Thursday, November 22, 2012


I figured I'd post these because they are LOVELY (thank you Julia Dunne) and they look so professional! Who am I kidding? It's been three days and I miss the show like crazy. I swear after this I may stop talking about it. Maybe not. It really did change my life. I've been asked if people can take my blog at face value and yes, you most certainly can. I'm not trying to puff anything up or be something I'm not. This show really changed my life. I'm not saying it to be a drama queen... I sincerely mean that. Maybe I'll write more about that another day... Here are some pictures:

And I have to add this because it makes me laugh every time I look at it...great happy memories...
My tired, happy face:

I'm seriously thinking about doing some outfit photos...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

the big day

Tomorrow marks the debut of my first...
1. Musical
2. Lead role
3. Performance at the ACC

I will love every single moment of it. My dreams are coming true! How cheesy does this sound? But it's true...

These are some snaps from our dress rehearsal. Thank you Kyle McDavid! They are going to serve me well as reminders of how much fun I have had over the past few months. I feel so blessed that we've been able to work on this show for so long and grow so close with each other. I don't want to come across as a dramatic theatre kid, but this show has changed my life.

I feel more confident. That always happens in things like this--the more you do it, the more you believe in yourself, the more you learn, the more you grow. The closer you get with the cast. And do we ever have a special cast--in so many ways. This has been a journey of courage for me. If I were to be totally selfish, I would say this is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I have so many people to thank--mainly the people who have made it possible for me to do this (like my family; Jeff and my parents and siblings and other sitters and my daughter, who I love so much, yet have had to be away from quite a bit). I'm so blessed and honored and humbled to be given this opportunity! It's all I have ever wanted. I remember seeing the stage for the first time since I got the role and breaking down into tears because my heart felt so full that I didn't know what else to do. I've missed doing what I'm doing now and I feel at home here.

Tomorrow is going to be a day I will never forget.

I feel very prepared. Ready. Excited. Fireworks!

Congrats to the folks who won the two tickets to the show tomorrow! Opening Night! Can't wait to see you there. For those of you who have tickets--thank you for supporting me and enjoy the show! For those of you who would like to buy tickets, you can purchase them here!

I'll leave you with this! Everybody Cut Footloose!


Footloose at the Arts and Culture Centre from Kathryn Lear on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

i won't give up

I recorded this a while ago, but I'm realizing that I haven't posted it here! How did this happen!

Anyway, Tim Matson (our wonderful director) has been taking pictures of the rehearsal process on his phone and posting them to Twitter so I want to share them and personally document my experience. I'm having the time of my life. Seriously.
Orderin' some burgers... y'know...
Dancing for HERO!
I find this picture hysterical. I look rotted. I swear, we like each other ;)
Being taught how to play solitaire by Mark (Rev Shaw)... yes, this happened...
There were tears involved (due to laughing, not crying)
Girl Gets Around - ZSM hitting some crazy lovely notes
Interrupting the McCormack family photo time...
Simon (Willard), myself (Ariel) and Philip (Ren)
Thank you to Tim for documenting this experience for me! We have the most wonderful cast. Rehearsals are so, so fun. I am on cloud nine. Pst, for my fashion friends... I was super excited when I got my new mustard cardigan... I was looking everywhere for one with a specific color in mind and I found it at Joe Fresh. That place never ever disappoints me! I also found two trapeze cardigans there today which I'll have to post soon. Mark (who plays Rev Shaw/my dad in the play) gave me a lovely compliment about my photography that made me miss my hobby so maybe I'll let it inspire me to snap some photos if I ever get a chance.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

thank you (again)

I'm back! Hopefully I'll have some time to post in the near future. For now, here's an update of what's been happening in my life:

These beautiful people with me (above) are my fellow cast members for this year's production of Footloose the musical. I'm riveting with excitement! I apologize if you have me on Facebook or Twitter, as I'm sure you've already seen the picture and heard all about it. I'm sure you've seen the video I'm about to post below as well, but... I'm really excited!

