15 September 2014

Weekend Update!

Okay I didn't do a great job getting back into blogging last week but this is going to be harder than I first thought! I'm so out of practice with blogging I forget I was even going to blog half the time! So lets cross our fingers for a better week this week!

As I didn't bake/cook anything exciting last week I decided to just make this a ramble blog about my weekend. I'm adding Friday into this because we had our first client day of the semester on Friday. I got to do a roller set on one client and a cut and style on another! I was nervous about it before but the day went great and we all got through it amazingly! Job well done to all of us! After school was over I honestly just chilled for the rest of day because I was tired from the full week of school. Saturday, I have to say I didn't do that much either. I went to lunch with Erica and finished baby shower shopping for my friend Deena since Sunday I was going up to Halifax for the shower. Saturday night I was super cool and did laundry and homework! I know you're jealous but not all of us can be that cool! 

Sunday I was up and off around 10:30 with Erica to Halifax for the shower. The shower was so much fun and very well done by Deena's twin sister Dawn and mother Linda. Not only did I get to have a lovely time at the shower but I was able to spend some time with some of my favorite people. We had a great afternoon of chatter, games and shower food! I wish I lived closer so I could everyone more. I say this and my friends here I don't see enough either! Anyways it was a great weekend but never long enough! I could use for some more relaxing time but alas I will sleep when I'm dead right?

Hope everyone had a great weekend! xo


The Backstreet Girls!

08 September 2014

Make It Yourself Monday!

We are starting the week off on the right foot folks! Fingers crossed I can keep this up :) In case any of you are wondering I had a great first week back at school. We mainly were just getting back into the groove of things so this week will really be back to school. I know some you really want/like knowing about what I'm doing in school and how it is going so I plan to post updates about school mainly on Friday :)

Anyways, lets get into today's post which is a baking post! I won't lie to you but I made these cookies back in July thinking I would post about them before now but alas I haven't posted about them. They are probably one of my new favorite cookies! This is why I haven't made them since I first made them because they are so darn good! They are red velvet cookies and boy are they yummy! They are not that hard either it is just the waiting that makes them kind of annoying to bake. That being said they are totally worth it!

I found this recipe at Gonna Want Seconds (Pinterest to start). Check out Kathleen's site for more yummy recipes!

Ingredients

2 1/4 Cups - Flour
1/3 Cup - Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons - Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
1/2 Cup - Unsalted Butter, Softened
2 Ounces - Cream Cheese, Softened
1 1/2 Cup - Sugar
2 - Eggs, Large
2 Teaspoons - Red Food Color
1 Teaspoon - Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup - Powder Sugar



Directions
1.In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. Add sugar and cream until light and fluffy; a couple of minutes. Add eggs, food color and vanilla extract and mix until well combined. Gentle fold half the flour and cocoa mixture to the egg mixture until just incorporated, then fold in second half the same way. Place dough in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

3.Prehat oven to 350°F.

4. Form dough into 1 1/2 Tablespoon balls. Roll dough balls in powdered sugar and place on silpat lined cookie sheets.
5. Bake cookies in preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for approximately 15 minutes then transfer to wire racks and cool completely.

6. Try and not eat them all! So yummy!





01 September 2014

Slack Blogger? Not a summer blogger!

Yup, it is official I'm not a summer blogger! I had idea for posts but I never had/took the time to sit down and write them out. There was always something more fun/exciting/important to do!

Since it is September (WOAH! how did that happen already?) and school is back on Wednesday I figured it was time to get back into a nice routine and it will include blogging on a regular basis. Now, that being said this week probably won't have anymore posts because I will be busy with back to school stuff and just getting back into routine! I just wanted to come and say hi and yes I will be back! 

Now, I'm going to leave you with some of my pictures from August! Hope you're all having a great Labour Day weekend.










29 July 2014

Random Tuesday Post!

Yesterday I had every intention of blogging but my internet had other ideas! Every time I went to come and blog my internet decided it was good time to cut out so I'm crossing my fingers this will actually get posted today.

