Weekend Things & A Survey!

This weekend was fun! (well, maybe not Sunday)

  • Friday night I went to Ship & Anchor to celebrate a friends birthday. Here’s what NOT to do: drink a couple beers and not have dinner. I definitely paid for that mistake when I got home
  • Saturday I met up with Leigh at Starbucks. Skinny peppermint mocha and a new friend for the win!
  • Later that day, Tyler and I went to Brewster’s for dinner (and a Pumpkin Ale)


  • Sunday morning I woke up to the best text ever: my best friend delivered her gorgeous baby girl, Keagan Lynn, late Saturday night. Many many many congrats to her and her family! I can’t wait to hold this little bundle of beautiful!


(ps: we’re totally connected since we have the same middle name!)

  • the rest of the day was FILLED with lots and lots and lots of homework. Tyler has a long weekend next week, so I really have to not procrastinate so we can watch football and (him) eat wings!

And now, a survey I thought I’d do (found it on Christina’s blog)

What is currently on your wish list?

For the longest time, red pants were on the top of the list, but I scored those just a few days ago. Now at the top of my list? Winter clothes and accessories!



Crocheted head wraps



Infinity Scarves




Printed leggings

Share a new app that you’ve recently discovered that we all need.

Meh, I’m super sucky at apps, but I’m kind of afficted to Wanelo


It’s like pinterest, but for only items you can purchase. When you click on an item, it tells you the price and where you can buy the product online. And the items are unique/awesome/different.

What is a new fall TV show you have added to you DVR? (Or as they call it here, PVR)





Share your social media links for us to follow you on

What is a TV series or Movie or Song you could listen to or watch over and over and over and never get tired of…feel free to name one of each. 

TV Series

  • Golden Girls
  • Friends
  • Seinfeld


  • 16 Candles
  • Notting Hill
  • You’ve Got Mail


  • Love Like This- Faith Evans & Fatman Scoop
  • Shoop- Salt-N-Pepa

Alright, now it’s your turn! In the comments section, answer any and/or all of these questions! I love to know what other people are lusting after and watching and listening to and ‘app-ing’ (I just made that up, but I want to know what apps you have on your phone!)


I still can’t believe the drastic weather change. Just yesterday, I was lounging on the front deck with Layla



The tulips were a-bloomin’



And we went for a long, sunny walk


(apparently Layla misplaced her ears in these photos)

And of course, she rolled



A summery dinner of burgers and corn on the Barbie were consumed (I had a flaxseed bun. Yumm)


Now, today… Ugh. Such barfy weather. But I rallied and had a nice bfast of Quaker Oatmeal Squares w/sliced banana and almond milk.


2 hours and a finished book later, Tyler woke up. We picked up some Starbucks then headed off to Costco.



We picked up a ton of essentials and a ton of cinco de mayo necessities. Now we’re back home, finished prepping the guac and other dips, and chilling the Margie mix.

I have a 60 min cardio/strength session planned here at home, then it’s time to get our fiesta on!

How’s everyone else celebrating?!

Errand day

We had a selection of three different kinds of beers last night. First up, Coors Light Iced Tea. No, I didn’t stutter. Coors Light + Iced Tea + extra cold = delicious.

Tyler and I shared a few of those, then we went in to have our own beers. He had Heineken

And I tried Granville Island Brewery’s Cypress Honey Lager. I had never had it before ( another Canadian beer- from Vancouver) and it didn’t disappoint. I think my new favorite type of beer is the lager, and the hint of honey in this brew was just what I needed to easily suck down a few 😉


All in all, last night was fun and relaxing!

This morning, I tried something new in my bowl of oats. Instead of cooking them with unsweetened almond milk, I used chocolate almond milk (and obviously topped with a generous serving of almond butter.)


Lots of errands were on tap for today. It started with a trip to the pet store to get Layla a new ID tag.

Tyler and I were amazed that her name and info were lasered in there. We must’ve looked like geeks because we almost had our noses pressed to the glass while we were watching it get done. The end result ( I’m not showing you the back, I don’t want y’all to know my address!)


Second stop, Costco. No shopping was to be had- just had to run in and get my very own card!

I’m an executive member, haha sweet.

Starbucks was next in the order of operations. I was feeling all loosy-goosey and ordered something other than my usual black coffee.

I got a tall mocha light frappuccino…and you know what? I liked it.

