4:56 | December 27, 2017

SANTA MONICA VLOG

Lifestyle

New vlog on Skinny Belle Youtube! 💞

Bonjour!

Currently still in Chicago, but I filmed this Santa Monica vlog the day before my flight so figured miiiiiight as well share this meow. 😸

Anywho, the point of this vlog was to show you a bit more about what my life is like at home in Santa Monica. Given this is just a small snippet of my day, but it was part of my day nonetheless. 😄

Soooooo with that being said, if you want to hang out with me at home and see what some of my days are like, check out this vid! 🎥

If you are not already subscribed to Skinny Belle Youtube, make sure you SUBSCRIBE NOW!

Also if you are still in the festive mood, you should listen to the Holiday Special on Skinny Belle – The Podcast!

In my Holiday Special podast we talk about:

– WTF are you supposed to get your boyfriend who you’ve been only dating a few months?
– How to avoid gaining weight unnecessarily during the holidays
– Work party best practices

Hope everyone is enjoying their Christmas hangover! My body is about 40% cookie, 40% cheese, and 20% wine at this point. Not even mad. 😂 JK I actually wasn’t even that bad this year. Listen to the podcast and I explain how to not go overboard during the holidays. ❤️

xoxoxo,

 

 

10:58 | December 25, 2017

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Jeans: Parker Smith // Shoes: Michael Kors

Merry Christmas from snowy Chicago!!

I’m here visiting my boyfriend’s family for the holidays this year. Love coming to Chicago.  So nice to hang out in the snow. Thoroughly enjoying this white Christmas. My little Canadian self is thrilled. 😄❄️

The temperature?

 

😂😂😂

Anyways, hope you are spending today with family and/or friends 😊. To me, Christmas is a commercial holiday that is a great excuse to hang out with the famjam.

Anyways, off to drink some eggnog. ✨ If you want to come along for more of my holidays make sure you are following me on instagram. It goes down in the DM people.

Happy holidays! 🎅🏻

 

xoxoxo,

 

3:01 | December 24, 2017

CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY

Lifestyle

Can you spot the drone?

Whatsup friends!

I really hope I didn’t overly alarm any of you with yesterday’s post. 😅 I just want to keep it real here and I know that birth control and depression are a major issue that so many women go through and nobody talks about it. I mean, if we are ALL experiencing the same thing, why the f is nobody talking about it?! So crazy. Anyways, that is why I am here. 💞

In other news, Christmas came early!!! 🎄

Today my boyfriend and I did our Christmas gift exchange and spent the day together enjoying our gifts. Troy got me a drone (!!!!!!) and I got him the NES Classic Edition & some Trump toilet paper. So he could LITERALLY shit on Trump. 😂😂😂 It is legit toilet paper with Trump’s face on it. I honestly think it’s a better gift than the nintendo gaming unit that I got into a savage bidding war on ebay for. The NES Classic Edition is MAJORLY sold out everywhere (duh) and I had to go to secondary markets to get it. I am pretty sure I was in a bidding war with 12 year olds, but you know how it is with Nintendo. Gotta do what you gotta do.

K so back to my drone. I am BEYOND EXCITED to be the new owner of a drone. When the robots take over, I will obviously be first in line because I have been working with mini-robos (like drones) for ages. So the photo above is me test flying my drone. This was after I crashed it into the bushes, and sent Troy into the wilderness to find it. Of course.

I am currently in the midst of editing a ganggggster vlog🎥 from the other day at home. Still learning how to actually edit videos, so it takes me longer than I would like to publish vlogs but I am getting quicker!!!  🙂 Slowly but surely. 😜

Point being, I am going to integrate some drone footage into my upcoming vlogs as well. Super excited. It will be great.

Anyways, Uber Eats has arrived with the obscene amount of food we ordered (ramen + about 10 side dishes we defs didn’t need to order), so Ima go eat that and then continue to play with my new drone and fight over the Nintendo with Troy.

#Adulting.

