Monday, September 19, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Diva on a Dime: EyesLipsFace

Hello Dollie!!

   Today's video is about!! Its a really inexpensive place to buy make-up and its good quality!!! This is DEFIANTLY the place to be a DIVA, while on a dime! Enjoy!

Visit to check out the great deals!!!

(Click the link to see the video!!!)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Diva on a Dime: Homemade Scrubs

Hi Hello!!!

Before you start gettin ALL up in my bizznazz about my lack of video participation..I have been WAITING on some stuff I ordered online to come in to make a new video..BUT in the mean time, this will have to suffice.

HOMEMADE SCRUBS!!!!!! EEE I'm excited...I LOVE exfoliating!! Its an addiciton, a necessary one at that! If you're not an avid exfoliator, you need to become one!!! I was blessed with good skin genes, so I don't get terribly DRY skin and akward patchiness, but being in Alberta, we all suffer from some type of dry skin and SLATHERING on lotion will not work unless your exfoliating. If you don't scrub off the dead skin, your just putting lotion on top of this, and its not able to penetrate into your skin, get it? GOOD.
Enough of my blabbering...enjoy the video doll!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Dying: I just don't wanna be there when it happens.

Good Evening Beautiful reader,

I am taking a vlogg break and doing a good ol' fashion blog today. Suggesting form the title I assume you already know what this will be about. Death. Dying. After-life. Someone asked my grandma once "Are you afraid of dying?" and her witty response was "No..I just don't wanna be there when it happens!" Which is funny...but truthfully..that is my reality. Read on..

I was passing by a large cemetery today, as I do everyday on my way to work, and I actually glanced up from my IPhone for a minute and REALLY looked at the size of it. There were rows upon rows of tombstones and statues and buildings and it REALLY made me aware of my own mortality. Now, don't get me wrong, deep down I KNOW I will die someday, but to take off my mask for a few minutes, I am PETRIFIED of dying. Even writing that sentence, my heart pounded a little quicker than usual. I will even go as far to say as I have FULL ON panic attacks when I truly think about it. When I think about all the things in my life I have will just be gone...I will be gone..forever.

I just CAN"T seem to wrap my head around the fact that I won't live forever! And no matter what anyone has ever said to me has made me feel better. People always say "well its gonna happen..." NO! I just can't imagine this. I have so many, what happens????? Where do we go?? Is heaven real??? How can you be sure it is???. I heard a comedian say once to someone who was afraid of death and he just said "You go into came from nothing, was it so bad!??" And for some reason I cannot get that out of my head.  This is the FIRST time I have ever publicly announced my deep fear of death/dying, and I'm hoping SOMEONE out there shares this fear..or maybe I should see a shrink..thoughts?

There are certain things that do make me feel better about dying...when someone says that there is proof of an afterlife...or you're born into something else in a new life (that's my favorite), and just to be clear, if you thinking about harping god/heaven/angel stuff to me? Save it...I need SOLID evidence that this all exists, or perhaps I need to have faith...stay tuned.  To speak about my panic attacks, they are scary. My heart stars pounding OUT of my chest and I feel like I'm trapped and can't breath...and that usually turns into crying and needing to get air. I have had some scary moments on my balcony where a SMALL part of me thought..."I could just jump right now and find out what really happens", this is HOW crazed I get!!! And they freaky part is, I can't just shut my mind off when I get these panics....I just have to talk myself down from them...This fear is awful, and I really need to find the root of it. Maybe I feel scared now b/c I have so many things I still want to do or be...who knows, I'm still trying to figure it out.

Anyways, now that I have shared a private part of my life...maybe you can share yours, or shed some light on my situation, in hopes you have a similar one.

Love, Laura xoxox

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Diva on a Dime: Homeade Lip Color

Hello beautifuls!!!

This second entry in my series is featuring "make your own" lip color!!! You can do this for UNDER $5 and you most likely already own the stuff you need to create this! The video explains...enjoy!!!

Love, Laura xoxox

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Dive on a Dime: Honey


Today's item will be, you guessed it, HONEY!!! Honey has SO many amazing properties and goes FAR back in time as far as beauty treatments go! Its very inexpensive and most people already have SOME type of honey! As I explain in the video its great for skin as far as masks or cleansers. Its very moisturizing and has great healing properties, so its great for acne prone skin or for sensitive skin. It is a universal cleanser, meaning EVERYONE can use this amazing sweetener. You may use it on its own or with MANY other things...anyways, I'll let the video do the talking..enjoy!!!

Love, Laura

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Diva on a Dime Project

Hi Darlings!!!!

I am SUPER excited about this new series I'm doing called "Diva on a Dime"!! Its going to be a 4 week series about beauty on a budget. From skin to hair to everything in between, I want to show people they don't need to spend like a diva in order to look like one!! Stay tuned...

Love, Laura xoxo

Monday, August 15, 2011

My first Fat Rant

Good evening beautiful!

Thats right..i used the word *gasp* FAT in my title. As a norm, i NEVER use that word,..ok well sometimes i do...but ONLY when talking about myself..NEVER directed to someone else!

I just felt like ranting tonight. Its about self-esteem and being a plus-size gal, andjust about things in general that have been pissing me off about society and the view towards big girls...and also a little ranting about big girls in general...anyways,,,just watch and find out! Enjoy!

Love, Laura

Monday, August 8, 2011

Lets Talk: Addictions

         Good Day! Its been a while since I’ve written anything, and to be honest, I kind of miss it! I’ve had a really busy summer and have been a little too pre-occupied with vlogging about beauty and such. So today’s post will not feature any type of beauty…well maybe a little. Anyways…here we go..

