Sunday, 10 August 2014

Adventure Awaits

As I write this blog post, I am sitting in a hotel in...
Paris, France.
A bit surreal to say the least, but that story is for another time. 
Over and over again, I've mentioned how August was going to be the most exciting and crazy month of my summer. It has yet to disappoint. On the last day of July, my friend Jenny and I packed up our bags and headed on a weekend getaway to the big Canadian city of Toronto.


On the first day, my sister and Hunter drove us to the airport as he wanted to watch the planes fly. As for Jenny - she was so nervous because this was going to be her first time on a plane. I was just excited to finally be on vacation and so ready to board the plane.



Our stop in Montreal was supposed to be short, but due to thunder and lightning storms, we were there for a few hours. Being that Jenny is of legal age in Quebec, we decided to have a drink and explore what the airport had to offer. It was a really fun start to a great trip.




By the time we landed, we were tired, hungry and so ready for bed. Thankfully, we were staying with a friend who event stopped for food on our way back to her place. It was a long day, but we wanted to get to bed as the next day promised bigger and better things!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Kate Katch Up No.2

July has been an extremely eventful month and now that it is coming to a close, I am getting ready to pack up and head out on vacation. While I am so excited to get on a plane, I will definitely miss the spontaneous sunny days I've had at home. 
At the beginning of July, our city was hit with one of the worst storms it has ever seen - Hurricane Arthur. Most homes lost power, some for over a week! While my lights came back on after six days, the neighbourhood I live in was quite devastated and we are still picking up pieces. It was definitely a shock to everyone, but made for some very interesting photos! 
Since the storm, I've been spending most of my days continuing school work and spending my nights on adventures with my friends. This month has definitely been anything but interesting...so here is a look back at what I've been up to in July!

roots from a tree after the hurricane ♡ the view from the front door of Lissy's new house ♡ more trees fallen down

at the wedding of my best friend's sister ♡ taking advantage of photo time with my friend while she is home for a few weeks ♡ starbucks date night with some girls

a mother - daughter sunday afternoon ♡ playing in the pool with my favourite boy ♡ trying out the flower crown

It has been a month full of memories! ...but now it's time to start packing!
What has been your favourite part of July?

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Crunch Time

 
(H&M skirt, Aldo shoes, Aldo necklace)

It's officially hot outside.
...and when I say hot, I don't mean warm sun and a lovely breeze.
I mean muggy, sticky, gross heat that makes me wish for September.
Still, I love summer.

This summer break has been really different for me. Between working two jobs and getting ready for an entire month of travel, I'm also trying to finish a whole semester of University. That said, I didn't get as much done as I had originally hoped by this point ...so it's crunch time.

Of course, even though I'm sitting in a coffee shop for hours on end doing school work, I still want to look nice. This H&M skirt is so comfortable and makes me feel pretty and summery when staring at marketing numbers with a very confused look on my face.

Hopefully, by the time August comes, I'll be exactly on target!

What's your most comfortable summer outfit?