule so that he could be at my apartment to accept the delivery. On top of that, I live an hour and a half from him. So, I called the Brick back to schedule the delivery.

On Sept 20, I was on hold for half an hour. I was on the phone for half an hour with a guy before he told me he couldn't schedule the delivery and I would have to speak to someone else. I was put back on hold for half an hour. I finally, after 90+ minutes on the phone, spoke to a lady. After I told her my entire story, she put me back on hold. We got cut off. I called back. The Brick was closed for the night. 

We were clearly in the middle of a conversation. She didn't call me back. This was Thursday night. No one called me back Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. 

Monday night, I called The Brick because I was trying to schedule a delivery for Thursday. This delivery date was confirmed to me. 

Wednesday (Sept 26), I realized I`d be in meetings the entire day, so I called The Brick to give them my dad`s cell number. When I did this, I was told I didn't have a delivery scheduled for the next day. After some back and forth and being put on hold, it turned out I did have a delivery scheduled. 

The next day, while at work, I get a text from my dad. They did delivery my third sofa but it was damaged so he didn't accept the delivery. Again, the sofa was supposed to be inspected prior to delivery and I had told The Brick if it was damaged to call me and not bother to deliver. This was Sept 27.
I ended up speaking to someone on Oct 10 and was able to schedule a delivery for after 5pm on Oct 17. I had to push for this as I was not willing to take time off of work and my dad wasn't in a position to give up an entire day again. I called Oct 15 to confirm the delivery and was told that the delivery had been rescheduled- without my consent or knowledge- to Friday during the day.  This was not going to work, as I was out of town.

Starting after the second sofa delivery, I started to request to speak to a manager. A manager would never take my calls nor would they return my calls. It took 8 request and 7 voicemail message before one finally took my call, on Oct 15. 

Her solution? For me to rent a U-Haul and exchange the sofa on my own time. 
It was around this time that I took my experience (and frustration) to Twitter. THIS is when The Brick started to take me seriously and I did get a call from their head office. The lady I spoke to was very helpful and arranged an after 5pm delivery for me, with the request that my sofa be inspected at the warehouse and again at the store before being delivered. 
Oct 23 my 4th sofa was delivered. When the delivery guys buzzed my apartment, they asked me to come down so they could show me somthing.
If you guessed that my 4th (or replacement, replacement, replacement) sofa was damaged, you'd be right! There was a rip and the leather was scratched. I did not accept the delivery. 
Just before 9am on Oct 27, I got a call confirming a delivery (my 5th!) for that day. 
The Brick had scheduled this delivery without my consent and without telling me. I was 2 hours away and not in a position to physically accept the delivery. I was furious. 
I ended up spending the next  2 hours speaking to various people at The Brick. I again spoke to someone from head office and was told she didn't want me to have this sofa and that I should go back to the store, pick another sofa and I could get it at staff pricing. 
So I did. 
Even with staff pricing, all the fabric sofas would be more than what I had originally paid. Bonded leather, what my original sofa was and what I wanted, would be an additional $200.

I was told the sofas were as shown- meaning I couldn't pick a sofa and change the fabric. So I had to settle for the sofa I hated the least. I don't like the shape/look of the sofa and I'm not crazy about the fabric colour either. 

So, this sofa that is nothing what I want and that I don't even like but I'm getting because I need a sofa, is going to cost me an extra $100-$200. That's right, I'm paying EXTRA to replace a damaged sofa and getting something not even close to what I want. 

It is a pull out bed. With a regular mattress, it's an additional $100. For the deluxe mattress, it's an extra $200. I was happy with the regular mattress. But I ended up going with the deluxe because it could be delivered on Wednesday (today) where as the regular mattress sofa wouldn't be able to be delivered until January! I am not waiting another 2+ months to get this settled and figured out!
My experience with The Brick has been nothing short of frustrating. I have blasted my experience on Twitter and Facebook. Everyone knows about my story and I get asked about it all the time- including by people I'm meeting for the first time. 
The good news is, that while my friends, family, co-workers, etc have been just as digusted by my experience, it has become a source of entertainment. Everyone's convinced that I'm being punk'd. It really IS the only way to explain all of this. 

