Day in the Life – Tuesday July 28

So in an effort to get myself excited about blogging again I decided to do a Day in the Life post today. Day in the Life posts are one of my favourite posts both to write and read. I love reading them on other blogs and on my own blog, it’s fun to remember what you did on random days!

So here ya go, Day in the Life for Tuesday, July 28, 2015! 

6:13am – Drag my tired butt out of bed. I have been trying really hard to get up at 6am every day even when I am not doing a workout because I am really trying to establish a morning routine. I have been staying up too late (a bad habit of mine in the summer) so this has been hard to do. I brush my teeth and go downstairs to make coffee.

6:30am – Sit down in the chair with a cup of coffee and spend 30 minutes reading my book. I have discovered that taking some time to read my book in the morning is a REALLY nice way to start my day so I try to do it a few times a week!

7:00am – Move onto my computer to do some work on a freelance article. End up writing Part 2 of our anniversary trip recap instead and only spend about 10 minutes on freelance article.

7:43am – Start getting ready for work. Shower, blowdry hair, makeup, get dressed, pack lunch, etc.

8:30am – Leave for work. I’m actually supposed to be AT work at 8:30 but our office is pretty relaxed in the summer and I more than made up for it in the evening! :)

8:45am – 2:00pm – Work, work, work! I make a point of not working through my lunch breaks often but yesterday I did. We are launching a new website any day now so almost that entire time was spent on the new website making content changes and creating new pages. I also had a coffee meeting with a print sales rep and spent a decent amount of time chit chatting with coworkers as well. It’s my bosses last week of work so a bit of a melancholy and reflection time around our office!

2:00pm – Leave to take Webster to the vet. He’s been looking kind of skinny lately so we wanted to get him checked out…

2:30pm - Arrive at vet with Webster wrapped in a towel because I couldn’t find his kennel, this works out well because Webster hates his kennel.

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2:45pm – Vet finally comes in exam room to check out Webster and Webster will not let him touch him. He screams and hisses and basically just freaks out. The last time he was at the vet was right before we went to Ireland and Scotland because Eric accidentally slammed his tail in the door. When my mom and I took Webster back to get the stitches out of his tail he pretty much had a conniption fit and also wouldn’t let the vet touch him that time.

Ever since having his tail stitched up he HATES the vet. He actually screams when the vet comes in the room. You can hear him throughout the vet clinic. In fact, I left him in the room and went up front to pay for his dewormer and when I came back in the room he was crouched in the corner under a chair and screaming and hissing at me! I had to sit on the floor for five minutes to coax him out. Psycho cat.

Side note, I youtubed cat screaming to try and express to you what he sounded like and this video is pretty spot on. Terrible!

3:20pm – Start driving back to work and realize there is no point because I will have less than an hour to work when I actually get there. So I call in and go home and make an iced coffee and settle in to work on our website from home instead.

3:30 – 5:00pm – More website updates and 3 or 4 emails to our designer asking for little fixes/tweaks.

5:00pm - Leave for yoga.

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5:15 – 6:45pm – An amazing 90-minute hot flow class with one of my favourite yoga teachers. It was a really beautiful class with lots of opportunity to be creative and just move however felt right mixed in with a strong flow and an awesome playlist. At the end we got a good 10-minute savasana which was heavenly. I think I had a little nap :)

6:55pm – Stop at the grocery store to buy rice, black beans and cheese.

7:10pm - Make dinner while listening to my audiobook (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up). I made a delicious bean + chicken + rice + lettuce + cheese/sour cream/salsa plate. And for anyone who thinks the 21 Day Fix containers are small everything you see on this plate was measured out using the 21 Day Fix containers! They are actually a lot bigger than they appear and really help me keep my portions under control!

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7:20pm – Ate while reading my actual book (The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah).

7:35ish – 8:10ishpm - Do the dishes, tidy up the kitchen, take out the garbage, vacuum our main floor, clean Chloe’s nose prints off the windows. General puttering and tidying that I do every night. All done while enjoying a delicious glass of wine from one of our new local wineries in Kamloops!

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8:15pm – Sit down to work on this blog post and end up spending another 20ish minutes on our website since it’s open on my laptop already. Finally start writing this blog post and then do a little bit more work on that freelance article.

9:00pm – Force myself to shut down my computer and go upstairs to get ready for bed. Wash face, brush teeth, etc.

9:15pm – In bed and read for 15-20 minutes. I’m getting up to run in the morning so need to have the lights out by 9:45 at the latest!

And there you have it! What did yesterday look like for you? 

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Sunshine Coast 3 Year Anniversary Trip: Days 1 & 2

Hello and happy Monday! I did not mean to disappear for almost two weeks there but first we were on our anniversary trip and then the last two weeks completely got away from me between being busy at work and having family visiting.

Anyways, two weeks ago we went back to the Sunshine Coast of BC. We got married on the coast three years ago and haven’t managed to make it back since. It was wonderful to celebrate our third anniversary where it all began!

Day 1

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We rented an adorable little carriage house off of Air BnB that had a beautiful view of this little inlet. Unfortunately there was a terrible wildfire happening on the coast (as there is all over our province right now) so it was quite smokey the whole four day we were there. It made for a pretty beautiful sunset the first evening there though.

Since we didn’t arrive until almost 7pm we just walked to the little grocery store down the road from our rental for groceries and made dinner our first night.

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The next morning we slept in and met up with our friend Graham for breakfast! Graham lives on the coast so it was fun to have a tour guide while we were there. We had lots of catching up to do as well since we’ve only seen him a couple of times since our wedding.

After a yummy breakfast we went for a beautiful hike!



