Friday Favourites! Winner Winner

Happy Friday everyone! Today I have teamed up with Momfessionals, don’t forget to check them out.

So this week has been pretty quiet after the big buzz of Halloween but it has been nice to rest and relax.

I think I may be start my winter hibernation early this year. This usually consists of me in a huge knitted sweater, sipping candy cane hocho and watching Gilmore Girls by the fire.

But before I go into hibernation, here are my favourite moments from this week!

Here is my Fav dessert this week! 

Yum Yum! I wasn’t able to decide between a cookie or ice cream, so I came up with the most delicious compromise! Homemade IceCream Sandwiches!

 

 

 

My Favourite View

I had some much needed nature therapy at S’.

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I think someone else enjoyed the view!

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But the most exciting part….

I won Freedom Friday from The New Hot 899 and Capital Taxi!!! 

WOOOOOOOOOOO FREEEEEDOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!

 I had just got into my car after work, I was daydreaming about an invention that would teleport me home, when I heard on the radio that if you called in now you could win $100 for Capital Taxi! Well this seemed serendipitous so I gave them a ring and, it kept ringing and ringing and ringing until they finally picked up!! I was so surprised and all of a sudden nervous that I started sputtering different things and I can’t remember everything he asked. But I do remember that he said if I could yell with all my heart the word freedom, he would give me the $100. 

I tried once- freeedom!

He said I have to do better than that.

So I took a huge breath in and I yelled….

FREEEEEEEEEDOOOOOOOMMMMMM!!!!!

And that is how I won the $100 dollars!

Today when I pull out of the parking lot at work, I know what word I will be shouting!

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Too Many Women

I find our women crush Wednesday’s to be one of the hardest posts to write.  Not because I can’t think of anyone to write about but because I can’t choose!

There are so many super awesome women! Women Rock and are stepping up daily to show the world!

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This week I decided I’d recognize some of the wicked women born this month!

There are so many I had to just pick a few.

If there are any women you would like to be recognized let us know and I will add to this post all day!

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADIES

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Lucy Maud Montgomery – Author  *Anne of Green Gables

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KD Lang – Singer/Songwriter

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Miranda Lambert – Country singer

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Margaret Mitchell – Author *Gone With The Wind

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Lori Singer -Actress * Footloose

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Marie Curie- Scientist/ Multi Nobel Prize Winner

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Christie Ann Hefner – CEO of Playboy

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Ellen Pompeo – Actress * Greys Anatomy

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Joni Mitchell- Singer/ Songwriter

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Calista Flockhart – Actress * Ally McBeal

 

 

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So my sisters left me unsupervised on this little blog this morning. I can choose All By MYSELF what to post about. 

So first of all let’s get the Tuesday feels out of the way. 


Next! I know what your Tuesday is missing…a little lawyer humour (emphasis on little). 


For real though. 


And my sisters’ favourite:

Excuse me if I know what I’m talking about. Ahem, Harvard Law


So that’s it for Tuesday. Thought you could all use that little break. 


S. 

The Best Medicine: Laughter

Happy Monday everyone! Who else loved that extra hour of sleep yesterday? I definitely slept in and I feel super cheery and refreshed this Monday Morning!

But sadly, this extra hour doesn’t happen every weekend so we have to find other strategies to keep us feeling sunny, I like to use laughter!

I love to laugh
Loud and long and clear
I love to laugh
It’s getting worse every year
The more I laugh, the more I fill with glee
And the more the glee
The more I’m a merrier me, it’s embarrassing
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There is absolutely nothing like that sidesplitting laughter you get from a night out with friends. I feel so rejuvenated and free, I just want to bottle up this feeling!
And yet on average adults laugh about 6 times a day and rarely continuously for 5 minutes! In comparison, children laugh on average 300 times a day!
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When I heard this, I knew that there had to be a way to boost my laughter average up!
Mom and I were talking and learned that laughter is one of the best natural medicines in the world. Laughter benefits are sooooo extensive
-boost immune system
-release of feel good endorphins
-protects the heart
-burns calories
-relaxes muscles
-improves mood
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With research, I found the funniest and simplest way to get my laughter average up- Laughter Yoga!
I know I didn’t think it was a thing either!
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So it is not like yoga where do downward dog and laugh(which would be pretty funny), but actually is a childlike playful poses with simulated laughter. Kinda like acting poses, with forced prolonged laughter which ignites our yogic breathing in a natural and easy way.
Seriously it was such a fun experience, that completely drew me in and for an hour I was completely transported to a simpler and fun time. When I finished I felt fresh, light and free!
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It was then I decided I would continue researching the benefits of laughter throughout my Masters of Education in Mental Health Education. The more research I do, the more I learn about laughter and the more I laugh I see the immediate benefits that come along this practice. I have learned that laughing is the simplest sister remedy for any day!
Wanting to capture this buzz for the long term I have actually become certified in Laughter Yoga and I am beginning to offer beginner free classes, to share the laugh with even more people!
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So please join me, Nov 18 @ 2pm for A Laughter Yoga Party at St. Brigid’s Centre 310 St. Patrick
For more information contact whatsyoursisterlike@gmail.com or click here

Fall Recap

Ok, at this point I know ALL of you know how obsessed I am with Halloween.