Weird thing: Starbucks in Canada doesn’t offer iced coffee in the colder months. Umm, excuuuse me? It could be a blizzard outside and I’d still prefer a cold brew. I asked the barista today about it and she said it should be available next week. We shall see about that!

Last stop: the mall (dun dun dun- hate going to the mall on Saturdays. For starters, it takes 4 1/2 years to find a parking spot, then everyone in there has about 15 children in tow who are either screaming their toothless faces off, or trying to dodge their poor parents grasp- resulting in them crashing in to me). Tyler surprised me with getting me this little gem

Coincidentally, I had bookmarked this exact tank a few days ago when I saw it on a Lululemon blog.

I love my Lululemon
..almost more than breathing.

More fun things are to be done today- I’ll check back soon!

You’re gonna sweat

My intention to be more proactive this week is proving to be very beneficial- I am getting so much done!

Last night, Tyler made burgers on the barbie. I needed to cut some carbs, so please guess which plate is mine:

(Hint: It’s not the first one)

It hit the spot!

We watched Survivor (how Tarzan is still in there, I’ll never know. But, the game is afoot..) then watched the 2nd Harry Potter movie.

Oh, and it snowed last night, but I don’t want to talk about it.

Today got off to an early start. Same breakfast as yesterday (english muffin topped with almond butter and a sliced pear on the side) then I headed off to the Y for some cardio intervals then a Bosu class. The class was 75 minutes and it was a FULL BODY workout. I have wanted to buy a Bosu for a while so that I can add another element to my home workouts, but they’re so dang expensive. Why is it that I can get a stability ball for $19.99 but a Bosu costs $109? I am so confused. Until I win some sort of lottery, I will continue to go to the gym for any Bosu workouts.

The past two days of workouts have been so intense, I will probably not be able to get out of bed tomorrow morning. I’m wiped! The long walks with Layla afterwards have been helpful- they keep my legs loose and my dog happy. Double win.

After my workout, I had to go run some top secret errands (to be revealed some time within the next week). I actually had some Canadian cashola on me, and guess what? It’s see-through!

Crazy right? It feels like Monopoly money. (Yes, I know my nails have been green for too long. I am making that change tonight– going to be Easter festive!)

That money went straight towards my secret errands but the coffee-THE COFFEE- was free. My favorite word. Well, free for my anyways. I had a gift card. Grande medium roast- black. Mmmmm, good.

I thought my errands were going to be quick, but day-umm Canadians are slow. It took one cashier about 40522985 minutes to scan one item. ONE. Then, at Starbucks, it was like the coffee was Molasses- couldn’t be poured any slower. Perhaps I am just too used to the bang-bang-boom pace of Americans. Perhaps that’s not how people like to roll here. But I do. Unless it’s like a super-hot cashier and I have the potential of getting a bigger discount (Sorry Tyler, but if it saves money..)

Lunch was spinach topped with a leftover mini-burger, scrambled egg, onion/poppyseed dressing and ketchup. Yum to the 10th power.

More things to do: Play Draw Something, watch Mad Men, laundry, cooking, painting..

I will leave you with a great, sweaty workout you can do at home (I did this a few times down in Florida last month on the balcony of my parent’s condo. So it really is a workout you can do anywhere)

These are four different tabata sets, each with two different moves. So: move 1 for 20 seconds, rest for 10; move 2 for 20 seconds, rest for 10; move 1 for 20 seconds,rest for 10…and so on. You will complete that 16 times, so each move in the set is done 8 times. Then move to the next set.

Set 1

  • Side shuffle with high knees (two shuffles right STAY LOW, then 4 high knees, two shuffles left, 4 high knees, etc.)
  • Wall sit

Set 2

  • Quick feet with pushup (quick feet in place for a few seconds, down for one pushup, quickly get back up and repeat)
  • Lunge hop (start in lunge position, ex: right foot forward, left back, putting your weight into your right leg, bring the left leg forward, bringing you left knee into your chest and hopping simultaneously, with your left leg landing back into its starting position. Do each leg 4 times in the set)

Set 3

  • Pilates pulse (feet in the air or heels on the ground, lean back to feel core engage, arms at your sides with the palms down, and pulsing your arms)
  • Leg lifts

Set 4

  • Squat thrust jumps
  • Mountain Climbers


You’re welcome.