Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Goodbye Best Friend!

La buona mattina magnifica!

I hope everyone has had a great start to the week. I wanted to dedicate a blog post to my best friend Lauren. Today she's driving half way across the country to start up a new live in Nova Scotia! She's super brave for doing this, and I give her extreme props for doing it. I'm going to miss her very much, but I guess that just means I have to fly out to Nova Scotia to visit her!

This is my most recent picture of her and I. We've been best friends since our first year of college, so about 4 years now I think. Le sigh - she is literally my second half, and probably my more sane half, she has helped me out of a lot of situations, but has also been there to get in tons of trouble with me! I love her to bitsies!!

Her birthday is coming up, so I'm trying to think of a cool gift I could send to Nova Scotia that would help her in the big move! Any ideas? I definitely want to get her some Lollipop nail polish, I've decided it's my favourite. :)

Also - this morning I decided to try something new with my hair. Lauren e-mailed me a link to a pretty cool YouTube video about making waves in my hair... this is the end result:

What do you think?

Stay sweet.

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Weekend

Hi girls!

How was everyone's weekend?

I had a rather different weekend than usual. Usually C and I go out at least one of the nights, if not both, with friends for a few bevvy's... but this weekend we stayed pretty close to home, and it felt SO amazing.

On Friday night we spent it with my sister who's in Toronto vising, and we took her shopping downtown. She had a lot of fun, made a couple purchases and we took her home. The one thing that was surprising to me is that I didn't buy a single thing... Honest!! Ever since the new that we're going to NYC, I'm bound and determined to save money, pay off a lot of my credit card before we go, so that I don't have to worry... I'll talk more about my new ideas in a moment.

On Satruday I spent a lovely 2 hours in a walk-in clinic. I'm not going to openly talk about my sickness, but I got meds and am feeling much better already! We then did our bi-weekly grocery shop, and went home where I had a much needed nap and he caught up on some much needed "saving the world" time (aka. Video Games). That night we went to my cousins place for her birthday, sat outside with friends and talked all night. It was so relaxing and so nice not going out till the early morning hours... I think I'm going to try and NOT go out this coming weekend too!

Sunday was pretty low-key too. We had my sister come over again and we went to see the Blue Jays play some baseball. Unfortunately it was probably the worst baseball game I'd ever seen, so we left early so me and my sister could workout. After, we took her home, me and C made tacos! I love taco night, and because I love it so much, I totally overindulged and had such a gross feeling stomach all night. We ended up watching the VMA's in bed while playing scrabble on my Blackberry. It was really fun... I love low-key weekends!

Ok... so this is what I've decided to do when it comes to shopping/travelling/money. There was a bit of time at the beginning of the year when I wasn't making very good money, and I had to put a lot of money on my credit card. Well, now I'm making pretty good money, but I don't have any more money only because I'm now able to shop. So I think that I'm not going to induldge in the wonders of shopping (unless I need something... Like work pants for example, I've lost weight and the only pants I have always fall down when I walk - I clearly need new work pants).

I think as long as I refrain from going out to bars and clubs, it will really help. I have a goal to cut down my credit card by almost half before I go to NYC, but to still have lots of spending money. I can do this! I have to do this! I just keep thinking about how much money I'll have after I have no more credit card payments, and no more student loan payments... it will be GLORIOUS!!!!

Stay sweet.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Big Apple!

La buona mattina belle persone!

How is everyone doing this fine morning? I woke up to some of the best news I've heard in a while! C and I are officially going to New York City!!! I'm so excited, I've never been on a real trip anywhere outside of Canada before!

Have any of you been to New York before? I want advice as to what to do, and what to see... I know I want to go here:

I want one of those really cheesy pictures with me and C standing in front of it. Tacky - I KNOW, but I want to so badly :).

I also know I want to go and see this:

Annnnnnd I want to see this too:

There's so many things I want to do while I'm there... any suggestions of your favourite spots?

Stay sweet.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ciao Bella!!

Buona mattina mio bello!,

I hope everyone is having a favoloso day already!
Last night I got caught up in my book yet again... Eat, Pray, Love definitely makes me think about what I want to experience in life. And I've come to the conclusion that I'm pretty sure I want to learn basic Italiano...

Not only is this probably the most bello language I've ever heard (I didn't realize this really until Elizabeth was speaking about it in her book...) but how cool would it be to have a fairly normal conversation in Italian? If I knew Italian I would speak it at home all the time, just to confuse people! I also really enjoy learning, and I feel I need a new challenge since I've been out of college for almost 3 years now.

I've also convinced myself that I want to teach my tongue to enjoy a glass of red wine. I hear this is an aquired taste, and I want to aquire it.

Can you imagine? Having a glass of red wine while conversing in Italian? Swoooon! Sì per favore!.

What languages can you speak? I'm very horrible at what is supposed to be my second language, French. Honestly in school, I just hated it, I had (what I thought) were horrible teachers and I just had no interest in learning a new language. I honestly thought it would never come in handy in life... well I wish to lord at this point in time that I knew French. Even basic French... what a horrible mistake I had made!

So here is my chance to make up for it! Viva Italiano!!

Stay Sweet.