Lets talk Addictions. The dictionary defines “addictions” as “a state of physiological or psychological dependence on a potentially harmful drug”. But not ALL addictions are substance related! I was watching the TV show “my Strange Addiction” on TLC last night and they have 2 different stories per episode and the one I watched was a Lady who ATE Bounce sheets (laundry sheets) uncontrollably, and she did admit wanting to stop which was good I guess. The other one was a lady who’s husband passed away a couple months ago, and she carried his ashes EVERYWHERE with her, and would talk to him all the time. She even went as far as always buying his favorite foods and cooking the meals he loved- although she wouldn’t eat them. Now I understand, everyone has different coping mechanisms, but this is where she’s taken it to a whole new level. She is now EATING HER DEAD HUSBANDS ASHES!!! She admitted to having some accidentally spill onto her fingers one day, and she felt bad just wiping it off on her pants, so she EATS it. She said when she first got his urn, it weighed 6 lbs, and now weighs 5lbs..????? I’m sorry, I don’t like to be judgmental, but really???? REALLY??????? Besides the fact that humans are embalmed with 8 different chemicals…YOU ARE EATING YOUR DEAD HUSBANDS ASHES!!!!!???????? ..just my point of view I guess.

I suppose if we look at the bigger picture, addictions are just an escape from facing something. Your job, your childhood, your dog…
And unfortunately, some of these addictions can put people in the ground. I frequently watch “Intervention” on AE, and while this is only a SMALL percentage of addicts, its still heartbreaking seeing what these people do and how they live everyday. Hell, even on Strange Addictions, these things consume peoples entire lives!! Now personally speaking, I’m not someone with much of an addictive personality, but I know plenty of people who have had/have addictions. Luckily for them, they have gotten their life together.

Addictions are such a funny thing. Not HA-HA funny..unless your addicted to watching funny cats on YouTube, that’s an addiction I’ll support!!!! I do believe everyone has SOME kind of addiction…whether its substance, porno-flicks, candy, romance, food, lack of food or even hamsters! As long as your within moderation (which is the opposite of an addict) then I suppose its fine…Just keep your hamsters to a minimum…as they reproduce and sometimes eat their young…YIKES!!!! On that note…stay classy my beautiful reader.

Love, laura

Question: What’s your secret addiction?????

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Hello Divas!!! Somethin' a Lil different tonight, I thought I'd take you on a "photo-walk" of my summer; rather than blab on about it. These are just some random pictures I've taken along the way, during my many summer excursions...enjoy!!

My summer started off with a WICKED concert..System of a Down!

tilt your head to the of the many storms we've had this summer..yikes! (PS: i couldn't change the

The first EVER pic of my and my daddio..taken on fathers day (tilt your head again..sheesh!)

Girls Night I hosted....<3 them!!!

BOONSTOCK...most amazing summer thing yet!!!!! most amazing weekend with my sister!

My sister and I went to NKOTBSB!!!!!

Cold and rainy camping!

Keith excited about his yellow rain coat!

Speeders race way!!

Tilt your head for the DOUBLE RAINBOW!!! (a great side effect of a TON of rain this summer!!)

There ya have it reader!! MY sincere apologies about the ones i couldn't rotate...darn thing wouldn't lemme edit it properly. O well..hope you enjoyed it! I will most likely have another photo walk for the end of I have more things happening!!! Stay tuned :)

Love, Laura

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


A random and fun Rainbow make-up toutorial!! I used Urban Decay make-up pallet, but you may use WHATEVER you like!!!!! This is great for summer...or winter....or while taking the garbage out! Enjoy my sweet peachez!!!

Birthday/Long weekend/random shopping Haul

In case you're interested...tee-hee!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tis' the Season..for SELF TANNERS!!!

Ahhh summer....the perfect time for a tan! I made this toutorial video for people who seem to be CLUELESS on how to apply self-tanner to the face (which i saw yesterday morning...TWICE) :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

June Faves

I made this in the begining of July, but FORGOT to post it to my here it is, better late than never..right?..RIGHT?

Love, Laura

Friday, July 15, 2011

Restaurant Review: Niche

Good Evening!!!

I am doing something a little different tonight, but something I've always wanted to blog about; new restaurants!! I pass by this place EVERYDAY, as I live about 4 blocks away. Its a new-ish place called, "Niche". Its on 110st and Jasper Ave, right underneath Hardwood Plaza apartments. Here's my experience...

Not the greatest, BUT its downtown, so that is to be expected. We had to park about a block away in a residential area. On the plus side, if you're there after 6pm, you can get a little pass and park for free at the General Hospital right beside it.

The Place:
On the outside it looks very cute and trendy! They had a mini patio set up right in the front, which, had the mosquitoes not been so NUTS, it would have been a great spot to eat and people watch! When I walked in I was kind of taken aback by how small it was! The bar takes up the majority of the space, and theres maybe about 10 or less tables in there...a little tight but very cute! We got the high seats right by the window which was nice and UN-crowded.

Very good!!! Although being in place of that size i wouldn't expect any less, as you could literally have a normal conversation with the chef in the kitchen form the other side of the restaurant. Our girl was really friendly and funny! She suggested really great things and was very knowledgeable!

I know what you;re thinking...FINALLY! ahhh the was GREAT! We got there at about 4:30 and they don't serve dinner 'till 5pm, so we had some drinks (They make a WICKED dirty martini, best I've had yet) and had a couple appetizers. I had a tomato bocaccini Salad with a raspberry-vanilla vinaigrette, and my mom had backed goat cheese with crustinis, and they were both SO good!! I normally don't like sweet or fruity dressings, but the acidity in the tomatoes really helped balance it out! And really..can you go wrong with goat cheese...yum!!
For our mains my mom had Duck, and she said it was amazing, very tender! (I don't eat duck so I can't tell you how it was...) and I had the special, which was candy crusted pork loin, and my god was it good! It came with a balsamic reduction on mushrooms too, which was very good and different. Everything was cooked to perfection and I wouldn't change a thing!!
After my now 2nd dirty martini, we decided to order dessert. Our fantastic server coaxed us into having the blueberry bread pudding. WELL..I think My mom was speechless after the first bite. Not being much of a bread pudding fan, i went in cautiously, and oh ehm was TOO good for words! It was made perfectly, not to eggy or runny or anything! There was a little bit of crust on top and it was so moist and MUST try it!!!!!

It was defiantly an older crowd...besides myself, i don't think there was anyone in there under 35! So it was actually kind of nice. It wasn't overly loud and they played pretty chill music. The decor is really nice, very dark and ultra trendy. My favorite part of the whole decor was the little candles they had on the tables. They were round votive holders filled with popcorn seeds and a tea light on cute!! (I will most likely steal this idea...)

