How NOT to train for a 5k

Don’t train at all.


I’m amazing at this and could seriously write a whole post full of tips, but let’s be real here folks, training for a 5k is necessary and if you’re planning on running one you really should train. That being said, I have a 5k on Saturday and I have ran all of 5k straight in my life, and that was this week. Well that’s somewhat of a lie - I did the warrior dash last year which was also 5k but that’s something else entirely. Keep posted for July when the Warrior Dash swings around again and I most likely explain my lack of training for this as well. I have never been a runner but for some reason, beyond any explanation I can understand, I signed up for TWO 5ks in the span of one week. Makes sense right?

My first 5k training run went surprisingly well considering my lack of running experience. As a newbie, I didn’t stretch but I’ve learned my lesson on that. Great route and some great beats later, below are my stats according to Nike +.


Not bad for my first real run but I need to learn not to give up near the end. I blame it on the hill leading up to my condo, it was just so intimidating!

My 2nd attempt is tomorrow then the big run on Saturday. Wish me luck!


Planks? No problem! Ha.

Let me tell you a little story about my childhood, more specifically my gym class experience. In high school we had a whole lot of fitness tests which is of course why I didn’t make it all the way to grade 12. All of the tests with much practice I actually became good at except the beep test because as I often express, I hate running. I was awesome at the pushups, the sit ups and the plank. I would even get over 100% on the finals and back then thought nothing of it. Weird thing is, I was no fitness guru back then and definitely won’t claim to be now.

This brings me to my point… I suck at these things now! I had Bikini Bootcamp on Sunday and I couldn’t even plank for 1 minute. How sad is that guys? I’m so disgusted with this lack of core strength that I have made it my goal to build up my plank time. This is a great idea because A) I can avoid looking so silly  and not lay flat on my face after 10 seconds and B) why not work on my abs right? I saw a beauty of a schedule on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a try. Below is my take on the 30 day plank challenge.

plank chalenge

So what do you think? Do-able? I sure hope so. Fingers crossed!!

On a side note – I really should be training for my 5k. I started today but I sure hope one day I’ll learn to focus on one thing at a time. Until then…


“What!? No baseball?” Kinda Weekend

Being a Season Ticket Holder is hard work! It means majority of our weekends this summer are consumed with days at the ballpark cheering our team on. Don’t get me wrong, I love it, but boy is it nice to have a weekend off every once in a while. This weekend the Jays were off in San Diego (losing again – 2/3) so we were able to make some plans that didn’t involve hot dogs, plastic seats, and boys in tight pants. The latter part was greatly missed but I did watch a few innings on TV to get my fix.

With a free weekend ahead I did what any good daughter would do, I went to visit my parents. Moving away from home I promised them I’d make an effort to visit and it’s really not a promise that’s hard to keep. When I have free time I want to go home and see them. Free loving and free food, does it get any better? No way! As expected we were spoiled as always and had a great evening. My mom may have wanted to kill us all with our Candy Crush competitions but it was still awesome. Steak, veggies, and a to-die-for chocolate cake later and my diet is once again shot. Oh and the massive chocolate bar I packed to bring home – yeah that’s gone already. Whoops.

With a free weekend also comes many errands. We were so busy last weekend we didn’t even go grocery shopping so our pantry and fridge were extremely lacking. So lacking that all I could put together was cheese and crackers, yeah, that’s struggles. So Sunday consisted of grocery shopping, a Swiss Chalet lunch, and a few other stops here and there. We’re all stocked up again and I couldn’t be happier.

Now, let me introduce to you my new obsession, thanks to my lovely friend…


I know I’m a little behind the times and this app has been around for a while but I absolutely love it. With such a busy schedule I don’t always get to keep in touch with my besties as much as I would like but I’ve already warned them that this app is going to change that. Play by plays of my life are now the norm for my ladies, until I get bored or they kill me that is.

Yesterday I snap-chatted (oh no, I did not just turn that into a verb) my trip to the gym, my swiss chalet lunch, some grocery shopping, the horrible rain outside, the time it got sunny after the rain…etc etc. If you want a play by play of my life add me but be warned, it ain’t pretty.

