Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Earrings!

Daily Outfit # 6

Music Therapy-Black Liner Run by She Wants Revenge

Fill in the Blanks Friday- I know... it's Saturday....

What a gorgeous wedding dress!

1.   I am looking forward to      My wedding!! It's September 10th so not too long now. I keep day dreaming about it   .

2.  Something kind of embarrassing that I still love anyway is    Teen dramas- books, tv shows, and movies .

3.  My favorite car is     I don't drive or have any interest in cars, but I do like convertibles, and vintage cars .

4.  If I could pick one type of weather to live with for the rest of my life it would be   Hawaii weather. It's warm, but never too hot unless you're sitting in direct sunlight all day. Perpetual summer please  .

5.  My favorite thing to do after a bad/stressful day is     Listen to music. Music has always played a huge part in my life, growing up as a dancer, and now as a DJ. Music is my security blanket  .

6.  This weekend       I am going shopping, going to Amanda's bday, babysitting an eight month old baby, DJing for the Tiesto After party and on Monday (which I have off) VOTING!    .

7.  If I were a color, I'd be       Turquoise     because,      I am a mermaid 

This weeks' Favourite Looks from

Saturday Inspirations

Easily excitable.
Hope you're all having lovely mornings! I'm up early since I went to bed at 10pm last night due to sheer exhaustion...... which now that I think about it, is quite a strange expression...  how can exhaustion be sheer?? Just had a good talk about it with Josh lol.... moving on...

I simply adore weekends. I know everyone does but I have been having the best weekends this year, even though I'm working through most of them. It helps that I love my job because I get to take the kidlets on adventures in the sun. I could even say that working with children on the weekends is what has been so magical. I love the enthusiasm of kids, everything we do is AWESOME! and FUN! Which is generally how I see life.  Plus I get to do all the things kids get to do, like petting zoos, playing on playgrounds ect... Good Stuff.

Today I am taking my little sister Madilynne (from Big Brothers Big Sisters) shopping. She got has a large sum burning a hole in her pocket, and I am always down for shopping, especially in downtown Victoria. We have such a beautiful city and harbour... sigh. :) I love where I live SO much!

Then tonight is my friend Amanda's bday! You may recognize her from many pictures on this blog :) We're going to dinner at The Office, followed by a night of dancing at Hush Nightclub, a place I DJ at often. I love being a dolled up creature of the neon night! Can't wait :D

I'm also DJing tomorrow night at a Post Tiesto Show Party at Sopranos with Josh. Pictures to come!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!!

<3 Happy Ness

That's Audrey Hepburn!

I love everything in this picture.

Music Therapy- PORTISHEAD - Strangers

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Me at my favourite sun bathing spot in Victoria- Ogden Point.

When was the last time you wanted to punch someone in their face?
  Last week...  lol

Who did you hangout with last night? My three fat kitty men. I spent the night watching Skins and drinking wine while Josh was hanging out with his friends. It was glorious.

How many hours did you sleep last night?

Do you miss your past?
 I like to reminisce, but have so much fun on a day to day basis, I can't help but look forward excitedly rather than wallow in the past.

What are you doing tonight?
 Snuggling my fiance and getting some sleep before my early start tomorrow.

Do you think your ex still likes you? I'm on amicable terms with most of them, but I've been with Josh for 4 years. I doubt there are any feeling  still lingering from any of them after all this time.

What's the last thing you put in your mouth?

Do you believe ex's can be friends?
 Sure, but sometimes it's just best to go your seperate ways. That "not dating but still close" relationship could end up effecting your next one.

Did you ever lose a best friend?
When I was 13 my very close cousin Whitney passed away from cancer at the age of 12.  I still tear up when I hear the song she requested
 for her own funeral; What A Wonderful World...

What is wrong with you right now?
 Slightly drained of life force from all the exercise from yesterday.

What are you listening to?
Bedouin Soundclash.... spell check's worst nightmare

Who was last to cook for you?
 Josh.; he always does. He is a far better cook than I.

What is your current mood? Fatigued yet Jovial

Something you do a lot?
 Hang out with kids. I'm a baby whisperer....

Do you want to see somebody right now?
 No, I'm good right now. I enjoy my independence and solitude when possible.

