Last week I held my first giveaway, and received 63 entries! I was so excited to receive so many, so I decided to not only offer the main prize, but also two runner-up prizes!
The First Prize goes to:
Heather from Life Abroad, who said:
The most chic thing in my life is my new Armani trench coat!
The Second & Third Prizes
which are yet to be determined
Katy M, who said:
The most chic think in my life right now is my dining room table and chairs. I just love them! The table is a simple birch table with a stainless steel line running around the bottom of the table top and I have six modern molded chairs that sit around it. It’s just perfect for entertaining.
and Pam, who said:
My new house!
A huge congratulations to all the winners!
I can’t wait to do my next giveaway when I reach 100 followers!
Since I'm sitting here on a Friday night watching crap TV, I figured I might as well do this meme I found on Delightfully Inappropriate. J had a horrible day, came home, drank some beer, ate some pizza, and said he was 'just lying down for a bit', which I knew would turn into him falling asleep (snoring loudly, I might add), while I put on a movie and am still not tired. Anyway, totally do this if you have time or if you're bored because it's very highly amusing. To me, at least!
The rules are….
1. Put your iTunes (or other Music Player) on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
We hear this phrase in relation to almost every aspect of life – decor, fashion, life – as in: have one or two main focal points in a room, pare down your accessories, get rid of that clutter to live clearly. This version of Less is More pertains to a slightly more superficial matter, but not one that should ever be overlooked – I’m talking about the makeup on our faces.
I grew up always wearing makeup, I played with it since I was in the sixth grade. I started as many did, with the eyeliner, then mascara, and by the ninth grade I was a makeup pro. I always received compliments on my eye makeup, the way my skin looked and felt, and just how simply fabulous I looked. Eventually I had turned myself into the girl that wouldn’t go anywhere without a full face of makeup – from primer to blusher and every step in between. And it got tiring.
Sidenote: I should also explain that I suffer from big cheek face. Mandy Moore face. Picture it, big eyes, on a big head, with a big cheek ratio. And big lips. So I usually try to play up my eyes like crazy, and downplay my lips, while defining my cheekbones to make me look thinner.
I always played with my eye makeup, always tried to change up my look, but the time and effort it took to look so good? Not happening once I got pregnant and felt like crap constantly, not happening when you have a baby to take care of, and kinda happening when you have a toddler around, who occasionally asks you to dust her face with “makeup sparkles”.
My main concern: what am I getting all made up for? I am doing laundry today. A trip to Walmart. Then back home. The end. Is it suitable for a twenty-something to be wearing smokey or cat-eye look at nine in the morning? In the suburbs?
Here in Canada this past weekend was a long one – known as May 2-4, or simply as Victoria Day weekend. Celebrating Queen Victoria, but more about young kids getting wasted at cottages, braving the cold and watching fireworks – it’s always cold on this long weekend, freezing, freezing cold!
Friday was spent baking a cake with Princess for her Grandma’s birthday on Saturday – it was a Betty Crocker delight! Rainbow cake, double layer, white frosting with rainbow bits in between layers and covered in chocolate frosting. It was then decorated with little scribblers to say ‘Happy Bday Grandma’ and Princess helped do squiggles all over the cake.
Saturday was the MiL’s birthday, we went out to a buffet restaurant for dinner – Tucker’s Marketplace, her choice – which was actually really good. I hadn’t been there for a while and it was surprising to see all the yummy stuff on the menu – like steak! Princess also loves buffets because she gets to walk around and pick everything she likes – like pizza, spaghetti, garlic bread, and mashed potatoes all on one plate! We ate the cake last night which was so sweet but still yummy – I prefer my cakes on the semi-sweet side, but this was Betty Crocker style – beggars can’t be choosers!
Sunday J & I took Princess to Canada’s Wonderland, which is a huge amusement park and one of my personal favourite places to go – I love rollercoasters! We took Princess on two actual rollercoasters and she was so excited but terrified at the same time! I thought for sure we had scared the crap out of her and it would turn out bad, but she simply screamed ‘Again! Again!’ as soon as we were done. My kid’s not a wimp!
Yesterday J took us out for brunch at Marche Movenpick in downtown Toronto, Princess got pizza again and we spent the day at the park and just relaxed. It was a lot of fun, especially ending my night with wings and beer at the pub – it was our final day of eating bad before the big diet we have decided to go on!
Then this morning, on this bright and shiny Tuesday, J & I got in a huge fight, I didn’t go into work with him like I was supposed to, and the sitter just called saying Princess has a bad fever. J thinks it was a blessing in disguise that we fought so I could go get Princess and take care of her today, I think he’s still stupid. I hold grudges sometimes, sshhhhh.
So I’m on my way to go pick up a sick little kid, watch movies with her all day and cuddle.
Love changes you.
A bold statement, right? It could change you for the better and sometimes for the worse. We’ve all seen the horrifying made-for-TV movies where the woman bizarrely sticks by her abusive-alcoholic-junkie boyfriend because she loves him, but I’m not even thinking of a change that extreme.
There are times where we feel love changes us for the better, where we feel uplifted, we feel we can see things in a different light because we are in love. This love has made us a better person. Love has brought us a hope that we had never felt or seen before, love has made us happier, showed us how to make others happier.
Love can also change us into a crazy psychotic closed-up bitch who gets pissed when her boyfriend goes out to a bachelor party where there is actually no stripper but we’re still pissed because he’s going to get drunk and we’re having a family day the next day and you don’t want to deal with his sissy hangovers while dealing with a toddler at an amusement park.
This week one lucky winner will receive their very own copy of ‘Colin Cowie Chic: The Guide to Life As It Should Be’. You may ask, who’s Colin Cowie? He’s an entertaining guru, he does parties for Oprah and Elton John, he does amazing weddings, and now he’s written a book about how to live life in the chic lane – including chapters on personal chicness and how to entertain fearlessly!
How do I win this fabulous book?
1 Answer the question in the comments : What is the most chic thing in your life? (1 entry)
2 Be a follower of this site and let me know in the comment. (1 entry)
3 Post this giveaway on your blog! Please put the url of the post in your comment! (1 entry)
4 Put the button below on your blog and link back to this page! Let me know if you have in the comments! (1 entry)
What is the most chic thing in your life?