Throw Back Thursday: Bill Nye the Science Guy

I believe I speak for every student, past and present, when you walked into science class and saw that huge TV you knew it was going to be a great class. It could go two ways, (a) a really boring movie that you probably never paid any attention to or (b) the awesome Bill Nye the Science Guy!

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Bill Nye the Science Guy was an educational show that focused on all things science. Each teacher always made a worksheet that had questions you needed to look for as you watched, the best part was that all the questions were in order so you just went along and wrote.
Bill Nye made whatever topic he was talking about interesting and easy to understand.

The Show was only 30 mins long and had a great theme song that got stuck in your head. For the rest of the day you’d be saying, “Bill, Bill, Bill!” It was fun though!

Well that’s all folks! Let me know if you liked these shows in class and if so which one was your favourite?

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

What’s In My Purse?

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1. Coach Accordion Zip Wallet.
2. Chapters Agenda.
3. Sephora Pocket Mirror.
4. Tums Travel Pack.
5. Regular Glasses in the case.
6. A Pen.
7. Tide to Go.
8. Dior DiorShow Blackout Waterproof Mascara.
9. Sephora Khol Expert Eyeliner.
10. Aviators Ray Bans.
11. Glysomed Hand Lotion.
12. Blistex Berry Chapstick.
13. Pocket/Purse Kleenex pack.
14. Travel Size Advil.
15. Allergy Medicine.
16. Travel Perfume Holder.
17. Heart Shaped Coin Purse.
18. Mini Brush.
19. Trident Gum.

1. Coach Wallet is a typical thing that every girl has I just wanted a good wallet.

2. Chapters agenda is something I use everyday to keep track of my life and what’s coming up.

3. Sephora Pocket mirror comes in handy when you don’t have anywhere to check your makeup or to see if you have anything on your teeth.

4. Travel Size Tums. Heart burn or an upset stomach just isn’t fun so carrying Tums helps.

5. I wear glasses, having the case is handy.

6. A Pen. You never know when you’re going to need a pen, signing a birthday card you had to pick up last minute or unexpected interview on your way home from work. Just in case right?

7. Tide to Go. No one is perfect, I get food or stains on my clothes all the time and this is a lifesaver, or should I say clothes saver?

8. Dior Mascara. I travel between my house, work and my boyfriend’s house at lot, I just keep it in one of the pockets on the side and I’m set.

9. Sephora Eyeliner. Keeping it on hand is easier than packing it every time I go out.

10. Ray Bans. I actually have two pairs of Ray Bans that I switch out from time to time. Summer is coming and the sun is bright and it’s a great fashion accessory.

11. Glysomed Hand Lotion. I hate when I wash my hands after going to the washroom then having dry hands and no lotion. This is just a little travel size you get can a 3 pack at Walmart.

12. Blistex Berry Chapstick. This is my favourite chap stick ever, I use it all the time and go thru them like crazy.

13. Pocket Purse Kleenex pack. I had this in my purse during the winter months because a runny nose isn’t fun, now it comes in handy for my allergies!

14. Travel Size Advil. Random headache? No fear this small pack comes in handy when you’re on the go.

15. Allergy Medicine. This travel size comes in handy since I’m on the go all the time.

16. Travel Perfume holder. I got this holder at Target Canada but they no longer exist here, all you have to do is pump in your favourite perfume and it’s there on the go.

17. Heart Shaped Coin Purse. I got this at Chapters but they no longer carry it, I don’t like having all my change in my purse to make it heavy so I put it in there.

18. Mini Brush. Comes in handy on a windy day or just when you have an unexpected sleep over at a friends house.

19. Trident Gum. Freshens breath and whitens teeth for those days when were really tired and maybe forgot to brush them! Oops.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

Throw Back Thursday: Etch-A-Sketch

Etch-A-Sketch was/is a mechanical toy that uses a stylus to displace aluminum powder on the back of its screen; that powder leaves a solid line, according to Wikipedia. To erase the picture/line all you had to do was shake it or turn it upside down and boom, there you have a blank screen.

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Now it was created in the 60’s so I wouldn’t call it a 90’s toy but it has been doing on strong enough that all these kids from 1960 to 2015 remember this awesome toy.

The best part about this toy was that it lasted a life time and no one was ever good at drawing on it. Now and days there’s people who make epic pictures on it but when you were a kid you pretty much made box pictures!

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(Your typical box drawing that I would of done as a kid)

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(Example of now and days awesome drawings people can do)

It was kind of hard to use as a child because one knob (left) moved the stylus horizontally and the right knob moved it vertically; it definitely took some skill.

This toy was amazing no matter how hard it was and it’s still amazing to this day. Let me know if you had one and what your favourite memory of it was!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

(All pictures taken from Google)

My Skin Care Routine

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve had sensitive skin. I break out easy if I didn’t wash my face, using harsh soaps or face washes would burn my skin, the sun was a sure guarantee to burn my face (but that’s mostly because of my Welsh/Irish background) and then I found out I’m allergic to perfumes/smelly products. The search for the perfect face product seemed to be impossible.