Love you guys. Thanks for accepting me for who I am. I know there’s a lot of facets to me, but, that’s just me being me.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Happy-almost-end-of-2017. This year has been a shit show, and I have SO MUCH to say about it. But that’s coming soon in a podcast. For now, ta-ta! 😘

 

xoxoxo,

 

3:05 | December 22, 2017

REAL TALK

Lifestyle

Well, things got realllllly real on Skinny Belle – The Podcast today 😐

Alright guys, I went there. I talked about the thing you are not supposed to talk about.

Today I recorded a podcast where I share my recent struggles with some seriously negative side effects of birth control, namely: depression and severe emotional volatility.

 

 

If you are a woman and you take birth control, chances are you have also experienced some negative side effects as well. Which is exactly why I wanted to share what I have been going through lately with a new birth control I’m taking. My hopes are that anyone reading this or listening to Skinny Belle – The Podcast can feel less alone, because feeling depressed can be an isolating experience. No matter what the cause.

I really got into it in this episode. I also accidentally cried. 😅 Definitely did not plan on doing that, but it’s kind of where I’m at right now with all this hormonal madness going on in my body.

FUN TIMES, AMIRITE? 😩

There is really no advice in this podcast, it’s more just letting you guys know where I’m at. I haven’t solved the hormonal issue yet, but I am soon going home where I will see my family doctor and do just that.

For now…. 😬😬😬🔥😩 😤 😡

Hahahaha. Haha. Hahahahha. I’m insane. Really. Birth control is the worst. You know how it is. Listen to the podcast and you will get the gist of my situation.

Love you guys, and if you have ever experienced something like this (which like 99.999999% of women have) then slide on into my dms and let me know. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be allowed to talk about this, considering the fact that we all go through it. So ridic.

So let’s break the silence! Really really hope this podcast helps at least one person feel like they aren’t alone. That will make crying on the internet worth it. ❤️

Ok off to eat a massive bowl of pasta cuz I luv myself. And it’s the holidays. 🎄

 

xoxoxo,

 

4:13 | December 5, 2017

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

Lifestyle

Taken on my balcony in Santa Monica, this morning 😨

Uhmmmm no wonder I woke up last night thinking “someone is having a campfire!” Holy shizen is it ever smokey!

This is happening about 60 miles away from Downtown LA, and let’s hope that that doesn’t get any closer….

Very scary stuff. Hoping the firefighters get this one under control asap.

Anywho, going to go attempt to workout now… probably not the best idea in the world considering the air quality, but we will see how it goes. Maybe just a walk.

 

xx,

 

 

8:15 | November 17, 2017

WHAT’S IN MY KITCHEN

Food

Me in my natural habitat. The kitchen.

For today’s post, I bring you into my kitchen and share 10 food items that I alwaysss have stocked in my fridge! 🍴

Not only did I let my freak flag fly throughout the entire video 🎏 (there were so many f-bombs I had to stop editing them out because it was too much lol) but I also shared the specific reasons why I love the food items shown so much. 🍉

Food + nutrition have always been a huuuuuuge thing for me. I need to be healthy 80% of the time so the other 20% I can eat nachos + In-N-Out + pizza… etc etc etc. For real though. 🍕 80% of the time my body is a temple and 20% I just straight #YOLO.

Because, life is too short not to eat the burger, fries, milkshake, and cake too. 🍔🍟🍰

#realtalk 😂

If you want to know some of my fave foods to eat in that 80% of the time I am being healthy, check out this vid!

❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜

Here are links to all the food items I mention in the video:

Organic Quinoa

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Nature’s Path Heritage Flakes Cereal

Siggi’s Icelandic Yogurt

La Croix Water

Mary’s Crackers

Challenge Butter

Adams Peanut Butter

Barista Blend Almond Milk

 

 

xoxoxoxoooooo,

 

12:16 | November 16, 2017

PODCAST: HOW TO STAY FIT

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Jeans: Parker Smith // Jacket: Bernardo

What a weeeeeek.

Wait, it’s only Wednesday. 😂 Hahah omg.

