Friday, December 16, 2011

CHRISTMAS QUESTIONNAIRE




1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
oh my EFF no question. unwrapping presents is one of my deepest pleasures.

2. Real tree or Artificial?  

we have an artificial tree right now. in the future i plan on having a house large enough to contain atleast 3 full size christmas trees. i will have one real and the rest artificial. nothing beats that fresh pine smell.
3. When do you put up the tree? 
december

4. When do you take the tree down? 
jan 1st usually. so sad!

5. Do you like eggnog? 
YES

6. Favorite gift received as a child? 
HARD question. The only thing I can remember right now was a sliding saucer. it was AWESOME.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? 
multiple

8. Hardest person to buy for? 
my sisters!

9. Easiest person to buy for? 
my parents

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? 
Mail them out! this is the first year I have sent christmas cards. im such an adult!

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? 
Hmmm...I can't remember if it was a christmas present or a birthday present but it was from one of my best friends at the time (so I thought). It was this ugly skin colored tank top from old navy that looked like it had been scraped out of the bargain bin ??? It had no thought in it at all. And no one would ever wear it. I was so upset because I had put a LOT of effort into her gift that year. She obviously didn't give a hoot. PS we aren't friends now, BECAUSE OF THIS. no not because of this at all haha.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? 
A Christmas Story...hands down.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? 
Errr...end of November. But I like to shop all through December.

14. Ever recycled a Christmas present? 
Uh, no I don't think so!

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
CHRISTMAS MORNING QUICHE! Every year we have breakfast at my grandmothers and one of the breakfast foods are these delicious quiche from M&M's meat shop. Apparently I am the only one who likes them (even though everyone seems to eat them ha!) but I firmly believe all people should learn to love delicious eggs!!! 

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? 
I love traditional fun trees so COLORED all the way.

17. Favorite Christmas song? 
All I Want for Christmas is You - Mariah Carey or Deck the Halls - SheDaisy

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? 
Christmas is where the family is! HOME!

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? 
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comit, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen. and Rudolf of course.

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? 
Angel (with a broken wing for realz)

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? 
Christmas morning! Santa delivers them during the night after all.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? 
It co-insides with exam season.

23. Favorite ornament, theme, or color?
It is kind of silly but my parents have a lot of personalized ornaments with our names on them and I just love that. It's so fun having an ornament that says Tyler!

24. What do you want for Christmas this year? 
O phoeee lots of things please see two posts previous. For now I just wish for my family to have a stress free, happy christmas (for once? please?)...and thats all im going to say about that.



MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What I Ate Wednesday

This is my second time doing this!




Here goes...

For breakfast I made my classic numiness (But with THREE tangerines this time. LOOK OUT!)
2 large eggs, 2 pieces of weight watchers white bread, 1 tsp butter on toast, extra lean ham and 3 tangerines + glass of water. VERY DELICIOUS! (12 Weight Watchers points)


For lunch I had this meal: TUNA IS DEEEELICIOUS and nutritious. I started eating it before I remembered to take a picture. So hungry! Ha ha. Ok, I use flaked white tuna and mix it with low cal miracle whip and veggies. Today I added chopped green pepper, onions and celery. NUM! Again on weight watchers white bread. Then I filled the rest of my tummy with a normous pickle and veggies and phili dill pickle dip (my fav).



Then I wanted something sweet so I ate these, Weight Watcher Cinnamon...crisps? 2 points a sachel.


So point total for lunch: tuna sandwich 5 or 6 pts, phili dip 5 points, and sweets 2 points for a total of 13!

For dinner I had this THANKS MOM!


Instant rice from a CAN lol it was good and a pork chop. This meal also totalled 13 points.

So there you have it! Link up and post your own what I ate Wednesday!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tyler's Wish List!

OKAY! Let's go crazy with Christmas presents!

What is on my wish list this year? Well this year I have really been trending towards books. Books related...anything books I would really like. Also beauty products and moisturisers. I LOVE to moisturise. A couple times a day at least on my face. For some reason when I don't wear makeup my face gets dryer easier. And I have been being a lazy pants when it comes to make up wearing for the past few months.

Baking! I have only just TONIGHT baked cookies that are not a fail. They are actually delicious! They are called Reverse Chocolate Chip cookies. They are made with cocoa powder to choco-tise the dough and white chocolate chips. I left out 1/4 cup flour from the recipe.. I am a big fan of no flour. I find when I make a batch of cookies with too much flour that is all I can taste. Any fun recipe books or tools (cookie cutters, fun baking kits)

Without further ado...



The Shiver book series. I've heard that if you like Twilight you'll like these. There are three books in the series and I cannot wait to read them!


 A book holder! This is the only picture I could find using google but there is one from Chapters that is really nice...I believe it is called a lap book. I want to use it, mostly for reading in the bathroom so I stop getting my books wet and ruining them but it would also be nice for reading at the table!

