July 27, 2012

Today is the day!

The day that dC comes home! When I wrote about him being away for 12 days, it seemed like a lifetime! As noted, July is pretty much over now and that in itself feels weird [where is 2012 going?!], but the 12 days have now passed.

I won't say it was super easy, but it wasn't as difficult as I had anticipated. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the following for that:

Honestly, we couldn't have done it without technology. With the video chat, sometimes it barely felt like he was away! But there were plenty of times when I wish dC was there to share in the moment & he wasn't, so  I wouldn't want to do it again. His work needs to really discover video conferencing for themselves.

Another thing that helped was the to do list I set for myself originally. To be honest, I usually fail when I set goals like these for myself so this is actually an epic accomplishment - take a look!

The things I didn't get to were least important but the stuff I actually accomplished I'm so proud of.

#1 thing I'm proud of is this:

My hanging collage of postcards - both sent to me & picked up on vacations. I love love love it & is even better than I had hoped!

And now it's time to celebrate dC's return...

Can't wait for him to see that when he gets home as I won't be there... :)

July 26, 2012

Eff, Marry, Kill!


Zac Efron

Umm yes please. When this guy first came into the spotlight, I really gave him no credit. Pretty boy in stupid musical, dating a twat like Vanessa Hudgens. But once 17 Again came out - amazing. Like where did this guy come from? Legit. Ok, let's go Zac.

Ryan Gosling

Anyone who knows me could see this coming a mile away. He had me at 'Hello'...or whatever his first line in The Notebook was. He's gorgeous, increda-talented & is a good samaritan! So Ryan, let me know where you wanna have the engagement party...

I know Heather will hate me for this...
Channing Tatum

Honestly, so overrated. I can't say he isn't hot - I can see his appeal but I so not attracted to him. The only talent he has is dancing (though I haven't seen Magic Mike, so maybe stripping too) but guess what, you're supposed to also be able to act. This isn't So You Think You Can Dance. Seriously, people.

Can't wait to read everyone else's!!!

July 25, 2012

Pinterest Wednesday - Nails

I'm really trying to motivate myself to do my nails more often & am hoping these inspire to set aside some time. It doesn't help that 99% of the times I do my nails, I end up ruining at least one nails! :(

                                                                           Source: juliapetit.com.br via daniela on Pinterest

                                                                         Source: blog.birchbox.com via vik on Pinterest

                                                                        Source: passionnailart.com via daniela on Pinterest

                                                                            Source: iknowhair.com via vik on Pinterest

                                                                   Source: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com via Rebecca on Pinterest

July 24, 2012

All grown up & ready to bake!

A couple of months ago I wished my sister a very happy 18th birthday on the blog. Now it's even crazier that she's officially done high school & went to her prom...

I graduated 8 years ago & had the exact same ceremony in the exact same hall...

My little Prom Queen :)
No the matching was not on purpose, I swear!
Now it's time for this little apprentice to get down to business & start mastering delicious treats like these:

              Source: secretstoves.net via Veronica on Pinterest

              Source: pinnedrecipes.com via Claudine on Pinterest

         Source: inspiredbymichelleblog.com via Jacqui on Pinterest
She didn't make this one, the name is a coincidence!

Can't wait to have a full blown Pastry Chef in the fam! dC has already volunteered to be a professional taste-tester haha

July 22, 2012

Take me out to the Blue Jay game!

Before dC left for his business trip we had a baseball game date & it was a blast! Honestly, we both just love love love watching live sports!

Awesome seats!
Homemade Jays shirts!

Snuck down to even better seats!
It's ok that we're seriously losing...
View of the CN Tower from the open dome of the Rogers Centre

Only 5 more days until dC gets home!!!

July 20, 2012

Montréal, 4ème jour

For Day 3, go here.
For Day 2, go here.
For Day 1, go here.
For the summary, go here.
For the video, go here.

On Day 4 we soaked up as much of the city as we could before heading home...

We successfully found the most popular local bagel bakery & devoured our bagels so quickly that I didn't get any pictures. Nor of the 2 dozen bagels we brought home... Yes, they were that delicious.
As per their website:
More than 20 different varieties of bagel available, rolled by hand and baked in a wood-fired oven!"
Read: Heaven.

After a hearty breakfast we headed up the Mont Royal mountain for the breath taking views!

South towards downtown:

East towards the city:

Au revoir...

Until the next trip!

July 19, 2012

Montréal, 3ème jour

Day 3 Adventures!

For Day 2, go here.
For Day 1, go here.
For the summary, go here.
For the video, go here.

Set out early to find a local bagel place - they're famous for them - but failed. lol.

Someone's looking dapper ;)

Main stop...
The Olympic Stadium

I wasn't even born yet #perspective

Crazy to think such a monumental event took place here!

It was Quebec's National holiday so we enjoyed the food, music & festivities in the park
The Expos shirt I made!

DEE-LICIOS food - Smoked meat sandwich + poutine = <3

Our last date night...

I thought the Olympic Stadium was really impressive but it made me a bit sad to find out it's barely used today. Now that Montreal no longer has an MLB or CFL team, there are no sporting events to host. Even though they just going MLS (soccer), the arena is too big so they built a separate stadium. Except when David Beckham brings his Galaxy friends - then they sell out the Olympic Stadium. It's even too big for most concerts. Sad.

July 18, 2012

Montréal, 2ème jour

Day 2 Adventures!

For Day 1 go here.
For the summary go here.
For the video, go here.

Setting out bright & early!

Amazing Montreal-themed graffiti!

Beautiful architecture!
I want the purple one of course :)

Lunch time - POUTINE is my absolutely favourite!!!

The gorgeous Gay Village down Rue Sainte-Catherine
Another shot of it here

Relaxing by the main Jazz Festival stage & fountains
Of course, the festival started the day we had to leave...

Night out on town & the Casino!

We were so happy to have another full day left after this!