Random Sundays: Seedlings In The Garden


I spent some time at my Mom’s this weekend and she’s right on track with her garden.  I’m so getting her to help me with mine, and trust me, I need the help! 

Meanwhile, the weather was so nice we all had to take advantage of it.   Drake the Dog had a great time running around the huge backyard and wrestling with Luke, as you can tell.

Baby didn’t know what to make of the grass.  She just sat there and grimaced every time her hand touched it.

Dress 73: Accessories

Cardi – F21; Dress – Ruche; Leggings – F21

You can’t see in this shot, but I’m wearing earrings!  This is a big deal since Baby never lets me wear any kind of accessory – whether earring, ring, necklace, or bracelet.  But yesterday I discovered that she doesn’t really care about little tiny earrings, so that’s what I’m wearing.  Oh and I’m also wearing a new Mom’s neccessary accessory *I like the little ryhme there*  , the hair elastic worn as a bracelet.  You need to be able to throw your hair up at any second. 

But let me show you my – and any new parent’s – absolute favorite accessory:
The Coffee Maker (A.K.A.Mom’s (or Dad’s) Best Friend).

Maverick and Iceman

These are the sunglasses that had Husband referencing Top Gun.
Cardi – F21; Shirt – Puella; Jeans – Guess; Belt – thrifted; Shoes – AE

Husband called me Maverick and this little punk Iceman.

When I finally got dressed  *which wasn’t until after lunch because I wanted to run and it took that long to squish it into my day* I knew I should wear a dress to continue the challenge, but the truth is that I didn’t feel like it at all.  Also, I had rehearsal at my house for a web series I’m in at my house and I just didn’t feel that a vintage-esque dress would help me get into the mood I wanted.  Fashion is all about mood, and I wanted to be relaxed and neutral so that I could transition into whatever atmosphere I wanted to.

So, during my run, I balled my eyes out.  Seriously, I was full out wailing on the treadmill and during my stretches.  I was watching Criminal Minds, and it was an episode about a mother who has a psychotic break on the anniversary of her baby son’s death.  And I was balling, because I can totally see that being me.  Not the killing people part, but the complete breakdown part.  I can’t even imagine having to go through something like that.  And I truly hope that I never have to.  I’m not sure I’d be strong enough.

What’s your worst nightmare?

On a different note, I re-watched an episode of Community today…still as good as the first time.

Dress 72: Twirly-Whirly Photoshoots

My dress is twirly!

And juummpy!!

Jacket – Jacob; Cardi – Esprit; Dress – Spotted Moth; Tights – Hue; Shoes – AE

Guess what?  My dress is Twirly-Whirly!  It’s skippy!  And it’s jumpy!  *or more, I’m jumpy and skippy and twirly-whirly when I’m wearing it* Yay!

The sun came out today,  the weather didn’t rise to meet it, but still that’s something.  I had a lovely day today.  It started off with fresh coffee and a photoshoot with a very talented photographer.  He shot my new headshots.  I saw some of the rough ones – the ones that have not been color corrected or anything – and even they looked amazing!  *and I’m not usually one to say that shots of me look amazing….trust me I’m not*  I’m seriously excited to get the edited versions so that I can show you.

And all you Toronto actors/singers/musicians, email me and I’ll hook you up with this amazing guy!

I had a lovely, quiet lunch out by myself.  Good food and a book.  Mmmmm….doesn’t get any better.

On the way to tea with a fabulous female, I saw this festive balcony above a busy shopping street.  Just had to share it with you.

Don’t you just love the X-mas tree in April??

True Story: Husband asked to borrow my new Britney Spears – Femme Fatale.  This is why I love him. He’s such a femme fatale *wink,wink…love you honey*

Road Trip: The Forgotten Shot

I took this shot with my phone camera on a walk in the woods after my battery died.  Needless to say, the walk was wonderful!

Dress 71: Hope Your Day Is Good

Dress – H&M; Belt – thrifted; Leggings – F21; Socks – ?

Sorry guys, I’m feeling really unmotivated today *I couldn’t even put on make-up and I spent half the day in pajamas*.  Maybe it’s the weather…it has been cold and rainy here for quite a while and everyone is wondering where Spring has got herself to.  So I don’t have much to say, except that wherever you are I hope you’re well!

True Story:  Baby had such a massive dump she woke herself up with it.  And it leaked through all her clothes, into her blanket and her sheets!  I know that’s gross, but all the Mama’s out there are nodding, “Yup, been there done that.”  I know.  I can see you.

Dress 70: Pardon The Lunacy Of This Unhappy Camper

Cardi – H&M; Shirt – from Mom; Dress – F21

Seriously!  What is up with the weather here??? Spring was well on it’s way with sunshine and warm breezes and all of a sudden we have flurries and weather in the negative degrees celsius.  I am not a happy camper.  

I’m also very tired today, so pardon the raving lunacy.

That’s it.  I’m done for today.  Better stop writing before I say something stark raving mad.

See y’all tomorrow!

So Excited For Summer!

Hat – Ruche

Summer is just around the corner.  And I can’t wait until it arrives!  I look forward to landscaping and garening, and generally making the outside of our house as beautiful as the inside.  But I also can’t wait to see Baby running around a sprinkler or in and out of her wading pool smiling her toothy grin the whole time.  I purchased this hat with summer in mind *the wide brim to keep the sun off my face* and now everytime I look at it I think, “Come on already Summer!”

Dress 69: Waves Of Excitement And Rest

Cardi – H&M; Dress – Esprit; Leggings – F21; Boots – First
Today is a grey and black outfit for a grey and black day for a grey and black mood. 
I have to say I’m tired.  The last week has been really busy, in a great way.  It has been full of experiences and opportunities and laughs and excitement.  But it drains me.  I’m not a person that thrives on craziness and being around lots of people all day every single day.  I need my long runs and my solitude and that has been lacking.  So today’s outfit reflects my feelings.  
I have one final meeting that I’m really excited about  *potential for greatness abounds here* and then an on-air shift tonight where I get to chat to all the lovely people at home.  And then three whole days of quiet.  Just me and Baby and the treadmill. 
Don’t get me wrong, I love exciting weeks like this past one. 
I need those times. 
But I’m also ready for a few days of rest.

Random Sundays: Bi-polar Sunshine

An alleyway in Venice.

I love the colors and the crooked tower.

Me waiting with all our luggage loaded off the ship.

Since today it’s been sunny and then snowy my mind has been wandering to more beautiful sights then the bi-polar weather here in Toronto.  I find myself thinking about Venice.  And I found my favorite shots of Venice to be things like alleyways and a buliding rather than the traditional canal with gondola because everyone has those shots and everyone has seen those shots.   I appreciated Venice, and I loved the windy streets from a military aspect (because well, I am a martial artist), but I didn’t fall in love with Venice as others have.  Don’t get me wrong, if someone offered me a trip there I wouldn’t refuse! It just wouldn’t be my first choice of anywhere in the world.

It does bring a smile to my face though.

You know what else brings a smile to my face?  This little ray of sunshine riiiight here.

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