A catch up + Newfoundland bloggers

Been about a month since I really sat down and blogged on a daily basis. Frig b’y, time flies don’t she.

After flying home to Newfoundland for a few weeks and getting my first black eye of my life (my nephew did it accidentally when I was teaching him to skim rocks in the pond) I came back – having the next day be my birthday … a big one. Number is old, I’m not ;), and the day after that having two sets of visitors overlapping each other, a long time friend, and my sister-in-law! My SIL just left, and we spent the day in San Francisco on her last day here. Of course we had to hit up Ghirardelli Square and go into all of their shops in the square and get free individually wrapped chocolate samples. Score x 100 when they’re you’re favourite flavour. Hooyeah. I was told I wasn’t allowed to put our photo together up on Facebook and tag her, but I wasn’t told to keep it off Instagram, heh heh. Here’s our selfie together at Ghirardelli Square after eating ice cream. Yummo.

So I thought it’s due time to get back to reality and update you guys on what’s going on in my life. I mean, if ya wanna know and all. Spose ya do, if you’re here right?

The weather has been kind of crummy here in California as of late. I told my friend to pack shorts – because: California. She was cold the entire trip. Don’t blame her. Up in Canada it was way hotter than it’s been down here the past few weeks. For those that speak celsius it was about 15 degrees here and 30+ in Ontario. Regardless of that, we still had fun gallivanting through Northern California, checking out everywhere from Sonoma, to Carmel and everywhere in between. Those posts will be coming in fast and furious, but I don’t want to just blog about that – more beauty posts will be coming (I’m doing them every Tuesday) and more Pomeranian Friday’s to come. Have you missed our little pup?

Having a few weeks off blogging felt good. I’m back in the groove of things and have a lot to talk about, a lot to share.

I also went shopping. A lot. While my friend was here. I saved up all my dolla dollahs and splurged on many items that were on my wishlist for YEARS. Maybe I should do a little haul. But here’s a little look-see.

todays outfit tee

planner goodies

muji purchases

prada bag

baking bagelsI made bagels!!! Then the next day I made bread.

Bagels (half batch was blueberry and the other half was garlic + flax seeds) turned out wicked good with the help of my friend. Then I was left alone to make bread. The recipe was so confusing to a newbie bread maker such as myself telling me to do something with 8 cups of water. So I added said cups of water to my batch. Then it turned to soup. Threw it out, and quickly googled an easier recipe to follow and made two successful loaves of bread. I didn’t get a picture because the bread was gobbeled up so quickly. Maybe on my next batch I’ll snap a picture. The recipe called for me putting a pot of water underneath my pizza stone while the bread cooked, and since I knew pyrex sometimes blows up in ovens, I decided to use a bread pan with 2 cups of water in it and it worked out perfectly to steam the bread and create a perfect crusty crust.

This post is going to be all outta whack and over the place. Just like my brain is. Not sorry.

I’m also a teensy bit jealous that my old job and co-workers in Ontario has created a blog (and I’m not there to blog with/for them). My ex-coworkers and still, close friends… are so hilarious. So check them out.

OH! How could I forget! There are multiple Newfoundland blogger’s + Youtubers out there that I found online since being back here in California. Well here, check them out when you get a chance:

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  • Jessica & Steven: They quit their jobs, and started travelling the world + blogging about it!  Blog | IG | Twitter | FB
  • Samantha: Love her makeup videos, she’s so charismatic. (Reason #1 I quit my youtube channel: I can’t string together a coherent sentence on camera haha) YouTube | IG | Twitter | FB
  • Melissa: Love a fellow newfie who loves to travel and blog about her trips. Her guide to Newfoundland slang is right on. I laughed so hard at her buddy and missus. Blog | IG | Twitter | FB
  • Leanne: A lifestyle blogger similar to my website here. I’ve known Leanne for more than a handful of years online. We finally got to meet face-to-face a number of times when we both ended up living in Ontario. Until, I moved to California. I love her blog so much, and I want her to blog way more often!  Blog | IG | Twitter
  • Jessica: Food blogger living in St. John’s. Talking about all the delicious eats my home city has to offer. Blog | IG | Twitter
  • Holly: I love her humour. You’ll love her blog about makeup, and every day life. Blog| IG | YouTube

I’m wondering how many more of yee are out there. I want to meet all my Newfoundlander buds.