This year I tried not to focus on the one night so much and enjoy the entire fall month and take it all in. I was so busy! I had things on every weekend and most week nights. I am excited for this first weekend in November to get all relaxed so I can change gears to my birth month and Christmas!!

I started October off the only way one should kickstart October…. Oktoberfest!

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A tractor pull which was so fun!

A fun little sesuin in a string of tents attached, heated, lit up and filled with so many talented people!

And well what would Oktoberfest be without wearing some traditional clothing 😉

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The next weekend I crashed a Stag and Doe… This has to be an entire post on its own but below is a small teaser on how the night went!

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Yes, that is an earth worm

 

One weekend my dad and I and several of our family friends were involved in a murderrrrrr ….

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We were actors/ stars /rockstars in a murder mystery. It was a total blast! We did  the play and at the end the audience had to guess who the murderer was…. I am not so sure what it means that many people thought I was the murderer but hey all in good fun!

 

Pumpkinferno was amazing I know I already talked about it in another post but the talent these people have blew me away!C4698D2C-B66E-4580-B024-6756EFCBE780

I finished off the month with visiting Saunders Farm where I had the pants scared off me and was apparently way too scared to actually take any photos.

 

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All in all It was an awesome month and I am already pumped for next year but for now…

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WCW: Halloween Costumes for a Badass Woman!

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Today, the day after Halloween I would like to give a shout out to all the ladies that disregarded the stereotypical sexy cowgirl, sexy nurse, sexy crayon and sexy bunny halloween costumes and instead rocked out the beautifully strong and girl power attitude that we all love.

There is nothing wrong with wanting to feel sexy or being sexy on Halloween or any other night, but there are loads of costumes out there that are cute and sexy that still can highlight all our other awesome qualities!

So here is my cheers to the women celebrating this holiday as badass, iconic, strong, adventurous, brainy women that they are!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Amelia Earhart

 

 

Kill Bill: The Bride

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Hermione Granger

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Spice Girls #GirlPower

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Rosie the Riveter

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Katniss Everdeen

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All in all, do you! But remember there is way more to you, you badass chica!

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This is Halloween

 

Are you ready for it? We did our Great Pumpkin Carving Competition once again.

Some of us took our work very seriously.


Others were available to the paparazzi.

Then SOME went next level with the tools. 

Of course it remains to be seen whether the fancy tools bore  out in the final product. Pun intended.

Ladies and gentelman, here they are:

First up  – Cat

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2. Harry Potter 6B4BF2D8-E12B-4283-9AA9-DF5E24882B1C

3. Smiles

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and last up… Dracula!

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I know, they are all  BOO-tiful but which one is your favourite?

Leave us a comment letting us know which is your favourite!

 

Voting has already begun!

Happy Haunting

Getting Ready for Halloween

This was Halloween weekend but Charles and I stayed in. Lame.  Charles doesn’t love dressing up for Halloween, so he tends to give me our party invitations a little late. Like after the party starts.

But, I did get him out a few years ago and got him to dress up for the party.  I think his participation was only because I gave him his favourite costume to wear.  Hunting gear:

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We spent time this Halloween weekend getting ready to give out treats to our Trick or Treaters.  We bought Chocolate Bars and Chips…and I want them.  I just have to resist for two days.  Sure, no problem.

Tonight we have our annual pumpkin carving contest where my sisters get embarrassed and beaten every year. I’m not really sure why they continue to participate, but some people are suckers for punishment.

Stay tuned tomorrow for our pieces of art and the Winning Pumpkin!

Happy Halloween!

s.

 

Boo-tiful Costumes!

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Woooo it’s haunting season and I don’t think Ais could be any happier. Halloween is such a fun time with spooky stories, candy and of course awesome costumes!

Every year Ais starts taking about her costume in December, sometimes earlier, she is constantly scrolling pinterest page after pinterest page trying to find the perfect costume.

I too love Halloween and I absolutely love an excuse to dress up yet I am never able to commit to a costume or take the time to make it.

So every year on Halloween night, I call Aisling and she graciously offers to help choose my costume, or make it or you know give me hers!

Seriously best sister award, amiright?!                 Sooo what am I going as this year Ais?

Here is a pic of some of my staff with a student on Halloween last year. I must say our class won best costume!

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Friday’s are awesome because we get to link up with Erika who has been talking about some of her family fall favourites and I just can’t get enough!

I am so behind I can’t even start thinking of a costume for Niamho!Every year no matter when I’ve started prepping this is always a jam packed week!

So many more decorations to put out!

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I have to get back at it! Here are some of my most recent costumes!

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Tin Man from the wizard of Oz

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Terminator and The Wicked Witch of the West

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Little Red Riding Hood who met the big bad wolf

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Not to be outdone by my sisters, I have a fairly good costume repertoire myself. I date it back to my stage days as panda number 17.


It was a strong start.

As the years went by I channelled my inner royalty and went for a more sophisticated look. 

Dad went for sophistication as well.

Until I found my favourite costume of all time. Something about my hair and my nose make this costume so…me.

This costume is a fit for me purely because of the aesthetic. I will not actually melt if you throw a bucket of water on me.

Halloween, thanks for the memories.

S.