Announcement::Things Are About To Change Again

There are huge changes that are just days away from taking place in my life, and while I can't disclose the full details just yet, I really want to tell you that it's HUGE and it's a BIG DEAL. and you'll have to check back after a while to find out what is it and what's going to be changing.

Right now, blogging is on hold until further notice.

P.S.- I cancelled my hosting package and domains with 1&1 hosting, so is no longer mine and will no longer be updated by me. Yes, I just threw away all my hard work and all those hours I spent working on the layout and stuff, but it was my decision to make... you wanna know what my reason for cancelling is? Come back after a week or two and I'm sure you'll be able to figure it out =)

Deadline Is Coming Up Fast!

I just realized that I only have another 4 and half months left before my birthday! Eeeeeeeek, I am so far from completing my list of 27 things to do before I turn 28!! Did I mention that I'm going up to Ontario again at the end of this month? For a week and half?? Time is quickly running out, I've made myself a "to-do list" of things to accomplish once I return back from my trip..

Right Away:
  • Save $200 and then get my name changed (start using my married name) and get my passport updated.  
  • Start a food diary, write down everything I eat for 30 days.
  • Start 30 Day Shred dvd and stick with it!
  • Start doing "index card a day" project, counts as art journaling =)
  • Choose and purchase a 1000 piece puzzle and then work on it until it's fully completed!
  • Write daily in my journal.
  • Print a new copy of immigration forms, get them filled out
  • Create a 2 week budget every payday and strictly stick to it! Try to save $$$.
Work on one day a week:
  • Learn calligraphy
  • Learn origami
  • Learn 2-3 new french phrases
  • Cook a new recipe, or two.
  • Crochet.
  • Learn how to use sewing machine.
If I stick with doing all of the above, that should pretty much take care of completing all my goals by my birthday! 

Also pretty high on my agenda is finding a 2nd job (part-time, around 15-20 hours a week) or finding a new "full-time" source of income. (( I work what is considered part-time right now, but what was once a steady 28-33 hours a week as been slowly decreasing down to barely 24 hours a week (or in next week's case.. a little over 16 hours for the week).. which is ridiculous considering all the years I've worked at this same company and that I am available to work any day of the week and at any time! Unacceptable! Must find new source of income! *reason #2937423972 not to work in retail* ))

Sally Hansen Crackle Polish

So I'm at Walgreens doing a little shopping, and I happen to spot a brand spankin' new display of Sally Hansen crackle polishes! OMG!! There are all different colors: purple, blue, white, silver, gray, gold, black.. I want them all. ALL OF THEM I TELL YOU!! I chose the black one to start off with, here are some pictures:

Products used: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri polish in #15 Presto Pink and Sally Hansen crackle overcoat in #08 Ink Splatter, with Maybelline Express Finish base & top coat applied over top. Tip: Apply a thin layer of crackle polish to get more crackling effects (in above photos, my pinky and ring fingers have a thicker layer applied and you can really tell the difference!!)

I know I've really been trying to not buy any nail polish this year, but come on! I consider this more of an investment, because it forces me to use the colored polishes I already own as a base coat =) So my old polishes get more use and I get to use my new black crackle polish.. it's a win-win situation!!

In hindsight, the Sally Hansen crackle retails for $6.99 each, and I could have actually bought the black OPI crackle for less where I work (I have only been eyeing it down for months now, haha), but OPI doesn't have many different color options in their "shatter" polishes yet.. and I couldn't resist! Also, I'm in love with the Insta-Dri polishes too, they really do dry instantly!!

Friday Favorites

Here's yet another edition of my Friday Favorites!! Hope you all have a great weekend =)

 this necklace is so lovely

loving this swimsuit!

thinking my son needs this bowtie =)

the lion cat! rooarrrrr

love this great tattoo!

That's all I've got for now! I went on a 30 minute walk this morning, first time I've actually gone for a walk in a long time.. I need to get back into doing weekly weigh ins and watching what I eat, etc.. I've been a bad girl and I really need to get back track!!

My New Website

Just dropping by to let you know that my new website is finally open for you to see! Please visit, my website dedicated to creative souls, and take a look around!! I'm so happy that it's finally availabe for you guys to see and visit, but I still have plenty of work to do over there with posting and so much more behind the scenes work =)

In other news, we finally got our pool set-up today!!! YES!! It's actually only about 2/3rds of the way full right now, we'll finish filling it up tomorrow and then I foresee a lot of lounging around in the pool and plenty of cleaning bugs out of it (oh my, the bugs are sooo bad this year!!) but I'm really looking forward to having a pool!

I have another trip to Canada planned for later this month, gotta see my husband and our 3 year old son again! Long distance relationships suck! The trip is only a little over a week long, and since it's gonna be hot summer weather this time we are gonna do some fun stuff like go camping, go swimming in the great lakes, and take a road trip! It's gonna be great!

Happy June!

I consider myself lucky to have the day off today =) I thought I'd share a few things with you!

There's a high of around 90 degrees today and no chance of rain until this evening, do you know what this means?? I'm gonna put on my swim suit and my Banana Boat spf 15 tanning oil and grab a huge beach towel and hang out in the backyard for a little while working on my summer tan! Yeah! I've been using a gradual tanning lotion and did L'Oreal Sublime Bronze tanning towelettes a few times, but nothing tans quite like laying out in the sun for an hour or so, amazing difference!!

I recently discovered a few new favorite songs on grooveshark, here's a little playlist so you can have a listen too! Songs include: Nicki Minaj - "Super Bass" (so fun!) and Mike Posner - "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" which has definitely been a new favorite song of mine!

Make sure you take a listen =)

Also, I FINALLY got caught up on my BlogLovin' =) Took me forever after having the weekend off!! Also, BlogLovin' is totally taking up a lot of my internet time and distracting from other important things.. like finishing up that new self-hosted wordpress blog so I can finally launch it! Ahhh! Hoping to have that site going very soon!