Can you believe it? The first week of 2014 has come and gone! Just like that! *snap*

(I know, you’re thinkin… why did she put up a photo of a beach when it’s -41 in Toronto?! Well this is how I feel! Yes, it’s cold outside, but I am feeling really motivated, joyful and just ready to have fun (kind of like how I feel at the beach). Oh, how I was I was there right now!)

Anyway, aside from the frigid weather in Canada right now, I hope your first week has been fantastic! I am finally getting better, after being ridiculously sick over the last couple of weeks. (No, seriously. I haven’t been this sick since I was a little child in the Philippines. I was crying in bed, covered in my duvet, sweating off a high fever and all I wanted was my mommy.) I am still getting over it, but at least no more fever and body aches. And if you see me, don’t touch me! I would not want to pass this on to my worst enemy. [/alittlebitdramatic, i know]

On to lighter news… B=AB turns ONE today!! I can’t believe it’s only been one year since BEAUTYANDABITE.COM launched. So many amazing things have happened in my life because of this blog and the people I’ve met through it.

Anyway, so what have I been up to?

It’s been super quiet here on the blog and truthfully… I needed a digital detox. I spent the Holidays with my family (yes, we all got sick together, actually) and lots of food! My two favourite things :) I still had to use the Web for work, but it felt damn good not to use it for myself. If you don’t already do this regularly, I highly recommend it! I bet ya didn’t even notice I was gone :)


I did really enjoy the ice storm we had earlier this holiday, though! Sure, it was a pain in the ass, but it was also so beautiful. A real-life winter wonderland!


GMC Canada lent us the Terrain during the holidays and it was perfect timing! (Hello all wheel drive!) Driving around in ice-covered suburbia was made just a little bit enjoyable, actually! We returned the car and I have been totally missing it, especially because it just keeps on snowing around here.


I have also been marathoning Suits whilst being sick and I’m hooked! I always see them filming around town and the cast is ridiculously good (looking), so I figured I’d join in the fun. Great show.


Hangin’ out with my pup as much as I can! He’s the cutest!!!


And oh, did I mention the wicked Christmas present we got?! Thanks Mommy! #sheknows


This post isn’t so much a “Look Back at 2013” thing (because, let’s face it, 2013 was kind of a disappointment) but instead I am welcoming 2014 with open arms. A few years ago, we dubbed 2010 as “The Year of Awesome” (and indeed it was) … well we are officially calling 2014 as “The Year Of Awesome-er!” Big things happening this year and I am so excited! Yay life! (Yes, I really say this in real life.)

And as for resolutions or goals? I’ve decided to keep it simple this year:


I love the natural high that comes with the new year. Everyone’s spirits are lifted, status updates are ridiculously positive and everyone is just ready to tackle it all, with smiles on their faces. This is my favourite time of the year!

Tell me about your 2014 goals or link me to your blog post. I’d love to read ’em! :) Also, let me know how your 2014 has been going so far – is it as you expected? Hope you’re still eating clean ;)

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  • Lynda Noack- Cook

    Happy One year!!!! Congrats!! and I enjoy your blog very much!!

  • preencess

    Oh no, you got sick during the holidays too?! Seems like almost everyone got hit by the bug. Glad to hear you’re feeling better :)

    Happy one year to B+AB! That pink lipstick looks fab on you, by the way ;)