Friday, December 31, 2010


I think this is a really fun way to do nails and am set on trying to master this look:

Thursday, December 30, 2010


As I sit here procrastinating (well I have started, I just take lots of intermittent breaks) working on my grad school applications for Ontario OT schools, I figured I may as well begin my New Years Revolutions. I don not really have many, but it has to begin somewhere....

Along with this blog I have always kept a journal. Probably since junior high, and periodically through my childhood...but we all know what that was like. It is pretty hilarious to read back over the years at my trials and tribulations, especially through the teen years. But anyway, for 2011 my goal is for my journal to look a little more like this:

I figure by mixing in a little bit of artistry, scrap-booking and collage-making, I will fill my need to be creative more often (I hope).

End of another year

Happy New Years everyone, see you in 2011!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Went and saw The Black Swan. Thought it was amazing, slightly disturbing and thoughtful at others. I don't mean to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet...but I really wish I knew what happened next, you know? Although I do enjoy movies with endings so abrupt as this. In other news, I would certainly do a love scene with either Mila or Natalie.

I'm back...

...with a Caturday!

And updates: On Christmas day (evening) Corey and I got back from Sicamous with his family where we had a nice white Christmas. He took me to Malaqua, where he showed me his families farm house, old elementary school and other old hangouts. We tromped through dry snow and the feeling of it brought back memories of Yellowknife. It was wonderful. I wish I had taken more photos to show off the landscape, however I totally forgot to take out my little point and shoot and couldn't find my old Kodak.

Since being back, I've sort of been working and just visiting with family, and clearly not updating. I'm sure that will change shortly.

Tomorrow I'm off to lunch with the beautiful Kelsey and Teresa, so perhaps I will photo document that excursion.

Till then, enjoy the rest of your holidays!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Look that was forgotten

I don't believe I ever posted this look, but I'm in love with the skirt. We just got some pants that have a similar style to them and are done in the same fabric:

I am wearing the Nina scoop top in navy, with the Laila skirt and polka dot tights.

Friday, December 17, 2010


It has been a while since I have posted, so here is an update:

I am sick. And it fucking sucks. Last weekend I was doing my best to not get sick by taking lots of vitamin c, supplements, oregano oil, etc. Then whammo, as of Wednesday I finally hit the wall of bacterial doom and since have not been able to stop my eyes from watering, my nose from running, or my lungs from coughing. As such, I haven't been able to work my ridiculous hours (probably what made me sick in the first place), and thus haven't made any money. The only plus side is that my goddamn abs are burning and look pretty good.

I am also too scared to try taking any other drugs other than my benylin cough and cold syrup because it warns you that if you do you may overdose. Shit. That is not what I want.

Anyway, hopefully posting will resume soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010

cat and mouse

I wish our house was allowed to have cats, it could solve our mouse problem quite quickly:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

gpoy: cm

We just had our 60/40 event, and although I had said I wouldn't spend over 200 bones, thirty over that hardly seemed that much of a big deal....

Look 1: Celia leggings (so hot, they have leather on the front pannel from just above the knee down) with Francesca sweater in Aubergine (reminds me of a sweater ballerina's would wear to warm up):

Look 2: Lola top is sheer black, Jaqueline winter shorts in camel, and polka dot tights:

Look 3: Joyce Cardigan in black (so comfy and warm), Amy tank in floral, spike head band and again with the Celia leggings (I've been wearing them a lot lately...):

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Black Swan

Who wants to come watch it with me? Avy, Kiera?

look of the day

Everything about this look is perfect, the shoes, her toque, the dress with tights and finished with the amazing coat:

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

tea time!

Next week my friend Bryan and I are having a wee tea party, with all of the new teas we bought from Silk Road after we attended one of their tea workshops. I'm excited to finally be able to use my beautiful tea cups!

