My March Favourites!

🍀 Happy March! 🍀 It’s been a very busy and tiring month for me with work, so I haven’t been able to blog much, unfortunately! But in the spirit of the month, I’m feeling incredibly lucky to be healthy and happy. 🙂 I wanted to share some of my favourite ~lucky~ things from March with you all:

TV Shows: Kim’s Convenience (CBC – now on Netflix), which is a hilarious and heartwarming show about a Korean family in Toronto who runs a convenience store. It takes a couple of episodes to get into, but you’ll fall head over heels for them. Ok see you!!

And I’m binging Nailed It! (Netflix) as we speak – as a brand new season of the best worst baking show just dropped!! Okay, not such a filled-with-luck kind of show.

Food: I’ve been enjoying these Jumbo Veggie Dogs (vegan) from Yves Veggie Cuisine! They taste just like the real thing according to my carnivore Dad and Brother.

Also discovered a brand new world thanks to Torani Coffee Syrups! They come in dozens of delicious flavours – my favourites so far being French Vanilla, Salted Caramel, and especially for this month: Irish Cream! I like to add them to my ice coffee, but work on hot coffee, ice cream, whatever! Hard to go back to “plain” coffee now!

March 14th was Pi Day! Sadly, made no pie (because I forgot to buy the ingredients :’)) Sugar, the margarine aficionado, was displeased.

Video Games: Animal Crossing, again! It’s the ONE YEAR anniversary of Animal Crossing New Horizons. I will soon share an in-depth catchup of my island!

Happy 1st Birthday, Cupcake Island!!

Websites: MyHeritage. I’ve been on a genealogy kick lately, which started with my 23andMe results in January. I have been building out my family tree and have learned so much about where my family has actually come from. You realize that these people aren’t just names and old years, but your family. I didn’t realize that my Dad’s side of the family (mostly) immigrated from Ireland to Canada in the 19th century – so this St. Patrick’s Day has even more meaning now.

Purchases: I’ve been redecorating my house a bit this year. I’m moving towards more of a shabby chic look, rather than the bright neons it’s been for many years!

I’ve been on the hunt for a nice floral area rug for my living room, and hit the jackpot with this beauty from Nourison (available on Amazon for $182 CAD)! I haven’t had a chance to take a picture of it in my living room yet as there is stuff everywhere (*blush*!) But the quality is surprisingly plush and lovely for the price tag.

Lots of changes around here and it’s getting bright and happy inside! Hope to share soon.

Love and luck, Erika and Sugar!! 🍀

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♡ My February Favourites! ♡

Hope you have all enjoyed a super sweet February filled with floating hearts, delicious candies, and lots of love for yourself! Here were some of my favourite things over the past 28 lovely days.

TV Shows: The Office (US) – finally gave this one a go after apparently my coworkers have been relentlessly quoting this for years and I’ve been clueless! It looks dry and muted and WAY too much like my real office so maybe that’s what’s been keeping me away! It’s a fake docu-comedy like Parks & Rec, which is one of my favourites – and it’s a surprisingly nice escape for a show about well… office life!

Music: I’ve been on an indie-pop kick again and have been getting back into some of my favourite bands from 2013-ish like CHVRCHES, Bastille, Hurts, and Florence + the Machine… One of my current on repeats:

Food: Still eating vegan and LOVING IT! I would love to start being even more conscious about what I’m eating and make sure it’s sustainable and cruelty-free. My favourite go-to meals lately are this super Saucy Ramen Noodle recipe and vegan pizza – which uses soy cheese.

Video Games: Pokemon Shield ~ it honestly took me a really long time to get used to the play style and how linear the storyline is. But after a year, I’ve fallen in LOVE with it! It has amazing graphics (I know other people would beg to differ), and plays really well on the Switch’s tv features.

Websites: I have been spending a lot of this brutally cold winter on Duolingo learning German and Neopets Classic!

Purchases: Funko has released retro Barbie Funko Pops of three of the most popular Barbie dolls from the 80s. They are way too cute for words! Can’t wait for mine to ship because they will fit right in here at my little pink house!

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What I’m Watching: Spooky Halloween Edition!

Happy almost Halloween! Hard to believe the time of spooky fun is here. This year is different then previous Halloweens, of course. Most of us are going to be at home for the big night instead of at parties or giving away candy ~ on a Saturday this year nonetheless! I’m planning to spend the whole day earing a scary amount of sweets (see no trick or treaters means more candy for you!) and of course binging a ton of spooky films!

These are my typical terrifying go-tos:

Spirited Away

This is of course from Studio Ghibli, so it’s absolutely beautiful and not really scary (well it scared me a LOT the first time!) But you definitely get the heebie-jeebies when everyone disappears, the main character’s family gets turned into pigs (and almost ends up on the dinner table), and then she needs to find employment at a bathhouse where her coworkers are a plethora of different creatures and gigantic babies (and it makes total sense)! It’s a great, ends up being heartwarming watch, with tear-jerking music to boot.

It’s available to watch on Netflix now as well!

The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror!

Treehouse of Horror has been my usual Halloween watching for years! The Simpsons is usually very silly quotable relaxing fun! But Treehouse of Horror takes it to a spooktacular level, and IS the Simpsons that your parents warned you about!

Disney Plus has most of The Simpsons seasons (well the ones that matter!) and I could easily rewatch the Halloween episodes over and over and over again.

Sit back and be terrified!

Stranger Things

I know, I know! It took me forever to start this series that everyone has seen. But I am shocked at how much I adore it. Kids in horror is always a bit eerie for me, but the whole cast is MAGIC and you really feel a true friendship.

Another surprise is that the storylines really do get better as it progresses. And you will definitely always watch with your hands in front of your face! Big bonus for making the 80s look cool and authentic!

The Addams Family (1991)

I love this movie, and SO wanted to be an Addams as a kid (still open to being adopted :D)! They are definitely kooky, and a little bit scary, but most of all they adore the heck out of each other.

Psycho (1960)

I’m not usually a big slasher and gore fan. But there are a few exceptions. Psycho is a classic for a reason! I still always peak around my shower curtain for this reason… It’s a definite to watch, but maybe not before bed!

I also adored Bates Motel, which is a brilliant adaption of the movie.

Other Halloweeny favourites of mine that deserve a mention are Silence of the Lambs, Saw, Re Eye, and The Shining!

Well I’ve got goosebumps! Any other favourites you’re tuning into?

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October Blogging Challenge! Day 9: A Day in the Life Of!

Today’s challenge is a day in my life! So I kept my camera with me all day to show you what I typically get up to. I absolutely LOVED this as it makes you realize how much you do actually accomplish and help you capture tiny moments you may otherwise not think about. So here we go!~

Waking up to kitty nibbling at my feet…
Coffee in a donut
Runs and rainbows
Fighting bad guys with Sakura
Relaxing
Cleaning and watching the world go by!
Hanging out with friends in Animal Crossing! <3
And got a little batty! 😉
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October Blogging Challenge! Day 5: Favourite Movies

Day 5 of the October Blogging Challenge is all about favourite movies!! I’ll admit that I tend to not be overly adventurous with movie watching, and I would prefer to watch my favourites which I have seen hundreds of times rather than trying to find something new. Favourite movies fill you with great memories and take you back to a good place even when current times aren’t that way.

I tend to lean towards whimsical, fantastical, fun movies with light plots and a splash of humour. Hopefully some of my favourites bring you a bit of nostalgia and happiness like they bring me!

My Neighbor Totoro

Matilda

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Alice in Wonderland

The Goonies

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