Thursday, March 28, 2013

[random thursday] - top 3 books turned movies

holla! join me, lin, and em for some random thursday awesomeness.


this weeks topic...

 

so I'm not a happy camper right now.  I did a vlog the other day on this topic and was pretty pumped to upload it!  I did a vlog for a random thursday post awhile ago and never had the guts to do it since.  
stupid iphoto wasn't recognizing my phone when I plugged it in so I did an update and we are going on 45 minutes and I am only here...


grumpy!

anyways,  you guys get to miss out on my super embarrassing vlog for now.

moving on.

I only have 2 books that turned to movies that I love so I'm kind of cheating this week but I've been thinking about this since monday and I honestly don't have another I love so two will have to do!

hunger games
I cannot say enough good things about this trilogy of books.  I love the writing, I love the characters, I love the plot, I love everything.
when they announced they were making it into a movie I was so pumped but at the same time so nervous!  sometimes movies butcher a good book.
not here folks.  seriously go and watch this movie.  I've watched it three times and read the books twice.
I'm a die hard fan.

my sister's keeper
going back a few years but this book and movie totally stick out in my mind.
I watched the movie first (so technically breaking the rules again) and thought it was a really sweet albeit devastating story.  oh ya, I'm throwing in a sophisticated word here.
I figured if the movie was that good the book must be just as good too right?
wrong.  
book blew that movie out of the water.  if you've seen the movie read the book!  
ya it's the same gist but the ending will have you screaming at the fictional characters.
loved it.

that's all I've got for you!

maybe next week I'll do a vlog and have it actually work out :)

 

Monday, March 25, 2013

happy birthday to me!

woohoo it's my birthday!! I had a GREAT day but it's late and I will tell ya's all about it tomorrow!

however I wanted to let you know I picked two awesome winner for the group giveaway!  make sure you go check out the beautiful kelsey and congratulate her on winning first place!

annnddd of course don't forget about the just as beautiful breanna and congratulate her on second place!

thank you to everyone for entering and especially to the awesome ladies who contributed.  if you haven't checked them out yet do it, just do it.

click on a beautiful face to see their blog.
 peace!

ps.  I am definitely going to be doing a 25 before 25 post so let me know your ideas!

Friday, March 22, 2013

daily makeup routine

so I've just discovered polyvore.  addicted.  this right here is my very first!

daily makeup routine

I'm thinking of putting together a little series for first time bloggers.  I know I haven't been blogging that long but every time I find something new that helps this place out in some way I just want to tell everyone that something so simple exists!

let me know if this is something you might be interested in.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

shameless plug

I'm about to insert a shameless plug. an old coworkers daughter is a kick ass singer and she needs some votes to win a contest! check out her video and if you think she deserves your vote go here and rate her! thanks guys!



[random thursday] my hidden talents

welcome to random thursday!  we would love it if you linked up with us :)


this week I'm about to tell you about...


I'm totally going to pull strings for this one.  I am mostly talentless.  let's see where this takes us shall we!

crochet/knit
if you follow this blog then you know I do both of these things but a lot of people don't know it.  actually when I tell people that they think it's crazy that a 23 (almost 24!) loves chilling in front of the tv and knitting.
it amazes me that I can make something kick ass out of a ball of string.

basketball
likely have zero talent left in this area but when I was younger I had tons.  freaking loved that sport growing up.  it was my escape from everything I wanted to get away from.  that is until it wasn't anymore.

crafts
now I don't have any talents in the creativity department but you show me something and I can make it.    if someone gave me a million bucks to spend at michael's I would be in heaven forever.

sewing
took a clothing class in high school and absolutely fell in love.  made the flower girl dresses for my sisters wedding which was pretty exciting.


they looked better in real life I swear :)

what are your hidden talents??

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

what's up wednesday

if you follow me on instagram you may have seen that this is how my first day of spring went...


my work is approximately 50 feet away and you can't see it.  yup, I can feel your jealousy.

also,  giveaway is going strong!! don't forget to enter!  you have until sunday yo.

just started watching the following.  watched two episodes and am completely addicted.  totally one of those shows I could spend a day and watch the entire season.

guys.  I'm four followers away from 200.  four!! are you freaking kidding me!  I remember when I had six and nearly shit my pants with excitement.

I can finally see again!  I get my eyes checked every two years but because I do an unreal amount of driving I've gone from far sighted to near sighted and my prescription completely changed.  picked up my glasses and sunglasses today and am blown away my all the road signs I can finally read.

shameless selfie.

happy wednesday!

Monday, March 18, 2013

happy birthday to me!


I am so excited to announce my first ever giveaway!  If you follow me on twitter or instagram you might have noticed me desperately asking for people to contribute to a group giveaway in celebration of my birthday next week!

