December Favourites 2020!

Tub Shroom

Normally I do not buy these sort of things, you know the as seen on tv things, but I randomly saw this in Walmart as I was shopping and decided to grab it. I did need something to catch all the hair going into our drain as it was a lot – mine, boyfriends, and my dogs. This is the best drain catcher I have ever bought. I was extremely surprised by this as it was cheap and easy to use, most of time these things suck, lets me honest! Naturally I ended up buying one for my Mum to use! I got this at Walmart for I think aroun $5-$8.

Eucalyptus Mint Single Wick Candle

I asked for some candles for Christmas that would help make my apartment less of a drag since I’m in lockdown (again). Usually I get the big 3 wick candles but this one is so cute! It’s small but it strong with a kick. The smell stay around in your place ever after you blow it out. It’s soy base wax and a slow burn candle! You can get this at Bath & Body Works for $14.50.

DKNY Tilly Zip Top Crossbody Bag

Anyone who knows me knows I love me a DKNY purse. My second bag I got I had it for one day then my dog somehow clawed it and scratched it. I was upset but got over it real quick; I’d had that bag for a year and bit now and it’s still in good condition (besides the claw mark) and was in the starting moods of getting a new purse. To my surprise I got a purse for Christmas and I love it. It’s similar to the one I have now but it’s slightly bigger and it has an extra zipper pocket! As this was a gift I’m not sure of where it was bought or how much but I know you can get DKNY at multiple stores like the Bay, DKNY actual stores, and many other department stores.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

May Favourites 2020!

Singer Sewing Machine

I had gotten this sewing machine awhile back as I was attempting to learn. Little did I know that I would need this to make masks! Now sewing machines and I don’t have a good relationship, nothing seems to work for me, I fix it then it works for maybe five mintues and then I have the same issue all over again. I made two masks with this, I was proud of myself but the anger that came with it was not fun. Singer is a great brand when it comes to sewing machines, my best friends Mum had one for 30 years. They are built to last and are good working machines – needless to say when I use it it’s user error. With anything though it takes practice, you’re not going to be a pro the moment you open the box that’s for sure. It takes me a lot of reading and watching youtube videos to figure some things out! I got this at Canadian Tire for roughly $150. You can get them at lots of stores, just look around and do your research to see what is best for you!

Yoga Mat

I bought my yoga mat YEARS ago at Walmart for maybe $20, now they’re everywhere. Most stores have their own verisons and colours so it all depends on what you like. I’ve decided I need to start working out because I was getting quarantine-15! As gyms were closed and I was bored out of my mind anyways, I got some weights and found a workout plan and got to it. Boy, was I out of shape and I still am. I remember when I was younger playing baseball and working out like it was nothing, now doing squats makes me break a sweat! My yoga mat was handy as I live in a one bedroom apartment with my boyfriend and dog so that’s not much space to do a full workout. At least the mat made me have a space, preventing noise going to the person below me and saved my knees from the hard floor. Now gyms are open, that that I have gone as the virus is still going around but I want to so the yoga mat is coming back out! You can get yours at most stores and you don’t need to spend a lot of them.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Sixty-Seven & Sixty-Eight

Day Sixty-Seven.

The weather has been hella nice lately but it’s slowly getting extremely hot. My Dad was home from work so Dave, Drax and I loaded up the car with my tires and the family and drove up to Hillsburgh. My Dad changed my tires over for me and we had lunch while the dogs played around all afternoon. My Dad has two dogs, a red fox lab and a bernese mountainn dog; the lab minds his own business but the bernese is a grumpy old man but Drax doesn’t mind really, he just loves having dogs as big as him around.

Eventually we drove back home and everyone was tired, Dave and Drax napped and I just did small things around the house until it was dinner time and Drax’s late night walk.

Day Sixty-Eight.

Today was a productive day, I went grocery shopping since last night Dave and I noticed our fridge was completely empty. Grocery shopping alone is meh but I did get to take my time and figure out stuff while I was there. I just like having someone push the cart. I came home, put the food away and then worked out. Today I did some pilates that I completely suck at and I’m super out of shape! Once working out was done I deicided to make a sandwhich because I didn’t want to make the apartment hot since it felt like 37 outside! Laundry was 30mins after lunch which is annoying, I absolutely hate going up and down! Laundry goes something like this: I live on the 6th floor, so I go down to 1 put clothes in the 4 washer, go back up, wait 30mins to go back down and put them in the dryer, come back up to hang any clothes I didn’t want to dry, wait 50mins and go back down to get the dry clothes and folding is always a pain!

I hung out until Dave came home, we made dinner, walked Drax around 8 so it was cool enough for him and now were hanging out watching some Netflix. Pretty productive day and now I’m super tired!

That’s all for today.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Sixty-Five

Good evening!

The weather was absolutely beautiful today and a little bit on the hot side! It was way to hot for Drax today so his walks were limited but later on at night we took him out and he was having a blast in the cool air.

