Thursday, 28 February 2013

February Cara Box Reveal

Cara Box

 
Earlier this month, I wrote about February Cara Box sign ups. Since we are now at the end of February, it means it's time to reveal who we were partnered with and what we got.
February's theme was #ClubSexy. We had to get to know our partners and create a Cara Box that would be their ultimate date night!

I was partnered with Sara and Terri, two Eastern Canada girls! 

My Cara Box from Terri hasn't arrived yet, so I'm not able to post what she sent. 

Head over to Sara's blog to see what I sent her!

Go here for the February Cara Box Reveal Link Up and see what other people got and learn about their ultimate date night!
 

Thanks to Kaitlyn from Wifessionals for organizing this! For more info or to sign up for March, go here.



UPDATE: My Cara Box arrived late last week!  As mentioned above, I was partnered with Terri and February's theme was #ClubSexy. Terri was tasked with finding out what my ideal date was and creating a Cara Box that would reflect that.

Terri knows that I LOVE hockey and I told her that I've had many dates that included hockey games followed by dinner/drinks. My ideal date is one that doesn't take a lot of planning (low key) or are spontaneous- whether it be en route to Toronto for the weekend an hour after coming up with it or an 11pm hot chocolate date. I love things that are spur of the moment. 

Everything arrived wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper and was accompanied by a card with short note thanking me for my friendship.
This is what was sent to me:


Terri sent:
  1. Mints
  2. Two tea bags
  3. A notebook
  4. Scarf made by Terri
  5. Shampoo
  6. Lotion
  7. Hair clips
  8. Nail files
 Thanks Terri =)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Say My Name- Link Up

Did you ever want to know why a blogger chose their name? Amber did and and Say My Name Link Up was created! 
 

Brunch with Amber: Say My Name Link Up
 
I have always loved the song Betterman by Pearl Jam. There's a line in the song, "She dreams in colour/She dreams in red", that is one of my favourite song lyrics. 

I'm not sure what made me want to include a portion of this lyric in my blog name... I originally wanted my blog to be "Dreams in Colour", but it was already in use by another blog. "Dreams and Colour" was available and it was close enough to the original name that I wanted, so I went for it. 

I started blogging in November of 2011 and "Dreams and Colour" has always been my blog name.


Now that you know how I chose my blog name, head over to Amber's blog and link up!



Lol- Jennifer Lawrence

We all know by now that Jennifer Lawrence won an Oscar on Sunday. I think she is talented and really funny. This is a clip of her press conference after winning. How can you not love this girl???
 


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Hey! It's Ok


To be hope these guys find dates to their cousins wedding.

That I hope we get a snow day this week! I love my job and I love my co-workers, but I could really use a day off, in bed and getting caught up on sleep.

That I tried a Steam Pod for my hair this weekend. A full review of my experience will be on the blog later this month.

To have watched the Oscars. I'm not big on watching award shows...but I watched on Sunday. I didn't make it through the entire broadcast- 3+ hours is too much for me- but I made the attempt. I wasn't crazy about the show...but I loved the opening number and the cast of Les Mis!

That I'm part of a $100 winners choice gift card giveaway. You can enter here.

Monday, 25 February 2013

Inspire Me

Happy Monday! I had a really busy-but fun- weekend, which is followed by this week being really busy too. I'm exhausted just thinking about it! But here's some motivation to help get us thought this last week of February!



Sunday, 24 February 2013

Giveaway- $100 Winner's Choice Giftcard

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Sunday Social- Lets talk about those awkward years:

Another Sunday, another weekend coming to an end- but it was a fantastic weekend!! Last week was a short (thanks Family Day) but busy (thanks work and social life) week. The highlight of this weekend was an Alumni event held at a Niagara Winery. So. Much. Fun! I had such a great time at the event and getting to know other Alumni...I can't wait for the next event!



Sunday Social


1. Biggest Middle school fashion mistake
I can't think of anything really...They must have been so horrible that I blocked them from my memory...lol.

