Scenes from the Weekend 08/11/14.


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Hi guys! Just some quick photos from my weekend for you today:

I had the bestie over for dinner Friday night:

Chicken thighs

Chicken thighs marinated in Trader Joe’s Soyaki sauce, roasted cauliflower, and sweet potato fries with ketchup.

And wine. Wine is my favourite.

Moscato Wine


(especially Moscato!)

A full body heavy weights workout to start off my Saturday:

Leg Press

And then taking myself out for lunch at the Farmer’s Market.

Falafel Plate

Falafel plate which basically included an entire container of hummus. It was awesome.

Movie date with a friend!

Ninja Turtles

I was actually really happy with this movie, which is surprising because I never say that about anything that Megan Fox does. Also – I want my own Michelangelo.

Also, this is the best ‘baby on board’ sign ever.

Baby on Board

Do you think I could find one with a pug instead of a baby?

And a Quest bar stock up:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Sunday at the dog park!

Dog Park

Which led to an exhausted pug all afternoon:


Seriously, 45 minutes at the dog park and all he wanted to do  was sleep for the rest of the day. I’m going to keep this mind.

Prettied up my nails:


(To the best of my ability, anyways. Essie Turquoise and Caicos + Maybelline Mosiac Prism).

And then a lot of Sunday was spent right here (yay standing desk!):

Standing Desk

Because today is my defense! AKA: Send a lot of good energy my way today

Have a good one!

<— What did you do this weekend?

<— What colour are your nails right now?

<— Go-to type of wine?

<— Do you have a standing desk?


  1. As I said on IG already, Atti is killing me! Soooo adorable and funny.

    Good luck with the defense today, you’re gonna rock it!!
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  2. Good luck buddy- You should be fine, especially since you ordered my favourite flavour quest bar! And I swear that wine is Australian…or I’ve seen it here. Clearly a wino.
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  3. Best of luck today, Sam..sending plenty of positive vibes your way :)! Lately I’ve been hooked on a Rose Moscato wine…it’s such a light yet flavorful variety! Loving your nails- very fun. I can’t remember the lsast time I painted my nails anything other than a base coat- colored nails make me antsy when they start to chip!
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  4. Sweet potato is my favorite, delicious and healthy!
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  5. Good luck friend–you got this! In other news, your Saturday morning sounds like the perrrrfect Saturday–gym+Farmer’s Market? I’ll take that every weekend pleeeease.
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  6. Oh my goodness, GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK GOOD LUCK! I promise you will be a rock star! Be confident, smile, and remember all of that work you put in to get here. You will pass with flying colors! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!
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  7. Your standing desk looks a lot like mine — including its proximity to the fridge/pantry And good luck with your defense today, lady! I’ll be waiting for the text telling me all about how you rocked that shit
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  8. Good luck! I’m sure you will do great. If all else fails, show them the picture of Atti – it will make their hearts melt!
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  9. Awww, pug love. I restocked on Quest bars lately too, but I got lemon, which is odd since I’m not crazy about most lemon things.
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  10. Oh man, falafel + hummus, so good! I have a standing desk in my office, but it doesn’t get used as much now that I’m almost to the end of my pregnancy. I tend to work sitting on the floor with our coffee table as my ‘desk’, because that’s the most comfortable way to sit.
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  11. Your dog seriously makes my day, haha!

    And so does that bumper sticker – they should totally have one with a pug…maybe go on cafepress and design your own to print?! Dooo it!

    I seriously need to get on my Trader Joe’s grind soon, it’s been WAY too long; apparently they have cookie butter ice cream now too…hohhh yea.

    Glad you had a good weekend And a hilarious one at that…your dog, I can’t even…haha.

    I had a crab feast at my house and it was awesome!! Love being a Maryland girl and picking some good ole crabs and I did have some sangria and an orange crush!!! Does that count as “wine” …?



  12. p.s. ~~~~GOOD ENERGY~~~~
  13. GOOD LUCK LOVEYYYY!!!! You got this!! So proud
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  14. Ahhh good luck today hun!! I know you’ll knock it out of the ball park Love that nail color! Mine are shamrock green at the moment…lucky color for race day mm and my go to wine is typically a Pinot Grigio…I used to love moscatos, but now they’re too sweet for me
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  15. When I was a little girl my parents didn’t know what to do with me – instead of princesses, I was obsessed with TMNT!

    No stand-up desk but I do keep a jump rope and exercise mat under my desk, so sometimes I take a 5 min jump rope break or do a quick yoga routine throughout my day.
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    • haha that’s too funny! My brother had these giant cardboard cutouts of them that were pretty fantastic And that’s a good idea!
  16. Good luck, Sam!!! You will do AWESOME!!
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  17. Thinking of you! Hope all goes well, I’m sure you will nail it! x
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  18. GOOD LUCK TODAY PRETTY GIRL! (But you don’t need it because you’re going to kill it)

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  19. GOOD LUCK!!! Fingers are crossed for you, bud.

    Wine is my favorite too. And tequila. I drank all of the tequila in Canmore over the weekend. Hahahah!!!

  20. — What did you do this weekend?
    Oh my! So much! I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well :), ,met a friend for dinner and caught up, went to a water park with a friend and her little guy, took my pup for a few walks, cleaned, cooked, shopped, yoga (with mom! ) made lunch for mom and EXHAUSTED myself .

    <— What colour are your nails right now?
    Au natural! I love your turquoise!! So pretty!

    <— Go-to type of wine?
    I very rarely drink, but if i do, i prefer dryer reds, pinot noir or a cab

    <— Do you have a standing desk?
    no, at work (Im a teacher) i barely ever sit. My desk at home will remain "sitting"
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    • that’s so nice that you went to yoga with your mom! I need to get mine to come with my sometime. And that’s definitely fair about wanting to sit at home!
  21. Good luck but what does it exactly mean, it’s your ‘defense’?
    • I’ve spent the last year or so working on my thesis – so, doing a research project. For my defense, I basically did a presentation in front of my committee (4 people), and then I was asked questions for about an hour, clarifying or expanding on things for my committee. It’s basically just defending your knowledge on it, and how worthy of a project it is.

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