The Weekend Post | 01.17.16

theweekendpost011716Happy Sunday! Now that I am finally feeling better (goodbye, cold!) I’ve actually been able to start working on some of my goals for the month, like spending more time and effort on creating great content here on the blog, and cleaning and organizing our home again (it’s always a struggle). My goal is to have all rooms clean at once rather than having that one space that takes all the junk. Having a clean house makes me a much happier person, and I think it has contributed to my healthy week. I was able to spend time with family this week, visiting with one of my cousins and her family and getting in some quality time with the nieces and nephews. I was also able to spend Friday evening with my sister-in-law, enjoying some Broadway tunes from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. It was fun to get all dolled up and hear some of my favourite songs, and be with someone who appreciated it (because I know if I took Christopher, he wouldn’t have been as excited).

Shirt // Cardigan (similar here) // Lipstick // Nails // Phone Case

Top (similar here) // Necklace (similar here) // Lipstick

As you know, David Bowie passed away last Sunday, and like the rest of the world, I’ve spent a lot of time this week listening to my favourite songs and reflecting on the impact he had on my life. I started listening to Bowie at a very young age. I don’t remember being formally introduced to his music, but it just being there. Throughout the majority of my life (especially the last few years), when I want music to put me in a better mood, I listen to Bowie. I haven’t been able to listen to anything else this week, and I’m not sure if that will change much for the rest of the month. That will likely be reflected in my monthly playlist later this month.

We also lost the great actor, Alan Rickman this week too. It’s been a tough one. I haven’t had a chance to watch any of his movies yet, but I have a feeling a Harry Potter marathon will be happening soon. The deaths of these great talented legends reminds me that there is so much goodness in the world, and that we should be celebrating that rather than focusing on the tragedies. It also makes me feel like I’ve done nothing with my life (at 26, Bowie had released his fifth album) — but I try not to think about that too much.

What have you been up to this weekend? What is your favourite David Bowie song or Alan Rickman movie?


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