CAN I HANDLE THIS...? CHALLENGE NUMBER TWO

Thursday, October 02, 2014

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What fun is just one challenge for the month of October? Why not add in a second!

I'm joining in on Paige's (Little Nostalgia) No Shopping Challenge. Hopefully with school, I won't have time to frequent the mall so it should all run smoothly. Hopefully.

I do have a tendency to run errands at Walmart, and an hour later find myself in a Forever 21 change room with an armload of clothes. I swear, I have no idea how I get there. Every. Time. 
And I'll be honest, my closet is overflowing and does not need any new items. Last winter, my entire top shelf and rack pulled out of the wall and came crashing down due to the weight. Yes, that happened. I don't plan to let that happen again anytime soon.

Here's to challenging myself this month, majorly.

I'm keeping this short and sweet since I have to brainstorm some logo ideas for my graphic design class.

IF I WON THE LOTTO...

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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And here it is, October.

You're here with you coloured leaves, your crisp evenings and the threat of real jackets and scarves. Aside from that, I can't believe that I have been in school a month already. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was nervous and contemplating the endless outfit choices for the first day.
Anyways, along with a new month comes the Blogtober Challenge! Here's to day one.

If I won the lotto...

I would design and build our dream home, somewhere that has trees and where you can't touch your neighbours house if you hang out your upstairs window by your toes. Somewhere that has a yard with a sandbox and a real mailbox. You know those mailboxes that people paint and decorate? Yeah, one of those.

Next would probably be a second vehicle. Nothing fancy or in particular, just a second one.

Vacation. First a trip to Disneyland, then maybe San Francisco and then Uganda to visit my Aunt and Uncle.

There would probably be other superficial splurges like countless pairs of shoes, new couches, etc. But once the novelty wears off...

I don't know. The possibilities seem endless.

Maybe open up my own business/company. Something along the lines of an eBook publishing house, or a graphic design company.

Take some time off to try and write a book.

The longer I sit here with my fingers over the keys, the longer the list will become. I'll live it here, so I have more time to read other Blogtober posts.

BLOGTOBER 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Daily Tay

September is coming to a close and I am settling into my life of a student routine with late mornings and late nights. As a challenge to myself, to write more, blog more, and to remember to constantly push myself towards my dreams and goals, I have decided to partake in Blogtober: Blog Every Day in October Challenge put on by Taylor (The Daily Tay) and Helene (Helene in Between). Thank you ladies! If you don't already follow these ladies blogs, start following. They always inspire me to write more often and never fail to make me laugh or crack a smile, even on bad days. 

Below are the posts prompts for every single day in October. I vow that I will post every day, and if I have a lot on my mind, maybe twice a day. Especially since October is the month of fall activities that I love and adore. 

Good luck everyone!

Ps. If you aren't planning to participate, now would be a good time to say YES to the challenge. It's only a month :)

Day 1. If you won the lottery you'd 
Day 2. Dream job when you were little/ what is it now?
Day 3. One Thing You Can't Live Without 
Day 4. Favorite Photo You've Posted on Instagram 
Day 5. Your Fall Bucket List
Day 6. 10 Things You'd tell yourself when you started blogging
Day 7. Best/Worst Vacation
Day 8. Letter To Yourself in 10 Years
Day 9. Best or Worst Halloween Memory #TBT
Day 10. I never thought blogging would...
Day 11. If you were president
Day 12. Best advice you've been given
Day 13. Favorite Fall recipe
Day 14. Funniest memory from childhood
Day 15. Favorite quote and why
Day 16. Fall fashion
Day 17. I'm an expert at...
Day 18. Share A Secret About You
Day 19. What makes you happy
Day 20. Your biggest fear
Day 21. Dream Vacation 
Day 22. Your Pet Peeves
Day 23. Favorite instagram editing apps/ or editing tools for your blog
Day 24. One Beauty Product You Can't Live without
Day 25. Favorite book
Day 26. Who'd play you in a movie
Day 27. A Letter to your Younger Self
Day 28. Things You're Superstitious about
Day 29. Most Embarrassing Moment
Day 30. Facts About You
Day 31. Halloween Costume Reveal 

I MISS HAVING A REAL FIREPLACE

Monday, September 29, 2014

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You know, the ones with a real chimney of red stone bricks that constantly emits a smell of smokey cedar. The ones where you have to bring the chopped wood logs in from outside and stack them on the hearth, leaving bits of wood and bark all over. The kind of fireplace where you have to use paper and matches, building then into the shape of a teepee while blowing on the small little embers until it magically takes light. The crackling sound the logs make, and the sweet smokey smell that fills the house. The kind where you wouldn't dare rest anything close to those bricks except your feet, and even then you could be getting dangerously close.

