Birthday Wishlist

Birthday-Wishlist-2015The image above is a picture of me at the base of famous El Capitan when I went on a climbing trip to Yosemite. I still haven’t written about our trip yet, but check back next Thursday because it will be going live on the blog then! But until now, it’s birthday wishlist time :)

Lately, I’ve been more about experiences, and not stuff. Exploring California before I take it for granted. See all the neat places, and do all the things. Though sometimes it’s nice to unwrap a couple of gifts whether or not you need them or not. I love making these sort of playful wishlists for upcoming holidays, or birthdays. My best bud is coming down to California, from Canada the day after my birthday — so I’m already saving up my pocket change to go shopping with her basically everywhere in NorCal. Hopefully I’ll be able to pick up the few things I’ve been eyeing at the stores. So here’s a couple of things I’ve been itching to get my hands on recently, but have refrained.


white coasters + Diptyque candle + Nike running shoes + Aveda shampoo/conditioner
Nectarine Blossom & Honey + Peony and Blush Suede (I think the latter gives me a headache lol)
Soleil tan de chanel, Cotton Wunder Under Roll Down
Prada nylon makeup bag +The Dry Bar southern belle
Bobbi Brown Beach + Bobbi Brown hand cream
MUJI gift card so I can organize the world (aka our house)

Oh to be frivolous with money. I can dream.

What things have always been on your wishlist but never bought? 

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Throwback Thursday

Today is my (older) brother’s birthday. Well. Only brother/sibling really. I like reiterating that he’s older. Ha!
Throwback Thursday:
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It’s so good to see him almost every time I fly home to Newfoundland (he works out of province). For 10 years he was living in Ireland with his (awesome) Irish wife and all their children. 3 years ago they moved to Canada and it’s tremendous being able to see my nephews 3-4x/year.

Gotta go! I’m running late for work. I had this huge post I wanted to write but I’ll do it on tomorrow mornings post!

p.s: Check out this Zildjian T-Shirt, I kinda want it!

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Some good birthday

Birthdays are like Christmas to me. I could barely sleep the night before my birthday. Seriously, just like a little kid. It was probably the cupcake I ate right before bed. Hey, I had to test it out to see if it was fit for my co-workers to eat. It’s not that I love getting gifts… because that’s always great. It’s just that I get phone calls from family and friends and, I just love that!

Whenever it is someone’s birthday at work — the birthday person has to bring in treats for the staff. I ended up making boxed cupcakes, along with some homemade shortbread cookies. Apparently it was the best shortbread everyone’s ever tasted. But I wouldn’t know because I personally hate shortbread. So maybe I’ll post the recipe that I have.

I set my alarm 10 minutes earlier than normal yesterday morning just so I could get the most out of my day. I usually wake up at 7am to get to work for 9. I don’t take that long to get ready, I’m ready in about twenty minutes and the rest of my morning is spent with Alfie our Pomeranian because he’s left alone for 8 hours of the day.

I got up at 6:45 and got my shower immediately. Then proceeded to make the Boyf and I a “big breakfast”. I made six eggs (lol I know), scrambled them and made hash browns for the both of us and had three sausages for the boyf. Those things are gross.

When I got into work I nearly teared up because L McMomsie (who I blogged about just hours ago) brought in a birthday card and some cake pops for me! I seriously “awwed” at the fact she did such a nice thing like that for my birthday!

(My desk is an organized mess)

As soon as I sat down at my desk my boss came in and sang happy birthday to me and brought me some McDonalds breakfast — my favorite one at that: BLT bagel with a chocolate milk shake. OMG you guys. Two breakfasts in one day. I normally skip this meal, so by 10am I was full to the brim.

On twitter the other night I won a free lunch from a local pub. They always tweet free lunches and I said it was my birthday coming up and asked if I could win – and they let me! Wahoo!

So, my besties from work, Julie and L McMomsie all went out for lunch! So fun!

L and I ordered the same thing. It was freaking delish and I want to go back for more. Or at least get the salad dressing recipe from them. Holy moly.

My boss bought a puppy over the weekend, and brought him into work after lunch. Isn’t he just the sweetest? You can’t see his eyes over his little mop head, but he’s 2lbs and he’s a Yorki-Poo mix. So so cute.

Of course a birthday wouldn’t be complete without a birthday cake and candles! Scott bought this delicious red velvet cake/cheesecake mixture and it tastes … AMAZING!

P.S. Happy Birthday (today!!!) to Jess and her twin sister Sarah!

Don’t forget about my Birthday Giveaway! You can enter daily:

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