Jen x Brad, Vanderpump Rules,Very Cavallari & Pilot Pete

So my first post is a big one, but there’s a lot to talk about and frankly I’m too obessesed with pop culture that on Monday I walked into my office and recapped all of Jen and Brad’s relationship and the recent interaction of them.

JEN X BRAD

I have been Team Jen since 2005, I have no shame and I will literally not watch a movie with Angie in it. But huge props to her for the charity work, ya girl can support that.

So Jen and Brad were together from 2000-2005 and ended the marriage when he cheated on her on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith. Bradeglina later had like 7 kids. Three of them biological. Jennifer married Justin something and ended up divorced the same year Brad and Angie split.

This past weekend was the SAG Awards and Brad and Jen both have been in the hot circuit of the Red Carpet. But despite Brad being seen at numerous parties Jen has had (including her 50th birthday), the former couple got the world talking with this picture, which I of course like most of the world freaked out and wanted to know more.

As someone who has a healthy relationship with some of her exes, I truly think it’s wonderful that they can still support each other professionally. So this interaction was huge, I love it. I’m here for it and fully support this friendship. Do I want him to not be in the “We Hate Rachel Green Club” absolutely (but also cause two out three Green sisters are on a new show together).

VANDERPUMP RULES

I am freaking obsessed with this show. I binged the first 7 seasons on HayU over the summer and I live for what these people do. LVP, a freaking QUEEN. Stassi, my OG since day one. This season came to freaking plaaaaay. I’m going on the record now of saying the new cast needs to go. They could of been supporting cast members instead of the title. But whatever, I do not have a Bravo reality tv show so I know nothing.

One thing I want to address is the character development of Jax & Stassi. If you’ve seen the earlier seasons you know alllll about that train wreck, I absolutely adore that they are such good support for each other.

I think the new season will be crazy, the last episode featured Sandvol vs Stassi freaking the eff out about her book tour at Tom Tom. Sheena is still boy crazy (but she once liked my tweet). I need to know about Kristin & Carter (but have totally been there girl). Tom & Katie are still my loves. I can not wait for Brit & Jax’s wedding AND Stassi and Beau’s engagment. Racquel drives me up the wall, but glad to see James sober. I still require way more Peter than is shown on the TV. I also think it’s going to be interesting to have Randal on this season with Lala.

Very Cavallari

In the case of Lauren Conrad vs Kristin Cavallari circa 2004. I will forever Team LC. Do I have a soft spot for Kristin, yes. Do I love her relationship with Jay. Yes. I started watching season one to see the hype, was not disappointed and someone get me Shannon Ford’s phone number.

So this season seems to focus more on Jay and Kristin’s relationship and her fall out with her BFF Kelley and celeb hair stylist Justin Anderson has moved to Nashville and is appearing on the season which I think should be fun.

Peter Weber, the man who can f*ck four times in a windmill...

and have Hannah B coming back this season for more. This season truly is a whaaaaaat just happened. I have a feeling that if a) Hannah B doesn’t make a third appearance at the end of the season to get all up in that Peter Weber windmill lovin’ its going to be Hannah Ann. I also feel like Peter got someone pregnant and that is why the OG of the whole franchise Mr. Chris Harrison is like we just found out.

But you know what they say.. Kris Jenner works hard but the Bach producers work harder.

101 in 1001 recap

So years and years and years ago I started this whole 101 in 1001 I did two rounds of it and honestly fairly successful. It was a part bucket list and part to do this without the stress. I stumbled upon my lists while going through the blog in my reconstruction of it. It was inspired by Mackenzie over at Design Darling. This was a fun thing for me to look back and see how far I’ve come in the little things and now here’s to the #YearOfThirty

Round 1 (due date October 15th 2015)

