Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How to Scrapbook…

…when you haven’t in over a year. In six simple steps.

Step Number One: Get threatening tweets from your friends to get your ass in gear and make a layout. Please click for Exhibit A.IMG_6577Step Number Two: Clear off your desk. Clearly for me that was a bigger task than it might be for some. Luckily I had a big empty bed to clear it off too. (Notice I didn’t say clean it off). (You should note, I’m only a little embarrassed by the state of my desk. Most of my embarrassment stems from the empty juice boxes and chocolate bars.) IMG_6587Step Number Four: Pour yourself a glass of wine. You may choose to use this as either step one or step two.  You may also want to keep the bottle close by in case you need a refill.

Step Number Five: Find your favourite jumping off point for a layout. Something that works for you, that you keep going back to over and over again. Mine, as you can see is a piece of Kraft cardstock.

Step Six: (This is the final step, and the most important) Don’t think. Do. (The wine plays an important role in this step).IMG_6604Voila! Follow all of these steps and you too can have a completed layout like the one above. Yes, even after a year of not scrapbooking anything! (The title is kind of a play on words. Hello to my old friend Vicki, but also to my old friend scrapbooking. See what I did there? Good Right?)

And just let me know if you need help with step number one. I’d be more than happy to send you threatening tweets.

Happy Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


jeremybowieDespite lyrical title of this blog post, and David Bowie – this post has nothing to do with David Bowie. Or music of any kind really.

Actually, randomly I sometimes get people telling me I look like David Bowie among a few other  people, including, most recently, the lead singer of Japan according to the Fed Ex guy. But I think he looks like David Bowie sooo…Anyways, I never really saw the resemblance aside from the fact that we’re both blonde and have kind of angular faces. Until I took that picture above. In that picture I totally see at least a hint of a resemblance where before I saw nothing. So, cool right?

So I guess I lied this post does have something to do with David Bowie. But that’s not why I sat down to write this post.

Today I saw, and applied to live in the most amazing apartment. So, basically I’m freaking out. If I can’t live in this apartment I don’t want to live anywhere else and I’ll live on the street. Ok maybe not, but I’m freaking out. The landlady said that she has a couple coming back to see the place tomorrow and to take some measurements before they give their final say. If they say no, then it’s mine and I get the keys sometime in December with it officially being mine in January.  So send me all the well wishes, thoughts, prayers, good vibes etc. that you can muster up on this Tuesday evening.

She’s calling me tomorrow to let me know, so basically I’m dying. Right now I’m test driving my holiday playlist while starting to put up a Christmas decorations and drinking some kitty wine to keep myself from thinking about it until my roommate comes home at which time I’m going for sushi. So,


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Winter Winds.

IMG_6521Hello Kiddos.

Just popping in to say that I saw Santa this weekend. No big deal.

I spent my Saturday night with some lovelies taking in the local Santa Clause parade. Starbucks` Christmas coffees in hand, of course.  Tonight, I am once again sipping on Starbucks`and enjoying The Family Stone, my very first holiday movie of the season. I can only imagine its just a matter of time until my iTunes is playing Christmas music and my little apartment is all decked out for the season.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the Holiday season has arrived. And as you can see we are quite thrilled about it. Happy Sunday!IMG_6510jerandsyd

Thursday, November 03, 2011


db43d308029d11e1b0a81231381b5470_7Ok. So I know Halloween is over but the title of this blog post actually has nothing to do with Halloween aside from the fact that I threw in a picture of myself on Halloween. Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have already seen it and to answer potential questions: Yes, I did do the makeup on my own. It took 2.5 hours on the first night, and about 2 on the second night. No, that is not my real hair haha. 

But onto the real reason for this little post, Flo.

People who follow me on Twitter may also know that I pre-ordered this album and when it was available for download on Monday, I listened to it all day. Since Monday, I have listened to literally nothing else, but Ceremonials over, and over and over. Many dance parties have happened all over my apartment since Monday.

I’m not yet sure if I think this album is “better” than the first, but there is no question that this is a strong follow up to her first album (which I loved and still listen to very frequently).

You guys, this album is really good. My favourite tracks (today anyways) are Only If for a Night and Never Let Me Go. AND, you can go here to listen to the whole album. So GO RIGHT NOW and be sure to listen to my faves!

Florence Welch is beautiful and her voice is haunting. Simply beautiful.