Sunday Snaps ~ A Mid-Summers Day Dream!

Happy Sunday!!! Another week full of warm cozy summer nights, and dreamy rainbow-filled days… Here are some of the things I was up to.

It’s been over 30 degrees celsius for weeks straight which has made for some lovely days.

However, there are currently over 800 wildfires burning across Canada. It’s so incredibly dry and hot ~ and just getting hotter. The fires have brought an eerie thick layer of smoke over Canada. This was a bright yellow sky one early morning, which is beautiful but just a reminder of how devastating the fire and climate damage is.

On a positive note, guess whoooo I saw!! I didn’t actually realize that there were owls in my area ~ but I spotted this guy playing around one early morning on my run!

And he brought friends! Not sure what I expected from a bunch of owls, but they were LOUD and very playful. Look at that adorable little round face. 8>

Then this little ball of sunshine ~ my parents’ lovely pup Heidi ~ turned EIGHT on July 11th! I got to babysit her a few times when my parents were in town for appointments.

I’ve been spending a lot of time inside to escape the heat and smoke and getting up to some projects… Like restoring my My Little Pony Dream Castle (from the 80s). Sugar has made herself queen.

And we’ve been having tea parties~! Sugar for some reason likes sitting with these tiny toy cups and cakes.

Gotta say this summer has been a hoot so far 😉 Even better that I’m fully vaccinated now so starting to think of getting out and doing some stuff around the city!

Until next time! <3 Erika & Sugar

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Sunday Snaps: Fully Vaccinated Edition!

From brand new bikes and months, to vaccines and ice cream, this has been a whirlwind of a week!!

Kawaii face mask, bowl of ice cream, and a I'm COVID-19 Vaccinated sticker!

I found myself taking lots of pictures and thought it would be a good time to bring back Sunday Snaps on this blog as it’s just a fun way of capturing little moments in my life that Instagram doesn’t always cover. When I started this blog it was with the full intent of sharing fun “week in the life” posts frequently, and I haven’t been overly consistent I’ll admit ~ but it’s time to bring some happy fun times back!

Can you believe it’s JULY? Half of this year has zipped by!

Hello Kitty calendar - July 2021

Work was b-u-s-y BUSY!!! I’m still working from home so I didn’t really have much of a chance to get up from my desk at all as it was end of quarter in the corporate world. Genuinely felt like Aggretsuko most of the time. Perhaps I should take up heavy metal ;).

Aggretsuko by Sanrio!

Accomplished a lot so I did end up splurging on myself and bought a BIKE! This is Amelia Pedalia the Cruiser and I’m in love!

I spent ALL DAY Thursday, which was a day off here in Canada, putting her together. Hopefully some fun cruises down the street will help me calm down a bit on the stressful days.

I was able to squeeze in some very early morning exercise and met up with my good pal – Licorice von Boots the Cat! He happily accepted some scratches.

And spotted this little sweetie in the forest! Mama was watching me closely and I kept my distance of course. Little baby was curious.

Today I got my second dose of COVID vaccine (Moderna).

I haven’t really been out at all during the pandemic, so I don’t usually get to get to put together outfits as much anymore so dressing up a bit was FUN!

Had a craving for ice cream before I left, so I threw on an ice cream brooch and my absolutely adorable Loungefly Pokemon Ice Cream bag! A couple of people complimented how cheery I looked so I thought that was fun!

I got it from EBGames (Gamespot in the US)!

I didn’t have any side effects with the first dose of the vaccine, so fingers crossed for the same thing this time. Feeling great so far!

I’m looking forward to many more adventures in a couple of weeks when I can safely get out.

Until next time, Erika! xoxo

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I Want to Ride My Bicycle!

Watch out! I just bought myself my first bike in 20+ years. 🙂

Put her together myself ~ being supurrvised, of course 😉

She’s a pastel purple Roadmaster Cordelia cruiser bike that I’m calling Amelia Pedalia!! She’s pretty and even came with a basket (a dream come true!)

I put her together in my living room all by myself yesterday, so I’m pretty proud of myself for that accomplishment. I’m reasonably okay around a toolbox, but rarely do I put together anything with so many parts. Just hoping everything is where it’s supposed to be… eek!

I had a job a few years ago where we got around biking from place to place, and I spent most of my free time racing around on my bike. Although I venture around on my feet to get most places (I don’t drive!), I miss the freedom of a bike so much! I’m excited to just be able to quickly pop out to the store or an early morning cruise to who knows where.

See you later everyone – adventures await!! xoxo

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Summer Lovin’!

Happy Summer everyone! I’m trying to make more of an effort to update my little personal blog on a frequent basis. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to this happy fun summertime so far!

I am still working from home which is very very busy, so I make an effort to get outside to get away from it ad feel some fresh air and sunshine!

Sugar also loves watching birds and buggies outside the window, so I thought she might like to SEE the outside up close a bit more… So I got her one of those cat backpacks that are all over the place. She loves sitting inside the backpack, and actually jumped in herself without a treat bribe!

She’s a strictly inside cat, so has only ever been outside on the way to the vet. It’s a whole new world out there!!

Maybe the world was a bit TOO big the first time out! Sugar was a little bit overwhelmed and screamed so we just hung out on the balcony. Baby steps I guess before we go for a longer walk.

The weather here in Winnipeg has been amazing. Beautiful hot days, and lots of BIG thunderstorms and beautiful skies like this one! I love chasing after clouds and rainbows!

I’m still running A LOT. Usually a bit before my work day starts, and then a couple of hours on the weekend. It really helps me to fully unwind.

I’ve even met some new friends on my runs! This little guy lives a street over and I’ve been seeing him every morning and we’ve become besties.

I called him Licorice von Boots (his tag doesn’t have his name!) and he loves belly rubs and laying down in flower beds (I mean, SAME!)

Here are some other summery sights! I love my neighbourhood, because it’s basically in the middle of the forest so there are many animal neighbours around.

In other fun news, I’ve decided to purchase a bike so I can get outside and explore even more. So more adventures and excitement to come! xoxo

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Whiskers and worries

I apologize for being so silent lately! The past couple of weeks have been some of the most terrifying in my life as a Cat Mom as Sugar, my sweet kitty, nearly swallowed string. I want to start by saying everything is now completely fine with Sugar and this is a happy post written in celebration! I wanted to share my journey as I think it’s important we share and learn from others’ experiences to keep our furry babies safe and happy.

I’m not a veterinary expert so these are just my experiences. I found reading these types of stories while I was going through this to be triggering so this is just a warning that if pet sickness bothers you, please don’t read any further.

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