Sunday, December 30, 2012

Music // My Top 10 Songs of 2012.

I cannot believe 2012 is almost coming to an end. Seriously, where has the year gone?! Anyways, here are my top ten favorite songs that have come out this year (they are in no particular order). I had a really tough time narrowing them down because there were so many great ones this year. When I love a song, I tend to play it on repeat on Grooveshark for about a month. What were your favorite songs of 2012?

  1. David Guetta "Titanium"
  2. Calvin Haris "Feel So Close"
  3. Fun "We are Young"
  4. Katy Perry "Wide Awake"
  5. Carly Rae Jepson "Call Me Maybe"
  6. Gotye "Somebody that I Used to Know"
  7. The Wanted "I Found You"
  8. Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble"
  9. Fun "Some Nights"
  10. The Lumineers "Hey Ho"

Friday, December 28, 2012


>> Spending the holiday's in Calgary, Alberta. We arrived on the 23rd and its been in the -20 range the entire time. So far, we have only ventured outside twice. The first time was to get to the car, from the airport. And the second time was going out to visit some family. Apparently its only -3 today, so maybe we will go outside and enjoy all this snow and take some photos!

>> Cursing the dermatologist that decided I needed to have a mole removed on the 18th, one day before my birthday and five days before our holidays. Normally I visit the plastic surgeon to have moles removed because he stitches them up nicely and I don't need to worry about open wounds, etc. When I visited the dermatologist this year, he found one along my side, which is normally covered by my bra. He wanted to remove it so I thought I would give him the benefit of the doubt that it would be fine. HUGE mistake. I can't wear my bra without putting a band-aid or something on it to protect it. However, it turns out I am allergic to every piece of sticky thing that we put on my skin. So annoying!

>> Watching lots of new movies. We've been pretty lazy these past few days, which has been kind of annoying because I really want to venture outside, but its been too cold. As a result, we have been downloading a bunch of new movies to watch. Last night we watched Pitch Perfect and the night before we watched Ted. Both were pretty funny. 

>> Enjoying finally getting back into my blog. The past few weeks were crazy hectic with work and getting ready for the holidays. I've neglected my blog for too long, I'm sorry. Right now I am trying to get caught up with a bunch of unread posts from you all. I am also reading Blog Inc, which is giving me some great new ideas that I hope to follow through with in the new year. I really want to tap into my creative side and see what I can find...!

Pretty Palette.


I love this photos, and I love this color palette. So pretty!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

What I'm Listening To.

I’m amazing when you’re beside me 
I am so much more

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Blog Inc.

One of my favorite birthday presents was this book, Blog Inc. I have only read the first few pages, but so far, I love it! If you don't already own this book, I highly recommend that you jump on over to amazon, here and purchase it!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Source: via Chelsea on Pinterest

Today is my 29th birthday. Eeek, I am getting old!! 

Last night, D and I went out for a nice dinner to the Keg. With the crazy week that we have ahead, it was really nice going out just to the two of us. Tonight, my parents are taking us out for Sushi. Yumm! 

I will still probably be MIA for the next few days or so as we have multiple other family dinners this week before we head out of town. Hope everyone is having a GREAT week!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Free Holiday Coupon Book.

I have been searching high and low for some free printable holiday coupons. My search turned up few options, most of which weren't anything spectacular. Only one really stood out from the rest.

What You Need

  • Holiday coupon template 
  • Scissors 
  • Small hole punch 
  • Ribbon, cord, or twine
  • Marker or pen

For instructions and to download the template, jump over to Natalie's blog, Johnny in a Dress, here

If you have found any other amazing templates, please let me know!  

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's Almost Friday.

I cannot believe it's almost Friday. Seriously, where has the week gone. Work is very busy and by the time I get home, I am exhausted. Maybe its the weather (rain, rain and more rain), or maybe its because I am working six days a week. Either way, I am beyond exhausted; all I want to do is sleep. I have been totally MIA from my blog this week. 

Worked all day, came home, made dinner, and went to bed at like 10 pm.  

