Sub~Chapters

Sorry, I know I’m going on and on...{Trust me future blogs will be shorter, funnier & have more variety...But, I feel like I need to set it all up for you in these early days, so you get to really know me, my lovely friends who will guest write and so the blog will be easier to follow...So, if your reading Pin Three that means you could follow the ramblings of what I envision the blog to be in Pin Two and y'all still interested...Now, I’m going to go into the Sub~Chapters and it probably will get weird for most of you...But if you’re up for it~ Read on...
So, as mentioned until I can snag a Blog Designer to help, these Sub-Chapters will be tagged for now with easy access to those that are interested in them...

SideNote:
As noted, I randomly switch topics and have SideNotes as I like to call them, to most stories or thoughts...You can ask my friends~ Numerous times in a conversation I'll be rambling on about something that makes me think of something else...Sometimes I’m so caught up in my “SideNotes” I don’t even remember the original story or conversation...So when I reference a SideNote: Plan to later read about it or get re-directed to another page to share in that story or thought...

For example, in an upcoming blog you will hear about a girls night out in which I really was a pure gem...Just a Ruby...Ruby is actually my drinking nickname given to me by my girlfriends, because after having a few glasses of red~ I like to  dance like it's my job and I’m known to spill everywhere...


My friends even gave me a sippycup to drink from..I actually quite enjoyed it...Really let loose on that dance floor when I have no fear of spilling my drink...Whole other level really...So, you will get to hear a few friend's take on this particular night...Really round out the story nicely for you...


ShoutOut:
I will feature ShoutOuts in the blog in different ways...I could do a ShoutOut asking for help...For example, I really am hoping a Blog Designer sees this little blog, kind of falls in love with it and wants to help me out and create it how I envision it...Or a ShoutOut could be to someone in my life that I want to thank or someone I admire or think is grand...


Q&Q:
Quarks & Quirks, everyone has them ~ It’s what really makes a person them, their own specialness really...And well, I got a few unique ones that drive Craig and I’m sure others buck wild...So, these will be sporadic little timbits about me,{if you’re not Canadian a timbit is a delicious, little bit-size donut, brilliant really...So I’ll be giving you little bit-size pieces of my quirkiness from time to time}...Here are just a few from the top of my head that really annoy Craig...I personally, think their charming...
 
I give most people I care about nicknames and I stick with it aggressively ~ Also here’s a perfectly good example of me SideNoting: A nickname blog will be another blog for another day...But trust me, I stick to a nickname once I give it...A few examples to prove my point:
At my lovely baby shower, the little Martha Stewart herself, host Nats, brilliantly asked everyone around the room to introduce themselves by the nickname I had given them...How brilliant is that!!!
Also, my Craig, goes by a completely different guy’s name stemming back from our first date when I told him he reminded me a bit of Doug Heffernan from the sitcom King of Queens...He signs cards to me, his birthday cake and our friends all call him Doug or Dougie...But, again another blog for another day...


So back to my Q&Q's:
·     I hate being wet...I like being in the water but after that the feeling of being wet trying to dry off...eek..I’m not a fan...
·     I won't eat or drink anything past an expiry date...Okay if I'm really honest even maybe a day or two before...I know it's wasteful & awful and I'm not even sure why I do it but this one really drives Craig crazy...

·     I dance around the house alone or with my kiddos on a regular basis with the music blasting...

·     After losing my father-in-law a few years ago, I now say a prayer or Sweet Jesus, every time I see or hear an ambulance ~ hoping whoever the ambulance is for is going to be okay...
·     Not only do I want to be on a prank show- I want to go on Amazing Race with Craig...I think we’d be great...At least how we interact would be funny for viewers...And i'm itching to have an adventure...You see before we moved to Craig's hometown we lived in Ireland and travelled all over Europe...We honeymoonedin Amsterdam & Prague...But haven’t since...well that’s a lie we went to beautiful Quebec City & Montreal...Which I highly recommend...But, we haven’t travelled since and I’m dying to see as much of the world as I possibly can...



Mummy~Hood: Oh the joys, the awe moments, the tiredness, the selflessness, the weird things your body goes through and the absolute happiness it all brings...This will be about me learning to be a mum ~ what I found helpful ~ about my pregnancies ~delivery for those who want to dive in deep, and the funny moments I have had so far with these beautiful, happy little souls I was blessed with..Noal & Reid...
 