That is a fireplace.

And I miss it.


4:30AM CHATS ARE THE BEST ONES

Monday, September 22, 2014



With the end of week three behind me, I am in full swing with school and my new schedule. Am I completely use to it? No. I enjoy the freedom of heading into the school early to catch up on work but I don't enjoy the late nights and the feeling loneliness that comes with rarely seeing your friends or boyfriend.

With our conflicting schedules, we live for the weekends which is never something I have enjoyed. Who wants to only enjoy two out of seven days? That just doesn't fly with me. We have our ten minutes in the car ride from the sky train to the house which consists of a lot of yawning, 'I'm sleepy' and the basic 'how was your day?'. By the time either of us tries to get out a word to start a real adult conversation, we are pulling into the driveway. For him, it's straight to bed since he has a 5:30am start. For me, it's boil the kettle and get ready for the next three hours of studying till I fall asleep, face into the computer.

Wednesday morning last week, he leaned over me in bed to check the time. It was 4:30am. I snuggled into the blankets deeper, knowing that I had four glorious hours of sleep left. What I thought would be a check-the-time-and-roll-over-situation turned into, 'are you awake?'. I am now.

And we ended up having one of the best conversations we had all week until 5:30am. We talked about anything and everything, from our days, to new friends, what  I was learning in class and wanting to make buttermilk waffles on the weekend. Despite the forsaken hour of the morning that it was, it was nice.

AN OVERCAST DAY AND AN OVERCAST MOOD

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'm currently in a not-so-happy mood waiting for my iPhone to update so I can crawl into bed. Today is the first gloomy day we've had this September and the damper on the weather has reflected my mood. One thing after another just irked me today, so I thought I would make a short list and hopefully by the end of composing this, my iPhone will be ready.

(Speaking towards my prof today in lecture) No, I don't understand why there are 256 colours and did someone just say 2 to the power of something? I'm sorry, did I walk into the wrong class room? This is supposed to be Photoshop, not math. I don't do math.

I know how to analyze and interpret.  I did an entire four year world literature degree that taught me how to analyze and interpret everything around me. That car is red. I can give you a whole list of reasons why and what it means. I can't say why I like something on a book cover without analyzing every connotation behind it. And that should be okay! (I should get bonus marks really. In my opinion anyways.)

I need more sleep but isn't that always the case.

Not seeing your friends makes you feel lonely. And text messages are not the same.

Why do iPhones take so lonnnggg to do an iOs update? Am I even going to be that impressed with the results when it's complete? Probably not.

Here's to a better day tomorrow, and it's Friday. All smiles over here.

SCHOOL, SCHOOL, SCHOOL

Friday, September 05, 2014


Week one of school, complete.

1. I won a free Starbucks card in a swag bag at orientation. No complaints here since that means three PSL's, for free.

2. I missed school. A lot. Being back in a classroom after two years of working, I realized how much  I actually missed it. I love to learn and always have.

3. It's nice, wonderful actually, to be surrounded by others who have the same passions and dreams.

4. It's also nice to be surrounded by others who have all taken degrees that at one point or another, someone has asked them 'what do you do with that?'. And now here we all are, doing something with that degree and getting another one. We all have a small sense of drive to prove them wrong.

5. It's Friday and the first weekend where I have... homework. I don't feel overwhelmed yet since it's only been the first week of orientation, these are the rules, here is your syllabus, etc. The chaos will start shortly but it's exciting chaos. Also, this whole starting class at 1:30pm and getting home at 9:30pm is exhausting. I cannot wait for my body to sync with this schedule.

6. No eating in computer labs -- that doesn't work for me. I feel like I'm shamed out into the hall to eat my celery sticks on break.

Happy Weekend everyone!

Ps. Just got home from date night which consisted of ice cream (I got a peanut buster parfait to be exact) and a movie in a wonderfully air conditioned movie theatre with a bag of popcorn to myself. Happiness.



