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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

5 questions...

posted this...so i thought i would give it a go. 

1. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?
i like being close to my family and friends...as they are very important to me. 
but ill pick something that i likely will never do, but would love it....
 live on the beach somewhere.
(anywhere central or south america area or bali)
own a hostel/guest house where travelers come to stay. 
yoga in the mornings, lots of yummy food/drink, games to play
and bikes for people to tour around the area.
there would be hammocks and lots of lounging chairs. 
with books to read and journals to write in. 

(beach in malaysia) 

2. Are you happy with where you live?
i am happy where i am now, because it is a great city 
and i am close to my friends and family. 
sometimes i have a hard time with how big it is and how long it takes to get around.
(and i miss ottawa for its smaller size)
but for right now, where i am in my life...
toronto is the place i want to be!
i also love my area - so many places to wander and explore, 
lots of great shops and parks and paths and restaurants.
(cn tower)

3. How often do you go on vacation?
like julie - about one a year. 
i love to travel to places and see things. 
last year was a trip out east to nova scotia, the year before mexico. 
this year - hopefully hawaii!!!!! 
im saving my pennies to get me there.
                                             (nova scotia)                                       (mexico)      

4. If you could change your profession and start all over what would you do?
honestly, no. 
i like where i work and what i am doing. 
public health can be a frustrating place to work
(such big, complicated issues to deal with - and so little resources to do so)
but i love the idea that i can/might/do make an impact on someones health.

5. Are you honestly happy right now?
honestly, yes.
i have goals that i am working towards
and as many people feel...at 30, i am not where i thought i would be. 
but i embrace everyday and am blessed with so many great things. 
a job i love, an amazing family that means the worlds to me, 
a man to share my life with 
(he continues to amaze me with how wonderful he is)
friends that will last a lifetime
and so many opportunities to have fun, amazing adventures.


well that was fun!
thanks for reading!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

much love mondays...

today i am loving....
hot steamy relaxing baths. 

it was a busy weekend.
so tonight was all about relaxing. 
and soon it will be bed time. 

play along with anna and friends here.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


lately all i think about is food and eating food.
ive always loved food and cooking.
so today, my 4 fav. pins are from my deliciousness pinboard.

matty and i made this for a few potluck parties. 
it was a HUGE hit and is so delicious. 
not healthy, but really easy to make!

i really want to try to make these. 
but i am a HORRIBLE baker!
i burn cookies!!!
but...that doesnt mean i wont try!

random assortment of food. 
but it all looks so yummy!
i think its time for a snack!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

date night

last night was date night. 

we went for burgers and bowling. 

burgers at licks.

bowling at bowlerama.

matt killed it.

bowling machine.

me. not so much.

happy bowling feet. 

i LOVE date night.
its always so much fun. 

edit to pin*love last week....

so last week on my pin*love post -
i posted about this camera bag that i thought i would ask for my birthday. 
clearly, i didnt do my research well enough. 
although it is a gorgeous bag, and i LOVE it, 
i found another bag that would fit with my lifestyle much better.

this lowepro passport sling camera bag is definitely for me!

when i am out and about i always have a sling/messenger bag
so that i can keep my hands free
for whatever i might need them for, 
especially when taking pictures. 

currently i just use my messenger bag/purse
which is not safe for my camera!!

this bag would allow my hands to be free, 
as well as some extra space for the other things i carry with me.

its perrrfect!
i also love the random shape.

so that is that. 
new wish!!


Monday, March 21, 2011

much love mondays...

today i am loving...

image via one of my favourite blogs...


it was a busy weekend with lots of plans. 
so luckily having another day off to get the errands done
 has been lovely. 

i love when productivity and relaxing can work together in a day. 
along with being productive, it has been relaxing. 
i will go back to work tomorrow with some fresh energy. 

what are you loving? 
playing along with anna & friends here


Sunday, March 20, 2011

adventure update...

here is a little photo tour of my recent adventures...

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brunch with 3 of my favourite ladies. 
we went to this great place on queen east.
it was delicious, affordable and had huge portions!

canadian music fest!
in toronto there is a week that is full of canadian music
this year matty and i got wristbands and went to some shows.
my high school friends brother leads the russian futurists
his music is lots of fun and it was a great show in an awesome venue. 
the stage was the landing of a skateboard ramp.

dinner with my uni roomies!!!!
a walk on the danforth and then an amazing greek dinner.
soo delicious with some fantastic ladies.
and some wicked garlic breath!! haha. 

st pattys day celebration!!!!
went out with some friends for some beers.

so many fun adventures lately. 
and now that the weather is becoming more spring-like, 
i am feeling a new energy.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


this week i am posting from my wish board.

i set a goal for myself and completed it yesterday. 
it is SOO exciting as i have been working towards it for a while! 
now i get to treat myself with my reward. 
so....something on my wish list is getting bought :)

and its my first pair of toms!!!!

i have heard great things about them and how comfortable they are. 
i LOVE comfortable shoes.
and i am amazed at the organization and their one for one movement.
its an excellent venture that i am proud to support, 
while getting an awesome pair of shoes!

i would love to wear this dress to a wedding. 
its gorgeous. 

i think i might ask for one of these for my birthday!
currently i am awful about carrying around my nice camera in my purse 
with very little protection. 
one of these would be great as it looks like a purse, 
but gives protection to the bag!!

i also really like the sugarplum and black

this would be fun to play with.

well thats it for this week's pin*love. 
it has been fun :)