Category: style

All The Beauty Of Fall!

October 13, 2015

What fun!!

Posh Jewellery is a big supporter of The Q103.1 Big Breakfast with Susan Knight and John Stone and recently she let me loose on the Pandora charms to create a fall themed bracelet.

What fun!!

Here is my beauty! The thinking behind it was my favourite colours of fall along with traditional things like wine, Thanksgiving, leaves, apples, back to school, sparkling candles, twinkling stars on crisp nights and family all wrapped around your wrist to wear with jeans, sweaters and boots or on a fabulous date night at Waterfront Wines!

Fall beauty round corners

 

Heart clasp bracelet with….

Wise Owl, Shimmering Blossom, Fascinating Orange, Forever Pandora, Signature Heart Ruby, Red Hot Love, Maple Leaf, Inner Radiance, Vino, Red Pavé Apple, Twinkling Night Clip, Ring Cluster, Many Thanks, Coral Looking Glass, Sparkling Leaves, Angelic Feathers, Mystic Floral, Wind Clip.

Go in and see Kate at Posh today and ask to see Susan Knight’s fall beauty!

 

Full price to purchase as is: $1,422.40 tax in / or you can purchase the pieces separately

 

When good hair goes bad!

June 03, 2015

I seem to have a bit of a love hate relationship with box jumps.

They kill me.

I look graceful as a wart hog in a tutu determined to dance swan lake.

It sure ain’t pretty – but it is so much fun!

I have already written about some basic box jump confusion – For A Thigh Clapping Good Time

But this week things took a turn for a dramatic when my own body attacked!!

I am in the process of doing 50 box jumps ( not super high – 12 inches) when I start to get a stabbing pain in my eye!

WHAT! EYE PAIN!

A myriad of things go through my exhausted brain. Nerve pain? Perhaps I am jarring my eyeball with every heavy footed landing? Should I stop? Should I seek help? Is my eyeball going to fall out? What is going on!?!

Turns out; It’s my pony tail. I kid you not.

It took me 2 more jumps to evaluate and figure out.

With every jump my pony tail was flipping over my head and the ends of my hair were stabbing me in my eyeball.

Obviously the answer was clear.

I needed to invest in goggles for my next set of box jumps. Luckily I had some in my gym bag!

Okay… or I could just adjust my pony tail into that strange pineapple shaped thing that us long haired folk do at the gym when we mean business. 😉

pineapple hair

 

Problem solved!

A quick shout out today to Torri Gej who encouraged me to keep posting my adventures at Aspire Health and Performance as it is helping her keep her butt in gear as well! Thanks Torri! Also a big high five to #HusbandSteve and Lisa Breland who have been tackling the Aspire Training Camps on Monday evenings! They are just weeks away from starting the next set if you want to join them!

 

 

Christmas Countdown

December 01, 2014

The Christmas Countdown continues with fun gift ideas from both end of the budget! I LOVE this concept.. it’s art and it’s personal! DNA11 is a super cool company that takes your DNA, fingerprints or lip prints and turns it into art! Even better, it’s a Canadian company!

dna

How much fun would it be to stake out your side of the bed with a DNA print?

Check out the company online — HERE 

 

On to the other side of the budget, but still a spectacular gift!

I recently discovered Oh! The Post. Based out of Kelowna Laura turns postage stamps of the past into jewelry. Pendants and ear rings that feature stamps from around the world and across the ages! You can even specify a country and year which Laura with cross check and show you what is available!

stamp artCheck out her Etsy store for many many many ideas and get some serious shopping done!

 

In the name of the selfie

August 13, 2014

In light of all the mental health talk that is going around as people try to wrap their minds around the death of Robin Williams, I took stock of my own metal health to determine where I was standing and if I needed to reach out for some assistance.

The list is fairly extensive but all in all I am doing pretty good with an excellent support system when things go sideways.

Yet, something did stand out.

Something that has been nibbling away in the back of my mind like an evil rat with an eye patch (much different then the cute mouse ala Ralph and the Motorcycle) with reflection I thought addressing it in this blog for the wonderful blogspere to consume and ponder might be a good thing.

First off. I like selfies.

I pretty much love them.

I enjoy seeing your smiling face in different places with different friends doing random things. I like seeing your new shoes and what you had for lunch, I even enjoy the odd fitness selfie when you are working your tail off and proud of your determination and effort.

On that note I myself like to take selfies of day to day life and post them with the spirit in which I enjoy other people’s. I’m not talking an overload of of a dozen a day.. usually one or two daily depending on what’s going on.

