Life Lately

LifeLatelyI’ve been trying to keep busy, but it’s hard! There’s only so much you can do in the run of a day, a week, a month. I’ve been avoiding the sadness but a few weeks ago it hit me hard and I fully embraced it and it sucked big time. I don’t mean that for you guys to comment in a big ol’ pity party, I’m just saying. I’m fine, everything’s going to be fine. It just sucks, and it’s hard and I don’t like it. I’m so glad my husband is so compassionate.

latteBut I’ll tell ya what I do like. Espresso. And four shots of it. I’m starting to love the taste of espresso (still not loving the taste of a coffee though), and I’m trying to figure out the cheapest way to ask for an espresso drink somewhere, without paying $6 or $7 for it. Next time I might just ask for all the espressos with no additives (milk, or fancy frothy stuff) in it, then bring’er home and add some of my own milk. Am I being a penny pincher? My parents always told me I will always have a couple of bucks on me no matter how broke I get. Guess it’s from all those days asking for pure espresso shots. Really though, I don’t drink the espresso alldayerrday. It’s about once a week when I need to get shiz done. Ya know? Like yesterday when I blogged (I’m not even going to tell you how many posts I pumped out yesterday due to the caffeine intake). BUT IT WAS GREAT! By the way, anyone try the new Lancome Juicy Shakers yet? It’s the lip product up there shown in the tiny cocktail shaker shaped thing! Cute right??

Upclose-NicZoeI don’t dress up often since I don’t have a corporate job to go to any more. But I do like to dress up for blogging events from time-to-time. I put together this little ensemble over the weekend and liked how it came out! Fancy Nancy is sportin’ all black, with a bright red shoe. No matter where I go, these shoes get complimented on, and they were SO cheap!

Stand-with-purseOutfit of the day
NIC+ZOE day to night top and perfect leggings, Nexus 5X in my hand ;)
Moto 360 watch, hand-me-down purse
Etsy necklace, Brandy Melville gold ring, Charlotte Russe flats

NIC+ZOE is a really nice place to shop online for business casual clothing. They have some beautiful pieces and I already have a few more items on my wishlist I’d like to purchase from them (the top and leggings were sent to me).

What else. I’ve been enjoying running. Although, not for very long, but getting it done quickly. Sometimes Most times I hate running, but ya gotta get a bit more exercise than a bit of bouldering, and yoga-zen-time. So, running it is. You might’ve noticed I’ve been cycling an awful lot too. That’s because I have been. I got a new bike in December from Specialized, and after my first fall I’ve resorted to wearing street shoes and not clip-shoes (what are they called? Why are they called clipless, if you clip into them?). I’ve been exploring the city about an hour each time I go out on the bike and I still feel silly walking my bike across the intersections. But I’m still a bit wobbly and clumsy on it! I’ll get used to it one day. Back to running. I had a scary moment in a sketchy neighbourhood (which I’ll never run in again by the way). I had throat-burn from running so fast away from 2 scary guys who scared me for a legitimate reason.

Moto360-watchI got my first fancy smart watch! It’s the new Moto 360 Android watch in rose gold, and it officially launched yesterday. I’ve been playing with it ever since I got it. I feel like Inspector Gadget talking to my wrist to bring up the weather app, or to text someone. It also has a really interesting feature where you can change the strap on it very easily with the push of a button on the back. I have it in a tan pebbled leather, a black silicone, and the strap that came with it — this soft tan shade. I have to say, it brings me back to my childhood when a university student who lived next door neighbour bought me a watch with interchangeable straps for my 9th birthday. Memories!

colouring-bookColouring has been awesome too. Did you guys get any colouring books this Christmas? I swear it was a popular item. My husband gave me TWO colouring books, talk about spoiled! I’ve been using fancy calligraphy markers from fancy art stores in fancy San Francisco to colour and I’ve been enjoying every moment of it. About an hour a day I turn my electronics on airplane mode, put on some chill music, and colour, or just take a bit of me time. It’s been good.

How have you been?

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  1. I am so sorry to hear that things have been tough for you. my boyfriend lost his dad about 9 months ago. it has not been easy. but some days are easier, and hopefully, it does get easier overall and you can get back to yourself. I am thinking of you <3

    now in more superficial things… oh my gosh that watch is GORGEOUS. I did not realize it was a smart watch when you got it, some of them are just so bulky and ugh but that one is gorgeous. you look so chic! I am thinking about trying biking this summer but I guess I am still intimated. I also don't have like $500 or whatever to spend on a bike, especially if I might not really use it… so I don't know.

    i have the ocean colouring book from the lady that has the forest one you have and it's beautiful but i haven't even finished one page. i love it but also…so time consuming. maybe i would like it more with markers…do they bleed through the pages or can you still do both sides? share your colouring tips expert!

    for coffee, do you ever order just an americano? my boyfriend is loving expresso too and that's what he gets, it's basically the same price as a regular coffee (i think it's a seventy five cents more at our local coffee shop, but the fancy drinks are more like 3-4 dollars more).
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    1. @Zoe: YAS to that watch! It’s not bulky at all, and it fits my toddler-sized wrists beautifully (if I do say so myself).

      Never thought about just ordering an Americano, but I do love ALLTHEMILK in my drink too so I have that little dilemma haha.

      The colouring books I have, have quite thick paper so the tombow markers don’t bleed through, but my copic marker did – so ya.
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  2. I was instantly attracted to that watch and its a smart watch!! awesome. I want to get one but most are ugly and bulky (apple watch included). Im going to check out that one ;)

  3. Nancy, I am sending you so many virtual hugs. I wish I could hug you in person! I’m sorry things have been rough for you lately. And I’m glad you’re a fast runner! Stupid scary guys. :\

    That watch is really snazzy. I love that it’s pretty AND functional. Best of everything! If you’re still looking for a way to get cheap espresso you could try an Americano (espresso with water) or yeah…just espresso shots! When I very briefly worked at Starbucks that was definitely a thing people ordered every once in a while.

    I have the forest colouring book that you showed! I’ve only finished one picture so far (it’s so detailed!) but I’m excited to get back into it now that I have some free time. Colouring is so fun!

    Biking intimidates me SO MUCH. I love the idea of it, especially because we don’t have a car and transit just makes me so so anxious, but biking in the roads is scary. Plus I haven’t been on a bike since I was probably twelve or something….over a decade ago now! Yikes. I wonder if I can still do it? haha.

    1. @Jodi: I admit, when I start colouring I feel like I need to finish the page that day, or the day after – it’s nuts. But omg these colouring books are going to take me years to get through, I can’t believe how intricate the drawing are lol.
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