Drax actually got a new collar since he’s growing so much his old one was too tight and he only wore it outside since it has his tags on it. Dave also got him a cooling mat, this thing is pretty cool and even I want to lay on it!

Today I did go to Walmart to get shirts and yoga pants since my other ones are more for louging around. There’s one shirt I need to return or just lose the weight and I love the yoga pants. Most likely will be going back for more of those!

Today I said I would do a plant update so here it goes!

So here we have our regular plants, arugula, spinach, garlic and rosemary. They are growing wild and I’m excited.

This is my pumpkin that is growing crazy! I know it’s going to be super vine like before I get any pumpkins so I’ll just keep taking care of it!

We planted some lettuce! They are just little babies but I’m excited for this. Never planted this before so we’ll see how this goes! Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for….who has the best sunflower…still in progress…drumroll please!

On the left we have Dave’s and on the right is yours truely. Baby sunflowers! So cute but it’s turning into a close competition! They are standing on their own currently and I will most definetly need to get bigger pots for them ass they get bigger.

That’s all I have for today, not much else was done!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Thirty Seven

Good morning!

I forgot to do my blog last night so it’s coming to you this morning! Yesterday morning Dave and I went to Walmart again because we forgot to get stuff plus they didn’t have some stuff! They didn’t have some of the groceries we wanted so we checked if they had that, which they did. The day we bought the BBQ we realized we didn’t get anything else for it besides the BBQ! We went back, got a cover and cooking utensils then had BBQ chicken for dinner. We have used this is everyday since we got it and I’m excited for summer now (assuming the pandemic will be over).

The rest of the day was pretty much just hanging out. At 6pm Post Malone hosted a Nirvana Tribute livestream concert and I of course had to watch is because a. Post Malone and b. Nirvana! It was pretty good, he sounded good and had Travis Barker do the drums so that’s cool!

After that not much happened, Dave played his videogames and I hung out on the couch until I was tired. Hense forgetting to blog!

I did weigh myself last night which was a big mistake and now I need to focus on losing weight again. Too much snacking is happening and not enough exercise!

That’s all for this morning, I’ll be back with tonights post later on!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

 

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Thirty Five

Welcome to spring-winter.

This morning Dave and I did some grocery shopping, we got there around 9:30am and by the time we left (10:30am) there was a big lineup to get in. It’s just crazy to think this is actually happening even though it’s been 35 days since I last worked.

While we were shopping Dave said he wanted a BBQ since we’re allowed them on our balcony. I definitely miss having BBQ food so I was okay with it. He found one that wasn’t too big and was only $160 from Walmart.

It came in a box but putting it together was easy as Dave did it pretty quick. The best part was the food, we had sausages, potatoes and salad. Definitely going to be used a lot!

That was pretty much our day! We walked Drax as he was super sucky together for some reason but he’s good and asleep for the night.

Dave and I are now watching Absurd Planet on Netflix, it’s pretty funny and educational. It’s fun to see all the weird animals on this planet! Go check it out!

That’s it! Hope you’re all staying sane and staying safe!

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

COVID-19 Layoff: Day Nine

I definitely did not make today interesting.

Drax got walked five times today, I did not work out and I literally cross stitch all day. Literally worked on the same cross stitch all day and I can’t even show it because it’s a gift for my sister and I know she reads this blog! Hi Caitlin!

My sister also wants some bread so I made that today and it’s currently rising so tomorrow morning I can bake it!

Dave and I did go to Walmart to get a new puzzle but they were completely sold out so now were going to order one off of Chapters website because apparently their still delivering! We’ll probably do that tomorrow.

I did cut my boyfriend’s hair, which I’m happy about because he doesn’t look homeless anymore! Woohoo!

Only other thing to write about is that my dog is EXTREMELY suck today! He follows me everywhere I go, I give him attention, we played in an empty field today, he got treats, I just don’t know what his issue is. Knowing him it’s something simple like Dave and I are not sitting on the couch with him but now he’s finally asleep and we’ll start the whole thing over again tomorrow!

Stayed tuned for maybe fun adventures.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.

January Favourites 2020!

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Do you ever feel like no matter how much deodorant you put on you’re always sweating which eventually leads you to smelling like b.o? This was literally my life and I hated it. I would be at work doing a client and sweating for literally no reason, so I would sneak to the back to dap my pits and apply more deodorant so they don’t smell. Eventually one of my coworkers told me about this new antiperspirant that she had been using and she loves it. She sent me a picture, told me it’s pricey for deodorant but it was well worth it. At this point I’d try anything no matter the price so I bought it (thankfully it was on sale the first time) and holy sh*t this stuff actually works. Literally for weeks I was telling people to smell my armpits after I worked a full shift of doing hair and they didn’t make a face like I smelt like death of b.o. They come in different scents but with me having sensitive skin I decided to go with the ‘free’ to keep it clean. You apply two clicks of the product on at night before bedtime then you’re set in the morning. I have woken up in the middle of the night to apply this because I forgot to after my shower and didn’t want to smell. I’m obsessed. I got this at Walmart for $7.97 plus tax.