To summarize:
  • Bought a sofa I loved in July
  • Have since had 4 damages sofas sent to me
  • Requested to speak to a manager 8 times before one spoke to me, and when I did was told to "rent a U-Haul and exchange it on my own time.'
  • Have had 2 deliveries changed/scheduled without my knowledge
  • Horrible customer service experience
  • The Brick decided they didn't want me to have a sofa that I LOVE
  • I have to pay an additional $200 to replace the damaged sofa I currently have with a sofa I don't like
  • I will NEVER shop at The Brick again

My father has once again cleared his schedule and is driving an hour and a half to accept my 6th sofa delivery. I hope all goes well and even though I DO NOT like this sofa, I hope it arrives undamaged.





Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Hey! It's Ok

Idea taken from Amber at Airing My Dirty Laundry One Sock At A Time
 
That I have a new (and my first 'Dreamy') sponsor! I'm so excited to welcome Tif from Ramblings of a Southern Belle! I've been a fan of her blog for a little while now and I'm sure everyone else will love her and her blog too.
 
That I've had this cold for 18 days (and counting) and it's starting to wear on me. I'm exhausted and just want to sleep. Plus, 18 days! How much longer can this go on??? I should be getting better any day now, right???
 
To have started my Christmas shopping. I haven't bought much (gifts for 2 friends, my little cousin and part of a gift for one of my swap partners) but it's a start. I like to have all my Christmas shopping done before the end of November so I miss the majority of the crowds.
 
To not be happy with The Brick. I'm hoping this will all be resolved tomorrow (when my new couch is delivered). A full blog entry-just waiting for the ordeal to be done- is coming soon. But basically, after 5 deliveries (and HORRIBLE customer service) The Brick has decided I shouldn't have an undamaged version of the couch I love and I have to pay an additional $200 to replace the damaged one I currently have-with a totally different couch that I don't even like. I am not happy. At. All.
 
To think Jenn at Party of One is just the sweetest. I was partnered with her recently for a swap...and yeah...she's adorable! Her blog is also quickly becoming one of my favourites too!


Monday, 12 November 2012

Inspire Me

Monday means the start of a new week. And what better way to start off a new week than with some inspiration?

Hope everyone has a great Monday!


Sunday, 11 November 2012

Sunday Social

Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada.It's so important to take the time to acknowledge and thank our military personnel. They made sacrifices for our freedom. We owe them a huge debt of gratitude. 



Sunday Social

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
My favourite Thanksgiving memory is...2009, I think. It was the last Thanksgiving that we had as a family before my grandfather was put in long term care. It's my favourite because it's the last holiday meal we shared together. 

2. What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?
I'm actually not a fan of Thanksgiving food, but I do enjoy mashed potatoes.

3. What is a Thanksgiving tradition you and your family have?
Thanksgiving isn't a big holiday for our family, so we don't really have any traditions.
Although, my (American) aunt and her (American) mother makes our (Canadian) meal.

4. Show us a favorite Thanksgiving picture(or 5) from years past
I actually couldn't find any on my laptop. =(

5. What are you most looking forward to about this Thanksgiving?
Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, so it's long gone. Although, a childhood friend did get married over Thanksgiving weekend this year, so I was looking forward to that!


Friday, 9 November 2012

Favourite Thing

Earlier this week, I wrote about the Highway Of Heroes and mentioned Remembrance Day (entry here), which is on Sunday. 

In Canada, we wear poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day and to honour our military members- those who have served, those who are serving and especially those who have fallen. Poppies are worn from the last Friday in October until November 11, Remembrance Day. It is actually a sign of disrespect to wear poppy outside of this time frame (with a few exceptions). 
photo by Daniel Hayduk and taken from here, found via Google Image Search
A poppy was chosen as a symbol of remembrance because of John McCrae's poem:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
One of my favourite things is how much Canada honours and respects it's military personnel- with out Highway of Heroes, our poppies and our Remembrance Day ceremonies.  A ceremony is held at local cenotaphs, wreaths are laid in honour and remembrance and honour of our soldiers and at the end of the ceremony, people have the opportunity to lay their poppies.
Photo taken from here and found using Google Image Search
It's in wearing my poppy and at these ceremonies that I am never more proud, or thankful, to be a Canadian.
Tomb of the Unknown Solider photo taken from here and found using Google Image Search

Lest We Forget



Thursday, 8 November 2012

Breanna's Blogiversary Giveaway

I am so excited to be participating in Breanna's Blogiversary! There are some great prizes up for grabs. Good luck to everyone who enters!




