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Good morning internet!

And to my Americanos – may you be on the road to recovery from all the turkey, stuffing, and pie.

This weekend is shaping up to be the most excellent kick-off to the holiday season, with multiple parties, a Christmas craft fair with my girls, and who could forget a brunch date on Saturday. Yes, this weekend will be awesome.

But before it can get underway, here are the links I’m totally crushing on this week!

  1. Sleepy meerkat takes a tumble off his rock (via Mashable) This could, actually, be the best 8 seconds of your day.
  2. 18 Gifts That Give Back To Causes Around The Globe (via Refinery29)  Tis the season for giving and if you’re looking to give back to more than just your family or squad, these gifts are for you.
  3. Women Knit Adorable Sweaters To Keep Rescued Chickens Warm (via Huffington Post) Warning: Chickens in sweaters may cause your heart to swell.
  4. Little hamster tucks himself in with a sleepy carrot snack (via Mashable) Date a guy who will show you cute videos of hamsters eating carrots in blankets on a Sunday morning. Trust me on this one.
  5. Are you more Taylor Swift or Adele? (via Buzzfeed) Not shockingly, I’m totally a Taylor. Let me know who YOU are more like in the comments or tweet me!

Have an AWESOME weekend folks.


Did you catch my Recipe of the Month? It’s totally going on your grocery list!

Recipe of the Month

recipeofthemonth_november2015Surprise! For those of you keeping tabs, you may have thought today’s post was going to be Product of the Month BUT it just so happens, that this month’s Product is extra special and I needed a wee little bit of extra time to prepare that post.

And the rules of blogging allow the blogger to do what she blogging wants. Right? Right!

SO tonight, you get another Recipe of the Month and it’s one that has become my go-to breakfast choice! It’s super easy to make, takes little to no prep time, is healthy for you AND keeps you full until lunch.

What do I call it? My Eggs & Tomatoes Breakfast Dish!

And here is what you will need to make it for yourself!


  • 1 to 2 hardboiled eggs
  • a handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 1-2 tbsp of your choice of cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Start by boiling your eggs – I find two is the perfect amount to keep me full until noon, but everyone is different!
  2. When your eggs have cooled, throw them in your choice of dish! I typically add to a pyrex dish as I bring mine to work and reheat for breakfast!
  3. Cut your handful of cherry tomatoes in half and throw in your dish.
  4. Add your choice of cheese – I swear by romano cheese for the perfect flavour.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste!
  6. Heat under the broiler (if you’re using an oven-safe dish) or pop in the microwave (my method of choice!) to melt the cheese.

Boom! Enjoy your delicious, nutritious breakfast dish. Seriously, it’s SO easy, I make this every night and bring to work in the am. No more excuses not to have a filling breakfast that isn’t something you grab on the go!

Have fun cooking!


Did you catch my Farewell to Nova Scotia post? Check it out for a look at an epic weekend in Halifax! 

Farewell to Nova Scotia

There’s a classic song that will always take me back to my university years in the port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. “Farewell to Nova Scotia” will not only cause me to break out into a loud sing-along, swing my beer into the air to scream ‘sociable’ and maybe even dance the jig – it’s always how I feel when saying goodbye to one of my favorite cities in Canada after an amazing weekend. It always feels like it will be forever before I make it back, even though reality has always proven otherwise.

Last weekend, after what can only be described as the most epic week leading up to that Friday, I made the trek to the Halifax to spend the weekend with one of my favorite humans – the lovely S. We brunched, we shopped, we visited quaint little seaside towns – we laughed. A lot. When life throws you unexpected perfection, gushing and flailing with a best friend is a must and we did just that.

Here are just a few of my favorite snapshots from an amazing S & C weekend. IMG_6652 brunch @ the Coastal Cafe – this is their famous los huevos rancheros IMG_6890 seaside town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia IMG_6888IMG_6889IMG_6891IMG_6892IMG_6698IMG_6893IMG_6894 the Ironworks Distillery with the most delicious spirit sampling IMG_6896 spotted in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia  IMG_6897 the famous Peggy’s Cove IMG_6898IMG_6899IMG_6900IMG_6901IMG_6902IMG_6903IMG_6905 our evening attire for a night on the city 

IMG_6757oysters & Benjamin Bridge’s Nova 7 @ Lot Six 
IMG_6906IMG_6907IMG_6759 ending the night @ Noble – Halifax’s only Speak Easy IMG_6772 Brunch – Potato Pancake with smoked salmon, poached egg and dill @ Robie Station 

To those of you who love Halifax, what are your favorite spots in the city?

And to Halifax and S – as always, thanks for the truly epic memories x



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Happy Friday beautiful internet people!

As many of you know, last night I went to see Mockingjay Part 2 and let’s just say that holy shit the tears they fell. I mean, I’ve been nuts about this series before there was even a movie in the works. Before I even knew who Jennifer Lawrence was.

WHAT? Yes. Serious stuff. Imagine a world where any of us didn’t know the power of the JLaw.

And now, all of these years, all of the flails, laughs, flails, tears, tears, tears, tears…. This is it. This is the end. And you know what? I stayed true to my Team Peeta ways until the credits rolled, ladies and gents. No disrespect Miley Cyrus.

So what did I think? Keeping this entirely spoiler free (fangirl rule 101) – I really liked it. I wanted to love it, I did, but I felt a lot of it was rushed, which shouldn’t be as they turned one book into two movies. I also felt that some pivotal (and let’s face it – sob worthy moments) were just too rushed or glazed over. But were the effects amazing? Oh yeah. Was the ending as perfect as I had imagined? Hell yeah. Do I still cry every time anyone does the Mockingjay salute or mentions Rue? 100%

And did I experience the same sense of “This is it, the series is over” and heavy-heart when it ended? Totally.

If you’re a fan of the series, it will do it justice. I promise.

And now, on a much lighter note, here is this week’s C List!

  1. How To Be Single – Official Trailer (via YouTube) Beyonce once said, “All the single ladies! Put your hands up!” and she was clearly trying to get your attention so that you could all watch this perfect trailer. Whether you’re single or not, Rebel Wilson is going to kill us all with laughter.

2. Scientists Made A 3D-Printed Wheelchair For A Puppy With Only Two Legs (via Buzzfeed) A puppy with two legs. Do I really need to say more, here?

3. Zoolander 2 – Official Trailer (via YouTube) It was a great week for new trailers, now can we all just agree that this will be the cinematic highlight of 2016? Thanks.

4. 5 quick career boosts you need today (via Career Contessa) Feeling a little less enthused about your career these days? This list is a must-read.

5.  Chocolate Cocktail Recipe (via My Style Vita) Americans! Your Thanksgiving is next week. Rest of the World! Christmas is practically tomorrow! This cocktail recipe is a must for anyone that loves to mix two of their favorite things: chocolate + booze.  And let’s face it, do you really need an excuse to drink chocolate? I didn’t think so.

What lists are you crushing on this week? AND if you are headed to the theatre to see Mockingjay Pt. 2 this weekend, please come back and tell me all your feels or tweet me @crystalcrichard!


Did you catch my Guilty Pleasure of the Month? If you have a Netflix account you owe it to yourself to check this show out. And if you don’t own a Netflix account? Maybe it’s time you start thinking about getting one ;)