When The World First Saw Our Face

We all wear masks,
some with makeup
some with smiles

Sweater Dress Years in The Making

Let me tell you the story of this sweater dress. 

Snow White

In the Winter I start to feel a bit like Snow White. Not all stunning, sleepy, and singing, but dark haired and getting paler by the second.

Useless and Pure Fun

I recently binged the Chronicles of Riddick Trilogy.

Choose Growth, Don’t Settle Into Mediocrity

“The human animal, like others, is adapted to a certain amount of struggle for life, and when by means of great wealth homosapiens can gratify all his whims without effort, the mere absence of effort from his life removes an essential ingredient of happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

I Don’t Do Corporate

 

I just don’t.

Going Poo

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Combined Sweater – Vero Moda  //  Pleated Skirt – Esley   //  Tights – F21  //  Boots – Locale  //  Earrings – F21

Baby Girl.  Ugh, we’ve been trying to get her to go poo on the toilet.  Which is a lot harder than it sounds.  She holds onto it.  She will go first thing in the morning before we get her diaper off, or hold it all day and go at night once the diaper is back on.  No budging what so ever.  So after giving up that struggle, we have bought a little bag of chocolate and reward her with a treat when she goes poo on the toilet.

Now she holds it and only goes a little bit at a time.  Getting thrice the number of treats.  She’s a scammer that one.  She’s way smarter than us.

I Read A Magazine Today

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 Cardigan – Cherico via Shopruche  //  Top – Velvet via thrift shop  //  Cords – Le Chateau  //  Boots – Feet First  //  Scarf – thrifted  //  Necklace – Fredrick Prince via Homegrown Boutique  

This morning I made myself tea.  My delicious and gourmet Davids Tea.
I sat down on the couch with a magazine in one hand and my steaming cup in the other.

I read that magazine.

My kid and my husband fought over what to have for breakfast.  He won by the way.  Then she threw a tantrum and he told her to sit in the time out corner.  She didn’t  She ran up the stairs, making a big show of it, and went into her room.  Her very own act of defiance.  He followed her up in a huff and closed the door to her room.  She freaked out because the door was closed.  He came down and cooled off.  She calmed down after a while.  He went up and she apologized.  They came downstairs.

Then a fight erupted over the laundry he was folding.  Honestly, I stopped paying attention. I was trying really hard not to pay attention.  I sat there and read that magazine.  I don’t know what it was about, but I read it.   From front to end. 

*linking up with Penniless Socialite,  and Fab Friday*

Vino For The Holidays

Top – Hand me down  //  Skirt –  Moon Collection   //  Tights – HUE
Boots – Feet First  //  Bow – Ruche  //  Earrings – gift
Everyone loves the holidays, so I know I’m going to get myself stoned here by saying that really I could do without it all.  It’s stressful, it’s always hectic, and frankly it always gets me down.  Maybe it’s because not only is it Christmas and New Years, but it’s also my birthday and that starts this whole downward spiral of self examination.  For someone who’s very hard on themselves, and also very ambitious, that means a lot of vino as I always wish I was further ahead in a lot of areas in life.  I know I’m not the only one here.  The good thing is that it usually comes with a kick in the rear end to get things going.
This year I will get better at not being so tough on myself, and at enjoying and appreciating that which I do have. 
*snort*
Pass the vino.

Colors, Oh My!

Sweater – hand me down
Belt & Tights – F21
Dress – Ruche
Shoes – Payless
Bag – Aldo
Earrings – c/o  This Enchanted Pixie

I received these amazing earrings from This Enchanted Pixie along with a necklace and planned an outfit around both pieces *you’ll see that soon*, but they’re just so amazing that I couldn’t resist sneaking them into this outfit first.  I’m so glad I did!  Not only did I receive two compliments on them, but they feel so great on that I just felt like I had a little something extra, you know?  Personally, I think that these yellow ones are just too cute for words, so I suggest you grab them and rock them!

Bright colors are so hot for winter.  They’re no longer reserved just for Spring and Summer, and I’m so thankful because, as you can tell, I can’t resist a bold splash of color in the middle of a grey and cold February. I think what I like most about it is that it’s unexpected.  Not many expect to see such bright colors especially in downtown Toronto in a business district.  I know I turned a few heads because of that, but hopefully I brought at least a smile to one.

True Story:
Baby pulled out a bag of baby carrots from the fridge, and methodically bit into each and every one. 
Then handed each and every one to me.  
She expects them to be soft – like when cooked – and had a puzzled expression on her face as to why they were hard and crunchy.

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