All her dreams are made of strawberry lemonade . . .

Lists of Life.

The up and down weather has been putting my mood in a spin. Therefore, I have nothing to say or add that will inspire or anger anyone. Not today anyway.

I don't forward emails. Ever. (That was something I once did when I had a boring office job and I wasted my time away online.. which I'm sure many others are guilty of.) But I liked this little list. Thought I'd share it.

Happy Monday.
much love:
~G .xoxo.

The Do's & Don'ts of Your Lifetime
  • ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  • THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.
  • FOUR . When you say, 'I love you ,' mean it.
  • FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye.
  • SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  • SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
  • EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream. People who don't have dreams don't have much.
  • NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
  • TEN. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
  • ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
  • TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
  • THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
  • FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • FIFTEEN. Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
  • SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson!
  • SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; and responsibility for all your actions.
  • EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  • NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  • TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.


Music Monday: Al Bowlly ~ Guilty

If I was a Rich Girl...

If I was a wealthy girl...
.... I'd buy all these things and more. ^__^

{ all above items from my favourite site ever: Shana Logic }

i think these would look so friggen cute with my already there butterfly tattoo on my leg! ^__^

{ above item from Etsy shop }

{ above item from Tarina Tarantino }

{ above items from Sephora }

Happy Monday. ♥

much love:
~G .xoxo.


Music Monday: Maybe I'll Catch Fire - Alkaline Trio

You've waited a long time for this life... just to ruin it.

A countdown to two things you cannot should not live life without...

{ music }

12 more days 'til brmc. ♥

{ chocolate }



15 more days 'til cadbury creme eggs, cadbury mini eggs, chocolate milk & nutella. ♥

Many good things to come. Indeed. :)))
Happy weekend.

much love:
~G .xoxo.


Cause I might break and I might bend
your heart strings out of tune again

And I might try to apologize..
on a good day... on my best day
If you stick around.

I've got a big fat fucking bone to pick with you my darling.

I really don't feel like blogging.. but only because I'm being lazy. Because I really do want to share my music news with you. Who am I talking about?

Alkaline Trio. That's who.
{haha suddenly the phrase "I'm Naboo, that's who!" popped into my head.}

{and although I'd love to go an on about BRMC's new album that just came out yesterday... I'm going to leave this post for alk trio updates. I have a BRMC concert coming up too.. I'm sure I will have more to post on it. and they each deserve their own post}

So, Alkaline Trio's new album "This Addiction" was just released. I love it. With their usual sound and extra added oomph to it. Tracks like Dine, Dine, Dine My Darling ... Fine... & Off The Map become instant faves. The title track is also pretty amazing.. which was their first single and they have a video released for it as well. But you can go look that up yourself.

I went to their show last weekend at the Phoenix Concert Theatre and it was amazing. I've seen them several other times (at the Opera House, the Warehouse, Sound Academy) but the sound was, by far, the best at the Phoenix. But I've always enjoyed that venue for shows in the past. {Which is partly why I'm so excited to see BRMC there in a few weeks}

I took a few fotos at the show.. but I brought my little camera with me so, the fotos leave a lot to be desired.. but I can't complain. :)

Matt Skiba is love.

Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio

But... the best part was their last song they performed.. which is one of my favourites. I got it on film. The sound quality isn't the best. If it were at any other venue, I'm positive the sound would have been inaudible and completely crap.

So, here's the video I caught of Alkaline Trio performing Radio. :))))

So much amazingness!! :)))

Anyways, go out and get their album. They're so amazing. As ever.
And I would just like to say.. a huge thank you to Shane .. from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to Alkaline Trio so many years ago. (and straylight run & TBS.) --
{on a side note, TBS always trumps Brand New. Sorry love.}

So........ as I continue on my exam studying streak and working on awesome assignments for my Nutrition class (which I adore).. all the while brimming with excitement over the upcoming BRMC concert on April Fool's day.. I'm going to leave you with my favourite track off the new Alkaline Trio album.

AND... I will add that they will be on Letterman tonight! So.. WATCH IT!

AND... I will also add.. that I've been chocolate free for 3 weeks now.. and it's not looking pretty. But.. Easter is approaching soon. And then I will reach for those mini eggs and drown in their chocolaty goodness... Mmmm...

much love:
~G .xoxo.

And i can row row row my boat back to shore some day
so, are you coming with me? Anchors away!! :)

'Cause it was what I wouldn't do...

Just swimming.

It's funny how things seem to be recycling themselves over and over again all around you. And by one way or another... you get dragged into that spin cycle again. Not by choice. Never by choice.

Because it was never about making the choices that you wanted to make.
No. Because we all know what we all would choose instead.
We would want to choose to succumb... to give in... to drown in it.

But instead, it was only about the choices you make..... that you had to make.
Lest you drown forever..... with such sweet suffocation.. and sorrow.
Worst than any addiction one can have. One can kick.

Here's to all the strangled souls who have made these decisions.
Here's to coping and trying to pacify the fire within.
Here's to one more day that you've done it.
Here's to me and you. and you. and also you.

Happy Friday.

much love:
~G .xoxo.


[ DAY 365 / 365 ]

Today was the last day of my 365 project. I cannot believe that I've already reached the end of it. I didn't even think that I would see this project through to the end.. but here I am now. I'm a little glad that I don't have to be taking fotos of myself anymore (for once.. haha).. and will be able to focus more on other things now. Hooray.

Below you can see a little collage of sorts that I put together of my all time favourite shots throughout the year. Or view the entire 365 foto set here.

much love:
~G .xoxo.

P.S. Happy Birthday Mammina. *baci*

Day 005 / 365 Day 006 / 365 Day 011 / 365 Day 025 / 365 Day 030 / 365 Day 037 / 365
Day 038 / 365 Day 048 / 365 Day 051 / 365 Day 063 / 365 Day 070 / 365 Day 071 / 365
Day 078 / 365 Day 085 / 365 Day 086 / 365 Day 095 / 365 Day 098 / 365 Day 099 / 365
Day 105 / 365 Day 111 / 365 Day 116 / 365 Day 119 / 365 Day 121 / 365 - HAPPY CANADA DAY! Day 124 / 365
Day 136 / 365 Day 137 / 365 Day 157 / 365 Day 162 / 365 Day 196 / 365 Day 209 / 365
Day 210 / 365 Day 211 / 365 Day 217 / 365 Day 227 / 365 Day 231 / 365 Day 239 / 365
Day 240 / 365 Day 241 / 365 Day 245 / 365 Day 248 / 365 Day 265 / 365 Day 267 / 365
Day 274 / 365 Day 301 / 365 Day 305 / 365 Day 310 / 365 Day 314 / 365 Day 318 / 365
Day 330 / 365 { Day 333 / 365 } Day 335 / 365 Day 336 / 365 Day 342 / 365 Day 344 / 365
Day 350 / 365 Day 354 / 365 Day 357 / 365 Day 361 / 365 Day 363 / 365 Day 364 / 365

{ click on the thumbnail for the larger size }