Things This Weekend
Hey pals! Its’s been a while since I did a Things This Weekend post but I wanted to share some highlights from my very relaxing weekend! We went and played bingo with Craig’s grandma and we had tons of fun! I won twice and Craig won once but Craig’s grandma really cleaned up - pretty sure she won like 6 times!
I also started my Instagram photo challenge on Sunday for the month of December! Have you seen it yet?? If you are on IG you should definitely take part! I tried a new braid this weekend too, I know nothing major but I’m liking the way it turned out.
Also - I’m looking for Canadian small businesses or artists who would like to be featured on the blog! Send me an e-mail at the above address asap! Space is limited but I would love to feature as many as possible!
Thanks for reading! Hope everyone had a great weekend and welcome to December 2013!!! OXO
Instagram Photo Challenge
This is a challenge I came up with for Instagram! I’ve seen so many different photo challenges on IG so I thought it would be cool to come up with one on my own. It will be fun to have something specific to post each day and definitely do not worry about all your photos being current/original.
This challenge is open to interpretation, you can use your own photos, past or present, or you can even share photos you found online (source accordingly). Look ahead for the month so you can take photos and get inspiration ahead of time! Anyone can participate! Post everyday or post whenever you feel like it – no pressure – but it would be fun to have tons of photos to see!
Sooo HASHTAG your photos adenyepc - #adenyepc - this way I can see all of them and share some of my favourites on my blog throughout the month! I am looking forward to seeing how many of you post along and let’s have fun with it!!!
Save this photo too if you want to remember what you’re posting throughout the month! Can’t wait to start sharing! It starts Sunday December 1st !!!
Social Media & Stuff
I love taking to my different social media accounts to share different stuff! I really get a kick out of checking out some of the stuff that I’ve posted over time… it’s kind of like a little online journal! I don’t buy into every social media app but I definitely like a few of them! My favourite is definitely Instagram. And I like to use Twitter to post some really random thoughts!
The photos above are just a few shots of my favourite posts on my twitter, IG, and YouTube. Have you seen our YouTube video “Thrift Shop Parody”?? We had so much fun making it!
Even if you don’t use these outlets feel free to check mine out! You can find my social media accounts by clicking on the different icons on the side of the page!! Or you can find me here : YouTube Twitter Instagram (LOVE looking at my Instagram feed online - it’s like a sweet slide show that was made for me!)
Anyways if you’re not following me yet - let’s link up!!! Follow me, let me know you did and I will follow back! :) And if you are already following me — well thank you so much!!! I appreciate each and every one of you!
Stay tuned because later today I’m going to share something really fun for the “Instagrammers” out there!
I also wanted to say “thank you so much” to all the people that filled out my survey!!! I really appreciate all the feedback and love reading your ideas and about the things that you enjoy. I really look forward to sharing different posts with you and was stoked to get all the feedback! (you can still do the questionnaire by clicking here)
Thanks for reading!! Stop by later for the Instagram surprise!!!
I Feel Like I’m Living in a Snow Globe!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far and with Christmas less than a month away now, I hope you are getting excited!!!!!! Just dropping by with a quick post to say what I’ve been up to lately!
What I’ve Been Up To….
Doing: Creating a business plan, baking, cooking, laughing lots with Craig, eating as much fruit (lovin pomegranates!) & veg as possible, and the 20 minute workout (workout series from the 90s, my mom used to do it, and I found it on YouTube!). And hibernating in leisurewear because it’s been snowing non stop (feels like it anyways)!!!
Watching: Walking Dead, Ellen (daily must watch), Modern Family, Big Bang Theory (I used to hate this show until basic cable was all we had…)
Listening To: Marshall Mathers LP 2 - have you checked this out yet?! I’m feeling it!
Thinking About: Friendship (it gets different as time goes on! This article has some good insights about it.) … and internet stuff… you know people share an awful lot of their opinions about the things they “hate” online. Like hastags, selfies, food pics, baby pics, engagement pics, ETC (I get it, I get it). I’m over it. Who cares?? I feel like the internet is one of the major venues of self expression. SO - how about instead of bashing all the things you hate online — do your own thing online, use the internet for your own interests. Quit worrying about what other people do online. There are the actual haters online (who comment crazy and rude stuff all over pictures and websites) and there are the haters who passive-aggressively hate from the sidelines by posting articles like “The Worst Types of Selfies” or “What Your Hashtag Says About You” - this is also ridiculous. Any amount of time you spend hating people and things, you waste time that you could’ve spent doing something positive and productive! I realize this commentary could be seen as me being a hater too but I’m actually just trying to say, “I hate haters!” That being said - end rant.
Looking Forward To: Getting our business started, Christmas(!!!), and Summer 2014 (is it too early to think about?) !
Missing: Friends in Edmonton, my sister, snowboarding in the mountains, job benefits like free massages!!!
What have YOU been up to!?!?
Thanks for reading! XO
***last picture found on Instagram
"What Inspires Your Senses?"
I started reading this blog “t.o & fro" and she is hosting a linkup party today! A linkup party is where bloggers share something based on a certain subject and this is the first linkup I’ve ever participated in! She came up with a photo challenge where we could share photos, new or old, professional or iPhone, that were a reflection of our senses.
I decided to choose photos from the past year to sum up some of the things that inspired my senses this year.
See - Throughout the winter we tried to go snowboarding as much as possible. Craig took this picture at Sunshine Village in Banff with his GoPro camera. We were at the top of one of the highest runs and we sat down to strap into our bindings. The view from up here was unbelievable. Mountains are so huge, and you can really feel that when you are sitting like a speck on top of one. I was really scared up there but the breathtaking view made it all worth it. I’m so glad that I got to see as many mountains as I did while I was living out west.
Smell - When we got to Cochrane, one of the first things we did was visit a farm. The smell was memorable. Not necessarily memorable in a good way but in a way that was natural and reminded me of being in the country. The donkeys had lots of personality and they weren’t alone on the farm.
Taste - Have you ever heard of Slutty Brownies? This is probably the best (and easiest) recipe I have ever found!!! Originally found on Pinterest, I’ve made them many times and they are a crowd pleaser! My mouth is watering for them just looking at them — a must try!
Touch - Our cat Russell is a big ball of love. We get him groomed to look like a lion usually but in this pic his hair is all grown back. He looks like such a fluffy fur ball and he is just so soft!!
Hear - In the summer, my sister and I went to Ellie Goulding and Bruno Mars in concert. Here is a picture of Ellie and I just absolutely loved her show. Her music inspires me and I really love it. We were so stoked to see her live and she did a great job! We stood up and danced around when she was playing and the crazy thing was that there were like only 8 people standing for her show…in other words, it was a lame crowd! We made the best of it and rocked out. Would love to see her perform again.
and a possible Sixth Sense (this one was open to interpretation):
Dream - over the past year I’ve been doing some “dream work”. I’ve interpreted dreams for a few people and they’ve told me that I was right on with things going on in their lives. It inspired me to continue trying to interpret dreams. I’ve done it with my own dreams as well and found at times, that those dreams were messages for me. Maybe I just have a good intuition but I’ve enjoyed spending time researching about dreams and I want to keep trying to interpret them.
Thanks for taking the time to read! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!! XO