Wednesday, December 9, 2015

MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2015 (Jayne edition)

Okay, SO SORRY for the biiig break between posts!! It won't happen again, I *kinda will try* promise. 
Everything has been super busy with school and life and everything else imaginable and I hope everything is great with you guys!! So around this time of year lots of people release lists of the most influential people of 2015! Since I know you all take my opinion so seriously, I figured I would do my own. 

Without any delay - Jayne's Most Influential People of 2015 

1. SAINT WEST - Okay, I know he was born 4 days ago BUT I have spent the last 9 months waiting for North to be a big sister and Kanye to be a dad to a little boy. Kim has Nori to raise and now Kanye has someone. So judge all you want; I am basically his 5th aunt. 

2. THE WOMEN WHO BRING THERAPY DOGS TO CAMPUS - I can never thank you enough, you brighten my day and seriously I need to know how to make this into a career because you women change lives. 

3. LEFT SHARK - you can claim I am behind the times but I still watch GIFS of him on the regular and this has been since February so I think he's a solid third place. 

4. THE GUY WORKING AT TIMS WHO PUTS SLEEVES ON MY COFFEE WITHOUT ME ASKING - u, my friend, are the real MVP. 

5. WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THE LION GUARD TV SHOW (to premier in 2016) (Ford Riley) - I googled him after, but seriously whoever decides to bring the Lion King back to life AND include Kiara and Kovu AND cast Sarah Hyland is a winner in my books. 

6. TAY SWIFT - seriously girl, between dating Calvin Harris and ur feuds with Katy and Nicki and ur #squad, u kept 2015 on its toes - NOT TO MENTION MAKING OUT WITH SCOTT EASTWOOD. like yas girl.

7. CUBA - okay he's a dog; but I can pretty much guarantee he's the most influential dog of 2015  

8. TYGA - this guy is dating one of my favourite Kardashian/Jenner girls AND his last couple of singles have been fireee

9. HILLARY CLINTON - get it girl; the White House is urs for the taking.

HONORABLE MENTION: 

DOUG THE PUG - ty for being my spirit animal xoxoxo


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Kalan Porter + Emoji's

Have you ever listened to music from when you were younger and seriously wonder why you ever stopped?? 
No? ... Just me..? Okay.
Well, I have recently rediscovered Kalan Porter. And by recently discovered I mean approximately 40 minutes ago. But they have been a very happy 40 minutes for me! I don't know why he ever went into obscurity because this guy has some real talent, AND he plays the violin. I don't know what else you would want from a musician honestly. For everyone who I know is just as excited about my discovery as I am, get a Spotify account and listen to him. It will be the best decision you made all day, I know it was for me. 


He also has a Christmas album for anyone looking to 'tis the season early. 

In other news, the new iPhone update came out yesterday and I am loving the new emoji's. Primarily the upside down smiley face and the unicorn, but I don't discriminate. Trust me -  they have all been used within the last 24 hours. I swear, nothing gets me more excited than the phrase "new emojis" it just gives you the ability to express yourself without using words. It's modern communication at it's finest. Not only do you not have to speak, you also don't have to type words!!! Just send an emoji, and there is now literally one for every emotion. And if you really want to throw someone off just throw in one that makes absolutely no sense. Like the corn, or a bowl of rice. It gets them every time. 


How happy am I that this is my second post this week! Talk about being on the ball! 
Anyways guys, send some emojis and listen to Kalan Porter and have a lovely Thursday :) 

xo, Jayne 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

10 things I wish I knew before I lived on my own

Before I moved out of my house in gfw, I thought living on your own would be the funnest thing EVER. Like seriously, no rules, no parents, no curfew. The opportunities (thanks to The Hills) seemed endless. However, now I am on my second year of living alone - although some would argue that res isn't really living on your own - and there are SO many things I wish I had known before I wasn't living under my parents roof. 
So without further adieu, What I wish I had known before living on my own: 

