August 1st, 2014
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Last night’s Jack White concert was on point ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ‘ #palemen (at Air Canada Centre)

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July 29th, 2014
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I got to hang out with this little lady tonight, which made for an excellent Tuesday evening ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’

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July 28th, 2014
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~ Monday ~

  • Really & truly today probably doesn’t deserve a post per se, but whatever, I’m a good mood, so this is how I roll.ย 
  • I rocked up to work around 9:30am and then the day flashed by in the blink of an eye. A blink of an eye, I tell ya! It’s exciting times in my office, and all is excellent in my career world, so I’ll spare ya!
  • I headed home around seven because the TV-Guy CAME TO MY HOUSE. People, this is huge! I finally got TV tonight. Oh, to flick through meaningless channels again. And luckily, just in time to set my PVR to record The Bachelorette.
  • Then, because I promised my TV-Installer-Guy (true story, he was impressed by my medals, and called me an “athlete” so I felt guilty) I changed into my gym stuff and went to the gym. My arm muscle is *slowly* making a comeback. Woot! I sort of hate the gym, and still want to run outside, but just feel too fat to be *that* girl running outside. I KNOW I KNOW. I just had a super shitty run last time, and now I’m scared of the great outdoors. Maybe… tomorrow?!
  • I was too lazy to head to the grocery store post gym, so I decided to make myself a huge pile of roasted veggies to clean the insides of my fridge (so yummy), as I watched The Bachelorette (where sh*t went down. Poor Nick, but then again, meh. I never really liked him).
  • What else? This is amazing. I liked that.
  • And if you’re looking for new blogs, look no more! Because my girl Sara will keep you entertained fo-shizzle. Start here, with her Cruise recap. Or Emily. Or this Em. Or Theodora. I literally owe them all emails, so this is my way of say hiiiiiii!
  • This week is a busy one for me, but then, aren’t they all? I really do need to do laundry & tidy & do life-admin-stuff, but lol.
  • Okay, I should now go shower & get my beauty sleep. Fun fact - I’ve *BANNED* all electronics from my bedroom.ย  It’s been hard, but it works. I was staying up too late. Playing too much candy-crush. Refreshing Instagram or Facebook way too many times when NOTHING ever happens. So yup. I banned myself! Oh hai there books, that’s right, now I read you. Like a normal person.
  • Oh! and I also got the TV-Guy to change my wifi name to “Pretty Fly for Wifi.” I’m noting this, because I think it’s awesome.
  • That’s it. And that’s all. Solid chat. Cheerio.
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July 28th, 2014
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And then there was my beloved Sunday. Oh Sunday. Stay forever Sunday. By 9am I was at the barn, getting ready to ride this pretty pinto horse, Cinco.ย  Again, the weather network had said rain, but not a drop was seen, which made me all sorts of thankful.

Riding is my happy place. My place where I forget about my city life, and the stresses of everything work to family to oh-lordy-lord-I-need-to-do-laundry, and just enjoy each and every moment of the day.

In the afternoon I ventured to my parent’s house, as the dark storm that was promised did, indeed, roll in, and I watched The Profit (seriously, sooo good!) snuggled up with my mama as we knitted and enjoyed a homemade dinner with the family.ย 

My dad then drove me back to to my humble abode, where I commented to him our it was 9pm, on a Sunday, and I was really looking forward to work the next day. Yup. Nothing like a job you love. :)

So yup, it was a solid, solid weekend to say the least. And now, my friends, to make it a solid week…

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July 28th, 2014
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And… it is with absolute pleasure I get to finally sit down and write this post about Project Sunshine.ย 

My friend Maria has sat on the committee of Project Sunshine Toronto for the past two years, and told me about it when I arrived home last May. I remember listening to her tell me how much of a highlight it was to go into hospitals, and actively help sick kids and their families at a time in need, and I remember thinking I wanted to be a part of this awesome organization too.ย 

So when Maria emailed me a few weeks ago letting me know they were accepting applications I jumped (jumped! as in stayed up until 2am putting together my Letter of Interest, and crossing my fingers n’ toes) at the potential of being a part of Project Sunshine Toronto’s Young Patrons Circle. (YPC is all young professionals on the committee, and there are about 23 folks on it!)

And so with that application sent, and an interview later, I was in! Yippee! Project Sunshine is a fantasticย nonprofit organization that provides free educational, recreational, and social programs to children facing medical challenges and their families. ย ย 

There are two major events each year which the committee hosts to raise funds which go towards fun activities in hospitals for sick children and their families.

