Monday, December 15, 2014

Canadian blogger Christmas swap 2014

WHAT???? I am actually posting?? I know it has been forever. Besides being busy I kinda lost my blogging mojo. I'm not sure how often I will be back but receiving my Christmas Blog Swap gift from Leigh was a definitely a reason to write a post :)

For the last few years Leigh and Lindsey have organized a Christmas blogger swap. It's always so much fun and I love the gifts I get every year.

This year Leigh sent me: a beautiful ornament, some cute napkins and a Starbucks card.

Thanks again Leigh!

Thursday, March 13, 2014


With the multiple moves we had last year coupled with everything else (including a LOT of work stress) to say that working out fell off the radar would be an understatement! I'm trying to get back into things but motivation has been slightly lacking......

On the running front I haven't been doing a lot but did sign myself up to the run the 10K the same day that the Scotiabank Marathon. Earlier in the year I was hoping to do the half that weekend but with where I am with running am very happy with the 10K. I really need a push in this area.

Yoga - one area that actually have been doing fairly well. When we were in between house I wasn't close enough to go to the studio I love but now that we are in the new house I am only 10 min away. So no excuse there really!

I am looking for something else I can do at home to supplement the running/yoga. I have looked at both the Beachbody T25 and the new P90X3. Has anybody tried either of these? Thoughts? I know both of these are full programs that you are supposed to do daily but I am thinking of just adding them in a couple days a week.

Who else is running the Scotiabank weekend?
Any other at home workout suggestions?

Monday, March 10, 2014

Catch Up

Goodness I don't even know where to start! It's been forever since I posted on here......

Let’s see if I can quickly catch you up without having information/picture overload
May 2013
  • We went to Texas to see some dear friends of ours get married and to celebrate our anniversary. We had a fantastic 10 days down there!
  • We sold our house

  • 1. Amazing BBQ everywhere we went in Texas
    2. One of the oldest dancehalls in Texas where it was cash only and beer or wine (by the bottle) only
    3. Great 80's coverband the Thursday before the wedding
June 2013
  • We moved out of our house and in with friends
  • I went to Vegas
  • We volunteered for flood clean up
  • We finally bought a house
  • I changed roles at work
  • Mr. H changed roles at work and got a promotion
    Flood clean up
July 2013
  • We enjoyed a very fun (but wet Stampede)
  • We went camping and spent time with my family

Lake Camping/Saskatchewan Mini Chuckwagon Races

August 2013
  • We got possession of our new house and started renovating (we didn’t move in yet….)
  • I celebrated my 35th birthday
September 2013
  • Mr. H celebrated his 35th birthday
October 2013
  • We moved out of our friends place (they were moving) and my Brother-in-law’s place in Bragg Creek since our house wasn’t quite done yet
  • We said a sad “See ya’ll later” to some very good friends when they moved to Austin.
  • Mr. H and I went to Vegas for a few days by ourselves and then Dallas with friends for a football game

November 2013
  • Remember that house we bought back in June.... Well we finally moved into it at the end of this month!
Before/After Pics
December 2013
  • One of my best friends turned 40!!
  • I participated in the blog swap (Thanks again to Leigh and Lindsey for organizing and to Laura for the beautiful ornament)

Christmas swap ornament

January/February 2014
  • Has been fairly low key...... We have went to a couple hockey games, celebrated New Years and celebrated a friends birthday

I am positive I have left things out along the way somewhere...... Hopefully I can get a bit better and post more often.

Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Favourites

It's Friday and it's finally sunny!

A couple of things from this week that made me smile

1. This lady getting engaged. She's gone from a little cousin I used to babysit when I was younger to an amazing young lady that I am super close to. I'm excited to be part of this new chapter in her life and helping her plan her wedding! Anybody have an unique wedding venue suggestions? She's already challenging me in saying she wants mountains AND a lake wherever she gets married.

2. It's my Friday off. I get to spend some time alone in Starbucks and I am working on a long overdue catch up blog post ;)

3. This recipe for chocolate Chia pudding. I can't get enough of it lately. It's SO easy to make and satisfies my sweet craving.

4. We went out for dinner at the Lake House last night which just opened up close to our house. Besides the pretty views the food was amazing and we had the sweetest server. I love finding new places to eat :)

Have a great weekend :)