Finally, It’s Happened to Me… the Last One, I Promise

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (Turquoise)


Ok, this is the last one… I swear!!! Four awards in four days was not my original objective but it has been an interesting and entertaining ride none the less, so I’d like to send a big thank you to anyone and everyone who enjoyed this along with me! You’ve all been so great! 🙂 Anyways, here it is in all its glory:

The Rules

1. Display your new award.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

My Thanks

You all can’t see me right now, but I’m totally doing a happy dance to be here at the last award (for at least a little while anyways) and the person I have to thank for this great honor is Shaking The Tree.

Congratulations are in order and I would like to shout out my appreciation to Shaking the Tree for nominating me! I mean really, is there no limit to your awesomeness? Thank you so much! 🙂

Anyways, please spread the love and visit her at:

7 Things About Myself

1. I spend a lot of time walking and chatting with friends. Fresh air smells SO good!
2. I organize and plan so much, at times I frustrate my family members.
3. I’ve created 4 full (and I mean FULL) brochures for my own vacationing pleasure. 🙂
4. I had 368 posters of NKOTB on my walls when I was in highschool. Still love em’.
5. I make crafts a lot (especially at holidays) and decoupage everything.
6. I should have been a graphic artist based on the amount of time I spend editing pics.
7. Drumroll please… Mwahahaha, I have a black Pearl drum kit that I’m dying to set up.

The 15 people I chose to nominate:

1. Life Makeover
2. Rockin the Boat
3. Alice in Training
4. Rainy Days
5. Tom Talks
6. AnAverageFan
7. Sun By The Sea
8. TheLittleSpot
9. Word Salad, Please
10. Bloggin’ my vibe
11. Amanda Steinkey
12. X Marks the Spot
13. pureaffection
14. Here’s to Hoping
15. Life of Lee Lee

Wow, we’ve finally reached the end! Congratulations to all those that I have nominated!
You all have amazing new blogs and deserve this award so much, so I hope you enjoy it!

Goodbye for now, and cheers for more awards to come! 🙂 Thank you so much for being here. 🙂



My Blog’s Very First Advertisement


For the first time today, I was surfing my site and updating things as usual, when all of a sudden I see… dum-dum-dum… my very first advertisement staring back at me!

I asked it what it was doing here and it just tilted it’s big doe eyes at me and blinked innocently. This instantly takes my mind off the situation and for a moment, I actually focussed on the “cuteness” of the advert instead.

It was a handsome little devil with looks so enticing they will transfix you and draw you in immediately. With a cheeky look on its face, my new advertisement finally says to me, “I’m here, I’m cute, and I’m staying unless you want to pay me to go away.” Eff!

It wasn’t very sweet about things, but it did make me think. Should I pay to have this intrusion forever disappear? That’s a tough question, because my site is still so new. Instead, I thought I would try to make it my friend. Yes, that’s what I’ll do – I’ll ply it with compliments and make it welcome here until the day I no longer need it’s affection. Mwhahahaha!

The sweet victory of producing a blog busy enough to warrant an advertisement is a great compliment to me and for that, I will wear each one of them like a badge of honor. So don’t be shy, feel free to click any ad here that catches your fancy. I’m not a selfish person, so sharing the advert-love feels just fine to me [wink].

Now I want to know, have any of you noticed any ads on your blogs? Have you paid to get rid of them? Was it worth it? If you have any info, please feel free to share below.


Top 5 Things I Love About the Rain

top5Looking out my window, it seems like the sky is bathing the West Coast of Canada with glorious liquid sunshine. This morning, I awoke to yet another perfectly gloomy day here in Vancouver, and I couldn’t help but be happy about it (I know, I’m weird sometimes). So I thought I would share the top 5 things I love about the rain since I’m feeling so cheerful about it anyways. I hope you enjoy!

#5 – The luscious aroma of the rain washing the flowers. Because I live in a place with gardens all around, the smell of the flowers can be quite pungent when it rains. The scents of all the beautifully organized flowers fills the air like a natural freshener making me want to take deep, cleansing breathes over and over again.

#4 – How nature uses the rain to scrub our neighborhoods clean once again. Ever looked around on the first day after a big rain session and noticed that everything looks nicer and fresher? That’s probably because the rain has a special way of being nature’s own cleaning system. Ahhhh! Doesn’t that feel nice?