I have so many fun reviews too. And don’t skimp over that simply because it’s a review you know. I hope you can trust my opinion, because there has been many a time where I’ve been brutally honest about products I’ve been sent.

Speaking of sharing. I went to Los Gatos today and grabbed an iced coffee and sandwich after my Doctor’s appointment after reading some reviews on yelp at this hole in the wall type of coffee shop – I’m definitely going back. They have this blended espresso drink (NOT on the menu) called CPR. The man serving me told me it’ll bring me back to life. HAHAHAHA. I haven’t had more energy in my entire life. Hence, I guess this huge long blog post that I should clue up now. Guess that means so-long until I blog next.

I’ll be back tomorrow. So check in again then :)

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  1. Sounds like an amazing trip. I always have trouble getting back into the groove of blogging, etc, after a major vacation like that.

  2. Happy late birthday, and bummer about the black eye! It’s crazy that it was colder in CA than in Canada while your friend was there! I would love to visit Newfoundland, but I’d love to visit a lot of places :) Glad you had a good trip and found all the NF bloggers and youtubers to follow!

  3. There’s a slew of us Newfoundland youtubers/bloggers ! We have a group of about 15 of us plus there’s more that we probably don’t know about! Definitely a blossoming community here on the rock!

  4. It sounds like you had a great time. I’ve found that after a particularly great trip, blogging can be difficult to get back into. I think I just get so used to kicking back, I need to get back into go mode.

    1. @Jeanine: I feel like California is pretty mild year round with a few hot days thrown in for good measure. For instance, San Francisco is always windy and chilly and i feel doesn’t get over 23-25*C. Where I am, in a valley it rarely gets over 30*C. But when my friend was here for a visit we had a bit of a chilly cold front and it was barely hitting 20* when Ottawa was like 32…haha.
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  5. Good for you to meet bloggers there. I would love to meet bloggers around here too. Those bagels! I love ’em, but never tried making them myself.

  6. Newfoundlander here! I’ve been following you for a while but it’s the first time I’m stopping to say hiiiii!! Love all your posts, but especially love the ones about Newfoundland (just a tad bit biased)(oh, and your pictures are always gorgeous!).
    I haven’t blogged in forever but I’m hoping I can get back into it soon! :)

  7. Newfoundlander here! I’ve been following you for a while but this is the first time I’ve stopped to say hiiii! Love all your posts, but especially love the ones about Newfoundland (just a tad bit biased) (oh,and your pictures are always gorgeous). I haven’t blogged in forever but I miss it a lot! Thanks for introducing me to other Newfoundland bloggers…I’ll be sure to check them out! :)

  8. Sounds like you had a great trip. Sorry about your eye. =( Can you make a post sometime about how to make bagels? Would love to learn.

  9. I totally took an impromptu blogging vacation recently, too! It’s really nice to get to live out in the world without feeling tethered for a while :) Having lots of new things to write about it always a plus, too! It sounds like you had a great time visiting with family and friends. Hope your eye is feeling better!
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  10. awwwww sounds like you had a pretty good trip!!! I need a god trip someplace so bad!!! Happy belated birthday gurlieeeee :)

  11. Sounds like you had an amazing trip! It can be so nice getting a blogging break and just enjoying yourself, even if it can be hard to get back into the swing of things :)

  12. The past few days it’s been so chilly. I can’t imagin California being colder than Ontario. Just can’t. How awesome you made bagels. Aren’t they the best homemade? Yum I didn’t know Leanne still had a blog! I will check it out and the others!

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