Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Come and Gone



That is what Christmas looked like over here. 
Full of decorations. Good music. Tradition brother/sister picture.Tons of delicious food {food coma induced food}. Cozy Jammies all day long. 
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Most importantly, lots of love and lots of magic for Baby G's first Christmas.

Hoping you felt the same kind of wonderful on your Christmas Day.
Now let's all nap that food coma off before I convince myself to actually go buy something with all those boxing day sales going on. Because that would be ridiculously foolish of me on so many levels. Yes? ok.

XOXO

Monday, December 24, 2012

A White Christmas


sweater - CHICWISH

Well. The snow arrived and just in time. 
So wishing you and all your lovelies the most Merry of Christmas'
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Hoping it is full of love and magic and all things beautiful.
Enjoy it all. Soak it in. & If you are brave enough...bundle up and go play in the snow! {If you are having a white Christmas too that is}. 
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If you are not having a White Christmas, well, part of me is still pretty jealous of you!
Also, remember calories don't count on birthdays or holidays...so take a bite out of every chocolate you see...and pour a little extra gravy on those potatoes. mmm.

XOXO


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Who Doesn't Like The Word Free







As if this tid bit of information couldn't come at a better time! Have you heard of FIRMOO? If not, you really need to check them out! They are an online eyewear company and they have an amazing promo going on. Your first pair of glasses are FREE. All you do is pay shipping.

Now, I don't wear glasses that often. Usually only to work {opting out of wearing uber sexy safety glasses} OR when I feel like there might not be anything worse than putting on eye makeup. 
Also lets be honest here, glasses have become a great way to accessorize any outfit and a huge way to show off your personal style.
I love that with FIRMOO you don't have to spend an outrageous amount of money just to get a good quality, cute & stylish pair of glasses. Whether you wear them on a daily basis, or are just feeling saucy...or lazy...you decide!
Now my little lovely nerdys go check out FIRMOO, take a look at all of the styles the have to offer, and order a pair for yourself, or for someone else if you are feeling all generous and such. It is the season for giving after all.

XOXO


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Today I Am A Snowflake...



 ...Someone around here has to be. Since you can see that clearly there isn't any on the ground, in the air, on the trees, on the roofs. No.Where. Ok..wait..am I complaining about there being no snow? Something is clearly wrong with this picture besides the fact that it is December nineteenth and there is not a drop of white fluffiness in sight.
I hate snow, this isn't news to you, but it means Christmas.

This indecisiveness on feelings about snow can also be the explanation why I obviously should win worst blogger of the year award. Umm hey I haven't been seen since the sixth!
If you are new around here I will explain why this happens every once in a while. If you are not new around here than I'm sure you knew I would be back and so thanks for sticking around.

Here is the thing with me. I have no filter when it comes to talking. Like literally I don't think about things that are coming out of my mouth until they are already out there and I'm like...whoa wait..that was inappropriate. Anyways, when it comes to feelings not so much. Filter is full on. This tends to give me writers block.

So obviously lately my emotions have been a little hap hazard. Crazy. Even a hurricane of emotion if you will. I am at a cross roads. It's about that time where my tippeecanoe life is kicking in and I am antsy. Antsy for change. Antsy for adventure. Yet, indecisive. No surprise there.

Anywho, I am back! again.. and will keep you updated on the happenings around here. Lucky you guys!

P.S. - Puhleeease check your inbox's to see if you are the winner of the rose gold watch! I haven't heard back from that lovely and would love love to get it too you in time for at least a Happy New Year gift! Because who wouldn't want to wear rose gold to ring in the New Year? I know I will be!

XOXO

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Chambray, leather, animal print, oh my!


 

 Boots - blowfishshoes Jeggings -AE Chambray - GAP Scarf -Aritzia Jacket -Garage

I'm sitting here staring at the new purchase of a Christmas tree. It was a good idea in theory. And like I said before, I was giddy as a three year old. It smells devine. Looks scrumptious. But sheds like a malting baby bird. And now there is the responsibility of decorating it so that it's not all embarrassed in the window being naked. Who knew a tree could be so demanding. Either way I'm going to make this tree look like a sparkly ball of Christmas wonder. That is, once I am done procrastinating by giving you all an outfit post! Those boots...oh those boots are my absolute favorite pair that I own. So make sure you check out BlowFish because they have probably some of the greatest shoes ever. You know..whether you still have some Christmas shopping to do for the lovelies in your life...OR a little present for yourself, because lets face it you probably deserve one!

Happy weekend tomorrow my lovely lovely peeps.

I adore you. Just thought you ought to be reminded!

XOXO


Zzz's & Parties


That face right thur is the face of the most tired girl you ever did meet. So while I am off getting some much needed zzz's, you lovelies need to get your party on mmk?

XOXO



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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

From Where I Stand





From where I stand...

...Decisions, decisions, decisions...I've been praying for change and well bam I am getting it thrown at me from all directions! It's a blessing, but does anyone want to just go ahead and tell me which direction to go? Would be greatly appreciated.

