Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Weekend Visit To The St. Lawrence Market, My Love of Vintage Films & Workouts This Week!


Good morning Beautiful,

This is a change for me! Usually I blog at night on Sunday’s but I decided to do it now to get it off my check list for the day! I’m doing laundry at the same time so my apologies for running back and forth (I know you can’t tell, but whatever). I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I slept crappy last night for some reason so I’m a bit tired today... maybe that calls for an afternoon nap? We’ll see. 

Friday night was super low key and fun. I spent the majority of the night finishing up my first course of my Holistic Nutritionist program! 



Wooooohooooooo!!!! I started doing the test on Friday night but I was tired and it’s a long test, 114 multiple choice questions. The test is all open book so obviously I’m looking up every single question in my text and getting the answers right. It’s time consuming and my eyes were hurting by the time I got to the third question. I packed up and Carlton and I spent the rest of the night eating the Jamaican food we ordered and watched How I Met Your Mother over a couple of ceasars. It was faaaantastic. The Jamaican food is so unreal. We get it at Jerk King at Bloor and Bathurst. I got curry chicken and I also stole a piece of jerk chicken that Carlton got. Mmmm.... I think Jamaican is my favourite type of cultural cuisine. What’s your favourite?

Yesterday myself and Carlton went to the St. Lawrence Market! It was so fun, neither of us had ever been there before... I took my camera with me in hopes that I’d get a few shots. I’m an obvious amateur at this photography thing because for whatever reason I felt awkward every time I snapped a photo among the sea of people and vendors. I did manage to grab a few shots of our trip though!

Hello there. Carlton in the elevator.

Our neighbourhood!

Our Neighbourhood!

He's a bit frustrated with Toronto drivers. :) Aren't we all.

City view.

Daisies!

Sausage vendor. Every type of sausage ever.

Candy!

A shot of a part of the market

Cheeeeeeese!!
I picked up some gorgeous strawberries and blueberries and some pomegranate seeds! They are one of my favourite things to eat, and I ate them all last night after dinner. I guess there are worse things I could binge eat, I’m just mostly sad that all of my pomegranate seeds are gone :(. When we got home from the market I put on a vintage movie, Desk Set with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. If you don’t know already, I LOVE vintage movies and vintage movie stars. My idol is Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly comes in at a close second. I actually went to see the Grace Kelly Exhibit when it came to the TIFF Bell Lightbox here in Toronto last year. I saw a lot of different letters written to her and from her, a lot of her outfits and accessories and I think the coolest of all was seeing her wedding dress and shoes. She was beautiful.


Anywho, Desk Set is a movie I own which came in a set of about 15 vintage movies that I got for Christmas last year... it’s so cool! It was made in 1959, it’s in colour and I just love it. It’s so innocent and the fashions are so clean cut and classy. However I fell asleep during the movie, not because it was boring because it’s totally not, I was just tired! I woke up and started doing more of my test. I got to page 16 and called it a day - so it’s on my “to-do” list today to finish my test so I can send it in for marking tomorrow!

So now we’re at Sunday - and I’ve been up since 7. I woke up and figured it didn’t make sense to go back to bed so I snuggled up on the couch and watched Dawson’s Creek. Once I decided to get up and be productive, I got the laundry started, I’m blogging and watching Bus Stop on Netflix, with Marilyn Monroe! Netflix has a classic movies section which I watch quite often! 


Carlton and I are going to the gym later today and then it’s testing time! Speaking of the gym, how did your workouts go this week?? This is what mine were:

Monday - 4.5km run outside
Tuesday - Resistance Training workout
Wednesday - 3ish km run because my blood sugars went low
Thursday - Dirty 30 HIIT Workout from fitinheels.com
Friday - 5.6km run outside in -13 degree weather
Saturday - Rest day
Sunday - Either upper body weights, or just run on treadmill. I’m undecided right now.