  1. Create 101 things list (Jan 2013)
  2. Learn to cook
  3. Get an apartment with a friend
  4. Go back to school (Jan 2014)
  5. Guest post on an other blog
  6. Land internship at an Public Relations Firm
  7. Buy an adult bag. (Micheal Kors, Kate Spade maybe?) (September 2013)
  8. Travel somewhere in Canada
  9. Fall in love
  10. Save money
  11. Get my licence
  12. Buy a car
  13. Go to a spa
  14. Buy new “adult” clothes
  15. Have a dinner party
  16. Buy & use a kitchen aid mixer
  17. Do 12 random acts of kindness (/12)
  18. Go to New York City
  19. Attend a brunch somewhere where brunch is a thing
  20. Christmas in New York (different from # 18)
  21. Get a bigger bed
  22. Buy a pair of black Louboutins
  23. Buy a Lily Pulitzer dress (Feb 2013) 
  24. Buy & learn Photoshop
  25. Get new contacts & glasses (Contacts Feb 2013 Glasses April 2013)
  26. Get personalized stationary
  27. Lose weight and get down to 130
  28. Stay at 130
  29. Go to the gym at least twice a week for four months straight
  30. Go tailgating
  31. Develop personal style
  32. Get something for my parents that they’ve always wanted
  33. Buy one of those fancy cameras (Dec 2013)
  34. Actually win at beer pong.(Dec 2013)
  35. Stop biting my nails.
  36. Buy my grandparents dinner
  37. Professional pictures of me
  38. Professional pictures of the family
  39. Complete 10 DIY projects I’ve pinned from Pinterest (2/10)
  40. Re-design my blog
  41. Re do an old piece of furniture
  42. See Taylor Swift (June 2013)
  43. De- clutter closet (Aug 2013) 
  44. Organize my contacts
  45. Write a letter to my self to open on my 25th birthday
  46. Buy “coffee table” books
  47. Do an Ikea furniture hack
  48. Start my Memoir (at least have the draft done)
  49. Get my blog featured somewhere
  50. Attend a blogging convention
  51. Clean up my “social-media-ness”
  52. Attend a Yoga class (June 2013) 
  53. Spend the day living like I’m a Millionaire
  54. Re- do business website (July 2013) 
  55. Start a business blog on my website (Jan 2013) 
  56. Go back to blonde (Feb 2013) 
  57. Buy a couch
  58. Get my finances in order
  59. Come up with a new skin care routine
  60. Buy new makeup
  61. Come up with a new makeup look
  62. Workout with a personal trainer
  63. Bake a homemade cake for someones birthday
  64. Publish an e-book
  65. Take Breakfast At Tiffany’s-esque photos in front of Tiffany’s
  66. Take my brothers to a professional hockey game
  67. Go shop at at a flea market / thrift store
  68. Go to 10 new restaurants (1/10)
  69. Re-watch all the Harry Potter movies
  70. Travel to the southern States
  71. Have a girls weekend in a hotel somewhere (June 2013)
  72. Watch 5 Audrey Hepburn Movies (1/5)
  73. Buy the Gilmore Girls on DVD (0/6)
  74. Finish buying Sex and the City on DVD (2/6)
  75. Clean up e-mail
  76. Do a “No Spend Month”
  77. Buy my first piece  Tiffany’s jewellery (might knock out #65)
  78. Drink 8 glasses of water a day for a month
  79. Keep my office at work organized! (Feb 2014)
  80. Go snowmobiling
  81. Treat a friend for a dinner
  82. Host a Superbowl party
  83. Embrace the curls!
  84. Get up at 7 am everyday for two weeks (May-June 2013)
  85. Re design my bedroom
  86. Take a writing class
  87. See Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert or Tim McGraw live.
  88. Get dolled up for no reason whatsoever
  89. Update my Resume
  90. Buy a printer
  91. Organize and transfer iTunes (September 2013)
  92. Print off pictures and organize them by year.
  93. Invest in some statement jewellery
  94. Get my ears pierced (yes, I don’t have them done) (October 2013)
  95. Learn the sock bun (April/May 2013)
  96. Outfit of the week on my blog
  97. Read 5 new books (1/5)
  98. Collaborate with a brand I love (even if its small)
  99. Meet someone famous
  100. Buy Tory Burch flats
  101. Inspire someone to do their own list

Round 2 (due date: Sept 30th 2019)

Personal ( /20)