2. Who were your best friends in hs?
My best friend (who will remain nameless as we are no longer friends...just grew apart during university...and I don't know how she'd feel about being named on my blog) and I did so much together and had a lot of fun. The majority of my memories from high school involve her and I know my high school experience would've been VERY different (and likely not as much fun) without her.

3. What was a typical weekend like for you in hs?
Oh gosh...I seem to think I usually worked on Fridays, but can't say for sure. I would usually go out (as in doing something where you spent money) either Friday or Saturday night, rarely both. If I wasn't going out Saturday night, I would do stuff during the day with friends and then either have friends over or go to someone else's house.

Sunday was the best part of the weekend...hockey! The Junior B team had home games every Sunday night, which the best friend and I ALWAYS went to. So we'd spend a couple of hours at the arena. The night also included going out for dinner and going out for coffee- we'd do one before the game and one after.

4. Did you have any boyfriends/girlfriends? Tell us about that
I had two guys I dated on and off throughout high school. In respecting their privacy, I don't want to go into too much detail. While our relationships were typical of high school (drama filled) and typical for me (complex to others but worked for me), they are both great guys.

5. Did you have any secret codes with your friends? Spill your secrets!
No...I guess we weren't cool enough =)

6. If you could relive one day/moment/experience from middle school or high school, what would it be?
Oh gosh...SO many great experiences, it would be hard to pick one. I have a million memories running through my head at the moment. I would love to go back and relive grade 12. To answer this question, I wanted to say prom, but I feel that's a boring answer. So I'll go with this: Graduation.

I worked four years to make it to graduation. The actual ceremony (where I was given not only my diploma, but Catholic Student of the Year) was fine. But afterwards, me and the BFF were in my car and trying to leave the parking lot. Two male friend was walking towards their car and we asked them what they were doing. They were going out for chicken wings and we asked if we could go. They said as long as we didn't mind being the only two girls, we were welcome to come. So we went.

We spent the night tucking napkins into the guys shirts, so they wouldn't get wing sauce on their shirts and ties. The wings were great, we laughed a lot and it was just a fun night. The night came to an end when one of the guys asked who was going to the school the next day to get final marks- which could be done between 8:30am and 9 or 9:30am (plus, prom was this night). We all got quiet, looked at each other and said we should call it a night.

The BFF and I stopped at Pita Pit on our way home and got pitas. While eating them, went over our game plan for the next day- getting our marks, going tanning, timeline for getting ready, having pictures taken and leaving for prom.

It was the after grad stuff...which I guess, technically because we had just graduated, we were no longer high school students...that I would go back to (for the purpose of this question and just having an answer).
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Saturday, 23 February 2013

Weekly What?

Linking up with my darling friend Jenn from Party of One for Weekly What?

Basically, you put all of your Monday-Friday posts in one post on Saturday and then link up your Saturday post! What a great idea!


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Here is my Weekly What?

MONDAY: Started the week off with some inspiration

TUESDAY: Every Tuesday, I link up with Amber for Hey! It's Ok.

WEDNESDAY: The third Wednesday of every month, I write about a book I've read recently. This month, I wrote about 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30 . I had heard a lot about this book, but I personally feel it didn't live up to the hype. 

THURSDAY: Recap of my birthday. Nothing spectacular, but a recap none-the-less.

FRIDAY: The last Friday of every month is Project Pinterest. I take something I pinned and do it. This month, Rolo stuffed Ritz Crackers.


Friday, 22 February 2013

Project Pinterest-Rolo Stuffed Crackers

Like everyone else, I am addicted to Pinterest and I've decided to actually try some of the things I pin. 

This month, I decided to try this pin-Rolo stuffed Ritz Crackers, which originated on Something Swanky. The original post can be found here.

When I saw the pin on Pinterest, I knew this was a snack I wanted to try to make. It looked simple and delicious. Plus, I thought that if I have the ingredients on hand, these are easy to pull together if I have last minute guests.

You will need:
  • Rolos
  • Ritz Crackers
 I couldn't find regular sized Rolo so I used Mini Rolo.
 
Place crackers on a cookie sheet, top with Rolo (because they were Mini, I used two per cracker) and bake at 350 until chocolate is melted.

Top with a second cracker, let cool and enjoy.



