Thursday, September 29, 2016

Guys Behind the Blog is BACK!

I have some very exciting news!! One of my favourite link-ups from blogland is back!

I used to participate in the Guys Behind The Blog link-up on a regular basis. It's where I interview Mike with 5 questions and post his answers. I always loved hearing what he had to say. So when I found out that the series was getting cancelled, I was really bummed!

If you remember last month, I tried to revamp the series on my own called The Mike Drop, but then Elizabeth from Chasin Mason suggested that we carry on the actual link-up. She contacted the original hosts for their blessing and rounded up some other amazing bloggers to host the link up. So next week,  Crystal from Hall Around TexasElizabeth from Chasin MasonJamie from Cocktails and CarseatsJessica from Secrets of a Stay at Home Mom, and I are officially going live!

The Guys Behind The Blog link-up will be posted the last Thursday of every month and our first official link-up will be next month on October 27th. Grab that first graphic up top, interview your man and join us for the party! You can have him type out his answers (that's what I do), ask him slyly, or flat out record him. It's up to you! 


The questions for next month are:

1. What was your most favorite Halloween costume and why?
2. Haunted Houses – love them or hate them?
3. What is your favorite scary movie of all time?
4. If you had to attend a mandatory dress up Halloween party this year what would you go as?
5. Do you believe in ghosts? Why or why not?


November questions and November's date will be announced at the October link-up, December's in November, and so on.

We really hope that you will participate in this series and link up with your husband's/boyfriend's answers! It's always so fun reading what the guys have to say. 

Don't forget to grab the graphic to add to your posts! I hope to see you there on October 27th!

A HUGE thank you to Elizabeth for spearheading this and an even BIGGER thank you to Betsy and Laura for letting Crystal, Liz, Jamie, Jessica, and I continue on their series. It's an honor to be able to continue on what they created.

Read more of Mike's thoughts hereherehereherehereherehere, and hereYou can find the original series on Betsy's blog Heavens to Betsy and Laura's blog According to Laura Jean

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9 Years Later

Yesterday was September 27th. Nine years ago, Mike asked me to be his girlfriend and our lives were changed forever.

We like to celebrate this day because it's always fun to look back on how much times have changed over the years. Mike surprised me with a gorgeous bouquet of red roses and the sweetest card.

Every year we go back to visit the place where we first met and fell in love. McMaster University holds such a warm place in our hearts. We usually just go to dinner and walk around the campus but this year we happened to catch trivia night too. Mike is a huge bar trivia fan and we ended up placing third! Not bad since we were a team of two and everyone else had at least triple the amount of players! Our team name is Michelina, aka our celeb couple name. #obvi

After dinner, we walked around campus and chatted about what it was like back when we were students. Even though we go every year, so much has changed since we were there last! It was pretty dark by the time we got out so the pictures don't do it justice but the campus is so beautiful in the fall!

After we came home, we winded down with the new episode of This Is Us and foot massages. I think it was a pretty perfect day!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

C u r r e n t l y

Gosh it's been a minute since I wrote a proper update on things. The easiest way I could think to do so is a good ol' fashioned Currently post.
I am struggling to not buy more of Kylie's lip kits. I got my first one last week and I'm obsessed. I think I'll write a review post about it after a few more uses. Spoiler alert, so far it's amazing.

Work work work work work.

Still dreaming about moving. I would ideally like to build a new house through a builder and apparently a new phase will be released in our preferred area in a few months. We don't need to move any time soon so a long closing would work perfectly. But with housing prices soaring at an insane pace, I am nervous about the price points!

It's 50/50 between PSLs (where are the fall cups?) and Booster Juice smoothies (Canada's answer to Jamba Juice)

I am obsessed with chicken pot pies from Costco lately. It's the best one I have ever tried and you can't beat the price! Now we just need to renew our membership...

Young House Love has a Podcast. That's the name of the podcast. I was a total fangirl of YHL so I'm ecstatic that John and Sherry are back in some form!

Our trip to North Carolina in a few weeks! I love any and all vacations but visiting the South is always a good time. We plan on catching a college football game and drinking sweet tea to our hearts' content.

Amy Schumer's book. I got it as one of the books in my blogger swap. I love it and it made me really like her. There's so much more to her than just her jokes! I recommend.

I watched the first episode of This Is Us last night. Oh my gosh. Incredible. This show already has me hooked and I've only seen one episode! Has anyone else seen it?

My work has a casual dress code during the summer months so we are back to normal office attire now and I'm so excited! My wardrobe basically consists of summer dresses, comfy sweats, and work clothes. I find it really challenging to dress "down" but still office appropriate. Plus dress pants are way more comfortable than jeans. #ihatejeans

That the construction on my street won't last long. I know it'll be much better when it's done but I want to be able to park in my driveway!

If my eye infection is actually healed. It was pretty bad last week and today was the first day I wore contacts for an extended period of time. They still don't feel 100% but at least I can see when I apply my makeup!