Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summer Eats and Treats

One of the best things about summer, is delicious fruits ^.^

Though another good thing would be this...


You don't agree?

Love you too.

xo T

PS. Did you read my A-Z survey yet? Hmmm?
Fill it out? DO IT!

Friday, July 26, 2013

A-Z...Get To Know Me!

Hey all! I've been seeing this little survey floating around as I've been catching up and I thought I'd give it a go~!

A. Attached or Single?
Attached! Very attached. Basically as attached as a person can be.

B. Best Friend?
Well...Scott is my very best friend :) And I'm so happy I can have him in my life.
I do have other really good (best) friends as well.

C. Cake or Pie?
As much as I love a good hot apple pie, I love cake more.
Especially ice cream cake ;)

D. Day of Choice?
Saturday or Sunday. Basically a weekend day will do ;)

E. Essential Item?
Hmm...my snuggle pillow (yes, I have one) and maybe my iPad...

F. Favorite Color?
I love all colors...but Green is my favorite for the past few years.

G. Gummy Bears or Worms?
Worms! As long as they have the sour sugary goodness on the outside.
If no sugar...neither.
PS. Pink/Blue ones are the best.

H. Home Town?
Technically Picture Butte...but I grew up on a farm.

I. Favorite Indulgence?
Please...Ice Cream. But indulgence seems too strong for that (in my eyes).
Lets go with Cheesecake...seems more indulgencey to me.

J. January or July?
July! I'm a Summer girl all the way! New Year's are nothing special...neither is snow.

K. Kids?
Perhaps some day...not yet!

L. Life isn't complete without?
Ice Cream (oh jeez), and kittens :D

M. Marriage Date?
July 14, 2012
Just over a year ago!

N. Number of brothers/sisters?
3 brothers/6 sisters

O. Oranges or Apples?
I love both...a LOT!
But I like the crunch of apples...plus they're good vehicles for getting the Maple Almond Butter to my belly ;)

P. Phobias?
Spiders, annnnnd Moth's...most bugs actually.
Also the unknown...what will the future hold?!

Q. Quotes?
"There is no charge for awesomeness, or attractiveness"
-Kung Fu Panda

R. Reason's to Smile?
Would you hate me if I said ice cream? :X
Watermelon also makes me smile, and Scott, and kittens, and puppies, and a good workout :D

S. Season of Choice?
Summer. 'Nuff said.

T. Tag 5 People.
Not entirely sure who all has done this...but I'll tag...
1. Caitlyn from Chasing Chels
2. Nani from Don't Ask...
3. Amber from The Palmer Family in Boston
4. Holly from under our bumbershoot...
5. Mel from Stronach's Happily Ever After

PS. Consider yourselves lucky, I made it easy so you can copy and paste the list from the bottom...you're welcome ;)

U. Unknown fact about me?
Hmm... I try not to be very emotional and generally try to keep myself from crying.
This, in turn, leads to me BAWLING over basically nothing at some point in the future.
Awesome, hey?

V. Vegetable?
Carrots and Celery. They're my faves :)
NO...CORN! Yup, Corn.

W. Worst Habit?
I'm very lazy with cooking. Most of the time, I'm perfectly content with either cereal, oatmeal or just snacking in general...

X. X-ray or Ultrasound?
What does this even mean? Which would I prefer to get?
I've never had an Ultrasound and I've had 2 X-ray's in my life.
Not sure about Ultrasound...but X-ray's aren't so bad?

Y. Your Favorite Food?
Well...technically ice cream. But I also LOVE fruit, and most chicken dishes ;)

Z. Zodiac Sign?

Hope you enjoyed and feel free to fill it out yourself. (Please do!)

Leave a comment...choose at least one letter and tell me about you!
If you're unsure of which one to pick, maybe use your first letter from one or all of your names!
(If it's T, say favorite type of flower or something) ;) 

Love you too.

xo T

(for all those who want it...)

A. Attached or Single?
B. Best Friend?
C. Cake or Pie?
D. Day of Choice?
E. Essential Item?
F. Favorite Color?
G. Gummy Bears or Worms?
H. Home Town?
I. Favorite Indulgence?
J. January or July?
K. Kids?
L. Life isn't complete without?
M. Marriage Date?
N. Number of brothers/sisters?
O. Oranges or Apples?
P. Phobias?
Q. Quotes?
R. Reason's to Smile?
S. Season of Choice?
T. Tag 5 People.
U. Unknown fact about me?
V. Vegetable?
W. Worst Habit?
X. X-ray or Ultrasound?
Y. Your Favorite Food?
Z. Zodiac Sign?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blog...you deserve better than this!