#3 – The rain can be SO romantic if you happen to catch the right moment. Caught in a sudden downpour with a lover or partner? If you’ve not planned anything important, instead of running for cover, take a minute or two to enjoy each other with the sensation of the rain showering upon you. Whether it’s misty out or even if fat droplets are pouring from the sky, kissing or playing around in the rain can be about as romantic as it gets. Take my word for it, if you haven’t already tried it, you should! Mmmmmmn.

#2 – Water brings life to everything we know. Of course, one of the most important reasons to love the rain is that without water, there would be no life. Water is an essential ingredient in sustaining our livelihood here on planet earth, so I think it should be respected and appreciated in a big way.

#1 – It’s the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book and a cup of joe. Is there anything better than being all snug with the rain pattering on the roof or a window nearby? Not in my books, that’s for sure! It’s my number one choice for this Top 5, and for a good reason too. The idea of catching up on my favourite romance novel and spending the day wrapped in a cozy blanket appeals on so many levels, I love it! The rain brings a sense of peace and harmony that can have you relaxing in no time. It’s no wonder I sometimes pray for a gloomy, wet day! The rain truly is ahhhhh-mazing!!!

Do you love the rain too? No matter how the weather is where you are, I hope you have a great TGIFriday and weekend ahead! Cheers all and we’ll chat again soon!


What I Love: Stripper Sunday

StripperSundayStripper Sunday??? Ok, you caught me. There’s no such thing as Stripper Sunday. I’m sorry. I know, I know….. I’m disappointed too. It just sounded like such a great idea to me, I thought I’d try it on for size! Turns out it fits perfectly and I love it. Imagine that… [giggles]

So ok, strippers every Sunday? If it were real, I’d be all over that shit! I love strippers in the day, in the night; in the morning, when it’s bright; anytime will do, this is SO true!!! LOLz! OK, I guess I didn’t need to rhyme about it like that, did I? Sorry, I couldn’t help it. That’s how much I LOVE strippers! Does it shock you to find this out about me? [blushes]

Truth be told, under the spirited guise of a “good girl” lies a tiger in waiting; ready to pounce on any half-naked man with rock hard abs that comes my way! Rawr!!! That would be me!!! Hehehe!

Nothing is as incredible as a seductive dance performed by an experienced performer – it’s a rush, that’s for sure. My favourite part being the end of the show when the sexed up peeler has nothing left to take off and every girl in the room starts screaming and going crazy… Wah-hoo!!!!! It’s pure heaven!!!!

Now, I’ve got to give some love to the female strippers out there as well. I can’t leave the lovely ladies out of this post just because I’m a heterosexual. Hell no, that wouldn’t be fair! 😉

Working in a tanning salon / stripper consignment store in my early 20’s left me with many interesting memories of these girls and their respective acts. Believe me when I say that some of these dancers have talents well beyond anything I could ever muster… just amazing!!! [wink] So anyways, big love to these ladies as well!

No matter what your sexual preference, if Stripper Sunday did exist, I’m sure it would be paradise on Earth!!! With appreciation for the naked human body at its maximum these days, I imagine that Stripper Sunday could surpass any old TGIFriday with a vengeance.

This is why I’m now trying hard to establish Sunday as the official day for Strippers. I love them so much, I really think people should get behind me on this so we can all benefit… [wink]

Anyways, if you support my new cause, feel free to shout it out in my comments section below. If you’re not a supporter, that’s ok too. Feel free to share what turns your crank instead, I’d be interested to hear from you, too.

Cheers all! 😉


What I Love: Hello Kitty

hellokittyCan you resist the attraction of Hello Kitty? I can’t.

The very first time I held a Hello Kitty doll [created by Sanrio], I knew I was in love. Everything about this little cartooned kitty is just as adorable as can be. She is so darling and sweet; I don’t even dread the expensive price tag that usually accompanies her. I just smile and pay up happily knowing the purchase will be worth every penny. 🙂

Marketing to children and adults alike, Hello Kitty’s following is massive, loyal, and fun. Much has changed for the brand since arriving in North America in 1976. Hello Kitty isn’t just for kids anymore with an updated image and a wider range of products that appeal to a larger audience.

Modern day Hello Kitty is sold just about everywhere with all kinds of products ranging from erasers to automotive accessories to clothes and jewelry. Sanrio never ceases to amaze me with their creativity in this sense. They constantly keep me on my toes in an endless search for new and/or unusual items to treasure.

The whole process can be quite exciting when you’re a true collector like me!

