Who, what, where, when, why, and how?

I have many thoughts - most are not important or deep but I always wonder if anyone else thinks them. I cannot be the only one, right?

If you have thought of any of these or you have some weird/ funny thoughts/questions, let me know! I would love to know what other people are thinking.

Why do pimples exist? Other than to annoy the living heck out of me and make me insecure!

What arm rest is mine at the movies? And why do they make theatre rooms where the seats are so close to the screen? They could definitely add those two rows to the back of the farthest rows.

Adding to the movie thing: why don’t they have an option where you can watch an hour of previews?

Do I have to get a new driver’s license every time I change my hair colour?

Why does my pinky-toe look so weird?

Who made up words/ language? Also, why wouldn’t they just pick different words for “their”, “there” and “they’re”? And who made up apostrophes, commas, semicolons, etc.?

Why do buildings exclude the 13th floor? If you go from 12 to 14, isn’t 14 the new 13? (a question from a recent wedding where there was no table 13 which I also did not know was a thing).

Why are hockey nets so small but soccer nets so big?

Why does my cat stare at me for so long?

Why is it 7-years of bad luck if you break a mirror? Who makes these superstitions up?

Why did Geri (Ginger Spice) leave the Spice Girls? Did she really think she could do better on her own? Tsk tsk..

How is a 17 year old supposed to know what they want to do as a career/ choose colleges or universities to apply to when they can’t even vote or do a lot of things without the consent of their parent’s?

I saw this question once and it kind of made sense to me (it’s a weird one): why is 11 not pronounced “onety one”?

Why are there silent letters?

Why do I make a wish on an eyelash but not an eyebrow hair? Why do I make a wish on an eyelash…? Haha! I wish they wouldn’t fall out!

Why do older people tell me to smile? Like, who do they know that walks around smiling all the time? My face needs a rest or else I am going to look like a major creep!

I think I will stop here but I may do this again once I have more thoughts written down and if you like it! If not, I may do it anyway, haha!

lilac lovin'.

I looooooove lilacs! 

They smell amazing, they look amazing; they are just amazing!

So, when I heard that there was a Lilac Festival in Warkworth (just Northwest of Belleville, ON), I knew I had to check it out!

We didn't get to the festival until very close to the end of the first day - vendors were packing up -, but we were able to take a nice leisurely walk alongside the most beautiful creek that was surrounded by lush green grass, hills of trees, and some lilac bushes!

This was our first visit to Warkworth and it was an extremely short one (due to the thunderstorm that we just missed!) but I know that we will be visiting again very soon and a lot more often! Seriously, the cutest little town in a sort of valley of trees! I am in love!

And obviously I had to get some photos of myself, haha! I am the type of person who when she hears the plan, she thinks to herself, "will there be photo opportunities?" and then proceeds to get herself somewhat presentable. 

I swear I am not high-maintenance (says every person is probably high-maintenance)! I just like to feel confident! And my husband won't let me take nice photos of him, so someone needs to step up to the plate, right?! Haha!

My super cute jumpsuit (I am SO in love with red!) is from Garage Clothing :)

Question: What is your favourite flower? Mine is a toss-up between Lilacs and Peonies! Oh! And I love love LOVE Ranunculus! Ugh! They are all so beautiful! 

seeing double.

There are currently 5 days of April remaining but I never want it to end! I have loved this month SO much! But, before it leaves us for another year, I wanted to share the rest of the photos and the other two outfits from mine and Elexis's "friendship shoot"!

Still, this is my favourite thing that happened this entire month and I am looking forward to doing more (maybe even some for other people?!? - Hi, I take photos!). It was such a fun and hilarious experience - and a pretty exhausting one to photograph myself (but totally worth it!). I felt like I was back in middle school with one of my best friends, acting goofy and trying to match. Those were the days!

Shoot me a message if you are wanting a friendship shoot of your own -  I am looking at you 2018 grads!

Tank tops and Mom jeans: American Eagle.

Floral Jumpsuit: American Eagle (are you noticing a trend?)

frink center - belleville, ontario.

Earth Day is one of my favourite days because, I mean, I love this Earth! Who doesn't?! 

This Earth Day was a spectacular one with loads of sun, a bit of heat, and one of my best gals and fellow blogger, Jenn (writer and creator of Posted Discoveries - you NEED to check it out!)! She got me out to a spot that is quite close to me but one that I have not yet been to, the Frink Center. The ground is still muddy, and the ice is slowly melting causing for some messy trekking, but it made for a great adventure.

