Monday, October 17, 2011


Hello All,

Hope you can forgive my absence. Truth be told I have kind of fallen off several bandwagons lately. It all started with my exam that I wrote 2 weeks ago, which did not go great. I now have to retake the course (which does not start for another 8 months!) which is putting a big delay on my schooling. In addition, I only failed by one point (!!!) which made me appeal the mark, but that didn't do anything. So after having paid the $195 for the appeal, I still have to pay an additional $980 to retake the course. This unfortunate turn of events has caused me to turn to retail therapy. Which as you can imagine never turns out well, and last night was the first time in 2 weeks that I even checked my credit cards, which will take a bit of a time to pay off.

Falling off the spending and schooling bandwagons has also caused me to not post, since I am too ashamed and distressed by what is going on. It's a vicious cycle, really.

But I am dealing, and theses misfortunes are making me appreciate the good parts of life even more, so not all is lost.

So I turn the table to you. What do you do when you are down on your luck? How do you keep yourselves motivated, and how do you allow yourself to indulge if your budget has no room for extravagances?

Friday, September 30, 2011

happy {friday}

Well today is the big day of my test. Prepare for the worst...hope for the best! I have been beyond stressed all week and completely ignoring everything but studying. Thank you to all of you for you wishes and I hope you are having a great Friday. On the bright side Nikki and I are going to be hitting FF21 as planned.

BF stopped by with a beautiful bouquet yesterday to brighten up my day.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

girl crush {clemence poesy}

A while back I did did a girl crush post that featured Meryl Steep and am thinking of making it into a series with the next lady being Clemence Poesy. I am obsessed with French women, there is a certain je ne sais quoi about them that other cultures do not seem to have down yet (the same goes for French men). They seem to be impossibly radiant, graceful and charismatic while making it look entirely effortless.

From the moment I saw Clemence in Harry Potter I loved her, and was thrilled to see her cast in last season's Gossip Girl. She is the ideal girl next door, with a French twist.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

{comfort zone}

"Ex and the City" Season 2

This week has been dedicated almost entirely to studying for my exam on Friday, and I would be a liar if I said I was not pumped full of Valium right now. I have never had exam anxiety in my life, but failing the first exam for the my CA designation the first time was a real kick in the pants (I have since retaken it and passed)...and I know that this is the wrong attitute, but I have prepared myself to take all the modules twice now and am completely expecting to fail. But...this is not a pity party, instead I want to talk about something that has always been an outlet for me.

Whenever I get super stressed out...and sometimes just because....I have a tenancy to watch Sex and the City. I am completely obsessed...props to those who knew that my screen name is the same one that Carrie used when she got AOL to email I said, obsessed. I know that the show does have some gaps when it comes to realism, especially from a financial perspective, but it's fun and puts me in a good mood. So I thought I would share some images from my favorite episodes. Happy Wednesday!

"The Good Fight" Season 4

"They Shoot Single People Don't They" Season 2

"Politically Erect" Season 3

"Plus One is the Loneliest Number" Season 6 Part 1

"The Post-it Always Stick Twice" Season 6 Part 1

"Unoriginal Sin" Season 5
What's your favorite episode? And if you are not into SAC, what's your comfort entertainment?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

day dreams

I have often dreamed of moving somewhere glamorous for a few months, anywhere from 2-6 would be fabulous. Maybe even a year. In my mind this would always happen after I finished my schooling. I mean who would not want to leave a current life behind and reinvent yourself somewhere bigger and better. There is a wide array of cities that would suit themselves for just this purpose. But for some reason I have had my eyes set on London. It seems the perfect distance from Canada. Plus it is close enough to Europe that you can have a plethora of weekend travel opportunities.

Well yesterday I logged onto Facebook and noticed that a friend has relocated there from Toronto to attend school. As happy as I was for her, my stomach actually sank. It's always disappointing to see other people live the life you want...I guess I may have to set up a new savings account.

What plans have you been putting off?