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Birthday love.

I really felt the birthday love from friends near and far this year. For whatever reason, 27 was tough, but 28 didn't seem to have the same effect. I'm just so happy/luck/amazed to have my dream job, live in an amazing home and neighbourhood, live with my best friend and partner in crime and have the best friends a girl could ask for. I can't wait to see what the future holds! [caption id="attachment_284" align="aligncenter" width="388"]my loves my loves[/caption]

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Pompoms!

Making pompoms was a Pinterest DIY I've wanted to try for a while. Luckily my friend (Jeanette) had the same idea and got the supplies! 20121231-002356.jpg It was quite daunting at first but once we got started it got easier. We used dollar store tissues paper, it rips, just go with it. I'm sure the expensive stuff rips too! Be gentle and it will work out. 20130118-134058.jpg We used 5 to 12 sheets together and folded them into an (unmeasured) inch. Once it's all folded, wrap some craft wire (about 18 inches long) around the middle of it to hold the accordion together. Don't wrap it to tight, but enough to hold it together. You can tie the ends of the wire together to make a loop, to make it easier to attach string or ribbon to attach it to the ceiling. Cut the ends to be round or pointed, we chose pointed. You'll then flatten the accordion and spread out the folds, so that you have a flower/star looking shape. 20130119-102719.jpg You'll then begin to gently pull apart the layers of tissue paper one by one from the centre. If you're using dollar store tissue paper, like we did, just be prepared for the paper to rip. Start on one side of the craft wire, and go from both ends of the tissue paper, to make it easier. Once you have a pompom finished, hold by the center and shake lightly to fluff out the pompom. Finished! Tie some ribbon around the center loop and hang from the ceiling. You can also scale down the tissue paper and make different sizes. 20130119-102730.jpg

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December 31, 2012 4 tags (show)

Miss Roberge's bachelorette weekend!

One hell of a weekend! It was exactly what you'd expect from a bachelorette, drunk ladies running a muck in Montreal. Dinner, drinks, snacks, shots and dancing. Wild would be an understatement. Not going to bed until 730am was probably a terrible idea, but it was a blast!
July 21st 2012


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July 22, 2012 2 tags (show)

AllStar Weekend

January 27-29, Ottawa was filled with excitement and some of the NHLs finest! The buzz around town was hockey hockey hockey and we couldn't get enough. My brother (Phil) and I were invited to the Governor General's residence for the launch of the HEROS program which is coming to Ottawa this year. The Hockey Education Reaching Out Society is a registered Canadian charitable organization committed to empowering children through ice hockey. The premise of H.E.R.O.S. is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education self-esteem building and life skills training. The program focuses on boys and girls of diverse ethnicity from economically challenged neighborhoods. The program will be conducted in an environment of fun and safety where each child is considered to be a HERO. For more information checkout www.heroshockey.com The event was very special with speeches from the Right Honorable David Johnston, Eugene Melnyk and Gary Bettman. It was hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos, and he did an amazing job! All in all, it was a great day filled with some great inspiration! If you'd like to know more about the HEROS program, get in touch with me!

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Wine & Food

This weekend in Ottawa was the Annual Wine & Food Show at the Ottawa Convention Centre. I had the pleasure of attending on the Saturday which proved to be busy as the rumors said! Got there early on Saturday, it was around 2pm and the line was already starting to form. It didn't take long to get in, which was great! The smell of food drew us into the main room and it only took a few minutes to get our first few drinks! It didn't take long after that to get some food and I think my favorite was Petit Bill's slider! It was just excellent, the best part was the gorgonzola cheese. The Clocktower had some great sweet potato fries as well, but let's get to the drinks! My first was a Yellow Tail sparkling wine. Following that I sampled a number of different beers, white wines, whiskey, rum, sangria, tequilla, prosecco, and repeat! It was never ending! Here are my do's and don'ts: Do: - get there early - get two sheets of sampling tickets right away - wear flats - I was very thankful for that advice, but of you're only going to be there for a few hours, you'll be fine - pace yourself - there's lots to see and try - have fun Don't: - be the person escorted out by the police - goes along with the pace yourself - get separated - it happens but it's a pain to find each other. My cell reception was spotty but I always ended up finding my groups

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Some of the lovely ladies I had the pleasure of sampling with
If you have any tips, suggestions or stories, add them to the comments. Happy wining and dining!

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