Well that's enough of a review for tonight, in case you were wondering, it was a bit costly, but we had 3 drinks, app's, mains AND dessert, and to end your curiosity, our bill came to $115 (without tip). Obviously you don't need to spend this much, but I had a RIDICULOUSLY stressful day and needed to let loose!!! Anyways, Bonn appetit!!!

Love, Laura

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bucket List

Song to listen to while ya read...very fitting considering this blog..Enjoy!

Good afternoon my pretties!!!

I know its been a while since I've blogged anything, but as explained in my last VLOG, I have been busy and a little out of the loop. BUT none the less, I am back and with a few new blog ideas, so stay tuned! Todays will be a bit short and more of a list than a long blog. I have been meaning to do this, my Bucket List, for a while. Actually since I last watched the move 'The Bucket List' and between my sobbing, I managed to conjure up some ideas of what I really want out of life and things I MUST do before I meet my maker...or come back as a suave Mexican dancer. So here goes...

Laura Macyk's Bucket List:

  • Learn a new language, preferably french.
  • Go to Vegas
  • Go some place Tropical
  • Hang out with someone UBER famous
  • Have children
  • Get married
  • See the Eiffel Tower
  • See New York
  • Give a large sum of money to the charity of my choosing
  • By a large home
  • Learn a trade
  • Learn about a whole new culture/way of life
  • Learn how to do 'Canning'
  • Take a dance class
  • Play an instrument, like the Piano
  • Have my own Spa
  • Have my own vegetable garden
  • Buy a GIANT hat and go to the Kentucky Derby
  • Go on a Cruise
  • Arrive at the airport (no plans of a flight) and pick the NEXT flight out
Well folks, this is my list SO FAR, I know there are more things i want to do, and will definitely ad to this regularly, b/c how often are we out and we see something, or hear about someone going someplace and think "i wanna do that someday"...well doll, today is that day....lets get started!!!!

QUESTION: What are some items on your bucket list???

Love, Laura

Friday, July 8, 2011

June Faves!!!!

I am aware its been a while since i did any blogging/vlogging...but i been bizzy YO!!!!! The video explains...ENJOY!!!

QUESTION/COMMENTS: Whats YOUR summer faves??? I am interested in trying new stuff!!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Random Questions

I decided to create a Vlog about random questions i get asked...ALL the time!!! Random strangers come up to me on the street/bus/LRT...any place! i figured I'd finally just put it all out there..enjoy!

Love, Laura xoxox

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Vlog Day for 20-something Bloggers!!!

This video post is part of 20SB’s Vlog Day and the topic is “Introduce Yourself”…anyone can participate! 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fun Facts

Somethin' for you to jam too..

Good Evening Reader!!

After much deliberation, I have decided to post 5 FUN facts about me! I know I did a previous blog about "if you really knew me" facts, which some found sad :(. Which it kind of was, but actually it wasn't meant to be sad, just get a true glimpse of who I really am. Anyways, in this one, I'll let you in on a few random/fun facts about me! Here goes...

  • I am OBSESSED with correct pronunciation of words. If you say something i know is pronounced wrong, i will either say it correctly under my breath or blatantly correct you! I am aware this can get annoying, but most times i don't notice I do it!!

  • When i watch a scary movie, i cover most of my face with a blanket, and just let a corner of my eye peek through, as if somehow this provides a barrier between me and the scariness.

  • I bust out into song about a random act i am doing. EX) If i need to photocopy something at work i will sing a jaunty tune to the copier.."making my cooopies...gettin em all done up..". I do this daily..about ANYTHING!

  • Every single person i meet, find interesting on the street, or a passer-by, I wonder/envision what kind of sex they enjoy. This is a WEIRD habit, that I can't help. I always try and guess what they are into...ha! (and yes, most likely I have wondered this about YOU)

  • When i eat ANY meal, NOTHING on my plate must be touching! I have been this way my entire life. I get weird anxiety if its touching, and I usually avoid putting on extra sauces or gravies on anything, except on mashed potatoes, in that case i build a small whole in the middle and add some MAKING SURE it will not spill ANYWHERE. I also eat my least favorite things first and leave my meat for last, UNLESS i have some kind of potato..then that is last. ( i know I'm so damn weird...but i have a system)
There you have it! I know, I'm crazed, but I'm sure other people have weirder things about them! Hope you giggled a few times!!!

Love, Laura xoxox

QUESTION: What are some weird facts about yourself??? please tell!!! :D

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Product review!! *no video*



The product I am reviewing today is for LOREAL SUBLIME MOUSSE hair color! I am actually doing this review WHILE my hair is processing! I purchased a box today, #40 dark brown, because i have been really wanting to try is out AND i had a coupon! 

Since I have JUST put the color on, I'll tell you my beginning experiences. So far....SO GREAT! It came with all the same stuff as the usual cream dyes (except for the foam pump) and the little gloves wrapped in the instructions! At first I was a little scared, thinking there would most likely not be enough product in the small tube, given that my hair is long, and past cream dyes I've used, i have had JUST enough. BUT, i even had a little extra left at the end to play with, with this one!!! It went in SO much better than other kinds! I had no weird drips, or forehead dye jobs! it was so light and airy and wasn't messy. And let me tell you, i have stained many counters/floors/ceilings/doors with other products! There also wasn't a strong smell to this one, which is good since i tend to almost pass out from the other dyes fumes. So like I said, i still have it in my hair, and will let you know how it turns out...

30 mins pass...

YAY!!!! The results are in! And i am quite pleased! Even when i rinsed out the color, with old dyes the color would literally be ALL over my shower (walls,tub, etc.) but with this it seemed to rinse out nicely!  And it came with a nice conditioner which smelled AMAZING!!! All in all, i defiantly give this a buy! You can find it anyplace that sells hair color and i think the normal price is $12.99, but right now you can find it on sale for $9.99! GOOD LUCK!

Love, laura xoxox

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Fave's

May Favorites
I have posted a "vlog" on my facebook page for May's favorites!! Its a random collection of things i purchased during the month of may, and wanted to share with you!!!
If you are not friends with me on facebook, feel free to add me!(look for Laura Macyk)

Monday, May 23, 2011

How green IS the grass on the other side?

