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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cut & Paste Tuesdays

Nothing like the feeling of dancing in a kitchen and being surrounded by love


XO
M

Monday, May 30, 2011

Love Token 101: Country Lovin

Created By Esty Artist pixelcloud

I have been getting back into full swing of some country loving music. I have phases...

Watching American Idol can do that to you I guess!

My favourite reality shows are talent ones!!
Love em Love em Love em

So You Think You Can Dance is like a happy-place drug for me...but that is a WHOLE other token :)

Back to the point, really I just like some GOOD music no matter what type!

Some country songs in heavy rotation....

Carrie Underwood: Flat on The Floor
Oldie but a Goodie!

The Band Perry: If I Die Young
This whole album has been on HEAVY rotation since I got it on Friday - sooo good!

Give In To Me
This is the Faith Hill version but the movie version from Country Strong is great too!
Thanks Robyn  for the soundtrack album suggestion - loving it!

Patty Griffin: Top of the World
Thank you Dixie Chicks for making me love and respect Patty Griffin's music as much as you all do!

I hope the weekend was kind to you and the upcoming week keeps a bounce in your step and a smile on your face


XO
M

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Love Token 100: Etsy Treasury

My love affair with Etsy started Winter 2009.

Planning for my wedding formed this beautiful friendship

Ever since then I have been hooked and in love with the variety and talent that comes for this online portal of heavenly delights.

My latest obsession with Etsy is window shopping via their Treasury Galleries...so fun and yet so addicting!





xo
M

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Believe in the Choice

Obtained via: Here

XO
M

Cut & Paste Tuesdays

I am starting to notice a pattern of sun, beach and ocean in my cut & pastes.
Just going to go with it!
I AM a water sign afterall ;)

Enjoy!


Obtained via: Inspire

XO
M

Friday, May 20, 2011

Love Token 99: Gold Glitter

For the long weekend I am rocking some gold glitter nails because it is just too FUN.

OPI has a polish out called "Glow Up Already"


xo
M

Love Token 98: Only Happy In The Sun




It is no surprise that I have had a long love affair with the sun, so much so that it is forever inked on my body (way before it became "that type of tattoo").

I was reminded of this fabulous song last night in my yoga class....three of my loves colliding

Yoga
+
Ben Harper
+
Sun

I hope you all enjoy your 2011 long weekend and are able to soak up the warm and loving embrace of the sun.


TGIF!

XO
M

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Love Token 97: New Love

THANK YOU Vicky for introducing me to MY NEW favourite blog Inspire.
It has the perfect combination of inspirational imagery (fashion,decor,beauty) and quotations.
Here are some of the BAZILLION posts from this tumblr blog that I really love










Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Love Token 96: iLoVE oLiVE iLoVE oLiVE

What is on the menu for today's lunch...umm how about a side of delicious blue cheese stuffed olives.
Whether in a martini, a caesar or just on it's own, I LOVE OLIVES.







YUM

XO
M

Change is Good

Love this, so true.

I really wish the world and it's incumbents were less narcissistic.

What satisfies the soul doesn't always necessarily equate to satisfaction around oneself.

Obtained via: Here

XO
M

Cut & Paste Tuesdays

Sorry for the one day delay on this, but I was out of town ;)

Who wouldn't want to cut and paste themselves into this alter universe for today?


Obtained via: happiness-is

XO
M

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Girl Power

Be the change you wish to see in the world. 
-Gandhi

Love
This
Movement



Thanks to the hub for introducing this to me.

It is reality that we take for granted in the comfort of our homes, with hot running water, education,  and the belief in equality. 

Please watch this - don't think of it as one-sided, sexist or anything other than a contributing part of the human condition that needs ALL our help. 

Something I will invest my time and money in throughout my whole life. 

