Saturday, July 30, 2011

My 5 faves

I'm going to start this by saying, I am not proof reading this post. I will check spelling and that's it!!

1. Last Weekend - July 23 & 24 2011.
One of the Best Weekends EVER!!
I had my surprise shower! It was amazing, my best girl Darcey did a killer job. It was a 1950's New York, Mad Men theme and everyone had to bring a food dish from the 50's. Awesome. I got so spoiled. Thanks Darcey - love you!!
And, I had my first wedding dress fitting!!! I went to visit my seamstress and it's coming together beautifully!

2. Reading.
Yep, I'm a nerd. I really like reading, but I need to read books that capture me quickly. I am a very creative, imaginative person and there's always something going on in my mind. So, if I can't create the story in my head, then I'm screwed. I typically tend to read "chick lit, you know the stories - girl moves to the big city to get her dream job, has to fight for it, falls in love with the dreamy head honcho, goes through all sorts of crazy things, does embarrassing things and then the story ends with a they lived "Happily Ever After". For example, Confessions of a Shopaholic (see #4). I believe in happily ever after and all that jazz, so how could I not love books like that?
I started reading a book called Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler last September, yes September 2010 - I'm still 34 pages's a hard read! I'm really interested in it, but I just can't get into it. That leads me to #3....

3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
A co-worker to me about this book turned into movie. It sounded really interesting to me. 
It's set in the early 1960's in Mississippi and is told from the perspective of three women - 2 maids and 1 college graduate that doesn't understand why the maids get treated the way they do. That's an extremely short/awful review (review is a strong word!), but check it out if you want a longer more detailed plot summary.
But I pretty much haven't put it down since I got it.

4. Shopping.
Hi, my name is Amanda and I'm a shopaholic. 
Just kidding it's not that bad. I'm actually very responsible with my money and don't waste it. I just really like shopping. The end.

5. Cereal.
I LOVE cereal! I go through phases where I tend to...for lack of a better word, obsess over certain foods. For instance, awhile back I ate fake peanut butter and jam sandwiches everyday for almost a month, then I got sick of it and moved on. My Our (my fiance is on board with this too!) new love - cereal. We just can't enough!!
His favorites - Captain Crunch, Froot Loops etc.
My faves - Mini Wheats (but only Blueberry and Cocoa) and Raisin Bran.

Yum! I think I need to go have breakfast!!

Happy Weekend to everybody!
And to my fellow Canadians, have a safe and fun long weekend!!


Friday, July 22, 2011

Top 5 part 2

Last week it was so easy to do my Top 5 list of things I like. I think I did it on Tuesday....This week has been a rough one (lots of family stuff going on) so it's been hard to find lots of cheery things!
But that's life right? With the good comes the bad.
Enough of that!

Here's this week's TOP 5:

#1 -
Golden Girls!!!!
I LOVE the Golden Girls - they're the best. I'm actually watching them right now. Sophia is my favorite! I also like it when Stan comes over to visit and when they open the door he says, "Hi! It's me Stanley." ha ha ha ha ha!

#2 - Songs with whistling.
It seems that there are so many songs right now with whistling in them. It's awesome and summery and makes me happy!

#3 - My new radio!!
I had to move desks at work and my new spot is so quiet (and kinda lonely) so I got a radio. I'm the kind of person that NEEDS to have background music. I always have music or the TV on. So I got this wonderful little radio last night and now I can listen to my favorite radio station 100.5 The Peak ( while at work.
They play such good variety of music! And it's work appropriate. For the most part ;-)

#4 -Ximena SariƱana
This ties in with #2 and #3 - I actually fist heard her on the peak ^  and the song I heard has whistling in it!
Here's her website:
And there's a video for her song Different on the main page - love it!

#5 - My friends!

I love them so much. They have been so supportive and caring during all the stuff that I've been dealing with.
And look that - this ties in with #1 the Golden Girls!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Top 5

I've decided that every week I am going to do a top 5 list of things I like.

# 1. Nail polish. I seriously cannot go to a store without looking at nail polish. I never have naked nails. i just can't do it. My usual color is red, but I am currently obsessed with the Sally Hansen salon effects.

 #2. All things nautical - stripes, boats, anchors, art, sailors, the ocean. I love it all. Especially this dress....

#3 - September 3, 2011 - Our wedding day <3
#4 - Zooey Deschanel - She is by far one of my most favorite singers and obviously has a great sense of style. I wish I could pull of her bangs. Unfortunately I can only do short Bettie Page bangs or long side swept. Maybe I'll have to try them again this fall.

This is actually ties in with number 4. It's a relatively new (I think) website that was started by Zooey Deschanel and 2 of her friends - Sophia Rossi and Molly McAleer. It's awesome. I could tell you about it, but I think it's best if you just go check it out :)

Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Summer....are you finally here??

Yesterday was the first day since the official first day of summer that it actually felt like summer. We have had a rough spring and start to summer - part of the fun of living in Vancouver, BC. I really don't care though, I love Vancouver.
Maybe it was due to the fact the yesterday was Canada Day. I love 3 day weekends especially when I get paid for them :)
In all reality, I think this is what made yesterday feel like summer:
Granville Island's False Creek Raspberry Ale. DELIGHTFUL!!!
If you can find it, I highly recommend it!!

That's all I have to say today - I have to go get ready for NOFX tonight!!

Friday, July 01, 2011

I have fallen in love....

with this website:
It is AMAZING!!! Seriously check it out! It's full of so much pretty stuff - weddings, shoes, cupcakes. What more could you want??!!

Well I just had to share that :)