pizza and things

oh my god, i forgot i had a blog.  whoa. here’s what’s been happening:


1. i bought things from lululemon. i went to the mall this past weekend, brought 3 things into the dressing room, and ended up buying all 3. Only reason i bought them all was because i had a bunch of mall gift cards. hallelujah!

2. tyler and i went to without papers for pizza last weekend. it was pretty good, awesome upstairs dining space, cool vibe, and yummy selection of pizzas. tyler’s birthday is tomorrow and we’ll be heading over to una for some more pizza (my favorite in the entire city!)

3. we’ve started watching Hell On Wheels on netflix. It’s so hard to find a series to watch as a couple that a.) we haven’t already seen, or b) that’s not super girly or super boy-y. i’m never saying boy-y again.

4. i’ve also starting watching documentaries on english castles every night. i might be getting old. i should probably get a hobby.

5. i started a scrapbook! oof, i AM getting old. I have been saving my coupons for Michael’s and making trips to buy stickers and card stock and inserts. cue the granny music.

6. 3 more weeks until i go home! so exciting. only drawback is that tyler and the pups are staying in calgary. i hate to say it, but i probably won’t miss them too much while i’m home stuffing my face with cider donuts, soft serve, playing scrabble and napping.

7. i almost went on a rant about work, but that’s not professional. but i want to! rawr. some (re: MOST) days I feel like i have to deal with…ah, i won’t say it. you might know what i’m thinking though.

8. with the change in weather here, the nightly walks with the pups have been filled – I MEAN FILLED- with rabbit, squirrel, bird, and cat sightings. AKA: Reggie howls the ENTIRE time. holy crap it’s loud and sorta embarrassing. would it be mean to get him a shock collar?

9. tomorrow is tyler’s birthday (i already told you that) but it also marks the 5th anniversary of when i adopted my layla boo! funny that my first fur child wound up having the same birthday as my now hubs? and my mama’s birthday is the day after! She’s *muffled noise* years young! you’re welcome, mom, for not sharing.


10. i bought a new shower curtain.


wow, that last one was lame. time to go!

Snow and Soap

Guys, I’ve already whipped out the winter bathrobe and I’ve been wearing it around the house LIKE A CHAMP. Guess what else I had to get out tonight? All my winter clothes. WOMP

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Why? Because it’s freaking snowing here and I can’t even stand it.


It’s probably up to about 7 inches on the patio now. We’re almost to the point where we have to put a flag on the beagle so we don’t lose him in the backyard.

Guess what? I’ve watched all the NFL games so far this season! Aren’t I the best wife?! Ok, so I napped in and out of Sunday, whatever. Tyler also dragged out the lazy boy for me to recline and watch the games. I’m so spoiled.  Go blue team! (joke)

Funny story: Tyler and I took the pups for a walk together the other day and we were noticing quite a few different smells. First, it was barbecue, then apple pie, yadda yadda, then I go: “Oof, now it smells like skunk” and Tyler goes “Yeah, it’s weed” And about 5 minutes later I go “OOOH.. Like the DRUG?!!” See, I’m stupid. But I laughed about it a lot when we got home.

I hate the elliptical.

I scrubbed the bath mat this weekend. THOSE THINGS ARE GROSS. And yes, that requires all caps because um…..go pull up the mat in your tub and find out.

I then left said mat out on the patio railing to dry in the 80 degree heat we had yesterday. It’s currently frozen under a foot of snow.

My latest favorite thing in the world: All the Rocky Mountain Soap Company soaps. I just recently picked up a bar of Minty Tea Tree and Cinnamon. I also got the Bamboo scrub because it’s like…heaven.



That’s all I have for tonight, see ya later!


Guess I got the writing bug again. WOOP. I think I’m better at random thoughts, so here goes..

1. I was FaceTiming my mom this weekend when I heard some clicking noise in the background. I asked her what it was and she casually responded “That’s just dad cocking his gun”. –> Side note to this: He was perched on the floor near the dining room window with a BB gun aiming at some pesky squirrels in the backyard. –> Side note to the side note: He USED to trap them and name each of them Darrell and release them further in the woods. Now, they get no such mercy as they  interfere too much with the myriad of bird feeders out back.

2. We cleaned our basement this weekend!!!!! Pardon the excessive exclamations, but our basement was converted into a suite by the previous owners and we’ve had friends/family staying in it on and off since Tyler originally bought the place. NOW IT”S ALL OURS and we’re reno-ing it to make it a comfy extra TV/lounge room (with bonus of bathroom, additional kitchen, and sleeping area). First step: cleaning up all the nasty (garbage/storage/yadda yadda). When I say nasty.. I mean it stunk like garbage meets rot meets dirt meets armpit. Now it smells like a spring meadow and I can’t wait to re-carpet and spend some QT down there.