...We have a Christmas tree and I am basically being a three year old about it. It smells like the heavenly out doors up in here.

...I've been blessed with a lot of great new people in my life lately. I'm pretty happy about it.

...Mindy Gledhill Chrismas CD has single handedly put me in the Christmas spirit. Thanks.

...The count down until Christmas is on. It's going to be baby G's very first. I'm so excited.

...The skies are blue & there's no snow outside, and it's weird.

...I have slept a total of eighteen hours in five sleeps..thats an average of three and a half hours a night..say what?

...I'm going to go have a nap.

...Three words. Chai.Eggnog.Latte. If you've never had one, you've never lived.

...That's whats up from where I stand.

Hope all you lovelies are having the best week.  

Don't forget to enter the giveaway below for a Christmas present from me.

XOXO

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Arm Candy = Merry Christmas from Me

Pants//sweater//armcandy - AE Boots -ALDO
{Please excuse those baggies under my eyeballs..this girl has had a lack of zzz's recently}

Ok. Lovelies. I have missed you! Sorry for being M.I.A for a while there! This season is a busy one...and to be honest I've been in a funk. Not surprised?. I know. Anyways, Thanks for those of you who have stuck around and for those who have noticed my absence {who knew that was such a hard word to spell. funk I tell you. funk} and asked how I was doing. I'm doing just dandy and getting all in the Christmas spirit. So to celebrate YOU and get us all in the Christmas spirit...who doesn't love a little arm candy & a little ring bling. This girl. This girl l.o.v.e's it. & I figured you all probably do too! So Its a GIVEAWAY of that super cute rose gold watch. I freaking just adore it. Soooo if you adore it to here's how you can get it as a Christmas present from little ol' Tippee Canoe.

Must be a Follower of Tippee Canoe

Must leave a comment

If you wish you can tweet // Pin the giveaway {not necessary but if your little heart desires it then dooo it!}

Thats 3 entries! 

Merry Christmas season all!

XOXO

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

LOVE is..




LOVE is louder than all the quick judgements made.

LOVE is louder than all the mean looks given.

LOVE is louder than all the hurtful thoughts and words.

LOVE is louder than jealousy.

LOVE is louder than greed and selfishness.

LOVE is louder than lies.

LOVE is louder than abuse. verbal. emotional. physical.

LOVE is louder than assuming.

LOVE is louder than contention

LOVE is louder than the need to be right and have the last word.

LOVE is louder than holding a grudge

LOVE is louder than gossiping.

LOVE is louder than disrespect.

LOVE is louder than negativity.

Love is louder than any other possible action out there.

LOVE. IS. LOUDER.


In the words of Ellen Degeneres "Be Kind To One Another."


XOXO

Thursday, November 15, 2012

See You There!


Happy Thursday lovelies!
Today you can find me over at Christina's Adventures. She is oh so lovely and her blog is all about DIY projects, creative living & thrifting! Uh yes! Go give her a little visit and check out my guest post!

Oh! & if you are not the owner of an animal print scarf of any kind...go.buy.one. It will make you feel extra fierce today! HEREHERE & HERE have some really cute ones!

XOXO

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

It's All About Comfy



 Sweater - FOREVER21 Jeans -Hollister Moccasins- ALDO Hat - NEW YORK NEW YORK..some gift shop..

Today was all about being completely comfy while running errands and playing with baby G. Also I decided to throw a hat into the mix so that I didn't have to do my hair. What else screams comfy more than a side braid with a baseball cap on. That's right...not much. And look! The snow decided to start melting and it was warm enough not to wear a parka! Not that I do even when it's minus 31 degrees out. That's right peeps, on the weekend we reached MINUS 31 degrees. I cried. But you couldn't tell..because my tears froze.

Anyways, I hope you are having a happy happy happiest of all Wednesdays. What did you wear today? I bet it wasn't as comfy...but probably had a lot more cuteness going on!

XOXO

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Beets Me




Finally we caved over here and got brave enough to hook beets up with chocolate. Guess what.
They get along quite nicely. It might even be love.

Here's their love story.

2 Cups all purpose flour
1 3/4 Cups sugar {the white kind}
2/3 Cup cocoa powder {which ever kind you prefer. We went dark chocolate over here}
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

3/4 Cup unsalted butter {softened}
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 Cup cooked and pureed beets
1 1/4 Cups hot water
? mini semi sweet chocolate chips. {you know my rules..however many you like!}

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease whatever size muffin tins you wish! Or cake pans... I'm gonna say an 8inch cake pan.

In a large bowl mix together flour,sugar,cocoa,baking powder & salt.

Add butter and mix

Add vanilla and eggs and mix

Add cooked pureed beets and mix

Then add hot water and...you guessed it...mix!

Pour batter into prepared tins/pans

Bake until a tooth pick comes out clean. I don't time these things and I really should remember to...but I just can't do it for some reason! {Cause I like to learn things the hard way...or trial and error. sigh.}

Let cool on rack and then ENJOY these healthy little bits of semi healthy goodness!

