Sunday, July 25, 2010

Just Some New Stuff

We've just about completely moved in, minus Colin's desk and some boxes still around. Here are some before and after pictures of our humble abode.
Our living room, notice the new futon
Our bedroom
Our bedroom also

Here are some of the new things to our apartment!
My plantColin's PlantMugomp enjoying herself on our futon

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Loving Keds

I absolutely love Keds and I absolutely love Mischa Barton, ever since season 1 of The O.C.. She has amazing style and is so gorgeous. Here are some old adds from her Keds promotion days.


I've found Tumblr, I'm honestly not sure how this all works but its fun so far! Feel free to check it out and maybe join

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

In Need Of A Vacation

I want to be somewhere else right now. I want the stack of books I'm reading, a big red umbrella, a lounge chair, Corona, lime, my blue swimsuit, maybe some chips and salsa, my beach cruiser bike behind me, looking out on the ocean, and slathering on the coconut suntan lotion. Preferably somewhere South of the Equator. Any takers?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Remember to check out my book blog, For A Rainy Day, for book reviews, upcoming books, and much more...

Kurt Hasley

I absolutely love these prints. They are prints by Kurt Hasley, an artist from Portland, Oregon. I've been debating for a while now to buy some, but just haven't had the extra money. But they are so cute and unique and perfect for any type of room.
Check out these and other prints and painting from the artist here.


I think we've all heard and read the reviews for this one. I just have to say it was AMAZING. So original, great cast, awesome story, hot Joseph-Gordon Levitt...the three hour movie was just not long enough. For those who don't know what Inception is here is the low down...
Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible-inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. (from
Colin and I have our theories that he may have dreamt it all in his mind for a way to try and convince himself of stuff...ya don't want to give anything away. But it was amazing, if you get the chance, see it.
I swear I'm not obsessed with Joseph-Gordon Levitt...his pictures were the coolest, and he looks good in his suits.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

We All Scream For Ice Cream!

We are almost all moved into our place, we finally got a dresser, some new plants, our mini fridge. We are still waiting on a new bookshelf and futon to complete our living room, and Colin's desk for our bedroom. Mugwomp will be our latest addition to the roomies later tonight. Upon moving in, we've been enjoying our 'porch' (its basically a roof where we can sit on). Its so hot in our house since we have no air conditioning and so we spend a lot of time out there. The other day we had just finished our homemade macaroni and cheese with our Italian salads when we heard something. It was a faint song in the distance, we perked our heads up and looked down our street trying to find where the song was coming from. As it grew louder our eyes widened to the familiar song..."Its a world of laughter, a world of tears...". Quickly I ran inside, grabbed my purse, a plastic bag full of quarters, and ran outside to see the Ice Cream man pull up in his white truck. The familiar stickers of the ice cream picks, littered the side of the truck. I chose the strawberry shortcake, and Colin got a watermelon snow cone, each was $3 (I swear the prices of ice cream have gone up). We ate them on our roof and enjoyed our delicious ice cream. One fun adventure of many more to come.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Dear Friend, It's Been Far Too Long

These last couple weeks have been non stop for me. My room is emptying out, been looking for an apartment, working etc. I feel like I haven't been able to just stop and relax. So finally, today I get to blog and recap on the events that have passed.

Yes, the rumors are true (if there even were rumors). Colin and I officially found a place to move in together! Its up on 200 South and 1000 E, so its close to the U and not too far from SLCC and the freeway. My room has been a mess the last week or so, luckily I haven't been sleeping there because my bed has been littered with clothes and books. So we should be getting the key to our place this weekend! And I can't wait to decorate and arrange the furniture we have yet to get. So my room is officially packed up. I realized I had less stuff to pack than I thought.
It may look like a lot, but I had to spread out the book weight, they weigh a ton! All the bags, luggage and backpacks are full of clothes. So really all I am taking are books and clothes, which is all I need anyway.

Before we move in I needed to get Mugwomp her shots, and then eventually spayed. Today was that day. Colin and I had to wake up at 9:30 to take her to the Humane Society. Mugwomp was really good in the car, running from windows to the of the back of the car looking outside, but she was shedding pretty bad. Luckily once we got there it was only a 30 min wait and she was so good in the waiting room. When they called 'Emily, with Mugwomp' the lady said it like a question and the nurses giggled at her name. Sorry Mugs, your name is kinda funny but you're cute. The nurse said she was really good getting her shots! I was so proud, that sweet child of mine. So now only 2 weeks till she has to go back to get Spayed.
Also while Colin and I were at IKEA yesterday we picked Mugwomp up a little house for our move. She just loves it already and we need to get a blanket for inside so she can be super cozy all the time.We will slowly be moving in all this next week and I will be sure to post some pictures of our cute little place!

Twilight Concert Series

No not those vampire books/movies. The Twilight Concert Series is a series of free concerts in Liberty Park. This Thursday was Modest Mouse. We decided to withstand the crowds and venture downtown to watch the show. There were so many people gathered just at the entrances that is almost felt like it wasn't worth it. After a 10 min line we went inside the fenced area. There were some cool booths and food there to buy, but everything was over priced. We found an area where we could just see the left of the stage. When Modest Mouse came out, it was really hard to hear them. All we got was the bass line. It was fun to see them, but I would have much rather paid the $40 and have less of a crowd and be able to dance around. But all in all it was worth it, we had fun just hanging out and leaving early. But there are more Twilight shows to come that hopefully won't be as crowded with people.
(Just there is Modest Mouse)
(there were even more people than this)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

You're A Wizard Harry!

I think this preview will speak for itself...

I cannot wait to see it! Usually I don't pressure Colin into doing things. But a heads up, I will be dragging him to see the midnight showing.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!

Its July 1st and its Canada Day. I miss Canada Days up home, spent with family. This year I won't be watching the fireworks over Niagara Falls, but perhaps we will grill up some veggie burgers, find some ketchup chips and have some Molson's. Or just grab some fish and chips...depending on the food mood.
Happy Canada Day Everyone!