Thursday, 10 October 2013

Taking on London

Hello world!
I am very super excited! Why you may ask? Because for the first time in my life I am going on a super awesome vacation! I grew up living in Canada and with four younger siblings, travelling was not realistic for my family. So at the age of twenty I decided to pack my bags and plan a trip with none other than my long time best friend Olivia! (you can check out her sweet blog here!) We are headed to the wonderful city of London, England.
During our trip we have many things and ideas of what we should do. So far we have ideas like drinking tea, the London Eye, Harry Potter tour (which I am sooo excited for), seeing a show, the wax museum, double decker buses. Many of these are things that the typical London tourist would want to do, but I was wondering if any of you have been there or even live there and know of any unknown gems, little places or things to do on our trip that wouldn't show up when you search "things to do in London, England." Do any of you have any cool ideas that would be something a little different to try, maybe a great restaurant or anything that you love? If so I would love to know, leave me a little comment!

Monday, 7 October 2013

My scarf!

Hello everyone!
Sorry I haven't posted in a while I've been really busy. And by really busy I mean watching The IT Crowd on netflix. 
So as I said last week, I had set a few goals for myself. Well, what do you know I stuck to them! And here is the scarf I made! Woohoo! Thank goodness to YouTube tutorials! 

So because I wanted to make a different version of an infinity scarf I made my own pattern! Well not really a pattern because it was in my head! So if any of you are interested here is how I made it!
Firstly, I cast on, then I knit one row, pearled the next and so on. I had 35 stitches in each row and I just cast off at my desired length and sewed three large buttons on using the thick cross stitching craft thread to connect the ends together!

And voila! How to make a kind of unique scarf! 

Saturday, 28 September 2013

A Day in the Life

Hello everyone!
Today I decided to share a day in the life of me with you all through pictures!
I took a picture each hour all day of something I did or somewhere I was.

Welcome to a day in my life.
7:00 am
I had my breakfast with some Blueberry White Tea from good ole Tim Hortons!

8:00 am It was really cold during our outdoor morning safety meeting so I made my dad take me to get hot chocolate to warm me up! *Please note my patriotism and Canadianism drinking so much from Tim Horton's!

9:00 am My father and I drove the truck up a steep hill into a whole bunch of bushes to be used a camouflage so we could scare one of the crews he is in charge of. This was our hiding spot. Also in case you were wondering the plan didn't work so well, seeing as we had to back up to the trail and he forgot we have a reverse alarm that beeps loudly.

10:00 am
I got hungry and ate this smilie cookie (yet again form timmy's)

11:00 am
I had to do some land surveying. Werkin real hard. Carrying around GPS. I have rather nice PPE.

12:00 pm
I caught a cool garter snake that was chilling on the road. Didn't even get bit this time!

1:00 pm
We walked four kilometers to use our GPS but it didn't work, so we had to walk the never-ending walk back to the truck. And by never-ending, I actually mean four kilometers that we had just walked so it felt never-ending.

2:00 pm
This is my sandwich, I was really hungry after walking a whole bunch.

3:00 pm
This is where we sat in a parked truck while my dad had businessy phone calls and I had a nap.

4:00 pm
Finally on my way home from work!

5:00 pm
I had to unload the equipment out of the truck. We have lots of cool stuff in there.

This song has basically been on repeat all night and will count from 6-9 pm.

Well that is an exciting life in the day of Kim! Also, a word of advice for anyone picking up wild snakes; make sure to grab them as close to the head as possible or they WILL turn their head around and bite you. trust me.
I hope you're all having good weekends, sadly I work 24 days straight and don't get them off much! What did you guys do to celebrate the last Septober weekend? Comment below and let me know!

Friday, 27 September 2013

Must Haves This Fall!

So today I wanted to do something completely different. I decided I would share some of the trends I am in love with right now.
So first, I LOVE watches. They are probably one of the best pieces to add to any outfit. So here are a few of my favorite watches at the moment!


And of because it is sweater weather, here are some cute casual sweaters.

And of course the best colors for your fingers and toes this season!

Left to Right: Chinchilly, Bahama Mama, In Stitches, Ballet Slippers

So those are some of my must haves for the season! What are your must haves of the season? Comment and let me know what you guys are in love with this Autumn!

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Home Made Pumpkin Spice Latte

Today I have yet another pumpkin recipe for ya'll! So hopefully some of you have a love for pumpkin much like I do! This is probably one of the best recipes for a chilly fall day! I hope you enjoy as much as I do!

Homemade Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Serves: eight
Time: two hours

What you will need:
8 Tbs pumpkin puree
8 Tbs vanilla extract
2 Tsp cinnamon
8 cinnamon sticks
4 cups strongly brewed coffee
6 cups milk
8 Tbs sugar
whipping cream (optional)
1. Combine milk and coffee, pour into Crockpot.
2. Whip together all other ingredients together (minus whip cream and cinnamon sticks), pour into Crockpot and mix well.
3. Cover and put on HIGH for two hours.
4. After two hours are done, pour into mugs, top generpusly with whip cream and add cinnamon stick for extra flavor.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Pumpkin French Toast Recipe

I decided to celebrate Septober and Fall I would share a few of my favorite fall recipes with you!

This is probably one of my absolute FAVORITE breakfast foods of all time!

Pumpkin. French. Toast.

What you will need:
5 1/2- 7 1/2 cups one inch bread cubes
7 large eggs
2 cups of milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1/4 cup pumpkin butter OR 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3-4 tbs brown sugar (for topping)
nuts: pecans or walnuts (optional)

1. Cut bread slices into 1 inch cubes (I used dried bread cubes from a grocery store bakery). Use enough to fill a 9x13 greased baking dish.
2. In a large bowl whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, pumpkin butter (or puree), and pumpkin spice until well mixed. Pour over bread and push down with a spoon or hands until it is all soaked or mostly covered. Cover with lid or saran wrap, refrigerate overnight.
3. In the morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover and top with brown sugar, additional pumpkin spice and nuts if desired. Bake 35-45 minutes until golden brown or until not longer wet.
4. Serve right away with maple syrup, honey or agave.


"Do those come with lights that flash while she walks?"

Today I had yet another deep thought about life. It all generated from my trip to the store to buy new steel toed rubber boots for work. Earlier in the week I had gone to buy new boots and had to order in a pair for my teeny tiny feet because I go through boots like no body's business. Well, while going in to pick up my size four, mens boots I was ripped on the whole time by my father asking the sales associate if they came with lights that flash with each step you take because they are in fact small and look like a boot of a child. It really got me thinking about becoming an adult. Technically speaking, yes, I am am adult because I am twenty and mature age here in New Brunswick, Canada is nineteen. However I am not one's first thought when 'adult' comes to mind. At a mere 5'2 while standing as straight as I can, not only do I not feel like an adult but I don't look like one either. In fact I have been asked my age and called "little girl" by three separate people this week alone. One of which thought I was possibly under the age of twelve, despite my multiple tattoos being completely visible. It got me thinking about when one becomes 'an adult'. Is it when we no longer like sugary cereals with cartoon characters on the box? Is it when we realize going out on a Wednesday is not a good idea? Is it when Disney movies are a highlight of our past? Is it when we smile for pictures and don't take macho flexing or duckface poses? I think in a way we are all just kids acting the way society expects us to behave.

Never stop dreaming.