One of my favourite things about my apartment has suddenly become my least favourite.
Apparently, wooden stairs + socks = hazardous. Let’s just say that my back has had better days…ouch.
But, there is one thing that always make me feel better.
An excuse to eat chocolate daily.
Every year, I get a calendar. I think that’s why I always associated December 1st with the beginning of the Christmas season.
Today I started with my Christmas decorations. I put up everything we have, but it didn’t feel quite Christmas-y enough. Thinking I’ll be looking for some more…you can’t be too festive, can you?
Hello, apartment-sized Christmas tree.
It’s little, but I think it’s cute.
Although, I think we need a new topper. The angel on the top is clear and she’s missing a wing, so from a distance it’s hard to figure out what it is. I pointed it out to Eric and he said “It looks like a mushroom cap.”
Going to have to agree with him on that one. And it’s red too – Mario, anyone?
My front door is 100% perfect though –
Yup, those are little cupcakes.
With “sprinkles”…it doesn’t get much more fitting than that, does it? My mom picked this up at a Christmas Bazaar for me a few weeks ago and I absolutely adore it.
When I told Eric I was having a sushi craving and that we should pick some up, he 100% agreed – he’s as sushi-obsessed as I am. We usually go for all-you-can-eat, but last night we decided to order in from Sushi Eight, our favourite sushi place in Brantford.
Eric’s Black Dragon Roll on the left, my Odessa roll in the middle, and his salmon roll on the right. The Odessa roll is eel and salmon topped with avocado and more salmon – my favourite roll in existence.
A California hand roll for him and a mango one for me.
It was my first time ordering a mango roll (it had crab in it as well) and it was different! Not my favourite, but not bad either.
Black pepper tuna sashimi (excuse the poor photo, I was hungry).
Another different choice for me – it was pretty good! Although, I don’t think anything beats my salmon sashimi.
What’s better than following one of your favourite dinners with one of your favourite desserts?
Not much…that is a happiness-guaranteeing decision.
- red velvet and ginger spiced cookie froyo (and now I’m thinking I need to make some gingerbread cookies in the near future…)
- chopped Reese’s
- cinnamon streusel
- maraschino cherries
- frosted animal crackers
- mini M & Ms (kinda like really big chocolate sprinkles, right?)
- caramel sauce
It actually works out nicely that day 2 challenge is my wish list – a couple people have been asking me and I keep giving the answer of “I don’t know!” Now I actually have to think about it, don’t I?
Ok, here we go!
1. A new set of pots.
My old ones are like tinfoil, they’re so thin – I’m actually afraid I’m going to burn through them eventually. I love Rachael Ray, so some of her cookware would be fabulous. The purple is just a bonus.
2. An Immersion blender.
I love soup, especially pureed soups. I don’t make them often because making a pureed soup when all you have is a Magic Bullet is pretty much the biggest pain in the ass ever. Still going with purple.
3. Gift Cards.
I could really use some new workout clothes, so a card to Lululemon (and then maybe I would actually own something from there) or Sport Chek would be lovely. Or GNC – I wish I could own stock in that store, I love it so much.
4. Fun-flavoured alcohol.
I’m not a huge drinker by any means, but I have a collection of fun flavoured vodkas. When I was hunting around the LCBO yesterday I found some fun looking ones:
The S’mores one just looks awesome.
I collect two things: cookbooks and shoes (that being said, I wouldn’t mind some new shoes either. Size 9!) Anything by Rachael Ray, Gordon Ramsay or Bite Me Too by Julie Albert and Lisa Grant. (I have the original Bite Me and it’s one of my absolute favourite cookbooks).
6. Video Games.
These ones are both calling to me:
Little nerd girl at heart.
7. Concert Tickets.
I don’t have a specific concert in mine or even know of any of my favourite bands playing anywhere near here…but it’s been way too long since I’ve been to a show.
(my friend Mel and I at Warped Tour last July – the last big concert I went to. It was storming and poured rain for over an hour, but we still had a fantastic time! Wear a bathing suit under your clothes for large outdoor concerts – seriously the best decision I’ve ever made. And yes, absolutely guilty of the occasional duck face-d picture )
Edited to add: I thought of another one this morning:
8. Magazine Subscriptions.
I already subscribe to Cosmo (I know, but I love it) and Women’s Health, but I wouldn’t mine getting a few more delivered to my door monthly. I’d love to get a subscription to Oxygen, or to a cooking magazine like The Food Network magazine, Cooking Light or Rachael Ray.
And I think that’s it – at least, all I can think of right now. Enjoy the last day of the weekend!
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