So this week, I happened upon a Hello Kitty dressed in a lamb’s costume (pictured above) and I couldn’t stop myself from buying it (much to the disappointment of my boyfriend who figured I didn’t need it). The Easter themed costume on this doll was so loveable, I squealed with delight and knew instantly that she would be coming home with me. She was SO amazingly irresistible.

The truth is, I just can’t resist the temptation that is any Hello Kitty. It may seem like a crazy thing to some, but collecting her makes me smile from cheek to cheek with glee. For that alone, it’s a worthy past-time and the perfect thing for me to love. Hello Kitty rocks!!!

So what about you? What do you like to collect? Does Hello Kitty make you purr? Feel free to share about yourself below.

Hello Kitty Wiki
Sanrio Website


What I Love: Fridays

TGIFHappy Friday everyone! I hope you all have a great weekend coming up! 🙂

Since I didn’t share a true confession yesterday, I thought I’d kick off the weekend by letting you in on a little secret of mine: I love Fridays!!! Yes, LOL, it’s not the most risqué admission, but Fridays really are the only day where I tend to get friskier and smile just a little bit more than usual.

The excitement that most Fridays bring to me is unparalleled. It’s like a big old glass of sunshine on a cold winter day. I live to spread my enthusiasm on the last day of the week and I’m not ever going to stop, either. So there. ;p…

Anyways, smiles and giggles kicked into high gear, Fridays are the highlight of every week for me. It’s the reward I get for working so hard; a time for indulgence and play; or even just a visit with friends and some relaxing conversation. However you do it, Friday brings the relief of knowing you now have a few days off to relax and to finally take some time for yourself. Ahhhhh-mazing!

Fridays are just awesome, so TGIF all around!!! I love them with all my heart and I know I’m not alone. It’s time to celebrate!! Friday is here and it’s the best night to dress up, put your party shoes on, and let loose!! I love it so much!!!

So be beautiful and have an amazing Friday night for yourself! You deserve it, of that I’m sure. God knows I’ve read some great posts out there this week! 😉

And how will you enjoy spending your Friday evening? Do you like to dress up and get out there too? Hit me up below & we’ll chat soon. Cheers and TGIF all! 🙂


What I Love: Confessions


“Confession: An acknowledgement that one has done something about which one is ashamed or embarrassed”  ~Oxford Dictionary Online

Confessions can be juicy, exciting, incredulous, or just downright delicious. Once exposed, these secrets can provoke reactions ranging from empathy to cynicism to absolute abhorrence and/or disgust. The most enticing confessions are the ones that most people can relate to but few will actually admit to. Everybody in this world has a deep dark secret to confess (don’t think you’re the only one) and for some, the need to express these feelings on a broader scale (with or without anonymity) is part of a larger healing process.

Whether you confess to a priest in a church, a best friend by your side, or a complete stranger on the internet, the urge to share our secrets is surprisingly strong. The need to be freed from the torment of repeated thoughts and to make things right can be overwhelming at times, to say the least. While I’m not exactly sure why this is, I just know it to be true for some people, myself included.

That’s why I think that the “Confessions” page from Vancouver’s The Georgia Straight is a great sounding board for all the embarrassing confessions of the world. Its format is simple, the premise is clear, and the lure of all the juicy tidbits is intoxicating. Honestly, I spend so much time checking back there for updates, I’ve thought about emailing them to request a warning about their insanely addictive properties.

Reading the often strange confessions and then the even stranger replies, you may feel like you want to laugh in hysterics, cry with anguish, or even just scream right out loud at your computer. This is definitely normal. The Georgia Straight mixes a dose of reality with a hint of anonymity creating a safe (yet opinionated) place to vent your frustrations. A place to let your secrets flow. It’s seriously awesome and addicting too. It’s the only website that I frequent so much my favourites button completely wore out at one point. [wink]

So what is it that I love today? Confessions. The website and the action itself. And both are great, in my opinion. In fact… I might just indulge in some confessions again right now…. Errmmm… gotta run, but before I go – do you like confessions too or are you someone who prefers not to indulge in juicy gossip? Feel free to spill your guts in my comment section. Cheers!

The Georgia Straight Confessions Page
The Georgia Straight Home Page
The Oxford Dictionary Definition of Confession


What I Love: Cheaters

WhatILoveCheatersOk, wait, wait. Hold on just a second here. Please don’t get me wrong. When I say I love Cheaters, I’m not talking about real-life adulterous partners and all the damage and pain that can cause. I am simply admitting my secret reality TV obsession with Cheaters [created by Bobby Goldstein].

