Thursday, December 24, 2015

Blogmas - Day 24

Hey.

So today is the day I share with you my little Christmas project. 

Jesus is almost here and so in order to combine both the Advent season and Jesus' birth, I made a cover of a lovely song performed by Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle. 

Here is my long awaited video of me performing Noël.

I would love to thank Camille for playing the piano accompaniment and Rita for filming and helping me record the audio track for this video. Thank you both so much, love you lots <3

I hope you enjoy my little video. Merry Christmas Eve!!!! 


CLICK HERE to watch Chris Tomlin and Lauren Daigle's Noël. 

Merry Christmas!

Thanks
Réa xo. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Blogmas - Day 23

Hey.

It's Christmas Eve Eve! So today my mom and I made some delicious treats.

We made some butter tarts, and I made some sugar cookies, a marshmallow and peanut butter square.

Along with the baking, we even made a quick last minute grocery trip to Prince Albert... And when I got home I wrapped my last gift, and watched a bit of The Holiday while drinking tea, and now I am off to bed.

I cannot wait to reveal the big surprise tomorrow.. hopefully I can catch some sleep tonight but here are a few pictures of my day.


Merry Christmas!

Thanks
Réa xo. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Blogmas - Day 22

Hey.

So today was a super busy day and cannot wait to share with you my project with you all on Christmas Eve.

I cannot tell you what it is but I would love to thank Camille and Rita for helping me with this crazy idea that came to my mind...

Here are a few pictures of my busy jam packed day. ENJOY!


Merry Christmas

Thanks
Réa xo. 

Blogmas - Day 21

Hey.

So today, I had quite a busy day.

My mother and I got ready and made our way to Prince Albert. We had a lovely lunch (insert picture here) and then afterwards bought some ingredients for a great day of baking quickly approaching.


Amongst which, we bought: chocolate chips, marshmallows, sugar, icing of different colours, cookies, chocolate... and much more.

We also bought some last minute Christmas gifts and then went to see my baby cousin and his older sister.

We ended up being too lazy to make supper so instead ordered in some KFC and made our way home.

It was a long trip but everything got done, and when we got home, I had time to do some gift wrapping which was nice.

Merry Christmas

Thanks
Réa xo.

Blogmas - Day 20

Hey.

So today was a pretty lazy day. I attended mass at Holy Spirit which was nice, and then after mass, had some lunch and made my way to work.

I worked until 11:00 pm and then made my way back to Bellevue.

I didn't get to sleep until about 2:00 am but it was nice to be back in my hometown for two weeks.

Not much else to say.. sorry about that.

Merry Christmas

Thanks
Réa xo.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Blogmas - Day 19

Hey.

So today was a pretty good day I suppose.

I spent the morning/early afternoon, shopping. Let me tell you, going to the mall shortly before Christmas is a crazy idea, and I do not know what possessed me to go on a Saturday.

Anyway bought some last minute gifts and only have a couple more to go. I also bought myself a few things.

After shopping, I made my way home, quickly changed into my work uniform and headed over to work and made it right on time..

Unfortunately I felt ill during my shift so I just went home and relaxed by watching a movie, "Beastly."

Thankfully by the end of the night I felt better.

Merry Christmas.

Thanks
Réa xo.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Blogmas - Day 18

Hey.

So today, I wrote my last final.

I am so relieved, and the final actually went by pretty good. It is a good thing I studied my midterm over, because most of the Final were the same questions as the midterm... yay!

The rest of the final was composed of 2 written essays... that part is tricky I guess, I don't think I failed it, but I don't think I did excellent but that is whatever...

I am overall pleased with my second year of University, Term 1. I cannot wait to continue my Cree class second term, and participate in new classes... but first,

It's time to get in the Christmas spirit!

So today I had a lovely supper date with my Drama Bestie, had an Adult Hot Chocolate, and a Pina Colada.. it was delicious!

What are you most looking forward to?

Merry Christmas!

Oh and PS. I named my new baby! Her name is Sonia the Sonic!

Thanks
Réa xo.


Blogmas - Day 17

Hey.

So I made a cover on December 17th 2015, and it is posted on my second blog.

Basically I didn't study on that day, and instead I made a cover...

CLICK HERE to view video on my second blog.

Merry Christmas

Thanks
Réa xo.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Blogmas - Day 16

Hey.

