Art Attack: arm doodle, healthy snacks & sunshine

Shortly before the holidays I got the ship tattoo I’d been wanting for ages. It’s part of a masterpiece that will eventually be a half sleeve on my right forearm. This beautiful rose the latest addition. I took this in Instagram cause it’s not as bright as it will be when it heals up nice yet but I wanted to share. Pretty eh? I’m thinking that the feather Stephen Shaw did will look really pretty if it’s coloured in kinda like this babe I follow in Instagram. Don’t mind what she is doing. You’ve probably done it too. Bob reminded me of the day I got my septum pierced last year. I’ve been really temped to do it again (sorry Bob and Darren too!). If I do get it, it will be a really small one that I can tuck up and hide from the world if I want to. I love when all my tattoos are hidden and then someone sees them is really surprised. Been eating more healthy snacks around the house lately. January is eat healthy and have a clear head time for me. It can be a really downerish time for people so I’m trying to…

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Every Day is a Chance to Make Your Life Better

The last couple days I’ve been feeling really exhausted. I wondered if I’m getting sick and refuse to let that happen. This morning I dragged myself out of bed ready for a new routine. When I was in away in the hot sun last month I still worked every day but I added things to my life that made it better, long walk on the beach, smoothie for breakfast, writing in my journal. When I returned to the hustle and bustle of city life, I got caught up in the rush and lumped right back into old habits, drinking, eating bad etc. I got to thinking last night that there is nothing standing in my way of eating healthier and doing more exercise. I have a damn grocery store across the street and two gyms downstairs for christs sake! Took one look right into iPhoto and said STOP BEING A LAZY WOMAN! Every single day that passes is a chance to make your life better, to start volunteering, to help a friend, to clean your room, to buy better groceries, to walk instead of transit, to hit the gym instead of the bar. You are the director of your movie, cast who you…

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Weekend Tune: “Snow” from White Christmas

Happy merry everything everyone! Tis the season to be jolly and all that, so here’s my favourite song from a favourtie holiday film of mine. Enjoy Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen singing about snow in White Christmas! I know the weather has been quite nice but how lovely would some snow be?! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AToEzwZSfk xo Kate

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Let’s Get Sexy

I recently had to replace my iPhone and when I found out it wasn’t $600+ and was $200, I splurged on nice new bras & panties. It’s something I rarely do but is oh so nice to treat yourself. Especially this time of year when you’re budget often goes to treating others. I have some friends at Buytopia.com who graciously gave me some gift certificates and asked me to share this fab dealio with you. $25 for $50 at any La Vie en Rose in Canada. If you purchase the deal, leave a comment! I’m going to give away a $50 voucher to you. Ways to To Enter for the $50 Gift Certificate: 1) Like on Facebook by recommending above & sharing with family/friends. 2) Buy the deal here & comment below. I will randomly pick someone from the likes and comments. Prize will be PDF sent via email. Tell your Mom/sister/boyfriend to buy it for you!! I will pick someone tomorrow as THERE ARE ONLY 12 HOURS to get the deal. Join the 2,600+ other people to got it and treat yourself or someone you love. I’m off to the Eaton Centre to get some holiday spirit 😉  

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you missed this yesterday

Photo: http://t.co/eIFskg5o # Photoset: i am here with you scrunchycolfer: http://t.co/SGWZ1PJU # Photo: DREAMBOAT. gruesomethursdays: http://t.co/JvRHlddE # Photo: @laurenonizzle BFF FTW, cats cjfuckingsewerzz:there has never been a truer gpoy holy shit. http://t.co/YfkyVNU5 # Photo: need sweater sexy-sweaters:art by me! http://t.co/2BTjkXZx # mydamage: http://t.co/k3s6Ei9l # Photo: http://t.co/DSVMU7Vf # Todays weather – sunny & warm http://t.co/F64asFJX # YYZ > IAH (@ Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) w/ 15 others) [pic]: http://t.co/LqV8XblT # Here We Go Again: Good morning from Pearson airport Gate 272. Boarding shortly… http://t.co/pJt2CRbR #thisismylife # Photo: http://t.co/anmvXSi5 # Video: http://t.co/SZ83nfJ3 # http://t.co/z1uKUT5j # I'm at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) (2800 N Terminal Rd., Houston) w/ 80 others http://t.co/7GXvb7VZ # This lil' mama has a whole row! http://t.co/S7rsvJ4Q # Leaving Houston, next stop Cancun! iBlogged 😉 http://t.co/1sPrfv7t # Hot & sunny. http://t.co/ZsRRtgGU # Melrose Place http://t.co/RuF3eX7l # Say hello to your money http://t.co/DHifzwJj # Flight Bright: Is it douchey to wear sunnies on the plane? What if it’s so… http://t.co/bJELp1RD #thisismylife # Office/House for the week (@ Thynk Taynk w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://t.co/GsQTygJq # having an international @skype 3way – Canada, New Zealand, Mexico! # RE: @mattjuniper @mattjuniper @thedanlevy Thanks guys! It's nice & warm here. Loving it…

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Don’t Just Live Each Day, Live it Out Hard

All I packed/need for seven full days fits into my Rimowa super light suitcase & Nella Bella Melbourne bag. Key to the perfect travel outfit for me is layering. Today I wore a little black cotton dress w/ sheer long skirt, cardigan, tights, heels & a hat. I could feel the warm air when we landed so I ditched the cardigan and tights before I left the plane. Found my suitcase in the airplane magazine! I promise I’m not a diva. Haha! The place I’m staying is a Mexican Melrose Place! First meal was tacos as a place called Kool Fish. Shrimp, yum! Went for a stroll around town. Pretty quiet. However, it IS Monday. Think it gets a little wilder come weekend. Made plans to party it up on Saturday. Had THE BEST Mayan chocolate ice cream. This photos is for Mum because she was all like “don’t drink the water”. Look Ma, all is gonna be just fine. Ate about 100 of these just now. The Pistachios that is. Gonna do the Insanity workout in the AM with the crew at casa Thynk Taynk in the AM then do some work and hit the beach. See y’all tomorrow.    …

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Festival Music House! MOD Club! TIFF!

Wednesday night was the third and final night of the TIFF Festival Music House. Casie posted about the second night earlier (here) and last night I moseyed over to the MOD Club to party it up and take some photos of the oh so amazing bands! Pictured above and below? Parlovr! They’re from Montreal and dreamy. They whip their hair around and are super funny. I want to go on a road trip with them. We’d go to lots of funny tacky tourist traps and diners, then write fast songs to dance to about it all after! Next up was Hey Rosetta! from Halifax. Their album Seeds is up for this year’s Polaris Music Prize! They’re amazing live, and one of my favourites! You for sure should check them out. Woohoo! Following was The Rural Alberta Advantage! So fun so fun so fun! The Arkells brought the fantastic night of music to a close. So much awesome. Thanks Art & Crafts and Rock-it Promotions for putting on this crazy shindig!

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