Posts Tagged: moving

  • Hello!

    My friend used to work at A & W when she was 16. The manager always said this to her:

    ” ya got time to lean, you got time to clean.” haha. I don’t know why I’ve always found that funny.

    We are moving in about 9 days, sooo this is a statement I should probably listen to. This place needs a big overhaul- which I could clean OR I could just get a maid service! It is something we are considering when we move so we don’t have to deal with the whole major clean down before we go.


    What would you do if you were moving? Clean it yourself or hire a maid? One of my very first jobs I was a housekeeper (in Banff- I even worked my way up to supervisor;) so I know how to do a good job. I ALWAYS re-clean whichever home I am moving into. Not that I don’t trust the previous residents, it’s just nice to know you were the one who cleaned it your way…

    Ironically this week I voiced a commercial for a maid service

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    Hmm, well I did just go through my fridge and throw away a BUNCH of crap. That felt good. When is the last time you went through your fridge? I will see how things unfold over the next week or so and see if I’m the maid or not.

    When I was little I wanted to be Cinderella sooo bad!

    I would even do ALL THIS CLEANING…

    For THIS

    Oh if life were a fairytale…

    I have 2 wonderful resources for you if you are considering a purge/spring clean.

    1. A blog I enjoy called just put up a HUGE list of tips and tricks for cleaning your home.

    2. Here is a wonderful podcast on spring cleaning/simplifying your life

    Let me know how those work for ya and if you find a prince at the end of it all!

    In other news, I’m going to a photo exhibit this evening for an amazing photographer named  Candice Albach. I am in the show!! ahh.. I’m nervous to see my pictures. She took some pictures of me a couple weeks ago and they will be part of the exhibit along with a bunch of others!

    AND our yoga video for Stormtech is almost done! Here is a still from the shoot!

    semperviva yoga studio

    I really like this yoga video because our other ones are so adventurous and this one is cute, fun, and girly. It has a great vibe. Can’t wait to show you! In the meantime… have you seen our last video?

    Woo Hoo…. Hey and if your leanin’… you could be cleanin’!

    Have a great day!


  • Hippy hoppy happy Saturday!

    What is going on today? Did you sleep in or get up early? Was it high tide or low tide? (??? ….weird…)

    Welp. Over at our camp the day has been going swimmingly! Went for a 10km walk around the seawall with my darling friend Diana <3

    Such a great conversation. Lots of love to my Dee Dee! We saw a bride and groom taking some pictures on the beach… Congrats!

    I’ve also started working on a video I am making. I wrote the script and started practicing….

    We tried to use our new green screen, but our apartment is to small and it was all scrunched together.. HAHA. good thing we are moving.

    The video is for an Oakley contest.. I really need to iron that green screen at our new place!
    If you win you get a trip to Napa and become an Oakley Ambassador. I look kinda dorky in these pics because Mike was just testing the light.. Like my new dress though? H and M, $49 bucks! WOO HOO.

    It’s so easy for us to put videos together, that it makes sense we enter these web contests. If you hear of any others- let me know!!!
    You never know right? Remember my friend Andrea who was flown to NYC because of a video contest she entered? If you haven’t read that post yet- do it!

    In other news, we are using our weekend time to go through some of our closets and get rid of things not needed in our new home..

    Like do we really need this GOOGLY BALL??

    Donation bag!!!

    2 bags going here… One garbage, one donation (already have 2 full donation bags… this is the 3rd!)

    And that about wraps up the news here!

    What have you been up to?

    Happy Hippy Hoopy (but not googly) Saturday!


  • Hello!!!

    Hump day!

    Interesting day here. I got up at 6:30, started working, then during a break, I started looking at apartments on Craigslist. Every so often this “moving” obsession comes over me and I can’t control it…..If you recall, it hasn’t been too long since my last “I wanna move” phase.

    So…. I made an appointment to go look at this condo in Burnaby at noon..Our money goes a lot further in Burnaby, and even further in Port Moody…Very spacious, the main thing I had my eye on was the kitchen.

