Happy New Year everyone!
The boyf and I got back from Newfoundland this morning, on a 5am flight. Needless to say, there wasn’t much NYE festivities happening around our parts! In fact, I went to bed in Newfoundland at around 11pm so I could get a bit of shut eye. Man. I’m getting old. At least I took tomorrow off as another vacation day, so I can catch up on a few things before heading back to work on Thursday.
Last year I did a 2011 year in review, and I thought I’d keep the tradition going this year. I blogged at least 24 times a month during 2012. 42 being the most in one month!
I had an unforgettable time in Newfoundland during Christmas last year. Sliding with just a sprinkle of snow? No problem! Ancy Nancy got it covered. :)
I wrote a blog post explaining why I thought CrossFit was so effective.
Why yes, we do go to McDonalds on Valentine’s Day…
Alfie got a new coat, from a great Canadian company!
I reviewed a freaking car (The Chevrolet Cruze) on my blog! I think that tops all of my reviews throughout the year. I kind of want to do that again this year! What do you say, Chevrolet Canada?
Ah, the hunt for a leather jacket has ended. I finally found one I love, and it’s not even real leather. Saves me the dollars!
I passed the one year mark at CrossFit!
A popular blog post on internet web searches: Is Lululemon worth the price? Comparing a $14 Costco jacket with a $99 Lululemon one.
I’ve changed my tune on blog reviews, not everything is rosy.
I blogged about my eBay finds. I’ll be doing this again soon, since I shop eBay all year round. I stopped posting my reviews about my items mid-year because I was starting to grab some things for Christmas presents. Since I fly home a lot, I bring whatever I have purchased throughout the year so my suitcase in December isn’t over burdened.
I’ve got some Molly Shannon moves. I showed them off at Girls Night. You jealous yet?
I spent Easter up in Barrie with relatives I haven’t seen in 15 years. I also got lost on the way and ended up on a Military Base.
Girls Night Out. Always a fun time with these two ladies.
I had a ginourmous birthday giveaway on my blog!
Had a great Birthday at work and home too.
My Birthday weekend in Toronto, seeing Picasso and a Toronto FC soccer game!
I then took my friend Stephanie climbing!
I did a “What’s In My Purse” post from the bag I received from the Fossil Canada folks.
I met one of my online friends at Luminato in Toronto!
More eBay items reviewed – not to worry, I’ve already got a drafted post half written and will be up in the next little while, of all the finds I bought in 2012!
Finally just went to a drop in clinic and got an asthma inhaler for my self-diagnosed exercise induced asthma I’ve had my entire life.
Showed you guys all of my purses. I’ve only added to the collection since then. Oops.
Best summer ever since I got to review popcorn!
I gave my nephew a pretty sweet gift for his sixth birthday, a treasure chest! His reaction was the best.
Oh the day I nearly got kicked out of yoga, fun times.
Gave a sneak peek into our bedroom.
Went to visit my BFF in Ottawa, who I haven’t seen in a few years. On the way home though, the train got stuck and we all got fed at Union Station in Toronto, and bussed home. What an adventure, ha!
Hung out with Madonna’s make up artist! (Technically at the end of August for this one, and the one below but I didn’t blog about it til September)
Hand over my asthma inhaler. I met the folks at Fossil Canada headquarters. Holy moses.
I went home for Thanksgiving! That makes three times in the year, I went to Newfoundland :)
Went to see Dragonette in concert, thanks to Twitter!
I went to SCCTO (She’s Connected Conference) in Toronto, and got a manicure at McDonald’s!
I teamed up with SportChek and the #MyBetter campaign! So fun.
For Halloween I dressed up like a nerd at work. Apparently this is a good look for me, a perfect fit shall we say? Everyone said it suited me. I don’t know whether or not to be offended ;)
I started the 50 day push up challenge on November 1, to build up my shoulder strength.
Serena Williams was playing at theÂ Face Off Tennis match in Toronto. I went, thanks to SportChek.
I started running with a coach in November!
I completed the 50 day push up challenge!
For Christmas I gave my Boyfriend a trip to Quebec City. We’re going in February!
Got my parents a pretty well-deserving, special giftÂ â€” with huge thanks to my neighbours organizing it with me, a trip to Florida with tons of spending money. Eee! My parents both cried. I never see them cry, so it was touching to see them so happy, opening the gifts. I was the one who gave the money, and my neighbour planned the flights and accommodations. I had to think of a clever way to give them the dolla bills instead of just saying “here’s some cash for you to spend”. So I went out and got a wallet for my Mom(from eBay actually) and filled it up with American $50 bills. Put it in a box and voila. But for my Dad to open something too, I taped a bunch of bills together and stuffed them into an old tissue box and had one $50 poking through; so when he pulled itÂ â€” all the others kept coming out too. Like a never ending pot of gold.