So today, was a very exciting day. I made my way to the city with my uncle Ron, and my mother. We made our way to Saskatoon Motor Products (SMP) due to our appointment at 11:15am this morning.

Once we got there, we were greeted so graciously by our friend and leader of a sales team, Dan Barrett. We have made a purchase with his sales team before, and recently, due to someone rear-ending me, I have been looking for yet again, another vehicle.

It is such a stressful thing, not having a vehicle, so many more things to plan and pay attention to.

SO, my day was jam packed and I ended up running around the entire city of Saskatoon, in order to finally purchase my third vehicle in my life (and I am only 19).. yikes. Let's not make this a habit.

I have yet to name my little girl, but here she is!

She is a white 2015 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback.


Merry Christmas!

Thanks
Réa xo. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Blogmas - Day 15

Hey.

So as mentioned in the previous post, there has been a sadness to the air in the past week or so and today was the day we lay to rest a lovely lady who had an impact on many people. 

After attending the funeral, my family and I headed over to the hall for a wonderful lunch served for the family and friends of deceased. 

Later that evening, my father and I made our way to my aunt and uncle's house to watch the hockey game. Well, to be honest, I did not watch the game. My aunt and I, instead, chose kitchen countertops, kitchen cabinets, backsplash tiles, and windows/door frame paint colour. It was an entire process and we finally made a decision, although it might change over time. 

It was such a wonderful time, that I even looked up some of my own ambitions when it comes to decorating houses and kitchens. 

So I was supposed to spend part of the day studying for my final on Friday December 18th, but that did not happen.

Merry Christmas.

Thanks
Réa xo.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Blogmas - Day 14

Hey.

So although it's Christmas time, everyone can seem to become a bit stressed out in this wonderful time.

My friend has recently suffered a loss in her life, her grandmother sadly passed away and now in this time of happiness she feels sadness overcoming her life.

I just want to remind everyone how important to not take for granted the people who surround us in our lives. Everyone you meet in your life is important for some reason or other, even if you can't figure it out right away, eventually you realize that you were meant to meet this person.

I had the pleasure of knowing this lovely lady, and it saddens me that her time had to come. I believe that she is with God in Heaven, with her loved ones whom had left her behind in the world. She is probably much happier now, and although it feels like part of us is missing now that she is gone, she is not truly gone, she will always be with us watching us grow until we can meet her again.

It is selfish for us to want to keep her in this world, because she has served a wonderful life, but now it is time for her to accomplish a different duty, one given by God.

I hope that whomever is suffering from this loss, can find peace and comfort in this wonderful season.

My condolences to the family and friends.

Merry Christmas.

Thanks
Réa xo.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Blogmas - Day 13

Hey.

So shopping is a good stress reliever, however in this time of festivities and preparation, people are crazy and shopping can be stressful on its own.

I went shopping and bought myself a couple things, from LaSenza and Bluenotes. I feel like I had a productive shopping trip, even saw a friend of mine in the mall which was nice.

I bought myself some new black pants and I cannot wait to wear them, they make me feel pretty so they were definitely a good purchase!


Next, I went to Starbucks and got my roommate a Venti Chai Latte and myself a Venti Caramel Macchiato... delicious! <3

The staff at Starbucks was awesome! Shoutout to Isaac you honestly made my day. I told him to write  "Réa as R-E-A" on my cup and instead he wrote "Ray of Sun" honestly the funniest thing I have ever seen and thought it was so cute of him to do that.

Insert cheezy photo here.



Merry Christmas!

Thanks
Réa xo. 

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Blogmas - Day 12

Hey.

So today, I wrote my first and second last final, my French 128 final. Let me tell you, it was honestly one of the longest exams of my life, and by the end of it, I was beginning to feel very uncomfortable and started to rush slightly.

The final took just about 3 hours to complete, but I am so glad it is done. Now I need to focus my time and energy on my next final on the 18th of December.

It is so hard to focus on exams when everything and everyone around you is getting into the Christmas and festive moods. All I want to do is curl myself in a ball and watch movies, drink hot chocolate or eggnog, and eat popcorn.

My mind is all of over the place, and I am super stressed out about all sorts of things. I am so stressed out right now that I forgot I had a babysitting gig tonight, so I had to cancel... This time of year is just so busy all the time. But I am excited for the arrival of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas to all!