The Verdict:
These were so easy to make and tasted really good. In fact, I've made these several times! A couple of things to note...I baked them for about 5 minutes. The chocolate won't be melted, but will be soft enough that when you press the second cracker down, the Rolo will get squished.

I tried making them with one Rolo per cracker and two Rolos per cracker and if you used the Mini Rolo, you definitely need to use two. I later made these using full size Rolo and the cracker/chocolate/caramel ratio was much better.

The original post from Something Swanky said to bake them. I have since started making these in the microwave, which is much quicker (about 20 seconds). I've served this both right after making them (when the Rolo is still warm) and after they've cooled (allowing the chocolate/caramel to harden). Both ways are good.

I've decided to keep Rolos and Ritz Crackers around so that I can make this at a moments notice. This is a pin that worked and one that I will make again.



Thursday, 21 February 2013

Birthday Recap

Last week was my birthday and there was really nothing significant about it. I had the day off, which I meant I got to sleep in, but no tv meant not having the luxury of watching daytime tv. I spent the day in bed- sleeping, reading and watching DVDs.
 
I had my phone off so I missed a lot of calls and texts but I did turn my phone on around 10:30pm and spent the next 2.5 hours texting with my friend Eric. He was the only person I spoke to all day and really the only person I had any desire to speak to. It was a fun conversation...but talking to Eric always makes me happy...he's just that awesome. 

So, two days before my birthday, I was in my hometown for a meeting. My mom gave me a card and told me not to open it until my birthday- it was a gift from both of my parents and I haven't decided what to do with it yet- I have a couple of options. I ended up staying at my parents place that night and when I woke up to go to work the next day (aka day before my birthday), I discovered that my sister left a couple of things in my shoe:


 
Two things I absolutely love! The top picture, are flavoured straws- the straws are filled with little flavoured beads and as you drink the milk through the straw, the flavour comes off the beads and goes into the milk- you start with regular milk and end up with chocolate/vanilla/strawberry milk. Seriously love these things! My sister had been fishing for birthday ideas (she's not subtle) so I flat out told her to get me conversation hearts (second picture) because I love them-even though other people say they taste like chalk- and was having a hard time finding them where I live. She actually ended up getting me 3 packages.

As I was leaving, I thanked her for the gifts and she told me to check my mail, there was more. 

When I was at work, I went to the kitchen to get some water during lunch and when I came back, my co-workers had a card and chocolate cake waiting for me. I was so surprised! It was super nice and thoughtful of them, I definitely appreciated it!

The next day, my actually birthday, I had off and spent it in bed, which I already talked about. I was actually exhausted- I had worked a 12 hour day (regular office hours, committee meeting and United Way Appreciation Night), plus got up extra early for the almost 2 hour drive into work from my hometown- so it was nice to have a day to do nothing.

My sister has amazing timing, because her card and a gift certificate to Yankee Candle (love, love, love) arrived the day of my birthday!
 
My brother, every year, makes a birthday picture for me in either Word or Photoshop or some other computer program. These pictures are so original and I look forward to them every year. This year, it was a picture of King Kong & Godzilla with jumbled letters around them that spelled out 'Happy Birthday'. 

That's the cake from my co-workers (the missing chunk is what we had the day before, which was barely anything!) and I maybe had a slice for breakfast. As you can see, it's lots of chocolate. I did end up bringing the cake back to work on Friday.

The day after my birthday is when I returned phone calls, text messages, etc from my friends and family.

I know I have a couple more birthday related things that will happen in the coming weeks, but that's basically been birthday 2013.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Book Club- 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She's 30





Author: Pamela Redmond Satran, Editors of Glamour Magazine
Amazon Summary
Featuring advice, wisdom, and observations from an array of prominent and beloved women, 30 Things is an essential guide (and perfect gift) for women on the brink of thirty—and for those who are already there!

Fifteen years ago, Glamour published a list of distinctive yet universally true must-haves and must-knows for women on the cusp of and beyond the age of thirty titled, “30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30.” It became a phenomenon.

