• Hello!

    I’ve gotten a few emails about where I have disappeared too and why I am not posting. I am soooo sorry. I have been utterly consumed with work and things going on, and basically anytime I am not working, I am laying down! WHY? BECAUSE I AM PREGNANT!!!!

    Crazy, crazy, crazy! It comes as a complete surprise, but also an absolute blessing. With my nearly-fatal ectopic pregnancy, I was told it may be challenging for me to conceive…but apparently not! Mike and I were NOT planning at all.

    We thought since we JUST got married, we’d wait a few years and get the business really rocking, but now we’ll also be rockin a baby! We can do it though, I know we will make it work.

     

    Pretty funny cause we were in LA, working, having fun, living the California life until 1 day, I knew something wasn’t normal. I had been cramping for a few weeks already and I was super late on my period, as soon as we got back to Canada I bought 2 pregnancy tests….

     

    It was kinda funny cause I pee’d on it, and I didn’t know how it worked, so mike came in and grabbed it and said, “omg, you’re pregnant”. “WHAT????”

    HUGE surprise, but a very happy one. We are just floored. Since I knew I had potential of a high risk pregnancy, the next day I went to the hospital to make sure it was in the right place. (I remembered the doctors saying years ago, that because of my surgery, I need to be closely monitored if I get preggers again)

    This is what we got to see… (I put a little bee beside it, so you could see the outline of the yolk sac (it’s the faint white thing)
    It was still just a yolk sac, but it was in the right place! I was super excited about that. It looks like I was on my way to a successful pregnancy.

    HOWEVER… I have had atrocious morning sickness, or shall I say ALL DAY sickness. I have never felt so gross day after day. AND SO tired- day in and day out. One day I went to bed at 6pm and didn’t wake up until the next day (see- that’s why I haven’t been blogging) AHH. I got some diclectin from my doctor. It is a mix of Unisom (yes the sleeping pill) and Vitamin B6. So really I could have saved a bunch of money and just bought the 2 medicines and combined them, but they gave this combo a fancy name and charged me $50 for 30 pills. I guess it helped a bit, but then you just get tired. Catch 22

    diclectin

    Also, the thought, vision, and smell of green salads have made me ill :(

    So I have been taking a slew of vitamins to hopefully give the baby some of the nutrients I haven’t been supplying it with through food.

    Really frustrating though. I know this is the most important time to eat well and I can’t stomach greens… They say it will pass. I am basically out of my 1st trimester and the sickness has slowly subsided a bit, as well as the tiredness. I am starting to feel better. I can see the light, haha!

    I CAN however drink these Green Goodness shakes. It consists of Lemon, Kale, Apples, Banana and ginger. THESE have been awesome. I think because we put a lot of lemon in them, I can’t taste the green and they have been really refreshing.

    I had my 12 week ultrasound yesterday and the baby is doing amazing! It was bouncing like crazy and I couldn’t stop laughing and smiling.

     

    Mike and I are already fighting about who it looks more like, haha.

    And like proud parents, we have these pictures taped to the fridge. I am really excited to go through this. Yes, I can deal without the sickness and tiredness, but I know it’s all leading up to something amazing- I have a human growing inside me! It’s nuts. Mike and I made this video to share with some extended family and friends the good news!

    Have a look…

    I seriously tried to sing, but I couldn’t stop crying, haha. Oh golly….

    I will come back as soon as I can. Lots more to talk about. I hope all is well in your world! Love, love love and lots of light!!!!!

  • Hello!

    Let’s not even talk about my absence. Let’s just be friends;) I love you!

    When we were living it up in Hollywood, I would every so often check out the “Daily Deal” site, like Groupon. I ended up buying a haircut at a salon that was down the street from my apartment. Did I use it? No. I also got a spray tan in Marina Del Ray, that I knew I’d be able to swing by sometime while I was in the area. Did I use it? No.

    So, if your in the LA area and want a free haircut and/or spray tan- contact me!

    Hollywood

    There’s definitely been times while even here in Vancouver I bought things off those deal sites and I forget about them. Waste. Of. Money! Might as well just pay full price and go to someone you like!

    I’m actually planning a trip across the border to Bellingham to go see my hairdresser soon. She is RAD! I found her through the blogging world. It is where skinnyrunner.com goes when she is in the area.
    Here’s the last time she did my ‘do.

    Ohh, and while we’re down there, we hit up the one and only Trader Joe’s! Woot Woot.

     

    Going to Bellingham isn’t as exciting as California, but it’s across the border and it still feels like the US…

    Here is Mike walking down our beloved Redondo Beach, CA. (definitely gonna live there one day…..)

    Redondo Beach

    But, it’s not the exterior that can make one happy (although it freaking helps!) The main this is that we’re happy on the inside……

    YUP… ($1.50 at Forever 21! Ya, $1.50… woah, inexpensive)

    You know what else is inexpensive? This Green Smoothie!!

    All you need is bananas, kale, lemon, apple, and some ginger. mmmm, mmmm. So you buy a bunch of kale a bunch of bananas, a bag of apples, a ginger root and some lemons and there you have breakfast for all week!!

    This smoothie totally hit the spot today.

     

    This was my chance to say hi! So hi!

    “Camera, come with me so we can take more pictures!!”