At least that was my old fun.

Until SHE came along.

SHE was snippy on the station FB page about a few things.. and turned attention to my selfie habit and said something rude, condescending and generally uncalled for. I dealt with the negativity but rationalizing her behaviour as; SHE is having a bad day, SHE is unhappy with her life, SHE needs someone to snipe at otherwise SHE would have to look at her own life and take stock, SHE can’t get past her own ego.

I thought I had moved on.

The other day someone (that I don’t know that well) said to me; “I miss your pictures on the FaceBook page and instagram, they always made me smile, why did you stop?”

WHOA.

One nasty little SHE had gleefully snuck in and made my behaviour change, and SHE made it change instantly!  Yet I mulled over this positive comment for days before deciding that I would once again embrace my fun loving selfie ways.

Negitive comment = instant change in a behaviour I have no problem with.

Postive comment = slow thought and consideration before going back to something I never had a problem with.

REALLY!?!?!?!?!

That is just not right. So to that special SHE that apparently had some power over me, I will take that power back thank you very much.

Return of the Selfie

#selfie #nomakeup #strong #fun #free #lovelife #keepthemcoming #Kelownagirl #getoveryourself

Find more photo fun by following my instagram account! HERE

When the going gets tough the tough…

March 16, 2014

The tough make sure they have fabulous hair! 

It’s one of the simple things you can do when you are feeling blue, need a change, or a confidence boost.

It’s amazing. Great hair can save the day. Perhaps you are wearing “those” pants, the ones you are sure make your butt look misshapen, or you forgot to wear the lipstick you never go without, or you have been balling your eyes out over a break up and just want to stay at home under the covers. Having hair that rocks your world makes you feel like you are going to rock everyone else’s world, even on the worst day.

Having far too much fun!

Having far too much fun!

I have been blessed in this area. I think it’s because I really stink at styling my hair and learned early that I needed to find someone that I could trust with my mane and know that no matter what it would be fabulous. The extra shot of confidence that comes from great hair goes a long way when standing in front of an audience while MC’ing and event or introducing a band.

#1. Find a salon where EVERYONE is fabulous. That way if your regular stylist is off having a baby or on vacation you know you will still have the experience you are accustom to.  (Wendy Belanger the wonderful spirit behind Influence Salon has done an amazing job of this!)

#2. Make sure your stylist listen to you, but also make sure you listen to your stylist. They know what your hair can or can’t do. Trust me they want you to look fabulous because you are a walking billboard for their work.

#3. If you see someone that consistently has great looking hair, ask where they get it done and check out the salon to see if it would be for you.

The two things I get the most compliments on are my smile (thank you Dimension Dentistry ~ ) and my hair (Thank you Influence Salon) and I would highly suggest you check both those wonderful establishments out!

 

 

Day 23 ~ 24 Countdown to Christmas of my Favourite Things

December 24, 2013

Day 23

I am a big fan of “fake it till you make it” sometimes you just need to try to keep yourself in a good frame of mind.. this hoodie should help, plus it will make people around you smile as well!

happyhoodie

 

It also happens to be 30% off. Check out all the great products at Peace Love World!

 

Day 24

Wow. There is so much here that is awesome! The Photojojo store has everything from jewellery to phone accessories and mugs!

mug lense

 

Day 19 ~ Christmas Countdown of my Favourite Things

December 21, 2013

I can honestly say that I never in a million years would think I was excited about something from American Apparel. Generally speaking it is not a store that is geared towards my age group or body shape. But these Principle 6 t.shirts are simply awesome.

From the webpage:

The Principle 6 Campaign takes it’s name from the entry of the Olympic charter which states “the practice of sport is a human right”. As part of the P6 Campaign, American Apparel has teamed up with Athlete Ally andAll Out in protesting LGBT discrimination at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. It’s with great pride that we stand alongside Athlete Ally and All Out by offering this line of items. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the clothing line will support the Principle 6 campaign and other human rights and LGBT advocacy groups in Russia fighting discrimination and anti-gay laws.

So.

I love that.

Added bonus.

As a woman in a traditionally male sport I get very frustrated at the “hey look, a girl is doing better than you, you should step up your game” mentality.

This is what has me steaming today;

girlworkout

 

Really? REALLY?!? Ugh.

How about…

The awkward moment when the person next to you is unexpectedly killing you on the same work out based on your outdated stereotyping tendencies.

But enough of that.

Here is the T.shirt I love.

You can also get a crop top and hoodie, but you can only get them from the online store.

Principle-6_American-Apparel

Buy yours today ~ HERE

 

 

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