 
This will also feature lovely Guest Bloggers who I literally have called hundreds of times and should be answering their phones with “Mummy Hotline”...I want the blog, to be a space in which I can freely share my thoughts on Mummy~Hood...A space, where I can share pics/videos of my little Bubba & SweetPea growing up instead of posting all over Facebook...Such a great tool, but I’m pretty sure the boys I had crushes on in Grade 6 {that would be Kevin Smith, Andrew Riach & Brent Golden in case they didn’t know} don’t really give two hoots if Noal is sitting up on his own...So, by doing this blog, it takes it off Facebook and puts it in this space where you can choose to look or read and not be bombarded with a pround mumma showing off her cubs~ I sensed I was getting on the annoying side of Mummy~Hood for many. So, I apologize, but it really does overwhelm you and I wanted a way to share my pride, happiness and love for Noal & Reid- So, now I am happy to have the space to do that on here...{Going to aim for this but in all reality I'm that annoying mumma who post everything on Facebook}


Sweet Jesus:
This is where I will share my views on God, Religion, Church & Spirituality...Throughout, the blog I will talk about my childhood and part of that is growing up in a church setting- My mum’s dad was a preacher, so I grew up on those values, and appreciate and respect them...But, I also was very curious & rebellious and needed to make it my own thing...So this Sub~Chapter will include me talking honestly about my struggle in figuring out who “God” is to me and how I view Faith, Hope or whatever you want to call it and what it now means to me...Also, you will note I say & write Sweet Jesus a lot...I am not trying to offend anyone or be disrespectful~ Honestly, I apologize if it bothers you but I say it when I mean it and it’s my way of referencing God in an everyday kind of way...To me that’s what it’s about- an everyday ShoutOut of thanks,a thought of hope for someone needing it and a Sweet Jesus here and there...




t5...
This is where I write t’s Tinsel Town TV Talk...I’m weirdly obsessed with shows...If you are my friend on Facebook you will notice and probably get annoyed that I comment regularly about shows- My girlfriends and I usually banter back & forth during a show like the Bachelor...Quite witty comments actually...
I do however, realize not everyone is interested in this type of stuff ~ but if you are, you can expect my own personal TV opinions about the following shows...Bachelor/ette, Nashville, Modern Family, American Idol, Carrie Diaries, Survivor, Revenge, Amazing Race, Up all Night, Big Brother, X-Factor, New Girl, Once Upon a Time, Mr.D and The Office...I pretty much have a full time job with all my shows...But, Sweet Jesus, I love em...Also, reruns I love: Seinfeld, Friends & King of Queens...Also, love pretty much any HGTV show...Wow it’s a alot when I write it all out...might I have a problem? I even asked Craig for a PVR as a wedding present and truly would have thought that to be romantic considering my love for tv...No such luck then or any holiday since until I took matters into my own hands when we moved...PVR is the best thing invented!!!
So t5 will also feature my ShoutOuts to some of My Favourite Tinsel Town Folk...People, I think are lovely or that I am curious about and that I truly think would be great at a BBQ...SideNote: Another blog for another day will tell you how I got Johnny Damon’s attention by telling him he’d be good at a BBQ & him loving it...

So here’s another ShoutOut example:


Spunky Perez,
I’ve been following you for years...Perez, if you’re reading this I find you innovated, creative & spunky...Love your sites and will be sharing it with others...You’re really inspiring and such a firecracker...

Also thought I’d share this amazing pup...He’s a Bugg {a Boston terrier~pugg mix} and the best dog to ever live...truly...



Thought he’d make a cute pic on your Teddy Hilton Page...

Love

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My Moments:
I could have a whole blog just about moments in my 30+ years of living...So, in this Sub~Chapter I will share moments in my life that were utterly ridiculous like learning to salsa dance with Ricky Martin, touching like singing to my grandma right before she passed away, embarrassing like accidently showing my nipple to a pharmacist, brilliant like living in numerous countries over the years, almost unbelievable like pretending to be a hairdresser & making enough money to travel around Austrailia, amazing like looking into Craig's eyes walking down the aisle to become his wife or holding my little babies for the first time and hilarious like constantly trying to prank my husband...Trust me friends, I constantly think I am being on a prank show because things I get myself into, or situations I am in...However, I would also like to note at this time to the friends in my life...I will always ask for your input if I am writing a blog that includes you & if you don’t want it published it dies there...Also note, that I have a “vault” with a lot of people...I truly believe people can let their guard down and be honest with me and that is very important to me...Therefore, I want them to know that I would never, ever share any details of anything they have shared in the "vault"  or that is important to them...The blog will always just be stories about my views of things- never about personal information regarding my family or friends...



Hubs:
ahh my heart...


