Friday, October 29, 2010

My dream girl! You bitch!

Just for funzies! I have never seen a women and her style more smokin' than this! Why are you so cool awesome blond hip lady? I want to be you! If she ever falls asleep I will surely sneak into her room, steal all her clothes and somehow teleport myself and soul into her body! AHA! Oh no, I like myself, this is just all in good fun. But it would be fun to be her for a day and finally be able to pull off highwaisted jeans! YoYo! Am I right ladies! FUN fun fun fun on a friday! lalalalala! I love you my fashionable family and friends! Have a fab weekend and I will see you on Monday bright and early!
Love and Hugs
Psst this gorgeous woman is Emerson from EmersonMade.

Health roundup and how do you measure your health?

My BMI is 31.4. I am considered obese, say what?! If I get my BMI to 29, then I would be just plain overweight! HA! But really. Once you get your BMI into a healthy range (20-25) you eliminate all signs of heart disease and diabetes. (both diseases run in my immediate family!)
I am currently at 206.8 pounds and my goal weight is 170. But then I was reading that a healthy weight range for a girl my age and height is between 132-164. Hmmmmm. I am sticking with 170. My intuition tells me that is my happy weight. We'll see.
My current short term goal is to lose 7.8 pounds by Dec 21st weigh in. That will bring me down to 199 pounds and I haven't weighed that since I was 19 years old! I hope I can do it!
Thanks for all the supprt you guys, I want to be a healthy active mom, wife and friend and I couldn't keep going if you didn't have my back! ( I started this journey at 245 pounds in October 2008)
So I was wondering, how do you measure your health? Scale? BMI? your jeans fitting? Energy levels, hungover days? ;)
Love and Hugs

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wait! These might be cuter!

HAHAHAHA! Sweet Potato Ghosts I love you! You make me laugh! Some of you are nice and some of you are evil and one of you looks like you have something to say but you are ALL delicious! (and I will put you in my belly!)

Recipe is from first seen at Svelte Gourmand. Thanks Sara!
Love and Hugs

Shelly's Halloween

Good Afternoon Guys! Aren't these spooky eyeball jelly shots awesome! I first saw a version over at Khali's blog Boots and Cateyes and was intrigued. They remind me of my friend Shelly and her trays upon trays of jello shots she would bring to every party! I miss you Shelly and your jello!
I'm going to a small halloween party this weekend and thought I might throw these together in her name! What do you think? Will I be successful? Head over to Jelly Shot Test Kitchen to see all the lovely recipes and cool stuff you can make with a little vodka and gelatin!
Love and Hugs

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Flower Porn

AHHHH! I want to eat them, make love to them, roll around in them! Aren't these peachy garden roses to die for? Ohmygosh imgaine them with feathery blush pink astilbe! AHHHH!
Love and Hugs

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I'm ready!

Good morning guys! I have been hiding my new spiritual self from you for too long! I wanted to share with you my latest endeavor! I am going to a Pranic Healing workshop this weekend! I am over the moon excited! I feel like I am finally aligning my authenic self with reality.
All I have ever wanted to do since I can remember is get paid to hug people with complete compassion and hold them and rock them and help them feel totally loved until they felt better. I had been searching for a long time about how to make this a reality and I think I finally have the courage and the knowledge to do something!
I love Reiki! Reiki deffinitely helped me come out of my dangerous mental state after the miscarriage along with the cognitive therapy I learned from my psychiatric nurse (mostly deep breathing techniques). This is no joke people. Breath is the direct component that affects and heals the mind and body! Pranic Healing incorporates all of these. I will be learning to heal the body's natural energy field! Oh my gosh!
Heavy stuff and totally up my alley!
Love and Hugs!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Alrighty, back on the train!

Hi guys! I was thinking I would start the 30 day Shred again on the 01st of Nov. Does anyone want to join me? I thought it'd be a nice kick start before the Christmas season. I've still been losing weight on Weight Watchers online and doing my other workouts but I love taking it up a notch everyonce in a while and I think it's time! What do you say people? Are you on the train?

P.S. The job interview went great. I am hoping to hear something this week. Thank you so much for all the encouraging comments.

