Thursday, September 15, 2011

Forget about the price tag...

It's a very sad thing that I am always so in love with the most expensive things. It seems that when it comes to fashion, my heart will only land on the items with the highest price tags. I don't know how it happens, but seriously, it's a problem. If you were to show me five pairs of shoes, I would unknowingly pick the most expensive ones.
This, I have decided, is why I must love Shabby Apple. It's not the most expensive shop, but it's also not the cheapest. I had planned to get a dress from there this summer, but it didn't happen. I'll need to save up my pennies to get one this winter. Or maybe I'll get one in the spring. I do prefer getting new dresses in the spring.
For now, I have plenty of new pretty things to keep my eyes and heart happy. Check out their new line, Academia. Being an academic myself, I am obviously head-over-heels-in-love.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom

I have one tiny bit of wisdom for you today. It is this: you know that a guy is worth keeping when he holds you tight and lets you ugly cry (I think we all know what ugly cry is) on him because the book you're currently reading is at a really sad part.

Thursday, September 08, 2011


This weekend I had the chance to spend some extra time with my favourite little guy, Joey. He is growing up so fast, I can't believe it! On Sunday, he was one month old. One month! And today, he is five weeks old. Time has been flying.
I am so excited to see this little boy grow up. We're already best friends. It is going to be so much fun when he can walk and talk. But for now, I am content with my snuggles. I love snuggles with my Joey.

Yeah, be jealous. I do have the sweetest, cutest, and smartest nephew. 

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

When I Grow Up

I am a grown-up. Seriously. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a grown-up. When I was younger, I wanted to make my own rules and do everything that I wanted to do. I wanted to have my own money, and my own house, and have no bedtime. I thought that would be the life. But in my mind, growing up and getting on to bigger and better things always seemed so far away.
First, I graduated from elementary and went on to junior high. That was scary, but thrilling at the same time, because it meant that I was growing up. Then I went from junior high to high school and that was actually pretty awesome. I thought I was so cool. High school was a blast, and had little to no drama at all. But by the end of that, I was ready for my next move -- university. Though incredibly daunting, university was still a natural shift for me. And I've been in that same phase for a while now.
Since I moved out this summer, I have moved up a level in my grown-up status. Paying rent and bills sucks, but it has taught me a lot of self-reliance and self-mastery. I'm glad for that experience. With the end of my current university career actually sort-of in sight (I have about a year and a half left), I am realizing that I am going to be more of a grown-up that I had expected. Plus, there's that whole marriage and kids thing. I am not at that point yet, but I know that it will be there eventually (don't worry -- I am not engaged, nor will I be soon).
It's just crazy to think that I am at the point that I am right now. I am a full-fledged grown-up. And it's definitely terrifying, yet kind of amazing.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Dressed Up & In Line

I love when an outfit just comes together. When every piece of that ensemble just makes your heart happy and you feel like your life could never be complete again without it. That's how I felt yesterday as a got dressed for church.
Polka dots. Pink scarf. Cardi. Geek glasses.
In love.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Ideas, please!

September is here, and school is just around the corner. I can't believe it. This semester will be a very different one, especially with me not living at home anymore. I don't know why that really makes a difference, but it seems too. Perhaps because with my hours at work going down because of classes, I actually need to save as much money as possible so I don't get stuck with no money, because let's face it -- paying rent sucks.
So, on to my original purpose for this post. Being a student, and dating a student (Christopher starts school at SAIT next week) means that money for dates is very scarce. However, I am a big believer in dating, so I need some help with ideas for cheap, inexpensive, and even no-cost dates. Please, help!