  1. Learn to cook
  2. Save Money
  3. Have a financial game plan
  4. Get my licence
  5. Purchase a car (new or used)
  6. Buy and use a Kitchen Aid mixe
  7. Do 12 random acts of kindness (/12)
  8. Attend a brunch somewhere where brunch is a thing
  9. Get personalized stationary
  10. Get something for my parents that they’ve always wanted
  11. Buy my grandparents dinner
  12. Professional pictures of me
  13. Professional pictures of the family
  14. Clean up my social media-ness
  15. Buy a couch
  16. Do a “No Spend Month”
  17. Buy my first piece of Tiffany’s jewelry
  18. Buy Tory Burch flats
  19. Pay off student debt
  20. Read 10 new books

Career (/8)

  1. Land a job in public relations (social media)
  2. Buy professional clothing
  3. Start a freelancing business
  4. Land an exec job
  5. Build an empire
  6. Set up website
  7. Business cards – professional freelancing
  8. Host a PR / Blogging event

Health (  /9)

  1. Go to a spa
  2. Lose weight and get down to 135 pounds
  3. Stay in the 130-140 range
  4. Go to the gym twice a week (or more) for 4 months straight
  5. Stop biting my nails.
  6. Drink 8 glasses of water a day for a month
  7. Workout with a trainer
  8. Work on mental health
  9. Start doing yoga more regularly

Blog (/12)

  1. Guest post on another blog
  2. Get my blog featured somewhere
  3. Attend a blogging convention
  4. Outfit of the week on my blog
  5. Collaborate with a brand I love (even if its small)
  6. Publish five “How To’s” posts
  7. Photoshoots
  8. Blog Social Media pages
  9. Blog Business cards
  10. Domain name
  11. Reach 1,000 blog followers and 1,000 Instagram followers
  12. Be posting at least 3x a week by August 2018

Travel (/6)

  1. Go to New York City
  2. Christmas in New York (different from # 18)
  3. Travel to the Southern States (Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, The Carolinas, Florida)
  4. Travel within Canada
  5. Travel to Ottawa
  6. Go to Mexico or Cuba or Dominican

Fun & Creative (/19)

  1. Go tailgating
  2. Complete 10 DIY projects I’ve pinned from Pinterest (2/10
  3. Go snowmobiling
  4. Write a letter to myself for my 29th birthday
  5. Buy “coffee table” books
  6. Do an Ikea furniture hack
  7. Start my Memoir (at least have the draft done)
  8. Watch 5 Audrey Hepburn Movies (1/5)
  9. Publish an e-book
  10. Take Breakfast At Tiffany’s-esque photos in front of Tiffany’s
  11. Take my brothers to a professional hockey game
  12. Host a Super Bowl party
  13. See Eric Church, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert or Tim McGraw live.
  14. Print off pictures and organize them by year.
  15. Boots and Hearts round 2
  16. Havelock County Jamboree
  17. Go staking
  18. Have more coffee dates with friends
  19. Go to a pumpkin patch

sweet potato chunks

like every blogger here’s my 45 minute essay before you get to the actual recipe, totally kidding, but in all honesty I apparently have zero concept of using this air fryer thing and I burnt them HOWEVER it still tasted wonderful.

I bought some prepackaged chunks of sweet potato.

alright alright alright, dump the chunks in a bowl toss whatever seasons you would like pop that into the air fryer @ 400 degrees for 10 minutes. apparently air fryers are like ovens and pre heat and that’s where I went wrong (and also baking muffins at the same time)

Here’s to 2020

According to WordPress I’ve been blogging for 7 years which is wild, the amount I’ve grown and changed but each year I promise myself to blog more because I enjoy it, I truly do. 2019 had zero posts, and honestly that’s okay. The older I get the more grateful I am to experience the things I do. But mostly the change and the growth that occurs each year, and frankly 2019 was rough but mostly I dealt with my mental health which is so important. I’m finally dealing with YEARS of things I’ve never did and it’s good. It’s really good. But reflecting on the last decade, ya girl has gone through it.

This is the year I turn 30, which for me is a little hard, given I started this decade with someone who was the love of my life planning a future to me currently, and don’t get me wrong the last half of 2019 was a disaster but I think it’s just where it needed to be. I’ve learned that even at 30 I don’t need to have it all together.

