Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Lovely Lines!

So check it out, my friends started up this awesome new clothing brand and I am really proud of them.

I am sure they are going to do amazing but I really wanted to share them with you. If you get a chance check them out and be sure to buy something from their brand spanking new site. I would love to see an amazing amount of support for them and their new Brand.

The name is Lovely Lines and they are a clothing company based out of Ontario, Canada. The guys that own it are a part of Moira Darling (Remember them from this entry?) and they are making gorgeous high quality clothing. They were founded in 2011 and I am betting you will see this brand go huge before 2013 rolls around so get in while the gettin's good!

Check them out on Facebook here and visit their store here!

What's New?

Well I'll tell you, I have been working my little tail off. Marra has started her new job at loyalist and I will hopefully being applying to Fleming very shortly.

I'm also excited to announce that shortly I will be the proud big cousin to the newest addition to the McKinnon family, little Josie is due in like a week and I'm so stoked it's ridiculous. Although I have no desire of any sort to be trapped in the delivery room with my aunt. God knows I adore the woman and she is one of my best friends but the profanity that is going to spill forth from her will probably be enough to make satan cringe. Her date to be induced is next Monday. I'm scrambling to get the day off from work but who knows if I'll actually get it.

I have been baking up a storm this past weekend. I made mini apple pies in my muffin tin and I also made brownies and cinnamini buns (Get it? Tiny cinnamon buns so they are called cinnamini?! hahaha.) Everything turned out fantastic. I am thinking I am going to make some lemon cake this weekend but who knows.

I sent off an email to my landlords today giving them notice that I am filing to the Landlord & Tenant Board. I have had enough of the shitty ass condition that my apartment is in. Marra and I both decided this morning that enough is enough. I have moldy ceilings and no rent receipts for anything. I am so peeved that they keep promising that they will fix everything and never do. Literally we have been told again and again that it will be there to fix it. They even came by once with a camera and took NO pictures. WTF?! It's just not worth my time to fight with them anymore.

In other news, I am thinking about heading to the mall this weekend and pick myself up some new underwear and clothing. Now that Marra has her new job I will have lots more to spend and plenty more to play with as far as money goes. I need a new pair of shoes and at least a few more pretty things to wear. Once spring really rolls around I will be grabbing up a tonne of new dresses to wear and even more shorts. This summer I plan to start looking amazing.

I've also made plans to go to Palmer, Moose's and Rosie's this year if I get my bike. I am also going to go exploring different cities this summer and I want to make a few trips to Ottawa to scout out some new places for when I move up there. I figure if I make a few trips up there I will have a chance to set down some roots and make some friends. That way if Marra decides not to come with me to Ottawa, I'll have a support system.

Anymawho, I am going to go and hang around at work some more! Cheers!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Beautiful Day :)

So today is absolutely wonderful, what a pain to be stuck indoors all day. I am happy to be on an hour of VTO so that I can at least get a little bit of sunshine in my day.

I have been entertaining myself by keeping busy. I have had a boy over, however I will not tell you who just yet. Other than that I have been tackling bills and economy issues. I believe by next year I will be looking at moving to Ottawa. There appears to be a lot more opportunity there and a much better college program.

In other news I have been doing a lot more cooking and baking. This weekend I am making another delicious pork roast that I swear has to be the size of my head and then we have a rack of ribs to cook up as well. In other words, my place is going to be fully engulfed in a delicious aroma this weekend.

All things considered, it's a great week. I also wanted to show you my work mug that I use for tea, you'll get a giggle out of it. :)

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

It's gorgeous out, haven't you noticed?!

Question; why are you in here reading a blog when you could be out in the glorious sunshine of spring?!

I am on an hour of VTO and I am sitting in the NON smoking section enjoying the fresh air.

That's right. You heard NON-SMOKING. I have essentially quit. I haven't had a cigarette since saturday and hadn't had one for a week before that. Just woke up and decided it was time to quit.

Yup. It's pretty awesome and I am so proud. Can't wait for a beautiful summer!


Cabbage Soup

​1 tablespoon vegetable oil​
1 onion, chopped​
1 pound smoked sausage, sliced​
3 cups water​
1 head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped​
3 carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced​
1 tomato
1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes​
1 carton chicken stock
salt to taste​
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tbsp italian seasoning
Pepper to taste
6 medium mushrooms sliced

Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the onion until lightly browned. Place sausage in the pot, and pour in water and broth. Mix in cabbage, carrots, celery, tomato, and crushed tomatoes. Season with salt, bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook at least 1 hour, until vegetables are tender.

Taco chicken!

1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1 large tomato
1 small onion
1/4 salt
2 tbsp taco seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese cubed
1 tsp italian seasoning
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp rosemary spice

You can also add some italian dressing as well.

Pour the mixture over chicken in a casserole dish, cover and bake at 375 for approx 1/2 hour. Serve with some of the juices poured over the chicken.