Truthfully, I believe Cheaters is one of the tackiest, sleaziest, and most morally conflicted reality shows I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching. 🙂 And that’s actually saying a lot because, while I hate to admit it, I’m a huge (H-U-G-E) reality TV fan and have seen just about everything when it comes to the dramatic.

Interestingly, its Jerry Springer-like drama and provoked fight scenes are truly shock inducing and awe-inspiring at the same time. The show brings about strong feelings and emotions too; empathy, anger, sadness, hilarity, and delirium to name just a few. Watching really is like being mesmerized by a train-wreck or a terrifying stunt or something. The show’s jaw-dropping antics and its ability to make you feel deep compassion for the cheated on partner makes for a REAL “must see TV” experience.

So essentially, I’ve been a huge fan of this show for many years (I used to catch it at like 2am or something crazy like that) but I haven’t even thought about it in a long time. Last Friday, I happened to catch an episode of 20/20 entitled ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and during the show, they mentioned that Cheaters was going into its 13th Season. I couldn’t believe it! 13 Seasons? That’s incredible!! I wasn’t even aware that the show still existed. Damn!

Years have passed since I’ve heard anything about the show at all, so naturally I assumed it was dead. Amazingly, it looks like I was wrong. Sure enough, here they are still thriving as a brand and about as outrageous as ever. Continuing to bust in on unfaithful partners at every chance, Cheaters is still producing shows and causing drama all over Texas. Mwahahaha!

Perusing their website, I realized that it doesn’t air in Canada, so at least I had some kind of explanation as to why I’ve been deprived of this enjoyment for so long now. I gotta say, it stings just a little. Finding out about Cheaters was a very exciting development for me, so if I’m not able to catch it on TV, it looks like I’m stuck watching endless YouTube clips instead – yes I love it that much!

So now you know my secret. Watching Cheaters is my late night obsession, my guiltiest of pleasures, and my sense of revenge for all the guys who have done me wrong. It’s like candy. Unable to peel my eyes from the screen, even a fight between a deceived lover and an idiot dressed in a bumble bee costume thrills me to my core.

I must congratulate Cheaters for making it all the way to 13 seasons! I’m thinking it couldn’t have been easy for them to get this far with all the mishaps and legal troubles that they have had. It really is pretty incredible.

I will shout to the rooftops my love for you, Cheaters. Until we meet again soon…[wink]

Ever watched Cheaters yourself? Do you love it, hate it, or need to be on it? Think I’m crazy for even watching this fluff? LOL. What do you think? Feel free to comment below.

Cheaters Website
Cheaters Wiki 
Transcripts proving that I didn’t make up the bumble bee bit (it was AWESOME btw!)
20/20 on ABC


What I Love: My Leopard Print Strapless


Today I was looking down at my glorious cleavage and I couldn’t help but think to myself, “Thank God, I’ve got this fabulously padded, Lil’ leopard print bra!” It’s a miracle undergarment; there’s no question, so I knew it would be the perfect thing to ‘Love’ for this post.

Does it have a trick to making your breasts look like perfectly moulded rolling hills? Yes it does. It’s a secret that I’m sure many girls out there know, but one I had never considered for myself until recently.

My sister was the one who got me thinking about this because looking at her (even at a glance), it was obvious that her breasts had grown insanely perky. Really, they looked like they were trying to swallow her chin or something… seriously! They were higher and fuller than I had never seen before, so I knew she must be hiding a brilliant new secret.

The boob-licious trick she told me about? Crazy thick padding built right in to her bra!

Sounds simple right? Well, when she said, “crazy thick padding”, she meant it! With about 2-3 inches of padding at the bottom of the cup (much more cushion then I ever imagined), I now knew exactly why her chest looked like they were going to jump out and attack something at any given moment. They actually were. Lol!

Naturally, knowing this I had to have one for myself – hehehe – so I rushed out as quickly as I could and picked one up too.

With a visit to the local lingerie store behind me, my new leopard print bra is fresh off the rack and ready to cause my boyfriend some major whiplash! And OMG, do I love it!! Padded would be an understatement; this 5-way convertible strapless bra is truly the most amazing thing ever! I can’t believe I spent so much time in an under-padded bra until now. I’m not sure I could live without it anymore, so it’s definitely a new L-O-V-E, LOVE of my life!

So if you find that your current bra is making your breasts look like soggy pancakes, do yourself a favour and go get your new bounce on in a racy, multi-functional bra. I swear it’ll be worth every penny and should put more than just a little smile on your face [wink-wink].

Cheers, ladies!