Thursday, 29 November 2012

Autumn Photoshoot

Technically autumn doesn’t finish until December 21, but let’s face it... once the first snow falls, it’s winter. As autumn comes to an end, memories of crushed leaves under our feet, coloured trees, dancing to Monster Mash, turkey, maroon tights, and brown riding boots are slowly fading away. Earlier in the fall before my camera broke, a few of my girlfriends and I had a little photoshoot in Cootes Paradise (a little area behind our University Campus) here’s to saying goodbye to autumn and welcoming winter.

 Summer in the Autumn

fuzzy pogo
I want Amy's red hair!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

This is the one time of year where the uglier your sweater the cooler you look. Everyone dashes to the closest Value Village in search for the ugliest christmas sweater they can find. If your local thrift shop has run out of the lovely ugly christmas sweaters you’re in luck. Here are some Ugly Christmas Sweaters online that I have found for your ugly needs. Enjoy! 

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Monday, 26 November 2012

Music Monday

It’s Music Monday and Christmas is only a month away! I made an alternative Christmas playlist for all of you! Happy Holidays!

1. Blue Christmas - Bright Eyes
2. Santa Bring My Baby Back to Me - Belle & Sebastian
3. Baby It’s Cold Outside - She & Him
4. Home For The Holidays - Emmy The Great & Tim Wheeler
5. Jinglebell Rock - Arcade Fire
6. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - Jack Johnson
7. What Are You Doing New Years Eve - Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon Levitt
8. Just Like Christmas - Low
9. God Red Ye Merry Gentlemen - Bright Eyes
10. White Christmas - The Flaming Lips
11. Santa Baby - Kyle Minogue
12. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Death Cab For Cutie
13. Winter Wonderland - Jason Mraz
14. Come On! Let’s Boogey to the Elf Dance! - Sufjan Stevens
15. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree - She & Him
16. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Cyber Monday

It’s the most wonderful time of the cyber world. Cyber Monday (The Black Friday shopping of online) is here. Here are a few online stores participating in cyber monday to help your frugal budget.

Happy Cyber Monday! Have fun shopping

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Weekly Roundup

Here are some of my favourite things I have seen on the web this week. Enjoy! 

1. These pastel coloured shoes from goldenponies Etsy shop

2. The opening of ohsolovelyvintage new shop TheLovelyCloset check it out!
3. Elsie from ABeautifulMess restyled Cocktail Cart
4. 'Girl's Hair-Do Reveals Love Life' from Martha Stewart Weddings
5. This piece from Emma Leonard 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Frugal Fashion Finds

This section of my blog is the section I am most excited about. I am an extremely frugal person. Let me emphasize on frugal and not cheap (there is a difference people!) This section I will introduce Frugal Fashions, Decor on a Dime and Beauty on a Budget. I am a student myself and I know how important it is to save money. Here’s the best part: you can save money AND live fabulously! This section will help you live that lifestyle. I’ll start with some cute pink tops I found under $40, they are all certainly on my wish list. 
one , two , three , four , five

Stay sweet,
Summer Candy

Rants and Raves

People who know me know that I am a very opinionated person (blame it on my Father).   I love to debate, express my opinions and make sure that they are known. This section of my blog will be me ranting about things that may bother me, concerns that I have  about my community and the rest of the world, or strong opinions I have on a subject, film, restaurant etc. On a positive note, I will also be raving about things that I enjoy and believe deserve some praise. Basically this is the section where I will be able to express my opinions. I invite others to join in on discussion and voice their own opinions. My first ‘Rave/Rant’ will be a Rave (yay let’s start on a positive note!) I am going to be discussing a show that I just cannot get enough of The Good Wife.

I became interested in this show when I was doing a little leisurely research on the lives of wives married to cheating politicians (John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton, John Edwards etc.,) The lives of these women are so public and I was fascinated how composed these women are and how they stand by their husbands who are in affairs. I was then drawn to the show The Good Wife.

The Good Wife protagonist is actress Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, the faithful wife to her cheating husband Peter Florrick (played by Chris Noth {yes that is Mr. Big from Sex and the City}) who is the States Attorney. The affair is made public which follows with a lawsuit for Peter Florrick and lands himself in jail. The plot tells the story of a wife of a cheating politician who has to go back to work as a lawyer and deal with the embarrassment of her husbands actions. 

If I said I was addicted to this show it would be an understatement. I think I would be embarrassed to tell you how many episodes of this show I watch a day. It is basically a crime show (like CSI and Law and Order) but with an actual plot line rather than just a new crime solved each episode. I give this show 5/5 stars. By the title people may assume that the target market would be just for women, but I believe that this show is interesting enough for a male audience as well. If you haven’t seen this show I HIGHLY recommend it, especially if you are into crime shows. 

Stay sweet,
Summer Candy

Music Mondays

Mondays will be ‘Music Monday’. Mondays are the most depressing days of the week and as my blog manifesto states: I believe music is the best medicine. People who know me know me as bit of a music snob. Music is one of my passions and I am constantly searching for new music, upcoming bands and local shows. I will post upcoming bands, songs, playlists and anything musically interesting. For my first post here is a playlist I made for 8tracks. Enjoy! 

  1. Honey Bee - Zee Avi
  2. Love Out of Lust - Lykke Li
  3. Already Yours - Bahamas 
  4. Coyote Song - Bright Eyes
  5. Catching Up - Great Bloomers 
  6. Be OK - Ingrid Michaelson
  7. Forever Young - Audra
  8. Green Eyes - Coldplay 
  9. When You Love Somebody - Fruit Bats 
Stay sweet,

First Post!

Welcome to my blog ohsummercandy. I am so excited to share my life and ideas with the blog world. I will be posting daily sweet finds for you. I pride myself in living frugally and I can’t wait to teach everyone how you can live a fabulous life frugally as well! I will also post about my daily life, music, rants/raves and whatever else I find interesting. 

OhSummerCandy Manifesto:

I believe..
1. In looking fabulous frugally
2. That there is a difference between frugal and cheap
3. in being your own individual 
4. Music is the best medicine
5. Expressing opinions and accepting others. 
6. In never taking life too seriously (laugh a little)
7. In making mistakes! Life was made for learning.

I can’t wait to start this blog journey with all of you!

Stay sweet,
Summer Candy