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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Sigh. I hate having to do this, but I need to take some time off. Between finishing up my school - assignments like crazy, work and making sure that I'm getting everything done at home, I'm going to take some time off. Once I come back, I'm hoping that I'll be able to tackle this renewed and with exciting ideas!
Monday, July 21, 2014
This weekend, I attended the wedding of two high school friends. Ridiculously casual, it was the perfect in it's break from tradition.A very small affair, something that the bride and groom were adamant on. Around 35 people, close friends and family, the ceremony was lovely. A few laughs when the dog's collar slipped off as she was walking in. In a gazebo beside the lake, vows were exchanged, and a couple eyes tearbright [mine included]. No official photographer, just a couple of friends with really nice cameras taking excessive pictures. It seemed like no one was really sitting down. Lots of cheers when they were finished and even more pictures being taken. We all pitched in to dismantle the area, and then walked up to the reception hall.
Appetizers of cheeses, breads, and fruit awaited us, as we mingled getting drinks, finding our seats and signing the sign. Watching the slide show of pictures, laughing at the really young ones and reminiscing over the memories. A delicious dinner was followed by touching speeches and some random fun dancing. So non-traditional, most of the "first dances" didn't even last the whole song. At around 9.30 we headed back to the cottage, changed out of our fancy clothes, threw on some track pants and sweaters for a bonfire on the beach.
No stress, no drama. Absolute perfection. Even Andrew was saying that's what he wants in a wedding. Now if I can just get him to propose...
Congratulations to the amazing couple, HJ and Kate!!
Friday, July 18, 2014
The Glory. The Prestige. The Fabulous Hats. The 155th Annual Queen's Plate race happened on June 6th at Woodbine Racetrack. And it was quite the event.
The lovely Trish nicely thought of me when she got invited to the Flare's VIP Hats and Horseshoes event as her +1. I was so excited to be going to the event, as it has been probably 10 years since I last went to the Queen's Plate.
It was a great day for the races. Not extremely hot, with a nice breeze [although at some points it was a bit too windy, not good for hats!], but you didn't roast in the sun while watching the races. I did a little betting, although I didn't really win big. And I sadly didn't pick the winner of the Plate.
A thoroughly enjoyable, yet exhausting day, it was great to meet new people and catch up on old times with Trish. Here's to getting to the races a little more often in the summer. Have you been to the races?
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Korean beauty has finally hit the streets of Toronto, with a brand new store front.
After reading the post about this place that Elaine Atkins did over at her blog, Toronto Beauty Reviews, I had decided that I had to take a trip down myself. And since I was heading into the city to do some other errands, I figured it would tie nicely together into a great day downtown.
This store is just as cute online as it is in person. It's a tiny store, but it's almost bursting with the amount of makeup and skincare just waiting to be tried! The only thing that I splurged on this time, was an adorable lipstick. I knew that once I saw that they were heart-shaped on Elaine's blog that one was going to go home with me.
The packaging is adorable, and the colour is not near as vibrant as it looks - which is a good thing since I'm going to be wearing this to work. It's definitely more purple, but it's nice to have something different to add to the collection.
I should head back there and try some more products, but right now I have so much beauty products and samples to try out [and I don't need to really spend the money on that right now] that I should be good for the next couple months.
Have you heard of this brand, Holika Holika? Are you going to try some of their products? Let me know!
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
It's hard to believe that this coming weekend will mark one year living with Andrew. And since I'm still up for living with him still, I count that as a good thing. It doesn't seem like enough time has passed that we're already at a year.
I don't know about you, but I am impressed. Not about the fact that we're still living together [although, that's always a good thing], but the fact that there hasn't been too many crazy moments while we adjusted to each other's living habits.
Not to many changes though, we were practically living together when I was living on my own last year. I won't lie though, we both have extreme schedules that don't always allow for us to keep on top of some cleaning *cough dishes*, and sometimes the laundry gets a little out of control. And that annoys Andrew way quicker than it annoys myself.
We've both fallen into a comfortable state - that's not to say that I don't lose my shit every once in awhile. Usually over the same things - he makes some comment about my ability to clean the house and I explode saying that if you don't like it, do it yourself. Pretty fair, I think. If you don't like the way I don't do something, let me know so I can try to change, and then just do it yourself.
It's very heartening to know that even after a year, I am very content with our living situation. Fingers crossed that Andrew is too, but so far I've heard no major complaints. It's always a little disconcerting because if we did break up, what would I do? We currently live in a building that his parents own... would make it rather difficult. I don't like thinking about it.
On to happy thoughts again! Yay living together! Here's to another year.
Friday, July 11, 2014
I might not do a lot of shopping at Target, but when I do, it's for the shoes.
So, I've been a little bit naughty with my spending. This past month I've bought 2 different pairs of shoes for 2 different kind of events. But, both times, Target has come through for me.
The first pair was a pair of wedges for work. A basic black peep toe wedge that's good for summer and still able to wear with a pair of dress pants or a work skirt. Checked off everything on my list: not too high, comfortable, a wedge heel, looks good on and on the cheaper end of the spectrum.
The second pair was a bit of a splurge, and a total fluke buy that makes me think that they were made for me. I went to Michael Kors (similar to this one but different colours) first, and as much as I loved the shoes I tried on, I just wasn't sold. Maybe I am learning something about not being such a impulse shopper, and sticking to my budget of no-spending. They were on sale, and gorgeous. White, blue and brown strappy sandals. I walked away. Walking to my car, I have to walk through Target and spur of the moment [ok so maybe I haven't learnt anything] decided to have a walk through the shoe department. And that's when I saw them. A random pair lying around, and it was in my size. I couldn't find a box for it, I had no idea where they came from or the price. Then I saw the large sign saying SHOES 40% OFF. Score. They came home with me. I was extremely excited to break them out for the National Ballet's Mad Hot Gala 2 weeks ago.
What do you think of the shoes that I picked up? I should also mention that they were all under $30.00. Can it really get any better than that?