Good evening fellow readers! Nice to see you here! Instead of my usual small talk, I will just get right into tonight's blog, as far as singles and relationships, is the grass really greener on the other side?!

I recently had a close friend suffer great heartbreak via break-up. Ah break-ups...its called a "break-up" because its broken. So naturally, she is single and ready to mingle..for the most part. And being a women in a long term relationship, I find myself sometimes a little jealous of my single gal pals. As if there is this tiny 1% of my self that feels shelved. This tiny 1% just wants to let loose like hunter in a gun shop. So, I sometimes live vicariously through my single friends, offering my best advice, needed or not and always up for good male-bashing. Lets just get one thing straight here, I LOVE where I am in my life with my man and up until last night, that 1% was starting to become more of a 10%. Read on...

Being that she is now single, of course she wants to go out, and work that "I'm a single girl" swag, and boy, did we ever. Being out of the game for a while..a LONG while, I really forgot what it was like to be single and on the prowl and maybe my patients have worn thin in my old age of 25. The bar we went to, did play awesome music, and we were a little drunk when we got there, but it was PACKED, extremely hot and the majority of men had their shirts off (it was "glow" night, and everyone was painted up) and most of the tiny girls had close to nothing on. Did i forget this is how the bar scene really is??? or was I so young it was actually FUN?

That being said, being in that bar, in the crowd, surrounded by drunk creepers, it took me right back to the rype age of 19. And the girl I used to be..chasing all the tail I could get (sorry mom lol) and just looking for a good time, or so I thought that's what I wanted. Being in there reminded me of how desperate I used to be! And how this life I have now, is ALL i wanted; living with someone amazing, who treats me better than I deserve sometimes. It took me back to bar-hopping - and for the sake of drama - bed hopping! So I'll ask you the grass REALLY greener??? sometimes, yes, it truly seems like it, but I bet you ask any one of those half-tanked girls in the bar, and most of them would want nothing more than to have someone to come home to at the end of night, and not some creepy random who most likely is harboring genital warts, which you won't find out until AFTER the fact- and no I don't have experience in this, but I can imagine the frustration!

Case in point reader, that small 1% of myself I felt was being shelved and caged up?? she is now more of a .001% now. I Love my life..and I love him even more..and wouldn't trade this life, to wake up to an STD card holder...not now..or ever!

Love, Laura xoxoxo

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Summer 2011 Faves

I know what you're thinking...OMG ANOTHER soon!???? Well actually, I've just been really behind in blogging, I've been more in to "vlogging" lately (video-blogging), and will keep you poster on those. Anyways, onto my topic of today...My summer 2011 faves! As anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE to do with Keith's visa and a shopping mall makes me CARAZZZIIIIEEEEEE!!!!! Anyways, i know I did a winter favorites, and its the reason for the season...which is summer!!! And don't let this ridiculous wind discourage you form buying those cute summer dresses, because before you know it, we'll be so damn hott, we'll be begging for this breeze, well maybe not THIS much, but you get the idea.

So I've been doing my research, and by research I mean spending money, on, Old Navy, Winners, Addition-elle, etc. and Have some up with some very cute things I plan on obtaining in my summer closet! Here goes..

Ahhh cute summer dresses!  I am SO in love with all of these!!! The first 2, look so effortless and chic! I could wear either of these to work or to do some casual weekend shopping! They can be dressed up or down with accessories! The 3rd one, is MY LOVE!! I love the pin-up inspired shape of it and the cherries are so cute! I'd wear this on a hot summer night on the town, or I'd ad a longer light sweater to it and wear it to work! In case you're wondering, I do work in an office, but we do not have a strict "office" policy as far as long as you don't wear jeans and look professional and neat, its all good, and in summer we get a bit more casual!

 YES, I am still obsessed with tights/leggings, but as the weather warms up, I find it less necessary to wear leggings with dresses! BUT, I do however still plan on wearing sheer/Lacey tights with short skirts or dresses. The first and last pair I'd wear with a skirt or dress and some flats, again very work appropriate or weekend appropriate. The Middle ones, i feel completely in love with because they are LEOPARD LEGGINGS, my two favorite loves! I am undecided what I'd wear them with tho...might save them for fall and wear it with a short black skirt and some boots, as such a bold print might make people think i am a chubby cheetah haha!

 Cute summer denim!!! I love those skinny ankle jeans w/ a zipper!! So cute! Wear these for a date night with the Cami/cardigan on the right! I also LOVE denim Bermuda shorts..for the lake or the city! If you can find a pair of dressy Bermudas for work, that's great too!!! Wear with a cute breezy it!

 Obviously these aren't to be paired together, but i didn't wanna to 2 separate posts for just these! The first one is a sexy nightie, and just because its hot outside doesn't mean it has to be in the bedroom! Slip this on and the weather outside won't be the only thing to make him sweat!  The sandals, I thought, were so nice! lots of sweet detail and they can be paired with o many things, from jeans to dresses and even shorts!!! There are SOOOO many different types of sandals for this year, but I have had my eye on these for a while!!

Anyways, that's all for today...I'll keep ya posted with more fresh summer buys!! Thanks so Reading :)

Love, Laura xoxox

QUESTION: Whats your favorite summer "must have"??????

A letter to me...

Good day good lookin'! I realize I have no blogged in a while, but give a girl a break! Life gets busy, and to be honest I have had this idea for a couple weeks now, and seriously, every day I'm like "i gotta do that blog..".."gotta get that blog done...", etc. SO HERE IT IS!!!! It is a letter I am writing to 16 year old self. Given that, that doesn't need an explanation, here goes...

"It takes courage to grow up and be who we really are" ~ E.E Cummings.

Dear 16-year-old Me,

       I wish I could've gotten this letter to you sooner, but you and I both know we're procrastinators. Speaking of procrastinating, maybe we should put that term into real life. As in, START procrastinating this whole "growing up" thing. You have SO much time to see the world and fall in love!  Sleep in, eat junk food (well maybe eat and laugh with friends until you cannot breath, and take TOO many pictures, which thankfully you already do!. Because let me tell you...TIME FLIES! Cherish all those moments, only the good ones, and forget the bad!