It's insane how fast time seems to fly by the older you get, but what's even crazier is that today we are celebrating my one year blogiversary! How is it that an entire year has already come and gone? I started this blog because I wanted a place to document this crazy journey we call life and be able to share it with my family and friends back home, but as the months passed it became so much more. It became a place that fostered new relationships as well as inspired me to continue to improve my writing skills post college. I have seriously loved being apart of the blogging community over the last year and I look forward to establishing many more friendships as this little blog continues to grow. 

FACTS
I started this blog on one of the last few days of October 2011, but didn't write my first post until November 1st. So in all fairness I consider my blogiversary to be November 1st :) That post, which happens to be the best post I've ever written in my mind, is called LIFE.  It was written while I was in between classes and was "supposed" to be studying for an Anatomy test.  

It's been a great year for blogging and I would just like to say thanks to those who have stuck with me along the way :) You are all amazing and I appreciate each and every one of yalls support and encouraging words. So as a thank you I have for yall a HUGE giveaway from so many other great bloggers that you will not want to miss out on entering. There will be a winner for each package, so that means there is a total of 5 lucky winners :)

Giveaway Details:
+Giveaway is open to all readers.
+You MUST be a My Beautiful, Crazy Life reader
+This giveaways will end on November 11 at 11:00p.m. so get your entries in before its too late!
+Winners will be verified, so make sure your doing what you say you are :) 
+Winners will be contacted via e-mail.
+ In order to win you must do ALL the mandatory entries.
Good luck :)


GOOD LUCK!


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

No Visions of Glory

On Sunday, November 11, Canadians will be celebrating Remembrance Day, where we honour our military members, especially those who were killed.

There is a section of highway in Ontario, which has been named the Highway of Heroes. All of our fallen soldiers travel this stretch of highway and many Canadian line the overpass to pay their respects. It's a very moving tribute and a way for Canadians to say one of their final 'goodbye' and 'thank you' to our fallen heroes. 

In honour of our fallen soldiers and Remembrance Day, this months song (and a personal favourite) is:


Highway of Heroes by The Trews


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Hey! It's Ok

Idea taken from Amber at Airing My Dirty Laundry One Sock At A Time
 
That I was so excited about this months 5 Questions! Brittany Toll, who I admire and who inspires me so much, agreed to participate. I feel so honoured and am extremely grateful to her. Definately a highlight of my blogging experience and my life (getting to "talk" to an role model of mine)!
 
To be devastated- in a dramatic way- that Joffrey Lupul has signed to play in the KHL this year, since so much of the NHL season has been cancelled. And I'm not even a Leafs fan...
 
To be happy that today is election day. I'm kind of tired of hearing about all things election. I hope Obama gets re-elected for the simple fact that I 100% disagree with Romney and his position on women's issues. If I were an American woman, I would be very scared to have Romney as my president.
 
That I can't wait to see the season finale of Breaking Amish and the interview "Tell All" afterwards. This show is my guilty pleasure and it comforts me to know so many other people who are addicted to this show but don't want to admit it.
 
To be part of two giveaways this week! One at Brunch with Amber's blog, where I'm giving away a My Dream Sample Box November Mini Master Sampler. The other is at My Beautiful Crazy Life where I'm giving away eyeshadow and cheek palette and lip primer.


Monday, 5 November 2012

5 Questions- Brittany Toll

I am so, so, so excited to introduce this months 5 Questions participant- Brittany Toll! Brittany blogs over at Happy Brittany- which really IS the Cutest Blog on the Block- and was Miss New Mexico USA 2011. To me, the most admirable and impressive thing about Brittany is that she is so dedicated to closing the education gap! She's a former Teach for America Corps member and a current staff member. Her passion for what she does, for closing the education gap, is so inspiring.

