• Hey gang!!!

    How the heck are you? This week is flying by. I have been taking voice over classes, voicing tons of scripts, went to the gym once (NEED to up that-) but just keeping super busy in general.

    Last night Mike had a videography gig at The Comedy Union. I came along for the ride (and the laughs).

    The Comedy Union, LA

    Here we are, about to go in. The show was super fun and we met some great people. Did you know I tried Stand-Up Comedy when I was 16? OMG- I failed miserably!!! I’ll tell you the full length story some day;)

    Today was just gorgeous out (+26)… I spent most of it inside working, but I had to show you that on a clear day you can see a big flower pot, a sliver of the ocean from our balcony.

    And if we cut across the street, you can see the real deal. Check out ALL those surfers in the water!!!

    They just sit there, waiting for their “wave” to roll in!

    surfers in south bay

    Not bad for Feb.9!

    Love the sound of the waves crashing in.

    Under the pier. So cool.

    EEK! Look out for the rushing waves~ (don’t worry, I was really far back….)

    While I am voicing, Painter gets bored and does ANYTHING to get our attention. One by one he brought out almost every curler from my hot rollers set. Then he grabbed one of my MAC blushes. Here is Mike taking a picture of me, taking the picture…

    And here is the picture I got of him….Little brat!! (but so cute)

    It’s hard to stay mad at him! I remember when we were little if my brother did something bad, my mom would try to discipline him, but she would just end up laughing. I think I kinda do the same thing… It drives Mike crazy. He says, “If you can’t even discipline our dog, how are you going to be with kids.” I tell him- “WATCH ME!” lol

    I almost made it to a yoga class tonight, but last minute NO. BOO, I need to get my butt back in gear. It’s been a slow start since the new year. I can feel that “healthy” itch coming back on board. I can’t stay stationary long. I need to get moving.

    How is everything with you? Have you been “moving”? Drink any green shakes lately? I’ve had a couple this week. Need to stock back up on the greeny, green GREENS!!

    TAKE CARE MY BEAUTIFUL FRIEND;) XO

  • Hello my fellow earthings!! Happy Monday.

    I went for a walk yesterday and was blown away at all the dino-size pelicans that were all over the boardwalk and pier.

    Oh look another one.. (looks like he’s about to swallow that guys head! These things are fierce!)

    Attack of the dino-size pelicans!

    BUT THEN! I saw a pack of dolphins in the bay! I couldn’t tell at first if they were whales, sharks or what- but I learnt that they were dolphins once we got a better look.

    Sunset from a pub near-by. We snuck in to watch the 2nd half of the Super Bowl. FUN!

    Meanwhile, back on the oceans floor, this is a design the waves were making as the rolled in. Took this one on my iphone. So neat how they look like branches, but its from the water….

    Hey look, a sealion! (oh wait, that’s just Mike!)  Sea lions are a plenty though. I can hear them yipping from my balcony!!

    Back at the homefront, I made almond milk today. 1 cup of soaked almonds (soaked in water overnight) Then blended with 3 cups of water.

    Almond Milk with the vitamix

    I usually use the sock of pantyhose (never used panty hose!) or you can use a cheese cloth or Whole foods produce bag to STRAIN out the pulp, but I didn’t have any of those options today, so I kept the pulp in…Still takes good. In Almond milk, you can add vanilla, agave, pinch of salt, etc. I didn’t use anything though- just straight almonds.

     

    Then it was time to bust out my new espresso machine (a generous gift from our friends Donna and Robert who just moved to Australia)

    I put poured some milk into the steamer tin, added in some raw cacao….

    Made my espresso, steamed the almond milk with cacao and poured the frothy, chocolaty almond milk into a mug with the espresso shot…

    Espresso

    Just call me SISTA OF THE BARISTA! mmmmmmmmmmm

    It was so good and momma mia, it got me going! Just what I needed mid-day. Excited to experiment more with the espresso machine.

    Okee dokeeeeeeeee, I’ll get rolling. If you have any fun espresso recipes, let me know.

    Love and lots of light…xoxo

  • Hey ya!

    Hope you had a terrific weekend. I managed to fit in a Target shop and bought a volleyball to use down a the beach. (only $9.99- what a steal!)

     

    volleyball target

    Then it was between 2 frisbee’s for Painter. A big 99 cent one, or a $5.99 smaller, heavy duty one. I went with the smaller, of course more expensive one!

    dog frisbee's from target

    We also had to go clean the Silver Lake apartment….Here’s my oh yay face…

    We were subletting that place. As a parting gift we bought the owner some beers, and some LAMILL coffee (it’s supposed to be amazing…smells good:)

    Lamill Coffee, LA

    And a note in my not-so-nice hand writing…

    Meanwhile, back at our new beach pad, Painter is LOVING it. we keep our balcony blocked off so he can’t go down the stairs and then prop the door open so he can go in and out as he pleases. It was SUCH a nice day out.

