Sunday, July 16, 2017

Currently 07.16.17


Modern Lovers- Emma Straub
I read this one on my Kobo and I really liked it. It was a quick read and dealt with several different romantic relationships and friendships.
First Comes Love- Emily Giffin
Another Kobo read. I love anything by Emily - this was no exception. It maybe wasn't as much of a page-turner as some of her others but I still really enjoyed it.
Save Me- Lisa Scottoline
I always leave a hard copy book at work to read on breaks and the occasional lunch hour (when I feel like sitting at Starbucks instead of shopping). This reminded me of a Jodi Picoult book - a stressful ethical situation and the aftermath. It was good!
Lola and the Boy Next Door- Stephanie Perkins
I've read three book by the same author in the past year and I tear right through them. If you like (older) YA crush books, you'll like her stuff!
Living in Style- Rachel Zoe
This was a Winners find for me. Sometimes Winners has the greatest coffee table books. I've read this book slowly over probably six months or so.


Since reading the poetry collection Milk and Honey, I've been inspired to get back into poetry. I used to write poetry off and on when I was younger. I was always the one who could easily come up with a funny poem or jingle for school projects and stuff. When I was younger, I'd often turn to writing when I was going through emotional turmoil, so I've been digging deep into some poems I started/completed/saved in my head from the earlier years and have been re-working them. I'm also blogging once a week. I can't believe I ever posted three times a week - I can't imagine doing that now!


I've been loving Instagram and all it's inner workings (DM, stories, videos, etc). I placed two Zara orders in the last month (not very successful). I'm looking so forward to having  physical store in the near future. No more having to box up returns.


Girl Boss (Netflix) - a quirky show about the girl who started Nasty Gal on-line.
Homeland (Netflix) - a new season got released to Netflix recently.
Why Him? (movie) - R and I liked this one with James Franco- really funny.
The Bachelorette (TV) - I'm not loving this season but I still have to watch.
Bondi Vet (TV) - How did I not know this show existed until recently? If you love animals and hunky Australians, you'll enjoy. It's rare that a day goes by that I don't watch one of these. I've got 16 episodes on my DVR right now...
Pretty Little Liars (TV) - The series finale has finally aired, and I was happy with how things ended. It's one of those series where you'd probably benefit from re-watching, but I'll never find the time.
The Handmaid's Tale- (TV) What a great show! The season finale was so good. Can't wait for it to return
Boy Band (TV)- A new show where the end result will be a new boy band. I love all the throw-backs to NKOTB, BSB, N'Sync, etc.


Restaurants I've been to lately (in the Halifax area) include Edible Matters, Jack Astor's, The Gecko Bus, Tako Sushi,  Halifax Press, and Ela. I did pop into Chain-Yard to pick up some cider to go, but we didn't stay to eat. At home, we've been trying to get through what we affectionately call "freezer relics"(meals we froze). I made a pretty good chili recently too.

Halifax Press grilled cheese on the waterfront


I've been into the various zero-calorie naturally-flavoured sparkling waters. I've also been loving various ciders and radlers. I bought a DAVIDsTEA $1 iced tea tumbler when they were on sale for $10 in June, so I've been enjoying at least 3-4 iced teas a week. I also enjoyed a Starbucks Reward last week- a venti non-fat s'mores frapp (my absolute favourite). As I'm writing this I'm enjoying a DAVIDsTEA Raspberry Cream rooibos in my living room. I'd rather be on the deck but it's overcast.


My living room. The more I stare at it, the more I really want to get our built-ins done.


B&BW Island Margarita candle. It's really strong and tropical!


Birds chirping - that's it. I don't have music or TV on in the background.


A black tee, jeans (too warm for jeans!), and a baseball hat.


I'm feeling kind of sleepy which is strange since I had a good sleep and have no reason to be tired. Overall I've been feeling pretty good. I'm into my 9th week of round two of Kayla Itsines BBG program. I really enjoy it. I should have completed more of the program by now (I started Jan. 9) but I did take a few weeks off for vacations. I just need to bury my scale in the back of a closet somewhere because I still have a hard time with the concept that you can feel and look better and weigh MORE. Why is that so hard to accept?


I've got a fun weekend coming up with a few social events with my oldest friend group. Then in August we have two weddings- my brother-in-law (wedding is here) and BFF (in Newmarket). I'm looking forward to both! I've also been golfing a bit (just at the driving range and practice greens) and feel like I'm almost ready to play a few holes.

Me and BFF at her bachelorette party in Toronto

Me at Goodwood driving range

Glitterary Girl

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