Favourite Things Friday 3 (plus a little catch-up)

Okay, it’s official, you can call me a serious blogging slacker for the last two weeks.

I didn’t mean to be, I do have a lot of post ideas and half written drafts…but summer is just so busy and fun! Sometimes sitting down to my computer is the last thing I want to do. So today’s post is going to be a little catch-up/favourite things Friday combo! Basically, all my reader’s dreams come true I’m assuming.

There is sort of only one favourite¬†thing from this week…keep reading to find out!

Let’s start with last weekend! Friday kicked off with heading down to the local brewpub, Red Collar Brewing, for drinks and appies before going to Music in the Park. We were a bit slow and only saw about half an hour of the concert, but the music was great! We’re super lucky in Kamloops to have this event on every night of the summer! It is definitely one of my favourite things to do in the summer, so nice to bring dinner and some drinks down there.

Music in the Park Music in the Park

Next up for the weekend was heading to the Highland Games! Now this was certainly completely random, but after seeing a little sign advertising it, we managed to get a group interested and headed out to see it. It was seriously super hot out on Saturday and because of a massive amount of wildfires happening in British Columbia at the moment, the air has been reallllly smokey, like hard to breathe smokey.

Not the greatest photo, but gives an idea of how smokey the weekend was

Although the Highland Games were entertaining and there was a beer garden, it was just too darn hot to be sitting on the stands right in the sun, so we didn’t last too long. Saturday night everyone just came over to my house for drinks and games and some much needed air conditioning!

My top favourite of this week is that…I got a KITTEN!!

Kitten

I adopted the most adorable little boy baby kitten from the SPCA on Wednesday and lets just say I’m already a little bit obsessed. Lucy the dog on the other hand…pretty pissed and not feeling like sharing her momma with this apparently terrifying 2lb kitten.

Lucy the dog

Giving Lucy some love!

Little kitty is still nameless at this point but I’m taking suggestions!

Up next for this weekend (which is looking gorgeous and smoke free thus far!!), is more weddings! I’m doing the hair for my friend Jamie’s wedding and then attending! I’m really looking forward it. I have lots of friends also going and it’s at a local golf course that looks beautiful! The summer of love continues.

Blame my blog slacking on other people’s weddings ūüėČ

What are you up to this weekend? Do you have any suggestions on getting a dog and kitten to start liking each other? Or any adorable (or hilarious) kitten names!?

Favourite Things Friday 2

Holy cow, this week has flown by!! I can’t believe Friday is here already, but after a big weekend and feeling half asleep most of the week, I’m happy about it! That means it’s time for another Favourite Things Friday!

It’s the last day of June, which has been a super busy month for me. We are finally getting hot weather (34 Celcius today!!), and I feel like summer is here now.

It’s Canada Day this weekend, our 150th birthday! I’m hoping to spend some time with friends, get out on the boat and hopefully check out some fireworks!

That being said here are my favs from the past week!

1. Murray and Kara’s Wedding!!¬†
This one of course is a no brainer on the list. I am working on a post about last weekend, but it was seriously some of the funnest three days I’ve had in a long time. It was so amazing to be able to spend the weekend with all of our best friends, drinking, boating and celebrating Murray and Kara. They did a fantastic job organizing it and the venue was seriously amazing.

Echo Beach Erickson Wedding
Carmel Cove is a gorgeous resort community on Shuswap Lake, an awesome hidden gem. Sadly, I was too busy all weekend to make use of all of the amenities, like the pool and hottub, but it was the perfect backdrop for the wedding.

2. Happy Hour – Raspberry Margaritas
I would say my margarita making skills have gone up significantly since my Cinqo de Mayo party last month. I love whipping up a quick marg on the rocks, especially when it`s nice and sunny out. Russell came over for a little happy hour on the patio last night so I threw together two raspberry margaritas for us.

Raspberry Margarita
Raspberry Margarita by Meg
1 oz tequila
Juice of half a lime
4 raspberries, muddled with ice
Half a bottle of Perrier 
Splash of sweetener (I like the Skinnygirl liquid stevia)
Enjoy!!

