Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween !

Hey everyone! I was supposed to go to a Halloween party tonight, but I have a bad cold :( That's ok though..I've already been to 2 great ones! I'm just chilling at home in my warm jammies, watching some TV :)

Yesterday was my parents 25th wedding was so much fun! It was held at their law firm (they are both attorneys in the same firm)..and there was s much great food!! Here's a pic of My mom, dad, me and my 3 little cousins before we left for their party :)

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So I think Halloween night I am just gonna chill at home and hand out candy to the little ones..I love to see all the different costumes :)

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I love Salmon Sashimi! One of my favorites for sure.

I also found a Shoppers drug mart that was selling Clif bars for 70 cents each! I got 10 of them :) Tomorrow morning I am waking up early to go swimming. I haven't done it in a week. I've been so lazy lately! I have to snap out of it!

I hope you all have a

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Be safe!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween !!!

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Happy almost Halloween!

Sorry haven't updated in awhile..been soo busy. First off, my headache FINALLY went away :) Second, I went to not one, but 2 awesome Halloween parties this week..and 2 more to go :) I'll have some pics at the end of this post, my silly costumes and all :)

So I have a few reviews to do on some awesome Natures Path cereals I got :)

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Nature's path crunchy vanilla sunrise. This cereal has such a great vanilla flavor! There are also flakes, puffs and some granola clusters! It was absolutely delicious..I highly recommend this :)

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Natures Path Crunchy Maple Sunrise. This one had the exact same flakes, puffs and granola as the vanilla, but I wasn't digging this flavor as much. I found it a little too sweet and too much of a strong maple flavor...but if you are a huge fan of maple, then you will love this!

I also have the Natures path Flax Plus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch, which I haven't tried yet, but will very soon!

I've been so into oatmeal in the morning..I crave it almost every day. Pumpkin oat bran with honeycrisp apples and almond butter. Yum. You seriously gotta try it. There are so many options with oatmeal, you can top it with almost anything you like! It's very filling and healthy!

my other new obsession? kale chips. I eat these everyday! I bring a bagful for lunch, and I eat them as a snack in the evening if I'm hungry. Delicious!

I also went on major shopping spree at Forever 21 today! I'll post what I bought tomorrow!

Day off tomorrow!! yay

Here are the Halloween pic from Party 1, where I'm not too sure what I was supposed to be dressed as!

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and party number 2..where I was a little Devil ;)

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Sorry so many pics!!

Off to read your blogs, watch some tv, then SLEEP!!! Have a great Wednesday!


Saturday, October 24, 2009


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I have had a BAD headache for the past 24 hours and it's still going strong :( I don't know what's causing it, and aspirin, Advil and so on is not making it any better. So I promise when it is gone I will do a great post. I am off to rest again. Have a great day!


Heather at Health, Happiness and Hope is having an awesome giveaway! Clicky the link below to enter!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Hello :)
Hope you all had a lovely Tuesday! so not much going on so I thought I would share my top 3 fave things in different things :) Here we go!!

TV Shows
1. Gossip Girl
2. Law and Order SVU
3. the Office

1. 13 Going on 30
2. legally Blonde
3. Sweet Home Alabama

1. Bananas
2. Apples
3. Kiwi

1. Kale
2. Spinach
3. Peppers

Makeup Brands
1. MAC
3. Benefit

Fave singers/groups
1. Britney Spears ( I love her!!)
2. Oasis
3.Justin Timberlake

Wow, I guess that's about it, ha ha.
I made the Pumpkin Bread yesterday! It was sooo delicious!! My friends were over and they ate tons! And I made yet another roasted butternut squash for dinner! This could very well be one of my fave things too!!

Tomorrow is a long day, no work but helping a friend move! It will be an all day thing for sure :)

I will have a longer post tomorrow for sure :) I leave you with a pic of me and some friends after work this evening :) have a great Wednesday!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Monday Monday

Happy Monday Bloggers! Day off of work today! yay!

The weather here is gorgeous fall weather!! Sunny and very chilly :) I love it.

I had an awesome weekend. Went to a friends going away best friend Ashley is moving away for 6 months, she's going to be living in Spain. I'm so happy for her but sad at the same time :( I took a few silly pics, which I will post at the end :)

I got new glasses on Friday because wearing my contacts have been bothering me a lot lately. So without further adieu, here is a pic of me in my new glasses, please be honest, cause I can return them! Keep in mind I look somewhat hideous in this pic, as it was taken 10 minutes ago, and I only just woke up half an hour ago!