It was a battle and a half getting this podcast recorded. My friggin recording thingy (that’s the technical term) broke halfway through the episode and it took foreverrrrrrr to fix. By that I mean it took a day. But I am impatient so in my brain that is foreverrrrr. 😉 A bit of a rage-enducing delay on my end… but all is well as the show has FINALLY aired! 🎉

This is the first ever Skinny Belle – The Podcast episode all about fitness. And how to keep that bod rockin’.

V important.

 

Using an iPhone?

💪🏻 CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO ‘HOW TO STAY FIT – 4 SIMPLE TIPS!!’ 💪🏻

 

Using an Android?

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What’s in this episode?

First, I share all the details of my lifelong fitness journey. And when I say ‘share’, perhaps I mean ‘over-share’. hahaha. #truestory. Really didn’t leave any detail out when it comes to highs and lows of my personal fitness.

Yes, we got into the fat college years. The shame. 😂

Point being, I go over all my learning experiences from this fitness journey and oh-so-smoothly transition into talking about my top tips to stay fit that I employ in my day-to-day life. 💪🏻

One topic discussed is how accomplishment fuels accomlishment. This is a big one for me, and I mentioned a book that really helped me called “The Power of Habit” which is a great book on why we do what we do. The author goes into why we build habits, and how we can change them to be more productive habits. A fabbity fab read for me, so check it out if you’re into that.

In my “How to Stay Fit – 4 Simple Tips!” podcast episode, I shared strategies to stay motivated in your fitness that are super practical and easy to use every day! 💯

Check out the episode, either on iTunes or Soundcloud, and let me know what you think! 💞

 

xoxoxo,

 

2:56 | November 10, 2017

PODCAST: ADULTING IS HARD – A MILLENNIAL’S PERSPECTIVE

Lifestyle

Jeans: Parker Smith (made locally in LA, I am OBSESSED!💞)

Woop woop! Another Skinny Belle – The Podcast episode is now live!

This one is all about Adulting. The struggles of being a less adulty adult, in the big bad world out there. I think a lot of you will relate to some of the things I talk about in this episode, namely: how the f do you do your taxes, going to the lady-doctor, pervy random dudes, car insurance issues, and so much more ridiculousness.

 

⭐️CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “ADULTING IS HARD – A MILLENNIAL’S PERSPECTIVE⭐️

 

Basically I talk for 25 minutes about all the struggles I’ve had with adulting. From one hilarious story to the next, this is a very “millennial” post. 😂

Check it out, and if you like the show, please subscribe and rate Skinny Belle – The Podcast ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ on iTunes! 🙏🏻

**Android friends, here is the link for Soundcloud.

 

xoxox,

 

 

10:17 | November 4, 2017

IT’S 2 AM AND I CAN’T SLEEP

Lifestyle

Tea time, pumpkin spice to be specific.

Hi world. 👋🏻

Here we are. 2 am, and I am wide awake. 😒

Thought I would take to my internet diary (aka Skinny Belle) and do a little journaling since I am clearly not falling back asleep anytime soon.

Uhg.

Usually I am a good sleeper, but tonight I guess not lol!

2 am is a funny time. You will wake up feeling a certain way and thinking certain things that you can’t really control. At least, I feel like I can’t. 😜

How am I feeling?

My hips friggin hurt, and I am slightly hungover. Just slightly. LOL.😉 It is Friday, after all. 🍸

But for real, my hip pain, is probably the most annoying thing in the entire world. THE ENTIRE WORLD. It’s this deep aching which feels like it’s in my bones, but is totally just my muscles being all tight and messed up. 😣 I am obsessed with staying healthy and forever young, and really dislike waking up with my body aching in the middle of the night. Probably need to go back to my physio again at some point. Anywho, if you see me rolling my hips on instagram, which I occasionally share on my stories like the instagram whore I am, that is why. 👵🏻 #SeniorMoments

I legit cannot wait until I can be a full on cyborg. I’m talking being part robot. Genuinely, I think that would be absolutely amazing. THINK ABOUT IT. Just replace them hips with mechanical ones! Would be so awesome. And I basically would be Superwoman. That’s pretty cool too.