1. Laundry is a lot of work. Like so much work. I never understood why mom would get mad when she'd spend all day doing laundry and then I would bring down my laundry bag because I forgot. Yes Mom, you should have gotten mad, BECAUSE LAUNDRY IS SO MUCH WORK.  I always thought it was simple,  just throw it in and then switch it over. This is a lie. Also, do not wait until you have nothing to wear to do laundry because then its even more work. 
(the realization sinking in) 

2. Your room does not actually miraculously get cleaned when you don't want to do it. Nope. That was mom again. She was right. Its easier to just hang something up or put it away instead of letting a huge pile accumulate and then having to spend an hour doing it. Similar to your bed does not just get made. Your duvet cover does not make it back on the duvet without extreme effort... Sorry to break everyone's heart who still lives at home. 

3. Your parents (somewhat annoyingly) are always right. About almost everything. The boy is actually no good for you, your "friend" is not actually your friend, and you will change your major a million times before figuring out what you want to do. I would have saved so many tears and stress if I had listened to them. 

4. Nobody actually knows what they're doing out here*. There are very few people that I know that haven't changed their major, or at least strongly considered it. There is the belief in High School that you have to know what you're doing as soon as you graduate. I wish I had known that it was okay to not know. 

5. You will spend your time in university perpetually tired. And on the rare chance that you get a night to catch up on sleep, you'll choose to catch up with your friends and get even less sleep. I have never regretted choosing your friends, but I also can't remember the last time I wasn't at least a little tired. 

(Neither do I Kim, neither do I)

6. There is ALWAYS something to do. Even when you have everything done. There will still be something to do, and I finally understand the saying "not enough hours in a day" thanks to MUN. Even at CONA the amount of stress was not the same. 

7. The only constant for the first little while will be change. I remember when I graduated my mom told me the next 10 years will be filled with the most change for the rest of my life. She wasn't lying. Luckily, its primarily good change. 

8. When I moved out, I didn't think I would want to go home again. Nothing against my family or GFW, I just thought my parents would come to see me and that part of my life was over. Maybe that was the nativity, but there is nothing I love more than a weekend home. Sleeping in my own bed in my own house is a level of comfort unmatchable by anything else. 

9. You will not eat as healthy as you claimed you would. When I first thought of cooking for myself I thought I would be making salads and chicken breasts and lots of protein and greens and life enriching food. Now, I will admit I could be doing a lot worse, but I am not making myself any 5 star meals with all the benefits.

10. I really will be as fun as you thought it will be. And you will meet life long friends. and everything will eventually work out the way it was suppose to be. And it will open to your eyes to a whole new world that was better than you ever thought it would be. 

*DISCLAIMER: Yes, there are people who have known what they wanted to do since they were 8 and will do it and succeed. They are in the minority. and to them, I agree with Kourtney

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Weekend recap: Thanksgiving edition

Jayne: will u take bloody pics for me this weekend? 
Alyson: ahh.. I guess so.
Jayne: NO. Bloggy. Not bloody. 
Alyson: OKAY makes more sense 

(if i bend my leg and look down its bloggy right???)


Auto-correct is actually the worst thing to ever happen to phones, I am a firm believer in that. How many awkward moments happen because your phone gets to decide what you ACTUALLY want to say instead of what you type.... not impressed.  *real life update i just tried to type gf FOUR times before it let me keep it .. god, for, from and free*


Anyways, Happy Thanksgiving everyone :) I hope your long weekend was full of friends, family, food and (f)wine. Mine definitely was! I know I talked about how October was growing on me in my previous blog post but it continues to be true! This weekend was wonderful as I got to do so many fall things!!
 
(I mean how much fallier can u get???) 

