Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

Hey Everyone,

Happy Halloween! I think halloween's one of my favourite holidays because it's all about having fun. You get to dress up and pretend to be someone or something else and there's candy everywhere. I hope you all had an awesome night and try to pace yourselves with the sweets!

ps.. sorry about the picture quality (my ipod was the only thing handy at the moment). Btw, they're candy corn inspired sugar cookies with royal icing, yummm.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Green Eyed Monster

Don't be jealous.

While it's hard to not be jealous at all, it is possible to control that jealousy. Sometimes a bit of jealousy can be a good thing (depending on the way it's interpreted). Jealousy can be a sign that your significant other cares about you, for example, he gets jealous when you go out for lunch with a close guy friend. But, a lot of the time, jealousy will get you into hot water. When you get too jealous your partner will start questioning your trust in him/her. And the last thing you want is for your partner to question your trust.

Although it's hard, you have to learn to control that green-eyed monster so that it doesn't start ruining your relationship. Try to focus on the positive and trust your partner's actions and decisions.

Another issue is being jealous of your partner. Luckily for me, I rarely get that feeling (which is great because I'm naturally a competitive person). While a bit of competition can be healthy, being jealous of your partner really hinders your relationship because you're never truly happy for his/her achievements. You'll always want to be better or have more than your partner and that will result in a toxic relationship. So like I said before, stay focused on the positives, try to be happy for each other's achievements. As a couple, share victories and loses.

Have a great Friday!

Sunday, October 23, 2011


I got this polish over the summer but I haven't tried it until recently because I felt it was more of an autumn shade. When I bought it I was expecting more of a beige shade so this is actually darker than I expected. I thought it was too chocolatey but I was too lazy to take the polish off. Turns out that people really liked the colour, I got complemented on it twice in the same day! I was shocked, and now I'm actually liking the colour more and more.

I also really like Sally Hansen polishes because they stay on longer. I'm working in a hospital so I wash my hands numerous times a day. The polish lasted a whole week without chipping (which is pretty amazing). Whats your favourite brand of polish?

Sally Hansen New Lengths Ceramics in Cappuccino

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Needed: Self-Control

So obviously, these pics weren't from today because today was wet, gloomy and cold. The complete opposite of this outfit (which is why I'm posting it to help cheer me up). I went shopping again yesterday and bought even more stuff. This shopping thing isn't really good for be considering I don't have a job or any income and all. But I couldn't turn down a sale... you guys don't blame me right? I'll post my purchases later on in the week (because I'm so proud of the deals I found!)

orange tee} $4.00 Gap
skinny jeans} $15 Garage
heels} $3.00 Walmart
shell necklace} $3.33 Ardene
belt} $4.00 Garage

Sunday, October 16, 2011


So I was reading a blog yesterday with this picture. Its basically saying that a model needs this much plastic surgery to look like Barbie and even though it is surgically possible, we shouldn't be doing it. When I started reading this story, I like the idea behind it, it makes the notion of trying to look like barbie seem ridiculous. Everyone, even models have their imperfections and instead of trying to change them, we should be embracing them.

The part that made me really sad was that a 15 year old girl saw this photo and thought "if a girl as pretty as that has to change so much to be perfect, it made me wonder how much more I’d have to change." It's so terrible to have young girls thinking like that, it leaves me speechless.

I keep thinking about this story and it makes me want to take action. I want to encourage girls to feel good about themselves and stop comparing themselves to other girls. Everyone has their flaws and insecurities. Instead of trying to mould ourselves into this cookie-cutter view of what's beautiful, we should accepting of ourselves and of each other.

Keep your chin up girls!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Get Serious

There comes a point in every relationship where you need to ask the serious questions. Questions like, do you see a future for us, would you want to move in, get married, have kids. The toughest part is knowing when to ask those questions and how to go about it without freaking him/her out.

If you've only been dating for a month or a few months, it may be too early. But every relationship is different and if you feel yourself constantly wondering about these questions, then it might be a good idea to find out the answers. First thing I would do is casually bring up the topic. For example, if a friend is getting married, you can bring up the topic of marriage and see how he reacts.