Woah. Life got away from me again. I got caught up in things and put the blog on the backburner...yet again.

Isn't that alright?
Well sure! It's alright sometimes...but I just got lazy with it and have been focusing on a few other things.
Not necessarily a warranted  neglect. Sorry!!

Good to be back though!

Forgive me?

I've been trying to get caught up on all you fine folk's blogs out there!I love hearing about your lives and I've been missing you!

Don't worry, I know you missed me too.

Where was I last time?
Ah yes! I was talking about goodies that I love getting from the US of A, Justin's Almond Butter's in particular.

Have you tried them?
Well you should!

SO, as I mentioned in the last blog...I happened to try the Maple flavor and I FELL IN LOVE. No joke.
Definitely delicious, especially with apple slices ;)

If you read my last post, you'd know I just could NOT resist getting me some more ASAP so I placed an order (on Tuesday night) and it wasn't even TOO expensive!
Thursday, early afternoon, my sweet treat had arrived!!

It's just as delicious if not better ;)
Thanks iHerb, for satisfying my craving!
(Only thing I kind of forgot...there was a tax/duty to pay on arrival for shipping food across the border. BOO! Still worth it though...).
I have yet to try the Vanilla kind, I was just curious so I figured I may as well got a bottle of it as well!

Just nut butters?? What else?
No, that's not all (though it's a pretty big part).
Scott and I have also been working on making things more homey (not to be mistaken with homely) around here! Pictures and shelves and such...still a work in progress! I'll be sharing some soon if you wish ;)

Unfortunately, Scott will be having to go back to work pretty soon as well. :(
That's no fun...but alas, we knew it would be coming eventually!
I'm just lucky I got more time with him than was to be expected!

I've still been going to hot yoga...still loving it! And I even made a new friend. She's very nice and she's going to be getting married in just over a week - congratulations!

Still have 2 kittens...they're still cute, fuzzy and annoying.

Weather has been all kinds of CRAZY here! No more flooding (yet...), but it goes from hot and sunny one second, to crazy thunderstorms and hail the next. CALM DOWN!
(Though, because of all the rain is the reason Scott is still home... it's bittersweet I suppose).

I'm going to try getting blogs up more often, but I hope this will do for now :)

Love you too.

xo T

Have you been getting thunderstorms like crazy??
What're you up to this Summer?
Does life distract you sometimes?? ;)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I don't know if you knew this....but I'm a sweetsy person (one who likes sweets); especially chocolate, cereal, and well...ice cream.
I also like salty treats from time to time, but my heart lies with sweet things.

 As you know, Scott and I recently got back from Texas...and whenever I venture down to the States, I ALWAYS pick up a few goodies that we don't have here in Canada.
The US just always has more of a selection - not fair.

So I picked up a couple bags of Milky Way Simply Caramel (those are delish), some Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans (also tasty), a box of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch (yay!), and even a few nut butters.

 I read quite a few blogs of people who live somewhere in the US of A (I'm VERY behind though...sorry guys!), so I always see tasty treats they pick up from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods (organic type grocery stores).
The last couple times down South, I made it a priority to check out these places. Last year, I didn't make it to a Whole Foods but at Trader Joe's, we picked up some Cat Cookies, Cookie Butter and a few other things and it was very exciting for me to try them. (Yes, they were scrumptious). This year, we made it a priority to hit both places. We got one more container of Cat Cookies from TJ and there was a specific thing that I reeeaaaallly wanted from Whole Foods. Think Nut Butters...can you guess?

Ya, it was Justin's Almond Butters. I had heard nothing but good things about them, and I was so excited to FINALLY get my paws on some!
Now this WF didn't have a huge selection...so I just picked up what they had. A jar of Honey Almond Butter, jar of Chocolate Almond Butter and then a couple of the little squeeze packages of Maple Almond Butter to try (as they didn't have the jars). I left happy though, that I'd get to try these delicious things :D

So when I got back to Canada, I cracked open a little package of the Maple Almond Butter to have with an apple one day and WOW~! It was good! :3 So flavorful!
About a week later, I needed to have the other one...I couldn't save it any longer. AND it was just as delicious.
But then... my 2 little Maple Almond Butter packs...were gone :'(

A few days later, I decided to crack into my Honey Almond Butter to see how it compared....and although it was tasty, it just didn't quite compare with the Maple.

So what's a Trudy to do?
Wait until the next trip South in hopes of finding some more?
Make a friend who will send me my fix over the border?
Just give up and move on?