(sweet little cow) 

This weekend I also abandoned my attempt at silver hair and made a huge change to red! It wasn't really a plan so much as a last minute decision. And by last minute I mean three days before, but when you're me and its a hair change, 3 days basically an instantaneous decision. So here we are
(before; after) 

I'm still scaring myself when I look in the mirror, but its growing on me. (lol. hair. growing.) Sorry, I love a good (bad) pun.
I was lucky enough this weekend, that although my mom was visiting my dad in Alberta I got to spend time with my uncle who was home visiting from BC!
 (sweet fam dinner at 48 High)

(and of course my darling Grandmother xoxox)

On Sunday I got to spend the weekend with family #2 at the Wellman's cabin! They were nice enough to have me for the night and for my second turkey dinner of the weekend! It was so nice to be around a family with mine spread across the country! 
 (family game night) 

(bff's) 

This weekend had the perfect end with me picking up my Momma at the airport last night! I am extending my midterm break by a day to spend some time with her! I have so much to be thankful for, and I am so happy with the way my life is going. It is easy to forget about everything we have, but I sure am happy with the people I have chosen to surround myself with! 
(Cuba is not a fan of car rides or selfies) 

(thankful for this angel every day xoxo) 

(clearly excited to have my mom home)

All in all, I would say thanksgiving weekend was a success! What about everyone else? What did you do this weekend? What are you most thankful for? Let me know :) 
xo, Jayne

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

five reasons.

*Generic start to how busy I have been the last couple days - WEEKS*
Ok! Yes we are currently in the throws of midterms and midterm papers and assignments! What a perfect time to take a couple minuets out of my day to write a new long overdue post! 

I was in the throws of thinking about how much everything sucks and how overwhelmed I was, when I started reading an article for one of my classes about the current problems going on around the world (overpopulation in China, disease in Africa, etc.) and it was a much needed wake up call on how we take things for granted - or at least how much I take for granted. I know I have slight melodramatic tendencies but for the past couple weeks I have felt like the world is crashing down around me due to school and stress and not having enough time to turn around. How small is that compared to what some people are going through?? I have so many reasons to smile today. 

For one, I live in a country where I am allowed to get an education to be stressed over. Considering some countries do not allow females to even do that! I like to remind myself of that whenever I am hating on MUN/ my workload.  I am so blessed to live in a place that not only encourages people of every gender/race/person to get educated but makes it as affordable as possible! So, TYSM MUN. 

Secondly! It's October. Summer is my favourite season, and September is easily one of my least favourite months. But October makes the transition from summer to cold (because in my mind thats how the seasons go - Summer, school, October, cold, COLD, Christmas, too much snow, annoying grey weather, June) a very easy one due to the pretty fall weather, halloween, and Thanksgiving. And boots and scarves and big sweaters. Okay, theres a lot to love about October. 

Third(ly?) Unsure of the grammatically correct way to phrase that, but Third of all - I am smiling today because of iMessage and the group chat I currently have with my family. We are a close fam and are spread across the country pretty good ATM, I'm in St. John's, Mom is in GFW, Kurt in NB and Dad in Alberta. But every day we all get to talk to each other and stay in the loop with each other. Technology is a wonderful thing.

 (typical daily convo's)

#4 - This one might loop back to October, but a long weekend this weekend! So excited to head home for a couple days and have someone else cook for me - here's looking at u Goggy and Laura- see my dog, and sleep in my own bed for a couple days! When you leave home you think you're ready to be on your own but there is nothing like getting to head back there. 

Five - A good song. Right now I am loving the Nashville music, straight from the show. Getting to plug into it while doing a reading for class or typing up some notes is a definite high point of my days lately (you know you're spending too much time working when... hahaha). Such good country music, and as I am watching the shows more and more and seeing the story behind each song makes them so much better. So maybe number 5 is just the show Nashville. Three seasons are on Netflix and 10/10 would recommend. S/O to Cat for getting me into it! 