Empowerment
Helping
Loving



M

The Relief That Sighed

Fate has peculiar timing

When it is deemed to be yours or another’s

In less than a moment

A life can change

What seems routine today can be oblivious tomorrow

The present is a strange paradox of how you live, how you ought to live and how change can stake a fork in the road

One brief second

In one instant

Certain uncontrollable obstacles in place

To determine your fate …or mine

What was once mine, could have been no longer

What once was, could have been a past already being written

Life is kind, life is cruel, life is real

Life will pass you by if you let it

Take comfort in the inevitable

Like sand slipping through fingers, the chips will fall where they may

One gasping breath and the uncharted destination of the exhale

Enjoy now

Take solace in the confirmations of yesterday in all its bitter sweetness and realize tomorrow is undoubtedly unknown

As this is the dice we roll in the game of life

Love Token 95: Reminiscing

A Perfect Day!


xo
M


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cut & Paste Tuesdays

In my past blogs I have uploaded photos where I would like to cut and paste myself into for the day.

I am going to try to make this a weekly update.

My photo for today - sun, beach, ocean and books - a version of my utopia for sure.


Found on MatchBookMag

xo
M

Love Token 94: Young Love

"When I was young...I met this beautiful girl by the lake"
-What Dreams May Come


Do you remember your first young love (I mean reallll young)?



Mine was when I was 3 years old, we met in kinder-gymnastics class, he was older (1 year) and his name was *sigh* Max.

Seeing young love is so cute, it brings out the fairy tale romantics in us - that you can find your soul mate when you are young, it is just a matter of how early your paths cross.

What Dreams May Come is my all time favourite movie and it touches on the themes of young love, soul mates, the quest for love,  etc.

Anywhoo, I stumbled across this feel good "young love" video via TP's blog and it reminded me of my own young love and it made me smile....even though Max dumped me a few days later by sticking his tongue at me - ah well.

But before we grow up and face all the drama, the heart ache, the break-ups the rocky roads, there is well....

This


Enjoy taking a walk down memory lane - or just ENJOY!

xo
M

Monday, May 9, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Love Token 93 - I Am Not My Hair

I have never had a personal attachment to my hair.

Do not get me wrong, I love having nice looking hair but I have never been a "one-look" or what "suits me best type of girl".

I guess what I am saying, is that for some it can be a security blanket but for me it is not.

I like to experiment, try new things out and see what could look better and sometimes worse.

Risk and all.

As young as I can remember I have been doing my own hair, which I think my mom loved, less work for her.

I loved putting my hair in different updos, braids and accessories.
I enjoyed the versatility and creativity that hair let me have.

Up until the time I was about 7 or 8, my life long goal was to:
Go to Harvard and become the best hairdresser in the entire world
I ... loved .... hair.

In my young mind whatever you wanted to excel at (no matter the profession), you went to Harvard - duh!

As I grew up, my passion for hair never ceased but became more of a hobby due to a horrible life lesson in grade 8  that unfolded - and as great as I was at perhaps styling - cutting was not, nor ever would be my ahem "forte".

I have been pretty good to my hair over the past 5 years, little to no colour and getting regular trims...but the itch has surfaced and my boredom has led me to a lighter hue (for now) and lately I feel I want to chop it all off.

I am going to wait until post 30th birthday, but the time is coming.

I am not the girl who cries when locks fall on the floor of the salon, I actually take a huge sigh of relief, it is like shedding a coat for me.

It triggers change, revitalizes my energy source and is a great rush.

Some people jump out of planes, I just change my hair.

I have NO idea how this is going to look, this could end up being a great look or a lesson learned but thankfully my hair grows SUPER fast.

Of course the style I have been mulling around is now gaining steam it seems in hollywood but I still want to hold out until summer regardless.
Who knows I might even do a drastic colour change.

It is all about having fun, still looking classy and getting a cut that shapes and compliments your features but not being afraid to take that leap.

I am headin into a new decade in my life, so now is the time.

My love token today is embracing "Letting Go"

Wish me luck, because I may need it ;)


XO
M

Get Lost

Lose yourself, let go & embrace the unknown.

BUDDHA

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserves your love and affection