    Painter on some of my audio foam for my studio…

    I am super pumped for an incredible week. I already voiced 2 jobs today, so I feel like the week has already started. Now that we are fully moved in here, I can really focus and get some good work done.

    I know this is all over facebook, but I think it is a cool reminder…

    Take some chances this week. Take some risks. Let’s get out of our comfort zones!!!

    Have a good one… talk soooooooooooon.

  • Hello!!!!

    The last couple days I have been back and forth through 5 lanes of traffic! Here we have downtown LA in the smog distance…

     

    Downtown LA

    For the last month, we have been living in a 4-plex with a bunch of musicians in the wonderful artsy community of Silver Lake.

    On the way to the dog park everyday  I would see this crazy looking thing… it’s art folks! :)

    crazy silver thing on silver lake blvd

    SUPER trendy coffee shop in Silver Lake. Always buzzing with the “Who’s who…”

    LA coffee mill

    But being the Saskatchewan born breeds that we are…with no Tim Hortons around, we skipped the fancy LA  Mill Coffee empire and went to 7-11 for our coffees!!! ha

    Is that a cactus in your pocket or…..haha…

    The dog park is situated on a reservoir. It was fun to walk around it on our journeys to the dog park.

    You can always tell their are “industry” people around you, but this is the only celeb I really spotted. Shirley Manson from Garbage is a HUGE dog lover and goes to Silver Lake with her pup.

    But alas…Goodbye Silver Lake…the next part of our extended vacation has taken us TO THE BEACH. Here is a view from our new pad. You CAN see the ocean from our balcony, but it is just a sliver and you can’t see it in this pic.

    Painter LOVES the beach burring his chicken bone in my purse.  (Nice surprise when I’m reaching in for my lip gloss!!!)

    We are a path away from the water.. omg!

    Here was the sunset that just happened.

    I looked behind me and at the same time that the sun was setting, the moon was peeking up- getting ready to do its thing!!!

    Ahhh, I am so happy to be settled in here. I worked hard today editing a big project, then voicing a new one. But I am now caught up. Tomorrow I am cleaning the Silver Lake place, getting my hair trimmed and seeing where the day takes me….(probably to the beach… There are 1000 volleyball nets up, so I am buying a volleyball asap!)

    Hope you are doing awesome. Now that I’m more settled here for a while, I can keep up with the blogging action!!! Awesome neighbours here too. We enjoyed the musicians we were surrounded by in Silver Lake, but when your a voiceover artist and need a quiet space- being surrounded by musicians isn’t the most convenient situation;)

    (“always putting a positive spin on things” is my middle name)

    xoxo

  • Ahhh, The Never Ending Story….

    Did you ever watch that movie? I loved watching it when I was little. Life is like a never ending story… all your experiences along the way keep making up a new chapter in your book.

    We write our own stories with the decisions we make and the paths we choose to go down. Sometimes it’s scary though. Sometimes I think to myself… “what the bleep am I doing???” but for some reason I am just being pulled a certain way and I want to explore.  For better or for worse, a motto I have always held near and dear to my heart is:

    I’ve had some amazing experiences, and I am never going to stop dreaming…but I am getting to a stage in my life where I think it would be cool to have a family of my own and discover together!! One day…

    On a side note…Doesn’t Painter look like the character in The Never Ending Story????

    haha What a guy.

    Hey- have you heard the saying, “Half the fat if you share it with a friend?” Well the other day I treated myself to a java chip frap from Starbucks. Well, I had to run into a friends house to grab something…..Painter was in the car……When I came back…..Painter was on a caffeine HIGH!!!!

    The only “good thing” I could see coming out of this scene was the fact that he had just saved me a bunch of calories…Thanks for helping me stay in shape you coffee-junkie!!!!

    Anyway, sorry I’ve been busy a bit since we’ve got here. I know I haven’t posted everyday! (boo!) But I’ve been getting adjusted, working, taking voice acting classes (tell you about those soon! It’s been amazing) Oh and we just had to move again today! Except now, we are steps from the ocean. This is gonna be great. We are still in the moving process, half of our stuff is out there, half of our stuff is still in the Hollywood area..so we’ll git er done tomorrow and see how things flow..

    Good news my bff and her husband from Sask are coming to visit us in Feb, and in March, mom is going to vegas, so I will drive out and meet her! We drove to Vegas from Montana in January. We got there when the sun was just coming up. Here’s a shot I took from our Flamingo (pet friendly) hotel room…

    sunrise in vegas

    I love, love, love having you stop by! Come back again soon. Keep writing that amazing story of yours!! xoxo

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