I don't have much to say today because I'm in bit of a blogging funk mainly because I keep wanting to do some beauty posts but it has been soooo muggy I can't do my make up the way I want it because it melting off me before I can finish it! I really wish I had AC but what can you do. Hopefully tomorrow I can do something since I actually have to get ready to leave the house! It is one more sleep until Erica is finally home! YAY!! This is by far the longest I have gone not seeing her and not really talking to her that much because of the time change and well she has been on the go! She text me yesterday saying I just saw Wicked without you...what is wrong with the world? We have seen Wicked together like 4 times! So it made us both sad we weren't together. I can't wait to see her and hear all her stories from her travels. 

Well this is kind of a useless blog post. I really wish I had more to say or something more interesting then this but alas I don't so we will end it here for today and I will talk to you again on Wednesday or Thursday :)

xo


25 July 2014

Friday!

I can't believe it already Friday! At the beginning of the week I was saying to my friend Justin that I thought it was going to be a long week but boy was I wrong! This week has flown by. I was going to post on Wednesday but well it was far too nice outside to be in on the computer so what can you do!? This is what I did all day on Wednesday....


I love summer! I don't enjoy the muggy weather we have been having but man when you can lay by the pool all day it doesn't even matter.

We are almost into the final countdown of Erica's trip and she will be home soon! I have missed her so much! It is hard when your partner in crime is away for almost a month! I'm excited to have her home soon! The dogs are going to go crazy! They have missed her so much. Gus especially hasn't been himself since she left. It is funny because they are mopey for a day or so when someone else goes but then they get over it but with Erica they have been bummed out the whole time!

Okay, I have some stuff to get done before lunch time so I should probably get my butt going and get it done! Hope you all had a great week and are going to have a great weekend!

xo

21 July 2014

Weekend Update!

What? Is this really happening? I'm actually giving a weekend update on Monday!! Miracles never cease to exist! I have to say I love summer weekends, yes I know all weekends are awesome but there is something but summer that just makes them better. This is probably because I love summer so much. This weekend was a lovely weekend full of family, friends, laughter, happiness and sun! 

This weekend I was lucky enough to be able to celebrate my friends' wedding. Myself and my friend Megan were also happy to do the hair and make up of the wedding party. Thanks for trusting us to that Natalie! Not that I'm bias but she looked so beautiful! The day was great! I got to spend the morning with the wedding party before rushing home to get myself ready for the wedding. The ceremony was lovely and everything seemed to go off without a hitch. The dinner and dance was great, the food was very good! It was a buffet of salmon, salads, beef, seafood chowder and biscuits. There was an assortment of desserts along with cupcakes. All of it was delicious! Then of course the dance was super fun! There was five of us there together from high school and we were all each others dates so it was a girls' night at the wedding and it was a lot of fun. The DJ played some great music and we danced most of the night away. Here are some pictures from Saturday.....

My hot wedding dates Andrea, Lydia, Danielle and Laura

Us again with the bride Natalie

The blushing bride and myself

Me and Danielle


Laura and Me

Lydia, Andrea and myself

View at the Pictou Lodge where they had the wedding dinner and dance.

On Sunday we headed down to my uncle Bill's cottage for some BBQ. My aunt Marjorie and uncle Paul are home for a visit so we all went there for a nice meal. I love being down on the shore and they have great spot down at the cottage. We all had a nice evening together and I got some good pictures on the beach. It was a great weekend and I hope you had a great weekend too. I will leave you with some pictures from Sunday evening.






xo

16 July 2014

Wordless Wednesday


One year and we all still miss you Talia Joy

"just keep swimming" 
-dory

14 July 2014

Having a gratitude attitude....


A few weeks ago my friend Sarah asked if anyone would participate in a gratitude chain she was going to do. I jumped on board right away because I love ideas like this. I find it too often we forget to say thank you to those closest to us because we assume they know we are thankful for them but really it something we all like to hear now and again.