Okay guys, I better finish up my paper so I can enjoy this weekend but first two side notes.
1) My friend Karen has started her own blog about having and beating cancer at 22 and she is so inspiring and has such a good story to tell - so i would love for you guys to check it out here .
2) HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of my bestest of friends, Meg! She's currently studying abroad in Austrailia so I'm missing her special day but I hope it was every bit as special as you are angel xoxox

So, what makes you smile on your hard days? Let me know :)
xo, Jayne. 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Livin' & Learnin'

Hey everyone!! Sorry I've been so MIA lately and I am sorry this is the second blog in a row I have started with an apology!! I am **finally** into a routine and so hopefully I'll be able to post a couple times a week again!! 
So, lately I have been sorting through a lot of things and learned some things about myself and basically growing up in general and I think thats what I am going to write about tonight. I don't want to go into too much detail because sometimes some things need to be left private, but here goes nothing. 
1.  Finding yourself sometimes results in losing people you never thought you would lose. Within the past year I have lost people I thought would be around forever. People have done things I would never imagine doing to someone I cared about. But people change, and I know I have changed. So sometimes these things happen and you have to move on and make sure you aren't the one intentionally hurting people thats really all you can do. 
2. You also find people who will love you for who you are. I have met and reconnected with people that I would have never thought possible in the past year, and I have never been more thankful for them then lately. I have people that I know I can turn to at any time and they will be a source of comfort and love. 
3. Your parents are smarter than you give them credit for. I say this one with love and warmth, but over the past year my parents have been the most stand up people in my life. I have been able to talk to them when I needed them most and have listened to me without any judgement and only support. 
4. Sometimes, you just need your pets. I'm not even going to explain this any more because if you have a pet its pretty self explanatory. 
(how can this face not make u feel better) 
4. Sometimes, you got to forgive people even when they don't say sorry. I read a quote somewhere that said something along the lines of "holding onto anger is letting the other person live in your head rent free" and I really like it. You can't let people control your thoughts and own your mind.  People will hurt you, you have to move on and better yourself from the experience. 
5. There are not many things a good workout can't fix. I promise if you put on some shoes and sweat it out, your perspective will change and everything will seem clearer once some endorphins have been released. 
6. Ice cream for breakfast will seem like a good idea when you're looking at it, but you will be stomach sick after and it's not worth it. Keep it for dessert, or at least after noon. I promise thats a better plan.
Sorry if this was too deep or too emotional, but I feel better when things are written down, so feel free to comment your thoughts or any lessons you guys think are important!! 

"I'm proud of who I am, because I've fought to become her" 
xo, Jayne 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

catchin' up

Heya, everyone! 
So so so sorry I went on hiatus for a couple days! I have just been so busy getting settled back into St John's and my new apartment and starting school. It's been crazy! In a good way! Hope everyone is settling in as well as I am. It's so good to be back. I am finally starting to get back into a gym and eating routine which is nice. 
Okay! Let's recap since we last were together shall we? :) So, last weekend was basically spent packing. Running around and getting last minute things ready to go. Friday, Kurt left for his first year and UNB. It's going to be hard not seeing him on a regular basis. Even when he worked off shore we managed to see Kurt at least every second month. Im excited for him to start his new adventure though :) I know he's going to be great. 
Saturday, Mom cooked brunch for Alyson and our friend Celena which was aweeesome. Bacon, pancakes and mimosa's are the way to my heart. I think Mom knew Alyson and I needed one last time together before we went our separate ways for the first time. 
Sunday was probably the longest day of my life, second only to Monday. Sunday, Mom and I got up at 5 A.M to drive into town to do some last minute shopping!  We picked up moms friend Kit around 7 and hit the road! We took turns driving and during my turn we passed a transport truck on fire. That was cool. And not stressful at all. We shopped all day and then ate supper at Milestone's with Michael and his momma. It was really good! One of my favorite things about St. John's is all the different places you can eat! I have a huge list of places to try, and I am glad that I got to cross this one off! 
Monday was move in day! We got up early again, so I could go to Cora's (my ultimate fave breakfast). Then moved into my room! I'm lucky enough to live with one of my best friends and a couple of other really nice girls. So I think we're shaping up for a real good year! Okay. I think I've rambled enough for you guys today. I promise I will try to post more regularly! Let me know what you have all been up too!! 
xo,
Jayne 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September ABC's

Happy September! I've been super busy the past few days and will be for the next couple until I get moved back back to St. John's. I wanted to make sure I got a post or two in, and I saw this on a couple blogs and it seemed fun - here goes nothing! 