I promise you your hubs/kidlets will not even know whats in these things! Muahaha.

&

They lived happily ever after.

XOXO

Friday, November 9, 2012

Letters On Friday



Dear outside - I like to spend time with you. But you just keep getting colder and colder. It's not nice.

Dear boot season - I.Seriously.Love.You. You make my wardrobe so much more exciting.

Dear Winter/Snow - You just make me sad is all.

Dear Ice covering my car in the morning - WHHHHHHHHY!!!! I can't even be bothered to attempt to scrape you off! It's ridic.

Dear Linds - I sincerely enjoy craft nights with you. Even if stuff breaks and we need supervision from now on with hot glue guns. It's fine.

Dear sparklers at weddings- you really make a nice effect! & I L.O.V.E weddings!

Dear Starbucks - thank you for having your Christmas cups out! & thank you for making delicious hot drinks. Or drinks.period.

Dear cuddly baby G - How in the world is it possible that you just keep getting cuter? I love cuddle time with you. Don't ever grow up. Please.

Dear roadtrip/ shopping trip/ vent session trip/ partner in crime - I adore all of you.

Dear blog peeps and non blog peeps - I hope you had a fantastic week & that your weekend is just as scrumptious!

XOXO

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

From Where I Stand




From Where I stand...


...I'm resistant to good because I'm afraid it won't last. I need to change that.

...Finding out I have a SEVERE iron deficiency has changed my life...I now look at EVERYTHING and see how much iron it contains. Lame. 

...Having a severe iron deficiency can make you irritable...go figure. ha.

...I'm enjoying the no snow. Until tomorrow.

...Organic milk...umm..delish.

...I should own a place where I serve smoothies and cookies, because dang. I.Make.Them.Good.

...I'm headed to Calgary today to do some retail therapy and a solid vent sesh with one of the best girls I know. Double awesome.

...It's a Happy Hump Day!


...Hoping things are good from where you stand.

XOXO



Monday, November 5, 2012

I Moustache You A Question


Ladies! Get the bed on the couch ready for the Hubs and put your leg razors away!
It's Movember!

But in all seriousness head on over to www.movember.com to learn more and see how you can donate and make a difference! 
&
Turn this month full of crazy staches and scratchy filled kisses into something worth while!

Happy Monday! Get your Mo Grow on!

XOXO

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

All Hallows Eve

Happy Halloween from the most fab Elephant & Monkey around town!

Stay safe, Stay warm
&
Eat a ton of candy...because that's what this night is for!

XOXO

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

From Where I Stand




 Pants AE,  Chambray AE, Scarf ALDO, Boots similar, Plain White T Forever21

From Where I Stand...

...It is rather snowy and chilly. Yet, so beautiful! So I'm having a love / hate relationship with this winter business.

...My bed is SO cozy in the mornings I just want to spend my entire day there!

...I love apples.

...My brain hurts.

...I just made the best darn smoothie ever.

...That's whats up From Where I Stand.

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

Hope everyone is safe and warm and no storms are effecting you!

XOXO

Monday, October 29, 2012

This One Time...




...I didn't have internet for 3 days and I literally thought I died. How.Sad.
What have I become! But it's like when you are in kindergarden and the teacher tells you not to talk and literally ALL you want to do is talk because she told you not to. Someone tells me I can't go on the internet and it's like BAM all I want is to be on the internet. I have a problem with authority. It's fine.
Anywho, it's back, and I know you all missed me didn't even realize I was gone, but I sure missed you! 

So I am off to drink this tea and catch up on your weekend blog awesomeness. 
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Then figure out what the H I'm gonna write about this week.
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Then organize this room of mine. It's out of control. 
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Then enjoy Monday...because what else is Monday here for right!

XOXO

Friday, October 26, 2012

Letters



Dear gingerbread candle - you are scrumptious

Dear baby G - SO glad your moustache onsie finally fits you! Just in time for good ol' Movember to begin. I bought that for you the very same day we all found out you were a boy!

Dear pumpkin doughnuts - I will be making you again. mmm.

Dear hiking - I miss spending time with you.

Dear snow - nope. I still don't like you.

Dear Ho Cho - you save me.

Dear apples - I can never seem to get enough of you! Ever.

Dear Ho Cho - oh wait. I have a problem..

Dear fireplace - you are splendid on a cold day. Just.Splendid.

Happy Weekend Lovely Peeps.

I hope you have fun plans!...Mine consist of being sad because my Utah trip was canceled. Due to...you guessed it..the snow..bleh.

XOXO

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

This Snow Business







Apparently it's that time of year again. 
Snow.

Dear First Snow Fall of The Winter {It's not even really winter yet} - I do not appreciate you. 
Yet, you are kind of beautiful and fun and you bring ho cho season with you.
None the less, you are cold and difficult.
So I love you and I hate you.
Be nice this year will you.
I'd appreciate that.

yours truly,
This girl who wishes she lived in Hawaii again. {No offence}

XOXO