January Blues will Melt Away



It’s the last day of January and it’s been a brutal, long, and cold one. I am looking forward to a new month — we’re one step closer to SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think February is going to be GREAT. It’ll start with my niece’s baptism (photos and a restaurant review to follow next week), I’ve got a few birthdays to celebrate, three amazing books to read and review, a few events to attend, and an interview with an author (I’M ALREADY FREAKING OUT). I hope February treats you well but most importantly I hope you treat yourself well.

Since February is a month filled with love, spread some and watch the January blues melt away…

Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo

Photo Credit: Pinterest 

Kick Ass or Chew Gum

Categories, Just for Fun, Lifestyle/Personal, Restaurant Reviews

So many things to tell you guys. Firstly, I was asked to be a bridesmaid for my bestie and cousin. Obviously, I am super excited and cannot wait to go try on dresses, help plan the stagette, and just be there for the bride-to-be! I’ve been Pinteresting non-stop since she asked me!


On Saturday, the bf and I went for a drive. I LOVE going for drives to little towns, listening to music as we watch the world pass by. We drive slow and sometimes we don’t have a destination in mind, we just drive. Winter drives are beautiful. Up north is like a crisp white desert, you can see trees off in the distance, and abandoned farms every once in a while. It’s quite sublime. We ended up in Alliston (which isn’t too far from where I live) and stopped in at Bistro Burger Joint for lunch.






The burger was delicious, thick, and juicy. I got the bacon, cheese, bacon burger — topped with tomatoes and a red wine aioli. We shared a poutine, homemade fries, succulent gravy, and huge creamy cheese curds — you gotta eat there. Next I’d like to head over to Paris, Ontario and then St. Mary’s,  just waiting for a day of nice weather for those two.

The bf sent me the photo below, it’s my new matra. I read it at least twice a day and follow it the best that I can. I need to work on #3 and #8… they drive me crazy!


This week I’m going to finally visit a head hunter to help me find a job, or at least help open my eyes to what else is out there. I’m ready to start the next phase of my life and a career is the first step to that. I’m also looking for some freelance writing assignments and  approaching brands for potential partnerships. I feel like I can do anything I put my mind to, I just a need direction.

It’s time to kick ass or chew gum… and guess what…. I’m all outta gum! 

Talk soon,

Vanessa Xo