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Ha ha, could I have posed any dorkier? Keep in mind, these are mainly only going to be worn at home and out when my contacts are bothering me :)

So what to do on my day off? BAKE! I haven't baked in quite awhile, but today I am going to attempt this

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Honey and Walnut Pumpkin Bread


Canola oil cooking spray
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup oat bran or wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons cane sugar
1/3 cup canola or sunflower oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups fresh or canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch loaf pan with canola oil cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, oat bran, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt and baking soda. In a second large bowl, combine sugar, oil, honey, milk, pumpkin, egg and vanilla then add to flour mixture and stir until just combined. Fold in walnuts.

Transfer batter to prepared loaf pan and bake until cooked through and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool for 15 minutes on a wire rack then remove from pan and set aside to let cool completely.

I'm going to change a few of the ingredients, I'm not a fan of walnuts so maybe I'll replace then with almonds or maybe even pumpkin seeds :)

Then more roasted butternut squash for dinner..I love it so much. I even made my boyfriend a fan of it!

I am also going to try to attempt to make homemade pumpkin spice latte, my addiction at Starbucks is becoming very expensive! I ran out of my Pumpkin Pie spice coffee creamer and now I can't find it anywhere! So I have to improvise.

My mom bought me TONS of honey crisp apples yesterday at the farmers market! So I have to figure out a way to use all of them...there are probably 15 of them :)

I had dinner at my parents last night, which was so nice, my mom made veggie lasagna. It was delicious. Here is a pic of me with our family dog from last night :)

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She's such a sweetie! She followed me around everywhere last night because she doesn't get to see me too often. I love when I get to be at home with my parents, it's very comforting :) I kind of miss living at home, but at the same time I also love being independent.

I hope everyone else is as excited for Halloween as I am !!

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I almost have my costume ready (which I will take pics of Halloween night!). Cannot wait!

So now I am off to one of my fave places in the world..Whole Foods..need to get baking ingredients and a few other groceries. I'm also going to get A LOT of pumpkins, just for decorations :) I leave you with some pics from Saturday nights going away party! Very silly pics :) ha ha. Have a great Monday!!!


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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Gone Fishing !!

Hey all! I know I haven't posted in awhile...sorry!! The other day I went charter fishing with my family and this is what I caught :)

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This is the first fish I have ever caught! Don't worry, he was thrown back in :) It was so much fun, but sooo cold!!

I had a severe stomach ache yesterday morning, and for the better part of Wednesday also, so I went to the doctor, who asked me if I had introduced any new foods into my diet..and yes, I have been drinking this Image and video hosting by TinyPic, and using it in my cereal for about 5 days now. My doctor said that I probably have an allergy to soy milk! It really upsets my stomach. So I guess it's back to Almond Breeze for me!

The past few days have included lots of these,

Image and video hosting by TinyPic , tons of HUGE salads, lots of green smoothies(made with lots of silk soy milk..ugh), and lots of Cinnamon Harvest Kashi (again with the soy), and so many delicious bowls of pumpkin oats! I LOVE oats! I could seriously eat them for dinner!

I made a roasted butternut squash the other night and boy was that delicious! I have an abundance of sweet potatoes that I bought, and I am thinking about making a vegetarian lasagna on Sunday..anyone have any god recipes, please shoot them my way!

I have been working like crazy on my Halloween costume! I'll take pics once it's ready :) I love Halloween! Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I have finally set a date for my England/Ireland trip...November 23rd! So excited!!

Some bad news, I seemed to have passe on the swine flu to my friend who is really sick with it now :( I brought her seasons 1 and 2 of The Office to watch while she recovers :) That made her happy :) Get well soon Tara!!

I have the day off tomorrow, but supposedly it's supposed to rain all day :( BOO.

I'm off to watch a movie with the boyfriend, and as I promised , here is a pic of us from about a week and a half ago :)

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Hope you all have a great Friday!!


Monday, October 12, 2009're it!

The adorable Heather from Health, Happiness and Hope tagged me with this award!