stem cell research vs prolifers

Came across this at Ish's blog, and after having had a recent conversation on pro-life vs pro-choice I thought it would be a worthwhile reblog:
"A three-day-old human embryo is a collection of 150 cells called a blastocyst. There are, for the sake of comparison, more than 100,000 cells in the brain of a fly. If our concern is about suffering in this universe, it is rather obvious that we should be more concerned about killing flies than about killing three-day-old human embryos… Many people will argue that the difference between a fly and a three-day-old human embryo is that a three-day-old human embryo is a potential human being. Every cell in your body, given the right manipulations, every cell with a nucleus is now a potential human being. Every time you scratch your nose, you’ve committed a holocaust of potential human beings… Let’s say we grant it that every three-day-old human embryo has a soul worthy of our moral concern. First of all, embryos at this stage can split into identical twins. Is this a case of one soul splitting into two souls? Embryos at this stage can fuse into a chimera. What has happened to the extra human soul in such a case? This is intellectually indefensible, but it’s morally indefensible given that these notions really are prolonging scarcely endurable misery of tens of millions of human beings, and because of the respect we accord religious faith, we can’t have this dialogue in the way that we should. I submit to you that if you think the interests of a three-day-old blastocyst trump the interests of a little girl with spinal cord injuries or a person with full-body burns, your moral intuitions have been obscured by religious metaphysics."

-- Sam Harris, on stem cell research.


Today my 14 year old little kitty (big kitty), aka Smudge (pudge, meowzer, fatty, kitler), was taken to the vet to be put down. We're not entirely sure what exactly happened, but within the last month he deteriorated so quickly that we had no other option than to put him out of his misery.

So here we go, a Caturday in honor of our beautiful Smudge:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Love this layered look with all the different lengths. We just got a new silk full length skirt that I am eager to try on...

gpoy: CM

Only two photos today, pretty simple outfit:

I am wearing, the Amy tank in dark purple with flowers, Fabian chinos, and Celine blazer.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Lykke Li - Get Some

dear victoria:

I would love for you to get some more snow, please

dear vancouver, the jig is up

I’ve lived in Vancouver for 17 of my 23 years, and I’ve been here for at least part of every winter. So believe me when I tell you the Vancouver Winter Naivety Complex is bullshit.

It snows at least once a year. That’s not a lot, granted, but it’s a pattern. It’s not like every time you can be surprised for real. And yet every year people panic. SNOW TIRES. SNOW PLOWS. ROAD CLOSURES. HOW WILL I GET TO WORK STOCK UP ON CANNED GOODS I DON’T EVEN HAVE A WINTER COAT etc etc. Listen guys, I know it’s fun to be like, “Can you BELIEVE it’s SNOWING?” but we know it snows. We know. So let’s all just get on board with winter and stop acting like we’ve never seen a snowflake before, because after a while it’s a tired routine.


Monday, November 29, 2010


I think she is really uniquely beautiful, in an unconventional way. I also love her style, and the way that she dresses (or undresses). Finally, I envy her hair length, because this is how long I want my hair to be:


Yesterday I went and saw the Goh Ballet's version of The Nutcracker at the Royal Theater here in Victoria; it was absolutely amazing. I think it has renewed my interest in pursuing adult dance classes. I really wish I had stayed in ballet as a child.

plaid and loafers


Thursday, November 25, 2010


From the last couple of days:

Above I am wearing the Amy tank in black, with the Daniella skirt in Pewter. This skirt was very popular today. Walking through the mall I had men stopping me to tell me how unique it was, and little women feeling me up to see what the fabric was like. Successful day I'd say!

Here I am wearing the Suzi pleated pant with my Lola top in black...yesterday one of my customers told me I looked very Gossip Girl...and then proceeded to talk about edible undies with his co-worker. They were pretty hilarious. Another good day!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


These boots are beautiful and so simple:
...however I somehow doubt I would be willing to spend what these beauts are worth. Forever 21 carry some pretty nice knockoffs of this style, too bad they don't come in black:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

gpoy: CM

Yesterday I wore my grey Agnes sweater with my new black Denise skirt and army green wool thigh-highs. And of course, when I drove to work, there was no snow...and when I left, I had to leave the car behind because it would be a death trap on the roads in those conditions. Good thing I wore different clothing to work other than this short skirt and thigh highs.

Sunday, November 21, 2010



and on that note, I really should make my next appointment some time soon.

warming element

I think that this is a brilliant idea, too bad I don't have a furnace like this!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fifth day, fourth outfit

Not too much variation from the last outfit, same Fabian chinos with my Agnes grey v-neck sweater and Celine blazer. I really need to get some awesome belts, except (like so much of CM apparel) the CM ones are just so darn expensive and I need to STOP parting with money.