Classic and colourful Ame & Lulu bags

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence Central for Ame & Lulu. I received product samples to facilitate my review.

AmeLulu-HeaderPacking light for a weekend trip can be troublesome. It’s not that I want to have two options per outfit, I simply want to wear something different every day.

Ame-&-Lulu-Easy-ToteClearly that’s not always convenient and luckily my friend Jessica (who took these pictures of me) has helped me with her Travel Light blog posts. I’ve been forever bugging her with texts and in person conversations about if this or that is suitable to bring along on a 2 day trip.

Ame-&-Lulu-Easy-Tote-2I feel the need to be prepared when I leave the house, whether it be for a few hours to run errands, go climbing, hanging out with friends, or a weekend getaway.

AmeLulu-Key-PouchAlways. Always bring feminine products. I’m a terrible tracker of that, so I never known when it’s about to arrive. I’m sure that’s something you’ve always wanted to know about me. The key pouch (all items I received are in the Willow design) holds my drivers ID, cash, and tampons. I mean, really; so easy to carry around discreetly. Unless you take out your cash in a hurry and your tampon falls out in front of your cash register. Not that it’s happened before, or I know how embarrassing that would be.

Ame-&-Lulu-Easy-Tote-Outfit details:
H&M tank, Aviator sunglasses (similar), GAP sports bra,
H&M Jeans, Ame & Lulu Easy Tote,
J Crew Anya Ballet Flats, Gold bar necklace (similar)

Ame-&-Lulu-Easy-Tote-3As much as I reiterate this on my blog, The Guy and I are an active duo and are always on the go. For the most part when we go somewhere together it doesn’t matter who’s backpacks and suitcases we use, but now that I have claimed my stylish Ame & Lulu easy tote as my own, though I’m pretty sure The Guy is cool with it. I can see myself carting this around with us to more weekend getaways, trips, or using it as an every day casual, laid back gym bag.

Ame-&-Lulu-Essentials-InsertA few weekend trips in, and I think I can classify myself as a light packer. Minus the cosmetic bag. That will always be filled to the brim. As I’m getting older, the more stuff I want to bring with me. I’m a heavy cosmetics bag packer, and I will never get over it. Nor do I want to. I want to look pretty. Luckily the Essentials Insert stores everything I need, minus a few things such as a toothbrush, hair brush, deodorant. That stuff can be thrown in on its own. Might as well, ain’t no one stoppin’ me.

Ame-&-Lulu-Easy-Tote-hangAme & Lulu has so many stylish and colourful designed totes on their website. Perfect for anyone with an active on-the-go lifestyle.

Ame-&-Lulu-Easy-Tote-1A one time 25% off coupon is available for Ame & Lulu customers using the code: love25

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BlackBerry z10, dog toots, and new blogs

For frig sake I am some sick of this cough. I still have a bit of it and this is going on day 9 or 10. I’ve lost count. I spent a ton of money on cough med’s that did nothing since it was a viral infection, and not bacterial. I thought it would soothe my cough in the night time at least, when it got the worst. No dice. $30+ gone in cold pills, day time cough syrup, and nyquil. Oh well, if The Guy catches it, maybe he can take some of the meds. Ha.

Since I haven’t worked out in a good week or more, I’ve been lounging around the apartment, putting on my PJs right after work and hanging out with my iPad or Nexus 7 for the night. Watching YouTube videos, reading blogs and surfing the internet, longing for some summer sun. California sounds great right now.

We went shopping on “Black Friday” in Canada at like 8 o’clock at night. My boyfriend is a bargain hunter and insisted we go to a few stores to scope out some deals. Of course there weren’t any. I could’ve told him that. But I did manage to get a Santa mug for my tea and hot chocolate’s. I’ll be bringing this mister mug to work with me. Santa mug

OMG exciting news. At work we are finally upgrading our BlackBerries. I don’t even know how old the blackberry I have is, but it’s old. Ancient even. You can see it in my What’s In My Purse post.

I went for the Z10, because hey change is good.

Even if my fingers want to hate typing on just a touch screen for the first few weeks. How about I don’t add anyone buy the Boyf to my BBM for the first few weeks? Then I won’t look like I’m drunk all the time.

blackberry elevatorSupport local!

I definitely will require a case for it. I drop my current blackberry about 4 times a day, and that’s under estimating. It’s probably more, but I don’t like to admit it. We’re totally upgrading at work all at once. Look at my new fancy monitor (and computer which you can’t see). We’ve also upgraded from Adobe CS4 to CC! Very exciting news for a Graphic Designer. It’s incredibly wide.wide screen monitor with adobe cc

Last night I swear we were being attacked by nuclear bombs going off. It sounded like gun shots outside. So like a smarty pants I ran outside in my PJs with Alfie in tow to see what the F was happening. It was a ton of fireworks put on by the city, just 500 feet from our balcony. It was incredible, so loud I couldn’t hear The Guy talk to me, and Alfie was frightened to death with his nails dug into my neck. It was so long, too. Like a 20 minute show. That’s never happened before, but I guess since it was the anniversary of the winter wonderland thing in the park, they decided to celebrate. Thanks for the notice. I’m glad I wasn’t one of the little old ladies in my building. Bet their hearts skipped a few beats hearing the first few fireworks going off.

I have officially exhausted the internets. I’m not officially done babying this cold I’m on the internet more often than not. I went on Twitter last night asking for some new blogs to read and a few people got back to me with some new sites to read. Love that! Thanks guys, you got some pretty nice sites on the go. I want to share them, in case my readers want to go take a peek at your blogs too!

It’s a Harleyyy Life is run by Danielle and her photos from Thanksgiving just kills me. I left a comment on her site saying I wish I had some American friends in Canada so I could celebrate Thanksgiving with them for a second time this year. Loves a bitta turkey and them fixin’s. Hoo wee. Actually, at work in December we’re getting a catered Turkey dinner lunch. My stomach is excited about that. Already noting to wear stretchy pants that day.

Run For It is written by Gene, and as you could probably take a wild guess from the blog name, it’s a running blog. Reading his site made me feel guilty for not getting out in my new Mizuno’s for the past week or so. I’ve been slacking. I should start a pact with myself. Or you guys. To make sure I get out for a run at least once a week, even if it’s only for 1-2 kilometres. Because let’s get real, the most I ever want (or will) do is 6kms lol.

Alfie on my lapWell I think it’s time to finish up this blog post. Alfie just tooted on my lap. One of those SBD (silent but deadly) farts. How does one small little 9 pounder make such a stench. Ugh. Even writing that sentence, breathing through my nose is just too much. Bye guys ;)

What were you up to this weekend?
Random note. I painted mynails with my first ever Zoya nail polish. It chipped a bunch of times within the first 24hours. I don’t know if it’s because I used my globby Seche Vite polish on top, or what. Also the polish was matte. What’s up with that? Are all Zoya’s matte? Lame.

What kind of cell phone do you have?

Who are your favourite bloggers? I’d love to read some, so leave some links down below!

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