Monday, January 23, 2012

A quick update

Some outfits and some life as seen through my iPhone in the last little bit.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chicken and waffles, Beads and Mussels

Wednesday has become my Sunday an this Wednesday was awesome. I used the left over fried chicken from Chewies the night before to make chicken and waffles at home. Yum yum!

It was delicious. Not as good as the one at Two Chefs and a Table, which are my all time favourite, but good for at home.

After breakfast I took the puggle a walk in the sunshine and headed over to the Douglas Trading Post to look for beads and DIY supplies.

I had never been there before and man, the have a ton of beads. And everything was so cheap! I think I spent about an hour just looking at all the beads. Then I made these.

I also attempted to make a bracelet but it didn't work out the way I was hoping so I'm going to have to try again.

To top it all off we had our friend, Aimie over for dinner and my man made the most fabulous mussels!

I made us some sundaes for dessert. I found the idea for them on the blog Beautiful Mess. So good!

And here is a gratuitous puggle picture. I mean who doesn't like a cute puppy picture.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Ice Skating, Poutine and Southern Food

This Tuesday my man and I had the day off together and it was fantastic! Since I got my new position we no longer have weekends off together so it was great to spend the day with him.

First we went ice skating at the Robson rink. Something I have been trying to get to all winter. I'm not a huge fan of the cold so when it is here I try to do all the fun things while I wait for the sun to come back.

For those of you who don't know the Robson rink is under Robson street and I think it is one of Vancouver's hidden gems. Fully underrated. If you have your own skates it is free and they had a concession stand where you can grab some eats or a hot chocolate.

After skating we headed over to The Local for a couple beers and some poutine. I adore poutine! I could eat it everyday...if it wasn't bad for me.

Then for dinner we headed over to Chewies which is a new oyster bar with southern food. So good! If you haven't been there go, now! Tell them I sent you. We had the crab cakes, a couple oysters, BBQ prawns with cheesy grits, an fried chicken. I love fried chicken and waffles which they have on their brunch menu. I'll be back for that.

Then it was home to bed. All in all a great day!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Leopard and Red Hearts.

Yesterday for work I pulled out one of my favourite vintage dresses. I found this amazing leopard peplum dress at a vintage sale at Erin Templeton's store for $10 bucks. At the time I had no idea where or when I would wear it but I knew I had to have it.

Well I have worn it a ton of times. A few times to work, on a few dates and if the right friend was getting married I would wear it to a wedding.

Dress: Vintage
Belt: Vintage
Earrings: Le Chateau
Shoes: Payless

Yesterday I paired it with a red leather belt that has a heart shaped buckle that I got at a thrift store a few years back. Not even sure which one any more...but I do remember how excited I was to score such a fun belt.

Do you have any pieces that make you excited to wear them?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pizza party!

Last night my man and I had our first official dinner party in our new place. So much fun. Finally got to use our stainless steel banquet table that has been hanging on our wall for about a month now. Let me tell you it is HEAVY!!

Isn't it beautiful? My man though it up and it works as a piece of art and a great way to entertain. I love to entertain. I love getting the stuff, making food and appies, I love people coming over, talking, drinking wine. Everything!

Last night I made pizzas! One BBQ chicken and one shrimp and artichoke. They were awesome!

After a great meal filled with great conversions and lots of laughter it was time for the men to put the table back up on the wall. That was entertaining.

Followed by some more conversation and some after food napping.

And then it was off to sleep. Ahhh such a successful night and a great way to finish off my weekend.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Hi everybody! Hope everyone had an amazing New Year's Eve. I know I did! I had to work for a little bit but after working I went to Rodney's Oyster Bar with my man and two of our friends. It was a great way to ring in 2012.

My vintage dress I wore to work.

My man and I all dressed up.

Fresh raw scallops from Qualicum Bay.

Some wine....

So here is to a great new year! I think its going to be an amazing one!!