My face took a toll with trial and error but one day my Mum came home with a product called Cetaphil and I never went back.

The Cetaphil line is very simple, soaps and lotions and I find that’s all you really need. I’m not the type of girl who wears a ton of makeup, I’d rather show my natural beauty and my freckles. To me people who don’t “have” freckles or cover them up just look freaky to me, I don’t mean to be rude but that’s just my opinion on it.

Lets get started into the actual routine, at night time I usually take off any make up I had on with whatever make up remover I’m using these days. After I wash my face with Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing Bar, you can use this bar for your face and entire body. Once I pat dry my face I use the Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15. In my opinion all face lotions should have minimum SPF 15 in them, the sun is harsh and we need to protect ourselves.
Putting lotion on at night is important since it has more time to soak in and that’s when your body repairs itself, this includes putting lotion all over your body. Trust me, your skin will feel amazing.

In the morning, if I’m going to work I just splash some cold water on my face, since I work in a pool and will need to wash my face when I get home. If I’m going out though, I go through the same process as I do at night, wash and lotion.
Washing your face twice a day is max. for me, if you wash your face too much it’ll dry it out or worse make you completely break out; once in the morning and once at night.

There you have it. It not much but it works for my skin and my style of showing off your natural beauty. You are all beauty no matter what and no one should tell you otherwise.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Throw Back Thursday: Easy Bake Oven

The Easy Bake Oven has been around for quite awhile and is still going strong to this day. All it was was a small oven that came with cake mix and small round pans back in the day and now it’s grown into bigger and better things!

The one I had was a big different than what it is now, it was a picture of on oven on the front, one side you put the pan in with the cake mix and the freshly baked cake would come out the other side; all you had to do was add water and you were a great little baker!

easy-bake-ovenThe one now and days is pretty much the same concept it just looks different and it can cook a lot more than just cakes.

They have so many different products you can buy just for this one oven, it has oven pan refills and different types of pans, and even a decorating pen. They make so many different foods now such as, red velvet cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies, mini whoopie pies, strawberry cakes, cake pops, pretzels, cheese pizza, sugar cookies and mix party dippers! Now that’s a step up!

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This toy was pretty awesome in the 90’s the only problem was when you ran out of the mix and your parents wouldn’t buy you the refills! Maybe I would be more of a baker if I used this more or maybe not but it was still different and fun!

Let me know if you had the old style Easy Bake Oven or if you know any kids that have the new version and let me know what you think!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

(All pictures taken from Google.)

The Can’t Cook Trails: Baked Potato Soup

This recipe isn’t from the The Can’t Cook Book, it’s from a book I’ve had for a long time and love; it’s called Teens Cook: What to Cook What you Want to Eat by Megan and Jill Carle with Judi Carle.

I love this book because as most of you know I can not cook. I’ve never be interested in it but I’m 23 and I need to learn how to cook for myself and for my boyfriend.

I’ve made this baked potato soup before but my sister was with me to help and guide me, this time I am home alone and craving this soup so I’m going for it. The first step calls for you to wash the potatoes and stab with a fork multiply times, simple enough! Now the potatoes have to cook in the oven at 375 degrees F for 45 mins.

Fast track to that being done…

Now the next step is to let the potatoes cool and to peel them, I didn’t really have time for that because I was hungry! So I peeled them with oven mitts on and started the pot with the milk, flour and butter. Things are starting to roll! The next step was the easiest, you cut up the potatoes and add it to the pot and let it good for a couple more minutes!

The last step to this is to grate some cheese and cook some bacon, done! You;re suppose to use cheddar cheese but I didn’t have any so mozzarella cheese was used!  The best step to come in to put it in the bowl, top it with cheese and the bacon and eat it!

This is the final product….

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It tastes great, taste a lot like potatoes, you could only imagine!

Let me know what you think of the soup or if you want I can post the recipe!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Throw Back Thursday: The Big Comfy Couch

Every young girl in the 90’s watched this show when it came out in 1992, now I was born in 1991 so it was a couple of years before I started watching it, but I still was in love with it.

There was a girl named Loonette and she had her doll friend named Molly, they both had a HUGE couch they sat on every day. It was a show that did storytelling, songs and dance and it was the best.

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The best part of the show was when Loonette did her Clock Work Stretch! The stretch was her laying on a matt that looked like a clock and she would almost do yoga and some rolling around on it. Every little girl tried to do this on the floor and it seemed impossible when we were younger. It was truly the best.

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There was a lot of other characters in the 25 min long show depending on what was going on, this show use to teach kids about all different thing in life without them even knowing. For example in this episode….

Of course every show sold toys that related to them, I have the Loonette dolly still to this day. Her face is hard plastic and the body part is normal stuff toy material. You could also get Molly and the couch I believe!

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Well that was one of my favourite shows when I was a kid, let me know if you watched it or what you think of it now if it’s the first time you’re watching it.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

(All pictures taken from Google)

Little Miss Baker: I attempt to bake!

I know I haven’t done much this year so far, I mostly blame that on the weather still being cold here and the fact that life gets in the way. Lately I have been attempting new things though and I’m quite proud of them, that thing is baking.