For this gratitude attitude Sarah had people sign up then she was going to write a letter/note to those people and include a blank note card for us to give it to someone else thanking them for whatever we wanted to thank them for. I personally love getting mail so I was excited this was all going to be done by hand. I of course love the convenience of emails and all that jazz but I love when someone takes the time to write a hand written note or letter. When I got my letter from Sarah I was so happy to get it and she wrote me a sweet note (thank you Sarah) and I started thinking about who I wanted to give my note card to! It was hard to pick one person to get this awesome note card! Sarah did a great job designing them! I did finally pick someone but I can’t say who it is because I believe they read most of my blogs and I know it didn’t get to them yet as I’m sending it out tomorrow!

Remember everyone likes to hear thank you so say it even if it is just because.

Thank you for reading my blog, I honestly appreciate it.

xo

09 July 2014

Summer Lovin' Tag

Look at me posting again this week! You would think I was an actual blogger or something ;) Getting my hair colored today and I'm so excited! Needs to be done sooooo bad!! Can't wait until I can do it myself haha

The other day FleurdeForce posted a video on her YouTube channel of a Summer Lovin' Tag and I decided I should do it too! I tag everyone reading this to do it too :)


QUESTIONS

1. Summer lipstick you're loving? Since I can only wear it in the summer I will say Candy Yum Yum by MAC


2. Summer nail polish you're loving? I have really been loving Magnify by Sparitual but I currently have on Dreamsicle by Sparitual.

3. Bathing suit you're loving this summer? I actually haven't bought a new this year because I didn't need one but I'm really liking a couple of my bright ones, makes the tan look better :)

4. Favourite summer Frappuccino from Starbucks? I don't drink fraps but my favorite summer drink from Starbucks is the Passion Tea Iced Lemonade :)








5. Favourite fake tan? I haven't tried any I really like! I need to try the St Tropez one

6. Favourite summer song? hmmmm I haven't really found my summer jam yet but probably Problem by Ariana Grande

7. Favourite summer accessory? Long gold necklaces







8. Favourite summer fragrance/perfume? Jennifer Aniston's perfume love it (all seasons!)

9. Summer book you're loving? I have a couple of books I want to start but I'm not really reading anything right now

10. What are you most excited to do this summer? Just have a fun summer with family and friends since I don't really have much planned.

Okay I said I tag everyone reading this but I'm going to tag a couple of certain people too so I tag....

Brandi from the Realities of Brandi
Sara from the Duchess Diaries 
Steph from The Stephanews

07 July 2014

I'm Not a fan of.....

I guess I'm just going to start copying all of Brandi's posts! She did this a week or so ago and I liked it so I figured I would do it too.

So here are some things I'm not a fan of...

Tropical storms....Arthur was here this weekend and was just a pain in the bum! I don't like high winds and losing power which thankfully we didn't for long but still I don't like them.

Cooked carrots...I don't know why but they make me gag! I honestly can barely get them down so I eat raw carrots instead.

People who can't just let people like whatever they want...Example I enjoy Backstreet Boys always have always will, when someone asks me why I like them but whatever my answer is they don't accept because they don't like BSB so they can't see why anyone else would. This honestly drives me insane! Like what you like and lets others like whatever they want because guess what it DOESN'T effect you! I'm not tie you a chair and make you listen to BSB so shut it!

That being said I'm no fan of Taylor Swift but if you must like her go ahead hahaha

Birds...Yup, I have hate on for birds, I don't want to see a bird hurt or anything but they kind of freak me out!

Golf....Sorry I just can't....I don't get it and I don't want to thanks.

Bad Manners (taken from Brandi)...Seriously is it that hard to say please and thank you!? I always say Thank You when someone holds a door for me and yes I expect you to say it when I hold it for you but less and less you're hearing people say it! I have actually had someone grunt at me as a thank you before! Give me a break! Honestly, I wish people were nicer to each other!

Now, let me know what you're not a fan of? I'm nosy and I want to know okay :) Also and go and see Brandi :)