life lately

Life lately has been quite the blur. We're going on three weeks of being engaged and when they say that the wedding will be here sooner than you think, they're not kidding. I feel like time is flying but in the best way possible.

In the last few weeks I've had a lot of ups and a few downs but I have to remind myself that no matter what you have to think about all of the beautiful parts of life. Life is something that is so easily taken for granted, sometimes we forget to really soak it in and enjoy it. I have to admit, even though I am going through such a wonderful and beautiful time in my life, I haven't allowed myself to enjoy it and that to me is so sad. 

Over the summer I felt so motivated and pushing myself to be a happier me. It feels like as soon as that warm sun went away, the leaves began to fall and our nights grew a little colder my inner hibernation bear has come full strength. I don't feel like doing anything and I'm hating it. I'm beginning to resent that I am falling behind, that I am not working out and that I am not living my life the way I would like to. 

Of course, there is no one else to blame but myself and maybe the early winter blues but maybe just maybe if I put it all out here it'll kick my ass back into gear. I want to fall back into my healthy lifestyle, I want to work out, eat (just a little) better and enjoy life a little more. No more stresses and no more complaining it's time to start kicking ass and being the boss ass bitch that I know I can be. 

I am going to focus on all the good in my life, all the happiness and love that surrounds me and I'm going to find the love in being healthy again. It may take some time but that's okay, I will fall into it this is my promise to myself. I love me to much to not care about myself and its about damn time I start showing myself that I do. 

Hope you all have a great week! 



Yesterday, while laying in bed Brent says "Wow, it's been a while since you have made a blog post.. Should probably get on that." 

So, here I am making a blog post ;) I can't believe how fast time has already flown since we have gotten engaged. The love and excitement we have received from family and friends is seriously amazing. I never realized how big my support system actually is. So, to all of you thank you for your kind words, visits and gifts, we truly appreciate each and every one of you! 

I think of the two weeks we have been engaged, the hardest thing for me has been calling Brent my fiancé instead of boyfriend. Is it just me or isn't the word the weirdest sounding word ever? Every time I say it, I feel like I'm just trying to be a french woman with a cigarette in my mouth and a beret on my head. It is such a foreign word to me! Brent has surprisingly eased up to it pretty quickly, I mean the very first day I was already called his fiancé, good on you babe! I have slowly been getting used to it but every time I say it I make a comment because it's just SOO weird haha! 

I have to admit though being engaged is awesome. I have been truly blessed with such an amazing fiancé (SEE!!) For five years this guy has put up with me, loved me, cared for me and now I get to marry him. If that isn't lucky, I don't know what is. 

To all my single ladies (and men), I know some of you are rushing to find 'the one' but take your time. I know a lot of you are tired of the waiting game but I promise you when you least expect it that special person will come knocking. I was lucky enough to find mine when I was 18, he swooshed in and literally saved me from a life of excessive partying and craziness. Lord only knows who I would have become had I not met Brent but like I said when you least expect it, it'll happen. 

In the upcoming weeks, months and years (2), this blog will obviously begin to include a bit more wedding stuff. If that bothers you sorry but this is my space so, tough. If it doesn't, welcome and please please please leave comments about any tips/advice when it comes to planning a wedding and living a happy marriage! 

Hope you all have a safe and wonderful weekend! 




You guys........... 

Something pretty big happened this weekend! Mr Brent Swance popped the big ol' question and I couldn't be happier! Next month will be our five year anniversary, five whole years! I am so excited that we have taken our relationship to the next level, we're fricken getting married! Not that I didn't expect us to not get married but now I can officially start planning and getting excited about our big day! 

I am so unbelievably lucky for all the support and love that we have received over the weekend. We are truly truly blessed to have the amazing family and friends that we have. Our support system is so big and I so overwhelmed with love and happiness. So thank you to all of you who sent us well wishes, Saturday was truly a magical day! 

Brent, I have loved you since day one and I will love you until the end of time. Thank you for being my best friend, my rock, my everything. I am so lucky to have you by my side, there is no one in this world I'd want to go on this journey with. I love you! 

Hope you all had a very happy thanksgiving and gave thanks for the amazing lives you have! Here's to another week of work! 




It's hump day! It's hump day! oh you dirty minded people, its the middle of the week... which means it's almost the weekend! Can I get a HELL YEAH?! This weekend is a long weekend, thanks to thanksgiving... Holla! I love me a long weekend ;) 

Anywho... Last week I made a few purchases and I'm actually pretty excited about them. For as long as I can remember I have wanted to buy a necklace/ring/bracelet etc. with an initial of Brents name. I've never really bought one because I was afraid people would think its lame. Now that, for the sake of better words, I don't give a shit I finally bought not one but THREE! I bought myself two necklaces and a ring! Ha! You go big or go home right? 

I don't know why I ever really wanted one of these things, I think I just love having something that makes me think of him or whatever. I did not spend a fortune because alas I am Kathy and one of the cheapest humans on earth, although I wouldn't go as far as those people on extreme cheap stakes... I mean COME ON, peeing in a bottle? Ew. 

You can find these little numbers on ebay here and here.  They were $0.99 and free shipping! You are welcome! 

Enjoy your Wednesday... we're almost there friends :) 



Is it just me or did the weekend fly by? Seriously, Monday needs to come a little slower! Anyways, I had a very lovely laid back weekend. I love spending quality time to with my family, friends and Brent and that was all this weekend was about! It was super great and a lot of fun.

Last week, I found this new website on pinterest and now I am in love. It is pretty simple, just has a bunch of amazing photography and you can take the work for free. Alas, I would never give myself credit for it so here I am showing you a few of my favourites and letting you know about this amazing website. The photography is to die for, so many pretty and dreamy pictures. If there is one thing in life I wish I could do it would be to be able to take beautiful pictures. There is just something so magical in capturing the beauty of the world, I love it. 

you can check out the website here.

Enjoy and happy Tuesday! 


weekend roundup

Rabbit, Rabbit! Welcome to the month of October! I have a feeling it's going to be a good one :)  

We had quite the adventurous weekend ladies and gents! I know its Wednesday, but lets be real here my blogging skills have been lacking... Alas we had a salsa night and a fun night out on the town in Toronto.

Life has been pretty fun around here, on Friday night we had a couple of friends over, drank some wine, made some salsa and watched beauty and the beast. Can I just note how great that movie is? I hadn't watched it in years but when one of the guys (YES one of the GUYS) suggested it, we were all pretty cool with it and it was great. The salsa took us a few hours to cook, only about an hour to prep though which was great once I get a full recipe I will post it! 

On Saturday, the four of us went down to Toronto to pay Brent's friend a nice little visit and go out to the bar. We went to a place called the Bier Markt and it was pretty neat. Very laid back, a lot of beer choice and great music. It's so fun to do things that are completely out of our element. Since winter is just around the corner and our hibernation season will begin, we are are trying really hard to fit in all these fun activities! 

This weekend we decided to take it a little easy, we have been talking about renovating my office for the LONGEST time but have been so busy we just haven't gotten around to it. So this weekend we will be cleaning it out and getting the ball rolling. Can I also add that my grandmother is coming to visit us for four months! I am so excited! Only three more days until she's here! It's almost the weekend guys! Just hold it together, we can get through Thursday and Friday!