If being discrete doesn't work, then just ask the question. Be straight up and ask for an honest answer. The worst is for one person to want something more out of the relationship than the other person is willing to offer. If you're looking for a commitment and he doesn't ever want to get married, then you should find out so you can decide whether or not you want to leave. There's no point in being in a relationship that isn't heading in the direction that you want it to go. And if he says he never wants to get married, chances are, he's not going to change his mind, so don't keep wasting your time.

When a couple has a serious conversation about their future, it takes the relationship to a whole other level. It solidifies your bond and it tells you both that you're both wanting the same things and you both want to head in the same direction.

For me, it makes me feel more secure because I'm not worried about whether or not I'm wasting my time. Even if things don't work out, it would be for a different reason. I would at least be able to walk out of the relationship knowing that I wasn't afraid to ask important questions. So grab your significant other, sit down and have a chat.

Have a great Friday guys!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Giving Thanks

First off, sorry about the quality of these photos, I know they're bad. I forgot my camera (as usual) so we had to settle with my boyfriend's iPhone. He usally doesn't take my pics for me so I must say, not bad for a first-timer.

Secondly, happy thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers! I hope you're all stuffed full of turkey and enjoying your food comas. My favourite part of dinner is always dessert and I think I ate a whole pumpkin pie by myself! I can't help it, it's so delicious!

So this year like most years, I'm thankful for the health of my loving family and friends, my wonderfully supportive boyfriend, and the new addition to this list, I'm thankful for all of you who follow/read/comment on my blog. What are you guys thankful for this year?

brown tote} $10 Urban Behaviour
boots} borrowed from my sister
blazer} gift from my boyfriend
shirt & belt} $20 Winners
leggings} $2 Costa Blanca

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Talk it Out


A common theme I’ve found in failed relationships was the lack of communication. In the past, I kept all my pet peeves a secret. Any time he did something that bothered me or upset me, I would bottle it inside. Over time, the anger and frustration grew and I would begin to get irritated at the slightest things. Not talking about what bothered me made me miserable and I just wasn’t happy. Then my boyfriend and I made a pact to be completely honest with each other and we decided to communicate more.

But being honest with each other isn’t the only key to successful communication. You need to know when to say something and you need to know the right thing to say, or the right way to say it. Sometimes it’s just inappropriate to say certain things at certain times. For example, if she’s telling you how fat and self-conscious she’s feeling, don’t say “oh and those jeans don’t help you either.” In those cases, your honesty isn’t appreciated and will only get you in hot water. But, if it’s true that those jeans really don’t do her justice, there’s a better way to go about telling her that. You could pick another item she has in her closet that you like and tell her she looks hot in it. That way, you help boost her confidence and you get her out of those ill-fitting jeans.

In relationships, I think a lot of problems could be solved through communication. If he says something that I don’t agree with, we talk it out, we both present our points and we try to reason with each other. Talking about your issues help both of you see where the other person is coming from. Sometimes there are issues that no matter how much you talk it through, it can’t be solved but if there’s a chance that things could work out, then why not try?

Increasing our communication has done wonders for my relationship. I feel like we have a greater understanding of each other. Talking though our disagreements shows me his thought process and helps me to appreciate where he’s coming from. I really believe that the key to the success of my relationship has been our ongoing communication and honesty.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sorry Can't Talk

Hey guys,

Sorry about the lack of posts. I'll put one up tomorrow, I promise. For now, I gotta get back to TV. I've been waiting all week for this season opener. I don't know what's going on with me, I'm watching hockey and my boyfriend isn't here? huh? Lol. But I got a good feeling about this team, we're gonna make it to the playoffs this year, I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rain Drops

It's rainy and gloomy outside and just to make matters worse... it's freezing! I miss the warm summer days already and we're only a week or two into fall. So to remind me of summer, I was looking through some of the wedding pics again, of course, I don't have the photographer's pictures yet. If you know anything about my sister and my brother-in-law, it's that they're super slow at getting things done. So I wait.

For the wedding, my sister and I made all of the flower arrangements and bouquets a night or two before the wedding. As you see, the roses are really big because the moment we started making the bouquets the roses really started blossoming. We did all our work in the basement and kept the flowers in the cold room to try to preserve them but it was really humid that weekend. Either way, I think it turned out fine and the flowers actually look nicer when they're in full bloom.

If you have the time and you don't care for something too elaborate, I would definitely recommend doing your own flowers, it saves you a fortune.