Thursday, January 26, 2012

Favorite (and Healthy) Snacks!

Hey guys! I just wanted to share some of my favourite healthy snacks that I enjoy to keep me going.

Some of them seem obvious but when you are sitting there watching TV thinking, "I'm hungry...burger...I want chips." you just don't think about how delicious pineapple is. CUZ IT IS!!! Check back here and remember all these goodies and how tasty they are! And maybe even create a list for yourself to keep on the fridge or pinned in the cupboard at home. Every little thing helps!

First, there is fruit. My favorite easy snack fruits are:

purple grapes
gala apples

I always try to keep fresh fruit on hand. If you don't have it in the house you WILL turn to that box of KD in the cupboard.


Let's move onto something more exciting...

Healthy Choice Fudge bars

These are surprisingly delicious and they are BIG. Only 2 Weight Watchers points each. FANTASTIC. So far I have only been able to find them at Costco.

If you are anything like me then you need...boundaries? I do well with snacks pre-packaged in appropriate serving sizes. Some of my favorites are:

Weight Watchers Popped Barbecue crisps. These are nommy and I like to eat them with a little Phili Light cream cheese. Doesn't even taste like you are eating a "health food". And isn't that really the ultimate goal here? AM I RIGHT.
Let's see what else, oh I also love Smartfood mini packs and Cheetos.

These kind of things are also great to stick in your bag when you are heading to school or the library to study. You'll be saved from buying that expensive treat at the Caf.

Weirdly, I quite enjoy diet sodas for treats! I never drank soda before in my house but I ate out so much I find myself missing it nowadays. I found myself looking for more exciting additions to the food I can eat and these sodas just spice it up a little. Zero points for diet sodas!

Diet sodas are also great to use for drink mix ;0 If you're having a fun girly night and y'all decide to indulge, instead of your regular chocolate treat try reaching for dark chocolate. It's no less fattening but it has much better health benefits. Avoid granola bars! They are just like eating chocolate bars, so bad for you!

Another delicious snack I like to make are SMOOTHIES! Fruit smoothies to be specific. My mom used to make these for me as a treat, and now I do the same for myself! I use frozen fruit (usually raspberries), skim milk, splenda and a tsp of vanilla extract. Mix it up until its relatively smooth and then yum yum delish. I like to eat it with a spoon!!

Some ideas I am looking to try are: apples and peanut butter, using fat free vanilla yogurt as a dip and possibly even mixing up veggies in my smoothies (as long as I can't taste them!).

What are some of your favorite healthy snack foods??? Share with me!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Forever 21 Canada Haul

Hi Everybody! Just wanted to show off the goodies I got from Forever21 Canada online. You know how I love promoting the joys of online shopping. Enjoy!

Haha! I meant "I look like I'm graduating, aka wearing a graduation hat."

PS I am really into vlogging all of a sudden since I realized my laptop has a camera on it. Beware! PPS Playlist is on the other side that I point. Cuz the camera inverts everything baha. PPPS All I can see is my chipped nail polish! Ahhh.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012


Sometimes... you just really feel like getting prettied up, even if you are wearing glasses.

You want to go out and you want to dance.

Sometimes... you will go to a party where you know no one at all. You're nervous and you think OMG I know no one.

But then instead of complaining you put on a smile and try to enjoy yourself.

Then, you realize you really are enjoying yourself.

Sometimes... you decide to go to iRock dance bar even though you feel waaay too old.

And just when you think there's no cute available guys left out there in the world, a really  handsome, non-douchbag starts talking to you. (Glasses...they work.)

Sometimes... you find your friends in the most unexpected places, and it makes you SUPER EXCITED!

And sometimes... just when you think the worst has happened, you get over it.

Sometimes...your friend tells the bouncer he's a mother fucker and it's really, really funny.

And finally...

Sometimes... if you wiggle your toes in the morning while sleeping on the pull out the cat will attack your feet.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

New glasses in a video!

Hey urbody...LOOK IT I DID A VIDEO! Now, watch it.

Haha, wasn't that fun?! I just realized I had a camera on my laptop so I wanted to try it out PLUS I got to show you all my new glasses. Maybe I will post more videos, that one was kinda fun to do! Next time I might even dress up a little, get out of my pajamas and maybe even turn the proper light on :P

xoxo Tyler

Thursday, January 12, 2012

This or That v.1

Tag: This or That?

