COVID-19 Layoff: Day Forty-Four

Today ended up being a good day!

Today was the first day that I was actually productive, the weather definitely helped even though it was crappy out this morning.
The morning started off normal with Drax getting breakfast and then it wasn’t normal. Today was Drax flea and tick medicine day, when he was a puppy he thought it was a treat so he ate it no problem, now he’s a pain in the butt. This thing has a strong smell so of course dogs can smell it even more than humans can. I put it in his breakfast, today breakfast was his sprouts, spinach, pumpkin pure, blueberries and beef with the medicine broken up and mixed into all this food. I could smell it so I knew he could smell it but I was hoping all the food would make it better; this smart cookie ate around the medicine. I mean there was a pile of blueberries to the side that he could eat and EVERY piece of the medicine push to the other side. He was eating so slow so I knew he was being a smart cookie with it so I just took it out of his food and gave it to him like I would a pill then we carried on with our day.

After a walk, eating my breakfast and play time with Drax I started with paying rent, doing my expenses and setting up this months budget plan. Once that was taken care of I started the process of cleaning my apartment, it doesn’t take that long but I was in the mood so I was doing a deep clean! At noon we walked Drax then I left to get pick up the curbside pickup from Kitchen Stuff Plus (favourite store!) so I can start organizing my pantry. I already had some containers from Christmas so that helped, I was focusing on baking needs, flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, etc.

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Everything is labelled but it’s just paper taped to the containers, I still need to get the proper labels but that’ll probably be the last thing as paper and tape just works fine for now! I just love organizing! The next shelf is the pasta shelf but that’ll be next month or so!

After Kitchen Stuff Plus I actually stopped by my Mum’s to pick up these Titanic prints in frames that I’ve had for awhile. I have the perfect wall for them in my place so I decided today was the day!
I laid out all the photos on floor and figured out the order, moved our furiture around the way we wanted it, then started to hang the photos only to figure out we don’t have the right size nails and nail holder. We almost didn’t put these pictures up because I knew Walmart was going to have a long line up but I decided to go anyways. I was in line for 12mins and got back home, 30-40min trip! Came home started hanging only to knock on the wall and hear solidness – firewall, aka pure concrete. I start tapping the wall to see if any spot could work and we found one all the way across, then the hooks don’t work so we bend the nail holder to be able to hook onto the frame – finally it works!

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Success! Our plan is to get a bench with storage to go beside the “shoe rack” and a side table because the couch in the corner. All in due time though!

Today I remembered to take photos of our plants so here they are!

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Here we have our herbs/leafs, going left to right, argula is going well, garlic is coming in but slowly, one spinach is going well, the other is dying (no idea why), rosemary is just chilling? and cilantro is coming in nicely! Next up, pumpkins!

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Pumpkins grow on vines so this bad boy is growing like CRAZY and I hope the weather stays nice so I can put this outside before it gets really crazy inside my house. I hope I actually get a pumpkin out of this! Next up our sunflowers!

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On the left is mine aka Posty. He is doing well and growing tall, I need to get sticks to help him stand up until he’s strong enough on his own.
On the right is Dave’s aka S.F. Malone. His is coming in nicely and a third is slowly coming in. Dave randomly put fertilzer in his and now his soil is looking weird so hopefully that doesn’t affect it’s growth – bold move.

Dave did plant two new things but they haven’t sprouted so I’ll save you from looking at dirt.

That’s about it. Who do you think will win the bigger and better sunflower? Let me know in the comments.

That’s all for today, hope everyone is staying safe.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Forty-Three

It’s almost Friday!

Today wasn’t that great of a day. I was slightly productive but I had a migraine a day because it rained all day. I guess the weather has decided to finally be spring.

This morning Drax actually slept in but it was probably because of the weather (he hates rain), we went on our morning walk and got soaked because he was being slow and indecisive. Eventually I just pulled him to go back to the apartment.

Eventually after playing with Drax and breakfast I decided I was going to start organizing my pantry. For Christmas last year I got some organizing containers so I figured out what fit in where and what I could change so it made more sense and I didn’t have to spend so much! I then went on Kitchen Stuff Plus and ordered curbside 3 containers and a brown sugar attachment. I still have yet to get them because I didn’t get the email to pick it up until after the store is closed. So that’ll be tomorrow.

I added up most of my expenses and will finish the rest tomorrow. I completely forgot to take pictures of my plants today so that is also on my list for tomorrow. I actually have a big list for tomorrow so I shouldn’t be bored.

Dave and I just watched movies in the evening and got bored! Now I’m laying in bed hoping to fall asleep soon since I’ve been sleeping like crap!

That’s it for tonight.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Forty-Two

Today was a blur.

This morning Dave and I went to Dave’s family grocery store, saw their little puppy (she’s literally only 2lbs), got some groceries then came home to walk Drax a bunch of times.

I have this urge to organize my pantry. You know, buy the clear containers and label them so they all match and look pretty – but money. Kitchen Stuff Plus does have curb side so I may get 2 containers to start with and grow from there. It’s going to have to be a slow process with this whole pandemic.

None of my orders have come in and it’s stressing me out. I ordered soap from Bath and Body Works because we’re running out and it’s been 3 weeks, it was supposed to come today but tracking doesn’t give any information so that’s useless. My sister’s package says it should come Friday so we’ll see for that, my other stuff it doesn’t say anything, the tracking is also useless so I have no clue when that will show up! Hopefully soon because it’s a gift!

Tomorrow I’m going to do my plant update, I’ve been putting it off but things need to happen! Stay tuned for that!

