Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WTF Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! This week all of my WTF moments are coming to you in picture form. My peepers have witnessed a lot of WTF worthy stuff since the last post so let's jump right into it:

- So this looks like your run-of-the-mill trailer right? Of course it does. And yes, it is perfectly normal to have said trailer parked on the road in front of your house. But, is it normal to sleep in this trailer at night, on a suburban street, when you live just a few feet from it? I only realized someone was sleeping in it because I walked by at 6:45 a.m. and heard a man telling a growling dog (that was also sleeping there) to be quiet.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Banana Chocolate Muffins...with Coffee #HavaJava

Banana Chocolate Muffins with Single Jo Coffee Recipe

When I think of summer I always think "busy." Yes, we are all familiar with the phrase "lazy summer days," but for Canadians like me we only get a short amount of time with this warm weather and we want to maximize it. This means we pack in as much summer fun as we can - road trips, beach days, sitting by the pool, finding great hiking trails and picnic spots and just enjoying the summer sun.

That is precisely why I am sharing this easy, quick and delicious Banana Chocolate Muffin recipe! These muffins are perfect to pack on the go and the added coffee gives you a little extra energy. What's great about this recipe is that it can be easily customized. You can substitute the whole wheat flour for white flour or even a gluten free flour like almond flour. Add a few scoops of your favourite protein powder in the mix to keep you feeling fuller longer. Remove the chocolate chips and add cacao nibs or another healthier alternative. This recipe makes approximately twenty muffins.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Trace's Adventures in Dating: I Liked The Online Guy Better

Editor's Note: Since Catherine is living the life of luxury right now on a cruise ship (and hopefully creating some good Adventures in Dating moments!), I am taking over this week and sharing a story out of my dating vault.

He was not the typical guy I would go for. In the looks department, he kind of resembled Ron Weasley, so let's call him Ron for the remainder of the story. As you may have learned from viewing my own dating profile last week, I love to add in bits of humour and wit where I can. Well, Ron, made up for what he lacked in looks with his quick wit. I liked that, despite the fact that he maybe wasn't my type.

Ron and I started off with texting before we had our first date. Our back and forth banter had me in complete stitches.  I was glued to my phone and texted Ron non-stop for a week. Come to think of it, Ron was the only guy I ever gave my number to before we actually met in real life. I was kind of glad I did though, because through texting it seemed like we knew each other already and that our first date would be a breeze.

Ron was kind enough to meet me at a Starbucks in walking distance from my apartment. I remember walking to the date and being completely excited. I had visions of us laughing and talking for hours while annoyed baristas swept around our feet as they tried to close the shop for the night. Spoiler alert: This is not how our first (and last) date went down.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Update Your Wardrobe with a $300 H&M Gift Card Giveaway!

Organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

I can honestly say that half of my closet is filled with clothes and accessories from H&M. I love that they are always on top of the fashion game but keep prices affordable so we can try the latest trend without breaking the bank. That's why when the opportunity to join in on this $300 H&M Gift Card giveaway presented itself, I jumped at the chance. One lucky reader will have the chance to shop till they drop with a $300 H&M gift card… and it just might be you.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How Much is That Louis in the Window?

It all happened so quickly. One minute I'm driving and the next minute I'm spotting a Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Stephen Sprouse Pink Graffiti Speedy (say that ten times fast) in the window of a small boutique. Somehow I managed to avoid getting in an accident (thank you designer label gods!), and made a mental note of the shop so I could stop in at a later date.

Last week I finally was able to pay a visit Clothes Encounters of a Second Time, the consignment shop (with the pretty epic moniker) where I spotted the Louis Vuitton purse. Much to my dismay, the Louis had quickly sold, but lucky for me there were lots of other designer pieces for me to admire.

Immediately entering the shop, I was greeted with a smile and warm welcome by shop owner, Monique Dugas. The boutique itself is neatly laid out with designer goods lining the walls and shelves. Amid the dresses, shoes, handbags and scarves are inspirational sayings posted on the walls and above change room doors. The store is inviting and quaint, but packs a giant designer punch. From Prada handbags, to Fendi boots, there is truly something for every designer lover and each trip provides an exciting designer treasure hunt for the customer.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Trace's Adventures in Dating: The Dos & Don'ts of Creating an Online Dating Profile

If you've followed Cat and I on our dating adventures, you will know that both her and I have been on a roller coaster of dates. From Jake Gyllenhaal look-a-likes to men penning mouse themed novels, we have seen it all and brought you alone for the ride.

Whether the men were found on Tinder, Plenty of Fish or some other aptly-named dating site, the key to us nabbing all these horrific first dates was a solid dating profile.

Luckily for both you and me, I was able to pull up a now defunct Plenty of Fish profile of mine to help me illustrate what works and doesn't work when it comes to building an online dating profile.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WTF Wednesday

After the last WTF Wednesday post, where I had so many readers share their own stories, I was determined to seek out all the WTF moments I could! Lucky for both us, it was fairly simple and I have a lot to share this week. Let's not waste any time and start with the reader comments of the week:

"I was sitting on a patio eating lunch with a friend and a woman pulls up and parks and she's got TWO parking tickets on her windshield that she is clearly ignoring. They were bright yellow and were there when she drove into the spot. The woman parks her car and goes into the office building nearby. Suddenly her car starts ROLLING BACKWARDS by itself and hits a cab. The cabbie comes out yelling, but no one is in the car so the cab tries to move, but the car starts to roll again so he MUST stay put or the car will roll right into the intersection! Then we left, sadly, Crazy."