Originally penned by Glamour columnist Pamela Redmond Satran, The List found a second life when women began to forward it to one another online, millions of times. It became a viral sensation, misattributed to everyone from Maya Angelou to Hillary Clinton—but there’s only one original list, and it stands the test of time. Quirky and profound, The List defines the absolute must-haves (#11: “A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra”) and must-knows (#1: “How to fall in love without losing yourself”) for grown-up female happiness.

Now, Glamour magazine has gathered together its editors and an incredible group of notable women to expand on each of the items on The List in wise, thoughtful, and intimate essays. Kathy Griffin meditates on knowing when to try harder and when to walk away. Lisa Ling explores the idea that your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over, and Lauren Conrad shares what she has learned about what she would and wouldn’t do for money or love. Other personal insights come from Maya Angelou, Rachel Zoe, Taylor Swift, Katie Couric, Portia de Rossi, Kelly Corrigan, ZZ Packer, Bobbi Brown, Padma Lakshmi, Angie Harmon, and many more.

Along with essays based on The List, writers share their feelings about what the milestone of turning thirty meant to them. 30 Things is the one book women of all ages will turn to for timely and timeless wisdom.

What I have to say: 
I was familiar with this list prior to reading the book. It was neat hearing stories related to each list item and this book was a quick read. I would recommend that everyone read this list (which can be found via a quick google search) but I'm not sure I would recommend this book. I personally didn't find it inspiring or insightful, but that's just me. I also know that people have different life experiences and that for someone else this could be a real eye-opening, life changing read. It just wasn't for me.

What I didn't like about the book was that there were people (Taylor Swift, for example) under the age of 30 that added to this book, which is aimed at people turning 30. I just felt that their stories/insight didn't carry as much weight as others who were 30+. But again, that's just my personal opinion.

I highly doubt that I will read this book again but that doesn't mean it's not worth reading. I would suggest reading a few pages/chapter, which you can download for free from Kindle, prior to purchasing the book. If you like what you read, go ahead and buy the book. To me, this is a 'borrow from the library' opposed to 'spend money and buy' book.


Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Hey! It's Ok


To be missing my tv. I've gone 2+ weeks without my tv and I seriously miss it. Not that I watch a lot of tv, but I miss the luxury of being able to turn it on and watch something if I wanted to. Plus, I'm still paying for my cable that I haven't used for 2+ weeks.

That I've been feeling really unmotivated recently. I've lost a little bit of my drive. But I think January and February were just such busy months, that it caught up with me and I'm just tired. I need some time to recoup and get back into things.

That I spent the weekend reading. I did little else. It was fantastic.

To be excited that I won the Valentine's Giveaway that Chelsea from Olive & Ivy hosted on her blog! I may have screamed a little and did a happy dance...maybe.

That I'm giving away a My Dream Sample Box on Amber's blog! Go here to enter.

To be really excited about a little project that Lacey from CHARM & Sass and I are working on! We're in the early stages, but it'll be good! Can't wait to share it!

That I loved the Brock University Harlem Shake video:


To think the TSN Harlem Shake was good too:




Monday, 18 February 2013

Inspire Me

Today, in Ontario, is Family Day! This means that we get the day off to spend with our families. This is also means we get a long weekend. I spent the weekend at my families second/weekend home, which I haven't been to in ages. It was relaxing and nice to get away for a few days, before starting a crazy busy week- I have something, on top of work- going on every single day this week, but a lot of it will be fun (dinner with friends, 2 Alumni events and a party), so I'm looking forward to it. 

As always, some inspiration to get you through the week:





Sunday, 17 February 2013

Sunday Social- All About Valentine's Day

We have a long weekend here in Ontario, Monday is Family Day, and I took the opportunity to get away for the weekend. Tons of snow, but the sun is out and I'll be off to do some errands in a bit. It's been a cozy, relaxing weekend so far, which is great- it's a time to relax and recharge before another busy week! 
 
I was looking at my schedule and February 28 is the only day this month I don't have something (besides work) going on...how crazy is that?!?!?


Sunday Social

I don't particularly like Valentine's Day, which happens to be my birthday. I don't like this "holiday" because it gets in the way of my birthday. I'm not going to get into it, but trust me, it's not fun.