Coke or Pepsi? I do not like either! Seriously I detest them. But since I started drinking diet soda, Coke is the most popular at restaurants so I would prefer I guess diet Coke.

Ice cream or frozen yogurt? I do love ice cream but I would have to say frozen yogurt because it is healthier and just as tasty!

Clothes or makeup? Ummm...toss up! This is a hard one. I really like to wear clothing I feel confident and comfortable in, but make up can really make or break a look in my opinion. When I see a girl and she has cute rosy cheeks and long dark eyelashes I'm like, she takes care of herself.

Hairspray or frizz lotion? I honestly am not a big hairspray user but I never use frizz lotion, so hairspray wins. I think a good oil heat hair protector is a must have. I rub it into the ends of my damp hair. It makes my hair much smoother and less tangly. The one I am currently using was a gift and i love it! Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide protective smoother for very dry/unruly hair.

T.V or book? I do love a good book and I love to read but I must say I love love love watching a good television show. I prefer having the entire season or series and watching them all in a row.

Pool or beach? Pool. The beach is beautiful but water animals kinda freak me out! And so does dark water. WHAT'S DOWN THERE?!

Water or soda? Erm..water! or even better, Iced Tea!

Sandals or boots? I love sandals. I would wear flip flops all year long if I could.

Purse or backpack? Haha! Is this even a question? Purse. CUTE purse!!

Team Jacob or Team Edward? Team Jacob all the way books and movie. But especially in the books! Oh poor Jacob.

Wizards of Waverly Place or Hannah Montana? W of WP because Selena Gomez is the shit. She is hilarious and gorgeous!

Mall or online shopping? I LOVE online shopping because there is such a wide variety and nowadays shipping is almost always fast and free. Some of my favorite online shops are Forever21 Canada, Urban Outfitters and Old Navy.

Tennis or soccer? Soccer, I played it for years and years when I was younger! Lots of fun! The best part was my Dad was always my soccer coach. Even my Mom was one year!

MAC or Maybelline? Humm hmmm. MAC, but I only like a few paint pots and pigments. (They last forever! and I use them all the time.)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

This goes out to all those with room-mate frustrations.

Do you ever wish you lived alone sometimes?

Technically, my room mates are my parents. That doesn't make them any less 'I want to kill you'.

I buy 80% of the groceries at my house because my Mother doesn't leave the house/has no money and my Dad is useless in these matters. I am fairly certain he has never gotten proper groceries in his life. He would live off of coffee, milk, eggs and peanut butter if he was alone. And I don't just mean groceries, I mean toiletries, garbage bags, kitty litter, cat food, etc. This was never really an issue, as I have become fairly used to it over the years. But at least at that time my parents would purchase the bigger ticket items like meat and milk (which I DO NOT drink!) Nope. No everyday it's like "Tyler, bring this home...Tyler pick up this...". And if I don't get it, it won't be got. Currently, we have no garbage bags, no meat in the house other than the hamburger meat and turkey I bought...and that's about it. No fruits, no veggies cept for some carrots. We have mayonaise!! and bread! Yum Yum mayo sandwich, :|

Being told what to do or eat.

Example: I come home last night from a full day. It's 9 o'clock, I have not had proper supper yet. I sit down with my Mother to be nice and have a little chat. I comment how I wish there was something to eat because I am hungry. She proceeds to tell me how I am eating too much food lately...WHILE STUFFING FACE WITH CRACKERS AND CHEESE IN FRONT OF ME. When I point this fact out to her she then counters with and that I eat too late at night. AGAIN, PLEASE TAKE EXAMPLE OF YOURSELF. Then she proceeds to tell me that that is her supper. I'm like, even better. Yupp. My mother the diabetic eating crackers and cheese for dinner at 9 o'clock when she has been home all day. Great example, Mom. Thanks for the criticism and have a lovely evening! So so glad I stopped by to have this little chat. *Cue stomp off downstairs.

Being harassed when I don't give a play by play of where I am going when I leave the house, and getting yelled at when I come home late. Pssst..I am 23 years old. And it's my car...

What kind of Issues do you have with your room mates??

Sunday, January 8, 2012

NEW PLAYLIST (to your right)

For the blogger who has nothing to blog about! I give you, 50 FUN FACTS..YA! Go! Read it! Now. Please.

