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Must-Haves – Part 3

Rainbow Johnson’s Rainbow Sweater

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Do you watch Blackish?  If not, you should.  It’s a good show.  It’s smart and funny and sometimes it showcases the best clothes (and sometimes the clothes are out there!).

Last year, Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) wore the most gorgeous sweater.  I felllll in love with it.  I searched immediately online for it.  It turns out, it’s a Marc Jacobs.

It is sold out at most stores but it is still available on therealreal.com for only $225!

But look how adorable it is.

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Doesn’t this look cozy??

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And, while doing some Google research for this post, I found out that Taylor Swift wore the same sweater (while riding a cat unicorn, nonetheless) during a TV commercial.  Apparently, my sweater is super popular.

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Taylor Swift rocking my Marc Jacobs sweater (via ComCast)

But, since I don’t have Taylor Swift’s budget OR Tracee Ellis Ross’ budget, I have done some checking on Amazon and found some close calls.

Here’s the white one:

The White one

I actually can’t decide which one of these two I like more.  

Which one do you like?

(Seriously, I love them both!)

~Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And So It Begins…

It was an incredibly busy weekend for me and I felt like a complete busy body having not sat still for most of it – and consuming way more chocolate and coffee than I wanted or required.  But I’m finally just sacked out on my couch getting some work done and thinking about Christmas.  Yep.  I’m already there.

I went out fairly early this morning in search of a birthday present and stores were already in full holiday mode with big crowds and long lines.  Too much for me, I will admit, on a sunny November morning – the day just after Remembrance Day.  But, here I am with another Christmas movie playing in the background while I’m working and whittling away.

I always have loved the hustle and bustle of Christmas and the holidays… I usually love the crowds and the displays and the noise (okay, maybe not so much the noise) and running into a dozen people you know.

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Via The New Yorker

And I’m there.  For the most part anyway.  But today is just too sunny for me (and maybe I’m just too tired from the hustle and bustle of the long weekend) to be venturing out to get some Christmas shopping done.  I was in and out of stores like a flash today.  I’ll have to save my energy for this coming weekend because I KNOW the hustle is coming up and fast.

~Cheers.


Peppermint Mochas and Counting Down

It’s been a long day.  It’s rainy and nippy and kind of depressing for a Saturday.  Right now, it’s late in the afternoon; whatever sun may have been hiding the clouds has now set and the sky is a haunting shade of pinky gold and green.  A color hard to explain.  But suited for this day.

I know it is soon and tomorrow is Remembrance (or Veterans) Day, but I’m already in the mood for Christmas.  I usually get excited for Christmas once Halloween has ended.  This year I feel like I might need to occupy myself with Christmas even more now that I’ve lost Winston.  If I busy myself with happiness, it will hopefully take away the ache from missing my boy.  Aside from that, I feel like getting in the spirit of Christmas a little early will also minimize the amount of times I’m spooked at night (since seeing the new Halloween movie last week AND from reading all these Ruth Ware books, I have been sleeping with the light on…).

So here we are on a dreary Saturday in early November and although I’m getting ready for a party, I’m currently on my couch writing this as I watch a Christmas movie.  Damn you Hallmark for your Countdown to Christmas and back-to-back Christmas movies starting on November 1st.

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Hallmark Christmas movies….always a lame pleasure.

I started out very early this morning having peppermint mochas with a girlfriend.  Peppermint Mochas.  Is there anything that says getting ready for Christmas more than Peppermint Mochas? Homemade-peppermint-mocha

I am eager for the hustle and bustle of the holidays.  It excites me.  It gives me a jolt of giggles and nostalgia and I look forward to it every year.  I’m certainly not rushing the season.  And I am completely respectful of tomorrow and our veterans and will partake in Remembrance Day.  I still have my fall decorations up and will keep them displayed for a while before taking them down to replace them with mistletoe and Christmas trees.

But, I won’t lie either.  In the meantime, I will be spending a little bit of quality time with Candace Cameron and the other Hallmark regulars when I can.

~Cheers


Lone Ballerina

I was sick a lot when I was little.  I was in and out of the hospital – usually with pneumonia – and I missed out on a lot of things.

I remember one year I was supposed to go outdoors ice skating with my Brownies group.  But I was sick again and not able to go.

