Thursday, October 29, 2009

National Trust

This past weekend was the 2nd Annual National Trust Sale. It was a great weekend filled with great friends, and Simmental cattle.

This years went excellent averaging just over $6300. There was lots of excitement in the air about one particular bred heifer who ended up bringing $66,000! We consigned one of our donor cows in the sale as well. She sold to Harvie Ranching for $7000.

My mom and I did all of the decorating and set up for the sale. It was lots of work, but everything turned out great. When I get some more pictures I will be sure to post them.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Time to Share #5

This weeks Time to Share takes a different twist.

I love to eat, and surprisingly I love to cook as well. I just don't ever seem to find the time, and know what to make.

The Food Network not only has a great line-up of shows, but they also have a great website in which they post all of their recipes to. So you really are getting some 5 star meals, that are easy to prepare.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What is a VA?

This week my good friend Robyn and I were able to catch up at an Ag Elle event. In the midst of her telling me about all the amazing things she has on the go, she started to talk about VA's. I had no idea what a VA does, or what they even were until Robyn explained it all to me.

A VA stands for Virtual Assistant. It can be similar to a personal assistant, however, you rarely meet these people, and you work from your virtual office (usually your home) for them. Jobs can range from part time to full time, marketing to blogging, to data entry to financial services.

As I am just starting to pick up some contracts of my own now, I thought It would be a great opportunity for me to gain some work, while still pursuing my own company. I loaded a resume, and the next day had a job!

I am now working as a Marketing assistant to a lady in Ontario. I speak with her once daily, and email back and forth things that I am working on. So far I have done preliminary work on a website, wrote blogs, researched articles, and did some bookings for an up and coming country music artist.

So far the opportunity has been great, and I have even learned some things already. I will be sure to share my marketing blogs with you as they get posted!

Time to Share #4

I know I have been behind on my blogging, but I have been extremely busy these last few weeks with lots of new projects. I will be sure to fill you in on them shortly.

This weeks Time to Share combines a few of my favorite things. Weddings, fashion, and one of my favorite TV shows- Say Yes to The Dress on TLC.

Kleinfeld's is one of the most famous bridal stores in the world, and has brides that come from every corner to find their dream wedding dress. Their dresses simply are stunning if you can afford the 3,000-30,000 price tags that hang on them!

The TV show Say Yes to The Dress profiles clients that come into the store, and their bridal consultants. It is really fun to watch the women try on different dresses and hear their stories.

This blog is all about Kleinfeld's and allows me to dream... Dad already told me that the most he would spend on a dress was $3000! Big mistake letting that go dad!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


So I am a lover of weddings and especially unique ideas. This is a photo shoot that was done for a couples engagement photos. Take a look, I think that they are some of the coolest ideas I have seen in a while.

Time to Share #3

As many of you know this last May we took our first annual girls trip to Vegas. I absolutely fell in love with the city, and from the moment we felt have wanted to go back.

Now with my parents going to Vegas this weekend to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary I find myself looking at deals to head down there again.

This blog that I follow highlights deals, entertainment, places to visit, etc. It is great to find some ideas for things to do while your down there.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Giving Thanks

As this weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, I thought it would be appropriate to give recognition to a few of the things that I am thankful this year.

As with a lot of us, I am thankful for great family. Over the last few months my family has been extremely supportive, and I know that they are always there when I need them. Although my sister lives in the US, and I do not get to see her as much as possible, I am thankful for our weekly phone calls and quick chats to catch up on each others lives.

I am also thankful for the great friends that I have in my life. Over the last year I have had some friendships grow to be extremely strong, and others that I have grown apart from. At the end of the day, I know that those that love me and are true friends with me with me forever, and for that I am thankful for.

I am also very thankful for my and my families health. This year has been trying for my dad's side of the family, and some of the health issues that have been happening there. In the end I think it has made us a stronger family, and I know that everything will turn out fine with a little bit of positive thinking.

I could go on for days, but those are just a few of the things that come to mind when I think of Thanksgiving this year. I am also thankful to all of you for following and reading my blog. It really does mean a lot to me to know that someone actually cares about the little things that goes on in ones life!

Hope that you all have an amazing Thanksgiving, and get your fill of turkey and pumpkin pie!

Friday, October 9, 2009

The End of the Season

As many of you know I love fashion. I love to shop, but I really love high end fashion, and only dream of owning some of these great pieces.

The Spring/Summer ready to wear series of fashion shows came to an end this week. The circuit runs from NYC to London to Milan and finally Paris. 50-60 shows are presented at each fashion week, and was a great way for me to follow what was happening.

I have went through and picked out some of my favorite pieces from the season. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do, and hopefully I will be able to find something similar to them as a much lower price point!

Best New Designer- Azzaro

Best Rocker Chic- Balmain

Best Red Carpet Gown- Marchesa

Best Casual Outfit- Blumarine

Best Beachwear- Blumarine

Best Outerwear- Julien Macdonald

Best Country Outfit- D & G

Best Shorts- Bruno Pieters

Best Collection- Dennis Basso

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time to Share #2

So it is that time of the week again, and another site that I would like to share with you.

This one is an agriculture blog that I have been following. Although it is based out of Ontario, there is a lot of great information that applies to all aspects of agriculture no matter where you are based out of.

Hope that you enjoy this blog as much as I do. Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Roommates

This weekend, we had a new roommate move into our house. We have a 3 bedroom house and for the last year and a half there has just been 2 of us in the house.

We thought that it was time to fill the room, and help to cut down some expenses. And that it will for sure.

After spending some time together I think that we will be having a lot of fun on Simpson Drive, and some more stories will be following shortly.