I heart TIFF

September 17, 2011 Leave a comment

This has been the most relaxing week I’ve had in a while!  Thank goodness for vacation!  I’m not gonna lie, I do wish it was a bit longer, but what can you do LOL.  Back to work on Monday (for a 4 day week mind you).  My vacation has just been quiet, low-key, housework and relaxing …. but the first few days were my vacation were the fun parts!  I’ve said for years I wanted to go to TIFF.  I’ve never had the opportunity (or the money) or anyone to go with.  Well this year my Aunt & Uncle were able to get me some tickets in exchange for puppy sitting.  I was SO excited!!!  I had no idea what films they would be for, or what days, really I was happy with whatever I could get (even foreign films with subtitles) LOL.  My vacation started last Friday, and I found out Thursday afternoon that I had tickets for Take This Waltz and Butter.  These two were on my list of 27 would love to see films.  Now the totally awesome part was that my Uncle was able to get me a Priority box seat ticket to the Gala World Premier for BOTH of these films!!!!  Now I had to look up what all this meant … I knew the world premier part … it was the Gala I was unsure of.  Well it meant that the Director, Producers and Cast who were in attendance came on stage to talk, then watched the show in the theatre with us.  Crazy huh!?!?!

I saw Take This Waltz first … this film was fantastic!! Sarah Polley directed it (love her ever since The Road to Avonlea), with a great cast of Michelle Williams, Seth Rogan, Luke Kirby, Sara Silverman and some others who I didn’t know.  All of the above (except Michelle) were in attendance …. SO cool!!!  The movie was filmed in Toronto and Cape Breton which was cool too.  It’s not your hollywood type movie, defiantly an artsy film, but I love those!

Then I saw Butter … holy crap this movie was FUNNY!!! There was a super star cast of Jennifer Gardner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, Ty Burrell, Rob Corddry, Yara Shahidi, Kristen Schaal and a ton of others.  All of the females above were in attendance (except Kristen) which was so awesome!!!  This movie will do really well, I’m sure if it … it’s a great mix of humor and sex LOL, the story is pretty fantastic!

Last night I went to the movies (I know my pattern for this vacation lol) with Carla.  We have both been dying to see Crazy, Stupid, Love for a while now.  This has been playing in theatres for 8 weeks now I think.  We were both glad to have seen it … SO funny!!! And honestly … Ryan Gosling … I remember him back in the Breaker High Days … but man he’s a beautiful man now LOL.  This is also a must see film!!

So that has been the highlight of my vacation, now back to some room renovations, Tupperware party prepping, puppy sitting and getting ready for the Terry Fox Run tomorrow.  Have a great Saturday!

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5 A Day Challenge

August 28, 2011 2 comments

So my dear friend Carla over at My 1/2 Dozen Daily is doing a 5 a day challenge starting Monday. I’m totally up for playing along with this.  Being Vegetarian, Gluten & Dairy free this should be easy peasy right LOL.  I mostly eat veggies with some fruits thrown in and I’m 99% sure I get my 5 a day already.  I’m going to challenge myself for 10 a day.  Check out Carla’s blog to see her  yummy  interesting looking fruit/veggie smoothie.  I can’t stand to try putting spinach in my smoothies LOL.

Here are some typical serving sizes for fruits and vegetables:

one banana
six strawberries
two plums
fifteen grapes
one apple
one peach
one-half cup of orange or other fruit juice

five broccoli florets
ten baby carrots
one roma tomato
3/4 cup tomato juice
half of a baked sweet potato
one ear of corn
four slices of an onion
1 cup lettuce

*1/2 cup chopped fruit/veggies – 1 serving

I’ll be trying to post daily or at least every other day with what I had and if it met my 10 a day goal … and I’ll add some iPhone photos of my fruits and veggies for good measure … errr evidence! LOL.

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Handmade Baby Gifts

August 27, 2011 1 comment

Since I’ve taken up sewing,  I’ve grown to LOVE making handmade baby gifts.  I love making little blankets, bibs, biriping pads.  If I ever have kids they are going to be spoiled rotten with handmade goodies!  Here are a few things I’ve made as gifts  the last little while.

Check back tomorrow for details on the *5 A Day* Challenge I’m taking part in!  Have a lovely Saturday!

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It’s Friday … well, My Saturday

August 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Happy Friday or Saturday in my world!  It’s a gorgeous day here!  Which is nice since we had quite the storm here the other night, tornados in the area and everything!  I love looking at weather videos … I saw this one via Facebook of the CN Tower, then went looking and found this one , and the one below, they are INSANE!  How crazy would that have been to see!!!

Today is my Saturday, I’m going to the Children’s Museum with Carla and her girls.  Haven’t been here in years, so I’m kinda excited!  Then out with some work peeps later, then I need to work on some sewing.  I’ll post some photos tomorrow of some of the baby gifts I’ve made the last little while.  Have a great day!