Who is the last person that made you smile?
 Melissa Smith. My maid of Honour and bff/wife. I was thinking of when we sang Can You Feel the Love Tonight last weekend.

How's your day going so far?
 Pretty leisurely. I still have to go to my Big Brothers Big Sister one year check in, since I've been matched with Madilynne for a whole year already!

Do you find it in your heart to forgive?

. I really can not hold a grudge. I just want to be everybody's friend.

Anything you're looking forward to?
 My Stagette! It'll be on a boat and sailor themed! Also for my sister Brittany to come visit at the end of May.

Did you ever waste too much time on a certain boy or girl?
 I don't think any of the time I've spent with my past lovers had been wasted; I enjoyed it.  I definitely wasted too much time getting over it though...

Are you slowly drifting away from someone?
Yes, but people usually tend to drift in and out of life. No biggie.

Are you waiting for something? 

Who has your heart at this moment?
 Joshua Allan Hodson. My fiance <3

Would you kiss an ugly person for $1,000? 
Ugly people need love too!

Who gave you the last high five? 
Mr.Fedwell my kitty

Do you want to grow old with someone or be single?
 I thoroughly enjoyed many years as a single girl, but I have never been more happy than I am now, 4 years in with my best friend and partner for LIFE! I can't imagine being with any one else. He is my home <3

What were you doing in the last 30 minutes? Watching last night's America's Next Top Model and dreaming of going to Morocco.

What was something that happened to you in 1998?
 I turned 13


If you were stranded on an island with the person you hated and without food what would you do? 
Go into survival-Ness mode and make shelter, fire, and find a fresh water and food source. 

When someone catches your eye, do you try to make an eye contact or avoid it?
 I am usually pretty shy and avert my gaze.

What color is your comb?

What was the last thing you bought?
 Coffee, kitty food, milk and birth control.

How do you know when your in love?
 How do you not know? It's pretty obvious.

Have you been to China? Not yet

Where do you keep your money?
 In the bank, my wallet, and in my secret stash.

Do you wish you were back together with any of your exes?
 No thanks.

Do you like peanut butter?
 I really do.

Have you been to the ENGLAND? 
I lived there for 3 years

, and LOVED it! :D

Dream country?
 Canada is pretty much a dream

, but I also LOVE France....le sigh.

The thing you love about relationships?
 What I love about MY relationship is how we have our own, independent lives and complete trust in the other. I've never had that before, and I think that's why nothing ever worked out. I also love the safe feeling of coming home to someone who loves, appreciates and gets me <3  It's the first time I've felt like I've had a real home since I moved out from my parent's house.
I'm a very lucky lady :)

The thing you love about being single?
 I'm glad I won't be single again. Was fun while it lasted. Moving on.

Would you give up a dream for someone you loved?
 No. Fortunately we have the same dreams


Do you wanna cut your hair?
 NO! I'm growing it out until it reached my waist!

Are you over the age of 25? I'm 26! :O

Do you talk a lot?

Favorite ice cream?

Could you date someone who has been only your friend for a long time?
 Every time I tried to date a good friend it turned out to be similar to dating a cousin; awkward.

Are you typically a jealous person?
I've had my moments... but they're becoming fewer and far between. Especially since being engaged. It's pretty much the most committed anyone has ever been to me, so what's the point of being jealous? Josh really doesn't give me any reason to be. :)

Is there such thing as perfect relationship?
 Pretty close, but nothing is effortless

. You both have to be participating in the relationship.

Do you chew on your straws?
 No. I hate having a chewed straw.

Do you have curly hair?
 I have beachy wavy


The kind of person you're first attracted to?
 Tall, dark haired and handsome

. I definitely have a type. All my ex's have a similar look to them.

What is something you say a lot?
 That's what she said, and Glorious.

Do you have to work tomorrow?

 with the twins! It's supposed to be sunny, so I'm taking them for an adventure.

The last person you kissed needs you at 3 am would you go?
 Of course! Josh usually needs me at 3am.. ;)

Who was the last person you said I love you to?
 My kitties. They need to hear it daily or they get self conscious.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Music Therapy- Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton - Reading in Bed

Dear Diary....

