I Indulge. No Regrets.

This week I thought I would make a list of my top “guilty pleasures”. I’ve made my list, I’ve checked it twice, and if your list matches mine, I think we should become virtual BFFs!

Latte. Baileys. Delicious.

How can I resist this tasty beverage? Look at it and try not to crave one. So what if I have one almost every night (and maybe even one each morning on the weekends). I’m a busy career mommy, so I deserve a little bit of bliss after a busy day. Right?

Shoes. Lots and lots of shoes. Boots, heels, wedges, sandals, I love them all. Sure I have enough to last a life time, but I always “need” more. These sandals are actually pretty cute, I wonder how much they are?

Poutine makes me proud to be a Canadian. Fries, cheese curds and gravy. How can they say it’s unhealthy? It has cheese (dairy), potatoes (veggies), and meat broth (iron, protein).

TV completes me. I confess, although I’m a crazy busy career mommy of two, I somehow manage to find the time to watch my shows. I credit my PVR for keeping me up to speed, and my late late bedtimes for making it possible to watch them fairly close to air dates. Reality TV is my biggest vice on the tube. I can’t stop watching it.
I’m a chick who likes an ice cold beer. There, I said it. On hot sunny days when I’m hovering over a sizzling bbq, I enjoy an icy wobbly pop. So what? That doesn’t make me any less of a lady. I still love shoes.

Good old celebrity gossip. You know you love it, you know you can’t get enough of it, yet for some reason, you won’t admit it to anyone. I’m not ashamed. I know they’re just normal people like us who are trying to make a living. Except, they have gazillions of dollars, they have 99 problems (and a b*tch ain’t one), and at the end of the day, they make me feel better about my low-profile life.

FUggs. Not only do I wear these, I wear the cheapo fake ones. They may be fugly, but they’re damn comfortable, and for a woman who spends her work week in heels, they’re a gift from heaven. I don’t however wear them with daisy dukes or mini dresses. I wear them with tight ankle joggers cause I’m classy like that.

BOEUF, so good I have to say it in French. This right here is the love of my life. Delicious, succulent, medium rare beef tenderloin. Slather some bernaise sauce on that baby and I’m golden. This is why I love to drink a cold beer over the barbie, this is why I could never be a vegetarian, and this is why I consider my love for meat one of my hobbies.
I don’t like to admit this one, but I love teen dramas *cough* Gossip Girl *cough*. I know I’m almost twice the age of the characters on the show, I’ve never even been to New York or Orange County, and I’m pretty sure that if I were ever to meet someone like the people on these shows, I’d have to drop-kick them for their snooty attitudes, yet I can’t seem to get enough.
Mad for social media. Twitter. Facebook. Blogger. LinkedIn. Klout. StumpleUpon. It’s embarrassing, yet I can’t seem to slow it down. If you’re reading this list, then you can’t judge me.


  1. Ha! I’m a beer girl too!! And not ashamed to admit it 🙂
    Great list, although I don’t share your love for meat. That’s ok, we can still be friends, right?

  2. Poutine, Shoes, TV, Beer… I think we’ll get along just fine. And that sounds like a fabulous day out on the town too!

  3. I had a latte in a non-to-go cup the other day at a cafe all by myself (the first time in over six months) and I must say that was the best latte I’ve ever had. And I don’t think I felt guilty about it either 🙂

    I remember enjoying one sip of my dad’s ice cold beer on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn, but that’s all I could manage as after that initial sip I just didn’t/don’t care for it. But give me a glass of red wine and I’m good!!

  4. You might be a couple of years older then the characters but you are younger then the actors! Love the last sentence, and shoes!

  5. I hear my neighbor talk about poutine all the time but I have yet to try it. I would say social media is definitely a guilty pleasure of mine.

  6. Shoes! A girl after my own heart.

  7. Nice! I love shoes and can never have enough. I love TV too but don’t get to watch much of my own shows nowadays. Have never tried Poutine but it sounds like something I could eat everyday of my life.

