5 Things: weddings, scandals, books, and a weekend away

The 5 Things this week that brought me joy:


My cousin Mike got married on Saturday. It was a beautiful and gorgeous wedding, and they had a photo booth at the reception! Naturally, Doug and I had to go through it at least once.


This is a picture of one side of the bread table at the wedding. I LOVE bread and I may or may not have swooned when I saw this. Definitely one of my favourite things about the reception. Though of course the food overall was amazing.


I finally jumped back into watching Scandal this week. I had previously seen season 1 and a couple episodes of season 2 last year, but I stopped because it got to be a little bit much and repetitive for me (holy crap with the back and forth between her and the guy’s name who I’m not going to mention here because of spoilers). However, I needed a show to watch and I love US political shows – there’s just so much drama – (The West Wing is most definitely in my top 5 shows) so I decided to give this one another go.


My book club is currently reading The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie. I’m only about 40 pages in so far, but one of the things that I really like about it is how short the chapters are. It makes it feel like you’re progressing quickly through the story and to me it comes across as very organized, which I feel a detective/whodunit novel should be. The main thing with this book is that I don’t read it at night. I’m a huge chicken with an overactive imagination. This is a book that I will read in the daytime in the sunlight only.


I’m leaving in a couple of hours for a weekend away at Doug’s parents’ place. It’s going to be a lot of fun. The hardest thing about packing for me is deciding what book to bring. I finally decided on my Kobo (because I have a bunch of unread books on there, as well as some all time favs) and Love Style Life by Garance Dore. The Agatha Christie book is staying at home since I can’t read it at night, and I feel like that’s when I’m going to be doing my reading this weekend.

I hope that you all had things that brought you joy this week! As always, my 5 Things is inspired by Cupcakes and Cashmere.




5 Things: Girls Weekend, Scottish Festival, signed books, Musketeers, new reads

I recognize that this post is late – it should have gone up yesterday – but I’m not gonna lie. I totally forgot that it wasn’t scheduled already, so here we are on a beautiful and hot Saturday morning (I’m actually heading to my cousin’s wedding in a couple of hours) and there’s just enough time to squeak this in.

Thus, without any further ado here are my 5 Things from this week that brought me joy. As always this post is inspired by Emily’s 5 Things from Cupcakes and Cashmere.


Last weekend was a Girls Weekend. We went to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and stayed at White Oaks. The day was starting off at 6:00 am for pick up because we were going to be going to the Scottish Festival in Fergus. Diana Gabaldon, author of Outlander, was going to be signing books. I was set to drive. Unfortunately, my anxiety the night before was over the top, and I didn’t end up sleeping. I had also worked myself into such a state that when the time came to leave, I just couldn’t do it. But, with some lightning quick changes the other three were able to go and meet Diana. My brother ended up giving me a serious pep talk later on the in the morning, and I was able to meet them at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Girl Weekend was a go for me 🙂


I was not there to get my copy of Outlander signed, but unbeknownst to me Shannon bought a copy for me there, and Sabrina got in line and got it signed for me. Natalie got in line and got some copies for Shannon signed (there was a limit of three). My girls are awesome. Also if you haven’t read Outlander – jump on it.


The night before Girls Weekend, Shannon, Doug and I went to the Scottish Festival in Fergus to see the opening tattoo and ceremony. I also did some shopping a got this great (and amazingly soft) t-shirt that on the front says “Lift here” and on the back says “Official Kilt Inspector.” My Nana when she saw that said it was “very cheeky.”

musketeers season 3

One of my favourite shows in BBC’s The Musketeers. It is such an awesome show, and I am incredibly upset and sad that it got cancelled after only 3 seasons. I got tired of waiting for season 3 to come to Netflix (but the first 2 seasons are there!) so I bought it and watched it in 2 days. So worth it.


I’m currently reading The Assistants by Camille Perri, and I’m really enjoying it. It is silly and completely hilarious. I also got it out of the library (I had it on hold for a while) which I’m very proud about because I’m working on spending less money and using the library more often.