Monday, November 2, 2015

October Favourites

October is over! I love October. I love the changing colours, the coolness (although that one day of snow wasn't cool) and a new season. I say I would always love to move to a place without seasons but then as soon as the next one comes I realize how much I love them.

It's been forever since I've done a monthly favourites soooo in no particular order, here they are!


This handsome boy turned two this October! I sadly didn't get a picture with him (still trying to force my love on him, have to keep working). His smile kills me every time. He is a charmer through and through. It's also the month we are getting to hear his sweet voice a little more. Apparently 'Hi Katie!" is his current phrase. It amazes me how much those two kids love each other.

Saying YES to the Dress!

Nope, not me saying yes, my sister! Technically this only happened on the 31st of October but it was so exciting! So happy I got to be there to share the moment. Bring it on August 13th, the bride is going to be a stunner!

My Boys

Technically they are my favourites all the time but this picture is too adorable not to share am I right? Another part of this picture that I am absolutely in love with is the fact that I don't have one ounce of makeup on, I remember when I asked Luke to grab my phone and snap the pic (I was driving) how disappointed I was that I wouldn't be able to share what a sweet picture because I didn't have any makeup on! Immediately pissed at myself. As soon as we got home I posted without over analyzing every flaw I had. Considering I'm 26 and a half years old, it's time to stop worrying about the ridiculous things.

Long Weekends

We had a long weekend for Thanksgiving this month and this lady was LOVING it! It was also her brothers birthday party and any chance to celebrate is a great one in her books!

Day Designer by Whitney English

This one is kind of a cheat since I've only had it for less then two weeks but I think I have finally found my perfect planner. I have been on the hunt for years now. I even splurged for the Erin Condren Life Planner but sadly that wasn't for me. I love that each day gets its own page. Not that I am this crazy person with a zillion things to do each day, but I'm definitely a lister. I multi task every single thing I do. My supervisor will sometimes pick on me if I am only working on one thing at a time. I find myself so much more productive when everything is going at once so lists are HUGE to me! I work in a place where I can be in the middle of my three different things, and then two people walk up and need me to do something asap so jotting down what's needed is a huge necessity.

Fall Sangria

Apple Cinnamon Fall Sangria
Posted by Tasty on Thursday, October 1, 2015

This stuff is amazing. I made it for our latest housewarming gift and it was a hit! I'm not a huge whiskey fan (especially Fireball) but holy crap I could have drank the whole thing! On a side note, I am loving the Tasty Facebook page in general.

The Lively Show

I've been all over podcasts lately and I somehow stumbled upon Jess Lively's podcast The Lively Show. There are so many things I love about this girl. Not only does she have amazing guests on her show every week but the way she produces the show amazes me. She's so professional, the quality is amazing, and the way she conducts her interviews is so great. I can't stand when someone is interviewing another and they are constantly putting their own input in the entire show. I feel like Jess knows what questions to ask and then just hands the floor over to the guest so you get the maximum exposure to them. I definitely look forward to this show every week.

That's it! My October 2015 favourites. If you stuck it out this long, thank you so much for reading and please let me know what you were loving in October!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Grampie

I look forward to flipping my calendar to the next page every month. I love a fresh start, new month, new week, new season. I'm all in. This morning I flipped my calendar to November. I love this design! I found this calendar on clearance last year and have been in love with every month more than the last, it will be a sad day when it's all used up!

Today, November 1st, 2015 my grandfather would have been 89 years old. He passed away this year so when I was writing all the dates in at the beginning of the year I had written his birthday in. There was a part of me that knew he probably wouldn't make it, but I wasn't sure. 

Grampie had been sick for awhile so it was one of those deaths that was still really sad, but also in a weird way kind of nice. He's not suffering anymore, he's free. I'm not a religious person and I sure as hell don't know what happens after you die but I like to think he's on a farm somewhere tending to the horses or growing a huge garden, bigger then the one he had in Kilmuir!

There are little things in life that will always remind me of Grampie. He used to have this license plate on his old truck with horses on it. I saw it the other day at the grocery store and it took my breath away for a minute. When I say old, I mean really old! It was a nice reminder.

I can't eat a carrot or tomato without thinking of him either. It's the strangest thing! He had this amazing garden when I was little (I was pretty little so it could have been tiny, but in my mind it was HUGE!) and any time I slept over we would go out, pick carrots and tomatoes, bring them to the sink in the garage, rinse them, and eat them right there. I was blown away the first time I saw him eat a tomato like an apple!

I sadly don't have any pictures of us at my house but I know that there is one of me and him walking out to the back yard holding hands. It's one of my all time favourite pictures and I will find it before the end of the month!

So, where ever you are Grampie, know that I'm thinking of you, I love you, and happy birthday.