1. Best Valentines Day you’ve ever hadI've never had a 'best' Valentine's Day.

I've had a bunch of birthdays that would be in the running for 'best'. It's a toss up between:

My 19th- my roommates made me a cake and threw a small party for me. My birthday was actually going to fall during Reading Week, so this was no on my actual birthday. Because I was still 18 and underage, we couldn't go out.

My 21st- Class all day (I'm sure my friends and I went out for lunch), dinner at The Club with my parents, drinks with my roommates and someone who was a contestant on Canadian Idol (who was in town visiting) and back to our place to watch Coyote Ugly.

I've actually had a lot of good birthdays- trips to Australia, Florida...dinners at The Club with family, ordering off the menu, live music and being celebrated by all the other members...lunch, dinner, drinks with friends... surprise parties (I've had 2)...as a kid, my parents had pizza delivered for lunch, class parties, bowling, swimming, etc.

2. Worst Valentines Day you’ve ever had
Every. Single. One. Ever.

I have yet to have a good Valentine's Day.

3. What do you plan on doing for Valentines this year?
I don't celebrate Valentine's Day, so nothing.

4. Best Valentines Idea if you’re single
Find someone who has a Valentine's Birthday and spend it with them celebrating their birthday. Boycott Valentine's Day all together.

5. Favorite Valentines Candy?
Conversation Hearts. I know a lot of people say they taste like chalk, but I actually LOVE them!

6. Favorite Valentines Memory from your childhood
When I was in elementary school, my parents had pizza delivered to my class and my uncle sent me roses. But both of those are birthday related instead of Valentine's. 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Weekly What?

Linking up with my darling friend Jenn from Party of One for Weekly What?

Basically, you put all of your Monday-Friday posts in one post on Saturday and then link up your Saturday post! What a great idea!


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Here is my Weekly What?

MONDAY: With the exception of the first Monday of every month, I like to start my weeks off with some inspiration

TUESDAY: Every Tuesday, I link up with Amber for Hey! It's Ok.

WEDNESDAY: This was the day I wrote about wanting to buy a wine bar for my apartment. I'm still looking for a reason to do so...

THURSDAY: I wrote about a very important day to me- my birthday- and the BEST gift I've ever been given- my parents. 

FRIDAY: This weeks favourite thing- people who remember my birthday.


Friday, 15 February 2013

Favourite Thing- People Who Remember My Birthday

A lot of people remember my birthday all year, except on my actual birthday. On my birthday, they are too consumed with Valentine's Day. 

The people who e-mail, text, Facebook, call me, Tweet and even leave comments on my blog... Your thoughtfulness, kind words and just the simple fact that you remembered AND took the time out of your V-Day festivities to acknowledge the day of my birth is super appreciated! More than you will ever know.
 
Extra special thank you to Amber from My Three Bittles and Jenn from Party of One (who even mentioned my b-day on her blog...thanks friend =)

More birthday details will follow next week...

Thursday, 14 February 2013

An Important Day...Thanks Mom & Dad

February 14th is a VERY important day to me...it's the day I made my grand entrance into this crazy, tragic, sometimes almost magic, awful, beautiful life (bonus points if you know this song).  

I've been reflecting a lot the past couple of days...now isn't the time for my musings. 

But, I will say this: I've been very blessed in my twenty-something years. I've had more than most, I've experienced more than most and I've accomplished more than most. I'm happy with what I'm doing and I'm happy with the path my life is on.

What I really want to do, is talk about my parents. 
 
More than anything, I wanted to thank my parents. Without them, I wouldn't be here- literally! My parents have stood by my side. They've cheered me on. They've supported me. They've laughed with me and celebrated with me. They've held me and comforted me while I cried. They gave me hope. They inspired me. 

My parents have always...ALWAYS...done what they could for me. I've always had everything I needed (and most things I wanted). No matter how big and crazy my dreams were, they always said I could do it and did what they could to help me accomplish them. 

No matter how busy they were...they were always there for me.

They were both, in their own way, amazing examples of how to be kind, selfless and generous people, and how to live a life you can always be proud of. 
 