OR...look online and order some? ;)

My 2 jars and a 10 little packages will be here 2-6 days - YAY!

If you haven't tried, I'd HIGHLY recommend ;)

Have you tried Justin's? Favorite flavor?
Do you pick up different foods/treats/products when you visit different places??

Love you too.

xo T

PS. All this talk of 'Maple kind' reminded me of this ridiculous video...have you seen it??


Sunday, July 14, 2013

It's been a whole year

About 3 years ago, I made the journey up to Calgary. Not long after, I met a fine fellow named Scott whom I quickly became good friends with. About a year later, we started dating and about 6 months after that...we were engaged! (Crazy, I know).
1 year ago today, July 14th 2012, Scott and I tied the knot! 

Is married life perfect?
No. But I didn't expect it to be either. Even relationships with best friends and family have their rocky moments. 

Was it worth it?
Yes. Married life is definitely an adventure with many ups and downs (yes, like a roller coaster and all that jazz) but it's fun!
I love having Scott around and I still miss him whenever he's gone. 

So here's to us...but especially, here's to Scott!
I'm so happy I could meet you and marry you because you're my best friend. :D

You can always make me laugh...love you :)!!

Love you too  

xo T

PS. Happy approximate George's 1st Birthday as well!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hurts so good.

You know how I went to hot yoga (after 2 and a half weeks of no yoga) and all was just fine and dandy?
Well, sure it was fine DURING, but later that evening and the next day...I was SORE!
Good sore...but sore nonetheless.

You know what also happened yesterday?
Tammy, Conner and Tyler (family from Texas) flew in.
They just missed us TOO much ;)
SO, we picked them up and then we headed to the Stampede! (Calgary's rodeo/exhibition/fair/etc)
Not only was it HOT, it was CRAZY BUSY! I'm pretty sure it was Kids Day...greaaat -.-
But we still had a lot of fun!
. . .Fun rides (though we didn't get to do as many as we'd like because the lines were all crazy like)
. . .Deliciously horrible foods (fried bread, deep fried oreos, pineapple whip, poutine, root beer, and LOTS of lemonade)
. . .Exploring the stands of things for sale and buying a few things :D
. . .Discovering there's now a new model of Vitamix (7500) that just came out that's not only more conveniently sized and powerful, but also more quiet. DANG IT!
. . .Getting a little bit burnt even though I'd just been in Texas for 2 weeks. Though I guess it's my own fault for not putting any sunscreen on, PLUS it was a long day. And Scott was more burnt than me ;) Poor Scotty.

Here's a few things from Stampede from 2011 and 2012.
Anyways...FUN TIMES! Thanks guys for hanging out with us! Have fun in Lethbridge ;)

Today I got to come into work...that's never fun after time off. But I guess it's nice to make a little money after vacation. Needless-to-say, getting up at 5:30 and going to hot yoga after almost 3 weeks of waking up at my leisure... just DID NOT happen. Oh well!

Do you have a local rodeo/fair?
Have/are you going??

Love you too.

xo T

PS. YES, I realize I should take my phone around with me and take more pictures...but generally, it just doesn't happen!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Home, sweet home...

Or rather...kittens, sweet kittens ;)

We're back in good old Canada, but really...we miss Texas!
But alas, here we are and I've missed my furry little friends.

We're all unpacked with our laundry all done and I suppose it's nice to be home. 
Today I went to my first yoga class since being gone and it was actually not so bad!
I was a little tight and tired...but all in all - good!

Bruce also had to go in for his second set of shots today...poor little poopsie!
He didn't mind it so much, but he absolutely HATED the car ride. 
He wanted out of his little carrier - MEOW. 

Here's my current view of the little guys...

But anyways...Texas was great!
I don't know if I have any major stories, but we really enjoyed ourselves and if it weren't for missing the fuzz faces...we may have extended our trip.
Lucky we love you Bruce and George ;)

But thanks so much to Dave, Tammy, Conner, and Tyler!
It was a great time and we definitely miss it there. 

They miss us so much they're coming for a visit. ;)
See you guys soon!

Love you too. 

xo T

Any excitement and vacations going on out there? 
I haven't read any blogs! Ah!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy Canada Day!!

Coming to you from Texas - yay!

It has been HOT here...and we've been loving it (a little too much). Or rather the sun has been loving (or hating, depending on how you look at it) us a little too much. >.<

I don't really have pictures because I have my phone off here, but we've been getting up to many fun adventures ;)

Hope all is well there and that you're all doing something fun!

I miss Bruce and George... :'(

Any exciting Canada Day plans??
What have you been up to so far this summer?

Love you too. 

xo T