Today started off wonderfully with a lazy sleep-in and good morning dreams. I always have the best dreams after I've pressed snooze button and have gone back to bed. :)

I leisurely made coffee and played with my kitties, then had a        l o n g   a  s  s  shower. Sunshine was pouring into my kitchen and life was good. Then right about then the day spiraled out of control. I don't really want to get into it but it involved a lot of family drama, from both sides. There definitely was some hot blood running through me and all 3 of my sisters and my stepmomma today. Taylor girls gone wild.... and not the good kind of wild.

I had to work with Skye, so I biked over around noon, picked him up then walked all the way back to my house as he fell asleep in his stroller. My cell phone needed charging and so did my soul. My kitties and my home are pretty effective at calming me, as well as music. I listened to a little Emily Haines and Counting Crows and wallowed in my emotions for a bit. After about an hour I felt slightly less weepy, and Skye woke up. Seriously, that little guy has the best effect on my mood. He is just so honest and pure, and he makes me take time to enjoy the moment.

We had some eggs and hash browns then picked up Tyra Barks, my downstairs neighbor/friends' dog. We walked Tyra around the beach near my home, and basked in the random sunshine that was supposed to be rain. I really enjoy when weather people are wrong. Especially when it means there WILL be sunshine. HA! Take THAT gloomy, stupid rain! We get a lot of rain here on Vancouver Island... it gets old.

We dropped Tyra off, and then jumped on the bus to the swimming pool (I tried to take him swimming yesterday, but it was closed for Easter). When we got there we were denied due to it not being family swim time. So we hung our heads stomped out in a huff since we both really wanted to go swimming. I picked a tulip out of their garden in protest lol. Tomorrow we're going to attempt a third pool visit....

As my day came to a close, and I rode my bike home as fast as I could go, I began to unwind. I always only ride my bike fast- it's the only speed my legs go btw  ;) . Once home I shed the layers of bike riding attire and surrendered into my fiance's arms and greatlfully accepted the glass of wine he had waiting for me. Now I can finally just let this day go and just BE for the next 3 hours until dream-time. I have to wake up at 6am to ride my bike to Moksha Yoga for my reception shift and then Powerflow (hardcore advanced yoga) class. Even though it' ridiculously early, I CAN NOT WAIT! Yoga is my saving grace. After every single class I feel renewed and full of life, like I can concor the world! I definitely need me some of that right about now. Plus a little endorphines never hurt anybody ;)

Thus concludes my shitty yet enjoyable day.
This is Happy Ness, signing off.

Good night internet land.
Nessa loves you.

Home Videos

This video is of Skye walking Tyra Barks down at the beach 5 minutes from my house.

From the Happy Ness Archive of fun....

I found these pictures in my trash bin on my iMac, so I thought I 'd rresurrect them just for your viewing pleasure!

At Hush Nightclub last summer

Naomi and I- rocking.

Alida and I


In March this year.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Real life Pirate Sighting!

Love Fox Vintage: A Cup of ☞ Pinterest!

I really enjoyed this post on one of my favourite blogs Love FOx Vintage!
Enjoy <3

Love Fox Vintage: A Cup of ☞ Pinterest!: "First off, Happy Egg Hunting Day! Secondly, why is it raining out? This weird weather is driving me nuts! Yesterday I was wearing a red p..."

New Favourites from

My Week in Pictures

Beach 5 minutes from my home.

Andrea got engaged! Now we can be brides and each others' bridesmaids together!


This was a really fun night :)

7am walk to work. Gorgeous sunrise!

I told him to point at the tide pool, so he pointed with two middle fingers lol

Love my job! I get to spend every sunny day outside with amazing children :)

Madilynne- my little sister from Big Brothers and Sisters

My new favourite place in Victoria

I really can't wait until it's really hot outside and I can dive off of here without freezing!

Random Pirate ship sailed by.... video to come!

Found 3 pars of these glasses on the side of the road!

Niall and I. Chillen.

Melissa and I being silly.

While left in the back of the car to their own devices, Amy and Vanessa have a hat party!


Amanda and I


I took this so I could see how long my hair has grown. I used to have a pixie cut so I really can not wait until it's waist long!

Amanda <3

Cake like bag

Midnight dress up and champagne