I am pretty sure I whined about that excursion quite a bit because one weekend, right around Christmas, my dad packed me up and took me to a pond (just off the highway connector) so that I could skate.  It wasn’t as much fun as being with a bunch of my Brownie friends, and we weren’t out for long, but I remember it well.  I slid and slided and skated over that ice like I was a ballerina – even in my snowsuit (Nova Scotia winters are cold y’all) – the shine from the sun my spotlight.  And then it was time to go.

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And every time I pass that pond, usually with ducks sitting in it or cows grazing around it, I think of my skating excursion.

~Cheers.

 


Christmas Wish List – Part 4

Copper Roasting Pan

When I was shopping in the US last month, I spotted a gorgeous copper roasting pan (do I sound like Rachel talking about that gravy boat??).  It caught my eye as I was exiting the store and I haven’t stopping thinking about it.  I don’t have a clue why, but I really want that roasting pan.  And, of course, I can’t find it.

There are tons of copper cookware out there – Copper Chef, Copper Cookware, Gotham Steel – but I haven’t found the roasting pan anywhere.  I haven’t even come close.

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This one is Williams Sonoma and is about $543.  Still not the one I want, tho.

 

Paderno

This one is closer to the one I want…it’s Paderno and ranges in price anywhere from $780 to $2,000.  I think it’s lined with cocaine.

Whyyyyy can’t I find the one I saw?  The one I want?  Grrr!

At this point, I think I’d be happy with whatever shape.  I mean, I already have a roaster, but the copper one has been calling my name.

Cheers.


Christmas Wish List – Part 3

A Yellow Coat

I have been wanting that yellow leather jacket from Buffy the Vampire Slayer since I was 15.  But I’ve also been on the hunt for a yellow winter coat for a good 10 years now too.

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Look at how pretty…..

And I’m not super picky…as long it’s the right color of yellow and is long enough to cover my butt, and looks good….I’ll be happy.

Think Faith Hill in her Stealing Kisses video….

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Okay, so the bow is super cute, but I really don’t think this one is a winter coat…it needs to cover my neck!  Still cute tho.

Remember – butt and neck need to be warm.

Cheers.


Christmas Wish List – Part 2

Veronica Beard – Jude Sweater

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I love this sweater.  It comes in black, white, and forest green.  And I love it.

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Of course, it is super pricey at $395, but this is a wish list – not a “go out and buy this stuff” list, so it’s a-ok.

Veronica Beard has a lot of cute items in her collection. Check her out:

https://www.veronicabeard.com

~Cheers

 


Christmas Wish List – Part 1

I am starting early this year.   Mostly because I am always getting nagged on that I don’t give people enough time.

The first item on my wish list this year are these loafers by Ted Baker London.

Ted Baker London Shoes

I saw them in a slide and fell in love with them instantly.  They are about $175 Canadian.  Eep.  I’m not holding my breath.  But aren’t they gorgeous?  (Those frilled pants are pretty cute too!)

Cheers.


Christmas Wish List – Part 4

I’ve had this book, The Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, saved to my desktop at work for a long time.

Although I couldn’t really care less about gluten-free recipes, I am really into whole foods and clean eating.  I don’t practice clean eating all the time, but I am in love with the Whole 30 program and do it often.  In fact, I’m planning on a recharge at the start of the new year (anyone with me??).

This book has tons of plant-based recipes that look pretty easy and delicious.  It’s not high on my wish list, but I would love to try out some of the recipes.

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~Cheers


Christmas Wish List – Part 3

When I was in Junior High I was obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie, not the shitty TV show – sorry Cat).  I was especially into her tough girl-ness, and the fact that she rocked a boxing bag.

My brother has been a boxer since his early teens and I’ve always been a little envious of his boxing equipment.  He’s let me utilize some of it in the past, but he’s sort of a grump and I’d rather play with my nephews when I’m there anyway.

Several years ago I started attending kickboxing classes off and on.  And I absolutely love it.  I still go on occasion, but to be honest, it can get expensive AND when I’m teaching my own classes, I don’t always have the energy to go to other classes (aside from Zumba).  But, I love boxing.

So, on my wish list this year, aside from my all my princess gear, I’m adding a free-standing boxing bag.

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…..or some variation of this.

That way, I can haul it out and workout at home any time I want.

~Cheers.