OOTWW + snippits of my week

Heyyyooo. So glad it’s Friday. Also enjoyed that I took most of the week off blogging. I was going hog wild with it for a long time there, sometimes posting twice a day and even on weekends. Unheard of. I think half the reason I got the 10+ day cold was because I was honestly beat out from blogging full time on top of my regular job.

fancy shoesI didn’t photograph any outfits last week because it was a busy week on top of me being sick. I did snap this photo of me while I was organizing the Annual General Meeting at the fancy event site. Look at my new Michael Kors shoes! First time I wore them when I bought them while I was with Leanne. I felt so fancy in those heels and black velvet blazer.

So here’s this weeks outfits of the work week!ootww

crossfit-workout-clothesI got off my lazy butt and started working out again this week. Enough was enough, I was starting to eat candy for breakfast (cadbury cream eggs is not the same as hen eggs… or is it chicken eggs? Whatever), and not working out causes weird sadness and me to be whiney. Not fun for anyone really. When I work out I immediately feel like a power house, and it puts me in an amazing mood. Don’t know why I ever stop to be honest, hah. I guess it’s because I just want a free night, and a free night turns into a glorious free week and so on. The ball kept on rollin downhill you guys! P.S like my polka dot holiday nails?

You’d be happy to know I went to CrossFit twice this week and I’m going again tonight. I’ve been wearing my Mizunos this entire week and they’ve been quite comfy. I love that they didn’t really need to be broken in. I feel so bouncy in them compared to my very flat Nike free’s.

MizunoThis is a shiny new picture of them from when I first received and photographed them. Swoon.

I’ve been listening to Christmas music almost all of the hours that I am awake in the day, since November 30. It’s on in the car, at work, and especially on the internet radio station (the “That Christmas Station” channel is the best) when I’m home. I love Christmas, but I’m a little upset my Broski won’t be home to celebrate it with us. He’ll be working out of province on the oil rigs, unfortunately.

Since I felt like I haven’t blogged all week. Because I haven’t I’d like to tell you some of the things I’ve been enjoying lately. You cool with that?

julie and poutineMy coworker Julie and I met up at the mall after work one night to do a bit of Christmas shopping, then we grabbed a bite at Jack Astor’s.

stacked poutineTheir poutine was unreal. YUM.

Also, how did I not know McDonalds had poutine? Maybe because we don’t have cable TV and never see commercials. But still! I ate a cheeseburger this week from there. They put the entire fixin’s on it though. I like a plain cheeseburger, nothing on it but cheese. It had onions, pickles, moo’tard and ketchup on it. Gross. I wrote them (on the back of my receipt there’s a spot for a survey) and now I get free coupons for even MOAR MCDONALDS. Gah, I love that place.

Fossil furry walletMeanwhile at the mall I stopped into Fossil to check out their goods. Surprise surprise. I picked up this wallet and didn’t know they were making these in WHITE. It’s also on sale. I refrained from buying it because I was Christmas shopping for others. No hand slapping necessary. Ugh, isn’t it adorable.

Joe Fresh robeWhy do I always find stuff I love when I’m shopping for someone other than myself? I need this cute Joe Fresh $20 robe. I think The Guy’s buying it for me for Christmas. Heh.

eyebrow razorHave you ever used one of these? It’s an eyebrow (or anywhere else on your…. face???) razor. I’ve been using it instead of (painful) tweezing. It works like a charm. I buy it at Sallys and I’ve been doing my ‘brows this way since early summer. Can you cut yourself? No idea…. I don’t think so. I mean, I never have. I took this picture to show Julie because I was talking to her about it.

my desk at workMy desk at work is filled with my favorite things. Dior lip balm, Sephora cuticle oil, Ahava hand cream, Living Grace Philosophy perfume sample…. and of course a SANTA MUG!!!! SAAAANTA (Cue the movie Elf)

Tomorrow I finally get to see my bloggy best friend Leanne. I’m going to make the trek to Toronto, and by trek I mean relax on the Greyhound bus til I get there. We meant to meet up two weeks ago, but I had a disgusting hacking cough that was so persistent I couldn’t form a sentence without spitting on someone or something. It was pretty classy.

Stephanie wrote an amazing post yesterday. Do real bloggers still exist? She’s a blogger, but also a PR person by day, so she gets both ends of the spectrum. I agree with her 100%, that people are getting a little unauthentic with their blogs. Out of the 100 posts I do 0.5 of them are paid, and I always mention it. I’m not exaggerating. I wish I got paid, but I dislike asking for compensation in cash, when I already get $100’s of dollars worth of free product. Know what I’m saying? It sounds a little greedy. Why do people have affiliate links in every post? Are you really making enough to have the link there? To be honest I never click on them. What Steph blogged about is everything I want to say.