                                   
Book ends. SNAZZY book ends. That are strong and heavy. Friggin books needa stay up! These are from Chapters. Sooooo cute!


Dearest of Santas, please please bring me enough stocking money to splurge on these $209 glasses. Cuz they are awesome. And it is about time I bought myself a pair of legit sunglasses more expensive then $4...

A digital food scale so that I can weigh my food properly...President's Choice brand sells them at the Superstore! My friend has one and I love love love it. There's a fancy bamboo one at Walmart as well.

A digital scale for MYSELF! I have a wonky needle one that goes +- 5 pounds for no reason at all and is impossible to read unless you bend over. I have no idea where you can get one of these but it would have to run over 300lbs to work for me! Probably one of the cheaper ones wouldn't work.

DKNY PURE perfume



A Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat) I love these little buggers. I have a tiny one that I keep on my vanity but I would love to get a big one!


A rolling pin to facilitate my extreme bakingness! (Hopefully it will add to my extreme skill)



That about wraps it up for this years Tyler Wish List.

A few other tidbits include - ANYTHING from Sephora (Urban Decay, Benefit, Sephora brand), Gum (a minty flavour), Magazines (Nylon, Cosmo, Elle), Ferrero Rocher!

What are you all wishing for this Christmas???


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Rainbows! and Awesomeness

This happened the other day. It was so bright at first, and you could see the entire arc end to end. I ran in the house and got my ma and we both went out and watched it fade (and I snapped some photos QUICK). It only lasted about 4 minutes. So beautiful.

 

This I took a couple weeks ago now but always MEANT to post it so I am...

Please be sure to listen to my hilarious father and excuse my sickness...I definitely had a stuffed nose and am caveman mouthbreathing the entire time. But it was a great moment to capture!


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Breaking Dawn Pt 1: A Review

Ya, if you haven't seen it yet stop reading now. Come back once you have. I want to know your thoughts.


Giant movie poster to block your view of my text!

Ok, here goes: (I comment best in point form)

Firstly, know I am a fan of the Twilight book series. I am therefore a fan of the movies. I am a biased party.

1. I was most upset that Bella did not spew a fountain of blood when her placenta detached. I had been looking forward to that moment since first reading the book, the moment when the movies would actually get really gruesome.

2. On the note of Bella's pregnancy, I never thought the movie would go that long. I am so excited that they won't be wasting half of the next movie on the "birthing" scene.

3. I approve of Jacob taking his shirt off for the camera within 2 minutes of the movie starting. Hubba.

4. The music for this movie was really disappointing. There was nothing memorable, except for the songs they reused from the previous movies (PS if you are going to reuse songs, at least reuse the good ones...)

5. There was a lot of good laughs in this one. There were also a lot of parts that were supposed to be serious but instead caused awkward laughter. Not so good...

6. There was a ton of Jacob in this movie (WOO!) even though it was supposed to be mostly about Bella and Edward...guess that needed to make it fair since in the New Moon book there was no Edward but somehow he ended up in the movie the whole time...

7. Bella's emaciated body was so well done. She really looked like she was going to die. Better than I could have imagined.

8. Bella's wedding hair/makeup was very under played. The book describes her as looking like a whole new woman but she looked more like a 18 yr old going on a date. A messy bun with a braid in the front and some eyeliner? Really?

9. The room was entirely not bloody enough for a person getting a child bitten out of them. Especially when the person in question had also been on a strict blood diet. MORE GRUESOME SCREW PG RATINGS.

10. Irina's character really bugged me. She is played by that annoying blond who got killed off of Lost season one. Didn't like her then...don't like her now.

11. If you thought Bella was a weak, shy, self concious girl with no confidence or self esteem in the book then this movie will amplify that viewpoint. OMG, simmer on the shaking chick...I would not be friends with this girl in real life. 

12. Overall I enjoyed the movie. It was not my favorite...but I can't tell you without watching it a few more times if it was my least favorite or not. My favorite book was New Moon and Breaking Dawn was my least favorite book and so far New Moon has been my favorite movie so...we'll see. My enjoyment would probably have been 150% more if I hadn't been seated in front of the most annoying people in the world who didn't shut up the entire time and laughed during inappropriate moments. I can tell you I am extremely excited for Breaking Dawn Pt2. All vampire...all the time. Can't wait.

PS: The Harry Potter movies kick the shit out of Twilight. Sorry, but so true!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What I Ate Wednesday

I am joining the club! The...


...Club!

Today was a pretty average day routine wise but it was busy. I snack alot more when I have nothing to do... Also since I am on Weight Watchers, I will let you know all the weight watcher point values for everything!

For breakfast...round 10:30am (I slept in laaaate! but I looove me some breakfast.)



YUM YUM YUM! 2 large eggs (5 pts), 2 pieces of Weight Watchers white bread (2 pts), butter on the bread (approx. 2 tsp = 2 pts), 1 slice extra lean ham (3 pts), 2 tangerines (0 pts) and a tall glass of water! (also 0 pts) That is a very very typical breakfast for me. One of my favorite breakfasts actually!