      Also, don't take high school too seriously, these moments will not sum up your entire life, and to people who think it will, aren't worth a moment more of your time. I know that you think this is what life REALLY is on the outside, but trust me when I say it isn't. trust me when I say, that when you finally graduate (which you will..successfully!) and leave this small town, you'll learn a lot more than you ever thought possible....and just to warn you, skinned knees are a lot easier to heal than broken hearts, which, being the girl I know best, you'll manage with impeccable comedic sarcasm.

     There will be plenty of bumps in the road, and a few..well okay, A LOT of great times...some you'll remember and may not (you'll realize what I'm talking about in a couple years). Bottom line is that, these "bumps" will shape you into the most amazing and strong, genuine person you are today, i should know, I know her quite well. Also, stop caring SO much about what people think about you. It really doesn't matter in the end! And i forgot to mention, through all the broken hearts and crash n burn WILL meet someone amazing! He will be everything you asked for and more.

    Bottom line, stay up late, spend frivolously, gossip about that person in class, STUDY more, and just LIVE.  You have so much to see and do, you have no idea how truly beautiful your life will become and how happy you will be!

Love always,
    your 25-year-old self xoxo

Saturday, April 16, 2011

"Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all."

My blog today will NOT feature love/men/beauty/ is about food, oddly enough! I was given the chance to be extremely inspired while watching a movie this morning. Which movie you ask? well, I have watched this movie about 5-6 times by now and I STILL smile throughout the entire thing. Its funny, romantic, and has a killer soundtrack! The movie is.....*Drumrooooolllllll*... 'Its Complicated'!!! Its with Meryl streep and Alec Baldwin and its about a 10 years divorced couple who both seem to be going through midlife cris's and end up having an affair with eachother. Fortunately, that's not the part that inspires me every time i watch this movie! Meryl streep plays this amazing mother, who owns this perfect bakery/bistro with amazing treats and goodies. In the movie she creates lavender ice cream (when she cannot sleep), scones, and also what I MUST try, Croque Monsieur! BUT, my true inspiration lies, when she is on a date, and after a party they attend they go back into her shop and bake up..wait for it...CHOCOLATE CROISSANTS! Ugh...EVERYTIME i watch this scene I die a little inside b/c i want one SO bad...they look SO delicious!

"The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded and whack the hell out of a chicken. Bon app├ętit. "
-Julia Childs

SO, this brings me to my next point. FINALLY having a completely free Saturday with no day/evening plans, i decided to go and do sum casual shopping. I went and visited "Queen of Tarts" Bakery downtown, bought some sinful goodies and then Sobeys is right there and I thought to myself...IAM MAKING THOSE CROISSANTS!!!!!!! Sorry for the CAPS, but that is honestly what i thought haha. I bought my goodies and long story short...they turned out even BETTER than i had hoped!!! (there is a picture of them on my facebook!)

"Learn to cook--try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun!" 
- Julia Childs

This brings us to my REAL point..I am going to try and master different recipes! It will be a new project! I will not be focusing on one certain cookbook and recipes, but just ones i find interesting and a little difficult. Today i have mastered, chocolate croissants and I also making BBQ pulled pork for supper, which is currently tenderizing in the oven..mmm. I even made homemade beef n barley soup last weekend!! and it was SOOOOOO good! Also here are somethings I plan on making..:

  • Bacon n' Egg Quiche or any quiche for that matter
  • Cake Pops
  • Whoopie cakes
  • some type of fancy cheese ball
  • Borscht (without calling Faye 600 times)
  • Perfect apple pie
  • Beer Can chicken
  • Perfect BBQ Chicken (not a charred piece of leather)
  • Big delicious red velvet cake
  • ...anything else that i come across
To some, these may seem simple. And don't get me wrong, I know how to cook! I have been doing it for a long time and I truly learned from the best! But i suppose someday I will need to cook for my own family, and I'll need to perfect my own dishes, and give my own fun spins on them! and in the words of Julia Childs "Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all." 

- Love, Laura xoxo

Question: Do you have anything you have mastered??? Or maybe something I should add to my list that you have tried and loved!???

Friday, April 8, 2011

...Shellac?? Gelish??...Gelish?? Shellac??...

Why hello!!!! I have decided to do something a lil different tonight...I have recently gotten rid of my artificial nails and began getting manicures...because who likes to look at gross hands??? NOT ME! Going down this manicured path, I have discovered a whole new world of polish-gel hybrids. They claim to go on like a polish..yet have the staying power of a gel! And the staying power is anywhere from 2-3 weeks! Of course will have some growth (as with artificial nails), but if your the typical work-a-holic home-maker, you are free to wash your hands, clothes and your dog, all without needing to re-polish or fear chips in the nails.

SO, I have tried two different lines so far, one is called "shellac" by CDN and the other is called "Gelish" by Harmony. They both have a wide range of colors, base and top coat and need to be cured under a lamp. NOW, based on my personal experiences I will explain why I love one more than the goes:
Shellac by CDN
I received this delightful manicure at Eveline Charles and the cost was a steep $65 for the full Shellac Manicure (which actually wasn't much of a manicure, much to my disappointment..more of a "light clean up"..not even a soak). It all started out fine and well, but it seemed to be taking a long time to dry! It took about 10mins PER COAT (base, 2 color, top) which was kind of annoying, and after she had my hands curing under the UV for 10mins with the top coat, it STILL was tacky. So we did it a couple more times and she claimed it would dry over time, as I shopped. So I tipped her well and off I went shopping. After  about 30 mins i checked how my nails were doing and much to my surprise all of my nails were COVERED in little fuzzies from the sweater i was wearing!!! Yuck! So i attempted to wipe if off, with not luck, so I sat down at Starbucks, and began scraping off the top layer. After i managed to get that off, it look OK...a bit streaky and a few marks, and considering i got hot red, i wasn't pleased. Now, i know i should've gone back and asked why or what is going on, but I didn't. I made another appointment for 2 weeks later to get it taken off and re polished (by this time it had chipped a bit and grown out some) and thinking maybe it was just beginners bad luck. Well, alas, it was happened and this time i had some creases in it too....LONG STORY short...i kind of feel it was a waste of my time AND money.

