At home CrossFit WOD

Today was such a lazy Saturday. We both slept a lot, and by a lot I’m sort of embarrassed to tell you we had a nap on top of the nights sleep we got last night. Because apparently 8 hours on week nights isn’t long enough for me and I needed to catch up on it.

Alfie-in-the-snowAlfie on the balcony earlier today… eating the freshly fallen snow.

McDonalds-Mocha Well, I’m wide awake now since an hour ago we headed to McDonalds to redeem our free McCafe coupons to grab a mocha each. Some tasty too b’ys. I love the way their cups fit my lips. All curvy like.

McDonalds-CouponsPsst, thanks for the extra coupons Stephanie!

Alfie wearing Canada PoochAlfie came with us for the car drive too. Isn’t this photo hilarious? It’s like he’s driving us there. Atta boy!

Alfies Canada Pooch jacketHe looks super cute in it too. I did a review on the Canada Pooch jacket for him last winter, he still loves it! It’s such great quality and doesn’t look worn at all. Bonus.

Canada-Pooch-JacketClose up of the jacket after I lint-rolled Alfie’s fur off it.

muffinsToday wasn’t an entire write-off, because I made a “big breakfast” for us, then lemon poppy seed muffins and a delicious supper with scalloped potatoes! Do you know how long they take to cook in the oven? 1.5 hours! It was torture waiting for them, and smelling them cook.

using tongs for muffinsAm I brilliant or what? I can’t stand touching hot things from the oven or toaster. In fact, my Boss scolded me this week for taking my English muffins out of the toaster with a knife. Yes it was plugged in. I shouldn’t admit that I do that…but omg isn’t the tong the best idea ever for getting muffins out of the pan?

Garnet-Hill-catalogThis post is all over the place, but that’s alright sometimes right? I got this random catalog in the mail over the past week and I have no idea how this US company got my address up here in Canada. But they did. Probably because I give my mailing address out to any survey that asks for it. Just kidding Mom! Either way, I’m digging the stuff they have for sale.

Garnet-Hill-catalog-003I want this sweater. But instead of the mint colored pants, I really want a pair of olive green one’s. I came across a pair at Top Shop last year but unfortunately didn’t want to pay the hefty $80 price tag for them. I’m a cheap girl now. I get all of my pants at H&M. Seriously. They fit me soo well. H&M, please make some olive pants for spring…

Garnet-Hill-catalog-002Like their bedding too. I’m a grey gal. Our bedding is all grey too. I should add some texture to it though, like that throw blanket. Looks nice.

I think the combination of listening to audioboxlive and drinking that caffeinated drink has made me a little hyper this evening. I can’t stop typing.

February-calendarLast week I picked up some Sharpie pens for work (thanks to Leanne’s review of them), and ended up bringing them home so I could make a February to-do calendar for the boyf and I. Jam-packed with attending CrossFit! I like the pens, since they’re fine point and they don’t bleed onto the next piece of paper.

at-home-workoutThe boyf and I ended up doing an at home CrossFit WOD tonight.

pushups-at-homeWhat? You don’t workout in jeans? Pushups, bicep curls, v-snaps. 3 full rounds! The real deal. I’ll do an “at home workout” post tomorrow about it.

Guys. I really do have to start my 50 day push up challenge again, but when I fly to Quebec later this month I don’t want to “forget” to do them, or put off doing them. But at the same time I don’t want to wait til the end of the month to start them. Suggestions? lol…

Sitting-PomeranianAnd we’re out! Good night!

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Fossil wrist stack creations

It only makes sense for me to show you my fossil arm parties over the last little while, seeing as I own 5 watches and 4 of them are from Fossil. I got this blog post idea from Leanne, when she did something similar.

The brown stella by Fossil, shown above is my go-to everyday wrist action for the past few months. It just goes together well, and looks pretty classy. I always get compliments on both the bracelets and the watch. Love that kind of feedback haha. I try.

Another version. The cotton rope bracelet replaced the buckle one, this day ;)

Oops how’d that get in there?

Meant to put this one. Yay McDonalds iced coffee with a pump of caramel!