Thanks
Réa xo.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Blogmas - Day 11

Hey.

So today was a pretty busy day.

I was travelling from my hometown to Saskatoon, and by the time I got into the city, I was so tired and too tired to cook anything, so I ordered some pizza.

Thankfully, my best friend was free so she came over and helped me study. We mostly just talked and laughed but we did get some studying done.

After leaving, I just put my books away and put my exam in the hands of the good Lord...

But some really exciting news, I will be working on a surprise soon to be posted on my blog, hopefully on the 24th of December!

Merry Christmas.

Thanks
Réa xo.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Blogmas - Day 10

Hey.

So today was a pretty relaxing day.

I was supposed to spend my day studying, but instead my mind was preoccupied with Christmas thoughts, songs, and other things as well.

So as a consequence, I did not study as much today as I would have hoped but I will just have to make sure I study tomorrow.

Instead of studying, one of the main things I did was drink some eggnog.


After NOT studying, I decided it was time for a break, attempted to go skating, but I felt the ice was not quite ready, so sadly went back home. 

The afternoon was pretty quiet, and I had a bite to eat, then made my way to the Church to play some piano and attempt to sing a few songs. I overstayed my visit by far too much and only came home at around 11:00 pm. So after coming home, I simply took a shower, and now it's time for bed.

Merry Christmas

Thanks
Réa xo.

Blogmas - Day 9

Hey.

So today, I was feeling quite festive, I decided to go do some Christmas Shopping.

I woke up, had some coffee, and got ready for a big day. I met up with a friend for lunch and we had a lovely visit while exchanging Christmas gifts.

After my visit with my lovely friend, I made my way to Staples, and picked up some wrapping paper, and twine. Then I went to the Dollar Store and picked up some cute little ornaments. Afterwards, I made my way to Winners. I walked around the store a couple times, and found a couple gifts, but I ended up buying myself more things.

I figure it was time to treat myself, or at least that's what I am trying to make myself believe.

Anyway, I came home, and wrapped some gifts, and I thought I would share a picture or two.



Merry Christmas to All.

Thanks
Réa xo.

Blogmas - Day 8

Hey.

So on Tuesday, December 8th 2015, my uncle, my mother, and I headed to Saskatoon.

I had to go file a police report for my accident. I have to say, it was a fun experience going to the police station, but I hope I don't have to go there again... haha.

We also did some shopping at Costco, and bought things we didn't necessarily need, but it was a jolly good time.

That night, I went to my friend Kelly's house, and I helped her with her project for her University class. I feel honoured I was able to help her, as her topic was very important and meaningful. Her project will bring awareness and support to missing and murdered Aboriginal women.

Here is a picture of her project.



She has suffered a tragic loss, and I hope that this project can help her heal the grief that fills her heart. Thank you Kelly for letting me be apart of this project. Let's make it viral. 

RIP Danielle Nyland.  

Merry Christmas. 

Thanks 
Réa xo. 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Blogmas - Day 7

Hey.

So today was a day that I should have spent studying for my first final coming up on the 12th of December. Instead, I spent it watching movies and catching up on my blog posts.

As the end of the day is near, I finished decorating our Christmas Tree Scene by adding perhaps the most important part, The Nativity Scene.


Christ is the important figure we should be keeping track of during these special times. Jesus our saviour is born and he is brought to us to show us the good in this crazy world. We need to remember to thank our Lord for all he had done for us and what a better time than to dedicate an entire month to him. 

Jesus has brought much joy in my life and has helped through the dark times, he has helped me see the good in the bad, and I believe that through suffering and pain comes compassion and love.




Jesus our Lord is coming and we need to prepare ourselves for his special arrival! 


Merry Christmas!

Thanks
Réa xo.

Blogmas - Day 6

Hey.

Sunday December 6th 2015, I attended the Annual Gaudet Christmas Party in Prince Albert Saskatchewan.

My father, mother, and I attended mass Sunday morning, and then we made our way to purchase a few last minute items, and went to the party.

I was so excited to see all of my cousins, aunts, uncles, and my brother, and my sisters.

I laughed, and ate lots of food (as per usual) and enjoyed my day very much.

Here are a few pictures of my Family Gathering.


Merry Christmas.