    It was really nice, on the 12th floor, it had a perfect den to put a studio in, but the view was looking at the back of some industrial house and the freeway. The pool was nice, but the gym was small.

    I am so torn.. I DO NOT like commuting, and if we move- our gas bill for the truck will at least double. Right now we can pretty much walk anywhere and this is my view! Breath taking on a daily basis…
    BUT….this is my kitchen!!!! BOOO
    It suuuucks! It’s so small and uninspiring to cook in…. I also feel like we have outgrown the use of our space. Like it’s time to upgrade to a bigger or at least better designed place. A den for a studio would be great. In suite washer/dryer…I think I’m ready… HMMMMM….
    What should we do?? Be happy where we are and make it work until we buy something, or move??

    After we met with the owner of the condo, I convinced Mike that we should make a pit stop before home…
    I’m gonna make you guess… FUN GAME!

    Big Elavators… ikea elavators

    Paper hanging balls….

    AND cheap batteries….

    Haha, you guessed it- We went to IKEA!!! I had to get a Frozen Yogurt for $1

    Mike got Combo #2 for $2. Woo Hoo

    Nice Kitchens…
    One day soon you will be mine;)

    We bought a BIG pot so I can make soup (I forgot to take a picture of it) This is what else we bought:) Lots of Candles..
    Remember to bring your own bags when you go to Ikea- I don’t like the bags that they have there, PLUS you have to pay for them now…

    That was my adventure of the day….SO now we are just deciding whether to move now or not. (BTW- there is a chance we are moving to Florida- so all these ideas are pending)…

    Besides that, I want to give a shout out to my friend Marq DeSouza who is playing a show tonight in Vancouver. I wanted to go see him, but I have to get up at 4:30am for swimming tomorrow, plus still doing some work…  Marq ROCKS. His music can be heard here. Here is a song that Marq wrote- BUT I sang!!! We made a video to it…

    That was fun:)

  • Happy Thursday…Week is flying!

    Hope your doing well. Set any goals yet? (re: yesterday’s post:) I went for a 5km run this morning and I anxiously await my P90X

    Ahhh, yes…my latest obsession….is…..looking at apartments on Craigslist (I told you it wasn’t exciting)

    I have been thinking about how nice it would be to have more space, a second bedroom to make a proper studio (right now our living room/dining room is our studio/office- not very feng shui). And, I have been cooking my non processed foods lately too, so a bigger/newer kitchen would be amazing…. (right now our kitchen is tiny, not even a dishwasher!) and maybe we even get a lil puppy!!

    However..the upside of where we live. We are right across the street from the beach, In English Bay, one of the most beautiful places on earth! This is our view:

    We live right downtown, everything is walking distance. What should we do? Either we stay and deal with the space, or move somewhere, not to far away, that has hiking trails, water nearby  (we are getting kayaks soon!) and  big luxury condos. (Port Moody actually looks REALLY nice) Hmmm, not sure though…In the meantime, I will try to keep my craigslist obsession at bay….I need to stay focused.

    I have been really trying to get the editing done on this big project we have due. Usually Mike edits, but we are under such a time constraint that I have been picking up the slack. This is the screen I look at all day

    Fun , Fun eh? :)

    So ya, my day today consists of editing and auditions.  I always have very interesting auditions that keep me on my toes. Today my scripts were everything from  Macular Degeneration spots on eyes…to a Strip Club in Myrtle Beach…haha, first I’m an educator and moments later, I am a stripper! OWWWW!

    This morning while auditioning I had a lil spaz on Michael. He is such a sweetheart, always so positive and he nicely asked my to re-do a line and I got mad at him. Funny thing is, when we fight while working, the whole thing gets recorded!! Listen to me bark at him:

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    “is that ok your highness?” lol

    I love him very much, I do. Sorry Michael!

    Hope you are having a great day! Nice one here in Van city. Let me know about new goals you have set for yourself! I already have one reader who I will be featuring as she has also set a 3 month fitness goal for herself!! Great things to come.

    Daily affirmation‎”I am in the process of positive change. I am unfolding in fulfilling ways. Only good can come to me. I now express health, happiness, prosperity, and peace of mind.”Louise Hay