Gelish by Harmony
I received this AMAZING manicure at Studio J spa downtown, and the cost was $45 for the Gelish manicure. AND this was the FULL manicure!! So right from the start i was excited! I also noticed they had the ACTUAL Harmony lamp that speed dries/cures the gelish. It took 10 seconds for the base coat, 30 seconds for each polish coat (I had 2 colors, and one glitter on NO extra charge) and then another 10 seconds for the top coat. SO once again..i was HAPPY!! My esthetician (Breanne) was amazing and so nice..and chatty..but not to chatty, just perfect! She did a great job on my manicure (as I am quite picky seeing as i was once in the industry). At the end of the manicure she actually REMOVED the tacky layer, and added cuticle oil...and my nails were literally perfect!!! I could have polished rocks as soon as I stepped out of the spa and they wouldn't have gotten wrecked! All in all, I WILL defiantly be recommending the gelish manicure at Studio J looks perfect and will last for over 2 weeks, and without fuzzies or creases AND the price is CHEAPER than what i paid at EC and this was a much better job!!!

Anyways, I just wanted to update ya'll on this one. I have been HARDLY waiting to do this review!!! Perhaps I will check out the Gelish pedicure summer tootsies can come out form hiding pretty soon! Hope you enjoyed!!

- Love, Laura xoxo

QUESTION: Have you gotten either of these mani's done??? Or do you have any certain products you've tried and compared??? speak ya peace!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

We accept the Love we THINK we deserve...

The song is by the most amazing singer, Adele. She doesn't have a real video for this, but the song is amazing..enjoy!

Ah the ol Monday night ritual. CRAP wrestling is on and I am free to do what I need to do...tonight features laundry and blogging...I truly live a life of glamour. SO.."we accept the love we think we deserve"..what does it all mean?? is this true?..lets find out my inquisitive reader.

My knight in shinning armour arrived to pick me up after work, and after random "how was your day" small talk, he told me about a friend of his who has gone back to his ex for the THIRD time now. Now, its not my place to tell their story, but I will tell you it involves a lot of emotional abuse and ridiculous drama...but yet he continues to go back. And as my main man told him.."If you want that kind of pain, how bout we go out back, I take your wallet and kick you in the balls?" 

This really got me thinking..people are funny about love. Look around. Look at your friends, co-workers, random strangers...that guy creeping in your window. The love they have in their life is there because THAT'S what they feel they deserve. And I'm not just talking about romantic relationships, its also the type of friends you keep and they way you let your family/strangers treat you.  Lets take a battered gf/wife as a fine example, Most likely (unfortunately) she has VERY low self esteem (the constant emotional/mental abuse doesn't help) and that type of man is all she feels she deserves, why do you think she keeps making excuses for him?? "oh hes stressed at work"..yet his stress is all over YOUR face. Also, why do men/women STAY with people who are cheaters?? Lets all take our Rosie sunglasses off for a moment and speak the truth. You know. You always just don't WANT to believe that this person could do this. Stop lying to yourself...grow a set and leave that douchbaggery. Go strut yourself with someone who would rather kiss your face rather than break it.

You REALLY accept the love you honestly think you deserve. If you think your unworthy of love, your gonna keep shitty company. If you really think your worth something (WHICH you are!) you will find great love..and forget the rest of the scumbags. People will talk all over you if you let them, because that's ALL you think your worth. Remember kids "Don't complain about things you can change". And no, it won't happen over night. You won't wake up one morning and think...."god damn i'm friggen amazing and this guy has punched his last woman". It will take time..and effort, trust me.

On this last can take years before you realize your true worth. And ladies, NO man is worth your tears...and the ones who are, won't make you cry. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this one...i enjoyed writing it.

- Love, Laura xoxox

Question: Do you KNOW what your worth?? Have you ever let someone make you feel less than that?

Sunday, March 27, 2011 "Desserts" Spelled backwards..?

WHY HELLO!!!!!!!! Obviously I needed CAPS on to emphasize my excitement! My greatest apologies for NOT blogging in SO long. Work has been a nuthouse and I've been tired and uninspired, and didn't want to come up with a half assed blog every week...about whatever I was feeling passionate about that week.  This week I am feeling passionate about STRESS. Although i may be mistaking passion for murderous rage...they are similar aren't they?

I won't divulge into exactly WHAT is making me stressed, because frankly, I don't feel like being negative like that, but its concerning me that I am letting little work things get to me in such a huge way! Considering people who know me, know I am not a stress-case. I'm pretty calm and laid back usually, but these days I'm tense and irritated. Which leads me to my point: Why do we let little things bother us? Especially at the end of the day, does it really matter? The world won't end if I don't finish that one info package or call that one grocery manager.

I have always worked hard at making sure work didn't become my life. All I thought about even when I'm not at work...its bad enough I think about work AT WORK! I'm quite private at work, regarding my personal life...and at home, I don't really like talking about work...but somehow, the two are being mixed up...mixed up like my dad's plate at thanksgiving.  Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the people I work with. I've never worked at someplace where everyone is so close, and every single day, since I started (a year ago) there has been laughter...and not just "hehe-haha" laughing...its more of a CACKLE! HOWEVER...these days, the cackling hens aren't doing it for stress relievers anyways.

SO, WHAT in fact do I do to relieve this work-like stress?? I've been trying a few things lately...some good, others not so good. Working out kind of helps...the sweat burning my eyes and gasping for breath helps take away the thought of work, but only for a few minutes. Usually sleep helps, but that's few and far between these i toss and turn THINKING about how much work i have to do the next day. A recent ritual I've brought back into play seems to be working the best..: Changing out of work clothes as soon as I get in the house..and possibly showering. Now, I'm not showering b/c I had an exhausting bus ride home, but b/c it seems to LITERALLY wash my negativity and BULLSHIT form the day. I tested this theory out a few times last week and it seemed to really relax me! I work with a few co-workers who are a bit high strung and anxious all the time, and I've always been one to pick up peoples energies so a shower seems to be the answer, as I stated washes away the day...ahhhhhh.