Here it is cooking...I was bored so I took some photos...


The snow outside...



And my dad being WEIRD!


So that's (a delicious!) breakfast at a total of 12 pts.

I had class at 12:30pm and then a massage therapy apt. so I was home by around 3:30pm and starving! I ate this:



Homemade shepards pie of sorts (thanks Mom!) and a heap of homemade coleslaw. The coleslaw was 4pts and the pie I approximated at 10pts.



I also had some veggies (0 pts) and dip (5 pts). If you have been counting I'm up to 19 more pts! 31 pts total used. For my size/age I have a daily limit of 54 pts, plus an extra 49 pts to use spread out over the whole week. I can also gain exercise points.

I am hanging out now with a full belly. Ahhhh my belllaaaay. Food soooo good.

I am heading to my Weight Watchers meeting for 6pm, then getting MY HAIR CUT at 7 (SO EXCITED!) and finally am meeting with my bestie to see Breaking Dawn. I have 23 points left for my day and plan to consume them entirely in the form of Empire Theatre popcorn. Mmmmmmmmmm! The movies just aren't the same without it!

Hope you enjoyed a peak into my day and it's yummyness! (cuz it was GOOD)

Monday, November 21, 2011

Chill in the air...

This semester is coming quickly to a close. And life goes on. Soon enough I will be out of school and thrust into the real world. Adult. Gulp. Not ready! Next weekend is our Sorority's Initiation Weekend and I cannot wait. This will be my second to last as acting President and just thinking about graduating and moving on from my University lifestyle is terrifying me.

Some things I have noticed lately: school is getting more and more boring, some people in my life are getting more and more immature and some ghosts of my past seem never to be disappearing. In all of this, I am very much missing one best friend of mine. Hopefully seeing her this week.


Good times Friday night pre-drinking @ K, M & N's place for our IBChi Superhero pubcrawl.

Winter has arrived in Fredericton and it is officially freezing. I miss Fall! Oh dear I miss it. Chilly enough out to wear a sweater but not bitter enough to break out the ol'winter jacket. I find myself getting into my winter routine...body covering pajamas, thick socks, drinking lots of hot cocoa and taking lots of steaming hot baths!

What I need: To study law...eugh...for my midterm tomorrow. To keep steady on my Weight Watchers program. To clean the clutter out of my room, it hurts to look at! To get my hair cut. To adult-nap and seduce Ed Westwick.


(Who's immature now! lol)

PS check it..new playlist to your right.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fall cleaning, anyone?

You know those jeans that used to be your favourite 3 years ago but then developed holes in undesirable places but you still couldn't get rid of them because they fit your ass so well! Ya, I just found 5 pairs tucked at the bottom of my pants drawer. For some reason I was convinced that if I left them in this familiar, dark place long enough they would eventually regenerate. Unfortunately the only thing they've developed is an over abundance of front crotch material. Not attractive.

So, fair to say it's time to throw them out? Right? (They won't actually regenerate...right? They were once SO awesome!)

I'm going through similar issues with my mountain like pile of shoes right now. I never used to be into shoe buying (only recently really) so I kept my shoes from year to year and wore them into the ground. Like, there's a hole mid-center on the bottom now so I can't wear these when it's wet out anymore, but they're still good! kind of run into the ground. Alas, I think it's time to let go.

I always feel bad throwing clothes or shoes away. I often give anything of mine I'm getting rid of to a charity. But honestly, I don't think they want my old stanky, full of holes shoes. I just hate to see them in the garbage though. It's so final. Poor shoesies, you break my heart!

Share time!

My new cute and comfy favourite of underwear:



This for winter...



This for my hair...



For my feet...


And for my mind...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sometimes I make stuff: Earring holder

I saw this on someone's blog (whoops! do not remember who...er) and I thought what an easy thing to put together. I love organization and this was perfect to keep all my hanging earrings on display and out of the box kept in my dressing table drawer.

I started by getting some old frames from my local anti-poverty store


I ripped out the...interesting contents.


I bought a few feet of 99 cent screen material from the local hardware store


I painted the frames my most favorite of colors and let them dry. I used standard bulletin board tacks to place the cut screen tightly on the back of the frames. I then used my glue gun to secure it down and removed the tacks. 



Voila! The finished product. And my earrings on display.






Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

The women of vampires

Cuz you might not like them but you gotta admit they kinda kick ass...












Vampira
Pam
Katherine
Druscilla
Jessica
Claudia
Caroline
Victoria
Selene
Darla

Who is your favorite female vampire character?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A little second hand magic

THIS is the spot for used goods in Fredericton.



Got me a few thangs...






Long brown leather coat, perfect for my Buffy the Vampire Slayer costume!

O. And life size Furby costume. Nuff said.



Next mission: Christmas sweater for Sorority 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Party.
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