November 29, 2011

NYC, Part I

It's been over a week since my teaser but with all my Birthday excitement I just didn't get a chance to write about the trip.

We booked our trip to NYC nearly a month in advance and I then spent those few weeks in a mix of nervous, anxious excitement...and let me tell you that there were no disappointments! dC did the booking & I did the tour planning - that's why we're a team :)

Friday morning we got there bright and early at 9am so after a quick breakfast we were off to discover Lower Manhattan!

We stayed in Times Square right around the corner from here!
Visiting the 9/11 Memorial
 You could only get tickets for it online and we didn't know about it but the line was huge & I'd rather see it all done anyway.

Occupy Wall Street!
 I could not believe how many tents there were! It stretched down the block!

I don't remember the name but it was damaged in the 9/11 attacks

We took the Staten Island Ferry instead of the Ellis Island  one b/c it was free :)

The Statue of Liberty
 We came to the consensus that it is really freaking small in real life LOL


I swear this wasn't planned but we (I) found Tiffany's! :)
(only to match my glasses & earrings of course!)

One many-a-Trump buildings!

Brooklyn Bridge!

After discovering Lower Manhattan we headed back up to Times Square & did the tourist thing. Honestly, when we got back at 1am, it felt like 10pm because it's so bright and busy out there all.the.time!!
M&M store! 


End of Day 1!
Day 2 was less touristy and more exploring the city & its people.. stay tuned! 

November 25, 2011

My Birthday was a Happy one :)

There was way too much excitement on my Birthday for me to actually be able to sit down and write about it.

It all started with a 6:20am wake-up call from dC to let me know he's on his way! "Make sure you don't fall back asleep so you hear your phone to buzz me in!" [This may or may not have happened in the past...]

When he finally arrived, it was like Santa came early - flowers, gift, latte & my fave cinnamon-raisin breakfast toast!
Still keeping with the pink & purple theme :)

I got the purse I wanted! It was on my wishlist
 At this time I should also mention that my mama got me the watch I ranted about on my wishlist:

When I got to work, my work-friend had left this for me:
A potted plant (yay, finally!), a cute new winter Starbucks mug & a  Starbucks keychain gift card :)
I had a lot of, "Aww sucks that you have to work on your birthday!" comments, but seriously - I do not mind. I could sit at home doing nothing and waiting for others to get off work to celebrate or I could get birthday attention - not a difficult choice. Plus, our team does birthday cake & card so that treatment doesn't hurt one bit. Honestly though, it was probably one of the least productive days at work ever. LOL

Post-work brought a dinner downtown at Joey with dC and a walk around Dundas Square - Toronto's attempted version at Times Square.

Dundas Square

Happy 25th to Me :)

Party Time!!!

Time to take this Birthday Girl home!
As you can see, I was a very happy birthday for my 25th birthday week! Thanks to everyone who made it special but most of all to dC for treating me like a real Princess and making me feel like the centre of the universe!

November 22, 2011

Birthday Countdown: T-1

T-1 means my Birthday is TOMORROW! But first...pre-Birthday gift #3!

And this is what it was:
An engraved letter opener!
I have been ranting about a letter opener because a lot of my mail ends up in two parts after I open it, but this is totally not something I was expecting! Can't wait to use it to open all of my Birthday-money-filled cards :)

Check out #1 from Monday and #2 from yesterday!

*NOTE: Don't worry, dC was well-aware of what he was getting himself into early on! :)

November 21, 2011

Birthday Countdown: T-2

This morning I got to open my second pre-Birthday gift!


One of cutest picture from our trip to #NYC! <3
This is most definitely the perfect addition to my new living room bookshelf <3

Check out #1 yesterday and come back for #3 tomorrow - I'm completely stumped as to what it is!

November 20, 2011

Birthday Countdown: T-3

After a weekend of celebrations for a friend's birthday & a bachelorette party, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that dC had planned a birthday countdown of gifts starting today. That means 4 days worth of gifts! These are my 3 pre-actual birthday gifts :)
Gifts for Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

Here's Day 1!
Gift 1: #sassy

Gift 1: Some of my fave chocolates!
I can't get over how pretty they are! But more so, I can't get over how well planned out they are! Each of the boxes has it's own picture and a poem inside - so sweet!

Needless to say, I am extremely excited about my birthday this year & can't wait for my week-long celebrations (and gifts)!! Definitely feeling the love :)

November 18, 2011

Foto Friday

There are just so many pictures from our trip that I haven't been able to post about it yet as promised here so here's a spoiler and teaser!

Therefore officially ,though I always knew this would be the case,

November 16, 2011

Twilight Link up!

Today I"m linking up with Tara @ Fabulous but Evil for

I'll start by saying that I am by no means a die-hard fan. However, the books do hold a special meaning to me as they were what kept me more or less in touch with home when I studied abroad 3 years ago. They were entertaining, light reads which I enjoyed. I don't however, enjoy the "spectacle" that they have become with R-Pat & douchebag K-Stew. It is yet another over-glorified, teenage frenzy. That being said, the shittiness of the movies does entertain me & I enjoyed reading the books so here I am!

 Are you going to see Breaking Dawn at the midnight release?
Most definitely NOT. Unless I want to be part of a mob of tweens. Plus, I work. I do however, plan on having a Twilight date with my friend Britt as has been tradition.

 Scene you're most looking forward to in Breaking Dawn?
The whole part of Bella's pregnancy and the birth of her human-vamp baby.

 Team Edward or Jacob?

 Favorite book in the Saga?
Ugh so hard to decide between these:


 Favorite character in the series and why?

Jacob - he always seemed like the most rational of all. Plus, call me crazy but I prefer to cuddle up to warm & fuzzy, not stone cold.

 Are the books or movies better?
The books, as mentioned :)