The Farmer's Wife

Thursday, October 02, 2014

CAN I HANDLE THIS...? CHALLENGE NUMBER TWO

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What fun is just one challenge for the month of October? Why not add in a second!

I'm joining in on Paige's (Little Nostalgia) No Shopping Challenge. Hopefully with school, I won't have time to frequent the mall so it should all run smoothly. Hopefully.

I do have a tendency to run errands at Walmart, and an hour later find myself in a Forever 21 change room with an armload of clothes. I swear, I have no idea how I get there. Every. Time. 
And I'll be honest, my closet is overflowing and does not need any new items. Last winter, my entire top shelf and rack pulled out of the wall and came crashing down due to the weight. Yes, that happened. I don't plan to let that happen again anytime soon.

Here's to challenging myself this month, majorly.

I'm keeping this short and sweet since I have to brainstorm some logo ideas for my graphic design class.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

IF I WON THE LOTTO...

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And here it is, October.

You're here with you coloured leaves, your crisp evenings and the threat of real jackets and scarves. Aside from that, I can't believe that I have been in school a month already. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was nervous and contemplating the endless outfit choices for the first day.
Anyways, along with a new month comes the Blogtober Challenge! Here's to day one.

If I won the lotto...

I would design and build our dream home, somewhere that has trees and where you can't touch your neighbours house if you hang out your upstairs window by your toes. Somewhere that has a yard with a sandbox and a real mailbox. You know those mailboxes that people paint and decorate? Yeah, one of those.

Next would probably be a second vehicle. Nothing fancy or in particular, just a second one.

Vacation. First a trip to Disneyland, then maybe San Francisco and then Uganda to visit my Aunt and Uncle.

There would probably be other superficial splurges like countless pairs of shoes, new couches, etc. But once the novelty wears off...

I don't know. The possibilities seem endless.

Maybe open up my own business/company. Something along the lines of an eBook publishing house, or a graphic design company.

Take some time off to try and write a book.

The longer I sit here with my fingers over the keys, the longer the list will become. I'll live it here, so I have more time to read other Blogtober posts.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BLOGTOBER 2014

The Daily Tay

September is coming to a close and I am settling into my life of a student routine with late mornings and late nights. As a challenge to myself, to write more, blog more, and to remember to constantly push myself towards my dreams and goals, I have decided to partake in Blogtober: Blog Every Day in October Challenge put on by Taylor (The Daily Tay) and Helene (Helene in Between). Thank you ladies! If you don't already follow these ladies blogs, start following. They always inspire me to write more often and never fail to make me laugh or crack a smile, even on bad days. 

Below are the posts prompts for every single day in October. I vow that I will post every day, and if I have a lot on my mind, maybe twice a day. Especially since October is the month of fall activities that I love and adore. 

Good luck everyone!

Ps. If you aren't planning to participate, now would be a good time to say YES to the challenge. It's only a month :)

Day 1. If you won the lottery you'd 
Day 2. Dream job when you were little/ what is it now?
Day 3. One Thing You Can't Live Without 
Day 4. Favorite Photo You've Posted on Instagram 
Day 5. Your Fall Bucket List
Day 6. 10 Things You'd tell yourself when you started blogging
Day 7. Best/Worst Vacation
Day 8. Letter To Yourself in 10 Years
Day 9. Best or Worst Halloween Memory #TBT
Day 10. I never thought blogging would...
Day 11. If you were president
Day 12. Best advice you've been given
Day 13. Favorite Fall recipe
Day 14. Funniest memory from childhood
Day 15. Favorite quote and why
Day 16. Fall fashion
Day 17. I'm an expert at...
Day 18. Share A Secret About You
Day 19. What makes you happy
Day 20. Your biggest fear
Day 21. Dream Vacation 
Day 22. Your Pet Peeves
Day 23. Favorite instagram editing apps/ or editing tools for your blog
Day 24. One Beauty Product You Can't Live without
Day 25. Favorite book
Day 26. Who'd play you in a movie
Day 27. A Letter to your Younger Self
Day 28. Things You're Superstitious about
Day 29. Most Embarrassing Moment
Day 30. Facts About You
Day 31. Halloween Costume Reveal 

Monday, September 29, 2014

I MISS HAVING A REAL FIREPLACE

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You know, the ones with a real chimney of red stone bricks that constantly emits a smell of smokey cedar. The ones where you have to bring the chopped wood logs in from outside and stack them on the hearth, leaving bits of wood and bark all over. The kind of fireplace where you have to use paper and matches, building then into the shape of a teepee while blowing on the small little embers until it magically takes light. The crackling sound the logs make, and the sweet smokey smell that fills the house. The kind where you wouldn't dare rest anything close to those bricks except your feet, and even then you could be getting dangerously close.