February and April there’s birthdays I have in my close family and I wanted to make cakes for them (not to mention they asked me to make them cakes!) The first one was my boyfriend’s cake, one day he just randomly said, “I want a KitKat cake.” I went to Pinterest, found the cake and asked him if this is what he wanted. Of course it was so I started out for this adventure.

The cake was pretty simple to make I was just stressing out because I’m not the best baker in the world and I wanted it to turn out well! The items that I used are:

  • two 8 inch cake pans
  • 1 cake mix box
  • 2 long KitKat packages
  • 1 box of Smarties
  • 1 piece of ribbon

Here’s the link I used to help me make my cake http://www.recipegirl.com/2011/11/02/kit-kat-birthday-cake-and-a-recipe-girl-cookbook-deal/ for the most part I just looked at the pictures and did my own thing at home. That’s how easy this cake was.

Of course I took pictures of my finally product so here it is!

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Not too bad eh?

Now for the second cake that one was a little bit harder, my sister wanted to same cake as my boyfriend’s but I told her no. I went to Pinterest again and found another idea. I thought this one was going to be easy and it was until I got to the icing part.

This cake is called a Surprise cake, that’s what I pretty much called it because there’s a surprise in the middle. The things I used in these cake was:

  • two 9 inch cake pans
  • 1 icing spatula
  • 2 boxes of cake mix
  • 2 containers of icing
  • 1 bags of Cadbury mini eggs
  • 2 icing bags
  • food colouring

The baking part of this cake is really easy, you think it would be hard but it wasn’t, even putting the candy on the inside wasn’t hard. Here’s the link that I used for the cake http://thissillygirlslife.com/2014/09/surprise-inside-pinata-cake/

The icing part was a pain in the butt, I don’t know why I didn’t think it was going to be easy, but boy oh boy was I wrong. Here’s the website that I got the idea from http://thecakeblog.com/2013/07/diy-rainbow-petal-cake.html
I wanted more info on how to do these petal cake so I looked at some more and found this YouTube link

I only wanted to do two colours so once again I went to Pinterest and found this

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If you click on it it will get bigger, this thing was amazing, the colours matched perfectly!

Here is the finished product for my second cake!

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And there you have it! Let me know what you think of the cakes I made. I sure hope I am able to make more to post them for you!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

Canadian Pet Expo!

This is the first thing I’m writing about for my 2015 list! Yay!

I actually forgot to put this on my list even though I knew about it for about half a year. I was at a reptile expo with my boyfriend when we got a card that told us about it, I was dying to go and begged my boyfriend. My boyfriend really just wanted to go for the reptiles but there wasn’t very much there, he still of course bought a frog.

Lets get started on my experience!

Well we started our morning off right with a shower, and Starbucks then headed our way there. The pet expo was held at the International Centre in Toronto, Ontario, it’s not a far drive from where we live so it was easy drive. We found parking no problem even though the place was packed since so many things were going on.

When we got out of the car there was a huge line up to get in but it was going extremely fast, and the best part is, you’re allowed to bring your own dog so you had so many animals to look at and pet! It was so much fun, there was actually so much going on. There is hundreds of vendors there, it was Canada’s largest cat show, Ultimate Air Dog show were dogs jump into a pool to get Nerf toys, Birds demonstrations and Reptilia was there. There was probably so much more that I missed you can’t even believe how big this was.

I love both cats and dogs (and of course reptiles) but the only thing I didn’t like was the cats. Their owners were old ladies who wouldn’t allow you to touch them and if you did they would walk away from you and lock the cat up in a crate. We didn’t spend a lot of time with the cats because of that and not to mention the cat show seems mean to me. The dogs on the other hand, owners let you pet the dog, some let you give them treats, they talk to you about their pets, they were fun.

The best part for me was petting the big Newfoundland dog that was there. I grew up with a Newfy Dog so I was in love! I didn’t take pictures unfortunatly but you can go online to look at them all at http://www.canadianpetexpo.ca/

Next year my boyfriend and I said we would go for two days instead of the one because we missed out on the pigs and ducks that I wanted to see!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

ps. check out my 2015 List here: https://sheaint.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/the-2015-list/

Throw Back Thursday: Jurassic Park

“During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows it’s dinosaur exhibit to run amok.” says IMDb on their Jurassic Park page.

This movie was just plain bada**, excuse the language, but it’s the truth. This was my favourite movie when I was a child and my favourite part was when the guy gets eaten off the toilet by a dinosaur.

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Just picture a four year old with long, curly hair watching a man get eaten by a dinosaur, then yelling, “Again! Again!” My mum would rewind the VHS, yes VHS, then watch it all over again with a huge smile on my face.

Right now there’s three movies, Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), and Jurassic Park III (2001). There’s a fourth one coming out this June 2015 – Jurassic World. I’m pumped and everyone who grew up with these movies is pumped. Now I’m not going to tell you about these movies because I want you to go watch them for yourselves! Once you guys have, let me know in the comments what you thought!

Trust me on this one, these movies are awesome!

Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

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