And on Saturday one of those events took place, Sunshine Saturday! It was the second annual Sunshine Saturday event (here’s my post about it last year) and this year I actually got to help where needed, as well as participate in the fun festivities.

It started at 2pm, where we ferried folks who had purchased tickets over to Toronto’s Island for a game of folf (frisbee golf), complete with fun activities at each hole: 5 legged race (my team, “Queen Bey,” came 2nd!), dizzy batย  (which was hilarious, because whoa, you get dizzy), hula-hooping (epic fail at this on my part), wheel-barrel racing (again, I was awful at this!) and a freeze eating contest (which I aced! ha).ย 

Yup, all in a day’s work…

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We then admired the city view as we played games and enjoyed a bbq, before getting down on the dance floor with the live band.

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We brought in over $10,000 from the event (wahoo!), and I can’t wait to a) convince all Toronto readers to attend this awesome cause & event next year, and b), for the next Project Sunshine event (Shine On!) this October (which I will blog about further, but if you’re in Toronto, mark off October 9th’s evening - drinks, games, themes, horderves, games, all for an excellent cause!).

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Plus, I need to note the predicted rain never showed up (phew!), so we had a gorgeous evening, with a pink sunset to admire as this awesome day came to an end.

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July 28th, 2014
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Well, I think it’s safe to say Toronto nailed this past weekend. It was the perfect balance of insanely busy, and loungin’ time (watched my first three episodes ever of Friday Night Lights).

I’ll (obviously) explode this blog with photos and recaps this week, but until then… beauty sleep!

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July 27th, 2014
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Can we please take a moment to admire this beast of a pizza? Because looooook! It’s Toronto’s infamous “Big Mac Pizza,” which is exactly that, a pizza which tastes like a McDonald’s Big Mac. I’ve heard about it for months, and one of my friends (hi Courtney!) has been trying to get me to try it for ages, so finally we organized an evening to get together and see if it holds up to it’s reputation. And? And you guys, it did! Big Mac pizza FTW!

So yup, my weekend festivities started like this: a pizza delivery with two of my very best, and a much needed catchup on all things our lives. It was soooooo fabulous (and yummy) to see two of my favourite ladies, and discuss how we all want to get back to running again, as we nommed the above down (ha! so the story always goes). But calories-smashlories, the pizza was delicious (worth it), and the company was excellent, and I would highly recommend Big House Pizza if you’re ever on the Danforth in Toronto.

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July 25th, 2014
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It’s the freakin’ weekend baby!

  • It’s 5:30pm on Friday right now, and I’m about to leave work, which is ah-ah-ah-mazing. Today I sat at my desk and pondered if I was a “workaholic,” because I know me, and that’s just something I don’t think I am. And my conclusion was just that, I’m not, I’m just soooooo busy at work right now. But I’ve got TWO long weekends in August and-and-and-and an entire week off to head to cottage-country with the family. Wahoo! So excited.ย 
  • And I got good feedback from my boss today, which was also ah-mazing.ย 
  • And tonight I’m seeing two of my very best friends
  • And tomorrow is “Sunshine Saturday” (a charity event I’ve helped out with)
  • And Sunday is horse-riding (sigh, it’s been too long), and a birthday party in the evening.ย 
  • And did I mention it’s the WEEKEND, and I am EXCITED, and I’m leaving my work laptop right here, at work.ย 
  • And there are lots of ‘ands’ in this post
  • And I’ve eaten super healthy so far today
  • And the guy I’m seeing is back from his vacay soon, which is excellent
  • And I am going to start running again (mini goal: 5k). Truth be told last time I ran I had an AWFUL run, and have just been so scared of getting back out there.ย 
  • And my apartment is clean as I type this, and I have *three* different vases of yellow flowers
  • And and and, happy Friday!ย 
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July 22nd, 2014
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Crazy long day at work, but we made it!! WAHOOOO!!! And weโ€™re live, and now I head home and sleep forever ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘

Time stamp: 12:34am

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July 22nd, 2014
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To say today is a big (huge!) important day is quite the understatement! Because today is the day I’ve been working so hard for, for the past few months! Eeeek! Everything’s coming up Milhouse!ย 

(Please ignore my dying plant. No matter what I do, the thing just always looks half dead.)ย 

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Welcome! I'm Liz, the girl relieved the Internet has 0 calories. South African by birth; Canadian on paper. A marathoner. CrossFitter. Paleo (somewhat) eater. Traveler. Cheese lover. And I think you're great!



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