Love and Hugs

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Okay not yet! But I hope so! I have my first job interview in 12 years this afternoon at 2pm! AHHHHHHHH! No really I'm fine. Kinda. It's a computer slash telemarketing job at an online gaming company. WHAT?! Quick Sam, what do you know about ahything? Nothing? Uh oh!
Okay no really. I need this job. So I had better take things seriously stop laughing/smilling/blogging and get dressed in smart casual work attire on the pronto!
Wish me luck!
Love and Hugs

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thanks Auntie Coco!

Okay so now I absolutely haaaaaave to get a little doggie so I can lovingly wrap her in her own cozy bathrobe after her bath! Isn't this the cutest!
When I get a dog it will be all Auntie Coco's fault for leading me to this Martha Stewart Pet link!

Love and Hugs

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anything better? I don't think so!

Good Morning Every body! Today I recieved the weekend Globe and Mail from Oct 2, 2010 in the mail from my awesome parents! What a wonderful surprise! I have already read the travel and style section and next up is the Arts and Books section. Oh I can't believe it! I am trying to read it really slow and enjoy all the Canadian ads and topics and love! Thanks Mom and Dad, you are the best parents EVER!
Love and Hugs

What a great idea!! (Personal Pots of Pumpkin Pie)

Good Morning Everybody! It's Fall! Even here in Malta! And I can't resit these little personal pots of pumpkin pie! Aren't they the cutest?! I wish I had a halloween party to attend so I could whip up a batch. You know what, they probably make great homemade Christmas presents too. Hmmmmm. I first spotted them at Happiness Is who found them at Inchmark.
So neato Dorrito!
Love and Hugs and Happy Fall!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Senior Dog Portraits

This red haired sweetie is my second fav after Roguey of course. Isn't she lovely?!

These two old boys must have been through so much together! Oh the stories they would tell!

And finally our good old girl, Rogue!
Okay so you know I am obsessed with dogs of late. I have always felt a big love for animals and doggies in particular but right now my sweet love has turned a little border line! I want to have a doggie so bad. I can't wait till we get back to France and can adopt our own little one.
You can imagine how touched I was when I came across these portraits of Senior Dogs by Gary Cross. They are so tender and beautiful and funny! I love the grey hairs and knowing looks in their eyes, I just want to cuddle up and ask about their lives! I couldn't post all the beautiful pictures without one of my favourite Senior, our little Roguey Muffin who passed away at the ripe old age of 13. We miss you little Roguey!
Love and Hugs

(the portrait of Rogue was taken by the talented Sabrina from Pretty Bird Originals, She lives in the Toronto area if you need a lovely portrait of your best friend)

(the other portraits were first spotted at a cup of jo and the aubergine notebook)

Alrighty, I get it!

Goodmorning everybody! I hope you had a truly wonderful weekend!
Listen so I see that the only people who tried out my new comments system was my dad and my brother! HA! So I guess you just don't like to comment? No problem! I thought it would be fun to see what you like to see here and then I could keep going but I guess I will just do what I have been doing!?
Anywho Dad said it was a lot easier and you don't have to have a gmail account to leave one so if you are still apprehesive give it a go! Live a little! Talk to me! hehehehe!
I love you guys!!!! (I'm not really as sad as the baby in the picture)
Love and Hugs

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Please try it out! (new comment section)

Hi Guys, I have uploaded a new comment thingie to hopefully help you guys say what you want on the blog a whole lot easier. It's called Disqus. When you want to comment on a post you have the choice to leave a comment as a "guest" and then enter your email address. This is completely safe and confidental and just asks you because I recieve a copy of your comment in my hotmail account and can email you back with my comments and we can then have a running convo on the subject, cool eh?

Gosh I really hope this works so you don't have any problems anymore! Please try it and let me know what you think.

Love and Hugs

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Okay I can't resist it anymore!

This photo of a brother and sister having fun at the beach was first spotted on Katherine's blog Snipet and Ink. She found it over at The Blah,Blah,Blahg. If you get a chance to go over and see The Blah Blah Blahg she has a whole folder of "miniture animals" that are so cute I think I spent an hour or so just gazing.
I just can't resist their silly serious personalities. I am dreaming of doggies! I want one so bad!
Love and Hugs

Monday, October 11, 2010

Wait, don't forget the nigiri!

