Oooohhhh…. Friday the 13th! Right before Valentines Day!
Are you doing anything super special for tomorrow? Honestly, I’ve never been a big fan of Valentines Day. I love my man and we celebrate our love every day (ok, too cheesy). But for real, I prefer to stay home, order takeout and have a pajama party with tons of junk food and maybe a bottle of champagne. I don’t know if Jason has any ideas for something fun to do, but I’m good with a relaxing evening of drinking at home 🙂
This week has been a challenge. I fell down the stairs of my new place last week, bruised my ribs, butt & arm. It’s affected an old injury from a car accident, so I got some muscle relaxers last night and am a little lucid today.
It’s been hard to keep up my blogging with so much going on. Work has been super busy, moving and unpacking is crazy and I can’t wait til everything is put away.
So friends, here is a Show & Tell to help you through the day.
Princess Awesome is a line of girls clothing that move away from “traditional girl prints”. Like a dress with trucks on it or a skirt with dinosaur print. I would have loved these cool designs as a kid (and kind of want a few of them now!). Their Kickstarter campaign has surpassed it’s goal and I can’t wait to see these in stores. Here is the article from HuffPo.
It’s been a super busy week and I’m happy that today is Friday. I’ve done great on my personal blog challenge so far, but my yoga challenge has fallen to the wayside. It was difficult to get up early enough to do it before work and I’ve not been motivated to do anything but sit on the couch after work.
I’m going to get back on the yoga wagon this weekend and am going to continue with my earlier to bed and earlier to wake up as well. Next week I want to do yoga before work, to set myself up for a good day.
I’ve got to take a good photo of the dressing recipe so I’ll do that over the week and share early next week as well.
I didn’t spend much time on the internet this week (other than for work) so a short & sweet Show & Tell to get you through til 5pm today.
Ahhhh… My first Show & Tell of the year and I’ve been looking forward to writing it. I stayed up way too late last night, working on my 2015 Blog Planner. I LOVE making things from scratch and it’s the first project I’m doing on my new MacbookPro. Yup. I finally upgraded my computer and bought myself a birthday present this year.
Jason and Finn surprised me with a Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Cake and the full family birthday song (if you’ve ever been around my family on a birthday then you know what I mean, the extended version with 3 extra verses). It’s been a bittersweet start to the year without my Harley, but my sister said something to me that has made it a little easier.
“When a pet passes away, they go off to play and chase birds and do all the things they ever wanted to do. Then, when they’ve had enough fun, they come home to you, curl up in your heart and stay forever.”
I know, it’s sweet and sad and I’m sorry if you’ve teared up. I thought it was worth sharing because I know most people have gone through this or will if they have a pet.
Ok, enough sad stuff. Life is good. It’s the start of a brand new year and I’m still on vacation until Monday. I’ve tried to stay off of social media, computer, internet and devices this month, so here’s a short & sweet Show & Tell to kick off 2015!
Have you checked out your horoscope for 2015 yet? I love reading horoscopes and find that with a head up on the potential of each month, week or day, then I can make the most of it. My favourite sites are: Mystic Medusa (paid site, but well worth the $59 for a yearly subscription); AstrologyZone by Susan Miller is another of the best sites (sending well wishes, light & love to Susan as she has been under the weather) and finally the AstroTwins, Ophira & Tali.
I don’t like making New Years’ Resolutions. I find that it’s too much pressure and I usually forget about them. So I set New Year’s Goals for myself and write them down to keep me on track. This year I’m also toying with the idea of making a “vision board” or something similar to put my goals front and center. There are some really great examples of vision boards HERE.
I don’t have anything witty to write for you today but I want to get a Show & Tell up to give myself a bit of a break from life. It’s been super busy lately which is great, but it doesn’t give me enough time to really take a step back, relax and enjoy it all. I started a Yoga Challenge earlier this month and was doing really well the first two weeks, then craziness took over and I’ve only done it once since. The other night I was mega stressed and I took some time for myself to do the 20 minute Yoga With Adrienne video and it completely changed my mood.
Take time for yourself this weekend. Get outside, smell the last of the flower and tell the people around you how much they mean to you. Life is a gift and we are lucky to be alive.
Mawlynnong isn’t like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children take their mothers’ names, and men marry into their wives’ family homes. The setting is also unique: lush, and so well-cared for, tourists across India visit to marvel at the lack of trash.”
I recently found the Farmer’s Almanac online and have been reading up on the coming seasons. Here’s their Canadian Fall Forecast.
The science is clear: we have to keep two-thirds of fossil fuels in the ground to avoid catastrophic climate change, so why are we looking for more? We need to start keeping oil in the ground, and the Amazon is a great place to start.Please watch the video below and then head on over to sign the petition to Call for an end to Amazon oil drilling!
I’ve been living a very relaxed, solo life for the past week and it’s been a refreshing change to have so much time to myself. I’ve spent a lot of time relaxing, eating, reading and catching up on my favourite TV shows. Finn and I have gone on some pretty fun walks as well and he and Harley have been getting along really well.
This weekend, the last weekend of summer, is bittersweet for me. I’m looking forward to the energy that always seems to come from back to school time, but summer coming to a close seems way too soon.
I know most of you have long weekend brain already, so here’s an easy Show & Tell to give you something to do while you wait for the clock to turn.
Happy Labour Day weekend! Be safe, take care of each other and don’t drink & drive.
Our beloved Earth is a fascinating place. One of my favourite mystery’s is the sliding rocks in Death Valley. Well, they finally figured out how it happens!
Central Texas has committed to building the Community First! Village. A 27 acre master-planned community that will provide affordable, sustainable housing and a supportive community for the disabled, chronically homeless. An amazing idea.