Not bad huh? I think the hardest workout of the week was the run outside on Friday because it was SO damn cold. This week is hopefully just as successful as last week in terms of workouts. My first “race” of 2013 is this Saturday in Whitby with Michelle from pushpumpprogress.com. It’s just a fun run, it’s not chipped or anything but it still counts! It’s 5km and at the end you get some cards and have to make the best poker hand you can. Cool right? Then afterwards we’ll be having a girls night with wine and gossip - good times!

If you haven’t noticed already, my lil’ ol blog looks a bit different than normal. I entered a giveaway on the Bi-annual Blogathon blog and won access to a learning portal of how to design blogs! I read through all the lessons and got myself access to some websites so I’m able to design a bunch of different ways and this was the third attempt at a new blog design that I came up with. What do you think? I’d love feedback! I’m thinking about putting a new tab up with some prices for designs for anyone who’d be interested in having me design their blog for them. I have a lot of great ideas and I think I’d be good at it! 

How was your weekend? Did you get out and about or stay in all weekend? Did you workout or take a rest? Tell me lots! 


15 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah! I came over from the Greatist FB page...your blog design looks great, you did an amazing job, I love how clean and fresh it looks!

    I definitely think you should consider doing it for other people, I've actually been looking into purchasing a custom design for my blog and would love to know what you are thinking of charging if you decide to do it.

    Thanks!
    Danielle

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    1. Hi Danielle!! Thanks so much for the compliments, and glad you found my blog! I love having new visitors! :). I will be adding a new page called "designs" later today, although I don't have a huge portfolio to share... just some stuff I played around with before I decided on this one! I will include prices as well! :) Thanks for the interest!! S xoxo

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  2. LOVE the new blog layout, you did a great job! It's so clean and pretty!

    Looks like you had a fun weekend. I spent my weekend working around the house. I have been working late so much this month at work that my house has been so neglected. We also bought a new TV and cabinet. So we spent yesterday mounting it on the wall and working in the family room.

    I am finally getting to run today, I have an 8 mile run planned and it is a gorgeous day in South AL! I cant wait to get out there and run!!

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    1. Hey Holly! How did your run go? Is it cold whre you are?? Hopefully the tv got up ok! So exciting!!

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  3. your new header looks awesome!! love the grapefruit! and great job with your workouts this week! for some reason, i cracked up really hard at the sausage vendor photo. maybe im immature.. maybe it was the way you worded "every type of sausage ever." ... maybe im just tired. hahaha. either way, thanks for the laugh! have a great day, beauty! <3

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    1. Hey Jenna! Glad you like the layout! Haha, the sausage picture is pretty random, I'm sure you're not the only one that laughed at it! :) xoxo

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  4. LOVE spending a Saturday morning on a St Lawrence Market! So fun! What a perfect weekend!

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    1. It IS so fun!! Who knew?! I'll be going back often!

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  5. Great layout!! I love your weekend pics too!

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  6. New layout looks great. I especially like your social media buttons and how they use the same color palette as the rest of the site. They match very well!

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    1. Thanks David!! I did that on purpose! :). Kept the font pink because, well... I like pink and it gives it a feminine touch! :)

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  7. I love the St Lawrence market!!! That is one of the reasons why I wish I lived in Toronto!!!! Glad to hear you guys had fun!!!

    Love the new look for the blog - great work doing it on your own, seriously it is really impressive :)

    xo Lauren

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  8. Sounds like a fun weekend! I love the St. Lawrence :) My office is only a few blocks away so I will often pass through there on the way home - so spoiled.

    last week was pretty good in workouts for me as well - I made it through 3 sessions with my Temporary trainer (I'm convinced the Sadist will be rejoining me at some point) and was suitably exhausted after each one. I tried a yoga studio in the east end that is literally 3 minutes from my house - it was a hatha/anusara course and I LOVED IT. I was able to get up into a headstand (slightly assisted) for the first time and felt that it was the best match ever to all my running! I also made it out for a few chilly runs which so far have been really enjoyable - but I'm definitely just hitting the treadmill today!

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  9. Blog is looking cute! And yayy for fun camera pictures! :)

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