Worked half the day, stopped by my parents house, came home, watched Hart of Dixie (best episode ever!), made dinner, and went to bed.

Worked all day, rushed home, got dressed and went to my work's Christmas party, came home, and went to bed. 

Worked half the day, went to the chiropractor, waited over an hour for my appointment (was not impressed), stopped by my parents house, came home and picked up my boyfriend, stopped by the mall for some Starbucks and to pick up some Christmas presents, came home, made dinner, watched TV and now finally on my computer. 

We leave next weekend for two weeks, so this weekend and next week are going to be NUTS! I will apologize in advance for my lack of posts, and lack of replies! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Music // What I'm Listening To.

I belong with you,
you belong with me,
you're my sweetheart I belong with you,
you belong with me,
you're my sweet

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Recipe // Homemade Garlic Bread.


French bread loaf
Minced garlic
Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cut the bread into slices, approximately 1 inch thick and place on baking sheet.

3. In a small dish, melt butter (I normally use about 1 Tbsp for 5-6 slices) in the microwave. 

4. Mix together the minced garlic, Parmesan cheese and parsley with the melted butter. 

5. Put into oven for approximately 5 minutes until toasted. 

I love this recipe because its so simple to make and its super delicious! I normally eyeball the ingredients depending on how many slices of bread I decide to cook. For just the two of us, I normally only prepare 5 - 6 slices of french bread for a meal, using maybe 1 tbsp of butter, 1 clove of garlic, a spoonful of Parmesan cheese and a pinch or two of parsley. 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

What I'm Listening To.

Once upon a time a few mistakes ago
I was in your sights, you got me alone
You found me, you found me, you found me
I guess you didn't care, and I guess I liked that
And when I fell hard you took a step back
Without me...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


I only worked 4 hours. As much as I would love to work full-time, 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, I really enjoy sleeping in and having afternoons off. I think in the new year I may start looking for a new job because I am finding working 2 part-time jobs, 6 days a week, is wearing on  me. 

I had my monthly chiropractor appointment; I really don't know what I would do without him! Last week I had some blood work done and noticed on the report that one of the things was flagged. I have yet to hear from my doctor, but took my results to my chiropractor and he told me exactly what I needed to do to. 

I went home to visit my dog. As much as I love living with my boyfriend, I do miss living at home because of this handsome guy below. To help my mom out, I normally stop by the house once or twice a week to visit with him. 

I managed to get some Christmas shopping done, and even managed to wrap two presents to put under the tree. I am almost done buying presents for my family here, but still have to shop for D's family. His parents told us not to get them anything, which I refuse to do, and I haven't the slightest clue what to get his nephews (age 4 and 6) because they already have TONS of toys! 

I didn't turn my laptop on. I thought about it, but couldn't be bothered to walk over to the table to use it. Instead, I spent the evening relaxing and watching TV (specifically, Hart of Dixie). 

I am currently obsessed with Hart of Dixie, I don't think I have admitted this yet. I think its probably my top favorite shows that I am watching. The best part, my boyfriend will even sit down and watch it with me! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

I Can't Wait Until...

January 13th, 2013 -- the season 2 premier of GIRLS! If you haven't watched this show before, I recommend that you start, ASAP!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fettuccini with Rosé Sauce & Chicken.


Olivieri Rosé Sauce, 600 ml
Olivieri Fettuccini, 350 g
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts


1. Cut up chicken breasts into small pieces.

 2. Stir fry chicken pieces in approx 1 tbsp olive oil. When chicken is cooked, add rosé  sauce and let simmer.

3. Cook pasta as per directions on the package.

4. Mix sauce with pasta, and enjoy!

Olivieri pasta sauces are probably my favorite because they make cooking dinner so simple. I am not a huge fan of this sauce by itself, but find adding some chicken (and maybe a splash of white wine for flavour) makes for the perfect sauce!! We used to eat this meal at least once a month, but haven't had it in almost a year mainly because the grocery store replaced the Olivieri sauce with their own brand of sauce. I tried the store brand once, and will never buy it again. Enjoy!

Monday Motivation.