Anyways...whatever stress relief you have, use it..and often! Theres a lot of scientific evidence proving that stress is one of the leading causes of cancer...ekk! Thus the reason I will take drastic measures to be calm. At the end of the day, most things are not THAT big of a deal. The world isn't going to end b/c you didn't do something. You must learn to life a stress free life...b/c nobody likes seeing their co-worker go into work with a saw'd-off shot gun "admin assistant" style and taking everyone out...including the purolator guy....that is all.

Love, Laura xoxoxox

QUESTION: What are your favorite "home made" stress-relievers that work for you?

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tell me lies..Tell me sweet little Lies

This is just a little heart-break music...enjoy!

So here we are again… a quiet evening, well not so there is Wrestling on TV in the background (not my personal choice, but its HIS one show he’s allowed to watch one day a week..and I get to do whatever I need to do without distraction for a few hours!) So now I get to blog…about what you ask?? Well I’ve been thinking a lot about relationships/singles/boys/ general lately. And because I am such a true believer in the book “He’s just Not that Into You”, I wanted to divulge into this a little bit…so watch out…I can get pretty passionate..I might spit, I’m sorry in advance.

Where to begin…Well lets start a list of “He Just not into you If’s..”

He’s Just NOT that Into You If:
·         Your still in the “friends” zone…after 2 years…
·         He doesn’t want to be intimate/sexual/kinky with you.
·         He’s married
·         He’s “Separated”
·         He “is pretty sure we’re gonna get a divorce..” for the last 3 years.
·         He has a girlfriend
·         ..They live together
·         He can’t “commit”
·         He hasn’t told anyone about you..
·         He isn’t asking you out, no matter how many “Signs” YOU think he’s given
·         He hasn’t called

Well I could literally go on and on and on and perhaps..ON with more ways that men are blatantly telling you he’s NOT interested. It makes me VERY angry how women are about men. Always thinking they are so complicated…when the reality? WE are the complicated ones. We are always making excuses for them…from why they haven’t called- oh he must be out of town…! WHERE!??? AFGHANISTAN???  To even why he can’t supposedly “commit”. Oh he has commitment issues…or he was hurt bad in the past. I call BULLSHIT. He just wont commit to YOU! And if he was hurt bad in the past? Then that’s HIS daemons…and why the hell would you want to be with someone who has THAT much baggage in the first place???? As my sister once put it “He is damaged goods..and I am not a repair-man”.

Onto my next point. Married men. Enough said..right? Wrong. I won’t divulge much into my own past, but I will say this: UNLESS HE IS CERTIFIABLY D-I-V-O-R-C-E-D..HE AIN’T GOING ANYWHERE. That being said, I am sure there are a small 1% of couples who have indeed met this way, which is fine..and dandy..for them! But I can assure you, nothing good will come of this. No matter how many times he lays on that thick blanket of “I love you mores..” and “we are getting a divorce” (for the 100th time) they aren’t going anywhere, and your going to end up alone with your tears and a bucket of ice cream. Don’t you think that sleazy men like that know how to play the game??? C’mon…get your damn head outta the clouds. And even if he, dare I say, finally gets that divorce and you end up could you ever trust him KNOWING that’s at one time YOU were “the other women” and he most likely has another one working it on the side. At this point, I’d say its best to take off the rose colored sunglasses…

Another of the points I am fond of hearing about is that "he won't have sex with me". Ahh that old chestnut. Question: WHAT MAN DOESN'T WANT TO HAVE SEX? I mean really..riddle me that!!!! Most likely he doesn't want to tell you the real truth, in that he isn't attracted to you in that way..or your a bad lay. Either way, STOP creating excuses for him.."he doesn't like sex.."..He's tired all the time"..or whatever sweet little lie your telling yourself at the time. When the raw deal is" HE'S JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU. 

In conclusion my loves…men are NOT complicated. They are just to cowardly to say it out loud, but listen to me when I say, actions speak LOUDER than words, especially theirs. Stop fantasizing about him coming onto you and confessing his undying love to you, because he most likely won’t by now. A quote i really love: "If a guy is treating you like he doesn't give a shit..then he genuinely doesn't give a shit!"  Move on for the amazing bachelor who ACTUALLY wants to take time loving on you…I know I didJ
On a completely unrelated topic…I apologize about not blogging for a while, but I’ve been outta that game for a bit. ALSO I have officially decided My blog will now have a MAIN FOCUS, which will be Love and Relationships..and I was thinking about doing just a once a week blog..focusing on what i learned about love during the week..good or bad!. I will keep you posted!

-Love, Laura

Monday, February 28, 2011

We meet again..brick wall...


I have decided after much..MUCH debate, I need a new vision for my blog. After watching "Julia & Julia", it occurred to me, i need my blog to be about ONE main topic. I just can't seem to choose one! I feel like if i have ONE MAIN issue to revolve around, i will have an easier time coming up with ideas for blogs. Now..I have pondered many different roads...

  • Beauty..?
  • Fashion...for normal women?
  • Food?
  • Restoraunt reviews?
  • Relationships?
  • do some kind of experiment (ie. Julia & but i have NO idea what..?
And this is as far as I get... SO, i need help..from YOU! I need ideas...what would u enjoy reading about??? what do ya see..what do ya know..???help!!!

On a completely unrelated topic..Keith and I went to "Tasty Tomato" tonight and it was REALLY good! They have this "3 course dinner" special going right now, Monday-Thursday for $17.99!! It wasn't a big menu, but the price is right and the food was pretty darn good...and the palce is really cute and italian.

SO ANYWAYS..back to my point. I NEED HELP...gimme ideas...ANYTHING at this point..seriously. Hell if you want sex..I'll get ya sex..I just MAY not post it to facebook as much haha. So lay it on me friends.

Desperatly yours,
-Laura xoxoxo

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Where's all the fresh meat?? (VIDEO)

Gooood Evening!!! This is yet another fantastical Video Blog!!! This one is all about dating and where the HELL you meet available bachelors...?? Not that i am looking...well..I'll explain...


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Video Blog..Update of life..