My entire life I've been dreaming about the day that I'd be just where I am today. And funny enough, I didn't think it was possible to have both, a family and this opportunity I've been given. I'm playing the lead! I have babysitters! I am still working my full hours! And somehow it's working out! I have to bow down to my family (and friends) for helping me through out this entire experience: they have been so supportive, so willing to help, so loving and so accepting. Thank you to everyone who has been bending over backwards to help me live my dream. I know it's been taking up a lot of your time. I will find some way to repay you!

It still hasn't really hit me yet that this is real life! Half the time I'm crying, half the time I'm laughing--it's so overwhelming, and yet so wonderful. It's such an exhilarating feeling, finally doing what you know makes you happiest. Finally being where you belong.

My Dad said to me a while ago that he was happy for me because I would finally be in a place where people could appreciate me for what I love. It's a little funny to me. I'd always make him listen to Broadway tunes, hoping one day he'd connect to something...anything... Nope! Never happened. I'm still convinced I haven't found the right show for him ;) but back to what I was saying... For once I'm in a place where people share my interests and appreciate the same things that I do. And I'm so happy I feel like I'm going to explode.

Another thing that seems very fitting is the fact that this show speaks to me more than other show I've ever listened to and it seems to be that way for quite a few members of the cast. This show is so special.

Thank you to the cast--everyone is so beautiful and talented and kind. I'm looking forward to meeting more of you... I am enjoying every minute I spend working on this show. Thank you, Meghan and Megan, for believing in me and giving me to courage to audition. Thank you to Tim, Grant, Susan... for giving me this opportunity.

If you're in Newfoundland, the show is running from November 15-18th and tickets are on sale now at the ACC box office!

Here's a song I recorded in August--I stuck some photos from the blog behind the song. I hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

thank you

I want to put out a thank you note to my readers who have been keeping up with my blog this past year. It has meant a lot to me. I have to take a step back from the blog for a little while. I won't be shutting the site down. I would like to make it an enjoyable experience again. For now, I'll continue to post my music videos as I make them. I have a few make up tutorials I am excited to write. I will post outfit photos as I have time to take them. However, I can't stick to a schedule at this time. When I can commit, I will let everyone know. Thank you for following me thus far, and I will keep in touch on Twitter for those of you who use that form of social media. Thank you for a wonderful year. I've had a wonderful experience and plan to grow from here and fall more in love with this form of self expression.

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Loving this song lately! I hope you enjoy it too!


Monday, May 21, 2012


Hello! Bare legs probably won't happen until July for me. Nevertheless, here are a handful of outfits: I only just noticed I'm wearing the same tights in all three outfits so... suffice it to say, Newfoundlander's don't really enjoy a proper Spring. We are just happy to wear a JACKET instead of a PARKA and be able to wear tights without freezing! Excitement!

Outfit 1: F21 tights & necklace, Spotted Moth dress (altered), La Posh Style boots, Urban Planet jean jacket, Spring purse
Outfit 2: F21 tights, swapped pink scarf, Gap sweater, F21 skirt (I love the texture of this outfit)
Outfit 3: F21 tights & sweater & highwaisted shorts
Outfit 4 (on my little one): Gap ruffle tulle skirt, Children's Place top, Old Navy tights! Debuting her very first pigtails ever!
I hope you are having a wonderful long weekend! Enjoy the holiday! I am looking forward to breaking out my baby (my camera) and playing a lot this summer. I shot my sister's Graduation and haven't gotten around to the editing yet (shame) but when I do I'll post a few just to show you how beautiful she looked. We both wore the same Prom dress so it was a little emotional for me. I'm pretty sure when I get married I'll want to wear it again. It was the perfect dress. Oh, also, thanks to Kel for taking the pictures of me at the waterfront! As I type this, my daughter is trying to mash my keyboard and is asking me to cuddle and I can't say no to that so I'll catch up soon. Thank you for keeping in touch with me! I'm always around on Twitter so make sure to come say hello!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

I do wanna love you

Hello hello hello!

Here's a cover of For The Nights I Can't Remember by Hedley. I have a thing for singing guys songs lately. I feel like I can't be scrutinized or compared as much to the original if I'm a girl singing a guys song. I feel its better that way.

Attention ladies: Have you seen The Conversation? It's a brilliantly empowering interview series for women... It's hosted by Amanda de Cardenet and produced by Demi Moore. All the interviews contain a great positive message. Most of it is so touching it will bring you to tears. Episode 3 comes out this Thursday and I am excited.