I got some pretty amazing and beautiful people to help give you awesome people some kick ass prizes!
too many nouns?
click on a beautiful face to see their blog.
and because I like to share the love we will be having two winners.

 1st Place

$20 sephora gift card from linny’s vault
easter basket full of goodies from lehmann laughter
$20 etsy gift card for jonikay52
$15 amazon gift card from maurer power
$15 starbucks gift card from you’re meaghan me crazy
2 months of gold ad space on daffodils and lace
1 month of loved ad space from you’re meaghan me crazy
5 redbox rental codes from busy as a honey bee
$115.50 value

2nd Place
$20 target gift card from sweet home amy
$20 elf gift card from you’re meaghan me crazy
$10 amazon gift card form maurer power
$10 starbucks gift card from you’re meaghan me crazy
1 months of gold ad space on daffodils and lace
1 month of liked ad space from you’re meaghan me crazy
3 redbox rental codes from busy as a honey bee
1 month of letter ad space on jo my gosh
$59.50 value

good luck!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

sunday not so fun day

I'm having such a lazy sunday today.  I had plans to instragram or vine my day but it was just wayyyy too boring.

I'm not feeling the best (not from the amount of wine I drank last night) due to a super annoying head cold that has been lingering all week.  I felt like I was on the verge of getting sick since last weekend.  sinus-y and like a cloudy feeling head if that makes any sense.  and now it's all catching up to me!

going out for breakfast with my sister was the most exciting thing I did.  came back home, popped some advil cold and sinus, napped, and now I'm watching big brother canada with my favourite cuddle bug.


lukas should be home soon and he promised me some fettucini alfredo for supper so the evening will definitely be looking up!

as exciting as this post is I'm going to wrap it up!  don't forget to come back tomorrow to enter this bad boy..

Friday, March 15, 2013

jumping on the bandwagon

I'm jumping on the bandwagon.  I've spent a total of 5 minutes on bloglovin' and I hate am getting used to it.  any tips or tricks or apps you recommend I would love to hear em!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

[random thursday] pet peeves

it's that time again woot woot!
link up with em, lin and I for this weeks random thursday!
 

this week's amazing topic is...


alright.  I'm just going to start listing and see how far we get!

smacking.  just can't deal.

chipped nail polish.  literally minutes after I paint my nails they are chipped.

being super comfy and having to pee.  nothing worse!

moving.  more info here.

shows that are on past 9 pm.  what the heck is with big brother canada being on 11pm until midnight! ain't nobody got time for that!

internet service providers.  it can never just take one phone call to get what you need done.  every customer service rep has a different story.

cell service.  I have bluetooth in my car and an hour drive to work each way, perfect time to get said internet switched.  nope.  this island likes to have the most unreliable service ever.

fat cat who sit on your keyboard when you're trying to write this most.  who am I kidding.  love this fatty.  this most can wait.

hockey.  love that lukas loves it so much but come this time of the year I can't wait for it to be over so I can have him back!

daylight savings.  hating driving to work in the dark again.  however, loving the long evenings.

okay.  I need to stop at 10, this is getting ridiculous!

tell me your pet peeves, link up below!


Monday, March 11, 2013

[random ramblings]


hello hello

it's been a while since I've just rambled!

what's up lately? how's everyone been?

I've been good, luke's back to his awesome self after the passing of his pup. yes, he was 14 but we still considered him a pup. he's still sad when he thinks of him but I think that shows what amazing character he has.

smudge knew he was down in the dumps and stayed pretty close to him all weekend.


I swear animals know when you are upset.

we are planning on moving at the end of this month! we are house/dog sitting for my parents tomorrow until the next saturday so we are planning on cleaning the house we are moving too, then when the parents get back, move everything into the new place. that will give us the last week/end of march to clean up the house we are leaving and have it it pristine condition for the landlord to move back in!

exciting news I tell ya. I hate moving. well, I have a love/hate relationship with it.

I love starting fresh in a new house and redecorating and organizing again.

I hate having to start fresh every 5 months and having to redecorate and organize everything again.

aka. I'm a hypocrite.

I never really feel like I've been settled in a spot since I graduated high school. what's the point of completely settling in a spot and making it your own when you are moving in a couple months.

I graduated in 2007, moved into res for 4 months, moved home for almost 2 (school went on strike) moved back, moved home for summer etc etc!

and it's been like that ever since! the longest I have been somewhere would have been like 7 months and I came home every christmas for at least 3 weeks if not a month.

we are moving into luke's grammies house so thankfully we will save some money!

so grateful for the parents in our lives that have offered cheap living the last year. so appreciative for them.