Overall it was a wonderfully relaxing weekend before the storm that will be the week ahead. T-minus 1 week until my PPAC exam. Save me!

Happy Monday Friends! =)


No Bloom for my Spring Bucket List

So remember that bucket list I made at the beginning of Spring? Well… about that….

It FAILED! Completely. As in, not one single item on the list complete. Let’s recap:


( ) Spring clean

( ) Go for a run along Lakeshore

( ) Take lots of pictures of the pretty spring colours

( ) Go strawberry picking

( ) Go to the drive in

( ) Decorate (well overdue)

(x) Enjoy a whole lot of baseball!

Okay so I was wrong - I’ve completed one of the items, but really is that just sad or what? I guess you could say I did a spring clean when I pulled out my summer dresses  but that quickly went to waste. I’m a messy gal, a very very messy gal. The boyfriend can vouch for this – unfortunately for him. As for all the other “springy” activities? They sound fantastic, but my busy schedule got in the way.

So my goal? Since I hate being a failure, I want to hit at LEAST one of the other items on this list this week. Spring clean? No way but a run along the Lakeshore sounds just dandy. So dandy (don’t ask where this word came from) in fact that I may have purchased a new ipod as an excuse to take up this new … hobby? Okay, let’s get real, I hate running but the ipod was just so pretty and multi-functional.

Anyways…Wish me luck!!

P.S. Did anyone else have a failure of a bucket list like me? Please tell me I’m not the only one.


Nailed it…or not

I have never been a big nail polish user but as of late I’ve become kind of obsessed. It started with some blue for the baseball game and has grown into a new and flourishing love. Lucky for me I have a bunch of nail polish already and haven’t had to spend a fortune to feed this new addiction. This has also given me the chance to figure out which brands work for me and which are a no go. As a beginner nail painter I look for the brand with a brush that leaves the least amount of errors, since for me there will ALWAYS be some. Here’s my verdict, in no specific order, from the last  month or so:

1. Rimmel – Lasting Finish Pro

Pros: Goes on easily and the colour turned out amazing. I could easily do just one coat and be good to go but two coats worked best.

Cons: The brush is massive and made the application a bit too drippy. With so much polish it also meant a longer drying time.

2. Revlon

Pros: Perfect brush size! This is my absolute favourite type of nail polish and I always end up going back. It dries quickly and during the summer usually has scented tones, how cool is that!?

Cons: I love this one and can’t think of anything bad to say except sometimes they are a little pricey so it’s best to get them when they go on sale.

3.  Essie

Pros: The colours are always super cute and have cute names to go along with them. The brush size is fairly average so it’s definitely a keeper.

Cons: I did have issues with it being a little drippy but maybe that’s my beginner skills

Overall as cute as all of these polishes are I think shellac is my fav! I’m a nail chipping pro.

What’s your favourite polish?


Weekend Shenanigans

If I could summarize this weekend in one word it would be “Wow”. This weekend took my breath away and I could not be more excited to share it with y’all.

Saturday we got to share a very special day with two lovely friends of mine. I cannot explain how beautiful the day and how insanely fun the night was. Minus me getting oil on my dress (so typical) it was honestly flawless. This was the first wedding I’ve attended where a close friend of mine was getting married which is super exciting and kind of scary at the same time. Seems the weddings will only pick up from here so who’s next?

Congrats to the amazing couple!

Sunday after a very hungover morning we headed over to the Dome for the Jays season ticket holder appreciation event. With high hopes of meeting all my favs I knew that no hangover was gonna hold me back. The question really was who I would attack first but the event made that easy for me. In pairs or groups the players had designated line ups and two waves of an hour each. With the amount of season ticket holders this year that made it virtually impossible to hit all the players we wanted. Disappointing but understanding as well. Signing for more than an hour would definitely cause some major hand cramping and we don’t need any more injuries! (Ex. Brett Lawrie ankle sprain tonight – yikes!)