Things I want to work on for New Year AND decade:

• eating healthier

• working out

• more water and less alcohol

• travel more

• focus on my career (and this blog)

So here’s to a new decade and to my roaring 30’s (that’s a thing right)

{Gift Guide: For Her}

So Day One of my mini gift guide is for the ladies in your life all at different price points. I’ve always wanted to do a gift guide and I’m happy I did one this year but next years will be much more complex.  All prices are in CAD funds.

  1. Old Navy Sweater $39.99
  2. Old Navy PJ pants  (the best) $19.99
  3. Hudson’s Bay Lightweight Blanket $59.00
  4. Kate Spade Gloves (and you can still text!) $48.00
  5. Google Chromecast $45.00
  6. Magolina Table $23.95
  7. North Face Hat 
  8. Bath and Body Works Candle $24.50 (but theres always a sale)
  9. Ugg Slippers 

{Nutree Hair Botox}

Y’all my hair is a gosh darn disaster ALL. THE. TIME. It’s processed, it’s thick, it’s got a curly wave going on and it even gets a dreadlock going. Not even kidding. So I’m constantly looking for good solid hair care. Through an Influencer program, I received this product for free however y’alllllllll.

First things first here’s my hair prior to the Botox hair treatment:

Second of all the benefits of this treatments are insane:

* smoothing effects up to 8 weeks
* deep hydration
* thermal hair protection
* colour and radiance that locks
* protection reconstruction of hair fibre (hello!)
* natural ingredients
* anti humidity for up to 5 weeks
* brightness and softness
* there’s a whole a bottle for my blondies

disclaimer: I just sectioned off my hair and slathered that baby right in. (I’m a busy gal, what can I say)

(Not pictured the Christmas movie in the background getting my feel good holiday goodness in and also me wondering what time I actually put this in at – it also smells like bananas which I’m more than okay with smelling for 40 mins)

Final verdict: ohhhhh my gosh guys, I’m not even kidding when I say it makes you feel like you went to the salon and got your hair did. My hair instantly felt softer when I was washing it out and smoother when I was drying it. It also got rid of all my product build up (the literal worst).

The Day after:

Okay so I totally walked around just touching my hair all day, I still feel like I had salon soft hair. They recommend to straighten your hair right after – but I know my hair so I blow dryed it as per the instructions and left it as straight as my crazy hair will let me and then curled it the next day. (So yes, now we’re on two day hair and it’s stilll killing it)

{This year was for like, realizing things}

I’ve seen a number of social media posts this year about how “not everyone you loose is a loss” and how 2018 has shown us things etc. 2018 made me a stronger person and I’ve come to understand my goals, my ambitions, who’s in my circle, who never was, toxic relationships, toxic friendships, how I do not always need to take care of everyone around me (even though it’s in my nature), how you can be there and not be there, show up for people who matter despite if you haven’t talked in a while.

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I know I’ve addressed this numerous times on here, but I’m a professional people pleaser. I absolutely hate doing the “wrong” thing, even though the wrong thing might be the right thing for me. I put off blogging the second it feels like work, I’m a professional procrastinator and I will do it but at the very last second and it could be done beautifully or completely half assed, and that my friends is life.

We’re all humans, we’re all growing and evolving daily, we make choices, we make mistakes, we learn, we don’t learn, we stay in our comfort zone, we leave our comfort zone.

I got out of bed at 7 am this morning (which is normally a huge no from me) and yeah its 12:10 pm when I’m writing this but holy crap I’m exhausted. I have a sponsored post to get done and I seriously need to do it, instead I’m writing this while my cable gets installed. (3 months without TV was torcher, I accept my defeat even though I have Netflix and Heyu). There is zero point to that paragraph, but I’ma keep it anyways cause its real.

I’ve also learned that the minute you start doing well for yourself suddenly people who didn’t fuck with you, do. The attentions great do not get me wrong, but it’s like um, I get I’m having my Khloe glow up rn but can you not? Thanks.

I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a reason and people gravitating in and out of your life (as shit as it is) but I truly believe they do that depending on the energies you need in your life (or theirs) at the time. You know what I’m talking about, those people who never really go away but yet are always there just right when you need them.

and that concludes my Tuesday rambles.