That is a fireplace.

And I miss it.


Monday, September 22, 2014

4:30AM CHATS ARE THE BEST ONES



With the end of week three behind me, I am in full swing with school and my new schedule. Am I completely use to it? No. I enjoy the freedom of heading into the school early to catch up on work but I don't enjoy the late nights and the feeling loneliness that comes with rarely seeing your friends or boyfriend.

With our conflicting schedules, we live for the weekends which is never something I have enjoyed. Who wants to only enjoy two out of seven days? That just doesn't fly with me. We have our ten minutes in the car ride from the sky train to the house which consists of a lot of yawning, 'I'm sleepy' and the basic 'how was your day?'. By the time either of us tries to get out a word to start a real adult conversation, we are pulling into the driveway. For him, it's straight to bed since he has a 5:30am start. For me, it's boil the kettle and get ready for the next three hours of studying till I fall asleep, face into the computer.

Wednesday morning last week, he leaned over me in bed to check the time. It was 4:30am. I snuggled into the blankets deeper, knowing that I had four glorious hours of sleep left. What I thought would be a check-the-time-and-roll-over-situation turned into, 'are you awake?'. I am now.

And we ended up having one of the best conversations we had all week until 5:30am. We talked about anything and everything, from our days, to new friends, what  I was learning in class and wanting to make buttermilk waffles on the weekend. Despite the forsaken hour of the morning that it was, it was nice.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

AN OVERCAST DAY AND AN OVERCAST MOOD

I'm currently in a not-so-happy mood waiting for my iPhone to update so I can crawl into bed. Today is the first gloomy day we've had this September and the damper on the weather has reflected my mood. One thing after another just irked me today, so I thought I would make a short list and hopefully by the end of composing this, my iPhone will be ready.

(Speaking towards my prof today in lecture) No, I don't understand why there are 256 colours and did someone just say 2 to the power of something? I'm sorry, did I walk into the wrong class room? This is supposed to be Photoshop, not math. I don't do math.

I know how to analyze and interpret.  I did an entire four year world literature degree that taught me how to analyze and interpret everything around me. That car is red. I can give you a whole list of reasons why and what it means. I can't say why I like something on a book cover without analyzing every connotation behind it. And that should be okay! (I should get bonus marks really. In my opinion anyways.)

I need more sleep but isn't that always the case.

Not seeing your friends makes you feel lonely. And text messages are not the same.

Why do iPhones take so lonnnggg to do an iOs update? Am I even going to be that impressed with the results when it's complete? Probably not.

Here's to a better day tomorrow, and it's Friday. All smiles over here.

Friday, September 05, 2014

SCHOOL, SCHOOL, SCHOOL


Week one of school, complete.

1. I won a free Starbucks card in a swag bag at orientation. No complaints here since that means three PSL's, for free.

2. I missed school. A lot. Being back in a classroom after two years of working, I realized how much  I actually missed it. I love to learn and always have.

3. It's nice, wonderful actually, to be surrounded by others who have the same passions and dreams.

4. It's also nice to be surrounded by others who have all taken degrees that at one point or another, someone has asked them 'what do you do with that?'. And now here we all are, doing something with that degree and getting another one. We all have a small sense of drive to prove them wrong.

5. It's Friday and the first weekend where I have... homework. I don't feel overwhelmed yet since it's only been the first week of orientation, these are the rules, here is your syllabus, etc. The chaos will start shortly but it's exciting chaos. Also, this whole starting class at 1:30pm and getting home at 9:30pm is exhausting. I cannot wait for my body to sync with this schedule.

6. No eating in computer labs -- that doesn't work for me. I feel like I'm shamed out into the hall to eat my celery sticks on break.

Happy Weekend everyone!

Ps. Just got home from date night which consisted of ice cream (I got a peanut buster parfait to be exact) and a movie in a wonderfully air conditioned movie theatre with a bag of popcorn to myself. Happiness.



The Farmer's Wife
 

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