Random Sundays: Lonely Benches

Went walking today, and these are some of the things I saw.  Nothing grand and extreme, but the bench was all by itself in the middle of a green park.  No view. No playground.  Nothing.  Just a lonely bench.  And walking by I saw this house with the wall around it, and it just looked so nice.  It made me sigh.  *aahhhh…*

My Brother-In-Law and his wonderful wife invited us to their house for a BBQ and yum!  The ribs and potatoes were delish!  And Baby finally got over her fear or her Uncle!  Yay!

My Brother-In-Law with Baby.  Backs of heads, I know, but you know I don’t want to publish Baby’s face.

Mother Nature You Have a Twisted Sense of Humour

Dress & Cardi – Ruche; Belt – F21; Boots – somewhere in NYC.

Guess what??  It’s cold and rainy here…again.  What are you gonna do right?  The weather was not going to stop me from wearing a pretty dress.  But I didn’t last long in it, so I’m going to have to wear this again sometime.  Maybe when my legs aren’t covered in goosebumps.

Regardless, it’s a lazy day.  I watched a movie while Baby played on the floor in front of me.  Now she’s sleeping and I’m going to watch Big Bang Theory season 4.  *Sheldon and I are soulmates*

And I’m trying to convince Husband to order take out for dinner.  It feels like a take-out kind of day.  

Now if only I could decide: pizza or chinese???

Two Outfit Posts In One Day? What?!?

Sunglasses & Dress – F21; Bangles – Ardene; Flip Flops – Abercrombie&Fitch.

So I thought I’d post this outfit before the days got away from me and the pic were just sitting on my computer.  I wore this to set for Day 2 on the music video I recently shot.  I would’ve liked to wear cute nude sandals, but the flip flops were a practical necessity: the shoes I wear for the shoot are really hot and I wanted to have these to change into for shots where you didn’t see my feet.

Oh and FYI – I have a black bruise on my hip and two on my knees from the shoot, plus a bad sunburn on the back of my neck in the shape of a Vee – the exact shape the costume didn’t cover.  The bruises and hurt have really made me nostalgic for training days.  So I’m gonna try the Muay Thai place around the corner.  It’s not Kung Fu (my specialty) but it’s still a cool Martial Art.  I’ll let you know how that goes.

I just had to share this with you: my friend, Reggy,  commented on my photo and says I look like Katie Holmes in these shots.  I’m very flattered *blush*

My Hey-Kid-Get-Off-My-Lawn Baby.

Shirt – Buffalo (thrifted); Jeans – Guess; Shoes – AE.

I managed to get dressed today!  Yay!  This is an accomplishment you see since Baby is not letting us sleep at night.  At all.  So I’m proud that I managed to shower and get dressed. 
What’s more, I managed to take shots of it.  Double Yay! 
But I realize that I forgot to put on make-up.  Ooops! 
Que Sera Sera.

I just got an email from a friend yesterday. It was a picture email.  A picture of her new shoes.  I’m jealous.  She better not come home, ’cause those shoes just might disappear from her closet.  Abducted by aliens.  Seriously, it happens.

True Story:  Baby is standing at the front screen door banging the phone on the door and yelling at people walking by.  I thought people only did that once they reached a certain crotchety age.  But no.  It starts at birth.

Time Is A Malleable Thing

Earrings and Bracelet – F21; T-Shirt – Dehlias ; Skirt – Spotted Moth; Shoes – Zellers.

 So I’m done my shoots for a bit. I’ve got rehearsals for two projects coming up, live on air shifts and probably more auditions, but right now it’s quiet and therefore I’m taking a small breather. I like being busy, but I also like the quiet moments where I can just enjoy the time.

Oh and Baby’s first birthday is coming up.  That completely blows my mind.  At times it feels like we’ve had her forever *especially when she keeps up at night* and other times it feels like we’ve had her just a few short weeks.  But it’s been a year.  One whole year.

Today I watched her watching Backyardigans and was completely mesmerized.  That cute little nose, those lips hanging open in wonderment, and those smooth porcelain cheeks.  I made those.  I nourished and grew them.  And they’re beautiful.  As is the mischievous little personality that thinks I don’t see her splashing in Drake the Dog’s water bowl.

True Story: Opened the fridge, took out almond milk to put in my coffee, put milk back, turned around and found Baby eating Drake the Dog’s food.  His food is organic and sugar free, so at least she’ll have a shiny head of hair.

“B%#$h Boots”

Husband started snapping shots while I was trying to get the music I just put on my phone to work.