3. Can anyone think of a successful way of staying the most asleep when you have to get up to pee in the middle of the night? I usually try to keep my eyes closed and feel my way to the bathroom, but lately I have been massively tripping on the corners of all furniture, the fan, and umm a dog or two. By the time I make it in there, I’m wide awake and end up having to peruse Instagram for an hour or so once I get back in bed.

4. SUITS. Let’s talk about it. First season, I was hooked. I LOVE ME SOME HARVEY SPECTOR. Why is he so dreamy sexy? I’m also pretty jealous of Rachel, minus all the high-waisted pencil skirts. Fast forward to season 2 and 3 and I’m having a slightly difficult time staying interested since it seems to always be about the whole merger/managing partner biz-niss. Anyone else feel the same way? I’m still going to be a trooper though, because: HARVEY.

5. Here’s a Calgary gripe: I live(d) at the end of one of the train lines so when I got to the station every morning, I always had 2 sides of the track to choose from. Last week, they opened a new stop that extends from mine and now I hate it. The platform is in the epicenter of all wind activity and it seems that no one is really opting to use the new station and mine is still as crowded. First world problems, I know. But a girl can complain.


6. I am going to NY/Boston for Thanksgiving (NOTE: Canadian Thanksgiving, not the ‘real’ Thanksgiving. Hint: It’s the second week of October.) I’m super excited to just be home, see some friends, eat some good food, and maybe try to catch the tail end of kayaking season.

7. That just reminded me: My 10 year high school reunion is coming up and I have all sorts of thoughts on how completely ghetto the event will be. First of all, I’m not even going nor do I care to go because I only went there for 2 years. Second, the ‘reunion’ is a 2 hour get together at a local bar and organizers have said (via Facebook) that an ad will be put in the paper to let everyone know more details and that there will be a slight fee at the door to cover decorations/food/etc. Does anyone see how wrong SLASH stupid that is? You don’t advertise it in the paper (um, hello I live in Canada now), nor do you have the event only last 2 hours in the middle of the day. I have to keep reminding myself though that it’s a really small town and half the people still live there and probably already have 305923 kids. So, very appropriate to also hold this at a bar. END RANT.

8. Should I even talk about workouts? Probably not. I have been sticking to some stuff at my work gym during the week and opting for home workouts/outdoor activities on the weekend. I also ordered a couple new DVDs to check out since I’m kinda over T25. (I sometimes follow Tonya, WHAT)

9. I bought a bottle of Dandelion wine not too long ago. Yup, I’ve tried just about everything the market has to offer, so now they’re putting weeds in the booze. I put it in the cellar for now, but will let you know how good/earthy/front yard-y it’ll probably taste. I NEED PUMPKIN BEER TO COME OUT NOW.

10. Football starts this week which means I lose Tyler for 3 days out of every upcoming week. PROS: I can watch all my shows in the other room; I can do laundry; I can bug him; I can think about buying myself something online with his credit card but won’t because I’ll feel too guilty. CONS: Everything I say will breeze in one ear and shoot out the other; I have to do laundry; all conversations outside of game time with have a football-esque theme. At least there will be nachos.

Guys, I am so wordy. I need to stop now.


Hi friends, it’s been a while.

I haven’t really posted anything in a while because a.) I have little to share, and b.) I’m kinda into this whole ‘being private’ thing lately. <–I've just come to realize that this is a public space on the Internet and there are some people out there that just don't need to know about me!!

Plus, it takes a long time to sit down and think of creative things to talk about. I'm using the word 'creative' VERY loosely here.

Plus plus, work has been INSANE since about May, and I've been absolutely dead between 9 hours at the office, a month of house guests, and a chocolate lab that has taken to barking when she doesn't get her LONG walk after dinner.

I have a headache just thinking about it!

Maybe one day in the near future I will sit down and ramble, but I just don't see it happening right now because I'm really liking nap. And Suits.

If you want, leave me a message about anything you'd potentially like me to share (ps: don't say the new kitchen because although it is fully functioning, it is not fully complete!!)