Here are Brittany's answers to 5 Questions:

1. Something on your bucket list: 
Travel the Grecian Islands.
 
2. Best piece of advice and/or favourite saying/quote: 

The book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz gave me some of the best advice I have ever heard. I have re-read it a few times now and hearing about the Four Agreements never gets old.
Those agreements are:

1. Be impeccable with your word
2. Don’t take anything personally
3. Don’t make assumptions and
4. Always do your best.

If you read the book the detailed descriptions of each help you internalize how to follow the Four Agreements and apply them to your life.
 
3. Favourite place:
Las Cruces
, New Mexico
a) Where to stay:
The Hotel Encanto

b) Where to eat:
Breakfast: Mesilla Valley Kitchen Lunch: Andales Dinner: La Posta

c) What to see/do: Check out the Plaza at Old Mesilla full of a beautiful old buildings and churches, food, shopping, entertainment (look up happenings before you go) and rich with culture of the Spanish-Mexican-American southwest.
 

4. You're given $10,000 and 24 hours to spend it. You can't give it to other people, invest it or save it. What would you do:  
I’d pay off all of my debt, plain and simple. I have incurred a lot from traveling, competing at Miss USA and moving to new cities & places. 
 
5. Historical figure or fictional character you'd like to be:  

Alice from Alice in Wonderland. I actually feel that I relate to her a lot with her curiosity and hunger for adventure and who wouldn’t want to spend their time in Wonderland and reconnect with their gratitude for the real-world?


HUGE thank you to Brittany for participating and taking the time from her super busy schedule to answer these questions. Please check out her blog, Happy Brittany. Brittany's blog always adds sparkle to my day, inspires me and helps me put things in perspective.

You can also find Brittany on Twitter.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sunday Social

Weekends need to be longer than 2 days- and I know a lot of people agree with me on that one! The past 3 Saturdays, I've been helping my dad (a politician) with an important issue that he's been working on. It's not really something I can write about now, but will soon. 

This afternoon, I will be attending a fundraising event to support the Go Girls! Program run by Big Brothers Big Sisters. It should be a fun event and I'm looking forward to it. Tonight, I'll be going to a hockey game! It's a junior game, which I haven't been to in years. I've been invited to the press box, so how could I turn it down? I actually don't mind junior hockey and used to go to all of the home games when I was in high school and university.
Sunday Social
 
What is currently on your wish list?
Bar/bar cart for my apartment, Tassimo, Liz Cabral's bag from Aldo, nice pair of black flats

Share a new iphone, droid, ipad app you have recently discovered that we all need
I have a Blackberry, so N/A

What is a new Fall TV show you have added to your DVR?
Sadly, there aren't any new shows that are a 'must see' for me. I was kind of disappointed this year.
Share your Social Media links for us to follow you on(pinterest, twitter, facebook, etc) Tell us which is your favorite and why
Twitter
Pinterest
I like them both for different reasons. I'm going to give Twitter the slight edge of being a 'favourite' just because if it weren't for Twitter, I wouldn't really know what's going on in the world. I get the majority of my news and information from Twitter- including links to news articles and updates on what happened on the latest reality show.

What is a TV series or Movie or Song you could listen to or watch over and over and over and never get tired of…feel free to name one of each
TV Show: Greek, Friends
Movie: Mean Girls, Clueless, Empire Records, Cinderella
Song: Anything by Luke Bryan and Joel Plaskett

Friday, 2 November 2012

Favourite Thing

While I am happy it's Friday and I am so looking forward to the weekend, this week has flown by too quickly! Not to mention, I blinked and October was over! I had a great, but busy, week. I accomplished a lot at work, had the opportunity to network at and participate in a forum yesterday on senior housing, celebrated my grandma's birthday and volunteered.

I am a HUGE Luke Bryan fan! All of his albums are on heavy rotation on my ipod and as an added bonus, it's not to hard to look at him! While watching the CMA's, I was reminded how much of a crush I have on him and how much I love his music. How big is my crush? Well, I do have a board on Pinterest dedicated to him, which you can see here. (A little lame? Maybe...but I try not to think about it =)

So, this weeks favourite thing:

Luke Bryan!
 
Have a GREAT weekend everyone!