Monday, January 31, 2011


About a year and a half ago my then boyfriend and I decided that we eventually wanted to move to Quebec, CA. It wasn't an overnight decision and we battled back a fourth for a while but finally knew that it's what we wanted to do. So, after the wedding we started the paperwork to have my husband become a U.S. Citizen (he's Canadian). It's a LONG process there's a lot of things that have to be done before the application can even be sent in and on top of everything you have to write a check for $700 without knowing whether or not they'll actually grant him his Citizenship. Anyways, that was all sent in September and we've had 2 different letters come in the mail since then, in December we received a letter saying that Lee had to go for fingerprinting and a background check which was done early January and the last was TODAY! He's been scheduled for an interview date early March! This means if all goes well his ceremony will take place hopefully soon after and we could be on our way to Canada BEFORE THE SUMMER! I know this doesn't really seem like much but to us it's been something that didn't seem to be tangible and now it's almost here. We're so excited. I'll definitely keep you posted as we hear more....

here are some pics of the place i'll be calling my home!!!!!

Old Quebec


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thankful Thursdays

I'm not quite sure if this will be a weekly occurrence but I figured I'd give it a shot this week.

I'm thankful for my husband.

My husband is a great man. He is a kind man. He is a gentle man. He is loving man. He is what has helped me make it through some hard times in my life, with my family and with myself. He believes in me no matter what. I'm thankful that he is in my life and that he wants to be here with me. Sometimes I lose the bigger picture and it brings me down but he lifts me back up. We still have hard roads ahead of us but I know that with him by my side we'll get there in the end.

je t'aime avec tout mon coeur

Monday, January 24, 2011

Yesterday in Today

Yesterday the hubby and I went into Manhattan and spent the day doing some things we've been holding off. We started out the day having bruch in the Macaron Cafe. The Macaron Cafe is this cute little hole in the wall type place where it really should be standing room only but somehow they managed to fit a booth or two, the ambiance was pleasant and there was lots of pink! I imagined it being a cafe where Marie Antionette, herself would proudly be seen in and just as I thought it I see her resemblance smiling at me from a card stock menu. The Brunch we had consisted of a chocolate croissant for me along with a steaming cup of dark chocolate milk and Lee (my husband) had a cup of fresh french pressed coffee and a nutella crepe. The food was yummy but nothing amazing and after eating I got down to business for the items we originally came for. Les Macarons. The Cafe had so many flavors that it was too hard choosing only 6 but I managed selecting some freaking awesome yummy flavors and have a mental list of flavors I have to try at a later date. The flavors I chose were Honey Lavender, Chocolate Passion Fruit, Espresso (for the hubby. i don't "do" coffee), Rose, Caramel and White Chocolate. At 6 macarons for $13 I couldn't buy as many as I would have liked but I'm positive that there will be more reviews about the Macaron Cafe in the future.


marie antoinette-ish pic

yummy dark chocolate milk

after brunch we headed further uptown to the American Museum of Natural History which really should forever be known as the museum from the movie with Ben Stiller! It was a good time for as good of a time as a museum can be. I wish I enjoyed it more but I guess my attention span won't allow it. My husband however, was in heaven! He's like a little kid in a candy store when it comes to dinosaurs and fossils. I go for him and only him.

my sexy husband

Dinner was kind of a bust in a way, and then in a way not.... For months now I had been looonging to eat at this place in SoHo and finally yesterday I had the chance!!! bust the place was super tiny and super loud, we had to order our food and sit in these funky chairs until our name was called. Luckily the "Mac Lobsta"(macaroni and cheese with lobster chunks) was superb but I just didn't feel as if we enjoyed it as much as we could have with a more inviting environment. Honestly, who can eat comfort food while being uncomfortable?! Anyways, after our mac & cheese trial we decided to head next door to a chic little bar and bistro and have a real dinner. We shared a "bucket" of gourmet fried chicken that had a southern twist with its side of coleslaw, jalapeno cornbread and homemade ranch dressing. It was really tasty and was a nice relaxing way to finish our night.

We headed back out into the cold and on our way to the subway station we came across some very helpful advice

Don't Eat The Yellow Snow. lol

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Day Date!

Tomorrow my Hubby and I are heading to Manhattan and finally visiting some places I've been dying to see!!! One in particular is The Macaron Cafe! I'm madly in love with macarons and I found a place that makes all different kinds of beautiful and what I can only imagine be super insanely tasty lol!
we're also going to be hitting up the Museum of Natural History since it's going to be about 12 degrees out tomorrow and walking around outside just doesnt sound pleasant. Lastly we're going to the Mac Bar which is a place that specializes in gourmet mac and cheese! yummmmmmmmmmmmmm I'll be sure to take pics and give a review on these 2 places along with anything else we try out tomorrow. : )

Friday, January 21, 2011

Heads Up

So, while reading this blog you're going to see lots of things such as fashion, design, food,weight loss, journal posts and one of the most important events happening in the next couple of months Our Move To Canada! I'd actually like to start a blog once the process is progressing faster than it is now. lol. It's a HUGE decision my husband and I made about 1 year ago and we've just been in the process of making it happen since then. It's definitely exciting and nerve wrecking but it will totally be worth it! So, yeah....just a heads up about what's to come!



Just wanted to do a quick test run and make sure everything was running smoothly!