Taking photos outside, you’ll never mimic the same type of sunlight. That and the fact that Monday – Wednesday were at completely different times (ranging from 6:30am photos to 8:00am) so obviously the lighting will be a bit different from day to day. So some of my photos are nice daylight looking while others are blue or red. Pain in my butt. I’m sure you all really noticed the photo colors ;)ootww

The other day at work just flew right on by. Probably because we basically worked half the day! No joke.

From 8am-10am my Marketing Team & I had to be out of the office for a presentation of sorts at the local Holiday Inn. Boy, has it changed since I’ve been there last (uh… the 80s?). Loving their leather chairs and the warm red hues on the wall. I’m looking at decorating our balcony for next summer. Thinking of stuff like a set of cushions outdoor with some fun stripey or printed patterns. I bet I could find a bunch on sale since it’s end of season.Holiday Inn

Since we usually have our team meetings on Wednesday, we decided to keep the routine going but rather than do it in office, have it while eating a nice breakfast out at a restaurant! Get this. I found it funny. The server didn’t laugh as hard as I did, when ordering it: A vegetarian omelet with… bacon (and a side of bacon). Bacon in my omelet, bacon on the side. No better way.

When my boss & co-worker went out to their cars, the server came over and leaned into me. Saying “You has a beautiful smile. Where you from by the way?” Of course, me being friendly (what else is there to be, really?) I said “THANKS! Newfoundland. Tee hee.” In my head I was saying “Uhh. I’m from taken city. Thanks“.

It was a delicious breakfast and I didn’t feel like taking a photo of it all. The portions were massive and by the time lunch rolled around I wasn’t hungry. I went out to Target to spend my gift card that I won at work and rather than keeping it to the $20 limit that my card was worth, I of course… spent a good fiddy bucks. What the hey? Couldn’t help it. They were having clearance on everything. My favorite underwear were 50% off (usually $5 each, which is still inexpensive in my mind for the comfiest underwear on the planet. Gillgan and O’Malley, I love you). Look for this tag! You won’t ever regret it:gilligan omalley
Undies. Got a cute pair of socks. A bra (again — by Gilligan and O’Malley) that has a front closure which is PHENOMINAL. A mars bar (not shown. It’s in my belly). And some Up & Up brand of disinfecting wipes. Anyone go through these as fast as I do? I use them for spills, and quick clean ups around the apartment. They’re the cheapest I’ve seen for the quantity. Don’t buy the Walmart brand. They feel so dry and plasticy right out of the package.

Today I’m bringing a new snack with me to work. I’m excited to dig into them. Remember my post about healthy snacking tips, and showed you the Kind bars in one of them? Erin, from KIND somehow found my website and e-mailed me asking if I’d like to try out some of their new flavors. Ain’t gonna turn that shiz down! Those KIND bars are superior to any other energy/granola on the market in my opinion. Plus, they’re two bucks a pop. Not the cheapest, which is why I wait for a sale to buy them. Anyway. As I said. Excited to dig into them either my morning or afternoon snack. Probably sooner than later as it’s already calling to me. Oof.dark choc chili kind bar

What is your favorite energy bar?
How much do you love shopping at Target?!
What are your plans for the weekend?
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I forgot to mention I was over on Happy Fit Mama’s site yesterday doing a guest post talking about my favorite summer foods. Check it out if you’ve got the chance.

Love that today is already Friday and pay day. Bonus. Since we had a civic holiday in Ontario on Monday, the week just flew on by. Newfoundland did not get the holiday though, but did get Wednesday off due to the annual Regatta.

Just want to say how GLAD I am that summer decided to make a reappearance. This may sound weird, but I love being overheated. I wear a company hoody over top of my regular work clothes almost every day. I just love being cozy and warm, so finally seeing the sun out the past two days is definitely making me happier. Thanks Ma-Nature!

To take advantage of the gorgeous sun that was out yesterday, my co-worker and I went to a Portuguese bakery & deli. A different co-worker asked where we went for lunch, and this was my answer:

“I ate at the best place today! Lesbian for lunch”. Not even close: Lisboa Bakery and Deli
Uh. Totally came out wrong. I forgot the name of the place and that is what I blurted out. HAHAHA. Then that was the running joke of the entire afternoon.

My lunch was just a plain chicken sandwich but the garlic mayo and fresh bun definitely left me wanting more. It was a decent price too.Lunch

I also got a sparkling passion fruit drink with my meal. It tasted kinda weird, but I liked it.lunch2
For dessert we went across the street for Marble Slab Creamery ice cream. I’ve never been there before. It’s neat that they scoop your ice cream and add any toppings you want and it gets mashed together on this ….frozen marble slab. I got Rocky Road. It was way too expensive for what its worth. I’ll stick to Menchies, or this one gelato place near my house.dessert
I’m not the biggest fan of Winter (least fav season) but I do love Fall. I don’t ever want to rush away the seasons, or months. I want to enjoy living in the moment and not look too forward into the future. Know what I’m getting at? Let’s enjoy what we’ve got, right here, right now.

This post is all over the place but I wanted to share the blog-love today with some new (to me) blogs and some good posts I found this week.

Asling @ Sunny Side Up
Not just a cool name. She also has a delicious looking food blog.

Leanne @ Fresh-Season
My Newfoundlander blog-friend is moving from Ottawa to Toronto this month! Hopefully we’ll get to meet face-to-face in the next little while.

Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats
A long time fav blogger of mine, who just had a baby boy named Lincoln.

Char Eats Greens
Hilarious new (can I say she’s new if her babe is 7+ mths old? lol) Mom who is a plant based eater and has some great recipes to share.

Michelle & Lori @ Purely Twins
These ladies made gluten free & egg free COCOA PUFFS CEREAL! Recipe is in the link above. Omg.

Onto the outfits I wore this week to work!ootww

What are your plans this weekend?
I’m overdue for a visit to the Farmer’s Market and need to purchase some fresh produce this weekend, so that’s what I’ll be doing in the morning.

Do you purchase your produce from a Farmer’s Market?

Have you ever had Portuguese food?

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I forgot to feature my co-worker L, last week! So here’s her outfit from last week that we took during our lunch break. Doesn’t she look great?!lmcmomootd

Back to yesterdays post regarding the mascara. I had thought about doing this but I didn’t do it until today. Applying smoky lash first, then finishing off to separate and lengthen a bit more with smoky extravagant. Gotta say, it works pretty darn well. My eye lashes are poppin off my face.

Now, the real question. Do I prefer Smoky Lash over Smoky Extravagant?

It’s hard to break up with your first (mascara) love. Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash is just that — my first love in a mascara and I will always faithfully go back to it. But what happens when your first mascara love has a younger, fresh, hotter, new feel? Smoky Extravagant has confused my heart and while it was a completely different brush and had me undecided for the first few days of using it. I think it’s safe to say that my go-to mascara will still remain the Smoky Lash. The clever cone shaped wand of the Smoky Extravagant is great and definitely gets a thumbs up in my books. I’m not ready for it to part from #1 place just yet. Perhaps combining the two mascaras will result in a favorite duo? If  I use two mascaras in an application it’s usually Make Up For Ever, and Buxom’s. Only time will tell.

Onto the outfits of my work week!ootww

What are your plans for the weekend?
I’ll be driving to another city to visit my late Grandmother’s sister and take her out to Swiss Chalet. She loves that place.

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