They have kept me grounded and humbled, while making sure I had every advantage. 

I wasn't always nice to them or appreciative (hello teenage years), but I have always loved them. I'm thankful that my parents are, well, my parents. I appreciate them putting up with me, as well as everything they have ever done for me. 

I'm truly the luckiest girl in the world because of who my mom and dad are. 

I couldn't ask for a better gift, birthday or otherwise, than the gift of my parents.


 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Apartment Sweet Apartment- Wine Bar

I moved into my apartment about 6.5 months ago and I'm still figuring stuff out. I've been too busy with my social life and going away on weekends to really have had the time to make my apartment my own. I have all the basic stuff and I'm content.

I have this space:

 
Originally, I wanted to place a cocktail/high top table here. I had the hardest time finding one and the one I did find was super dark and black wood and was $1000 for the table, plus chairs. I didn't really like it to begin with, never mind $1000+ like it. 

Right now, I have the table from my patio in the space.

But, I think this would be the perfect piece:


It's from Bed Bath & Beyond and I've been eying it since December. I love it. It's a wine bar- it will hold bottles of wine, as well as wine glasses. From the picture you can see that it also has shelves, cupboards and a drawer, so lots of storage. The top also expands and it has a cutting board. 

I think it would be the perfect addition to my apartment plus I can store all of my 'bar' stuff their instead of in a cupboard in my kitchen.

I just can't justify buying this. It's something I love and I think would look good in my apartment. It's hands down something I want but by no means something I need.

Sometimes you just need to throw caution to the wind and buy something you don't really need...right???


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Hey! It's Ok


To love snow days! We had one on Friday it was a great- a surprise day off from work and having no choice but to be unproductive and do nothing all day. It was amazing.

That I miss my tv. It's been broken for over a week not and even though I don't watch a lot of tv-maybe an hour a night, if that- I wish having my tv.

To want to spend your birthday, in bed, with your phone off, hiding from the world. My university roommate isn't happy about this plan because I won't get her 'happy birthday' text the day of.

That I love those candy conversation hearts. I know a lot of people think they are gross and taste like chalk, but I seriously love them. 

That I'm already having anxiety/panic attacks about turning 30.

To be looking forward to another 3 day weekend! Monday is Family Day in Ontario, so we get the day off.


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Monday, 11 February 2013

Inspire Me

Happy Monday! Friday was a 'surprise' day off due to a snowstorm, which also kept me in town this weekend and got in the way of my plans. But, it also meant the chance to have lunch with a good friend on Saturday!

My TV broke a week ago, not that I watch a lot of TV, but it means that I didn't get to watch Hockey Day in Canada on Saturday or the Grammys on Sunday.

I have a busy week ahead with work and meetings, but I also have Thursday off-with no plans yet, but I'm open to ideas- and this coming weekend will be another three day week!

Here's some inspiration to get you through this week:



Sunday, 10 February 2013

Sunday Social- Childhood & Teen Years

We had a snowstorm on Friday, TONS of snow! It was our first real snow fall of 2012-2013 winter and it was a mixed blessing. Friday was a snow day, not only did we get a 'surprise' day off (and got paid) but we also got an extra day added to our weekend. The snow also meant that my weekend plans had to change and I was 'storm stayed' in town and unable to go away for the weekend.

This was the first weekend I've spent here since moving in August where I didn't work. I didn't do much- a little bit of work, a little bit of cleaning and I had lunch with a friend. Being relatively new to the area, every time she and I go out, we go somewhere different. Yesterday it was a place known for it's ribs and wings and themed like a ski lodge/cabin. Very Canadian, the food was great and the company was awesome!

Sunday Social


1. What was your first car?
1985 Mustang Convertible...which I still have, but haven't driven in years. 

2. Who was your favorite childhood teacher?
It's a tie between my grade 2 teacher and my grade 3 teacher. I really liked grade 2 and my teacher was nice, we learned a lot and the projects we did were fun. She was really creative. Her teaching style is what made her a favourite.

My grade three teacher was amazing. She had so much energy, was always laughing and had fun. She loved Elvis. She also had a creative and fun teaching style. She was really a big kid at heart.

