Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Dresser Search

I am in desperate need of a new dresser.

This is the one that I currently have in my room. It is about 3 years old now, and is just a cheap one from IKEA. It was not put together very well and has made 3 moves in that 3 years. Needless to say, none of the drawers work and its just not functional anymore.
I have always had a love of mirrored dressers. My thinking is that I should buy furniture that would be in my dream house, maybe not the price, but the style that I like. So I went on a search for a new mirrored dress. Here are some that I found.I have always like the idea of open shelving with stainless steel or metal trays to hold my clothing. I dont need much dresser storage as I hang up pretty much all of my clothing. Plus I think it would be really fun to display my shoes in some of these slots!I also liked this white washed dresser. Just not sure how it fits in with my whole idea and color scheme.
I now need to do some looking and see what I can find in store and more importantly what I can afford. Dressers definitely do not come cheap... unless they come from IKEA and you pay for what you get!

Can Men and Women be Friends?

Last night while watching When Harry Met Sally, there was a part of the movie that really hit home with me. I had heard the saying before, and really got thinking about it.

Can men and women really be friends?

Now I am a person who has a lot of male friends, in fact I would say that majority of my friends are of the opposite gender.

The thought was that men and women cannot be friends, because the man wants to sleep with the woman. Once the woman finds this out it becomes awkward and the "friendship" is over.

I started to think about my male friends to see if this was true. I figured out that there was a handful that fell into that category, however, once I found out that they wanted to sleep with me they got the old, "that is never going to happen, so forget about it and lets move on!" To this date I am still friends with those people.

How about you? I would love to hear some stories or ideas regarding this. Can a man and a women really be friends?

Monday, June 28, 2010

NYC Day 5

So I am a little late on this recap, but with my computer being at the doctor for a few days, I was without my pictures for a bit.

Day 5 on NYC was quite the day. We only had about 1/2 a day to see things before we needed to head back to the apartment, pack and take off to the airport.

We started the morning by heading to the Empire State Building. We thought a Monday morning would be the perfect time to see it. There would be no line ups, and we could take our time....

Well it was a great idea, until we showed up and got told that there was 0 viability! We still decided to head up and get the "experience" of it.

This is the view... Not much to see

We then decided to head over to a little restaurant for lunch. The place is called Katz's Deli, and they have possibly the best sandwich I have ever ate. It is also home to the famous faking an orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally.

Our final stop that day was back to Central Park. I really wanted to see the carousel. We had missed it the first time we were there, so we figured we would go back and quickly see it.
After walking in circles around it, and finding out that I was holding the map the wrong way we finally found it.
After Central Park we headed back to the apartment and said our good-byes to this amazing city.

Don't worry NY I will be back one day!

Little Toy Cars

Last week I found these awesome little cars made by Wearhouse 36 Pedal Cars. I think that they are super cute, and could definitely see my little cousins zipping around in them causing grief for their parents.

I also thought that they were reasonably priced at around $200.00. Definitely something that you could pass down to a couple of kids in the family!

ASA Tour 2010

This weekend we headed to Carstairs, Alberta for the 2nd Annual Alberta Simmental Association tour and AGM.

It was a great weekend sharing stories, catching up and of course looking at a few cattle along the way.

The tour is a great opportunity for the breeders in that area to gather a large number of people and showcase their herd as well as the 2010 calf crop.

We had a great weekend. Saturday we stopped at 3 farms to tour, and had an amazing BBQ after. On Sunday we headed to the golf course for a round of golf, and managed to have a few laughs along the way.
Cattle at Tymarc Simmentals
Scott, Kerrie and me hanging out at Mader Ranching
Robyn and her new niece Stella
Kerrie, Jill, me, and Robyn
Posing for Jill's photo shoot for an upcoming project.
Part of the herd at Mader Ranching
Future Simmental Breeder JR Good.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Dream Shopping List

Just a taste of what the $50 million lottery would buy me...

Sale Season!

Yes it is the time... discount and blowout prices of designer clothing! Here are some of my dream items. All of which are 30-70% off!

31 Years in The Making

Well after 31 years, the day has finally come. The day the Edmonton Oilers will get the 1st overall draft pick in the NHL entry draft.

This is the first year that this team has ever had the 1st pick, and it has created a lot of buzz within the city.

In this years draft there are 2 top prospects. Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin. Both players have extraordinary talent, and will be a huge asset to any team that gets them. It really will be interesting to see what player comes to Edmonton and what player will go as the 2nd pick.

Regardless, the debate between these two players has been beat into the ground. I prefer to take Seguin, let him play another year in the minors then bring him into the team when he is fully developed. Others argue that we should take Hall and let him play this upcoming season.

I guess we will find out sooner then later, what player will be wearing the Edmonton Oilers logo for the 2010-2011 season.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Exciting Weeks Ahead

So I know I have been MIA for a while. My computer is getting a good clean so I will be without for a few more days. In the meantime, I do have lots upcoming over the next few weeks:

Day 5 of NYC
Our backyard makeover
A Dream Came True
New Cattle
And so much more!

Stayed tuned to find out more!

Monday, June 14, 2010

If You Have To Cry Go Outside

I just finished reading Kelly Cutrone's new book, If You Have To Cry Go Outside: and other things your mother never told you.

I had really been wanting to read this book as I love Kelly from The Hills and now her appearances on The City. She also has a TV show of her own called Life on Kell that looks really good too.

Kelly appears to be one of those no nonsense, tough as can be, women. She admits that she often gets called a Bitch, which she refers to as Babe (or Boss) In Total Control of Herself.

The book does get a little preachy at time about her religion and faith, and the beliefs that she has, however, she does it to explain her life. She truly does open herself up to the reader, and holds nothing back. Kelly shares everything from her love life, drug additions, business practices, and insider stories to the fashion world.

Here are a couple of my favorite pieces from the book:

Everything Good Happens After Thirty:

1. Salary Increases

2. High End Fashion

3. A Baby. If you want one

4. The desire and the emotional wherewithal to date three men at the same time without remorse.

5. Vacations outside the USA sans youth hostel

6. Self Control

7. Property Ownership

8. The ability to buy a muscle car... if you want one

9. Decrease in overall paranoia and hysteria, which leads to...

10. Better sex!

The Empowered Girls Guide to Dressing for Work

1. No wife-beaters

2. No cleavage

3. No Belly Buttons

4. No Muffin-top

5. No stilettos or heels over three inches

6. No Flip Flops

7. No gold lame

8. Absolutely no corduroy

9. No belly piercings, eyebrow rings, facial piercings, or any other piercings that don't involve an ear

10. Nothing obviously more expensive then what your boss wears

11. No Chistian Audigier or Ed Hardy, which are forever banned from fashionable workplaces everywhere

12. No shipping the bra, even if you don't thing you need one

13. No cross-dressing

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Drayton Valley Show

This weekend we were are the Drayton Valley livestock show. This show is our local show, that our family helps to run.

We usually take a string out, get the calves used to being off the farm, and ready to go to shows later in the year.

We had a great show. There were some excellent cattle, that will be really tough later this year. Here are some of the animals that we took to the show.

Tallagega x CDY Signature Black 9S
Champion Heifer Calf Power Drive x CDY Signature Black 2N
Reserve Heifer Calf
RJY First Date 1W- Joker x Dream Date
Reserve Jr. Female
Joker x CDY Signature 2N
Champion Bull Calf
IPU Revolution
Co-owed with Beechinor Bros. Simmentals
Champion 2yr old Bull and Grand Champion Bull
Champion Steer
Co-owed with Macleod's