I finally got everything together for my birthday giveaway! there's still time to join!


the contributors have been amazing and are probably hoping I'll eff off with the emails soon but we have over $150 worth of prizes to give away! we are splitting it into a first and second place so that two people have the chance to win.

last but not least I thought I would leave you with an ever so beautiful picture of me in disney land.


told you. not an attractive kid.

happy monday!

Friday, March 8, 2013

[real life] man's best friend

14 years ago lukas' two older brothers went away to university and to help lessen the blow they brought home the tiniest, brownest, cutest little puppy they could find!

this little guy is copper (also known as cop, bop, bopperoni, or burke).


luke's had 14 pretty amazing years with this little guy but unfortunately his time came and he had to be put down yesterday.

one of the hardest things ever.  I was devastated for lukas.  he emailed me around 11:30 and said his mom had called and that copper had had another seizure and that he should go out.

long story short he took him to the vet and they decided it was the best time to put him down.
something I am actually grateful for.  I was dreading the day that we would get a phone call that said cop ran away (which sometimes dogs do to be alone) or that he had a really bad night and didn't make it through. 

I can't decide who is cuter in this picture.
I'm just grateful that luke got to go out to his parents, hang out with him for a bit, and be the one to hold his paw when he was being put down.

I wished so bad that I could have been there.  I was ready to leave work and race home but luke said a million times that it was okay and that he just wanted it to be him and cop together which I totally understand.  still heartbreaking.

I just wanted to take a moment and remind everybody to love your furbabies a little extra today.  and love your better halves a little tighter too.

rest in peace burke, you will be missed.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

[random thursday] fave childhood memory


thursday always sneaks up on me!
I'm going to be a little selfish here for a sec...


link up with lin and em for some awesomesauce.

this week we are taking about...



I think my favourite one would be when we went to disney world when I was five. we actually flew home on my birthday and the pilots took me up front to see the cockpit which was pretty frigging cool.

my mom and I probably hung out the most down there. my siblings were old enough to do the 'big kid' rides and I was just interested in meeting all the characters and getting signatures. mom took me everywhere and we went on all the little kid rides together. so much fun! I wish I had a hideous picture of my 5 year old self to share with you. not kidding about the hideous part. I was an ugly ass kid.

we stayed in a house with a pool which was so amazing! wake up and go for a swim, have breakfast outside in amazing weather everyday. so jealous of everyone that lives in year round weather like that.

the last day we all got up and jumped in the pool with our pyjamas which was quite the sight! I need to raid my parents photo albums and show you some pics!

that's it guys, what's your favourite childhood memory?



Monday, March 4, 2013

[link up] my week in instagrams

remember when I said lex does an instagram link up?  I may be a few days late (or early, depending on how you look at it) but here's my recent instagrams!

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warning.  I'm a crazy cat lady...


 










hope you're having a great start to your week!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

[love] life by lex

wanna know who this awesome chick is?  of course you do, read on!


I'm Lex from Life By Lex.  I'm a recent college grad-- I work full time, take grad classes and help manage a pool--- all while trying to lose 60-80 pounds!  My blog is about my life, my challenges, adventures, successes and failures.  I'm OBSESSED with Instagram-- which is why I host a link up called "My week in Instagram's".  I also co-host-- "Non-scale Victories" which is all about successes off the scale!

seriously guys, you'll love her blog and you should totally take 5 minutes and check it out!

ps.  use the code AWESOMEPEOPLE to get 50% off any ad space.


AND if you want to participate in my group giveaway going live the 18th, let me know in a comment below!

Friday, March 1, 2013

[sponsored] glassesUSA!

if you guys know me than you know my eye sight sucks!  and it's getting worse.  wahmulance I know. BUT I do have an eye appointment made for next week to get my prescription refilled for some new prescription eyeglasses!

when I was contacted by Elea (ya I know AWESOME name!) from GlassesUSA.com I was so pumped!  I literally made the appointment the day before she contacted me.

how hot do I look in these bad boys.
basically GlassesUSA is a super easy to use site that lets you go browse a bunch of different types of glasses.  once you pick them you can just buy glasses right off the site.  I'm digging the ones with thick frames at the moment.  

AND you can use this thing called the virtual mirror and you just snap a pic, choose the eyeglasses you want and voila, they put them on your face!

so many options! and these are just the women's ones.
not only are the options seemingly endless, but the prices rock.  the last pair of glasses I bought were around $300 (I was a crazy lady when I bought them) and theirs are like 60% cheaper!

so what the heck are you waiting for!  go pick out some glasses and use Blog10 and get 10% off any purchase!

and don't forget to try out the virtual mirror and see what looks best on you. 


do you guys where glasses?  have you ever bought them online before?

this is a sponsored post, opinions are completely mine!