A Banner Year

Posted on | September 18, 2014 | 3 Comments

So it turns out I want to sit around all day and make cute wall banners with charming sayings on them. Is that so wrong?

My first one would say “Donna Martin Graduates.”
My second one would say “too much booty in the pants.”
Oh man, I’m just getting started.

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Workin’ It

Posted on | September 17, 2014 | No Comments

I FINALLY finished my new website. Please check it out, memorize it, pass it on, sing my praises and just bask in my talent and general awesomeness. Or at the very least, how good I am at selling booze.

Go! Now! What are you waiting for? Oh, the url? Here it is! Great! www.amy-ferguson.com

p.s. it looks extra good on an iPhone

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Treasure Hunt: An Essentials Wallet

Posted on | September 15, 2014 | 6 Comments

More often than not I find I want to leave the house with only the essentials. You know, the iPhone, drivers license and a couple of credit cards, maaaaaybe a lip gloss. The truth is, what more do you need? I’ve been on the search for a wee wallet clutch like object in which to tote said essentials. It’s much harder than you’d think to find a lovely one. Hence this treasure hunt. Below find some options.oldsweetsong_treasurehuntessentialswallet                                                                                                 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

 

I’m an Airbnb Convert

Posted on | September 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

Our fantastic weekend in Toronto marked our inaugural airbnb stay. Being a first timer, I was nervous. I think a bad place to stay can ruin an otherwise good time and of course I do love a nice hotel. But their a certain trips when the thought of staying in an actual home is appealing. You can get to know a city in a different way. It’s also much cheaper so more moneys to spend on dining out, drinks, tickets, and the like.

We got super lucky on our first go ’round. The apartment we rented was so effing charming! I loved the actual place and the decor. The location was perfect, too. The cute neighborhood of Bellwoods as opposed to a more touristy area like downtown. Sure we still visited all the touristy spots, but it was nice to come home to something a little warmer. Of course, there are some trips when you need a hotel and room service and a cleaning lady and all that indulgent stuff. The relaxing/laying around trips call for that. And don’t get me wrong, those are some of my favorite kind of trips. But a short weekend of exploring in a new city is the perfect airbnb situation.

So I’m sold on this whole airbnb thing. Quasi-pretending you actually live in another city for a little bit is the perfect way to get to know a new place.

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Toronto Made Me Fat

Posted on | September 11, 2014 | 5 Comments

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Blame Canada! I blame you for all the poutine and the beer (my god, the beer!) and the cheese plates and the pizza with figs on it and the bbq restaurant that was so stupidly delicious and the Montreal style bagels and then some more beer for good measure and Momofuko and the make your own ice cream sandwiches and …

When visiting a new city it is important to eat and drink your way through said city with reckless abandon. So that’s exactly what I did. But I am left with a feeling that it’s time to start paying a little bit more attention to health and weight loss. I’ve let thing slip and I need to get back on the road to normalcy after this particularly decadent weekend.

Oh who am I kidding? It’s been a decadent summer. And aren’t those the very best kind?

What are your tricks for getting back on the healthy side of life? Let me guess, it does not involve a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream pressed betwixt two freshly baked cookies (one oatmeal raisin cookie and one “everything,” if you must know. And you must. And also promise me you will visit Bang Bang if you’re ever in Toronto. It’s of the utmost importance.)

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