    Camera says, “Ok sure! Let’s go snap”

     

    xoxoxo

  • Helllllllooooooooo!!!!

    One of my best friends is moving to Australia TOMORROW! YIKES! Diana (far left) met her soul mate in Hawaii almost 2 years ago and now she is off to Perth, Australia (where they are both originally from). Off to a new adventure, so excited for her.

    This is from her going away party this weekend. We hit up Section 3 in Yaletown.

    Dee played it safe and got a hotel room for the night so no one had to drive. Here’s the view from her balcony…. Ahhh, Vancouver…

    Vancouver city

    Here’s the boy (Sean) she is going to be with!!!

    Dee came to visit me in LA when I was there and this is one of her shots of the freeway. Cool shot!

    Los angeles city

    Another one of her shots from Venice.

    Venice Beach

    Ahhhh, traveling. I found this online today and I was in heaven.. This voiceover artist put a studio in her camper and travels to hot places like Florida and just works from her camp spot. MARK MY WORDS- I am sooooooo going to do this one day!!! Talk about freedom.

    That is seriously cool! The full story at Jacksonville.com.

    In the meantime, we are firing back up a contract with Stormtech to make new product videos for their new fall garments.

    I freaking LOVE Stormtech. I love that we get to work with them on a contractual basis. It’s great. Here is there Burnaby showroom, although they have headquarters worldwide.

    Stormtech Performance apparel show room

    We have got to travel with Stormtech in the past. Here we are in San Francisco with Kite Surfer, Gail Zaccai.

    Ohh, and in LA with stuntman Brad Martin.

    Then we were in Santa Monica with UCLA quarterback Ryan McCaan.

    My brother Cory has also been featured in a Stormtech video. Here we are in Lethbridge, Alberta. My bro is a competitive distance runner and just last weekend he won 1st place in a 10 miler!!!

    Stormtech Performace apparel

    While we travelled all these places, I always did bring my microphone with me and recorded in whatever hotel room we were in at the time…


    Now I just need a camper, with a studio so I can travel all around and record from various campsite’s around the continent!! Here’s to living life to the fullest and going on adventures!!!!

     

    Sending adventurous energy to take risks and go for what you really want in life. Don’t be afraid to dream big!

  • 13
    Apr

    Springy fever


    Hello! AHHHH! Where have I been? :(

    Yes I can b$t@h and moan that I am soo busy, but that is no excuse to neglect my dearly and beloved blog!

    All I can do is laugh it off like these big crazy men at English Bay dt Vancity.

     

    With the spring weather, the beaches and seawall paths are packed. Oh look, you can see my old building to the left there. <3 English Bay.

    Puppy’s perspective of Lost Lagoon..

    Snow capped mountains in the distance…

    These little marsh areas are neat, but we gotta keep an eye on the pup as we stroll through, there are some fierce racoons in nearby!

    So instead of playing with racoons, he can just play with his friend rose.

    Oh No! The pups are thirsty. Think fast- let’s flip over the frisbee! Now they are both hydrated.

    Yes, I miss LA, but seriously, this is the view from my apartment last night. So gorgeous.

    Port Moody sunset

    Went to Whole Foods yesterday. First time in my life, I bought organic, “everything-free” deodorant and shampoo/conditioner. You hear soooo much about how many chemicals and toxins are in our supply’s, I want to take a few steps to get some organic, good products. I partly went by price point, partly really quick grabs cause I was in a hurry- but I went with JASON Tea Tree Deodorant and ALBA shampoo and conditioner. I will let you know what I think!

    Alba coconut shampoo, alba conditioner, jason deoderant, tea tree

    I just worked out and the deodorant seemed good. Still smell fresh and non-offensive!

    I hope you are kicking so much butt in all you are doing! Some family coming in today- I’ll keep ya posted on our fun and games;)

  • Hello!

    I seem to be getting back into some form of routine, which is nice. I went to the gym this morning and then made a super duper jam packed green smoothie…

     

    Green smoothie

    She contained GINGER, PARSLEY, CILANTRO, LEMON AND ORANGE JUICE, TONS of SPINACH, STRAWBERRIES AND 2 BANANAS!

    healthy green smoothie!

    That shake gives you super powers lol!

    This is my view from my desk.. As much as I want to run and play and frolic in the woods….

    This is more realistically my reality… SOUND BOOTH. Good times though.. I’ve been voicing like crazy. It is soo nice to be back in my awesome booth. Love it..

    homemade sound booth

    In between sessions, I started to soak some nuts, so I can make some almond milk…

    nuts to make almond milk

    Also, today I ran out to Planet Organic (like a mini-local Whole Foods) and I bought some Ezekiel Sprouted bread. It’s in the frozen section and it’s about $5.50 a loaf, but to me, it is worth it. No sugar added, it’s flourless. It’s just all sprouted grain goodness.

    My creative cap came on and I toasted 2 pieces and added some smushed up avocado with garlic and red peppers, then tomato and romaine…

    It was actually sooo good… I want more! lol

    At the gym today I did 40 minutes on the eliptical.. no strength training today… ALL GOOD though.. Cause life is goooood.

    I have been super happy lately.. no real reason.. maybe because spring is slowing coming out to play?

    xo

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