And that’s all I’m gonna say today. So long all! Have a nice weekend!

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Collab giveaway with FreshSeason!


It’s November, dudes. I love how close it is to Christmas now. Less than 2 months and I’ll be in Newfoundland again!

I haven’t started decorating yet, have you? I usually wait til mid-November to get out my glass desktop Christmas tree.

Oh. I’ve got some exciting news for you guys today. From now through December I will feature Christmas gift ideas on the blog. Hence that fun little header up top.

As you start making your shopping lists, there seems to be always that one person who is difficult to buy for, am I right? I’m here to help you out! This is the time to check out my blog for some great gift ideas, and a chance to win some of the items I’ll be featuring throughout the next few weeks.

Each of the upcoming posts under ‘Holiday Gift Guide‘ will have a review and/or a giveaway and if you’ve missed one of those posts, just click on that fun skyscraper pic on the right hand side. It’ll bring you to all of the (upcoming) posts in one round-up page.

Let’s get this thing started, shall we?!

Up today, I’m doing a collab giveaway with my BBFF (bloggy best friend forever) Leanne. Both of us have gathered some prizes for our readers to win and we’re so excited to give these goodies away to one lucky reader in the Canada or USA.


One winner will receive:

  • An orange fossil wallet
  • One $30 gift card to Sephora
  • Philosophy makeup bag with a few goodies!

Here’s an up close picture of the goods. Just in case you want to see what the makeup bag & wallet looks like. Gotta know what you’re winnin’. Am I right?

Fossil and Philosophy giveaway

Alright! Enter away on the rafflecopter form below. Leanne and I are sharing the rafflecopter form, but there are things you need to do, over on her site. So keep that in mind and pay her a nice friendly visit. :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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It’s not just me, who love them!

I wanted to show you the sweet gifts my co-worker and her husband got each other for their 5 year wedding anniversary. Apparently year five, is leather or silverware.

L went to Fossil and bought her husband an argyle patterned wallet which totally suits her husband if you ask me! I asked her if I could take some photos of it for the blog and she obliged. Don’t worry, their five year anniversary was a while ago so it’s not ruining a surprise for anyone, showing all the goods.

I’m not sure how much the wallet was, nor did I ask, but you can probably find that out online. Leather smells sooo good. Is that weird? I’m sure some of you will agree with me!

All photos taken by me.

Men’s Fossil wallet.Inside the men’s wallet, with the money clip.The front and back.

Nice right?

Not only did she surprise him with a wallet but get this (ha!). HE bought HER some Fossil goodies. I know!! Too much!

This coin purse and the leather strap bracelet are both from the Fall 2012 collection. I know this only because I saw it in their latest catalog. Ahhh ha! L’s hub-ster is on top of the game!

I’m kind of envious of all their new goodies.

Alright, I know I’m probably going overboard with talking about Fossil this, Fossil that. But when you truly enjoy a product, you can’t help but talk about it right? Whatever. I’m gonna keep doin’ my thang. I know it probably sounds sponsored (I hope it doesn’t!) but I’m honestly not getting paid or anything to mention them.

L also made a great point on one of the Coated Cotton Canvas coin purses, shown below. She actually e-mailed me so I’d put this in my blog post. Here’s her e-mail:

I would love to see a leather coin purse. The coated cotton canvas “Key Per Coin Purse” is the perfect size to throw in my pocket, or in the pocket of my purse, or the consul of my car. It’s a great “day use” size… or perfect  for the extra change that accumulates in my Full Size fossil wallet.

BUT IF IT WAS ONLY OFFERED in the lovely buttery leather of the other styles and with a full metal balled clasp. The durability and chic look and feel of the leather that fossil is know for would be that much more appreciated in this little gem of a coin purse!

Please, please??   (It’s the style number SL3915 Coated Cotton Canvas that im referring to. But in leather!?)

My other co-worker walked into the office with a new purse that she got over the weekend. It’s from Marshall’s and she mentioned that it was much less expensive than if she were to buy it in a Fossil store. It was awkward asking her if I could take it off her arm, plop it down in our communal kitchen so I could take a photo of it. She asked why (she doesn’t know about my website), and I said I just wanted to use it for future reference?! I don’t know guys. It was the best thing I could come up with. I suppose I should’ve told her about spiffykerms.com, regardless, I did not.

The purse is a blush pink color, and it’s so soft to the touch. It’s like the leather’s already worn in and it’s ancient. But it’s not. I have to be honest. I put it on my shoulder and waltzed around our work kitchen with it on for a few minutes, just to get a few giggles out of my co-workers.

What do you think of all the goodies?

What is on your Fall 2012 wishlist?

  • A new pair of boots?
  • Perhaps a new wallet?
  • Maybe some new clothes?
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