Thursday, December 01, 2016

::*::christmas:is:going:to:the:dogs::*::


"While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads"...
The above ^^^ is totally me. Except it's not sugar plums (what are sugar plums anyway??) but Toasted Coconut Turtles...and Reese Pecan Clusters. 
I'm dying for sweets...
In all reality it isn't THAT bad...I make it a lot worse then what it actually is. It just makes my excitement for a post comp cheat meal that much more exciting to think of. I am considering making a little notebook full of delicious foods. LOL. Or..what I could do, it just use Pinterest and share some yummy recipes on here that I want to try in the future (I haven't posted a recipe in such a long time!).
Bt that's for another time...right now, I want to talk about my passion. 
ANIMALS!!
Dogs, for this post, to be specific.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

::*::lil:update::*::

I always allow a million years to go by between posts...but honestly at this point it's allowed. 
Lots of new changes afoot, I think I may have mentioned before that I want to get my personal training certification and as much as I wanted to do that before the end of the year it's most likely going to be in the beginning of the New Year since right now I'm training for a bodybuilding competition...yes, that's right!! I am finally going after what I've always wanted to try. I hummed and haahed over it for the longest time but I finally decided to jump in with both feet. So here I am, on week 4 and seriously craving chocolate right now. Lol. 

Friday, November 04, 2016

::*::grateful::*::

With the help of a friend, I have come to a stark realization that despite my saying that I am grateful for things, I'm really not. 
Okay, that sounded completely wrong...
I am VERY grateful about things...but I need to let it be known. For example, Travis has been there for me through thick and thin - I really need to give the guy more credit. And I also need to tell him a lot more how much I really appreciate him. It isn't fair if we coast through our relationship together without truly appreciating what the other has to offer. 
This doesn't just have to apply to relationships, it can be friendships, family relationships as well - even a relationship between a furry friend. 
You can be grateful for pasta, transportation, your favorite mascara, the sunrise & sunset, the internet, electricity, running water....
The possibilities are really endless. 
But it's also important to let the world know what it is you're grateful for. You can't just harbor those feelings inside and not say anything - that's pointless! So I know that I've done gratitude lists in the past...but I also just quit after a list or two...I think it's important for us to do this every single day.

Now I know that many people dislike the Kardashians {immensely} but there is one thing that I used to see on their show that I could appreciate and that was when they sat at the dinner table they would tell of a low point and high point to their day. They would call it the Peak and the Pit...or the Pit & the Peak...whatever way you choose to go. I think that's important to do as well..instead of always being a negative nancy and complaining about how our days were crap and could have gone better we should also embrace the positive. 
It also teaches us that the good really does outweigh the bad...because no matter how shitty your day got, it always got better...and I'm sure you felt loads better after realizing the peak of your day than the pit.
It's a great chance to put some perspective into our lives.


This man is my rock. I wouldn't be where I am today without his support and his help. We're like any other normal couple though, we go through our fair share of frustrating periods as well as love-dove filled months. I am so grateful to have him in my life. And I mean, look at that face. Pretty irresistible if I do say so myself. I am one lucky lady!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

::*::belated:halloween::*::


Happy {BELATED} Halloween!!!

Wow...I can't believe that it's already the first of November! Where has this year gone? SO SO much as happened so far...but nothing we can't touch base on near the end of the year...which is only two months away! So crazy...
I really wanted to get into Fall this year, but just like that *poof* - it has come, and almost gone. Although the Fall foliage is still in full bloom and looking as pretty as ever, it's only a matter of time before all these leaves simultaneously drop to the ground and will soon be covered by that "white stuff". LOL. 
To be quite honest with you, I am very much looking forward to Winter this year...not necessarily the sub-zero temperatures as much as the peacefulness of the snow fall. I am really looking forward to that. I'm not sure why all of a sudden I've got this warmth towards the wintry season. 
Maybe it's because of Christmas? I always say I'm going to do Christmas up big every year and hardly ever do. I know for sure that after today...maybe this coming weekend, or next I will be for sure decorating for Christmas! This year I would love to get a REAL tree as well - so that the entire house smells like convivial frosted pine and cinnamon. GAH, I just love that smell. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

::-::massive:update:&:books::-::

My kind of night...every night. Protein balls & tea. :) 
Fall is basically here...I mean, it isn't technically Fall just yet but the other day it sure felt like it. I have the candles going, the Fall smells everywhere, splashes of oranges and browns all over the place in our townhome...definitely looking forward to the leaves changing their colours. 
That is definitely one thing I really miss about our old apartment...the {fake} fireplace that we had...and just being able to see all the amazing colours the trees turned into just outside of our window. We have trees at our new place, but of course the view isn't the same. At all. But we are so much happier here, that's for sure. We definitely will never go back into an apartment. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

::autumnal:bliss::



Fuzzy feelings are starting to come up for me...
Which could only mean...
THAT AUTUMN IS AROUND THE CORNER!! 
Yes, that's right. If you know me well, you know that I am obsessed with Fall...and not in your typical "first world problem white girl with the thigh high boots and pumpkin spiced latte in hand" sorta way...but more in the...actually, why don't we make a list? I am loving listography (if that even a word?!) so...I'll tell you what it is about Fall that I am absolutely in love with...
Because to tell you the truth, it never used to be my favorite season. I would always choose Spring or Summer over Fall or Winter any day. But now, I just love everything about it and look forward to it like craaaazy!
This list is in no particular order.