This spot is perfect for the avid bird watcher - or maybe you are like me and you find birds to be quite entertaining. It's also a beautiful spot for photos, to relax, and spend a sunny afternoon with friends (human and furry)!

I am so lucky to have adventurous friends who get out more than me, haha! Make sure to check out Jenn's blog to learn more about other local destinations and the many cool spots that she has been all over! 

mornings downtown.

I didn't think that I could love downtown Belleville more than I already did, but I was proven wrong. 

I have spent a lot of time down there lately - and loving every minute of it. The other morning, I woke up at 6:15am (not by choice), and saw that the sun was making an appearance - finally! - so, for some reason, my head told me to head downtown. And I am so happy that I did!

I saw a whole new side of downtown. Probably a side that not many have experienced. The streets were quiet, the birds were chirping, and the sun laid this blanket of warmth along brick walls that line the street. It was a site that residents and visitors need to see! 

So, if you are in the area - or even in your own town - and you find yourself up at the buttcrack of dawn, then head downtown and take in the piece and quiet of a spot that is normally filled with the hustle and bustle of people on a mission.

let me tell you 'bout my best friend.

I hope you sang that. I definitely did when I wrote it. 

Another post about my incredible, outstanding, extremely attractive husband, Mark. 

Yes, he is pretty. Yes, I am jealous. But I digress.

The thing that I love most about being his wife (other than the fact that I am his freakin' wife!) is the fact that I see a side of him that no one else does. 

Everyone is different around certain people. Most of us act accordingly to our surroundings. For me, that entails sitting still, holding my pee for as long as possible, and doing minimal talking. It is around Mark that I can be myself. 

I have witnessed Mark with his friends, trying to act cool, calm, and collected, but he is really just a weirdo - like me! And I do not use the words 'weirdo' or 'weird' lightly. We are so strange sometimes... and I love it! I love that I have found a person that I can make crazy voices around, have the most stupid inside jokes with, have the oddest and most hilarious dance-offs with, and watch The Lord of the Rings (and Family Guy) with over and over and over (I cry every time - at LOTR, not Family Guy!). It makes me so happy that I am able to be my very strange self with someone who is equally (if not more) as strange as I! 

Mark is my greatest treasure in life and I will never be able to thank God enough for him. Everyone needs a Mark! But you may not have mine. I am not willing to share.

Mark is also the one who takes a lot of the photos of me - which he hates doing but is great at! This time, I wanted to get him in front of the camera - which he hates even more. Also, I am too cheap to hire a photographer and took the photo taking into my own hands. :)

Who is the one person you feel most yourself around? What is the weirdest thing you have done together (if you feel comfortable sharing)?

the summer of love.

Here's a random story about me. 

Buckle up, folks.

The summer of 2010 to me was like the summer of '69 to Bryan Adams - it is the one that I will never forget and will most likely write a song about someday. Not only was I 19 - drinking age in (most of) Canada - but I was a 19 year old who had never really gone to parties or underage drank like the "cool kids". This meant that there was a little firecracker in me ready to explode. And boy, did it ever! My very best friend in the whole entire world, Annie ("Hi Mildred!!!"), and I became somewhat of "bar-stars" (I'm not bragging, but like, we were so cool *sarcasm*). We were hitting up Dooly's (an Atlantic - East Coast pool bar that is not actually a cool spot to go out to) every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday AND Saturday night. Yes, we were those girls. And I have to admit, I miss it some days - but sort of not really. I really like waking up without a headache or feeling sick!).

Anyway, the summer of 2010 was not only awesome because I spent almost every single day with my favourite girl on the planet, and not because I broke out of my timid shell. It was awesome because I met my husband! Yes, I met my husband, drunk (he was way more drunk than I was) at Dooly's. Honestly, what is more romantic than that, right? (at some point, I will stop letting you know when I am being sarcastic. For now, I will let you know. I am being sarcastic). 

It may not have been most girl's ideal way of meeting "the one", but I am freakin' over-the-moon grateful that drunk Mark came up to me and showed off his sweet dance moves (he is actually not a bad dancer and he knows it, haha)!

The summer of 2010 was the beginning of my love story. It was when I became more comfortable with who I am - a very strange, socially awkward woman who is actually super social on the inside but can only come out when she's a tiny bit tipsy. And it is the summer that Marjorie and Mildred came into being - a story for another time. :)

Do you guys like "storytimes"? Or no? I know that mine can be a little odd and probably difficult to read (I literally right what I think but I am thinking about things in a weird voice... I am the strangest person. I am sorry).