3. Were you involved in any sports/extracurricular activities? Share pictures if you can!
Dance. I danced and danced and danced. Dance was the main one. But I also did Brownies, swimming, tennis, figure skating, soccer (indoor and outdoor), baseball, piano...

4. What was your favorite birthday party?
My 8th birthday. I celebrated it in Australia and my cousin threw me a surprise birthday party. It was the first time I got to go to the beach for my birthday and my first surprise party.

5. Who was your teen celebrity crush?
Devon Sawa and Nick Carter. And Shane West...who I am may still have a crush on.

6. What show/movie did your parents not allow you to watch?My parents were actually pretty cool. We could basically watch anything that was on before our bedtime.

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Weekly What?

Linking up with my darling friend Jenn from Party of One for Weekly What?

Basically, you put all of your Monday-Friday posts in one post on Saturday and then link up your Saturday post! What a great idea!


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Here is my Weekly What?

MONDAY: The first Monday of every month I have  a feature called 5 Questions, which Nikki answered this month.

TUESDAY: Every Tuesday, I link up with Amber for Hey! It's Ok.

WEDNESDAY: First Wednesday of every month, I share a song. This month, it's my current favourite song Inner Ninja by Classified featuring David Myles

THURSDAY: This was the day that Becca from Faith Love & Babies introduced herself to everyone.

FRIDAY: This weeks favourite thing was a Molson Canadian commercial, The Canadians. I love this commercial!


Friday, 8 February 2013

Favourite Thing- The Canadians (Molson Commercial)

First full week of February is over! Like all of my weeks, this has been a busy week! I'm looking forward to getting away this weekend and relaxing a bit- especially after working the past two weekends. 

Earlier this week, a friend sent me the YouTube link for Molson's new commercial, which you will find below. I LOVE this commercial! But I also love all of Molsons commercials. The end of the commercial is pretty accurate too. =)



Thursday, 7 February 2013

Faith Love & Babies- Meet Becca

Hi y'all!

My name is Becca. I blog over at Faith Love & Babies, my blog is about being an army wife, a new mama, random tidbits about my life and the things I love. I blog because it's a creative outlet and a definitive way to keep me on the path of becoming better. A better me. A better wife & mother. A better friend. Just an overall better person in general. I love to give advice and share things that I'm passionate about. I'm still fairly new to the blogging world but I absolutely love it and enjoy meeting other bloggers!

I'm 21 and became an army wife when I married my high school sweetheart, KC. We got married in September of 2012 and a few months earlier, we became parents to a precious little boy, named Wyatt. We also have two fur-kids; Cinnamon and Lucy.  

Meet KC, he's a solider in The United States Army, my very own personal mechanic, my best friend and just such a good man. He will make you laugh, I promise you that. He's goofy, quirky and has such a kind heart.
KC & I at our wedding.
Mr. & Mrs. Moss
Meet Wyatt, he's eight months and he's the happiest baby I've ever met. He's literally always happy, unless he's hungry or fighting sleep, because then he's a bear. Being a mommy is the best gift and the most rewarding thing I've ever experienced. You can see how much he has grown from the first six months he's been here in this post right here



Meet the girls; Cinnamon & Lucy. Back in 2010 KC & I rescued Cinnamon as a puppy, we believe she is a Lab/Beagle Mix. She's got a long body and short little legs. And as for Lucy or as we call her, Moose, she was in a litter of puppy's my brother-in-law's dog had, we got her in 2011. Moose is a Bull Mastiff/Boxer Mix. She does not like the snow but she loves to cuddle. 


As for me, I'm a simple girl. I love the color yellow, and anything pumpkin. Colorful paper clips at work, the occasional margarita and of course some football (who-dey!). I have a positive outlook on life, I believe that there is always something to be thankful for, I truly believe that "Faith Conquers Fear", that everything happens for a reason and that all things are possible. 

Come on by Faith Love & Babies and say hi, I'd love to meet y'all!

Want to know some more facts about me? 
You can read a post dedicated entirely to facts & quirks about little ole me right here!