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Black + Decker Crisp ‘N Bake Air Fryer Toaster Oven in Stainless Steel

My mum came over to my new apartment with my boyfriend to check out the place. Once she walked into the kitchen and saw our $10 toaster oven she said, “Well I know what I’m getting you for Christmas.” This thing wasn’t cute, it was white so you could see every piece of dirt, dust and food I couldn’t get off of it. It was so small you couldn’t even put two of those small personaly pizzas in let alone bread. Meanwhile with bread all it did was burn it so then you would under cook your toast so you didn’t end up with black toast. There is not one good thing I could say about our old toaster oven besides that I’m glad it’s gone. Sure enough, Christmas comes and my mum bought us a new toaster oven. On the day I didn’t get a good chance to look at it because that day is just hectic. On the 26th though, I had time to put stuff away and really get a chance to check things out. I set this bad boy up and got excited because it has an air fryer. I didn’t even know air fryers were going to be all the rage this year but I’ve always wanted one. The first thing we made in it was chicken wings, they were pretty damn good! Cleaning the oven after  was pretty easy (which I’m obsessed with doing now, it has to look good and work well so I take care of it), and it fits perfectly on our counter. Making bagels and toast is amazing and easy with no burning. I’m not sure where my mum got this but I found it on Walmart’s website for $99.98 plus tax.

 

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

December Favourites

Makeup Favourite: 

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Benefit Cosmetics Cookie Highlighter

I never knew the power of bronzer and highlighter until I got my makeup done for that wedding in October. I had just come back from St. Maarten with an small tan (your girl is so white she doesn’t tan and even the Carribean could barely do it) and still wanted to look tan. I looked white again once she put my foundation on (remember I wasn’t that tanned to begin with) but once she put bronzer and this highlighter on I was in love with it. The highlighter is the perfect shade and not too much shimmer. You can get this at Sephora for $40.00

Skin Care Favourite:

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First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads

I’ve always skipped toner because it usually came in a liquid or mist form and I hated it. My sister actually told me about these then so did the makeup artist, most likely because First Aid Beauty is the one brand that hasn’t irritated my face. It’s simple, after washing your face, you take a pad and wipe it across your face then use your moisturizer. You can get a pack of 60 at Sephora for $42.00.

Hair Care Favourite:

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Aveda Heat Relief Thermal Protector & Conditioning Mist 

In a perfect world, when we come out of the shower we brush are hair, put of heat protector in (yes everyone should!), put your styling cream then blow dry and style your hair as you please. The next morning you don’t wash your hair but it needs to be fixed, with this thermal spray you mist the hair before you re-style your hair giving it heat protection! I use this everyday because I fix my hair every morning (were not all perfect, no one is). You can get this at Aveda salons or stores for $41.00.

Home Favourite:

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Artic King 3.5 cu. ft. Chest Freezer

As most of you know I have a dog, we switched him to raw food and we got a hook up from a friend that we get 80lbs of meat. So we needed a place to store all this meat so it wouldn’t go back. My boyfriend actually got this on sale so it was cheaper for us but Walmart has sales all the time. You can get this at Walmart for $220.

Music Favourite:

Hate Me by Ellie Goulding & Juice WRLD

Thanks for reading,

Maeg

July Favourites

Makeup Favourite:

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Urban Decay Naked Basic Palette

My sister got this at Sephora and gave it to me to practice. I’m not sure this exact one is still at Sephora but they do have other similar ones. It has all the basics you would need for that look you want. This was roughly $38.00.

Skin Care Favourite: 

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Tulasara Wedding Masque Over Night

It’s called the wedding masque because your skin should look as good as it does on your wedding. This over night masque brightens skin, hydrates and makes skin feel firmer over time. It’s light, people testes and cruelty free. You can get this at any Aveda store, salon or concept salon for $85.00.

Hair Favourite: 

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Aveda Texture Tonic

This is Aveda’s version of a sea salt spray but it doesn’t leave your hair dry and hard. You can use this on dry or damp hair, spray and either blow dry or let air dry. You can get this at any Aveda store, salon or concept salon for $36.00.

Body Favourite: 

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Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen

I’ve discovered Sun Bum and I’m so glad I did. This is my second favourite sunscreen, close to my first. It smells great, leaves your skin feeling great and it has cool little characters. You can get this at Sports Chek for $17.99.

Home Favourite:

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Walmart Canadiana Comforter

I needed a new comforter but didn’t want something that couldn’t be washes because I have a dog. So it needed to be cheap enough that I wouldn’t mind it getting ruined over time, needs to be machine washable and it needs to be cheap-ish. So I went to Walmart and my boyfriend actually picked this one out and I didn’t mind it. It matches our current sheets so it works and it was only $90.

Music Favourite:

Gooey by Glass Animals.

Thanks for reading,

Maeg.