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So away I go :)

The Rules are to answer the questions with one word answers

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2.Your hair? ponytail
3. Your mother? awesome
4. Your father? Wonderful
5. Your favorite food? oats!
6. Your dream last night? snow
7. Your favorite drink? Coffee!
8. Your dream/goal? Management
9. What room are you in? Living room
10. Your hobby? makeup
11. Your fear? cemeteries
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? England
13. Where were you last night? Friends
14. Something you aren’t? quitter
15. Muffins? Yummy
16. Wish list item? Espresso maker
17. Where did you grow up? Vancouver
18. Last thing you did? ate
19. What are you wearing? PJ's
20. Your TV? The office
21. Your pets? None
22. Your friends? the best
23. Your life? great
24. Your mood? tired
25. Missing someone? grandparents
26. Vehicle? Honda Prelude
27. Something you’re not wearing? makeup
28. Your favorite store? One?!!! Urban Outfitters
29. Your favorite color? PINK
30. When was the last time you laughed? few minutes ago
31. Last time you cried? 2 days ago
32. Your best friend? Ashley
33. One place that I go over and over? Work
34. One person who emails me regularly? Mom
35. Favorite place to eat? My parents

Ya, so I couldn't answer them all with one word!! :)

Now to tag some other bloggers that I adore

1.Syl from Live, Smile, Run

2. Marina from A veggie Girl and Her cat

3. BabyVanilla from Vanilla Swirl

4. Jessica from Jibbalibba lemon legs

5. Devan Geselle. N from Watermelon Tequila

6. Heidi from One Step at a Time

Friday, October 9, 2009


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It's almost Thanksgiving here in Canada, and I truly do have so many things to be thankful for
.I am thankful for my health
.I am thankful for my wonderful family, they have helped me through so much.
.I am thankful for my friends, they are the best
.I am thankful that I am NOT where I was a year ago
.I am thankful for my job..I love it!
.I am thankful that this Thanksgiving I can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with my family,instead of being in a hospital.

And so much more :)

So tonight's dinner is going to be this

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Roasted Butternut Squash! I am so excited to try this! I am also making a ton of Kale..I love it.
I went to Whole Foods and stocked up on Lara bars,Clif bars and canned pumpkin :)
I got the Tropical Fruit Lara bar, which I have never tried before, so hopefully it will be delicious!
The weather here is perfect fall weather, super sunny and chilly. I really love it. I've been swimming at the pool every morning for 1 hour, I feel awesome after I swim. It's so invigorating! I also hit the steam room for 20 minutes.

As for the new boyfriend, things are going great! I will post a pic in my next post:). Tonight I'm just going to relax and watch a movie..I rented a new Horror movie that came out called Trick or Treat..I hope it's good.and scary!

Off to make my roasted butternut squash! Happy Thanksgiving t all my fellow Canadians!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Autumn Moon

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This is pretty much what I saw tonight..the moon was HUGE and a beautiful orange color. Ah how I love Autumn. I went out today and bought a whole bunch of pumpkins, which are sitting outside my back door, I also managed to snag one of these

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when I was at Whole Foods today. I haven't tried this flavor yet, but I'm going to bring it to work tomorrow and try it and I'll let you know what I think ;)

I'm also currently obsessed with kale Image and video hosting by TinyPic, especially kale chips. They are so delicious!

The past few days have been so much fun, I went an Autumn Moon festival here in Vancouver's Chinatown. It was great. I got a monthly pass at a pool that's close to my place, I have been swimming every morning for an hour. well for the past 3 days anyway. I think I may do this 4 times a week. I was jogging for a short time and wouldn't you know it, I got shin splints....again. So frustrating. I get them almost every time. So I decided to take up swimming, it's much easier on my body and is a great workout!

I have also started dating this great guy. I have known him for a few years now. I'll eventually put pics up, I just have to ask his permission to use his pic on here ;)

Thanks for all your brussel sprout ideas! I ended up using them in a stir fry! I love brussel sprouts!

I am off to bed in the AM.

CONGRATS to Heather at Health, Happiness and Hope! for getting admitted into her top choice college!! yay! :) :) :) :) :) :) xo


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Brussel Sprout help

I jut got a whole bunch of brussel sprouts from my mom and am looking for different ways to cook them! I, myself have never cooked them, always eaten them steamed by mom. Can they be stir fried? An suggestions would be awesome!!!

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