1. What time did you get up this morning?
About 11:30am! Call me the sleep in queen.

2. How do you like your steak?
Medium Rare

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
I recently saw The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Sherlock Holmes

4. What is your favourite TV show?
Currently my favorite show would probably be the Vampire Diaries…BUT my all time favorite is definitely Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I swear it is a coincidence about the vampire part!

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
O wow. I think it would have to be somewhere down southern USA. I know I would just love it there.

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Firstly I LOVE breakfast. That shit is good! Typical breakfast: 2 eggs over hard, a slice of ham and some toast. Deelish.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
I love homemade potluck foods like taco salad and weird dips. Home-y food. Also I like GREEK!

8. What foods do you dislike?
I HATE beets. One time my mom made me eat them. My body literally rejected them and I threw up on the kitchen table!

9. Favorite Place to Eat?
Ummm…I would have to say Dimitris Greek restaurant.

10. Favorite dressing?
Presidents Choice light Ranch dressing. It is the best Ranch dressing around.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
A 2010 Hyundai Accent! My baby girl!

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Oooo I love clothes…probably a black draping sweater with a pretty top and skinny jeans.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Down south, Europe, Scotland, Egypt.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
This is a dumb question.

15. Where would you want to retire?
Down south. I want to learn to hunt my dinner!!!

16. Favorite time of day?
That relaxing time you spend right before bed when you are alone and comfy and not stressed.

17. Where were you born?
Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada!

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Baseball I would have to say

19. Who do you think will not tag you back?
This seems silly.

20. Person you expect to tag you back first?
SILLIER! (is that a word? It doesn’t look like one…)

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this?
Beow chicka wow Wow!

22. Bird watcher?
Oh for sure.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
I’m a sleeping person…

24. Do you have any pets?
Why yes! Two fatty cats! Cali and Liam. Loves.

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
Hmmm! I am recently engaged!!!!*

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
A Doctor/Ballerina. Yupp. That was it.

27. What is your best childhood memory?
I have no memory, if you know me you know this. One memory I have is of my grampie, just me and him and I am on his lap downstairs at my old grandparents house. He died when I was 3.

29. Are you married?

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Yeah, people be crazy.

31. Been in a car accident?
Yes. They suck. A lot.

32. Any pet peeves?
Shitty drivers, strangers who stand in my personal space.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Mushrooms, onions and green peppers! I hate extra meat…gross!

34. Favorite Flower?
Oh geez, cherry blossoms. I just love the trees.

35. Favorite ice cream?
3 way tie! Chocolate chip cookie dough, cotton candy and mint chip fudge!

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
Wendys. That shit is good.

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
I never failed. Car or motorcycle!

38. From whom did you get your last email?
Elle&Blair. They rock! Google them!

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
Urban Outfitters. OR TARGET OR IKEA but we don’t have those. Sad face.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?
Not particularly. Asked a cute guy to be my partner for a class project this semester? Does that count?

41. Like your job?
I am a STUDENT! For 3 more months dammit!

42. Broccoli?
Schmoccoli. Not enough people like broccoli, but I think its ok.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
Camping trips with my family when I was younger!

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
My sister Brittany. Eastside Marios Yum!!

45. What are you listening to right now?
All Love – Ingrid Michaelson

46. What is your favorite color?
Black and white.

47. How many tattoos do you have?
None cuz I am a priss!

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz?

49. Coffee Drinker?
No sir. Also tea is gross. Just sayin.

50. Are you in love?
Not in the least. Le sigh.

*Just kidding!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's in the cards

The holidays are over and school has begun again. I am nearing the end...May graduation. Not ready for real world action. Have decided* am moving to Edmonton to live with my sister as soon as I'm finished. This is to avoid getting a real job and growing up.

*This is one of those things you say and hope happens but probably won't.

Also, maybe there will be some hotties there, cuz there certainly are none around here. Except for those handsome boys on my television screen (thank you Vampire Diaries).

Getting up at 7am is torture. I did not miss 8:30am classes. Kill me...

Christmas was pretty awesome...a little too much family but it only happens once a year. Not really much of a vacation, more like a 2 week long exhaustive family visit.

My sister read my tarot cards and it was freakayy. She read me twice using two different decks. I ended up picking the same card (from a shuffled pile laid out in front of me) for myself both times. There are over 50 different cards in each deck to give you an idea of the odds of that happening.

Ya, THANKS Tarot cards. Stupid Six of Cups. LIKE I DIDN'T KNOW ALREADY!

A very merry harry potter christmas to you all.
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