…ooh, maybe this little check in sparked my interest in writing again?? Funny how that happens…


Hi there! How are you? I sure do wish we had another 3 day weekend. Working 5 days in a row is HARD.
Recapping stuff from the past week (or so):
Hot yoga: I haven’t gone in over 5 months and I returned by taking a BV class. And did an upper body workout the next day. Umm, bad idea. I couldn’t use my arms for the rest of the week because they were so sore. I was this close to having Tyler help me wash my hair a couple of times.
Hiking: Susie and I hiked Ha Ling in Canmore on Saturday. Crazy part is: I thought I would be massively sore from the serious incline of the hike…but I wasn’t! How was a hot yoga class more painful than a hike that lasted a couple hours? Who knows, I won’t question it. Other cool things about the hike: yelling “HEY BEAR’ instead of carrying bear spray–> even though it’s a heavily trafficked path, YOU NEVER KNOW. Also, I needed to bring more water. Also, big horn sheep have big balls (I think they should have an interchangable name: big horn sheep/big balled sheep). Also, beer and nachos at Grizzly Paw afterwards is a GREAT way to refuel. One more thing: charge your phone before you climb a mountain. That way you can upload more pics to facebook. Because everyone knows it’s priority to facebook what you do rather than actually ENJOYING THE MOMENT. I’m being half sarcastic/half serious here.
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Sangaritas: omygod do it. Mix 1/2 sangria, 1/2 marg mix and tequila and BOOM. Instant happiness.
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Beagles and water don’t mix: This one just makes me sad. We took the pups to the river on Sunday and there are so many people with their dogs. All of them go in except for the damn beagles. Seriously, I saw other beagles/beagle owners standing on the shore watching as other dogs cool off and splash around. I tried picking Reggie up and putting his feet in the water a bit, but I’m pretty sure a part of his soul died when that happened. So we brought the water to him.
Hair: I put blonde back in! Phew, I feel 102491824x better. I don’t know what the heck I was thinking by making my hair gradually darker. It just doesn’t suit me. Although I almost wish it did because it would be WAY less expensive to maintain.
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Highlight: I booked a flight home to New York for a week in October! I’m also planning a road trip to Boston for a day or two. The older I get, the more excited I am to fly home. And have mom wash my bras and make me food.
Hope you have a great week! My pup buddies say hi

Hey internet strangers!

Oh hey there, internet strangers. I almost didn’t want to come back from my one month hiatus, but my iPhone sent me this stupid reminder saying I should probably post something. Boo. (just follow me on Instagram, it’s WAY easier ;) )
But if you must know the goings-on over here the past few weeks, here’s a summary:
STAMPEDE: Oh my gosh, it was so fun this year. We went to the rodeo, the grandstand, AND I won VIP tickets to the chuckwagon tent where my friend Susie and I indulged in all you can eat/drink/pet (the horses, not each other). I wore boots and drank Bud and split a fried snickers with my mom at one point.
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GUESTS: Tyler’s mom and my parents came to stay with us. It was a packed house for the week we were all together, so the staggered parts of the visits were a little bit more sane. Lots of food, wine, and sightseeing type things.
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MY BIRTHDAY: I ate poutine.
MANICURE: Got my first shellac and now I’m sold. Only crappy part is that it’s $$. Still a nice little splurge, and I’ve figured out how to cut elsewhere to make this happen.
HONEYMOON: Meh, I guess a roadtrip 2.5 years after you get married isn’t really a honeymoon, but whatever. We took the Mustang on a 12 hours ride through BC to Seattle, then rounded back to Kelowna, BC before heading home. Highlights include:
  • Beer (holy crap, Seattle has a ton of breweries. And even more holy crap, they’re all so dang HOPPY. I got so many tummy aches from trying so many. Tip: Take the Road Dog Tour if you’re in town.
  • Seattle Aquarium. Best part: Fur seal scratching his ass for a good 20+ minutes. We watched the entire time. Worst part: not a single sting ray or shark or whale or dolphin.
  • Seattle Duck Tour: Learned a bit about the history of the city.
  • Mariners game: Can’t beat a baseball game with $11 tickets.
  • Public Market: we bought cherries and hot sauce, so….WINNING.
  • Wine tour via Uncorked in Kelowna: loved the wineries and the WINE, but the driver from the tour guide company was terrible. One of our stops was at a vineyard that won the award for the best white wine IN THE WORLD. So obviously we bought 2 bottles
  • RauDZ regional table. SO MUCH GOOD FOOD.
  • Okanagan Distillery: I BOUGHT ABSINTHE. The end.



WHOA. Too many couple pictures. But……#PROOF.We also managed to duck 2 fatal accidents on the BC roads, saw a bear and a bunch of baby Big Horn Sheep.
Hmmmm… what else? Oh yeah, discovered Calgary radio stations are crap and play the same 5 or 6 songs on repeat all the time and managed to finally throw together a new playlist:
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Oh man, there is just so much to share now that I’m getting into it. I probably should’ve kept notes because I know I’m totally forgetting about 50% of the last month.
 We bottled our wine! 60 bottles….and it’s like….half gone. Ok, ALMOST half gone. Sangria and pinot grigio. PS: everyone come to my house for a drink!
That’s it for now. See you next time (hopefully sooner than a month!)