Not much else is happening, I slept like absolutely shit last night so I’m in bed with Drax and I’m going to pass out.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

March Favourites 2020!

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As everyone knows there’s a pandemic going on and we all need to wash our hands a hundred times a day. Now I don’t know about you but my hands are dry and sore from all this washing and I’m sure I’ve written about this cream before but I’m going to write more about it because it’s incredible important in my life for the month of March. This cream is amazing, it’s thick so you don’t need a lot, it’s 100% vegetarian and it actually works. Yes, it does smell like hemp but the smell isn’t that strong but beware dogs and cats like the smell. It’s made specifically for very dry skin and was tested on very dry skin so they had our hands in mind. The best part about The Body Shop is that it’s a cruetly free company and did you know they recylce their containers? If you have a membership (it’s free) and you bring back your containers you can get money added on to your account that can go towards spending later on.

KSP Bakers Silcone Baking Sheets – set of 3

I got these for Christmas from my Aunt, I didn’t use them for awhile and then finally I made cookies. These are the best damn baking sheets EVER. I have pretty good baking sheets but the more you use them the more ‘ruined’ they get. All you do is lay the silcone sheet down on the pan like you would with foil or parchment paper and place your cookies or whatever you’re baking and I 100% garantee it will not stick. The first time I used them I baked cookies and was completely shocked, I made Dave come over to lift up a cookie by hand because it was just so satisfying. Washing the sheets is just as easy, everything that was on them just comes right off and let them air dry. They always keep their shape, I just roll them up and put them in a cupboard and once I take them out again they will be flat. The best part is they’re reusable and you’re helping the evironment! You can get these at Kitchen Stuff Plus for regular price $29.99.

 

Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus Prep Set

I’ve had this for years and only just started using it. When I was younger I decided I was going to make a “nesting chest”, I started buying all the products I wanted for my own place but buy it slowly so I don’t spend a crap ton of money when you first move out. I orginally got all my Joseph Joseph stuff from Sears but they sadly no longer exist, now you can get stuff from The Bay, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Kitchen Stuff Plus. This prep set is the bomb.com because it comes with 2 mixing bowls (one big, one small), a strainer, a colander, and 5 measuring cups/spoons and it stacks together like in the picture to save space! The mixing bowls have grips on the bottom of them so they won’t move around on the counter, they’re all easy to clean as food doesn’t really stick to them (unless the food is sticky, like bread dough, but still was better than regular bowls) and they come in awesome colours. Now they do come in a sky colour (blues and greys) or a stainless steel verison if you don’t want the multi-coloured ones. Asbolutely love and I will show you other Joseph Joseph products! The multi-coloured and blue/grey are $74.99 and the stainless steel is $164.99 at The Bay.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

November Favourites

Makeup Favourites:

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Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra Fine Shape & Define

I wrote about before how I had a wedding in October and I got my makeup done, and loved my makeup. She used this brow pencil on me and they looks great without looking freaky! You can get this at Sephora for $32.00

Skin Care Favourite:

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Ombrelle Face Stick 

I went on vacation in October and your girl is pretty white/pasty so she needs her SPF (but real talks, we ALL need our SPF. Protect yourself!) I found this face stick and it works wonders, since normal we put the cream on your face but as soon as you sweat or go in the water it goes straight into your eyes. With this stick, that does not happen. Only thing is because it is a stick you really got to put it on so you dont get random lines across your face.  I got this at Walmart for $16.00.

Body Favourite:

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Chaos4K9’s Show Me Your Pitties Sweater

I went to the Pet Expo in November and I got this show me your pitties sweater because pitties are awesome and goofy! It cost $40 and it all went to the cause (plus I wanted the sweater). You can get these like anywhere online for different prices but Chaos4K9’s is $40 online or if they’re at a show near you.

Home Favourite: 

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KSP Viva Tension Bathtub 4-tier Corner Shelf

I love organization and the bathroom needed some love so we got this! My mum has this at her house and I liked it so we got it for our house. It makes the shower so much better and cleaner. I got this at Kitchen Stuff Plus for $59.99.

Music Favourite: 

Lalala by Y2K

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

December Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Aveda Feed My Lips Pure Nourish-ment – Vibrant Red

I love a good red lips and Aveda has a great red lip and it’s natural! You can get this at Aveda for $30.

Skin Care Favourite:

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Boscia Charcoal Imperfection Corrector

Ever need a good spot treatment? Boscia Charcoal Imperfection Corrector is the one to get. The charcoal helps dry out the unwanted impurities without irritating the skin. Be sure to not to shake it! The water and treatment need to be separate! I got this at Sephora for $37.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray 

I got this randomly when I was waiting to cash out at Sephora and thought it was a good thing to try. I curl my hair a lot and need a like hold hair spray that will give some texture to my short bob. I got this at Sephora for $32.

Body Favourite: 

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Boscia Cactus Water Moisturizer

One day I was at Sephora I was walking around and I randomly put this moisturizer on the back of my hand, I continued to walk around looking at other products then rubbed my hand. It was so unbelievably soft that I just had to have it. I did the exact same thing to my friend and she fell in love with it as well. This is $50 at Sephora.

Home Favourite: 

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Cuisinart Programmable Coffee Maker

My boyfriend and I went to a Kitchen Stuff Plus Warehouse sale and found this coffee maker for $50. Now I don’t personally drink coffee but my boyfriend does and this was a good deal, it works wonders and you can’t go wrong for $50.

Music Favourite: 

Sunflower by Post Malone and Swae Lee

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.