Key moments of the event:

  • My boyfriend got to meet his baseball love Brandon Morrow. It was short but sweet. Oh and side note – he’s a cutie!
  • JP Arencibia was such a sweetheart and not to mention even cuter in person! He smiled and chatted with everyone he met and even stayed back a few minutes extra to finish off his line. We asked him where the country music is at so we’re hoping for a return sometime soon. Some more Luke Bryan perhaps? Fingers crossed!
  • My absolute favourite moment of the night was talking to Jose Reyes. This man is the most positive baseball player I have ever seen and I was so bummed when his line up was too long to get to meet him. Instead I ran up to take a picture and he smiled just for me! I made sure to let him know just how much I love his attitude and walked away beaming from ear to ear. #1 favourite for sure!


I love this team! May has been much better for the Jays so far and hopefully it’s just up from here. Go Jays Go!


Four Favourites



I have been dying to do this link up and I’m so excited about it! Every Wednesday both Kristin and Ashlyn share their four favourites of the week. I decided to do the same – polka dot style. I absolutely love all four of these items and would like to remind you all my birthday is only in a few months ;) Just kidding…but seriously, how cute are these!? I know for sure the Victoria Secret suit will be bought sometime this month because it’s spent a whole year on my wish list and is LONG overdue.

Shorts/Phone Case/Shoes/Bikini

Four Favorites Linkup


Apps-olutely Addicting

Like any human being (or animal?) these days, I am just a tad bit obsessed with my phone. But hello technology, with the amazing selection of Apps out there how could I not be? Here is the list of my Top 10 apps I use and why I love them.

1/2/3. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: Essential for my social networking needs. These apps keep me in the know.

4. My Fitness Pal: When I’m not being lazy this app makes my fitness goals completely obtainable. It’s with this app that I was able to lose some weight (until I got lazy again that is).

5/6. Pinterest/Wanelo: The cure to my lack of creativity – people find ideas and products for me…Genius!

7. Songza: Perfect for getting ready, cleaning, cooking or any task that may get boring real fast. Dance parties ensue.

8. The Weather Network: Checked daily with hopes of winter being over. It is May after all.

9. The Score Mobile: Usually used to see when my Toronto teams are losing, so basically all the time… sorry for the pessimism folks but it’s often a rough ride being a Toronto fan.

10. Candy Crush Saga: My recent game addiction. Try and stop me – no really please do, it’s getting ridiculous!

What are your app recommendations?


From North to South, but only a little

This past weekend we took a little trip down south. A trip that literally took maybe 15 minutes to complete but still put us in a totally different country with a totally different way of life. Okay, maybe that’s a little drastic but wow are there some differences when you cross that border. Here’s a little recap of my tourist-y visit to Niagara Falls, New York.

1. Outlet Shopping

I love me some good deals so the first stop on our trip had to be the outlet mall. I was in search of some very specific items so I had my hopes high but I failed on those completely. Typical of me but oh well. I still found some goodies and my favourite purchase is 100% these beautiful Nike Frees 7.0. These will be my new gym shoes and my old Frees will be used for outdoor running. Yay for getting fit!


2. Olive Garden

When deciding where to go for lunch it was essential we hit up an American restaurant. Sure I could have had my favourite Wendy’s or some Buffalo Wild Wings but these are things I can get in Canada anytime. To make the trip a true experience, Olive Garden was the perfect fit. In the end the breadsticks were too salty, the lettuce not completely fresh, and the three jumbo sausages in my meal were a bit too much so maybe I would have been better off with my usual go-tos. Yay for trying new (well not completely new since this is my 2nd time) things?


3. Walmart

A trip to the States would not be complete without a trip to Walmart. The deals are fantastic and the people even more mind-blowing. You know those Youtube videos that show crazy people in Walmart? Yeah I could probably have added a few more today. Now more about those deals… I was completely hooked on the alcohol section! Frozen drink mixes for $1.97!? Yes please! I also picked up the Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita in a tall boy can to give it a try. Interesting note – a tall boy can is humongous over there so it’s quite possible I may get drunk off of just one. Lots of groceries also made this trip worthwhile and I can’t wait to try out some of the “unique” items we picked up.


(This is actually at Wagmans but Walmart had the same sort of selection)

Overall as “different” as the States can be, I really enjoyed my time across the border. With country music & great alcohol I could almost see myself fitting in… but I love Canada too much!