Anyone watch Archer? Just like Barry in Archer except not evil. LOL. **If you’re not watching Archer, you NEED TO. I crushed through all 7 seasons or whatever in a sickly short period of time. NO REGRETS. 🙅🏼

The computers will probably take over one day, soooo I’d like to be on the record that I am pro robot/cyborg… in case any of the futuristic robos are reading this now.

Just sayin’.

Moving right along…

What did I wake up thinking about tonight?

This is going to sound completely ridiculous… but skiing.🎿 I am getting major FOMO that all my friends in Vancouver will be heading up to Whistler soon for the first snowfall. It is actually making me kind of homesick, as lame as that is to admit. Literally, feel like a toddler even saying those words. 😂

I guess that’s what happens at 2 am lol. The deep shit comes out.

Anyways I should probably get back to bed meow. Have a big weekend ahead.

Tomorrow I organized a brunch with some of my Alpha Delta Pi sisters living in the area. Was so cool, I joined the Facebook group for ADPi Alumni in LA and posted basically saying… “heyyyyy so I’m new here and have no friends, who wants to be friends?” and a bunch of super cute girls replied, and I am SO EXCITED to meet everyone at brunch tomorrow! 🍳 Sororities are the freakin’ best. I have an entire post planned on this but ima save it so it’s a bit more timely, like around the time girls are going to college. Not in the middle of the semester lol.

Also this weekend my boyfriend and I are going to do something super touristy together. We decided we wanted to go see all the big “sights” in Los Angeles because neither of us have seen most of them. LOL. Go figure. So the touristing shall begin. He had a great suggestion as to what we should see earlier today… but I honestly cannot remember. hahahha.😂 My bad. 😉 Guess I shall find out tomorrow.

Final note before I am back to bed and the weekend kicks off tomorrow: if you are reading this, I love and appreciate you. I feel like the people who read Skinny Belle, just get me. In a weird but awesome way. ❤️

That’s it for tonight’s late-night diary entry. Before I get super weird on you (it is basically guaranteed to happen) I am going to sign off.

Pce n’ blessings, and in the words of Ellen Degeneres, be kind to one another.

 

xoxoxo,

 

6:18 | November 3, 2017

PODCAST: HOW TO GET YO-SELF A MAN

Lifestyle

Episode 3 of Skinny Belle – The Podcast is LIVE!

Yessss!!! I loveeee talking about relationships. It is so much FUN.

If you are looking for💋🌹❤️L-O-V-E❤️🌹💋, this podcast is the one for you.

I talk how to get that very first date, and what to do once you actually get it! 😅 There are some hard truths in this episode, and, some seriously fire tips for those of you getting into the dating scene.

Also, I tell the story of how I met my boyfriend, and what we did on our first date (it was 3 days long, and ohhhh so magical!) ✨

 

💋🌹❤️CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO MY LATEST PODCAST!❤️🌹💋

 

What else is covered on this episode of Skinny Belle – The Podcast?

  1. What a terrible “ghoster” I am… (it’s the worst😒)
  2. How to WIN TINDER, in detail 😉
  3. How to decide what’s important to you in a potential partner 💕
  4. Dos-and-donts of a first date (hint… probably don’t share your deepest darkest secret 😂)
  5. What to do if someone is totally giving you the creeps on a dating app 🙅🏼

This episode is 🔥🔥🔥, if I do say so myself. 😉

I divulge all my wisdom on the early stages of dating. Including, how you can navigate this crazy a$$ digital dating world and hopefully in the process find someone great to share your life with!

*Aweeeee, how mushy. 😷 Hahah, but for real.

Plus, our world is in serious need of more good old-fashioned sweet-lovin’ right now. They way things are going, we all need to be a bit more lovey dovey. Honestly believe that might help ignite a cleanup to the big mess we’ve made.

ANYWAYS, figured this podcast was quite timely.

Sooooo without further adieu, clickey clickey here to listen to “How to Get Yo-Self a Man!

If you like this podcast, pretty please with cherries on top subscribe, and rate it 5 stars! I’m very new to the podcast world, so your ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ is greatly appreciated! 🙏🏻

 

xoxoxo,