I couldn’t figure it out.

I started to get a bit frustrated.
Grooving to Britney’s ‘Femme Fatale’
Shirt – Smart Set; Shorts – AE; Glasses – F21; Boots – Feet First; Socks – Sears

 This past Sunday I had a day out to myself.  I went browsing stores, had lunch, bought a trashy magazine and generally bummed around.  I needed that break after being alone with Baby for five days when she’s teething – whiny, sucky and crying from morning to night.  I needed a break.

So Sunday, after a wonderful run, I headed out.

Since it’s finally warm, the shorts have come out.  I didn’t used to wear shorts.  I was always oddly self-conscious about how my legs looked in shorts.  Don’t know why.  It’s not like I have any weird disfigurement that should make me self-conscious.  But I was.  Over the last few years though I’ve relaxed a bit about myself and gotten over some of those weird image idiosyncrasies *not all of them, mind you, just some*  And I’ve come to really love short shorts!  Since the weather said it was going to be warm with rain in the evening, I wanted something that would work for both.  Shorts for the warmth, long sleeve button up for when it got a little chillier in the evening, and boots for the rain so my feet don’t get wet.  Hence, this outfit was born.

Why was I staying out in the evening?  ‘Cause I was having dinner with the wonderful crew of Posthuman, the web series I’m working on.  And the title of the post comes from Jason, aka “Porter”, who referred to these gray slouchies as ‘b@$#h boots.”  Seriously, you need to check out this show!  Episode three has a tiny cameo before my character really jumps in and gets dirty, and the newest mini-episode gives you a little more background into who I’m playing – Dorothy Ascher.  Let me know what you think.  You know I love to hear from you.

Oh and don’t forget to check out the Behind-the-Scenes video below.  We get silly!

Posthuman: Behind The Scenes of “The Past: Promises Reckoned” Teaser from Lyndon Horsfall on Vimeo.

Soy and Dairy Free Protein Bars

I promised you a while ago that I would show you the protein bars I made and it got soooo busy that I totally forgot – until today.  So here’s how my bars turned out.  They’re made with nuts, seeds, varies puffs, Greens+ and a protein powder that has no soy or whey in it.  The ones I made aren’t gluten free *they have raw oats* but they could easily be made that way.   I make them from an old recipe I came up with – but usually I vary each batch up depending on what I have in the house and what I fancy at the time.  They’re chewy, sweet and delicious!  And best of all they give me the protein and nutrient boost I need!

Busy, Busy Girl

My Ruche booties!

This is what the table in front of me looks like.  Good thing you guys can’t see it on air!

Cardi &Boots – Ruche; Shirt – Walmart; Shorts – AE; Ring – Spotted Moth.
 *pardon the pics.  All I had was my old point and shoot and it was dark*

Monday was day one on the set of another music video that I did (you can read about that here).  And it was another hot and humid day.  To top it all off, I had to be up bright and early, and be prepared to go right from the music video set to Movieola to host a live on-air evening shift.  So, I decided to go for cute but comfortable.  Shorts and a sweet cardigan *it’s cold under the AC in the studio* and the Ruche booties are so wonderfully comfy.  They’re slowly becoming a go-to item for set days.

Tidbit:  I liked these boots so much I recommended them to my mom and she ordered a pair!

Forgive Me?

Hey, I know I haven’t posted in a while, and that’s because I’ve been crazy busy.  I’m so excited to tell you all about it!  And to post all the outfit shots.  Unfortunately, you’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer.  But trust me, it’s going to be soooo worth it!

I’m posting this from another computer not my home one, so I don’t have a chance to edit my photos and post them.  Forgive me right??

But in the meantime, I seriously need you to check out the web series I’m doing.  It’s awesome!  Check out the mini-episode “TheVoice”  to learn a little more about my character – Dorothy Ascher.  And then check out the third episode called “The Past” to see a brief cameo by me before Dorothy makes her grand debut! 

Tell me what you think!

Yet Another Day

Shirt – Old Navy; Belt – Spotted Moth; Jeans – Guess; Shoes – thrifted.

Today is another rainy day with Baby teething and cranky, and Mama really tired.  So again, I didn’t get dressed.  To be honest, I didn’t even have a chance to shower yet.  So here’s another outfit from a couple of days ago.

And don’t you love the awkward pose?  I’m just full of awkward!

Oh and I made those bars I mentioned yesterday.  I’ll show you probably later tonight or tomorrow.


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