Hope you all enjoyed your long weekend as much as I did! =)


Sauce it Up - Crockpot Style

As I often express, the crockpot is an amazing creation and I would use it every single night if I had the patience to look up new and interesting recipes. I don’t have patience, as my mom would attest to, but one thing I have learned from a few experiments here and there is that you really can try throwing anything in and you will more than likely end up with a genius and delicious creation. That being said I wouldn’t suggest throwing in rotten vegetables or moldy bread but hey, maybe that’s a recipe I missed somewhere.

The easiest way to experiment with the Crockpot is with different sauces. Throw in a bottle of BBQ sauce or your favourite seasoning with your favourite meat (mine being chicken) and your pretty much guaranteed some melt in your mouth deliciousness. We’ve done the typical BBQ sauces, coca cola, or beer but tonight I tried something outside of the normal recipe comfort zone; Swiss Chalet Sauce! I am a Swiss Chalet sauce lover to the max so the idea of chicken soaked in this sauce was only the best idea I have ever thought of. The result? Just proof that experimentation is key and that any sauce will work.

Here’s the recipe:


  • 2 pieces of chicken breast (skinless & boneless)
  • 1 package of Swiss Chalet sauce
  • 2 cups of water


1. Put chicken in crockpot

2. Mix sauce in separate bowl until blended well (there will still be a few bits)

3. Pour sauce over chicken and cook on low for 8 hours


I definitely suggest making sure there is enough water for the chicken. I used less than 2 cups and it was completely soaked up by the time I got home for work. Although the chicken was delicious it was a little drier than the chicken normal is when cooked in the Crockpot.

If you’re a Swiss Chalet sauce lover like me I definitely suggest this. If not, try one of your favourite sauces to give yourself a new and easy go-to recipe.


I love me some hamburgers!

It’s not a secret that I love a good hamburger. My friends know, my family know, my co-workers know, and even my doctor knows, which is never a good thing. This girl loves a good beef patty! It’s actually kind of weird because I used to groan when my parents made us burgers as a kid, but it all changed within the last couple years. McDonalds, Wendy’s and Harvey’s all hit the spot on my favourite lunch breaks, but nothing has ever tasted as good as my boyfriend’s new creation.

Last week we hit up the Good Food & Drink Festival and came out with a few goodies for our own cooking. My boyfriend was most excited about a burger seasoning where as I was all about the curry sauce I picked up. The curry sauce is still to be tested, but the burger seasoning definitely lived up to its hype.

Burger meat

Burger Seasoning by Fire in the Kitchen (fireinthekitchen.ca)


  • Burger Batter Seasoning (1/4 cup)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2-3 lbs Ground beef (or a more healthier alternative – which we plan on trying)

Mix all the ingredients together and make into patties. When complete, cook on the stovetop until browned on the outside then stick in the oven for 30 minutes. Note: I doubted this cooking method by boyfriend chose but it turned out delicious and was cooked to perfection.

I never thought of making our own burgers but I don’t think we’ll go back to the packaged ones (except maybe for big parties). There’s probably a million different seasonings out there but I suggest trying this one out. The flavour was simply amazing!


Where were you when…

This is a question that will always be asked when any big event occurs. Where were you when 911 happened? Where were you when (insert famous person) died? and of course, just yesterday, where were you when the Boston Marathon bombings happened? None of these events affect me directly, but the whole world feels the effects.

I wasn’t planning on discussing the tragic events that happened yesterday but after a day of vegging on my couch watching the news, how could I not?

Where was I when I heard about the Boston Marathon? I was at work checking twitter about the news that Jay’s shortstop Jose Reyes may have a shorter recovery time. I was excited about this and couldn’t wait to share the news with my co-workers, actually so excited that the tweets regarding explosions and tragedy somehow seemed to pass me by. It wasn’t until I got home and saw the TV that I realized just how serious this was. All night, through twitter, my boyfriend kept me posted as the news trickled in.

