Monday, November 23, 2015

What's in My Bag? v.5

I recently downsized from my giant Coach bag into an Osgoode Marley Kelly Zip-Top Organizer. This meant that I had to remove some stuff that I carry, but I was still able to keep quite a bit of it because this bag may be smaller, but it has a lot of pockets!

I should have taken some pictures of what the pockets look like, but I'll try to describe them.

The front double zipper part is now my wallet. It has three phone-size pockets and five card size pockets, so I use those in addition to a Vera Bradley ID case to hold cards, cash, coupons, etc.

The next pocket has a magnetic closure, and it holds a small journal, star stickers, and a Luna bar. This is where I usually put my headphones as well, and my iPod will either go here or with my phone in the main section.

The main section has a zip top and has a zip pocket, three drop pockets, two writing utensil holders, and a lobster claw for a key. That main space holds lotion and keys (personal + motel), and often my phone and iPod. The zip pocket holds bandages and hair ties, while the drop pockets have gum, a mirror, my nametag for the Y, hand sanitizer, lip balm (this is my new favorite), and peppermint and lavender oils. I also stash a pen in here.

There's also a zip pocket on the back, but I don't currently have anything in there.

I am so glad that I finally have a leather crossbody purse like I have been wanting for a while! It was so annoying to carry around my other giant bag, and while I liked my Vera Bradley Hipster, I just often thought that it was too bright with the rest of my clothes. Osgoode Marley seems to have a lot of quality products, and I am thankful that the wonderful woman at Hide Side in Fish Creek showed them to me!


What's in My Bag? {Part One}
What's in My Bag? {Part Two}
What's in my bag?
What's in My Purse? {with the Circle}

this is not a sponsored post. I'm just sharing some of my new favorite things.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

46/52 :: 2015

intros are hard and I don't know what to write, so here are some pictures.

Thursday 12 November // day three hundred sixteen :: where I stand, featuring my new purse.

Friday 13 November // day three hundred seventeen :: working on a what's in my bag post.

Saturday 14 November // day three hundred eighteen :: a favorite piece in my bedroom.

Sunday 15 November // day three hundred nineteen :: while I was at work, I realized that I forgot to take a picture before I left! so here is a picture from the evening of my sugar skull wreath. (:

Monday 16 November // day three hundred twenty :: Luna got waxed and cleaned on Thursday and she looks so pretty!

Tuesday 17 November // day three hundred twenty-one :: a journal of lists and a journal of song lyrics.

Wednesday 18 November // day three hundred twenty-two :: I spied this oak leaf while I was sitting in my car finishing listening to a song before I went inside. anyway, I had to have the leaf for a photo.


Monday, November 16, 2015

NatureBox :: November 2015

Apparently I had a bit of a sweet tooth when I was picking out my snacks for this month!

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pretzels :: I had these for the first time in December, and I don't think that I am impressed with them as I was then. they're still good, but they don't seem as good as I remember them. I don't really care for chocolate covered pretzels (unless they're done right), but yogurt covered pretzels are a yes, and the blueberry flavor on these makes them special.

Next time you hit the trails with your friends, be sure to bring along this berry delicious treat! With no artificial ingredients, it has the slight tang from Greek yogurt and all the tasty sweetness of blueberries. Look for this snack in classic Greek yogurt as well as Strawberry!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Animal Cookies :: I had the vanilla ones last month, and these are just as good, but with a chocolate flavor, which makes them even better. I love the little farm animal shapes too. (: (I usually try to show a serving size for the pictures, but I got a little out of hand with this one because they are too cute.)

We started with a classic animal cookie and gave it an updated spin with premium ingredients including whole-wheat flour, cocoa powder and unsweetened chocolate. These perfectly chocolaty, perfectly crunchy Animal Cookies deliver the right amount of sweetness with a healthy dose of nostalgia.

Lemon Tea Biscuits :: I first had these back in May 2014, and they are just as cute, sweet, and delicious as I remember. they're so cute and little! these mini cookies have the perfect lemon tang cut with the buttery taste of shortbread.

It's 4:00pm and you're ready for afternoon tea. Or maybe it's only 10:00am and it's time for that pre-lunch pick-me-up. In either scenario, help yourself to these lightly lemony treats. They're decadent but they're bite-sized, so it's easy to portion them into snack-sized servings. Simply add them to your favorite scalloped saucer and serve them with a steaming cup of freshly-brewed green tea.

Cinnamon Yogurt Mini Grahams :: oh my gosh! I love these so much! the frosting that they are coated in reminds me of eating Cinnamon Toast Crunch when I was little!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with our Cinnamon Yogurt Mini Grahams. We started with classic graham crackers (in an irresistible mini size) and covered them with rich, creamy, slightly tangy yogurt coating. For a sweetly spiced finish, we sprinkled them with a dash of cinnamon.

Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Pops :: I can't say that I was too impressed with these... I guess I'm not a big fan of the dark chocolate that they use because it seems so bitter.

The classic taste of the holidays comes together in our Chocolate Peppermint Pretzel Pops. First we take small batches of bite-sized pretzels and coat them in rich dark chocolate. Before we add the peppermint, we let these little guys rest so they stay crisp and crunchy. A little bit sweet, a little bit salty, completely delicious.


Friday, November 13, 2015

around the web :: 13.11.2015

another Friday, another attempt at sharing some web links...

I updated my about page and it makes me happy. it had been over two years, so it was a bit outdated.

Kiki wrote a post about our shout-out society, and I love it.

There are illustrated Edgar Allan Poe books, and I want them. {Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness // Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Death and Dementia}

all those things they forget to tell you to buy.

I just bought a new purse, and I really like it. it's leather and classic, so it's going to last and it's just the right size and style.

I love me some Gwen Stefani.

these glittery tights are great! I like these better than the ones that I have because mine don't have sparkle on top of the feet.

my friend Rick Wood is a comedian who does a podcast called 15 Minutes every weekday. I finally started listening to it and I can't stop laughing.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

45/52 :: 2015

I'm still falling back into this normal schedule thing. it's less of a transition to go from mid-season to huge event to peak season than it is from peak season to event week to quiet season.

lots of dining room table shots this week, but I have some other ones I need to edit for some upcoming posts yet...

Thursday 5 November // day three hundred nine :: part of the mess on my dining room table. there is always at least one scarf. I really love that I could wear both of these at the same time and it wouldn't be too noticeable.

Friday 6 November // day three hundred ten :: starting to fill this journal with lists.

Saturday 7 November // day three hundred eleven :: a week-old unicorn. once last glimpse before it disappeared.

Sunday 8 November // day three hundred twelve :: it's always a joyous occasion when my NatureBox arrives! but it usually happens when I'm at work, so I don't look at it until the next day. (and that's a stack of preschool books because the lighting is best right there.)

Monday 9 November // day three hundred thirteen :: breakfast time.

Tuesday 10 November // day three hundred fourteen :: so in love with my new sunglasses! they fit my face so much better than my old Coach ones and I can see clearer in them too. (:

Wednesday 11 November // day three hundred fifteen :: leaving in the morning.

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