When I first told Craig I was started a blog he had no idea really what it even was and just mentioned that he didn’t want to be in it...Little did he know he’d get his own Sub~Chapter... But, honestly how can I write about my brilliant life without showcasing my adorable husband...I really am a lucky girl...

what to wear ~ what to wear:
In this Sub~Chapter you will find pictures from me and my Guest Bloggers on different outfits we’ve put together...This will be a fun take on ideas, styles and photos of outfits we find on Pinterest and then our take on them with what we already have in our closets...   

                                                                        


Cheft t...
I constantly am telling people what a Chef, Craig is...Except I say Chef with a t ~so Cheft~ and Craig makes fun of me every single time...So this Sub~Chapter’s name seemed fitting as I am not a big fan of the cooking...when it’s my night for dinner it’s literally a can of beans and toast- It’s the Irish in me...But Craig,he’s no lie amazing...Truly he’s out of this world and loves doing it...I’m telling you ladies, I really did luck out big time with this guy...So, I will feature some of the Hubs meals in this Sub~Chapter and other Guest Bloggers...
But, I also need to roll up my sleeves and take a bit of an interest in cooking...Pinterest has already helped with getting me organized and I’ve tried a few things...But hopefully this Sub~Chapter will hold me accountable to try new things and note my progress... I will also be featuring in this Sub-Chapter the love~hate relationship I have with exercising, my insane binge eating, my love for the Border...that’s Taco Bell’s border...One of the reasons I got my first apartment was because it was Taco Bell Walkable...


Warning Blogs:
So, I have one more thing to note about the blog...My flaws, embarrassing moments, wrong decisions and awkward things I do and say will all be featured one day or one blog...So my mum, Aunt Tia, my mother- in-law and anyone else who doesn’t want to know it all~ here's a heads up now that my blog will feature at times, dramatic moments when I got too drunk, got arrested for being in a protest rally, wore leather pants & danced with Ricki Martin’s tour dancers, used friends as witnesses in articles I wrote for a city newspaper, and kissed boys I shouldn’t have... Anyways, those who wish to skip any of these types of stories, be advised that I will put a warning if there is a blog you shouldn't read...


And those that wish to read it all...Please “No Judging”....On this note I would like to state the 3 things I preach, ok 4 things, I preach in life...


One: “No Judging”
Maybe it’s growing up in the church and feeling so much judgement being passed- But whatever, the reason I try and live my life and “preach” this philosophy constantly...You will hear me say “No Judging” whether I’m in a board meeting with Directors or ordering a hamburger with extra mayo and a side poutine...My friends joke that it’s going to be Noal’s first words and that when he goes to daycare he’s going to be telling the other little kiddos, “No Judging”...But I truly think the world would be more tolerate if we all lived by this and realized what works for one person might not for another- One person's happiness or beliefs is & should be different from another's...that's what makes us all so special & unique- there is so much beauty in that...



 Pin Three: Its helped me live a better life that’s for sure...And it is one of the Four things I live by...




Two:Love Regardless
I get enraged by people who don’t live this way...Truly enraged- Nothing bothers me more- If someone is judged, hurt, unloved, bullied, etc, because of their origin, sexual preference, race, or whatever makes them different, it angers me more than anything else...Love is love regardless and I am a huge activist in this...Ah dear Ellen ~ inspiring as always...



Three: One Life
I say this all the time, especially to Craig...It’s just, whenever I’m sappy, drunk or in a moment of true happiness I look at Craig and tell him...I truly believe it though and want to live my life with this mentality...


Four: Aretha
I preach Aretha Franklin-I’m originally from Windsor across from Detroit and maybe that’s what put the spunk in me ~ But regardless, I believe and try to empower gals I see who aren’t as confident, or independent or need to learn to stick up for themselves and the respect they deserve...I tell them to be more like “Aretha”...



So I may add Chapters or Sub~Chapters, as I continue writing and somedays I may write or share something just cause...but for the most part that’s what this blog will be about... So, dear readers {I’ve decided I’m going to call you friends...If my blog were a little less personal, to call you readers would be fine- But since I’m pouring it all out, you in your own way will see me as my close friends do...} so, dear friends, if you can follow my busy little mind and are still intrigued with reading this blog please do three things for me...

One: Please take what you can from the blog...A smile, a laugh, a little piece of happiness & make sure you come back...


Two: Please pass it on to those you think might enjoy or relate to it too...



Three: Please, always feel free to leave or send me your thoughts...I’d love to hear them...I’m so open to suggestions, ideas and changes to make the blog better for you, friends, reading it...

Cheers,







Credit: Photo of Noal & I- http://www.justinaphippen.com

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1 comment:

  1. Erica Takeshima10.3.12

    oh my goodness you had a crush on Andrew !!! ahahaahahah!!!!! ... i love that!!! so funny!! ... great Blog It's so adorably you

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