3. Urban Outfitters Wall Hanging
You guys…I know I said I was going to work on my online shopping, but I haven`t been able to totally quit cold turkey. I ordered this amaze Selma Wall Hanging from Urban Outfitters and I`m sooo excited for it to come!! I love love the look of it! I`m not totally sure where in my apartment I`m going to put it, I sort of like the idea of having it in front of a window with the light coming through. I do have a lot of big empty walls to still fill up though.

Selma Wall Hanging

I’m also getting super into the idea of having a lot of hanging plants in my place (have you seen Bev Cook’s plant post!? I’m obsessed). So I’m on the hunt for some cute, and reasonably priced planters.

4. Long Weekend!!! 
Oh hey Canada Day coming up, I see you! Time to put some fake tattoos on our cheeks, paint our faces red and fly the flag? …maybe not. I generally don’t get too fired up about Canada Day, and thus far my friends and I have zero activities planned, but it’s Canada`s 150, so I feel like we should probably get up to something.

Canada DayCanada Day
It`s gonna be hottttt this weekend so I`m hoping I can get a group out to the lake to cool off on the pontoon and maybe check out some fireworks. Everyone seems to be movin’ a little slow after the 3 days of shenanigans last weekend, but I’m hopeful I can get people going.

What do you have planned for the weekend? I hope you have a great weekend, whether you’re celebrating Canada Day or Independence Day, enjoy!¬†

Favourite Things Friday 1

Other than the obvious, that Friday is a great thing in general, I’ve decided to start doing a round-up of the things that I’m really feelin’¬†each week. I could probably write an entire post about how the warm sunny weather is my fav, but I feel like that’s most people in general.

I’ve been super bad (or good?) about online shopping lately, really trying to tone that down. That being said I do have a lot of new clothes that I could call favourites,¬†but I just picked one for this!

1. New Denim Overalls
When I first started seeing styles from the ’90s coming back, I was super skeptical. There are still some styles that I am not fond of, but overalls I am into in a big way. I am a huge romper lover. Overalls are such a throwback to being a kid, I love it.

Aritzia Romper

This pair from Aritzia makes me super happy. I got them a couple weeks ago and never want to take them off. The less work I have to put into choosing an outfit the better, and this is an easy way to look put together and cute quickly.

Aritzia Romper

2. My Lovely Wife in the Pysch Ward by Mark Lukach
I picked up this book on a whim the other day (to be honest the colours on the cover really appealed to me) and finished it in a day. It’s an amazing memoir about the struggles of mental illness from the perspective of the caretaker. In this case, his wife is hospitalized¬†with what seems to be an undiagnosable mental break.

Mark Lukach

I thought it was a beautiful, albeit devasting look at the power of love and the very real sacrifices that are involved in loving someone with a mental illness. The way Mark supports his wife and eventual son is amazing. I think he highlighted a lot of the issues within the health care system while still being grateful for the help that his wife got.

I would highly recommend this book, and not just for the fact that it will look great on your shelf. The more awareness we can all bring to mental health the better and this was super insightful.

3. Wedding Season Starting!
I have officially gotten to the time of life where it seems like everyone I know is putting a ring on it (except for us Single Ladies of course). It’s definitely¬†turning into a busy (and holy expensive) time but it’s so exciting and so so fun.

Ashley's Wedding

Between friend’s weddings and working at weddings doing hair, it’s gonna be a summer full of love for me ūüėČ

Ashley's Wedding

Next weekend is Murray and Kara’s wedding weekend out at the lake and I cannot wait. Going to be all of our friends out at the Shuswap for 3 nights, I’m sure lots of fun and can’t wait to see everyone all dressed up. Considering I’ve already got 2 weddings next summer I’d say this whole wedding thing’ll¬†be sticking around for a few years.

4. HOMELAND!
Okay. Let’s be real, this show is amazing. I’m not usually into this whole genre, CIA and such, but I am obsesed. I used to watch it a few years ago but stopped for some reason. Just recently realized that omg, there’s 5 seasons of Homeland on Netflix so I have been bingeing hard.

The drama, suspense and hello Clare Danes amazing acting ability are super addicting. I have probably spent a ridic amount of time in the last couple of weeks glued to the TV, but I can’t stop. I totally want to know if this is legit what happens behind the scenes in all the government anti-terrorism stuff. Politics are crazy, people.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. I’ll be working and then spending Sunday at the lake for Father’s Day any my Dad’s birthday, lucky him! ¬†What are you up to this weekend?