This massive, noisy gold watch was purchased on eBay during the summer. At first I hesitated getting it re-sized because I didn’t know if the cheap metal could hold up long enough. The sales clerk laughed and said it’d be fine. I’m surprised at how many compliments I get on this watch, because I paid less than $20 for it in total. You can buy one here. A few admired it from afar, asking if it was a Michael Kors! I wish.

Not a stacked creation at all, but I loved my outfit with this watch when I first snapped shots of me wearing it. It’s a Fossil Heather.

Are you into stacking bracelets?

What is your favorite accessory to wear?

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Golden Arches hunt for #EqualCanada #CBias

What a weekend! There are now just a few more days until Christmas and a few more days until our holiday break from work. Of course, the malls and everywhere in between are jam-packed with shoppers finishing up the majority of their Christmas shopping. But it wasn’t as bad as you may think. Yesterday, Scott and I ended up heading out to shop and, at first, the mall was pretty busy.  That is, until the traditional mall closing time of 6pm when the crowds suddenly began to thin out. I’m not sure everyone realizes how late the stores stay open for Christmas shoppers!

We hit up a bunch of places including Walmart to pick up a few groceries for the rest of the week. We didn’t need too much; just a few essentials.

As we were finishing up our shopping, supper time had come and passed and our tummies were growling a bit. I think my tummy was growling at the impatient shoppers. But that’s a topic for another day. I thought this was a perfect time to treat Scott and I to a feed of McDonalds, thanks to #EqualCanada and #Cbias. I’m always a fan of stopping at McDonalds since they offer free wi-fi and I can use my iPad.

Hmm, what to order? Scott ended up using a free Big Mac Meal coupon he had, and I got my specialty: the McDouble, plain. Only cheese please.

I give my extra burger patty to Scott since it’s cheaper to order a McDouble (2 patties) than it is to order a cheeseburger. (I think…maybe it’s just because Scott likes to have an almost-double Big Mac).  He went for an extra McDouble as well for good measure.

Love free re-fills. Did I get the Coke Zero, or the Barq’s? Take a guess!

When I placed my second order of the evening, I decided to get a coffee so we could take it to go, and bring it with me to sip on as we finished up our shopping.

After I placed my order I asked the cashier if there was Equal available instead of sugar. He honestly had no idea what #EqualCanada even was. It was funny. He asked me and I said it was a sweetener. He then asked me why I’d rather Equal than any other options and I told him that it just tastes better in my opinion. He nodded and smiled as he was ringing my coffee through. One of the credit card machines was down so we continued to chat.

From there, I asked him if there was a comment card that I could fill out. He called out to the manager who came over to greet me (they were both super friendly and great to deal with), but the manager apologized and said they didn’t have any comment cards. I thought that was a bit strange, because aren’t they usually hung up in a little holder on the wall where you can grab one and fill it out yourself? I told him it was okay and I suggested that I could just fill out the survey mentioned on the back of the @McD_Canada receipt instead to suggest that McDonalds carry a variety of sweeteners to give customers more selection.

The situation got more silly at this point because I ordered a medium black coffee, but the guy filling my order said there weren’t any medium cups in stock either.  So, as a bonus, I ended up getting a large, filled to the brim with coffee.  We were both laughing.

Sweet, upsized for free! The one thing I really enjoy about McDonalds coffee is not only the taste, but the cups are from the future. The lids are not flimsy and the top easily pops up and stays with the lift of your finger.

And no asking for double-cupped cups anymore since they are already two layer insulated!

As soon as we got home from our shopping excursion, I did fill out a McDonalds survey. They don’t put it on the back of their receipts for nothing, right?

Hearing feedback from customers is important to any business and a really great way to interact with large corporations.

Have you ever filled out the McDonalds survey before?

I hope everyone is almost finished up the majority of their Christmas shopping. Does anyone have people left to buy for?

If interested, here is some more information about Equal. Visit Equal online, tweet @EqualCanada, and @McD_Canada or like Equal Canada on Facebook.

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias. All opinions are my own.

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