I will keep my opinions short, as I’m sure that everyone share the same anger and disappointment as I do.  I’m sure everyone could vent about what happened but there is no reason to focus on the negativity of this tragedy as that is what the sick sick people who did this would want. Instead lets help those in need during this time. Please visit Peanut Butter Fingers’  blog where she outlines possible ways to help during Boston’s time of need.



Official Zumba Instructor

I love Zumba. I love the dancing, the music, and the fun I have at each and every class. I love Zumba so much that a few years back I went to get my Zumba instructor’s certificate. When you love something so much it only makes sense to try and get paid for doing it right? Well that’s what I thought. I imagined teaching Zumba classes at night and becoming a star instructor just like my favourite instructors had inspired me to be. Two years later and I still hadn’t taught one single class. I was scared but mostly unwilling to spend the money on my CanFit Pro in order to teach in the major gyms. It didn’t make sense to put down more money without the guarantee of teaching so I went on with being an attendee and not a leader.

A month or so ago during a social committee meeting for my condo building it was decided we would host a Zumba class. Me, with the big mouth that I have, mentioned my love and qualifications with Zumba and was automatically signed up to teach the class. I can’t explain the nerves I had or the anxiety this caused me. I’ve been doing Zumba for years but the thought of actually teaching was terrifying. When it came to Thursday night, the big day, I was dancing around my condo trying to shake all the excitement and nerves that faced me. 7pm hit and I taught my first ever Zumba class.


I was quickly reminded exactly why I took the instructor’s course in the first place. I love Zumba and I want to share that love with everyone and anyone who will listen and participate. We all had a blast and sweat like crazy and all those pre-teaching jitters I had seemed completely silly. I’m a Zumba instructor at heart and have finally taken the first steps to making it happen.

More classes to come? I definitely think so! Zumba is one of my passions & I can’t imagine giving up on it now.


High Five for Friday


Happy best day of the work week! It’s been a great couple weeks filled with new experiences and reunited loves (aka baseball). Here are just a few my favourite highlights from the last 2 weeks:

(1) Blue Jays Home Opener


(2) Group baseball game – Baseball, booze & Besties…enough said


Mmmm Jello Shots

(3) Food and Drink show – lots of curry, strawberry daiquiris and trying new foods. I loved it! Definitely will keep my eye out for more of these.


Blurry much? And I wasn’t even drunk!

(4) American Country Music Awards  - YAYYYY Luke! Any extended period of time watching this handsome man is fine with me. Oh and he won Entertainer of the Year! No Luke, you shake it for me!


I just wanna give him a big hug!

(5) I taught my first Zumba class! This is a hugeee accomplishment for me and totally deserves its own post (keep your eye out for this sometime soon). I was nervous like crazy but I really love it and can’t wait to do it again. There’s a reason I took my course & I’ve finally realized I can do it!

Have a safe & happy weekend everyone! I have some family time in the plans and can’t wait!


The Fault in Our Stars: Book Review

As a huge fan of Peanut Butter Finger’s blog I was really excited to finally jump in on one of the book reviews. Damn baseball for making me miss the cue but better late than never. Anyways, besides grade school I have never written a book review, and usually I keep my book reading to me, myself, and I. When I found out March’s book was “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green, I was a little hesitant, as it didn’t look like the typical chick lit  I’m used to. For those who don’t know me, I’m absolutely in love with Nicholas Sparks’ books & recently jumped on board the Nora Roberts train. Yep, you don’t get more chick lit than that but a change would be nice.


The Fault in Our Stars was a complete surprise to my reading taste buds and I’m so glad I gave it a chance. It pulled my heart strings in so many ways and had my emotions pouring out over every single page. I cried, I laughed, and followed along with the joys and sorrows of each character in the book. Cancer has touched my life much too closely, like so many in this world. This book shows you the different perspectives of those living through it and makes lightly of such a serious topic.

I don’t want to spoil anything  so I’ll keep this short but I highly suggest this book! It’s an easy read even with all of the seriousness of its topic. You can’t help but fall in love with each and every character and you feel every heartbreak and happy moment even more because of it.  Jump on in, it’s worth the read.


Some of my fav quotes from the book:

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep. Slowly, and then all at once.”

