Viamede Resort Vacation

Just got confirmation that Jason and I are going to Viamede Resort on Stoney Lake next month.  We’ve got a Deluxe Cottage AND it’s a pet friendly place, so Finn may join us if his social calendar permits.  They have a four year old Golden named Maggy that lives at the resort, so it would be really fun if he came! I am so excited to have some time away together this summer and from what I’ve read from Dainty Girl and I’m Charming You’s blogs it will be a great time.

I’ll be tweeting, facebooking and blogging our stay, so look out for that in August.

Thanks to Charming Media for introducing me to another one of your fantastic clients.

The gift for the person who has everything

Ok, this is kind of a sales pitchy post BUT to be perfectly honest it is something that I have purchased for someone on my list AND something that I’ve experienced myself.

As you may know I’ve been a Samba Days Sambassador for the past two years.  Samba Days is a gift card for an experience.  There are tons of different options to choose from, for people of all ages and across the country.  You can choose from Adventures – like Flight Lessons or Skydiving; to Body & SoulSalt Cave Tranquility & Massage or Yoga Sanctuary; to my personal favourite, the Gourmet Getaway – check out the Inn On The Twenty (read my review here).  They also have gift cards so you can let your gift receiver decide on their own experience as well.

I am a last minute Christmas shopper myself, so the ease of purchasing online is a real time saver for me.  The Samba Days cards are also available in store at places like Shoppers, Longo’s, 7-11 or Safeway.

I’ll be doing another amazing Gourmet Getaway in the New Year with Jason and we’ll be heading to Riverbend Inn & Vineyard In Niagara-on-the-Lake.  I’ll of course write about it here, so stay tuned for a review.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

I lost a bunch of posts

I lost a bunch of posts from the very beginning of my blog, I think they were even imported from my first blogger site.  When I made the switch from kaponetwo some of the posts just disappeared and I couldn’t figure out what to do.  It’s probably been too long to figure out but maybe one day I will.  My blog feels really bare lately and its frustrating.  I’ve got lots to do and say but not enough time to write it all down.  I guess that’s a good thing though.  I’m too busy to sit down and write.  There’s always so much going on.  I made the best butternut squash soup ever last night for dinner.  Jason loved it and he said some pretty ridiculous things that I’m not going to post.  haha.

Jason found me a heart shaped rock

We’re going back to Florida soon and I cannot wait to go on a road trip.  I’m only going for a week this time and Jason for the winter so that kinda sucks that I have to fly home without him.  I need to move and get a bigger place soon.  I’m looking in the Beach/Leslieville area so if you hear of anything let me know!

Life has been busy and really great lately.  Hope it’s been the same for you.

Samba Days…

I had a pretty great long weekend and am starting the week off with some fun news to share.  I’ve been asked to be a Sambassador for Samba Days – a company that offers gift-boxes for unique experiences.  Now if you’re like me, you have no idea what that means.  I honestly have to tell you I was pretty excited when I received their package and found out what it is all about.  Basically instead of buying someone a present like a book, CD, or clothing, you can buy them a gift card for an experience – like flight instruction for two, a wine tour in the Niagara Valley or an overnight stay at a hotel in downtown TO.

Here’s their idea in a nutshell:

Samba Days offers unique gift-box experiences themed according to lifestyle: Adventure, Body & Soul,
Getaway, Gourmet, Life & Culture and Wine (each has more than 75 activities from which to choose).
From Vancouver to Halifax, we offer more than 500 experiences across Canada including skydiving,
sword fighting, exclusive spa packages, wine tours and gourmet getaways.”




What makes it even better is that it was my goal to show Jason the best of TO/Ontario while he’s here for the next few months (so he’ll want to come back after winter!) and it was perfect timing when they asked me to be involved!

So from August til November I’ll get to go on one experience a month and document it here on my blog.  I’ve picked some pretty cool/fun things to do – things I’ve never done before – and I can’t wait to share them with you!

If you haven’t guessed, this is a sponsored post and they are giving me three experiences to write about their company and gift boxes.  I ONLY participate in promotions/sponsored posts/events for things that I actually like, use or would do on my own, so you know that this is going to be AWESOME!

For more info you can check out their website, facebook or twitter


Yachting

A few weeks ago Jason and I borrowed his friend Dawn’s boat and we went yachting for our Saturday Date.  We spent the day on the water and drove around our whole island (Estero Island).  We stopped for rum runners and then I got to drive all the way around Black Island.  It was my first time ever driving a boat, and on the ocean at that!  I was a little scared but got the hang of it pretty fast.  Jason is a really good teacher and he really knows his stuff about boats and the ocean.  I am constantly pointing at thinks and asking “What’s that?”

 

 

Captain Pony

 

 

 

Huge bruise courtesy of CMW

 

 

This is one end of our street, the other end is the Gulf of Mexico

 

A sailboat I love

 

Scrimp boats

 

Out on the Gulf of Mexico

 

 

 

Our spot at Lovers Key

 

Me driving the boat

 

Driving home, end of the day

 

 

 

It was a beautiful day and one of the best dates I’ve been on.  Glad we got to spend the time together and thank you very much to Dawn for letting us use the boat!

For the full photo gallery click HERE