After the hike we headed into Gibson’s Landing for some lunch and shopping. Gibson’s is a super adorable little coastal town and I had a lot of fun checking out the cute, beachy shops!

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After a fun day with Graham we got dropped back off at our car with plans to head home and make dinner but on the way we decided to make a pit stop for wings and beer at the Lighthouse Pub, the same pub a big group of us stopped at for lunch on the day before our wedding as we headed to the resort!

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We wrapped up the first day by having a yummy steak dinner at our Air BnB. This is exactly why I LOVE to rent Air BnB places with a kitchen whenever we are staying somewhere for more than 3 nights, it’s just so nice to not have to eat out for every single meal! We ate dinner at our rental twice and had breakfast here three times, which was great and saved us money.

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Day 2 

The second day of our trip was our three year wedding anniversary. We got up, had breakfast at our place and then headed to pick up our kayaks and spend the morning kayaking.


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We had the kayaks for four hours and probably spent about 2.5 hours kayaking to and from this really cute little cove area. I wish we’d had them for a full day and had some food with us because we could have spent way more time in this super private little cove, I went for a swim and it was just so lovely!

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After kayaking we got cleaned up and drove up to the Pender Harbour area for lunch. It was so nice to sit on the patio overlooking the harbour while we ate our yummy fish taco’s. We were going to go for a hike but decided we were already pretty wiped after kayaking so just went back to our rental after lunch and rested and read our books.

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That evening we went for an anniversary dinner at the resort we got married three years prior!

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We drank caesars (which were the signature cocktail at our wedding) and took a photo just a few feet from the spot we said I do.

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We ended the night with yummy wine and watching the sunset. Perfect three year anniversary!

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I’m so glad we had a “destination” wedding so we can continue to visit the place it all began on our anniversary in the years to come. The next time we do an anniversary trip we want to go back to Tofino where we honeymooned! Thinking that will be the year 5 trip!

Recap of Day 3 and 4 coming tomorrow :)

Do you tend to stay in hotels, B&B’s or Air BnB type rentals when traveling? 


A to Z Survey

Hi everyone!

Gosh, I did not plan to take such a long break from blogging but sometimes the less you blog the easier it feels to not blog, ya know? Anyways, I owe you an update on our anniversary trip to the Sunshine Coast, and I promise you that’s coming, but for now I’m going with this easy A-Z survey I’ve seen on a few blogs to ease myself back into posting :)

A – Age: 26. Turning 27 in 7 weeks! I’ve had a bad habit ever since I was young of saying I’m older than I am whenever I hit the latter part of the year. I think it’s because whenever I tell people my age the reaction is usually “You’re sooo young” so I’ve started telling people I’m 27 recently ;) haha

B – Biggest Fear: Drowning!

C – Current Time: 9:10pm – gotta hurry up and get to bed!

D – Drink You Had Last: A glass of ice water.

E – Easiest Person To Talk To: I’m really lucky that all of my coworkers are really easy to talk to and we regularly segue between personal chat and work chat throughout the day.

F – Favorite Song: I don’t really have one, not listening to much music right now other than random remixes both while taking and teaching fitness classes.

G – Grossest Memory: This is a hard one, I can’t think of this. Fun fact – I don’t get grossed out very easily!

H – Hometown: Fort St. John, British Columbia, Canada

I – In Love With: Aside from the obvious things like my husband and pets I will have to go with teaching fitness classes. I truly love thinking up a class idea, leading a class and helping people get a good workout in! Tomorrow I’m attempting to teach Group RX for the first time (which is like Body Pump – strength barbell work coordinated to songs and the beat), I’m super nervous about going off the beat and messing up but also excited to try teaching a new style of class.

J – Jealous Of: I sometimes feel envious of friends / acquaintances who seem to have it more together financially than us. I occasionally feel the pressure to be buying a full size house and have thousands of dollars in savings as we near our late 20’s/30’s and that is definitely not the case for us.

K – Kindest Person You Know: My dad. He is always willing to help anyone he can in any way he can.

L – Longest Relationship: 10.5 years dating and 3 years married with Eric! It definitely gets better with time and I love him more than ever :)

M – Middle Name: Marion

N – Number of Siblings: 1 – younger brother

O – One Wish: We have been tentatively shopping for a used travel trailer. A few really great ones have come along but none that are quite right for us! Our price point is lowwww, haha. Now I’m on the lookout for a good deal that we can do some renovation work to and jazz up the inside, so my wish is we find one that fits the budget and criteria before the end of the summer!

P – Person You Spoke To On The Phone Last: Oh gosh, I can’t even remember, it would have been a work related call for sure.

Q – Question You’re Always Asked: When are you going to have babies? Ha.

R – Reason To Smile: It’s summer, my very favourite season!

S – Song You Last Sang: Chicken Fried by the Zac Brown Band! I only sing along to country haha :)

T – Time You Woke Up: 6:20ish am. Tomorrow morning going for 5:40am so I can get to yoga!

U – Underwear Color: beige. Boring!

V – Vacation Destination: I love visiting new places and feel incredibly grateful for every new place I’ve ever visited! However, I would have to say our trip to Ireland and our recent trip to Maui rival each other as the best vacations ever and I hope to get back to both places soon.

W – Worst Habit: I have a bad habit of not always thinking things through before I speak which sometimes results in some foot-in-mouth moments. Also have a bad nighttime snacking habit!

X – X-Rays You’ve Had: Both feet as I broke them both (not at once) when I was 9 years old.

Y – Your Favorite Food: Oh goodness, how can I choose? If I had to choose one food it would probably be Peanut Butter!

Z – Zodiac Sign: Virgo!

I’m just going to pick some random letters for you to answer in the comments. Tell me the answers to: E, K, P and Y!