Wednesday, September 26, 2012

9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Tights- Target; Ring- H&M; Shoes- Swapped; Scarf, Dress (worn as a skirt); Blazer, Belt & Sweater- Thrifted; Nail Polish- First Class by Revlon & Today Was a Fairytale by Deborah Lippman
After suffering from a mild case of writer's block I was relieved to stumble upon Enter Kelly's post yesterday ( borrowed from Life, etc...) which is a countdown of random facts, stemming from body parts (that sounded creepy, just keep reading, I promise!

(You know you're a foodie in a committed relationship when... the list was supposed to start with 9 celebrity crushes but I could only think of 3 so I swapped the order of cute boys for yummy food!)

Eat with your stomach (9 yummy treats): 

  • Homemade guacamole (which I make on average 3 times a week)
  • White wine (well this is more drink with my mouth than eat with my stomach but it's one of my self-care techniques and I'm not selective- as long as it's not red!)
  • Fresh mango
  • Popcorn with nutritional yeast & chili powder topping
  • Applesauce
  • Purely Decadent dairy free 'Turtle Trails' flavoured icecream
  • Mushed up bananas (sounds revolting but ironically enough this is my cure for nausea!)
  • Green smoothie (with kale, hemp hearts, chia seeds & various fruit)
  • BBQ tofu & veggie skewers

Love with your heart (8 loves of my life): 

  • My man
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Cats
  • House
  • My clothing/shoe/nail polish collections
  • Vacationing 
  • Plant-based diet

Smell with your nose (7 favourite scents): 

  • Gasoline (is it weird that's my first choice?)
  • Pumpkin nutmeg pie scented candle by Candle-Lit
  • Juicy Fruit
  • Tweety Bird by Aquolina perfume
  • Homemade bread
  • Christmas trees
  • Currants & acai scented reed diffuser by Glade.

Talk with your mouth (6 addictive sayings): 

  • Cheap & cheerful
  • One woman's faded and outdated is another woman'e sleek & chic (that's my personal thrifting motto)
  • Everything happens for a reason
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you've  imagined
  • Dare to reach your hand into the darkness to pull another hand into the light 
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams

Listen with your ears (5 favourite sounds):
  • Rain drops on the window panes
  • Country music (currently addicted to "Love like Crazy" by Lee Brice)
  • Hearing my man say "I love you"
  • Purring cats
  • Heartfelt thank you from a Dress for Success client
Create with your hands (4 things you created that you're proud of):

  • A poem about dementia that I wrote about my Nana in grade school which was later published in a Nova Scotia journal
  • A Remembrance Day poem that I read in front of the school assembly in Junior High (sounds like I need to start writing poems again!)
  • The life that I created for myself in Ottawa (6 years ago) away from everything (and everyone) familiar
  • This blog
                            Look with your eyes (3 celebrity crushes):

  • Shane West (love at first sight after A Walk To Remember!)
  • Channing Tatum (and this was before I saw Magic Mike, now he's on a whole other level of sexiness!)
  • Dean Geyer (the new character, Brody from Glee)
                           Weak in the knees (2 things that make you swoon):

  • Romantic comedies
  • My cats cuddling (which is a very, very rare sight!)
                 Walk forward with your feet (1 thing you want to accomplish):

  • Take a leap of faith and start my own business to channel my inner entrepreneurial spirit

Do you see any similarities in my list to what you would answer?


  1. A great post full of great inspirations on a Wednesday night!

  2. emily, i like your primary colors bold outfit! yes, i agree that you need to start writing poems again. maybe someday you'll share some with us. i didn't know there was such a thing as tweety bird perfume. i favor homemade guacamole too. :)

  3. that is so cute that you swapped celebrity crushes for foodstuffs... I feel the same way, I realize I only notice famous guys when they remind me of my lovin' man :) I am going to be up front with you here... I WILL STEAL YOUR SCARF IN THE BELT MANEUVER. it is just too cute and classy. also, hell yeah technicolor tights, they're beautiful!

  4. This was an adorable post idea and I loved reading it! I love country music and white wine just as much as you do, promise! And the outfit is a lovely combination as well. The bright, contrasting colors really catch the eye. But I love that you broke things up with that black skirt. Lovely, Emily!


  5. Ahhhh gasoline and christmas trees.. forgot those! I love those smells too. I also think you would be an amazing entrepreneur. You have such strong drive! I loved reading this post! I'm so glad you were inspired :D

  6. I actually did see quite a few similarities! (for instance I also like the smell of gasoline, haha) btw, I really like the combo of your colourful scarf and deep blue nails.. oh and the ring is lovely too!
    ps. it was such an interesting post to read! I was happy to see I already know quite much about you.

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  7. This is such a great post. I love your nails.

  8. What a cool idea for a post (and I'm sort of relieved to hear that I'm not the only one who likes the smell of gasoline...).

    Courtney ~

  9. This is a cool post! I like the smell of gasoline too and homemade guacamole is absolutely the BEST! Heather

  10. So much to love here...your colorful outfit, the blue tights, the title of your blog, the inspirational sayings! This is my first visit. Hope you'll stop by and see me! :)

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life
    I'm giving away a gorgeous Soft Surroundings top!

  11. I LOVE your favorite sayings, especially the "live the life you have imagined" one! And my eyes are loving this gorgeous color combination--what a pretty look!

  12. I love your pop of blues! So energizing! I love the smell of fresh bread, apple sauce and reeeeeed wine!

  13. I so love your outfit. The colors are beautiful. I have always been a fan of colored tights. I also adore your nail polish.

    Apple sauce has been one of my favorite foods lately. Most of your favorite scents are mine too.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  14. HaHa! I'm a foodie too, so I probably would've done the same. I LOVE pumpkin candles. They smell so good this time of year. I love raindrops on window panes too. So calming. LOVE your blue tights!!! I love color tights. I think they're so much fun. Very cute outfit!!!


One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily