Friday’s Fabulous Five

Happy Friday!! The weekend is finally here, unless you are south of me you are probably already off because of American Thanksgiving. Every year I try to get my parents to cook another Thanksgiving turkey on American Thanksgiving but it never works. Besides all of the turkey and football there is also Black Friday! It seems that this year more and more stores in Canada are also doing Black Friday sales. All of my emails and pictures being posted on Instagram are all about Black Friday. These sales are perfect for some Christmas shopping and they seem to last all weekend long.

I hope to get some Christmas shopping done this weekend with all of these massive sales. Here are a 5 fabulous things that I have been obsessing over the past couple weeks:

f13_03_005_49363_4198_off_fI am currently in the market to purchase a nice warm jacket for Christmas for myself (from my parents lol). I think I have finally decided on this TNA Chamonix Parka from Arizita, which is on sale today because of Black Friday. It will be perfect in January when I will be walking the streets of Toronto and New York.

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I am pretty much in love with everything that Sugar Paper comes up with! And I am loving with this 2014 desk calendar in raspberry! It would look perfect on a office desk.

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Who doesn’t love a SEQUIN gold pillow!! This is from Indigo and it’s from their holiday decor but I would have this out all year!

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The BEST tea to make a gingerbread tea latte with Davids Tea gingerbread tea!! It is one of my favourite teas to drink this time of year.. did I mention that I am a little obsessed with tea?

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Last but least, a fitting quote for today.. Thanks to Stephanie because I stole this idea from her!

Have a good weekend everyone!

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New Job, New Wallet!

Happy Monday Everyone! As you may know I recently graduated at the end of September with my Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design and took a little break and went to Toronto. I have been back from Toronto for about 3 weeks and last Thursday I officially got my first job as a Jr. Interior Designer! I am working for a small interior design firm that is literally a 5min drive from my house (how perfect!). As a congrats on a real job, I decided to splurge a little bit and buy myself something nice. Back in October at Stephanie’s birthday party I misplaced my wallet so I thought I would replace it. I bought a gorgeous Kate Spade wallet in a minty/blue colour. I am obsessed with it! And when you open it the interior is white with gold dots!

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Overnight Oats

I am officially back from my lovely trip to Toronto and while I was gone things have changed. Starbucks has their red cups now, it seems to be Christmas in all the stores, I am now 25 and It seems to be a lot colder in Vancouver. I am happy to be back in Vancouver and see the mountains and the ocean but I am missing Toronto at the same time. My trip consisted of visiting with family and friends, checking out the new Aquarium, going to numerous Halloween parties, having a wonderful dinner on the top of the CN Tower and I could go on forever but I will stop there.

While I was gone I ate out quite a bit and was also spoiled to have someone cook a few delicious meals for me. But now that I am back in Vancouver I am trying to get back to my usual eating habits. One of my favourite things to have for breakfast is Overnight Oats. This is a great meal if you don’t have time to make something in the morning because most of it is made the night before. This meal is full of fibre and protein and it is a great meal to start off a busy day. The best thing about overnight oats is that you can change it up every morning if you wanted to.

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Ingredients:

For the overnight oats:

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup of milk (or milk substitute) 
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

Variation:

  • 2/3 cup of berries 
  • 2 tablespoons of slivered almonds
  • drizzle of honey

Instructions:

  • Combine the oats, greek yogurt, milk, and chia seeds into a bowl. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap. Let the mixture to sit in the refrigerator overnight. 
  • In the morning mix in the variation and enjoy!

The variation can change whenever you’d like. I also enjoy adding in a banana with a large scoop of natural peanut butter. But you can put any type of fruit or nut in to make any type of variation you want! The possibilities are endless!!

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8 Must Haves in your Carry-on

Bon Voyage!! I am off to Toronto tomorrow for a little vacation to visit some family and friends. I am super excited for my trip but I dread packing. I am one of those people that want to bring EVERYTHING.. It’s suppose to rain twice while I am there and for that reason I wanted to bring my Hunter wellies. I took me a day to convince myself I won’t really need them. But my suitcase is now full! and I am just packing up my bag for the plane. Here are some tips and things I plan on bringing with me so I can enjoy my flight!

1) Use a big purse/bag!! I am using my Michael Kors Jet Set Macbook Travel Tote which is perfect because it has a compartment for my Macbook Pro and it still leaves tons of space for other things that I need to bring with me.

2) Bring a Laptop or iPad to play with. I get really bored on planes, especially when I am alone. I will be bringing my laptop to keep me entertained. But I also don’t trust having my laptop in my suitcase so even if I don’t plan on using it I want it with me. Along with my laptop I make sure I have my charger and iPhone charger.

3) Bring a book or Magazines. I am bringing both, again it’s mainly for entertainment purposes.

4) Chapstick!! I am seriously a lipgloss/chapstick hoarder.. I have put in 5 different kinds in my bag.

5) I like to bring my own blanket. The ones they give you on the plane just plain suck. I tend to get cold easily, so I prefer to bring my own fuzzy blanket. I also am packing a scarf with me to put on once I land in Toronto.

6) Proper Identification and cash! This is important anytime your are going on a flight, mainly because they won’t let you on if you don’t have the right ID and it is always safe to have some kind of cash with you, just incase.

7) HEADPHONES. This is crucial. If you want to watch a movie or listen to music you are going to need these, unless you enjoy listening to the person beside you snore.

8) Gum and snacks! Gum for taking off and snacks because you never know when you’ll get hungry!

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Okay time to double check and make sure I have packed everything!

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