“What a slut time is. She screws everybody.”

“I’m on a rollercoaster that only goes up”


Tweet Tweet. It’s Twitter Tuesday.

I decided to devote a post to Twitter and call it Twitter Tuesday. Unique much? Not quite. But to be honest I don’t fully understand or take advantage of the Twitter craze. If I were to rank my social networks it would look a little like this:

1. Facebook

2. Instagram

3. Twitter

I know a lot of people have fallen off of the Facebook trend but I still find it the best place to creep those I know and love, as well as those I barely talk to anymore (nothing like blunt honesty right?). Instagram comes in close second but usually has quite a few duplicates from Facebook. And last place goes to Twitter, the unknown world for me.

Here are my favourite tweets I posted this week:




Analyzing my tweets I think I may be the most boring person to follow. Baseball obsessed much? Seems like it. Note to self, make your posts more interesting or you will never be followed. It’s kind of strange how this world has changed. Pretty sure when I was younger the idea of someone following you was pure creepy & disturbing, but now it’s perfectly normal and ideal.

The worst part of my lack of twitter knowledge is that my boyfriend is a complete twitter addict! We are waiting for the elevator, he is on twitter. We are watching the ball game, he is on twitter. We are laying in bed, he is on twitter… You get the point. How can someone I love so much be so completely opposite to me in social networking patterns? Oh right, because he’s a boy and Twitter is the sports social networking hub. Holy updates on any team at any time.

So my question is Twitter, what is in it for me? Right now you don’t offer me much. I get the odd Blue Jays update, a few tweets from my favourite bloggers, and a picture here and there from my Celebrity favs but I could live without those.

Oh twitter, please help me understand you. I’m not even new anymore! #twitterconfused #Help!


Baseball Themed Affair

When I think of a baseball game there are so many fun and exciting things to be enjoyed. There’s your typical stadium foods, loud sounds, and  busy surroundings. There’s also the sexy men in tight pants, how could we forget that now ladies? For the non-baseball fans out there it also means 9 long innings of a sport that isn’t always the most thrilling, but believe me when I say with practice you can definitely come to love it.

Annually I plan a group outing to a baseball game in the city I know and love. This year, paired with a pre-drink at our place, it turned out to be a huge success. I can only speak for myself but I think everyone had a great time. Here are some of the baseball themed ideas I used for this special event.

1. Ticket Tags – Being a sucker for organization a seating plan is key in my eyes. I made these tags using computer paper and a red marker in literally 10 minutes max. Easy and efficient.


2. Baseball themed decorations – Our team is blue so I used as many blue and baseball themed decorations as possible.

3. Hot dogs in the Crockpot – AMAZING! Cannot tell you how happy I was with how these turned out. Easiest meal  (and the only meal) for a large group I have ever made. Throw them in on low for 4 hours and perfection. Only downfall was we ended up wasting  a lot and now we’re stuck with a whole lot of hot dog buns. Any recipe ideas folks?


4. Jello shots – A vital part of any pre-drink. I was planning on making all blue, but due to a lack of blue jello at all surrounding stores, I made half blue and half red (we were playing the Red Sox). They turned out great! When searching for blue recipes I found a million different jello shot recipes out there and I can’t wait to experiment with more.


5. Baseball cupcakes – White icing and red icing for the stitching of the “baseball”. Plain and simple (although I failed so my bestie did it for me).

6. Lots of amazing people =) – Made the night what it was

I have a new obsession with planning now and I’m already thinking of another event… stay tuned.


Buckets of “Pre-season Summer” Fun

Spring has sprung, well barely, but regardless I am completely ready to embrace it. The closer we get to summer the better in my eyes, and spring is as close as it’s going to get for now. To embrace what I would like to call summer pre-season, I’ve made a mini bucket list.


( ) Spring clean

( ) Go for a run along Lakeshore

( ) Take lots of pictures of the pretty spring colours

( ) Go strawberry picking

( ) Go to the drive in

( ) Decorate (well overdue)

( ) Enjoy a whole lot of baseball!

