Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Highlights of 2014

Photo By Gabriel Santiago
Image Credit: Gabriel Santiago
Hi there! I thought it'd be a good idea to wrap up 2014 the way I did with 2013 by writing a round-up post of my highlights of the year. I think everyone came into 2014 hoping that it'd be their year, and while I'm not quite sure if I'd label the past 364 days that way, they were 364 pretty freaking fantastic days, and I don't doubt that today will be just as great.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My New Year's Resolutions

Photo By Jeff Sheldon
Image Credit: Jeff Sheldon
Hi there! While 2014 was quite an unexpected and quite a wonderful year for me, there are still quite a few things I'd like to change about myself to make 2015 even better. I think everyone has something they aren't 110% happy with in their life that they would like to be 110% happy with, hence we make resolutions. Yes, sometimes, a lot of the times, they don't work out like you hoped, but it doesn't hurt to make some.

I'm taking a different approach to goal setting this year by making lots of small goals and every month, I'll set 3-5 goals and try to accomplish them. We'll see how this all turns out. I'll definitely be taking you all along for the ride.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hi there! I just wanted to pop in a wish you guys a very merry Christmas, or if you don't celebrate it, a very happy holiday season. Honestly, I intended this post to be a heck of a lot longer and more detailed, but I've been really sick for the past week or so (the illness acting up especially acting up as we approached Christmas), so I've just been sleeping all day to be completely honest.

I also wanted to say a huge thank you for sticking around through thick and thin this year as you motivate me to just keep on writing and blogging. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'll be back for a bit longer tomorrow to talk to you more about how I celebrated Christmas, but for now, I hope that you take a bit of time offline the next few days to just enjoy with your family because that's something that's really important, I'd say.

I love you. :)

Thank you so much for reading!
- J

Monday, December 22, 2014

Fashion Tips that Just Don't Work for Canadians

Photo By Ali Inay
Image Credit: Ali Inay
Hi there! If you read blogs (which I'm assuming you do if you're reading this right now!) or watch YouTube videos, you know that around this time of the year, there are a bunch of tips on how to bundle up for the cold weather. Some of them, however, just aren't enough for us Canadians here up north.

No offense was intended to any other bloggers, of course. I just thought I'd try something a bit different. Oh, and if you combine a bunch of these tips (save for a few exceptions), you might be able to survive out in the harsh Canadian winter, or anywhere else that's frigid during this time of the year and will remain this way for the next two and a half months.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sunday Funday: December 21/14

Photo By Samuel Zeller
Image Credit: Samuel Zeller
Hi there! Just so you know, this is going to be the second last Sunday Funday of 2014. The thought of 2015 being just around the corner freaks me out just a smitch. For some reason, I feel a bit more relaxed and prepared about it even though it really just hit me that twenty FIFTEEN is nearly here. I'm a strange child.

I haven't written a Sunday Funday in a really long time, it feels like. It also feels like I've said that somewhat recently. Oops. Apologies are in order, of course for the flakiness of my online presence. I'm not even sure what's been up with me lately besides the usual "I've been busy" which I really don't want to reiterate, but being a better blogger in 2015 is one of my big goals for the upcoming year. So rest assured - I know I've been bad.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holiday Party-Ready Outfits

Hi there! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, or whatever it may be, surely you'll want to dress up and get into the spirit of things. I don't know about you, but there aren't that many opportunities for me to dress up in my daily life, so whenever I get a chance to get a little bit more dolled up, I'll take it in a heartbeat.

With your favourite red lipstick and sparkly eyeshadow, pair them any of these three outfits and you're going to be holiday party gold. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Interview With Adaora Keke from l'Artiste

Hi there! Recently, I interviewed Adaora Keke from the fashion and music blog l'Artiste and inquired her about her holiday fashion habits amongst other things! She's such a lovely girl and runs a fabulous blog, so you should go check her out right here (and read the interview below as well!) Fun fact, we were actually friends and went to the same school back around 2nd to 4th grade, so it was really cool to get back in touch with her when high school came around.

She also interviewed me for her blog, so you can go check here that out as well if you're curious to know what I said.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Winter Break To-Do List

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Hi there! Tomorrow is my last day of school before the break (thank God) and I couldn't be more stoked about it. If you couldn't already tell by the lack of blog posts, I've been super busy lately and have gotten into the nasty habit of taking naps and not getting enough sleep. It's just been a good couple months in terms of what I've been doing, but not so great when it comes to what I haven't been doing (ie. sleeping and blogging).

I thought that it'd be fun to tell you a bit about what I'm planning to do this break and catch you guys up on what's been going on (kind of) since I haven't done a Sunday Funday in ages. I'll do a super quick round-up of the list and what I actually managed to accomplish in the Sunday Funday going up on the 4th, so stay tuned for that.

Monday, December 15, 2014

What I'm Giving For Christmas 2014

Hi there! I don't quite know where my brain was when I was taking these photos, but it was clearly not with me as I forgot to take a few photos of things I got people before I gave them away. Real smooth, eh?

Since there are so many gift guides out there (and I've made a few myself), I thought I'd try something a bit different and show you exactly what I'm giving my loved ones this Christmas. HOWEVER, if your name is Akila, Danielle, James, Lauren, Marianna, Lucy, Kitty, or Kate (you know who you are), please feel free to ignore this post and NOT read it and spoil my fun and your surprise until the 19th.

Thanks guys. :)

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Hi there! I'm feeling especially motivated today, so I thought I'd take advantage of that and give you guys a little spiel about what's been on my mind for the past few days/weeks because I've missed a few Sunday Fundays and just posts in general and I really miss talking to you.

Oh, and I have no idea in which direction this post is going and it might be totally rambly (hence being categorised in "Rambles") but I hope that you'll bear with me. :)

Monday, December 1, 2014

December's Big Five

Image Credit: Drriss & Marrionn via PhotoPin CC
Hi there! I missed last month's, but that won't happen again for basically the most exciting month of the year... December! There are so many exciting and wonderful things happening this month that I'm super stoked about. I mean, the atmosphere itself at the start of December is enough to get me pumped for the thirty days to come before we ring in 2015.