Thanks
Réa xo.

Blogmas - Day 5

Hey.

Saturday, December 5th 2015, I woke up, got ready, and headed over to my Aunty's house.

There, were my cousins, aunts and uncles, and it was a big day of cooking.

Every year, my family and I reunite, and make around 200 meat pies.

I have been promoted to a roller, so now instead of either pinching the dough, wetting the dough, or filling the pies, I roll the dough. I feel as though that task fits me perfectly!

My cousins and I had so much fun, we laughed and sang some songs throughout the entire day, and we were quite dramatic.

This is one of the days I look most forward too, and I cannot wait until next year's Pie Day!

Here are a few pictures of the fun filled day.


This day really gets me into the Festive mood? What prepares you for Christmas?

Merry Christmas.

Thanks
Réa xo.



Blogmas - Day 4

Hey.

So yesterday's post was not posted, but it was not because I had forgotten, but because something unexpected happened.

On Friday morning, I woke up, got ready for school, and headed to University for my last day of Term 1 2015.

After classes were done, I headed home, packed my vehicle (due to me coming down to my hometown for almost an entire month). After packing all of my things, my roommate and I ate some TacoTime while watching Harry Potter, and I decided to leave for my hometown.

I headed over to the mall and ordered an engraved gift for my brother and had to wait for it to be finished, bought some groceries and still had time to wait, so I was heading to my friend Richelle's house.

Then it happened, it wasn't a big accident, but I was rear-ended on my way to her house. I was stuck waiting for my roommate to come pick me up, and exchanged information with the person who hit my vehicle. Then finally about an hour and a half to two hours after my accident, I was back at my place in the city and had emptied all of my bags back in the house. At that point my mom had come to pick me up and we went to pick up the engraved gift, had supper and headed to my hometown.

It was such a crazy day, that by the time I had gotten home, I was not in the mood to put up a blog post.

I have been so busy and preoccupied since Friday, that I am only finding the time to put my posts up now.

Sometimes life throws some pretty crazy curveballs at us, but without those challenges, we would be pretty weak. This has taught me to be strong, brave, and look at the positive in the negative things that happen to us.

Hope this ends with slight encouragement, and have a Merry Christmas.

Thanks
Réa xo.


Blogmas - Day 3

Hey.

So been doing poorly about writing a blog post every day... Nonetheless, I am posting it today.

Thursday December 3rd, 2015, my close friend Paige came over, and my roommate Brianne, Paige, and I had a girl's night IN.

We drank wine, ate cookie dough, baked cookies, gossiped, laughed, and meanwhile Paige did some Henna artwork on my roommate and I.

Here are some pictures of the night. Enjoy. Merry Christmas.


Thanks 
Réa xo. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Blogmas - Day 2

Hey.

So nothing too interesting happened today. Went to school and had a lovely lunch with a good friend of mine. After lunch I decided it was time for me to do some Christmas shopping.

I am so excited for this week to be done. I am going back to my hometown on Friday, and am really happy for that. I will be going home for basically the entire month of December so that will be quite relaxing.

I am not going to show you gifts I bought, clearly, but I thought I would show you the cute find I bought for myself. haha I had to treat myself to a little something, and really excited about the purchase.

I was tempted to keep it in order to give it to a friend, but decided to keep it instead.. hahaha

It is a small white dish with a Golden Eiffel Tower glued to it. I just thought it would be a cute little accessory holder. It might have been selfish for me to pick up this little find, but I don't really care.. haha

Anyway, this post is kind of boring but it is what I did today.



Thanks
Réa xo. 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Blogmas - Day 1

Hey.

So I haven't posted a blog post in a while, however, due to the beginning of a new season, I have decided to attempt, yet again, another year of Blogmas.

Today is December 1st and so Day 1, and due to being rushed to put a post up, I worked on a song, and posted a cover on my second blog CLICK HERE.

I decided, to do a mix of blog posts of daily activities, and instead of vlogging my daily activities, I will be posting several covers of some of my favorite Christmas songs.

The cover is of Faith Hill's song Where Are You Christmas. I hope you go and enjoy the video. I tried to make it a little different then some of my previous covers, but I made it quite quickly, so I hope you have a listen and can find something to enjoy about it.

CLICK HERE to view the post of the cover.

Thanks
Réa xo.