  8. Great list! I did a guilty pleasures post too, but I couldn’t think of too many things I feel guilty about indulging in. How lame is that?
    I think I need to try some of yours and I’d love to start with the Bailey’s Latte 🙂

  9. We have a lot of the same guilty pleasures.

    One of my biggest guilty pleasures is cheese frys

  10. I agree with so much of your list – I love some teen dramas. And my fake Uggs. And treasure my US Weekly time every week.

  11. gossip…sometimes back in the states I’d “go to the grocery store” but really what I wanted to do is go flip through ALL the magazines (the managers hated me). I’d buy milk or bread but mostly…I’d just catch up on the truly important news, like whether Demi and Ashton are on the rocks or not.

  12. Great list! I too am a beer & red meat gal who wears fuggs while watching too much reality tv while searching People dot come.
    I have yet to succumb to twitter pressure…though I think I might break!

  13. Poutine?! YUUUUUUM. My sister’s college roommate is from Canada and she introduced it to us. Hello heaven.

  14. I love this list! I could’ve written it myself…except I have yet to taste poutine. I’m sure I will at some point with all the Canadian friends I have in my collection. Now, I really want some Bailey’s.

  15. I too love latte (No 1 on my list) , shoes and tv…my DVR is my friend! Enjoyed your post!

  16. Lattes and Baileys? Sounds like a marriage made in heaven to me!!

  17. Substitute wine for the beer, and we’re virtual besties. And now I’m going to have to wipe the drool that has puddled on my keyboard as a result of looking at the shoes and the beef.

  18. I love fries with brown gravy. I love cheese curds. Poutine is definitely something I could get behind!

  19. LOve your freaking list girl! Contact me if you want to know THE BEST poutines in Vancouver. Really. You won’t regret it. They are a little bit expensive, but men, they are worth every penny.

    I’ll go this weekend *mouth drooling*


  20. I love this list because it’s so unabashedly honest. Love it. (-:

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  22. Love, love, love shoes. Contemplating getting some FUGGS just because they are so darn comfortable.

  23. Those sandals are beyond adorable! And I’ve never actually heard someone say they like poutine! That said, I know few Canadians, so most of what I’ve heard has been visitors!

  24. I’ve heard of Poutine but never tried it. Oh and I totally rock the fuggs! 🙂

  25. I think we all have our go to stuff that seems to make it all better. Go ahead indulge! =)

  26. Un-huh. Yup. All of those (except I can’t have poutine anymore).

    P.S. Love the new blog design!

  27. I have a weakness for TV and my teen drama of choice happens to be The Vampire Diaries! Great list!

  28. Your new site design is beautiful. Wish I had some Baileys for my coffee right now!

  29. Lattes and shoes…..SWOON… be still my heart! Fabulous list!

  30. You had me at Boeuf and Bernaise… maybe with some asparagus on the side??? And hubby and I are desperate to try some Poutine. We watch Andrew Zimmern religiously and consider ourselves foodies… we will try anything at least ones.

  31. Too funny! I have a cup of gourmet coffee everyday just to give me the boost to go to work…. So I hear ya! And don’t we all have TV shows we hate admiting we like? *coughs* Phineas and Ferb *coughs* 🙂 I found you on the blog hop, and I’m your newest follower!

  32. oh, i’m all for a steak and a cold beer – possibly while watching gossip girl. i mean, i’m sorry, but nate is hot (even if i could be his really, really, really older sister) (oh, who am i kidding, i could totally be his third grade teacher).

  33. Oh, my goodness, another addict to crappy teen tv—I love Glee, Greek, and now Switched at Birth. I have no idea, but it works! And Bailey’s latte might be the closest thing to heaven in a cup that I can imagine. Great list! Erin

  34. What a great list! I have never tried a latte with Baileys, but will now. I also like crappy TV and poutine. And we don’t need to talk about my Twitter problem. 😉

  35. This list cinches it, we could totally be virtual BFF’s. I just caught up on Gossip Girl and am eagerly awaiting Netflix to offer this season!

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