I cannot tell you how much I miss blogging. No excuses--all you need to know is that the weather is brightening, the sun is shining more and more... The days are longer: this is a huge thing for me. This means I have time to take pictures when I get off work! I don't know how to do it when it's dark when I get off. Honestly! Thank God that's over...
Until soon,

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

a little spring in your step


First Spring day! YAY! Yes, a Spring day in Newfoundland still consists of tights and a cardigan and a coat but I am not complaining--at least we can see the sun. We can take out kids outside and have a great park day. Icecream. Anything. Just as long as we can get outside! And wear a floral dress. Also... I'm thinking I need a haircut. I never noticed how out of control it's getting until I saw these pictures, particularly this one:


So crazy! I know a lot of people are chopping their hair off lately but I think I'm going to shorten my layers, put my shortest one level with my chin. I love it too much. It's so easy to deal with when it's longer. Short hair seems way way too high maintenance for me!

I am going to try and update the blog once a week at my worst. Just letting my readers know so they know what to expect. I am planning to get back up to two to three posts per week but for now it's just proving to be a bit unrealistic to think I can do much more than that. Thank you to everyone who keeps coming back... It means the world to me!

So here's the breakdown:
Spotted Moth dress, La Posh Style boots (both online boutiques), F21 tights, unknown cardigan...
Am so looking forward to showing off this dress on a day that I'm not going to work.
The cardigan is essential on a work day because it's a little low cut for the job.

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, April 6, 2012

blue lace

forever 21 cardigan, white top, shoes, necklace & gap 1969 always skinny pants

I'm sorry I've been missing in action the past ... month. I've been finding it hard juggling everything lately. I do know that I love this hobby and I will be spending more time experimenting with my camera soon. Msybe the good weather will bring me some time and inspiration. To the other Mommy bloggers... how are you juggling your kids, you husbands and your careers... and your blogs? Haha! It gets a little insane at times.

I'm off to enjoy my holiday, and for those of you who are celebrating it too, I hope you have a wonderfully peaceful day.
All my love!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

sparks fly

Please let me know what you think!
Spending the week taking care of my man who is getting dental surgery this week, haha. Maybe I'll have a great video to post of that aftermath... just kidding, of course :)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

go to Spring outfit (Kultur und Stil)

Hi, I'm Anita from Kultur und Stil, a blog where I write about mainly about fashion and how to dress with a normal budget for cultural events. This is my go-to spring outfit for work:

... and my outfit for a night at the opera, I wore it last Sunday for Wagner's Valkyrie at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich:

xxx Anita

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I hope you enjoyed Megan's post yesterday! She is the sweetest. And funny as hell. If you don't have her on your reading list, then you should put her there right now! Check back Thursday for Anita of Kultur und Stil!

This is Stronger by Kelly Clarkson as promised!

My go to Spring style... a little grey dress from Forever 21 that I love to wear. Or any type of little jersey dress. Here's the rest of the outfit (worn 2 ways):
1, to work, with a Forever 21 shirt & blazer and my black sexy boots and
2, casually with a Forever 21 shirt & Gap jean jacket, random amazing scarf, and La Posh Style boots to take my little one out for some Mommy-Daughter bonding time.

What's your favorite? I prefer the casual look (if you ask me though, I will say that, always). I wear this little dress in the summer all of the time--it gets a lot of wear.

Also, I'm super jealous of all the other bloggers out there showing off their bare legs. But for me, here in Newfoundland--a jean jacket reminds me of Spring ;) ...just warm enough not to have to wear a chunky coat! (ps, I was still freezing!)


hope you're having a great week...

Monday, March 26, 2012

go-to Spring outfit (feathers & freckles)

Hi, I'm Megan from Feathers & Freckles and I love adding lots of (thrifted) color to my wardrobe during the spring. Here is my go-to day outfit:


...and my go-to night outfit:

Hello everyone--Over the next week I have a series of guest posts for you. Some very talented bloggers are going to be showing you their take on Spring! Simple go to outfits. I really hope you enjoy the round up. I especially love Megan's first look, don't you? I love the pastels on her. She looks gorgeous! Enjoy, 

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