Nothing too optimistic but just enough to give me something to look forward to. With baseball season under way life is going to get hectic up in here, which only means I can’t wait to share it with y’all.

What’s your spring bucket list look like?


Take me out to the opening day ball game….

Take me out with the crowd.


Buy me some soda and that’s enough…


I don’t care if we ever get back

(although I really wish we did)

Opener Score

And we Root Root Root for the Blue Jays

Root Root Root

If they don’t win it’s a shame (damn right it was!). For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out at the old ball game!

I <3 Baseball season.

P.S. I was on TV (kind of) – check out 1:30 I was in the bottom right

Video Clip


I Pity the Fool who falls for this…

april Fools

Happy April Fool’s day you wonderful fools out there. (Insert line I say I came out unharmed. Damn co-workers). Is it hard to trick me? Probably not, but when I know  that it is April 1st, I know to be a little more wary. After all, I have been a victim to a plan before, well I almost was a victim….

In university my roommate and best friend thought she would get creative and try to fool me.  Being a creature of nature I had a routine I followed every morning before class including the exact same breakfast every single day. As a girl on the run I would grab a Nutrigrain bar as I got ready but only the green apple flavour. Knowing my habits my roommate went out of her way to switch my green apple Nutrigrain bar for a strawberry one, including a whole lot of prep to make the wrapper look as untouched as possible. It was perfect, since I only had one more bar left in the box so  I was sure to grab that one. Well I didn’t… I threw away the box thinking it was done and the prank never happened. The best part was that she was waiting all day for me to message her and I never did. Plan failed.

So who’s been fooled before? I know there’s some great pranks out there, I just don’t have the patience to craft one.


Pinteresting # 2

Life has been busy so my Pinterest activity has decreased significantly. It’s probably a healthy vacation considering my slight obsession with the site, but I still managed to find some goodies in my spare time.


1) Easter Cupcakes 

2) Hangry Pillow – Of course this doesn’t apply to me..

3) Houzz – Another shopping site! This time for house accessories.

4) Hakuna some vodka – For some reason this really made me laugh. Probably because it reminds me of my University party days.

Told you it’s decreased, but suddenly I miss it. Guess it’s time to start using my Pinterest phone app a lot more.


High Five Friday

Can you believe March is almost over!? This year is really flying by, although the weather seems hesitant to go with the flow. What was meant to be the first week of Spring really didn’t look much different than the whole month has been. Lack of good weather is a bummer but I didn’t let that get me down this week. Here’s a few of my favourite moments:
1. My beautiful co-worker and good friend is getting married in May and this past weekend was her wedding shower. It was an amazing celebration and I can’t wait for her big day.
2. I had my first trip to Target and although it was hardly what I expected I did buy a new top. Mission accomplished?
3.. My camera is back in action! I haven’t been able to use my camera since the summer and wasn’t sure why it wasn’t working. After a few experiments I finally figured out it was the battery and with a new one in stow, be ready for picture overload.
4. We finally received our gifts from the Blue Jays and although the jacket is not for me I couldn’t wait to try it on. 
5. Much needed dinner with one of my besties. Catch up sessions are key and Swiss Chalet isn’t so bad either.
Apparently I’m loving the thumbs up this week… Happy Easter Everyone!


Lessons Learned

I was never a big fan of school but I love to learn!  There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t learn something new. It could be the simplest little fact or something that is life changing, but these facts and lessons are what make life so interesting.  Here are some of the lessons life has thrown at me recently:

1. Never get married and if you do then go for it but elope. Just kidding mom! But seriously, weddings as beautiful and wonderful as they are, are wayy to expensive!

2. Never believe a groundhog. Early spring? My ass!


Excuse my confused face. This was taken the 2nd day of Spring.

3. Kids (although I highly doubt any kids read my blog), when your mom says wear your hat? Do it! Apparently windy weather can cause some mean ear aches. Weird eh?

4. Try new things! I tried a dance class I never thought I’d do and I absolutely love it. A little courage goes a long way.

5. Don’t stress the little things. If you go through life with a smile I’ll betcha you’ll enjoy it just a little more.

Let me remind you, I’m no life expert here but I try. What’s something you’ve learned recently?