What do you get when you take Godzilla to the mall?

It’s hard to believe it, but July like totally flew by! As we look to August I thought I might share some of my favourite things!!

  1. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale – The biggest and best Nordies sale of the year, where else can you get in season new items up to 40% off? Two words: No where! Because of my low/no buy initiative that I try to follow, I bought things that I needed and a couple to clearance splurges. You can see what I picked up (here)
  2. Lust For Life – LDR’s latest record dropped, it’s worth a listen or two! You can check my take on the record (here).
  3. Nars Orgasm Lip Gloss– I have been using this gloss instead of a lipstick since I used up my whole tube of MAC VIVA Glam VI, I wanted something lighter for Summer, and I had a mini tube from a point perk. I like the light coverage, and the formula isn’t sticky.
  4. Game of Thrones – It’s here, Winter is here, and some major shit is about to go down! If you haven’t watched this show yet you should probably binge watch it and prepare to be blown away it has everything you need in a show: dragons, death, sociopaths, war, magic, and ice zombies among other things. The show is now in it’s seventh season and I can see some big things happening soon!
  5. Harney & Sons tea – My Head Teller (God bless her) loves this brand of tea, and tries almost all of them, the Japanese Sencha and Chinese Flower were two that weren’t her cup of tea #punsointended, so she gave me the tins. They are a bit expensive, but through amazon you can get big bags of loose tea! And sometimes its better to have the loose tea.

This post was very, very late because my laptop died… With my whole life on it. J is trying to salvage what he can, but as it stands my blog back up, novel, a few screenplays, countless songs and pictures are gone. Not to mention all of the years I have been collecting images and funny gifs… So stay tuned for updates, they might be even more irregular for a little bit until I sort out my life. And, on that not it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Godzilla by Kesha

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The flags are waving for me…

For my July playlist we are going with a summer theme, and summer is in full effect. My favourite summer holiday is the Fourth. I love BBQ, beers, sparklers, and fireworks! Iced tea and lemon Italian ice are summer staples. My summer wardrobe comprises of mainly red, white, and blue, with a little nautical mixed in and this playlist will make you grab a burger, a sparkler and an ice cold beer.

  1. 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy) – Bruce Springsteen
  2. Surf Colorado – Bowling For Soup
  3. California Girls – The Beach Boys
  4. Rockaway Beach – The Ramones
  5. Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven) – Lizzy Grant
  6. Ocean Avenue – Yellowcard
  7. Boys of Summer – Don Henley
  8. Island in the Sun – Weezer
  9. Rockin’ Me – Steve Miller Band
  10. Cruel Summer – Bananarama
  11. Summer of ’69 – Bryan Adams
  12. Rock Lobster – The B52’s
  13. Catalina – The Descendents
  14. National Anthem – Lana Del Rey
  15. Summer Wind Was Always Our Song – The Ataris

This playlist like many before is just as eclectic as I am. I took a lot of time putting this one together, and I had a lot of fun doing it! So may of these songs are really good, and a little all over the place. I am so looking forward to Augusts playlist! And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Gramma (Blue Ribbon Spakler Trailer Heaven) by Lizzy Grant

 

They were running through the rainbows…

Last week Breakfast at Kiki’s shared it’s 300th post.  Which is pretty damn awesome considering I feel as though I’ve hardly posted anything over the past few months.  But hey, I’ve been one busy lady growing this tiny human and all…

In the past eight months or so since my last milestone post (200, which you can check out here) so much in my life has changed.  In March I started as Head Teller in a new Branch with the bank.  And my Manager/Supervisor and Staff are awesome.  I am so glad that I made the move to the Bank, and although so much is changing there it’s really all for the best and were moving in a great direction as a branch and a financial institution.  Two weeks before I became Head Teller I found out that I was expecting.  Having a child wasn’t on the agenda for at least another year, but it wasn’t unwelcome either.  And even though my pregnancy over all hasn’t been to bad, it has taken a lot out of me.  So that was my March!

The rest of the spring and summer have been very much a blur, so much is going on and a lot of it is not going smoothly.  But that can be how life is sometimes.  And as my pregnancy has progressed I feel like I am running out of time.  There is still so much to do before baby girl arrives!  We still need to work on the nursery, make sure that we have everything set up for when she arrives, and it might be a good idea to decide on a name.

There is so much that I want for my daughter.  And I never could have imagined that you could love some one so much, without ever having met them.  J and I talk all the time about what we want for her and it’s crazy to think that in about three months we will finally get to met her.  I can’t help but wonder what the next few months hold…  Here’s to the next 100 posts!  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Lavender by Marillion

Hot summer nights, mid July When you and I were forever wild…

Hello friends, I know I’ve been away for a while.  Between work, helping my brother start a business and being pregnant during the summer I haven’t had much time to sit and write.

Over the past two weeks all of my favourite bloggers have been sharing their Nordstrom Anniversary finds, and I wish I could follow suit, but this year there was very little that spoke to me.  I am afraid to buy clothes for after baby, because well, I don’t know how quickly I will loose the baby weight.  And there was no A/W maternity styles on sale.  So I decided to check out A Pea In The Pod, which has some great quality brands I love, and the sale prices were an additional 40% off!!!!  I got some pieces that will hold me for the rest of my pregnancy (I hope!).

I picked up two Equipment blouses, who knew they had maternity styles?  I am hoping that they are going to work after baby too, because, well they are pretty bitchin’.  I ordered three dresses, they all just so happened to be from Seraphine, one black short sleeve, one blue patterned, and a long sleeve black printed that looks like something Ted Baker would offer.  I also broke down and purchased maternity jeans.  I really need them for weekends and days off.  my normal go to pairs are not cutting it any more.  I settled on a 7 For All Mankind boot cut, I have never bought a pair of $200 jeans before I hope they are worth it, they were discounted to $99 plus 40% off, so it was like how much every other pair I own cost.  And I rounded out my order with two long sleeve tops and two pairs of stockings.

I plan to eventually add some nursing attire in the next few months for when baby arrives, but I got what I needed for now.  My next purchase regardless of where from will no doubt need to contain some sweaters for A/W, some comfy pajamas, and maybe a fuzzy robe or two for those late night feedings my friends with children tell me about!  And on that note, it’s time to end!

 

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Young and Beautiful by LDR

As if everybody would know exactly what I was talking about

This month’s playlist is exploring some of my favourite Paul Simon tracks.  Paul Simon is one of those artists that you can listen to at almost anytime in your life and a song you never paid much mind to instantly becomes your anthem.

1.Kodachrome

2. Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

3. Me and Julio Down by the School Yard

4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

5. Rene and Georgette Magritte and Their Dog After the War

6. Train in the Distance

7. Slip Sliding Away

8. Mother and Child Reunion

9. Loves Me Like a Rock

10. Have a Good Time

11. Call Me Al

12. Graceland

13. Obvious Child

A lot of his music is on the singer/songwriter side.  It’s melodic, prolific, and calm.  It’s great to put on and chill.  I have been listening to this music since I was a young child, and I still love it.  The memories that these songs hold are some of my favourites.  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes