so soon

For two reasons tomorrow is a very special day. First off, it's my baby sisters 19th birthday... Say what?! I can't even believe how much she has grown up! I will be doing a post all about it tomorrow ;) 

Secondly, I am FINALLY reunited with my bestie Pinky! Yes, yes, yes that is her real name, she comes from an Indian descent and to be honest the name suits her, she loves pink! I am so overjoyed by her visit its almost as if it's MY birthday! 

This is the first time I will be having a weekend guest at my home, so naturally Brent and I will have to be on our best host/hostess behaviour! It's going to be so fun! I am so excited to have friends over this weekend, we are going to have an awesome time! I know that I have been really off on my whole blog game but to be honest life has gotten pretty hectic, things have been so crazy since I have come home! So much to do in so little time! I promise that after this week I will be getting my groove back!  For now I'm going to enjoy my sisters birthday and seeing one of my closest and dearest friends! Have a great week all! 


Paulo Family Vacation 2014

Last Friday, my parents, uncle, sister, her boyfriend and I all hopped into the van and drove 24 hours straight to Tampa where we got on a boat and sailed the Gulf of Mexico. We visited  Georgetown, Cayman Islands and Cozumel, Mexico. It was a wonderful, blissful 6 days of relaxation, food and a lot of alcohol. I had the time of my life. Although I had such a great time I was also so sad that Brent wasn't there to enjoy it with me, he was unable to come due to his job (which is totally understandable) but I can definitely say he was missed! It was nice to be with my family, there were times I  wanted to pull my hair out but I love them nonetheless. We Paulos are a LOUD bunch and poor Mitch got a good earful, we've never been the type to talk calmly we always just yell... It has to be a European thing. I won't be blogging all about the trip in one post I have decided to break it up because I have SO many pictures and a video that I still have to make! These pictures are from our iPhones so they're not that great quality! 

On our way home we split the drive into two, it was the longest two days ever! We drove a good 12 hours each day and it felt never ending.

Yesterday, when we finally pulled off the 401, into the truck stop and I saw Brents black Chrysler parked waiting for me tears came to my eyes. I was finally home. I am so happy to be back and with him, home really is where the heart is! So this weekend we're just going to enjoy each others company and see family and friends! I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend! 


Happy Birthday Momma

On Sunday, we celebrated my momma's birthday. It was a pretty great day! We had a few family members over for lunch and it was just so nice. I feel like I haven't been seeing much of my family since moving away, it becomes a little hard when you work full time. come home to cook and fall into the daily routine. So it was nice to finally break out of it and make time for those who matter most to me!! 

As a gift for my mom we decided that it's time for a family vacation, yay! Last week, we booked a 5 day cruise! We will be leaving on Friday, I love love love last minute vacations! It doesn't give you much time to really "count down" but enough time to look for to it! It's safe to say we're all pretty excited for it! 

I can't wait to spend time with the fam, relax and have a drink in my hand! It's going to be fun! :)

Happy Birthday Momma, 
you are my best friend and just the best dang mom there is. I would be lost without you! 

I love you!


office dreams

I have been daydreaming of offices lately. 

I have a perfectly good bedroom/office in my home still filled with boxes and a futon where our lovely guests sleep on. The room is no where near close to ready, it has absolutely nothing going for it and it's driving me mad. I mean the futon looks like it's from a college house and the boxes against the wall just make the room look blah, I need to get on this asap.

Brent and I have decided that it is time to finally start a makeover, I am still in the planning stages but I already have an idea of what I want. I want a space where I can call my own and also a space where our guests can be comfortable and sleep in. It's definitely going to be a work in progress since I don't see it being completely done anytime soon but I can live with that, as long as something starts to get done with it!

I'm thinking I want something very clean looking, all white furniture but with pops of colours here and there. Here are some dreamy offices I have been loving on Pinterest! 


heck, yes.


Last night, I went to dinner with Danielle (Brent's sister) and Jess (Brent's sister-in-law). We have been planning a ladies night for a while, so I was really excited to finally get together with a couple of my favourite ladies! Since Danielle is getting married June 2015, we obviously got to some wedding talk! Boy, did Danielle pull out a surprise for both Jess and I! Are you ready for this? She asked us to be Bridesmaids!!! YAY! Neither Jess or I, were expecting this so it was a total shock for us! But we are both SO excited! It is such an honour to be asked, Danielle and I have been close for a really long time and she is someone I really look up to and go to for everything. The fact that I was asked to stand up with her makes me SO happy! Danni we have been talking about this day FOREVER! I am SO excited for you and so happy to be a part of this process!! I love you to pieces, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! 

WOO HOO, let the party begin! 


early mornings

Early mornings were never really my thing, I enjoy my sleep way to much. Since I moved out I live about a half an hour away from my parents, so I need to wake up just a little bit earlier to get to work on time. My internal clock has chosen 6:30 am. It may not sound like much but for someone who was the queen of sleeping in, 6:30am is pretty darn early! 

I cannot complain about it though, in the hour that I give myself to get ready, eat and head to work, it's all a little peaceful. I have no one to talk to, so I just think. I sit with my coffee and breakfast and literally just reflect on how I would like my day to be, on what I need to do and on how truly lucky I am. 

I feel like I have been a complainer these last few weeks and I hate it. I literally have no reasons to complain, I am healthy and I AM happy. What more could I seriously want? I believe that we are in a society that just allows us to complain about every little thing. Go on twitter and look at the hashtag #firstworldproblems and there you go, a million complaints about stuff that really isn't that bad. 

Why is it that we find the bad in every little thing instead of the good? I mean I admit I am one to do it, but I just don't get why I do it. I want to start living my life for the better. Who cares if my phone is dying, who cares if I don't have money to go shopping. Those are all things that don't even matter! 

I guess all that I am saying is that sometimes you need to take a step back and really take a good hard look at your life and realize it's really not that bad. You've got it good. Life is such a beautiful gift and we need to embrace it, make the best of it. If we don't no one else will do it for us! 

So, those are my early morning thoughts for today! I bid you all a happy Wednesday, we're half way there ladies and gents! Have a great day :)