Hey random reader...heres something a bit diffrent for tonight...a video blog, because I'm lazy and this was easier!!! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


So here I work...planning what crops to plant on Cityville, and how long they will take and will I have time to harvest them before the work day is over??? best plant the 5 minute strawberries..just be on the safe side,..don't wanna become a work-a-holic after all...

Did you enjoy that mental image??? I Hope so, i know I'm enjoying the reality. Actually, truth is, it is a little known fact that, we, as humans deliberately find ways to distract ourselves from our everyday work. Constantly checking emails, checking your phone for a text-er- I mean time, checking out facebook to see if your crops are ready yet..or if anything interesting is happening to anyone...hell YOU even waste time to creep on certain people on facebook, i know I do. So, my point is reader...WHAT THE HELL DID WE DO BEFORE FACEBOOK??? Seriously...I've had the Internet for most of my life, having a computer growing up with ridiculously slooooooow dial-up, and I didn't actually get into facebook until maybe 4.5 years ago. I must have been doing SOMETHING on here....or maybe i was doing other living my life or maybe even buckling down and doing some good old fashioned work.

This got me thinking...what do i do when I need to shut my techie brain down and unwind?? I have no darn idea. if I'm not on my computer either blogging or doing my usual facebook creeping, most likely I'm thinking about doing it...and who my next victim is.  Turns out I really need to tap back into reality and REAL relationships with people...not status updates and event invitations. I miss the days when you had a simple cell phone and actually had to CALL someone, and don't get me wrong I LIVE for texting, but when I do actually get that phone call form my mother, who btw, refuses to own a cell phone, it snaps me back into a real human being and missing the sound of another persons voice. I will admit my biggest reason for not talking on the phone very much is because i don't really like it. Unless I have a DOOZEY of a story and its too long to text. Otherwise, i hate awkward silences and the old .."alright we'll ill yak at ay later...ok!...ok?...ok!...okbye...bye." Its so weird and if anyone has suggestions for normal telephone "goodbye" please lay it on me. Texting is just laziness really...but I feel we're all sord of losing that real connection that is second nature to us all.

Come to think of it, because of facebook, there is really no need for High School Reunions anymore. Why? because every damn person you went to high school with is on your facebook...constantly updating status and you see pictures of their wedding and babies, etc. Hell even the people you HATED in high school are now on your facebook, as if facebook has brought you together and made you completely for get about your god, what have we become ha ha. Somedays, i feel its getting to be a bit much. the fact that I get ads on the side of my facebook based on my looks/personality obviously means someones constantly watching you and keeping track of your crap. I get ads for "plus size clothes". No correct me if iam wrong, but i don't really advertise that on my facebook..."Laura Macyk is fat"!!!" has never been my status. So, they must see my pix and go hay! She'll be into this. Its kind of horrifying and very NOT private if you ask me. But when i begin thinking this way, i remember my crops have most likely harvested and I'm back in facebook mode.

Anyways, that's enough of that for now, just wanted to give you something to think about. have a wonderful afternoon!

- Love, laura xoxox

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

If You Really Knew me...

Good evening!!

For tonight's blog, I'm gonna be doing something a little different than my usual, jokey/sarcastic/bitch-it-out session. I will get a little deep on this one..but I got this idea from a show on MTV, called "If you really knew me". I have facebooked about this before and didn't get as far as i wanted...only updating a couple statuses. The show features different High Schools around the US, that deal with bullying, clicks, etc.- Normal high school drama. It breaks everyman into random groups and you sit in a circle with 4 of your other peers and being saying.."If you really knew me..". Its shocking to see what type of struggles everyone goes through..from the Popular the chubby loners. Its a real tear-jerker, let me tell you..I'm pretty sure I've cried every episode I've seen. It also talks about how the VAST majority of people resemble an Iceberg, in that we only show 10% of our real selves to society..and the other 90% remains hidden because we are afraid of being judged and/or ridiculed for who we REALLY are..think about it. This also bring me back to the blog I did a while back about "Stereo-typing saves time..or so they say". SO, now that I've explained how it works, I will remove my own mask and let you in a few secrets of goes...

If You Really Knew Me...
It took me a VERY long time to realize I was worthy of love..and that he isn't going anywhere.

If You Really Knew Me...
You'd know that my parents divorce changed the way I look/feel about love forever...not that I've ever known any different.

If You Really Knew Me...
You'd know, as tough as I try to be on the outside, I am ALL heart and take EVERYTHING personally.

If You Really Knew Me...
I HATE crying in front of ANYONE..i feel ashamed if I ever have.

If You Really Knew Me...
You'd know, that when it comes to friendships, I mate for life...and I have no time for flakers.

If You Really Knew Me...
You'd know that my Ultimate dream job is to own my own Spa!

If You Really Knew Me...
It takes me a longtime before I can get close to anyone

If You Really Knew Me...
You'd know it takes a lot of effort to be the type of friend, each friend in my life needs.

If You Really Knew Me...
My life's aspiration is to have./keep great love...above all else.

If You Really Knew Me...
You'd know I have a true gift at knowing what a person is REALLY like..even before our first conversation.

If You Really Knew Me...
You'd know when I'm upset/sad, I refuse to turn to substance...I take walks to clear my head.

If You Really Knew Me...
I am displeased by how I look without make-up on...and sometimes wish I could carry around a picture of myself at my best, and show random people THAT picture (if they catch me without make-up on) and say, this is how I USUALLY look.

If You Really Knew Me..
You'd know I am a TRUE romantic...although I hate to admit it.

If You Really Knew Me..
I will NEVER tell you something you WANT to hear...I'll always tell you exactly what you NEED to hear/or what I think..This is not a bakery, I don't sugar coat ANYTHING.

If You Really Knew Me..
I Over-think and Over-analyze EVERYTHING.

If You Really Knew Me..
I have a quick temper, but am even quicker to forgive.

Well folks, that's about all for tonight. Hope you enjoyed...I feel a bit naked without my armour on right now, I must say. But i felt the need to go BALLS OUT on this one, and I'm proud that I did. Anyways, have a fantastic night!!!!

Question: Post a comment with the words "If you really knew me.." And tell me something deep/dark/random about yourself.

- Love, Laura xoxox