{ life changes 🎶 }

I know it’s been a while since I actually posted something in words here and to be honest I was in a phase where I was unhappy – but I didn’t know how unhappy I truly was. I thought it was little things and so if I did this, it would do that etc. I was leaving out of country so I finally got functional licence and then a month later bought a brand new car – which is incredible and I’m thankful I was able to that. Then I thought I was homesick since I lived 3 hours away from my hometown and didn’t drive – it was kind of the reason but still not the reason. Then I went out of the country. Saw some of my best friends and even briefly saw a guy I met through them for a few weeks, but I was so unhappy with myself that I self destructed that relationship because I didn’t know what the hell I wanted to do and I caused a toxic circle within myself. I had responsibilities within my job, to my former roommate, financial responsibilities and I’m very much a people pleaser (almost a professional at it) and I hate to disappoint people (another part of the problem). YOU OWE NO ONE ANYTHING. IF YOU ARE UNHAPPY THEN FIX IT. so one thing led to another and I ended up getting an interview at a hotel my best friend worked at. I knew if I ended up getting the job I had a huge decision. I ended up getting the job and I accepted it right away because thats what my gut told me to do. Then I cried. And then cried some more. Then I thought if I did this for me, I’d be disappointing people so its better to work a job with less money and not disappoint. Then I thought, this is actually in my field (one of the many streams) and I’d be a fucking idiot to not take it. So put in my two weeks, moved in with my friend for a month, all my days off were driving 3 hours back and forth bringing all my stuff home in mere day trips and it was absolute madness for a month. Within the two weeks of me packing up my life and moving 4 hours away and storing everything I own in my parents living room till I got an apartment but I felt at peace. Everything started to fall into place.

Here we are almost three months later, two of those months of successfully lived by myself (which, I did for a few months back in 2017 and I loved it). I learned that changing your environment does absolute wonders for your mental health but your physical health as well. I have lost between 15-20 pounds with minimal effort (I did stop eating fast food) and cut my drinking down by 75% at least. I am in a workplace thats super supportive for whatever I need (so was my last job don’t get me wrong). I’m closer to my family. I’m just overall happy. When I see people they tell me I’m glowing. My family says they’ve never seen me so happy and everything else has just fallen into place. I’ve got a solid handle on my future and I’ve got some big things planned and I can not wait.

If you ever feel like your stuck, know life has a way of working itself out. Keep positive and watch what happens.

{taco salad}

I’ve been on a taco salad kick lately however I hate most of all the traditional ingredients. I normally make this for a super quick lunch for work.

• 1lb of lean ground beef

• shredded cheese (I use nacho blend)

• lettuce

• chipotle

• taco seasoning

Cook the ground beef as normal, drain and add seasoning

In a bowl put the beef on the bottom then layer the lettuce cheese and top it off with chipotle!

Check out additional recipes here!

{Lost & Found}

There’s something very bittersweet about loosing someone you love. But there’s also something beautiful when you learn to let go. In letting go, I’ve found genuine happiness.

I started out 2018 with the “this is my year” mindset, but for once it seems to be working out.

I’m not gonna get into the heartbreak or any of that stuff because I’ve touched on it in previous posts and that person is literally my best friend. We might not be in love anymore but he still loves and supports me, which is tremendous.

Loosing him did suck, but I’ve found myself in so many ways. I go to the gym, I eat better and everyday I feel like I better myself in a little way. I’m happier, I’m more energetic. I’ve written down my goals and I’m slowly achieving them. I used to have shitty days and then it turned into a week of shittiness. But even if I have a rough 5 mins, I deal with it. I’m not gonna let a bad 5 mins dictate my day or week. At the end of every day and every week I still feel like I had the best week ever, I don’t know if that comes with maturity and letting things go or what.

Maybe it’s the freedom I’ve been feeling lately. Freedom in doing whatever I want. The freedom to know that each day is a new day and shits gonna happen either way. Maybe this doesn’t even have anything to do with him or our relationship (it kinda does though) but this is it. It’s my life and it’s a great day to be alive.

But what I thought would be the end of the world, was really just my beginning ✨

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