Cool eh? The sea bass was sweet and delish! Oh and then I kicked Vince's ass in Double Series! He was none too happy! ;)
Love and Hugs

Saturday night Sushi

Good Morning Everybody! I hope you had a great weekend with your families! On Saturday night Vince and I decided to try our hand at sushi. It was awesome and way easier than I thought. We bought sea bass and salmon and made spicy salmon maki and sea bass nigiri. Delisiosso!!!! We are definitely going to try this again.
Love and Hugs

Friday, October 8, 2010

Guess Whaaaat!!!??

The Save the Dates arrived today from Wedding Paper Divas! WHOOHOOOO! I love them! Vince is so excited to see them he's coming home early! Oh yeah!
Okay so we are going to address them tomorrow and have them in the mail for you on Monday. Hopefully the Canadians will get them by friday the 22nd October and the frenchies a lot earlier than that!
Love and Hugs

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oh Muffin Man!

Good Morning everybody! This week we are using our kitchen as a testing ground for diet muffins. And I will tell you now I am not impressed. We made banana muffins from the WeightWatchers magazine for 4 points each and then apple oatmeal muffins from the WeightWatchers website for 2 points and both were disappointing. They are dense and chewy. What the hell?!
Anyone got a good diet muffin recipe out there? I am about to give up!
Love and Hugs

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pretty songbirds

This is so pretty! I am so out of touch with Canada so I don't know if you have all heard it yet? These girls are from the west coast and I am totally loving their sound. Man I miss Canada!
Love and Hugs

Redbird - Giants of the Forest - Episode One from Amazing Factory Productions Inc. on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Freakin' over photos

Hi Guys, just need to vent a little. I am freakin over the price the wedding planner gave me for the photgrapher. It's 1400.00euros. I know it's probably normal but we wanted to stay between 800-900.00euros. This includes him coming in for shots of us getting ready until our first dance so about 5 hours total. He's good! He's damn good and just want we wanted. (Kinda like the pictures above which were taken by John and Joseph Photography.) I know it's going to be awesome but I just need to get over the extra 500 bucks! Help me! It's worth it right? Where can I skimp to find 500 extra euros to use on the photos instead?
Love and Hugs

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hope you had a cuddly weekend!

Kitten by Analog Girl in a Digital World via ffffound

Good Morning Guys and Happy Monday! Yay! I don't know if I have ever seen a cuter kitten?!!! I am not one to peruse kitten pictures on the web and buy kitten posters and the such but I just couldn't resit this one! She is tooo adorable and reminds me of my weekend and how I feel about Vince! We had a great time going to bed early and waking up even earlier, going to the market, playing squash! (ahhhhhh! My first time) swimming in the pool, making butternut soup, playing card games. (Double Series anyone?) and best of all lots of cuddling!
Makes the start of this week seem not so bad! So what about you guys? What did you get into this weekend?
Love and Hugs

Saturday, October 2, 2010

You're off the list!

That's it! I have had the book Eat Pray Love on my book list for so long. At first I put it down because it was back in 2006 when my depression hit that public space. I could no longer contain it or hide it from people. It was affecting my every day life. When I started reading this book everything the author said about depression rang a little too true for me. The part where she says it feels like people coming univited into your mind and room. That they won't leave you alone just sitting there making you feel worse and worse. Then there was all that crying she did balled up on the floor. I just had to put it down. I wasn't ready.
I went back again and again as I got better and was finally strong enough to get through it. And you know what? It's kinda boring. I can't stand the way Gilbert explains everything so intensly. Mainly the origin of every word. Like really? Blah blah blah! I found myself skipping and skimming and trying hard to get to the next chapter. Even my love for food and Rome and talking about food didn't keep me interested.
I wanted to finish it. I thought it seems so like me I SHOULD finish it. Maybe it will help me?
But that's it. Too boring, too annoying! Eat Pray Love you are off the list!
Love and Hugs.

P.S. Did you see the movie? Apparently its pretty bad as it talks nothing of Liz's struggle through depression. (the main part of the book!) Hmmmmmm.