A – Age: 20

B – Birthday: July second

C - Color: light blue

D – Drink: lemon water and coffee

E – Eyes: blue eyes

F – Flashback: a nice pic my parents took circa 1995-96 idk what I'm doing but it usually makes me laugh so

G – Google: I normally google puppy pictures, song lyrics and random things about Taylor Swift 

H – Hobby: blogging (I can say that now!!), binge watching TV, and trying new ways to exercise 

I – Indulgence: Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Tyga's new album,  Reese peanut butter spread and sour gummy worms
(luv u Kim)

J – Job: hopefully, a journalist, eventually. 

K – Kids: I say none now, but I'd love to have a little boy and girl like my family had growing up!

L – Loves: My puppy, Shondaland, new running trails and laughing 

M – Music: almost anything! especially country though

N – Nickname: none!

O – One Wish: that people would be honest and straight forward about their feelings/thoughts! everything would be much easier!

P – Pets: Cuba! had him for 12 years this summer, he is my heart and soul
(sweetest face)

Q – Quote : "your destiny isn't tied to anyone that would leave you"

R – Residence: St. John's !!

S – Siblings: brother! Kurt, six years older than me. 
(he doesn't picture well)

T – Temperature: 20+ plz and tysm

U – University: Memorial University of Newfoundland 

 V – Vehicle: used to be a Hyundai Accent (imysm accy) now a white Mazda CX5 when I'm home 

W – Worst Habit: twirling my hair and biting my nails  

X – X-Rays: none I don't think, besides dentist ones. 

Y – Yuck: onions 

Z – Zoo animal: The big cats! Lions, Tigers, Cougars and Panthers. Luv them



Sunday, August 30, 2015

weekend recap + moving

Happy Sunday! Hope everyone's weekend was full of friends and relaxation!
This weekend was my last one in GFW for a while so I spent it catching up with people I might not see for a little while!
Friday was my last day of work for the summer, I had a student job with Child, Youth and Family services. I met some really nice people and had my own office! Packing it up was so sad! It looked so empty and lonely when all of my things were taken out..
After I said goodbye to my office, Alyson and I went to supper to start our last girls night for a while. With all the selection in GFW, we decided on Wingin' It.
(Wingin' It sangria!) 

Alyson and I both had the taco's except she went with shrimp and I went with chicken, the little adventurer that I am, but were they ever good! Normally, I get nachos or the wings (ya know, Wingin' It - gotta have the wings sometimes) but they were well worth the diversion from the regular!

 (tacos)
After dinner Alyson and I went to Botwood and basically talked about how lucky we are to have found each other. It's tough to find a friend like I have in that girl, and even though we haven't known each other for all that long I know she is someone that will be around for the long haul. #blessed. 
(christmas 2014)

(19th birthday)

(salmon fest) 
Saturday, Alyson and I got up and made a phenomenal breakfast that we ate on her back deck and then I came home and hung out with mom, Kurt and nan in the back yard; trying to get some colour before summer is over! Then it was time to get ready for a night with the ball hockey girls! It was a fun night with a lovely bunch of ladies that I am very thankful I met! We had a fun night of food, chatting, beer pong, flip cup and just dance! (not my forte)

( team young guns; #firsttimeeverytime)

(Emalee and I) 

(Jess, Emalee and I)

Today was spent packing! Mom and I tried to go for a walk and the rain poured on us, so that didn't last long. 
I am mostly packed for heading back to St. John's! I'm excited to get back into a routine and back into the city with my friends! This summer was very relaxing, but also very lonely with only a couple friends left in my hometown. I can't wait to start this next chapter and see what happens! 
What about you guys?? What did you do this weekend?? Leave me some comments :) 
xo, 
Jayne 


Thursday, August 27, 2015

silver and peaches.