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Manic Monday

August 23, 2011 1 comment

So this is going up Tuesday … but it’s from Monday night LOL.  I totally have a draft post about my weekend from 2 weekends ago … I was going to go back and insert some photos, but forgot about it *blush*  Things have been crazy busy here as usual … summer is coming to an end and I’m trying to get ready for some vacation in September *fingers crossed*  The other day I was at my BFF’s house … and she asked me if I could send her some emails with e-books she had sent me a while back.  I of course said sure … but didn’t realize it was going to take me a million years to send off all the darn emails LOL. So I cussed a bit while it took me over an hour to send … sent her a lovely email saying it was done and she had better love me forever for doing it for her LOL.  Well she emails me back saying of course .. go check the front pocket of your purse .. puzzled I thought ok, what the heck am I looking for.  Well this is what I found …

She know’s me too well, I’m addicted to Starbucks. It was a real surprise, and I still have NO IDEA when she got it in there … she’s a sneaky one LOL!  I’m currently reading Summer and the City (as seen above) and watching a dangerous amount of SATC … I have every season + movies on DVD *blush*

I’m also reading Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl – So far so good … mind you I’ve only ready the introduction LOL. I’m also reading/listening to The Help – I’ve got the e-book on my iPhone but find it too hard to read on a little screen (and iPad would be perfect) so I’ve been listening to the audio book instead.  The readers are quite entertaining, I love it!  I did see the movie Sunday night with Carla and her daughter.  It was fantastic!!!  I’d see it again, and will buy it when it comes out on DVD. Such a sad but powerful story!  Happy Tuesday!

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Something Fun Saturday!

August 6, 2011 2 comments

Happy Saturday!  It’s a HOT and muggy one in Southwestern Ontario today!  I’ll blame the heat for my lack of posting … not the fact that I’ve been too busy and haven’t had much to post lol.  Last night I ventured tried to venture to the Festival of Friends to see City & Colour with 2 of my girlfriends.  Well let me tell you … the entire world was trying to get to this show because what should have taken us 20 minutes … ended up taking us 2 hours and we missed the show!!  It was a total bust but I heard via Facebook that it was a great show, and crazy with a TON of people.  So I’ll have to watch for when City & Colour is in the area again … really want to see them, I lOVE Dallas Green!!!

Besides life being busy with work lately, I’ve has some time to sew which is nice!  I’m working on finishing up a couple of things for a baby shower tomorrow so will snap some pics when I’m done.  While I was blog surfing today my bff Carla posted a “Something Fun” questionnaire on her blog that I’ve decided to play along with.  If you decide to play along, link me up! 

What is bothering you right now?

I’ve got some financial stuff that’s bothering me … but I’m making the best of it lol.

Do you like celebrity magazines?

I’ve been known to purchase US Weekly *whistle* I love looking at them in the checkout at the grocery store lol.

When was the last time you were ill? Why?

A couple of months ago I had Strep Throat pretty bad.  I’ve been much healthier the last year though!

Do you feel you belong in a different era?

I’m an 80s baby … I wish I would have been a bit older in the 80s though!

Who owns you?


One place you’d love to visit?

Just one? I REALLY want to go to Europe .. Paris, Rome … Ireland, Scotland while I’m over there … Australia.  More realistic though … Back to the West Coast .. or the East Coast (next summer for a wedding).

Did you skip school?

Once I turned 18 and they couldn’t call home anymore .. you bet! LOL … and when I drove to school, I may or may not have left early to go to the beach *whistle* or went out for lunch and just didn’t go back lol.

Ever played an instrument?

I played the Flute in grade 8. I really liked it and was actually not bad at it … wish I had kept up with it.

Favorite alcoholic drink?

I really miss beer! LOL … Gluten Free beer is just meh lol.  I love Cosmos, margaritas …. my all time fave is wine!

Do you follow fashion?

I’m current in what I wear .. but by current I mean normal lol.  While browsing Old Navy yesterday I discovered that pleaded pants, maxi skirts and desert boots are back … I will NOT be participating in these trends lol!!



What colour are your eyes? Do you like that colour?

Blue!  I love my eyes!

What is the furthest you have travelled from your home? How far was it?

Barbados was likely the furthest.

What is the coldest temperatures you have experienced? Where were you?

I’m in London, Ontario. It gets cold here in the winter! I’m gonna say at least around -50c with the windchill.

What is the hottest temperatures you have experienced? Where were you?

It was +50c (120F) here a couple weeks ago with the humidex… Pretty HOT!!!

Imagine you have three wishes. List them. (A million more wishes doesn’t count)
hmmm … 3 wishes …

1. That me, my family and friends all stay healthy.

2. That we all have jobs or stay financially stable so we can put a roof over our heads, food on the tables, and have some fun along the way.

3. That I fall in love … one day lol.

Are you keeping a secret from the world?


If you could go back in time and give advice to yourself ten years ago, what would you say?

Don’t be stupid with your money, work hard, and be nice to your family & friends … always make time for them!

How have you changed in the past 10 years?

Well I’m 10 years older lol … I’m smarter, I’m finally in a career that I love and I’m learning my role on this planet.

Is abortion wrong?

For me, yes.  I do believe in pro-choice … and everyone has their reasons and situations.

Do you like long train/car journeys?

I’ve never been on a train … but  do love road trips!

Have you ever considered writing a novel?

Yep! LOL … I don’t know what it would be about … but the thought has crossed my mind!

Have you ever punched someone in the face?

No, but I’ve thrown things … and he deserved it … lol.

What is your sense of humour like?

Humor? Whats humor?

Are you a good person?



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It’s a HOT one!

July 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Being close to the beach is a good place to be today!!! It’s toasty out there. We went for a walk and had a slight brush with danger. We walked past a hydro pole and under the wires and literally 30 secs later heard this load bang (and nearly jumped out of my skin!). The transformer blew and there was a fire and a fireworks show. So we called it in and got to show the fire fighters where the fire was. It was some excitement for the day that’s for sure! here’s a pic I took on my iPhone … Hope your having a great long weekend!


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