TGIT!
Grey's and Scandal hasn't even started for the fall, but I still think that acronym is appropriate for today, maybe thats just me and my love of acronyms.
  So, today I did something I've been debating for months and was hesitant to do due to other people's opinions. I started the process of dying my hair silver!!
 The sun brings out the blonde a little more than it should but considering what it used to be I am so excited!
 Dying my hair this colour is a big step for me. We all have our character flaws and mine is that I hate doing something if I know I don't have approval from every single person. I am a people pleaser to a fault. When I mentioned wanting to do this most people said "ew, why" "no don't" "why would you do that" and "omg please no". So I didn't. Instead I pinterest searched this colour and just wished for it to grow without me having to make a decision.
Although a hair colour isn't that big of a deal it is just an example of how I was a couple months ago, living my life to make the people closest to me happy and avoid anything that wasn't exactly what they wanted.
Living your life for other people is an easy way to live a half life. A couple things have changed since then and I am working hard to find myself outside of other people's expectations of me. Change is hard. Losing yourself in order to be what someone else needs is hard. But I promise, finding yourself is worth it.
(grey hair, don't care??)
You could be the juiciest, ripest peach in the world, but there's still going to be someone who doesn't like peaches. 
xo,
Jayne

Sunday, August 23, 2015

First post/ EBHD '15

hey y'all!
 feeling a little country after my weekend in Avondale so i figured i'd go with it. this is my first post of the blog world (hey everyone). I decided to give this a try because i like writing and i want to have someplace to look back on everything so here we are!
 this weekend was the eastbound hoedown in avondale. i'm a huge country music fan so this weekend was pretty much a spiritual experience for me. ask alyson how i was during david nail, it was amazing. before the whole thing even started i was basically like a kid on christmas morning.
 (alyson, kate, laura, suze and me) 

 we are all ready at 8 am! that's earlier than i get up for work and there were no complaints! also, huge shoutout to laura, alyson's mom, for carting us around all weekend and their cousin andrea for letting us crash there all weekend! 

friday's concert started with rex goudie!! the 11 year old in me fan girled so hard. i even broke out the white hat from his canadian idol days! 
(rex singing his little heart out) 

After rex jess moskaluke came on! she hasn't been around long and when people sang along to cheap wine and cigarettes she looked so happy! i have it on video and its so nice to see singers appreciate their audience so much! and when dallas smith came backstage she got so excited! its still so new to her, it was super exciting for her and us. as far as im concerned dallas smith stole fridays show! we managed to stay upfront for him and he was so interactive! people kept throwing their phones on stage and he'd take selfies! of course the one im in im videotaping him singing... theres already been people calling me out on facebook! 
(dallas smith, the crowd and me videotaping the
whole thing) 

(dallas smith)

 i forgot dallas smith sang somebody, somewhere. when he broke that one out i almost cried! so good. friday night closed with lynryd skynyrd! my phone died before they came on but did the crowd ever sing along to sweet home alabama and free bird! 

 i want to say saturday was better, but friday was hard to beat. sundy best came on and we missed most of them from hanging at the car and trying to avoid buying 3/20 beer (redic!!!!!). 
(avoiding the 3/20)

we made sure to be there for lonestar though! again, the jr. high girl in me freaked out when they sang amazed. and mr. mom. and my front porch lookin in. AND IM ALREADY THERE. so many feelings. 
 rodney atkins was next. how many times can can i say that this weekend was amazing ?? rodney atkins. he was a super star. these are my people is every small towns anthem and he knew it! did he ever rock out. did we ever rock out! 
(rodney atkins)

i thought he'd be a tough act to follow but if anyone could, blackjack billy did. they did so many mashups and mixed their songs with ones from other genres (booze cruise and shots???). we were right up by the fence for them as well and everyone was so amped up! 
(next to the fence with al, loving life)

(blackjack billy)

 the night ended with david nail (like i said, almost spiritual) followed by little big town!! crazyyy. i seriously thought after every act it couldn't get better and every act it did. we only stayed up front for a little bit of lbt because the crowd was crazy! you couldnt stand up without getting pushed around and no personal space! i know its a concert but seriously, the crowd was insane! 
(lbt) 

they finished on a high note! they sang all their big hits and the crowd loved it! all in all this weekend was definitely one for the books! sorry my first post was probably the longest ever, but it was a big weekend! 

xo, 
jayne